C09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates


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    SCHEDULE

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    The cut-off for preregistration is Wednesday, December 4th , 2019. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the The Marriott Marquis Houston.


    HOTEL INFORMATION

    All meetings will be held at The Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston , TX, 77010.

    Hotel Reservations:The December Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings. Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official December Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

    Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The Marriott Marquis Houston Reservations. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel directly at (713)-654-1777 or 1-(800)-228-9290. One night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation.

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than November 8th 2019. The ASTM rate is $199 plus tax.

    Notice: The Marriott Marquis Houston has extended the cut-off date to November 22nd, 2019. We encourage you to make your reservation before this date.You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a deposit of one night's room and tax or a major credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.


    The ASTM Group Rate Includes:

    • In-room guest internet
    • Complimentary access to the fitness center
    • 10% Off self-parking for registered hotel guests' in the ASTM Group Block
    • 10% Off spa services for ASTM attendees
    • 10% Off food purchases in the hotel dining outlets for ASTM attendees, with proper badge. (Not applicable for alcoholic beverages)

    The Marriott Marquis Houston has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Marriott Marquis Houston Government Reservations . You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

    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.

    INTERNET: The Marriott Marquis Houston offers a complimentary basic wireless connection in the guest rooms with the ASTM group rate.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At The Marriott Marquis Houston, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to day of arrival, in order to avoid a charge.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. 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 and the meeting rooms.


    TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

    The hotel is located approximately 11.2miles/15 minutes from the Houston Hobby Airport, 20.2 miles/30 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The hotel's phone number is (713) 654-1777 and the general fax number is (346)-319-6866. The website for the hotel is The Marriott Marquis Houston.

    For information on the city of Houston TX, visit the Houston TX Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Houston TX.

    SHUTTLE SERVICES: Super Shuttle is a ride service that will take a hotel guest anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour between the hotel and the William P. Hobby airport. Cost is $38 for up to three passengers. For travel to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, rides will take anywhere from an hour to an hour and twenty minutes, with a cost of $51 for up to three passengers. Rides can be scheduled online at Super Shuttle Information or at the hotel Concierge desk

    TAXI: TAXI: From The William P. Hobby Airport, the cost of a taxi is estimated to be $30. From The George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), the cost of a taxi is estimated to be $52.

    RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in Houston,TX.

    Uber is offering your first ride FREE (up to $20) for first time riders only. Download the app or visit www.uber.com and enter the code UBERON20.

    PARKING: Valet parking is available with rates of $45 daily parking. Off-site parking is also available at an hourly rate of $8 or $30 daily. 10% off Self-Parking for ASTM registered hotel guests will be available. The self-parking garage is next to the hotel and does not offer in/out privileges.


    ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS

    ASTM staff will provide several training sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topics will be discussed:

  • ASTM International Orientation (Monday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meeting attendees are invited to a welcome and orientation session. This session will provide a brief introduction to ASTM, its process, electronic tools, and international activities. This is an interactive session and questions are encouraged as we would like attendees to feel comfortable in participating at their standards meetings. Facilitated by an ASTM staff member, this session also provides new and experienced members and visitors a chance to connect at the beginning of the Committee Week.

  • Balloting and Handling of Negative Votes (Tuesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    This session will inform members on how to effectively move documents through the ASTM balloting process, from initiating a subcommittee ballot through main committee and Society review. A review of the role of COS (Committee on Standards) is included. In addition, learn to get positive results from negative votes! Special focus on the procedural handling of negative votes throughout the balloting process.

  • Refreshments will be available at all training sessions.


    SYMPOSIA

    To access the symposia/workshops/seminar objectives, registration fee information, and online registration, click on the title of the event below. You may also register online to attend a symposium or workshop at the "Register" link above.

    Ninth Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development (Sunday) (Sponsored by Committee D08).

    Workshop on Laboratory Safety for Construction Materials Testing (Tuesday) (Sponsored by Committee D04).

    If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration contact the Symposia Department:symposia@astm.org at 610-832-9698.


    COMMITTEE ACTIVITY FEES

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    SPECIAL ACTIVITY

    Several committees hold planned banquet events. You have the ability to purchase your tickets online in advance on the preregistration page. Your tickets will be available on-site at the Registration Area.



    COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES

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    SPOUSES' HOSPITALITY

    Join us for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Marriott Marquis Houston. For city information and brochures, contact the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau at Visit Houston.


    DRESS/WEATHER

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Houston TX. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.


    MISCELLANEOUS

    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Marriott Marquis Houston is in compliance with ADA standards.


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