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Technical Tour

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $50

OttawaU Seismic Refit & Blasting Research Facilities

The tour will start with a visit to OttawaU to view the seismic re-fit and blasting research facilities. OttawaU houses the only shock tube facility in Canada used for blasting research. Researchers are also working on exciting new techniques to be used for seismic re-fit of existing structures. Come learn how advances in our understanding of seismicity may be combined with practical solutions to make our builders safer.

Old Dominion Observatory – NRCAN

The Seismology Survey Building, known as Building 7, is a rectangular three-storey brick structure with a flat roof. The facility was built between 1913 and 1914 and is associated with the history of geophysical research and earthquake monitoring. Its construction reflected the expansion of the federal role in pure and applied research to enhance the country's scientific and economic development.

We will be getting a tour of the seismic instrument vault as well as a presentation to discuss the current seismic monitoring and seismic hazard work that is performed by NRCan for the National Building Code of Canada, and connect how it is applied to our practice.

Little Italy Lunch - Pub Italia

"Where the Emerald Isle Meets the Boot".

Pub Italia is a cozy, quirky, mélange of an Irish Pub and an Italian Trattoria. With an expansive beer "bible" and Italian food doubling as pub fare you are sure to enjoy this pit stop.