The ASTM International symposium Masonry 2014 will be held June 24 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ASTM International is an international standards development and delivery system provider. ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units are co-sponsoring the event.

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. The technical program will include more than 15 papers that cover a broad range of the masonry industry topics, including:

  • Descriptions of new test methods for masonry systems and their components
  • Case studies
  • Current work in developing new ASTM Standards and building codes
  • Innovative approaches to masonry mortar materials and units
  • Exploration of the properties of masonry products.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and closes June 18. There is no attendance fee for ASTM members, presenters and students with a valid ID. The fee for non-ASTM members is $25 online and $50 onsite.

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Additional technical information is available from symposium chairman Mike Tate, Graymont Dolime Inc., Genoa, Ohio (419-855-8662;