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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. Here you will find a few of the unique tour opportunities that will be available exclusively to 11NCEE 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

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