Schedule at glance
Thursday May 26:
5:30 - 6:45pm CHSA members MEETING (all attendees welcome)
7:00 - 8:00pm Evening reception
Friday May 27:
9:00 - 9:15
Opening remarks by Dean Frederick Steiner
9:15 - 10:00
opening keynote lecture BY PROF. RICHARD CLEARY:
"Austin, Growing city limits"
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:30
Presentation Sessions (3 parallel)
12:30 - 1:15
1:15 - 3:30
Presentation sessions (3 PARALLEL)
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:00
presentation sessions (3 PARALLEL)
5:00 - 6:00
kEYNOTE LECTURE BY TOM PETERS:
"Eiffel of Paris; Jenney of Chicago; and their French Engineering Education"
6:15 - 7:30
CHSA Members happy hour (ALL ATTENDEES and visitors WELCOME) FREEDSMEN'S Lounge (2402 San Gabriel ST, Austin, TX)
Dinner (small groups)
Saturday May 28:
9:00 - 10:00
KEYNOTE lecture BY ROBERTO MELI:
"Knowledge transference in the birth of a Colonial Mexican architecture in the 16th century: The monastic temples and the aqueduct of Padre Tembleque."
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:15
PRESENTATION SESSIONs (3 PARALLEL)
12:15 - 12:45
cLOSING REMARKS AND CONCLUSIONS
12:45 - 1:30
1:30 - 7:00
TOURS (check registration desk for meet up location)
DINNER (SMALL GROUPS)
Saturday Afternoon Tours
WALKING TOUR OF AUSTIN (INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
Join Dr. Richard Cleary on a walking tour exploring Austin’s history through the architecture of The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas State Capitol, and an introduction to the city’s main street, Congress Avenue. This tour will visit the Capitol’s areas closed to regular tours, and we’ll be able to have an inside-out tour of the building from the foundations up to areas of the dome. Tour members will have to be able to handle some fairly tight stairs and catwalks and be able to duck around some low structural features. Almost all of the visit will be in conditioned space. The group will find the building of great interest. It is a transitional structure in many ways: a combination of load-bearing masonry construction (limestone, granite, brick) and iron (cast and wrought), thoughtful strategies for ventilation, a lighting scheme that hedged the bet on gas vs electricity. In this walking tour of Austin you also will hear about the history and legends of this great American city. Visit Austin’s National Landmarks: Texas State Capitol (an Italian Renaissance Revival begun in the 1870s) and the Governors Mansion. Travel down Austin’s main street (Congress Avenue) and get recommendations from locals on where to eat great BBQ and hear the best music!
SAN ANTONIO FRANCISCAN MISSIONS (INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
This afternoon tour will offer a visit to the National Park of the Franciscan Missions at San Antonio Texas. These historic landmarks built during the 18th Century have been designated as World Heritage Site within UNESCO’s list. The outstanding craft and elaborate stone carving makes this historic buildings unique in NorthAmerica. The tour will be guided by specialists involved in the restoration and preparation of the nomination dossier submitted to UNESCO.
PAINTED CHURCHES OF TEXAS (INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
This afternoon tour will offer a visit to Central Texas countryside visiting the historic churches also know as The Painted Churches. These buildings near Schulenburg TX reveal the delicate artistry of Czech and German immigrants to this Texan region. Exuberant decorations characterize this historic structures as an example of the cultural transference that took place during the 19th-century. The tour will be guided by local historians.
AUSTIN BRIDGES (INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
Transportation, Austin and immediate surroundings (included in registration fee)
This tour will offer an afternoon visit to three innovative wire-supported structures. These bridges are Central Texas transportation landmarks: a multilevel Post-Modernist interchange, a suspended-deck arch bridge, and a fin-back bridge. Co-lead by a retired TxDOT senior bridge engineer and a TxDOT bridge historian.
HILL COUNTRY TOUR (OPTIONAL AND NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
This day-long tour is scheduled for Sunday May 29th. The tour attendees will visit several notable bridges including an extremely rare concrete truss, a rehabilitated suspension bridge constructed by an important Texas builder, and a fin-back. Along the way we will see a sweeping landscape made legendary by Chester Nimitz, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert E Lee. Tour includes Texas-style BBQ for lunch and dinner at a microbrewery specializing in German food (at attendee expense). Please notice that this tour is not included within the registration fee and although is offered for the Meeting attendees, the CHSA is not involved in the organization. If you are interested in this tour please send us an inquiry here we will contact you directly and provide more information about this tour
Registration for tours will be first come first serve at the meeting registration table. Register now and save your spot on the tour of your preference!