ADA Compliance

The Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and AmericasMart is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ASCE/Geo Institute will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. If you require special assistance, please contact us at no later than 20 business days prior to the event. ASCE/Geo Institute cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations 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/Geo 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 January 8 , to receive a refund of the registration fee. A $100 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Additional event tickets will be fully refunded if cancelled in writing by January 8 . There are no refunds after January 8 . Fax cancellation requests to ATTN: Customer Service at (703) 295-6144; e-mail them to; 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 January 8 .

Please do not mail registration forms through the U.S. Postal Service after January 13 to ensure your registration is processed by February 20. After January 13, 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.

Congress Attire

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.

Medical Emergencies

ASCE/Geo Institute hopes that your visit to Atlanta and the 2014 Geo-Congress will be free of medical incident. However, if you become ill at the Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and AmericasMart, please contact the front desk and tell them you have a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. The closest medical facility is:

Emory University Hospital Midtown - (.6 miles away)

550 Peachtree St. NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

No Smoking Policy

ASCE/Geo Institute supports a "No Smoking" policy. Smoking is prohibited at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and AmericasMart and all venues hosting ASCE events.

Post-Congress Evaluations

An electronic evaluation will be sent to all attendees immediately following the Congress.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

You may earn PDHs, which are nationally recognized units of record, by attending Congress technical 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

Recording Policy

Photographic, video or audio recording of any education session is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from both ASCE/Geo Institute and the session presenter(s).

Registration Hours

(Subject to change)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Photograph Release: By attending this congress, I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me by ASCE/Geo Institute during these events to be used for any purpose.

Liability Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in ASCE/Geo 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/Geo 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.