Structures Congress 2017

Denver, Colorado  | April 6–8

Events and Tours


    THURSDAY, APRIL 6 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall
    Enjoy lunch and visit with colleagues as you explore the wide range of products and services displayed in the
    Exhibit Hall.

    Ticket required. Included in Full, Student and Thursday Daily Registration Packages. Additional ticket: $50.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 6 • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    The Structures Congress Welcome Reception is a fun opportunity to network with colleagues and visit the Exhibit
    Hall. Enjoy appetizers and drinks in a relaxed environment.

    Ticket required. Included in Full, Student and Thursday Daily Registration Packages. Additional ticket: $75.

    The networking events and receptions, even if included in your registration package, are ticketed events. In order to receive your ticket, please RSVP by checking the event box when registering.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 7 • 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

    Special Evening Reception Celebrating the Future of SE, hosted by CSI

    CSI LogoLocation — Denver Art Museum         

    Join us for a celebration of the future of structural engineering. Ashraf Habibullah, president and CEO of Computers & Structures, Inc., will host a special dinner reception on Friday, April 7, in conjunction with the Structures Congress 2017. The event will feature entertainment in celebration of the SEI Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering, leadership and initiatives that will revolutionize the future of our amazing profession. Join Ashraf for an evening of fun, inspiration and fabulous prizes. You won’t want to miss this! Ticket includes endlessly flowing champagne, live entertainment, full dinner, hosted bar, and amazing raffle prizes. For more information, please click here

    Additional tickets are required for this reception. Tickets are available through March 31. Regular tickets are $30, and Student tickets are $10. One hundred percent of the ticket sales will benefit the SEI Futures Fund.


    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 • 1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

    Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC)
    The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second-largest performing arts complex in the U.S. This tour will introduce Congress attendees to the unique features of the space and theater, featuring presentations by local engineers from Martin/Martin about the design challenges, as well as presentations by Jody Grossman of Denver Arts & Venues/DPAC about their project, The Next Stage, which seeks to expand the Denver Performing Arts Complex as a major cultural hub for the region. The vision includes a new concert hall, residential towers, a new location for a Denver arts magnet school and an outdoor art park. Get a detailed look into how a stage comes to life and the structural engineering behind it.

    Organized by the Local Planning Committee. Additional registration fee: EB $30, ADV $40 (light refreshment provided)

    SATURDAY, APRIL 8 • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Train to the Plane and the DIA Hotel and Transit Center
    This tour offers conference attendees a behind-the-scenes look at Denver to airport transportation, as well as an opportunity to learn about the engineering of the rail line, and the airport hotel and transit center. The tour is arranged to align with the end of the conference, so attendees can take the train to the airport. Speakers will include representatives from the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the project team, who will describe engineering challenges constructing the train and the airport hotel and transit center. The tour starts at 3:00 p.m. at Union Station and ends at 5:30 p.m. at Denver International Airport. Tour participants arrive at airport approximately 4:40 p.m. Participants can leave earlier if they need to catch a flight.

    Organized by the Local Planning Committee. Additional registration fee: EB $30, ADV $40 

    SATURDAY, APRIL 8 • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    CANCELLED—Denver Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility

    This tour offers an inside look at the Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility, a facility that is typically not open to the public. This facility, completed in 2014, has six tracks with 36 vehicle spots, providing approximately 230,000 square feet of space on four levels; it has earned LEED Gold certification. There are many interesting aspects to the design, including the selection of building materials and the use of BIM. To reach this facility, the tour will begin with a ride on one of Denver’s new commuter rail lines. At the Commercial Rail Maintenance Facility, attendees will be introduced to the operation of the facility and unique challenges associated with its design. The tour starts and ends at the Convention Center.  

    CANCELLED—Organized by the Local Planning Committee. Additional registration fee: EB $30, ADV $40

    View Final Program (PDF) 

    Committee Meeting Schedule (PDF)

  • CSI Reception

    Denver Art Museum
    Friday, April 7 
    6:30 - 11:00 pm

    Celebrating the Future of SE

    $30 per ticket
    Students ticket: $10  
    Tickets sold separately from the registration package
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Partnering Organizations



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