Dr. Gales will be chairing the Workshop on Advancements in Evaluating the Fire Resistance of Structures to be held Thursday December 6th and Friday December 7th, 2018. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee E05 on Fire Standards and will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee. The workshop will celebrate the centennial of the furnace temperature-time curve, which defines the thermal fire exposure conditions in ASTM E119 and other fire resistance test standards. Over the past 100 years, tremendous progress has been made in conducting realistic assessments of the behavior of structural elements and assemblies in post-flashover fires. The workshop will focus on various topics related to methods for evaluating the behavior of structural elements and assemblies in localized, travelling, and post-flashover fires, particularly those described by ASTM Committee E05 in its fire standards. Full details can be found in the attached conference here .