The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel at 5 Embarcadero Center is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While ASCE will make every effort to meet the needs of the physically challenged, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.
Badge Policy and Ribbons
Your name and badge is your admission to the Congress. Please wear your badge at all times while in the hotel. ASCE/TAC Institute recommends you remove your badge when leaving the hotel. Where tickets are required, please bring them with you as you will not be admitted without one. Ribbons will be available at the Congress registration desk.
Cancellation must be received in writing at ASCE headquarters by October 3, 2012, to receive a refund of the registration fee. A $65 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Additional event tickets will be fully refunded if cancelled in writing by September 26. There are no refunds after October 3. Fax cancellation requests to ATTN: Customer Service at (703) 295-6144; e-mail them to email@example.com; or mail to ASCE Attn:Customer Service, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400, USA. NO REFUNDS will be granted for cancellations received after October 3.
Please do not mail registration forms through the U.S. Postal Service after October 10 to ensure your registration is processed by October 19. After this date, registrations must be secured with a credit card. If you are paying by credit card, please register online via the link on the Congress website or download the PDF registration form and submit it onsite along with your full credit card payment.
For more information on San Francisco or the surrounding area, please contact the San Francisco Visitor Information Center directly or visit the destination page on this Web site.
San Francisco Visitor Information Center
900 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 391-2000
The dress code for the Congress is business casual (slacks, casual dress). Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.
ASCE/TAC Institute hopes that your visit to San Francisco and the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering will be free of medical incident. However, if you become ill at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel at 5 Embarcadero Center, please contact the front desk and tell them you have a medical emergency that requires immediate attention.
No Smoking Policy
ASCE supports a "No Smoking" policy. Smoking is prohibited at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel at 5 Embarcadero Center and all venues hosting ASCE events.
An electronic evaluation will be sent to all attendees immediately following the Congress.
Professional Development Hours (PDH)
You may earn PDHs, which are nationally recognized units of record, by attending Congress concurrent sessions and short courses. 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 go to www.ncees.org/licensure/licensing_boards.
Photographic, video or audio recording of any education session is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from both ASCE and the session presenter(s).
Registration Hours (subject to Change)
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Photograph Release: By attending this Congress, I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me by ASCE/TAC Institute during these events to be used for any purpose.
Liability Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in ASCE/TAC Institute 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/TAC Institute 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.
Weather in San Francisco
Fall in San Francisco is truly the best time of year for weather. Days are warm and sunny, sometimes blisteringly and nights are mild and clear. Rainfall is rare, the fog has cleared and the long warming process has reached its magnificent zenith, making October and early November among the best months to visit San Francisco.
The average high is 66 degrees F/ 24 degrees C and low 52 degrees F/11 degrees C.