In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    B05 Copper and Copper Alloys


    About the Event

    This event has been cancelled.

    The seminar Flint – From Water Crisis to Copper Opportunity be held Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 8:30am to 9:30am. Sponsored by ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the seminar will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

    Overview

    The issue of lead in drinking water is not new—it's been around for decades, brought to the surface by the dangers its exposure can have on communities as a whole. However, the issue goes beyond water quality. As our nation’s water distribution infrastructure ages, utilities and municipalities are fighting a losing battle against leaks, changing water supplies, regulatory requirements and plumbing design changes.

    As the U.S. enters what many are referring to as the "Replacement Era" – a time where much of the nation's drinking water infrastructure needs to be replaced – the decisions that city officials and homeowners make and the materials that they select will have consequences long into the future. This has never been made clearer than in Flint, Michigan.

    Technical Program

    View Program Schedule (PDF)


    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the seminar and closes October 4, 2017. There is no fee for ASTM members to attend the seminar.

    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 seminar. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at seminar.

    Cancellation

    To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Tessa Sulkes at symposia@astm.org , or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org , tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org , or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


    Continuing Education Units

    Seminar attendees interested in receiving 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the seminar, 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 seminar.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the seminar is available from Seminar Chairman James Michel, Copper Development Association, Inc., New York, NY, email: james.michel@copperslliance.us.


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton New Orleans Reservation.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-325-3535 or 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than August 30, 2017. ASTM rates are $189 plus tax. 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 credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    The Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate, $131.00 plus tax. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton New Orleans 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.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: For SPG Members, the hotel offers complimentary wireless connection in the guest rooms.

    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 15.9 miles/27 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans 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.

    For information on the city of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Visit New Orleans.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle transportation from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is available for a fee of $24 per person one way or $44 person, round trip. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area. Please visit Airport Shuttle New Orleans. Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Taxi Rides cost approx $36 one way.

    STREETCAR TRANSPORTATION: The hotel is located right on the Streetcar line along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25. One, 3 and 5-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.

    PARKING: The hotel provides limited valet parking at a cost of $43 plus tax overnight. The hotel does not offer self-parking.


    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for New Orleans. The average temperatures in October range from a high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 64 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules for Committee B05 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/B05.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jennifer Rodgers at jrodgers@astm.org, or tel: 610-832-9694.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee B05 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 page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.


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