The Masonry 2018 Symposium will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA.
The Masonry 2018 Symposium will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA.
June 11, 2016 7:00 AM CDT

Masonry 2018 Symposium Call for Papers

Innovations in Collaborative Research, Development and Applications

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Papers are invited for the Masonry 2018 Symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 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 San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA, USA in conjunction with the standards development meetings of Committees C01, C07, C12 and C15.

The objective of Masonry 2018 Symposium 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:

  • Anchors and Ties
  • Materials Testing
  • ASTM Standards
  • Moisture Management
  • Building Codes
  • Mortars: Cement: Lime, Masonry Cement, Mortar Cement
  • Cements: Portland, Blended, Hydraulic, Masonry, Plastic
  • Performance-Based Design and Specification
  • Detailing
  • Petrography
  • Durability
  • Research
  • Failure Investigation and Testing
  • Seismic Design and Performance
  • Grout
  • Specifications
  • Inspection
  • Structural Masonry and Testing
  • Joints
  • Sustainability
  • Limes: Hydrated, Hydrated Hydraulic, Putty
  • Thermal Performance
  • Maintenance
  • Thin Brick Facades and Veneers
  • Manufacturing
  • Water Penetration and Resistance
The language of the symposium will be English.

To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than April 21, 2017. To ensure your abstract was received by the ASTM database, please email Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org stating that your abstract has been submitted.

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 Norbert Krogstad will notify you via postal mail by June 30, 2017 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.

Additional information about the symposium is available from symposium chairman Norbert Krogstad, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, IL, email: nkrogstad@wje.com, phone: 847-753-6407.


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