February 21, 2024

Field Trips

Three optional technical tours are being organized for the final day of the meeting. All will take place on Friday February 15th from 2:15-4:30 pm. There is limited space available for each trip. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation costs, as listed below. The tours are as follows:

  • Preserving and Protecting Historic Buildings in Seattle: A walking tour of earthquake retrofit and rehabilitation projects in the historic Pioneer Square district of Seattle.
  • Innovations in Earthquake Engineering: A visit to two University of Washington facilities to learn about the latest technologies for sensing and resisting earthquakes. The first stop will be the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network to learn about earthquake monitoring and potential for early warning systems. Then the group will travel to the Structural Research Laboratory at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to learn about their ongoing research to improve the seismic performance of structures. (Cost: $5 roundtrip bus fare, cash only)
  • Geologic Hazards in Seattle: Travel across Puget Sound on a ferry to view evidence of regional faults and other geologic hazards. The return trip will provide a memorable view of downtown Seattle and a view of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and seawall, two seismically-deficient structures that will soon be replaced. (Cost: $7.70 roundtrip ferry ticket, cash or credit card)

You can sign-up for one of these tours on the paper or online registration form.