Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment

    Dates: Wednesday April 01 2020 - Thursday April 02 2020

    Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA

    Sponsored by: C18 Dimension Stone

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Friday May 17 2019

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for a Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment to be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C18 on Dimension Stone, the symposium will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the committee.

    Dimension stone cladding and paving systems continue to evolve and present challenges to design professionals, owners, and installation, repair, and restoration contractors. This symposium is intended to bring together the diverse interests of professionals in the dimension stone community involved with the design, construction, evaluation, and use of dimension stone for a formal exchange of information on the behavior of dimension stone in the built environment.

    Topics will include but are not limited to:

    • Physical and/or mechanical properties
    • Design
    • Evaluation and investigation
    • Durability
    • Maintenance
    • Restoration

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than May 17, 2019. The form can be accessed by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking “Go to Abstract Submittal Form”. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

    The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Chairs Steven Naggatz and Charles Muehlbauer will notify you via postal mail by June 28, 2019 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than December 1, 2019 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available via email from Symposium Chairman Steven Naggatz at or Symposium Co-Chair Charles Muehlbauer at