Organizers of the ASTM International Symposium on Masonry are seeking papers for the symposium Masonry 2014, to be held June 24, 2014, at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The symposium is being co-sponsored by ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units, and will be held in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the 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: anchors and ties; building codes; cements (portland, blended, hydraulic, masonry, plastic); flexural bond strength; limes (hydrated, hydraulic, putty); masonry inspection; mortars; plastic/stucco; structural masonry; sustainability; veneers; water penetration and more. See the full list of topics at

To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract by 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. The symposium chairman will notify you via postal mail by June 1, 2013, of your paper’s acceptability for presentation 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. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than Sept. 8, 2013.

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