E06 Performance of Buildings


    About the Event

    A Symposium on "Idea to Impact: How Building Economic Standards keep you on Track" will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Subcommittee E06.81 on Building Economics, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of Committee E06.

    Objective
    The purpose of the Symposium is to demonstrate the benefits of ASTM Economic Standards and how these standards can help the economic performance of engineering projects. ASTM's suite of E06.81 standards provides a comprehensive framework for measuring and managing the economic performance of buildings and other constructed facilities over their entire life cycle. The Symposium will demonstrate how to use the framework and will describe how the various E06.81 standards fit together and reinforce each other. The E06.81 standards framework is organized around four topic areas: (1) cost data presentation and analysis; (2) value engineering; (3) risk management; and (4) economic evaluation.

    Up to 10 papers will be presented. The case studies will cover buildings and other infrastructure. The speakers will be introduced by one of the E06.81 Subcommittee members. The introduction will include a brief description of the standards that were applied in the case studies.

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Technical Program

    A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by April.


    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes October 1, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the Sunday luncheon
    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees).

    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 and but does not include the STP described above.

    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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    Cancellations
    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee130.00155.00
    Non-Member Fee155.00180.00
    Presenter Fee130.00155.00
    Session Chair130.00155.00

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, 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 symposium.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Robert Chapman, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, E-mail Robert.chapman@nist.gov, tel: 301-975-2723; Michael Goodkind, Alfred Benesch Company, Chicago, IL, E-mail mgoodkind@benesch.com, tel: 312-565-0450, and Muthiah Kasi, Alfred Benesch Company, Chicago, IL, E-mail mkasi@benesch.com, tel: 312-565-0450.


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Reservation at the Sheraton New Orleans.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton New Orleans at 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than September 1, 2014. ASTM rates are $189 single/double plus 13% tax. 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 Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $151.

    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 Sheraton New Orleans requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans has high speed internet access in all guestrooms at $5.95-$14.95 plus tax daily.


    Transportation and Directions

    AMERICAN AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. The discount can be booked on-line at discount for American Airlines for American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines flights only. Enter the Promo code 33H4BQ in the Promotion Code box. Itineraries involving any one word or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 1-800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number. The discount is valid October 4, 2014 thru October 14, 2014. Please note a $25.00 fee will apply for each ticket booked over the phone.

    UNITED AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. You may book online at discount for United Airlines and enter your Offer Code ZRGZ569377 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 569377; Z Code: ZRGZ. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

    DELTA AIRLINES is pleased to offer a special meeting discount. Refer to your Ticket Designator NMHRB to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing is available online or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at discount for Delta Airlines select ADVANCED SEARCH then select MEETING & EVENT TRAVEL and enter your Meeting ID - NMHRB in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

    The Sheraton New Orleans is located approximately 15 miles/35 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 504-525-2500 and the general fax number is 504-595-5552. The website for the hotel is Sheraton New Orleans Information.

    For information on the city of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: You may reserve a ride between the Sheraton New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 one way/$38 roundtrip. Call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is $33.

    PARKING: Valet parking service is available for the Sheraton New Orleans guests; the hotel does not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles. Overnight guest rate is $38 plus tax.


    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for New Orleans. The average temperatures in October range from a high of 79 degrees to a low of 64 degrees.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E06 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E06.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Steve Mawn at smawn@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9726.


    Future Meeting Dates

    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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".


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