G03 Weathering and Durability


    About the Event

    This event is SOLD OUT.

    The Workshop on Weathering & Durability Testing 2019 will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This event is co-sponsored by ASTM Committees D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, and G03 on Weathering and Durability. The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committees.

    Objective and Scope
    This workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of research, innovation and methodology for evaluating and quantifying materials durability to weathering for paints, plastic, textiles, automotive, fenestration, and other applications.

    Presentation topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

    • Characterization of material degradation during exposure testing
    • Developments and innovations in natural and artificial accelerated weathering test methods
    • Case studies correlating artificial and natural weathering results
    • Research aimed at relating climatic stress factors to artificial weathering parameters

    Technical Program

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


    Registration Information

    This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to symposia@astm.org with your registration information. Should space become available, we will fill it on a first come first served basis from the waiting list.

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    Non-Member Fee50.0075.00
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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 Workshop Co-Chairpersons Matt McGreer (matt.mcgreer@ametek.com Brad Reis (breis@q-lab.com), or David Burns (davidmburnsmn@gmail.com).


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202.

    Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted Hotel is important to ASTM International and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you stay outside of the official ASTM International guest room block, ASTM is charged a penalty fee when our contractual guest room commitment is not realized. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via an online reservation system at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel .

    ASTM International blocks the appropriate amount of sleeping rooms at the conference hotel during the dates of the ASTM International meeting, Sunday through Thursday. Currently there is limited availability on Friday, June 21st and the hotel is sold out beginning June 28th. There is availability on the nights of June 22nd-27th.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-888-627-8405 or 303-893-3333 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 23rd, 2019. ASTM rates are $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 credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $181. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton 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.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT/ CANCELLATION POLICY: A guarantee deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged to the card on file upon booking your reservation at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. This deposit will be refundable should you cancel your reservation through the end of the business day on Thursday, May 2, 2019 (MT). Deposits will be non-refundable for any cancellations made on or after Friday, May 3, 2019. ASTM Deposit/Cancellation Policy above supersedes that of the hotel and attendees will be held to ASTM's Sleeping Room Cancellation Policy.

    INTERNET: High Speed Internet is available in guest rooms for a daily surcharge. Marriott Bonvoy Members will receive free basic wi-fi in guest rooms when a rewards number is supplied at booking or check-in.

    LOCAL HOTELS: For more hotels in the Denver Area please visit VISIT DENVER HOTEL LIST .

    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 24.0 miles/30-35 minutes from the Denver International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (303)893-3333 and the general fax number is (303)626-2543. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Downtown Denver.

    For information on the city of Denver, visit the Denver Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau at Visit Denver.

    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 Denver.

    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 for a rate of $49 daily. Self-parking is also available for a rate of $41 daily.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee D01 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/D01.htm.

    Meeting schedules of Committee G03 are posted on the ASTM web site at https://www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/G03.htm.

    You may also contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Karen Murphy at kmurphy@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9525, for more information on either committee.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee D01 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 D01 meetings, please visit D01 Future Meetings.

    Committee G03 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 G03 meetings, please visit G03 Future Meetings.


    Miscellaneous

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


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