D04 Road and Paving Materials

    Title: Workshop on Laboratory Safety for Construction Materials Testing

    Dates: Tuesday December 10 2019

    Location: Marriott Marquis Houston; Houston, TX

    Event Name: December 2019 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Standards Development Meetings

    Miscellaneous


    About the Event

    The Workshop on Laboratory Safety for Construction Materials Testing will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials and will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective and Scope

    The purpose of this workshop is to provide information and a forum for discussion on best practices regarding implementing and maintaining a laboratory safety program. Topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

    • What is required by OSHA
    • Common Laboratory Hazard Exposures and PELs (Exposure Limits): Respirable Silica, Chemicals, Heat, Noise
    • Monitoring Techniques
    • Best Practices for Hazard Elimination and Reduction
    • Creating a Culture of Safety, Staff Awareness

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes December 4, 2019. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

    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 registration 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.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided he or 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 workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop. 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, Tel: 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 FeeWaivedWaived
    Non-Member Fee50.0075.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.35 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 symposium.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chair.

    Maria Knake, AASHTO resource, Frederick, MD, USA
    Email: mknake@aashtoresource.org
    Tel: +1 240-436-4804


    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.

    Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The Marriott Marquis Houston Reservations. Reservations may also be made by telelphoning 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. 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.

    HOUSTON METRORAIL: At a cost of $1.25, guests can sit back, relax and will be dropped off curbside at either The George Bush Intercontinental Airport or The William P. Hobby Airport. Pick-up from the airport to the Downtown Houston area occurs every 30 minutes from 6:00am-12:58am. Approximate travel time is anywhere from an hour to an hour and twenty minutes. For additional information regarding METRORail travel and schedules, please visit: Houston METRORail.

    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.


    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 Houston TX. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee D04 are posted on the ASTM web site at astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/D04.htm or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Ashley Wiand at awiand@astm.org or tel: +1 610-832-9551.


    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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