Symposia / General InformationD08 Roofing and Waterproofing
Event Name: December 2011 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Seventh Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development will be held Sunday December 4, 2011. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Waterside Tampa in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.
ASTM Committee D08 has a firm commitment to providing a strong technical basis for its standards. From a practical point of view, the availability of data helps to accelerate the standards development process as decisions can be made on fact and not opinion. This symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development will be the seventh in a series that dates back to the mid- 1980s. The symposium also provides a forum contributing to the fundamental understanding of acceptable roof performance. The primary emphasis for the symposium is on current research and development work. Consistent with the title of the symposium series, it is anticipated that the authors, as well as the attendees, will make recommendations identifying areas where standard specifications, test methods, and practices can be developed, or improved, in support of proper selection and use of roofing and waterproofing. Discussions regarding the suitability of such recommendations for consideration in the ASTM standards development process are expected to ensue.
The symposium will center on the influence of both laboratory and field investigations in the development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems. The symposium is intended to address topics describing research and standards development for both low-sloped and steep roofing systems including the following:
- Roof system durability and service life prediction
- Roofing in a sustainability era
- Synthetic single-ply roofing systems
- Polymer-modified and conventional built-up bituminous roofing
- Self-adhesive membrane roofing
- Liquid-applied membrane roofing
- Advances in reinforcing fabrics for bituminous roofing
- Advances in adhesion technology for synthetic and bituminous roofing
- Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems
- Metal roofing systems
- Performance of shingles, tiles and other steep roof coverings
- Wind and fire resistance
- Environmental factors such as cool roofing and vegetative (green) roofing
- Technology of roof coatings
- Impact of computer technology and simulation on roofing standards development
- Advances in waterproofing
The targeted audience is all roofing professionals, including contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, researchers, technologists, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, product development specialists, and insurers.
The language of the symposium will be English.
To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names), click on http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/D08ID1706.pdf.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes November 30. 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.
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.
CancellationsIf you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at email@example.com or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9677.
ASTM Member Fee
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 Walter J. Rossiter, Jr., Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, E-mail: email@example.com, tel: 301-975-6719.
All meetings will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 800-228-9290. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservations at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, call the hotel directly at 813-221-4900. Tampa Marriott Waterside is 100% smoke free. Guests will be charged $250.00 (one time fee) for smoking in any guest room or balcony.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 9, 2011. ASTM rates are $159 single and $169 double plus 12% 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 Tampa Marriott Waterside has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $101 single/double. To obtain a government rate, call the hotel directly at 800-228-9290. Please refer to the ASTM International government block to make your reservation.
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 Tampa Marriott Waterside requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Tampa Marriott Waterside Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Tampa Marriott Waterside, notice of cancellation must be received by 6:00pm on day of arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Tampa Marriott Waterside provides internet access for $14.95 per day. Guest rooms are not wireless. Hotel lobby and lounges have wireless capability and are complimentary.
TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS
The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Tampa International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 813-221-4900 and the general fax number is 813-204-6338. The web site is Tampa Marriott Waterside Information.
For information on the city of Tampa visit the Tampa Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: http://www.visittampabay.com/
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Super Shuttle Service is available at the baggage claim terminal. The cost is $12 one way and $20 round trip per person. While making a reservation for the Super Shuttle you must use a discount code of "UK8BL". When making a reservation 24 hour advance notice is preferable. Their phone number is 800-282-6817. Taxis cost approximately $25.
PARKING: The hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $20 plus tax with in and out privileges. Overnight parking is available at $30 valet and $23 self parking with in and out privileges.
STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS
FUTURE MEETING DATES
Committee D08 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".