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The EERI Southern California Regional Chapter is planning a number of special events to participate in outside of the conference. Join the community on tours or field trips to experience the geography and culture of the Los Angeles area.






Port of Los Angeles Tour

Monday, June 25, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Price: $50 per ticket (includes bus and light snacks)
Sponsored by: The Port of Los Angeles 
Limit: 30 attendees

Restriction: This tour overlaps with the LADWP Facilities tour; please choose only one tour or the other.

Tour the single most important piece of economic infrastructure in the region, the Port of Los Angeles, with speakers highlighting earthquake resistant systems, structures and components in place to support the port’s need to maintain critical economic continuity in the event of a major quake. 


LADWP Facilities Tour

Monday, June 25, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Price: $50 per ticket (includes bus and light snacks)
Hosted by: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Sponsored by: Amec Foster Wheeler
Limit: 30 attendees

Restriction: This tour overlaps with the Port of Los Angeles tour; please choose only one tour or the other.

Visit major projects underway by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, as part of their ongoing seismic overhaul to improve the capacity and reliability of city’s water system, potentially including visits to the Van Norman Complex and the Foothill Trunk Line Installation in the San Fernando Valley, where aging steel pipes are being replaced with larger welded steel and earthquake resistant ductile iron pipe. 


Wilshire Grand Tour

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Price: $20 per ticket
Limit: 60 attendees

Rise through the towering Wilshire Grand, completed in 2017 and now the tallest building west of the Mississippi, along with the lead engineers who implemented the most advanced methods in tall building seismic design to create this majestic modern landmark, an international testament to Los Angeles as an evolving economic, cultural and technological powerhouse. 


Downtown Los Angeles Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Friday, June 29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Price: $20 per ticket
Co-hosted by: Los Angeles Conservancy and EERI Young Members Committee
Limit: 60 attendees

Within walking distance of the Westin Bonaventure, and in conjunction with the LA Conservancy, enjoy a guided tour into the spectacular renaissance of Los Angeles’ downtown historic core, highlighting architectural treasures now strengthened with modern seismic retrofits, helping preserve DTLA’s rich architectural and cultural history well beyond the next major earthquake. 


San Andreas Fault Tour

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8AM - 5PM
Price: $75 per ticket (includes bus, lunch, and snacks)
Sponsored by: Lettis Consultants International, Inc.
Limit: 30 attendees

Follow the notorious San Andreas Fault from Palmdale to Devil’s Punchbowl on this full day tour, providing up-close views of paleoseismic sites featuring stratified sediments, faults exposed in stream cuts, folded sandstone formations and the famously twisted Highway 14 road cut. 








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