2022 Masonry Symposium: Advancing Masonry Technology

Date: June 14, 2022

Event Location:  Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry



About the Event

The 2022 Masonry Symposium: Advancing Masonry Technology will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The Symposium is co-sponsored by ASTM Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry (Lead Committee), and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. The Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA in conjunction with the standards development meetings of Committees C01, C07, C12 and C15.  The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

The objective of 2022 Masonry 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.

Topics for this symspoium include:

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


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than DATE. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

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. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email and postal mail by DATE of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in an 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 DATE 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. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.



May 15, 2022

After May 15, 2022
ASTM Member (In-Person) Waived Waived
ASTM Member (Virtual) $200.00 $250.00
Non-member (In-Person) $100.00 $150.00
Non-member (Virtual) $250.00 $300.00

All Attendees - All attendees must be registered at attend this event. All in-person attendees must check in at the ASTM registration area to pick up their name badge prior to entering the event room.

Virtual Attendees - This symposium will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. The symposium will not be recorded for later viewing. Those who wish to register as a virtual attendee, must choose the virtual option during registration.

IMPORTANT: An email with the link to join the symposium will be sent to all virtual registrants approximately one week prior to the start of the event. Those who register in the week leading up to the symposium will receive the email within 2-3 business days of registering.

Presenters - Symposium presenters do not need to register. Presenters will automatically be registered for this event.

Students - Student may qualify for a discounted registration fee, provided they are a full-time student, not employed full time, have a current university email address for registration, and can provide a valid student ID onsite, if asked to do so. To register as a student, please email your request to symposia@astm.org.

Cancellation - A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or +1 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning registration for this event, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or +1 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or +1 877-909-2786 (domestic) or +1 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Chairs.

Brian Trimble
International Masonry Institute
Email: btrimble@imiweb.org
Phone: +1 703-300-0109

Jamie Farny
Portland Cement Association
Email: jfarny@cement.org
Phone: +1 847-972-9172


Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official June Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 19th, 2022. The ASTM rate is $219 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: Hyatt Regency Seattle Hotel Reservations.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Seattle, notice of cancelation must be received 2 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

Hyatt Regency Seattle Government Reservations

The Hyatt Regency Seattle has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non- commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

The June Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Seattle offers free wireless internet connection.


Standards Development Meetings

The ASTM sponsoring committees invite you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee(s) and their future meetings, please visit the following committee's homepage.

C01 Committee Homepage

C07 Committee Homepage

C12 Committee Homepage

C15 Committee Homepage