Masonry: Materials, Testing, and Applications
The ASTM symposium, "Masonry: Materials, Testing, and Applications," will be held on December 9, 1998, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, during the ASTM Committee Week. This symposium is sponsored by ASTM Committee C-1 on Cement, C-7 on Lime, C-12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and C-15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.
The purpose of the symposium is to present current technical information relating to the symposium topics. The symposium format consists of four sessions during which over 18 papers will be presented including "Structural Properties of Autoclave Concrete Masonry," "Spalling of Brick," and "The Return of Traditional Lime Putty Mortar/Methods of Production and Old World Craftsmanship..."
The last item on the agenda of the symposium will be the presentation of the 1998 Alan H. Yorkdale Memorial Award.
Anyone interested in masonry materials, the testing of masonry materials, and the applications of masonry materials should attend this symposium. For more information about the symposium, contact symposium co-chairmen:
Robert L. Nelson & Associates
1220 Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Rockwell Lime Company
4110 Rockwood Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9619
About the Author
Robert L. Nelson is President of Robert L. Nelson & Associates, Inc. Construction Materials Laboratory.