Symposia / General Information

C09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
Title: Workshop on Methods for Investigation of Unexpected Performance and Properties of Cementitious Mixtures
Dates: Sunday December 07 2014
Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Event Name: December 2014 Committee Week

Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Presentations are invited for a Workshop on Methods for Investigation of Unexpected Performance and Properties of Cementitious Mixtures to be held Sunday December 7, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Sponsored by ASTM Sub-Committee C09.48 on Performance of Cementitious Materials and Admixture Combinations, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of Committee.

Objective
As concrete and related mixtures become more complex, with multiple and/or unfamiliar cementitious materials and chemical admixtures, prediction of performance and properties becomes more challenging. Unexpected trends are experienced more frequently, and resolution is often elusive. Both plastic and hardened mixture properties may be affected, and may include development of initial workability and/or workability retention, setting characteristics, abnormal or rapid early stiffening, inadequate or higher than expected strength development, air entrainment, volume change, bleeding, and finishability.

The objectives of this workshop are:

    a) to present case history examples of unexpected performance and properties that have been observed in such mixtures and methods that were useful in evaluating and understanding them,

    b) to consider and generate dialogue on the extent to which various Standard Methods and Standard Practices such as those based on paste or mortar mixtures can be useful in understanding such behavior and leading to resolution of problematic trends, and

    c) to present new approaches and methods or modifications to existing tests or practices that have been productively used toward these ends.

Potential presenters are invited to submit a title and abstract of 500 words or less on specific experiences and/or research or method development that supports these objectives to: tim.cost@holcim.com, by 8-31-2014. Please identify the presenter(s) who will be present for the workshop and will present. 5 to 7 presentations will be accepted for the workshop; notification of acceptance of presentations and the tentative workshop schedule will be made by 9-30-2014.

The target audience will include but would not be limited to: (a) concrete technologists responsible for the developing and/or specifying concrete mix designs; (b) quality control managers of production concrete; (c) and industrial and academic material scientists looking to further understand the complexity of cementitious-admixture-aggregate interactions.

The language of the workshop will be English.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes December 3, 2014. 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.

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 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 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Workshop attendees interested in receiving .35 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.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the workshop is available from workshop Co-Chairmen Tim Cost, Holcim US Inc, Canton, MS, Email: tim.cost@holcim.com,

tel: 601-856-2487 and Ara A Jeknavorian, Jeknavorian Consulting Services, Chelmsford, MA, Email: ara.a.jeknavorian@gmail.com, tel: 617-803-2612.

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: Sheraton New Orleans Reservations

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 November 7, 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 $12.95-$14.95 plus tax, daily.

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

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 www.sheratonneworleans.com.

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

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.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee C09 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/C09.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Scott Orthey at sorthey@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9730.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

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".