A Symposium on Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock: Field and Laboratory will be held Thursday and Friday June 28-29, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton San Diego in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the D18 standards development meetings of Committee.
The symposium will consist of a number of presentations dealing with laboratory testing using the following equipment: Bender Elements, Resonant Column Torsional Shear, Cyclic Direct Simple Shear, Piezoelectric Crystals and Cyclic Triaxial. This testing was performed on a variety of materials: Marine Sediments, Sand, Gravel, Rock, Cemented Sand, Polymer, Fly ash, unsaturated materials and electro-osmosis chemically treated Clay.
In addition there will be presentations on field tests using Down hole seismic, lightweight Deflectometer. The interpretation of the data will be discussed and comparisons will be made to laboratory test results.
The language of the symposium will be English.
Click the link for the schedule/program for presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/D18ID1976.pdf.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes June 20. The fees include:
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. The waived fee does include admission to the technical sessions, but does not include the Social events, Food functions, etc.
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.
A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
ASTM Member Fee
Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, 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.
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Willard DeGroff, Fugro, Houston, TX, USA, Email: email@example.com, tel: 713-369-5420 or Ronald Chaney, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 707-826-9120.
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.
Committee D18 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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".