ASTM symposium probes cement-based materials’ reactivity

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. 

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates invites papers for the Symposium on Reactivity Tests for Cement-Based Materials – From Lab Testing to Standards and Specifications, scheduled December 5 amid standards development meetings at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Organizers aim to a) provide a forum for experts to discuss standardization and the use of reactivity/screening testing to differentiate supplementary cementitious materials and inert materials for use in concrete; and, b) move tests from the lab to standards and specifications. Candidate symposium topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances in reactivity testing for SCM;
  • Determining links between reactivity testing outputs and concrete properties;
  • Impediments to adoption of reactivity tests in standards and specifications;
  • Strength activity testing: How to improve a flawed test;
  • Reactivity test interpretation using modeling approaches; and,
  • Examples and case studies of application of reactivity testing approaches in large-scale applications.

To participate in the symposium, authors must complete by June 18 the Abstract Submittal Form at Additional details on the program can be obtained from co-chairs Prannoy Suraneni ([email protected]) or Lisa Burris ([email protected]).

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