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C07 Lime
Event Name: June 2014 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

You are invited to attend the Symposium on Masonry 2014 in June. This symposium is co-sponsored by ASTM Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. The event will be held on June 24, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, CA in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the sponsoring committees.

Objective
The objective of Masonry 2014 is to gather and disseminate the latest information on all aspects of the innovations in masonry materials, design, specification, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. It will emphasize the application of ASTM standards to those areas, and their coordination with building codes, project specifications, and international standards.

The language of the symposium will be English.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The technical program will include over fifteen papers which cover a broad range of the masonry industry topics.

Topics include:

  • Descriptions of new test methods for masonry systems and their components
  • Case studies
  • Current work in developing new ASTM Standards and building codes
  • Innovative approaches to masonry mortar materials and units
  • Exploration of the properties of masonry products

A preliminary schedule (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by mid-April. This schedule will provide more specific information related to the content of the papers that have been accepted.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes June 18, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium 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 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).

 

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On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee
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$25.00
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$50.00
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Waived

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 Chairman Mike Tate, Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc, Genoa, OH, Email: mtate@graymont.com, tel: 419-855-8662.

HOTEL INFORMATION

You must be registered to attend ASTM Meetings. Use our online registration form where you have the ability to register for multiple events, pay fees in advance using a credit card, and receive an electronic confirmation. You may register online at the "Register" link above.

When you preregister online, you will receive emails on committee meetings, final announcements, and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the committee week.

The cut-off for preregistration is Wednesday, June 18, 2014. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Reservation at the Sheraton Centre Toronto

Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton Centre at 1-800-325-3535 or 416-361-1000 (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 May 15, 2014. ASTM rates are $185 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.

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 Centre 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 Centre, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.

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

INTERNET: The Sheraton Centre has high speed internet access in guest rooms at $14.95 per day. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

The Sheraton Centre is located approximately 17 miles from the Pearson International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 416-361-1000 and the general fax number is 416-947-4854. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Centre Toronto Information.

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Airport Express Shuttle is available at the baggage claim terminal. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes at a cost of $23.95 one way and $40.00 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $58.

PARKING: Valet parking is $48.00 per night and self-parking is $15.00 (day rate at city hall).

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee C01, C07, C12 and C15 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org or contact the ASTM staff manager, Kevin Shanahan at kshanahan@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9737.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

Committees C01, C07, C12 and C15 invite 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".