Symposia / General InformationD18 Soil and Rock
Event Name: January 2011 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.
ABOUT THE EVENT
An International Symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, will be held February 2-4, 2011. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held at the Baltimore Marriot Waterfront in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the January 30th to February 4th standards development meetings of the committee.
This symposium will provide a forum for exchange of ideas on current research nationally and internationally on the use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. A key objective is to identify new opportunities for standards and specifications that will facilitate more widespread and common use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. Both geoenvironmental and geomechanical issues will be covered as well as life cycle assessment, impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption.
Other topics of discussion include (but are not limited to):
- Impediments to using industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in construction
- Assessment of potential environmental impacts, including test methods and screening/evaluation procedures
- Characterization and measurement of engineering properties of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials
- Application or adaptation of existing standards for recycled materials and industrial byproducts
- Characterization and measurement of durability properties
- Coal combustion products, scrap tires, foundry products, slags, recycled asphalt, recycled concrete, recycled asphalt shingles
- Need for new standards related to industrial byproducts and other recycled materials
The language of the symposium will be English.
To view the preliminary technical program, (which includes presentation titles, presenters names), please click on http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/D18ID1653.pdf.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes January 26, 2011. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:–the Wednesday evening reception (cash bar),
–the Thursday evening dinner, and
–the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees).
The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers published in the online Journal of ASTM International (JAI).
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, but does not include the STP described above. Social events, Food functions., 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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.
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.
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
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.75 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 Tuncer Edil, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, at email@example.com or 608-262-3225.
All meetings will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21202. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 800-266-9432. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservations at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 1-800-253-6156.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than Monday, December 20, 2010. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus 15.5% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the 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 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $121. To obtain a government rate, call the hotel directly at 800-266-9432 and mention that you are a government employee and use the access code of ASTMGOV0111 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 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Reservation Center will provide you with an acknowledgement number.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 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 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront provides internet access throughout the hotel at a cost of $12.95 for 24 hours.
ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM is providing computers with an internet connection. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members work area only. The meeting rooms throughout the hotel will not have internet connections.
TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS
The hotel is located approximately 12 miles/25 minutes from the Baltimore International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 904-588-1234 and the general fax number is 904-634-4554. The web site for the hotel is Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Information.
For information on the city of Baltimore visit the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Baltimore Convention & Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: BWI Super Shuttle stops by the hotel every half hour. Their phone number is 800-BLUE-VAN and reservations are not required, but recommended. The cost is $13 each way. Taxis cost approximately $30.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $40 for valet and $26 for self park with in and out privileges.
STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-262-3225
FUTURE MEETING DATES
Committee D18 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".