Please join us March 23-25, 2017 for the Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah!
APT or Regional Chapter Member - $200
Non-Member or late registration (after March 1) - $250
Speakers - $100
You will be asked to select which Field Session you would like to attend as part of your registration.
Field Session 1 | Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island is a Utah state park in the Great Salt Lake, about one hour north of Salt
Lake City. The field session will begin at the park visitor center on the north end of the
island, where the Executive Director of the Friends of the Great Salt Lake will discuss the
natural history and ecology of this unique place.
We’ll then drive south, stopping along the way for views of the lake and abundant wildlife
like waterfowl, bison and pronghorn antelope. Our destination is a historic ranch that
was established in 1848 by the island’s first permanent resident, Fielding Garr, who was
sent to the island by the Mormon Church to oversee the church’s sheep and cattle herds.
We’ll have lunch and then tour the well-preserved ranch buildings, including an 1848
adobe ranch house, bunkhouse, and sheep barn, all the while taking in the spectacular
view across the lake to the Wasatch Mountains. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for
Field Session 2 | Cast Metal and Local Trails (Sorry, Field Session 2 is FULL)
Part A – Historical Arts & Casting
Salt Lake City is privileged to be the home of Historical Arts & Casting (HACI), one of the
premier ornamental metalcasters in the United States and abroad.
HACI recently collaborated on the restoration of the cast iron dome of the US Capitol in
For over forty years, HACI has been actively involved in the design, manufacturing,
installation and restoration of cast metal ornamentation – learn how everything comes
together under one roof.
Part B – Salt Lake City, Crossroads of the West
Many trails in the American West intersected in the Salt Lake Valley. This walking tour
will explore 19th century emigration and settlement through a series of significant sites
in Salt Lake City. Places and information will be related to the California Trail and the
Hastings Cutoff (Donner Party), the Mormon emigration and establishment of the city,
and the Pony Express and transcontinental telegraph. The significance of native tribes and
mountain men will also be considered in this story of intersecting trails.
Note: Downtown Salt Lake City is pedestrian-friendly, but distances shown graphically
on printed guides can be deceptive. City blocks are 1/8 mile in length and the streets
are extra-wide. A 3-block walk in Salt Lake City is equivalent to 5 or 6 blocks in other
towns. Wear comfortable walking shoes and consider carrying a water bottle. And come
prepared for cold, windy weather — we never know what to expect in March here on the
western range of the Rocky Mountains.
Field Session 3 | Salt Lake City Seismic
Building on the seismic paper sessions, this field session will provide in-depth review of
completed and in-progress structural upgrades and seismic mitigation retrofits.
The base isolators, structural upgrades and other aspects of comprehensive restorations
will be viewed at the Utah State Capitol and the Salt Lake City-County Building. The latter
building was the first historic building in the United States to receive a seismic upgrade
using base isolators and is currently receiving additional structural changes.
The Tabernacle on Temple Square will be visited to learn more about the upgrade of this
unique structure and its setting. The field session may also include tours of an in-progress
historic renovation/seismic retrofit of the 1935 library at the University of Utah and other
recent Salt Lake City projects.
Note: While a bus will transport us between sites, this field session will involve substantial
walking and climbing of stairs and some short fixed ladders. Active construction
sites will be visited so personal protective equipment will be required (bring your own if
possible). Rough walking surfaces, dust, snagging surfaces, etc. are likely so please dress