ADA Compliance

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While ASCE/COPRI will make every effort to meet the needs of the physically challenged, accommodations can not be guaranteed without prior notification.

Attendee Packets

Early-bird and Advance registrants will receive their name badges and any tickets ordered at the Registration Desk during registration hours. Early-bird and Advance registrants should present their official registration receipt to on-site registration staff to obtain Conference materials.


The dress code for the Conference is business casual (i.e. slacks, casual dresses) to business attire (i.e., neckties, business suits) for evening events. Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.

Badge Policy and Ribbons

Your name badge is your admission to the educational sessions. Please wear your badge at all times while in the Hotel. ASCE/COPRI recommend your remove your badge when leaving the Hotel. Tickets are required for special events. Where tickets are required, please be sure to bring your tickets with you to each event as you will not be admitted without a ticket. Ribbons will be available at the Registration Desk.

Conference Proceedings

To pick up your Conference Proceedings, present the ticket you received in your registration package to an ASCE staff member at the Registration Desk. After the Conference, proceedings may be ordered by calling 1-800-548-2723 (US) or 703-295-6300 (International). Or you may order through ASCE's Online Bookstore at

International Registrants Tips

Tipping: Service charges or tips are generally not included in published prices in the United States. Restaurant servers, taxi drivers, etc., generally expect a tip of at least 15%-20%.

Electricity: Standard 110v electricity is used in the United States. We regret that ASCE cannot provide adaptors.

Telephone Calls from the United States: Phone calls from hotel rooms can be very expensive, especially to calls placed outside the United States. One of the following options is recommended:

  • Use a pre-paid phone card or cell phone with international dialing capabilities. These are available at many locations, including airports, grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, and at some hotels. They are also available through many online Web sites.
  • Use your personal or corporate telephone charge card.
    Have your family or colleagues call you. There is no charge for calls that are received, but there are large charges for calls you initiate.

Meeting Room Overcrowding

ASCE/COPRI will make every effort to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance. Since some topics may be extremely popular, it is wise to select alternative sessions as you plan your Conference schedule. ASCE/COPRI and Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina personnel are REQUIRED to follow local fire regulations and may ask participants in rooms filled to capacity to choose another session.

No Smoking Policy

ASCE/COPRI support a "No Smoking" policy. Smoking is prohibited in the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

You may earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) - nationally recognized units of record - by attending technical sessions.
Please note there are differences from state to state in continuing education requirements for professional engineering licensure. ASCE follows NCEES guidelines on continuing professional competency. Since continuing education requirements for P.E. license renewal vary from state to state, ASCE strongly recommends that individuals regularly check with their state registration board(s) on their specific continuing education requirements that affect P.E. licensure and the ability to renew licensure. For details on your state's requirements, please visit:

Program and Session Cancellation

ASCE/COPRI reserve the right to cancel programs and/or sessions because of low registration. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds, if applicable. Programs and sessions are subject to change, and ASCE/COPRI reserve the right to substitute a program, session, and/or speaker of equal caliber to fulfill the educational requirements.

Recording of Sessions

Video or audio recording of any educational session is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from ASCE/COPRI and the session presenter(s).


Photograph Release:
By submitting a Registration form, I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me during these events by ASCE/COPRI to be used for any purpose.

Liability Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in ASCE/COPRI events and activities at my own free and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly that I am, as a result, able to participate in ASCE/COPRI events, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well being. I also agree not to allow any other individual to participate in my place.