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  E06 Performance of Buildings

Title: Symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS): Performance, Progress and Innovation
Dates: Sunday October 05 2014 - Monday October 06 2014
Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Event Name: Symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS): Performance, Progress and Innovation

About The Event
Registration Information
Continuing Education Units
Technical Chair Contact Information
Standards Development Meetings
Future Meeting Dates
Hotel Information
Headquarters and Transportation
 



 ABOUT THE EVENT

A Symposium on Symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS): Performance, Progress and Innovation, will be held Sunday and Monday October 5-6, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

Objective
The symposium will cover the many areas of innovation that have occurred in this dynamic industry. Papers will be presented on the following topic areas:

  • Continuous Insulation
  • Energy Codes and Efficiency
  • Sustainability and Durability
  • Fire Performance
  • Maintenance and Fa?ade Inspection
  • EIFS Code Language and Standards
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research on EIFS
  • Fluid-Applied Air/Water Resistive Barriers
  • Decorative Shapes
  • Sealants
  • Finishes and Coatings
  • What's New with EIFS; What's going to be the future of EIFS

Who Should Attend
The symposium will be directed towards those professionals who primarily make their livelihood in the EIFS industry and who depend on ASTM standards that govern this industry. Included in this sphere are: manufacturers of EIFS and it components, designers, architects, applicators of the systems, consultants to building owners, inspectors of EIFS installations and existing claddings, and building owners.

The language of the symposium will be English.

 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 evening reception (cash bar),
-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 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).

 

Online

On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Session Chair
Student Fee
  $225.00
$250.00
$165.00
$165.00
Waived
$250.00
$275.00
$190.00
$190.00
Waived

 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.05 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 Peter Nelson, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA, Email: penelson@sgh.com, tel: 781-907-9000 and Bill Egan, BASF Wall Systems, Jacksonville, FL, Email: bill.egan@basf.com, tel: 904-996-6115.

 STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee DESIGNATION 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".

 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.

 HEADQUARTERS AND TRANSPORTATION

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.

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