A Workshop on whole Building Air Leakage Testing will be held Sunday, October 21, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Sub-Committees E06.41 on air Leakage and Ventilation Performance and E06.55 on Wall Systems, the workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the October standards development meeting of the committee.
The workshop will include two sessions, each of which will consist of a series of three presentations followed by a panel discussion. The morning session will focus on case studies intended to illustrate the appropriate use and application of test standards governing whole-building air leakage testing and the range of potential consequences associated with the misapplication of those standards and/or misinterpretation of the test results. The afternoon session will build on that discussion by exploring the limitations of whole-building air leakage testing in the broader context of actual construction practice and the need to obtain reliable test data at milestone intervals during construction. Actual air leakage rates recorded to date on a representative range of building types in the federal building inventory will be presented and discussed, with an eye toward current building code and regulatory requirements for energy use in buildings and the role that whole-building commissioning and building enclosure commissioning can play in achieving those goals.
No formal publication of the event is planned; however, a summary of the discussion will be recorded as part of the E06.41 & E06.55 minutes.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes October 17, 2012. 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 (social events, STP, etc).
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.
Cancellation 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
Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.
Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Theresa A Weston, DuPont, Richmond, VA, E-mail: Theresa.email@example.com, Tel: 804-383-4031 and and Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA, Co-Chair: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 703-641-4601
OVERFLOW - A block of rooms are available at the Marriott Atlanta Downtown, single/double occupancy is $149.00. You are requested to call the hotel at 866-316-5959 for reservations before October 4, 2012. The Marriott is located .3 miles from the Hyatt Regency (Approximately a 7 minute walk).
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation for Hyatt Regency Atlanta . Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than September 19, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.
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: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability
The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.
For information on the city of Atlanta visit the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau Website at: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.
PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.
Members have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Atlanta. The average temperatures in October range from a high of 73 degrees to a low of 51 degrees.
Committee E06 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".