E05 Fire Standards


    About the Event

    The Workshop on Advancements in Evaluating the Fire Resistance of Structures to be held Thursday and Friday, December 6 & 7, 2018. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee E05 on Fire Standards and will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective and Scope
    The workshop will celebrate the centennial of the furnace temperature-time curve, which defines the thermal fire exposure conditions in ASTM E119 and other fire resistance test standards. Over the past 100 years, tremendous progress has been made in conducting realistic assessments of the behavior of structural elements and assemblies in post-flashover fires.

    The workshop will focus on various topics related to methods for evaluating the behavior of structural elements and assemblies in localized, travelling, and post-flashover fires, particularly those described by ASTM Committee E05 in its fire standards.

    Topics may include, but are not limited to:

    • Studies relating to ASTM, ISO or other fire resistance test standards; including instrumentation used in the tests
    • Repeatability, reproducibility and uncertainty of fire resistance test results
    • Relationship between the performance in standard fire resistance tests and real fires
    • Computational studies of the behavior of structures in standard or natural fires
    • Full-scale compartment fire tests and modeling
    • Use of test standards and calculation methods in codes and regulations
    • Performance based design approaches to structural fire resistance

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click on View Program Schedule (PDF)


    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the symposium and closes November 28, 2018. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

    These fees include:

    All Attendees – All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, must register for this event. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register at the ASTM registration desk before attending the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk to pick up their name badge prior to entering the workshop.

    Students – A student’s fee is waived, provided he or she is a full-time student. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions and does not include admittance to the reception or receiving a copy of the proceedings as described above.

    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 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

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    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 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 workshop.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from the Workshop Chairman, John Gales at jgales@yorku.ca or the ASTM E05.32 chair, Rodney Bryant at rodney.bryant@nist.gov.


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20009.

    Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ASTM, to the hotel where we are holding this meeting, and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you reserve a guest room at another hotel and an ASTM contracted room goes unsold, ASTM is liable and must pay a non-performance penalty fee to the hotel. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at Washington Hilton. 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 12th, 2018. ASTM rates are $187 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 Washington Hilton has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Washington Hilton 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 Washington Hilton offers a complimentary basic wireless connection in the guest rooms with the ASTM group rate.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Washington Hilton, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.Failure to do so will incure a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

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

    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 5.2miles/20 minutes from the Reagan Nationla Airport, 28.5miles/40 minutes from Dulles International Airport, and 3.4miles/10 minutes form Union Station. The hotel's phone number is (202) 483-3000 and the general fax number is (202) 939-3271. The website for the hotel is Washington Hilton.

    For information on the city of Washington DC, visit the Washington DC Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Washington DC.

    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 Washington DC.

    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: Parking is available with rates of $40 for self-parking and $48 for overnight valet 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 Washington DC. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 48 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E05 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E05.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Tom O’Toole at totoole@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9739.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee E05 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”.


    Miscellaneous

    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Washington Hilton is in compliance with ADA standards.


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