Symposium on Changing Face of Building Materials and Systems in Response to Climate Change
(In-person only event)
Date: October 9, 2024 - October 10, 2024
Event Location: Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Organized by: ASTM Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation
About the Event
The Symposium on Changing Face of Building Materials and Systems in Response to Climate Change will be held October 9, 2024 - October 10, 2024. The symposium is organized by ASTM Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation, and will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida, United States of America in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the symposium will be English.
Objective and Scope
This symposium will be a forum that focuses on the impacts of climate change on building materials and systems. This symposium could initiate discussion and collaborations that would lead to modifications applicable to building codes and standards required to mitigate the impacts of climate change on our building stocks.
Topics for the symposium include, but are not limited to:
- Climate-resilient (extremes of temp, fire, drought, wind, rain and flood) buildings and thermal insulations
- Embodied carbon (retrofit, manufacturing, and building commissioning)
- New or modified thermal insulations and related building products/materials
- Theoretical developments in materials and systems design
- Advances in testing and evaluation (laboratory and field)
- Codes, standards and economics related to buildings
- Simulations and modeling of building performance
To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than March 1, 2024. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email firstname.lastname@example.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 by April 22, 2024 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.
Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.
Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than September 15, 2024 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.
A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website a few months before the event.
Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.
Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.
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Continuing Education Units
SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at email@example.com. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.
The event will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida. More information on how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of the event.
Standards Development Meetings
Committee C16 invites 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 and their future meetings, please visit the Committee C16 Homepage.