A Workshop on Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.
The increased marketplace demand for more resilient structures with products produced from sustainable processes has accelerated the need to verify those owner requirements and community goals. To respond to these demands, the marketplace needs a standard method of being able to compare products and production processes. A Product Category Rule (PCR) in combination with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) are rapidly becoming the means to classify individual products as well as serve as a comparison between products. This workshop will focus on giving the basics of these documents and how they relate to individual raw materials as well as ready-mix concrete. ASTM has recently announced that is has become a Program Operator and in the business of verifying EPD's. This will also be explained as well as how PCR's, EPD's fit into the overall strategic picture for ASTM going forward.
A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website approximately October.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes December 4, 2013. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.
Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.
All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at email@example.com, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
ASTM Member Fee
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Reservations may be made by via our online reservation system at Reservation at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-233-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate.) If you need assistance with your reservation call the Passkey customer service department at 1-800-421-1442.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 4, 2013. ASTM rates are $155 single/double plus 14.13% tax. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $80 plus 14.13% tax. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
IMPORTANT! ASTM rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is privided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront provides internet access through the hotel at a cost of $14.95 for 24 hours. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.
The hotel is located approximately 15 miles/15-20 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 904-588-1234 and the general fax number is 904-634-4554. The website for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfont Information.
For information on the city of Jacksonville, visit the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Express Shuttle provides regularly scheduled shuttle service from Jacksonville International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The cost is $20 each way. Taxis cost approximately $40.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $20 for valet and $15 fo4self parking with in and out privileges.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Jacksonville. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 66 degrees to a low of 43 degrees.
Committee C09 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in compliance with ADA standards.