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Papers invited for ASTM Symposium on Masonry

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The Masonry 2014 Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Masonry 2014 Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Papers are invited for the Masonry 2014 Symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The Symposium is Co-Sponsored by ASTM Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. The Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the standards development meetings of Committees.

The objective of Masonry 2014 is to gather and disseminate the latest information on all aspects of the innovations in masonry materials, design, specification, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. It will emphasize the application of ASTM standards to those areas, and their coordination with building codes, project specifications, and international standards.

Papers are sought on the following topics including Anchors and Ties, ASTM Standards, Building Codes, Case Studies, Cements: Portland, Blended, Hydraulic, Masonry, Plastic, Detailing, Durability, Flexural Bond Strength, Grout, High-Void Units, Innovations, Joints in Walls, Limes: Hydrated, Hydrated Hydraulic, Putty, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Masonry Inspection, Materials Testing, Moisture Management, Mortars: Cement: Lime, Masonry Cement, Mortar Cement, Petrographic Studies, Performance-Based Design and Specification, Plaster/Stucco, Research, Seismic Design and Performance, Specifications, Structural Masonry, Sustainability, Thin Brick Facades, Veneers, and Water Penetration.

The language of the symposium will be English.

To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract at www.astm.org/C07callforpapers no later than April 4, 2013.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Chairman Mike Tate will notify you via postal mail by June 1, 2013 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.

Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than September 8, 2013 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.


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Erin K. Brennan is a contributing writer for Standarization News.

 

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