C18 Dimension Stone

    About the Event

    The Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment will 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.

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click Technical Program.

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes March 25, 2020.

    All Attendees - 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.

    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.

    Cancellations - A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org, Phone: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee215.00240.00
    Non-Member Fee240.00265.00
    Presenter Fee215.00240.00
    Session Chair215.00240.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire workshop in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the symposium.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available via email from Symposium Chairman Steven Naggatz at snaggatz@wje.com or Symposium Co-Chair Charles Muehlbauer at charles@naturalstoneinstitute.org.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116.

    Hotel Reservations: The April 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 April Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

    Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at Boston Marriott Copley Place. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 877-901-2079 (Toll-Free Reservations).

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than February 27th, 2020. The ASTM rate is $209 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 major credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    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 Boston Marriott Copley Place offers complimentary in-room Wi-fi for all guests under the ASTM group rate.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At The Boston Marriott Copley Place, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours before your arrival day, in order to avoid incurring one night's room and tax penalty charge.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 110miles/20 minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel's phone number is (617) 236-5800 and the general fax number is 1-617-236-5885. The website for the hotel is Boston Marriott Copley Place .

    For information on the city of Boston, visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Boston USA.

    PUBLIC TRANSIT: The most convenient transit option to the Boston Marriott Copley Place, from the Boston Logan International Airport is to travel using the Logan Express bus service. The Logan Express will pick-up and drop off travelers from terminals A, B, C and E. From the terminal you will take the Back Bay bus route. The station closest to the Boston Marriott Copley Place is the Back Bay stop, about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Cost per ticket is $3. For other public transit options please visit: Boston Transportation.

    TAXI: Taxis in Boston are available for curbside pick-up at the Boston Logan International Airport, located in all terminals. There are various Taxi companies in the Boston area to choose from. Estimated average costs $30-$40 to the Boston Downtown Area. For more information please visit: Boston Area Taxi Services.

    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 Boston.

    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 at a rate of $62 USD daily. Off-site parking is available at a rate of $40 USD daily.

    Standards Development Meetings

    April 2020 meeting schedules of Committee C18 will be posted on the ASTM website in early 2020, or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, David Lee at dlee@astm.org or tel: +1 610-832-9681.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee C18 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 about future C18 meetings, please visit C18 Future Meetings.

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