A Workshop on Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.
Objective The increased marketplace demand for more resilient structures with products produced from sustainable processes has accelerated the need to verify those owner requirements and community goals. To respond to these demands, the marketplace needs a standard method of being able to compare products and production processes. A Product Category Rule (PCR) in combination with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) are rapidly becoming the means to classify individual products as well as serve as a comparison between products. This workshop will focus on giving the basics of these documents and how they relate to individual raw materials as well as ready-mix concrete. ASTM has recently announced that is has become a Program Operator and in the business of verifying EPD's. This will also be explained as well as how PCR's, EPD's fit into the overall strategic picture for ASTM going forward.
A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by Early April.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes June 5, 2013.
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.
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 workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at email@example.com or 610-832-9678.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at email@example.com or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
ASTM Member Fee
Workshop attendees interested in receiving .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 workshop.
Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairmen Richard Szecsy, Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Austin, TX, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 512- 451-5100 and Steven Parker, CHRYSO, Inc., Rockwall, TX, e-mail: email@example.com, tel:214-415-7089.
All meetings will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Reservations may be made at the JW Marriott by using the online reservation system Register at JW Marriott Indianapolis
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the JW Marriott Hotel at 1-866-704-6162 (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 May 6, 2013. Reserved rooms may be SOLD OUT prior to the cut-off date. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus 17% tax at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: You must contact the Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis, 601 West Washington St. for the Government per diem rate of $91 plus 17% tax. To obtain a government rate go online at Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-317-822-9029. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. The hotel is directly connected to the JW Marriott.
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: JW Marriott Indianapolis and Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis require 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 JW Marriott Indianapolis, notice of cancellation must be received by 6:00pm on the day of arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The JW Marriott Indianapolis has high speed internet access at $14.95 per day. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.
The hotels are located approximately 20 miles/20 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 317-860-5800 and the general fax number is 317-822-8464. The website for the hotel is JW Marriott Indianapolis Information.
For information on the city of Indianapolis, visit the Indianapolis convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Go Green is available at the baggage claim terminal. The phone number for the shuttle service is 800-589-6004. The shuttle runs every half hour from 8:00am to 11:00pm Monday through Sunday. The cost is $10 per person. Taxis cost approximately $35.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $32 for valet and $28 self-parking with in and out privileges.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Indianapolis. The average temperatures in April range from a high of 82 degrees to a low of 61 degrees.
Committee C09 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".