C09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
    Title: Workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management, and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective
    Dates: Sunday June 24 2012
    Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina; San Diego, CA
    Event Name: June 2012 Committee Week

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


    A Workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management, and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective will be held Sunday, June 24, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton San Diego in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

    Provide a forum for the discussion from a ready-mix concrete producer's perspective of ASR specifications and limits. The presentations will showcase the challenges that a producer faces when confronted with real world situations. Several examples will be discussed in which standard uses of ASR test methods and specification limits are in conflict with production means and methods.

    Who Should Attend

    • ASTM members who will vote on potential ASTM standards and test methods for ASR so they can gain perspective on challenges the documents present in concrete production.
    • Producers who are unaware of the complexities of ASR specifications and test methods, especially new specifications currently under discussion.
    • Members of ASTM C09.50 who are charged with drafting new documents so they understand potential unintended consequences of the documents.


    To view the scheduled program, click here:


    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes June 20, 2012. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

    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.

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

    A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at,Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Student Fee


    Workshop attendees interested in receiving .35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, 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 workshop.


    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen, Richard S. Szecsy, Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Austin, TX, USA, Email:, tel: 512-451-5100 and Steven E Parker, CHRYSO, Inc., Rockwall, TX, USA, Email:, tel: 214-415-7089.



    The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is SOLD OUT

    OVERFLOW HOTEL - A block of rooms is available at the San Diego Hilton Marina Airport Hotel, 1960 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (Saturday, June 23 - Friday, June 29). The rate is $199 single or double. Reservations can be made by calling the toll free number, 1-800-445-8667. Please advise the Reservation Agent of the Group Code: ASTM. The group rate will be available until June 6th. Transportation will be provided.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than June 6, 2012. ASTM rates are $199 single/double plus 12.65% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a 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 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $133.

    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: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and The San Diego Hilton requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, you will be told the cancellaton rules at the time you make your reservation.

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

    INTERNET: The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provides wired and wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms at $11.95 per day.


    The hotel is located approximately .2 miles/3 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 619-291-2900 and the general fax number is 619-692-2337. The web site for the hotel is Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Information

    For information on the city of San Diego, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Free transportation to and from the hotel is provided. Shuttle buses run from 5AM to Midnight every 15-20 minutes. Taxis cost approximately $6.

    PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $30 for valet and $22 self parking with in and out privileges.


    Meeting schedules of Committee C09 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Scott Orthey at or tel: 610-832- 9730.


    Committee C09 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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