E06 Performance of Buildings

    About the Event

    An ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 8:00am - 5:00 pm
    Sponsored by:

    • ASTM International
    • ASTM Committee E06, Performance of Buildings
    • ASTM Subcommittee E06.55, Performance of Building Enclosures
    • ASTM Subcommittee E06.41, Air Leakage and Ventilation Performance
    • ASTM Built Environment Advisory Council
    • National Institute of Building Sciences
    • Joint Committee on Building Science Education

    The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the committee.

    The workshop will include presentations from invited speakers representing universities in Canada and the United States recognized as subject-matter experts in Building Science education, training, and curriculum development. Topics to be discussed will include an overview of building science education as it currently exists in North America, followed by a critical review of graduate-level curricula currently available in building science and how that curricula can be further developed and refined to more effectively educate architects, engineers, and construction professionals. The workshop will conclude with a critical review of the ASTM/NIBS Building Enclosure Certification and Training Program currently under development and how that curriculum can be developed to align with curricula at colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. to satisfy the certification requirements being developed by ASTM and offer a new opportunity for professional development, certification, and career advancement in architecture and engineering. Students, professors, and lecturers in Building Science, as well as practicing architects, engineers, and risk management professionals should attend.

    Technical Program

    Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes April 2, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the Sunday luncheon
    -the Sunday evening reception (cash bar),

    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 includes admission to the technical sessions only.

    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 Kelly Dennison at kdenniso@astm.org or Tel: 610-832-9761.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee85.00110.00
    Non-Member Fee110.00135.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 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.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Daniel Lemieux, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Fairfax, VA, dlemieux@wje.com 703-641-4601.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Reservation at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton Centre at 1-800-325-3535 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than March 7, 2014. ASTM rates are $165 single/double plus 13% tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    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: The Sheraton Centre requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Centre, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.

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

    Transportation and Directions

    The Sheraton Centre is located approximately 17 miles from the Pearson International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 416-361-1000 and the general fax number is 416-947-4854. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Centre Toronto Information.

    For information on the city of Toronto, visit the Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Airport Express Shuttle is available at the baggage claim terminal. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes at a cost of $23.95 one way and $40.00 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $58.

    PARKING: Valet parking is $48.00 per night and self parking is $15.00 (day rate at city hall).

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E06 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E06.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Steve Mawn at smawn@astm.org or tel: 610-832- 9726.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee E06 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".

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