Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region CECAR 7

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii | August 30 - September 2, 2016



    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    T1 - Honolulu Water Reclamation Facility - HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    T2 - Covanta Honolulu (H-POWER) Recycling & Waste Processors- HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    T3 - Honolulu Rail Project Tour
    1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is constructing what will ultimately be a 20-mile, elevated transit system. This tour will follow construction of much of the initial segment from Kapolei to Aloha Stadium. The tour will culminate in an in depth briefing on the project at the Rail Operations center and will in include a short tour of that facility. The tour will depart from Hilton Hawaiian Village promptly at 1:30 p.m. and return to the hotel around 5:00 p.m.

    Required Dress Code: Attendees must wear closed-toe shoes suitable for construction site. Hard hats, if required, will be provided by HART.

    For more information about the project, see www.honolulutransit.org.

    Transportation to the tour site will be provided from the Hilton Hawaiian Village

    On-Site: $50

    Tour Capacity: 25 people

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    T4 - Hawaiian Aquaponic Farm Tour
    1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Presented by: Kunia Country Farms

    Imagine growing food without having to rely on the soil, or adding water, or even needing to use power. Welcome to the world of aquaponics - a cross between aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (water-based farming). Located at the historic Kunia Camp Country Farms provides locally grown produce without utilizing the island's natural resources. Fish in large tanks provide the nutrients necessary for crops to mature. The long rows of plant roots absorb the nutrients and the clean water is returned to the fish, beginning the process over again. Started 5 years ago, the farm is one of the island's largest suppliers of leafy green vegetables.

    Continue your tour next door at Oahu's first tasting room and distillery, Manualele Distillers. Heirloom sugar canes originally brought to the islands by the early Polynesians are hand crafted into one of the world's finest pure cane rums. Learn about the history behind the sugar canes, the fermentation process distilling and barreling before ending the tour in the tasting room. For those not of drinking age, step up to the juice bar and sample the differences in flavor of individual varieties of sugar cane.

    The tour will last approximately two hours. Visit www.kuniacountryfarms.com and www.kohanarum.com for more information.

    Required Dress Code: Dress code is casual and comfortable - shorts and t-shirts acceptable. Covered shoes required (suggest comfortable for walking) - NO slippers, sandals, open-toes shoes or high heels. Depending on weather conditions - rain jacket, poncho or umbrella may be necessary. Sunscreen is recommended.

    Transportation to the tour site will be provided from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

    Advanced: $65
    On-Site: $75

    Tour Capacity: 50 people

    T5 - Sand Island Treatment Plant Tours HAS BEEN CANCELLED, We apologize for any inconvenience.

    T6 - Nu'uanu Watershed Tour

    1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Presented by: Honolulu Board of Water Supply

    Experience the outdoors and learn the important role watershed areas play in our island's water cycle. Set sights on panoramic valley views, and windborne clouds as they move across mountaintops and forests that reach toward the skies. Nu'uanu Reservoir #4 is a historic site that holds a rich heritage of ancient Hawaiian legends. This is walking tour. Participants should wear appropriate shoes and feel comfortable walking up to two miles. 

    • Learn how the water cycle is related to weather and climate
    • Learn about the events (including warfare and land control), people (including Kamehameha, Kekuhaupio, Kalaniopuu, Kiwalao, Keoua, Keawemauhili, Kahekili, Kalanikupule, Davies, and Young), and ideas (including foreign advisors' weaponry, and strategies) that led to the unification of the Hawaiian Islands
    • Discover why recycling and conservation of resources are important

    Please note, tour will not be cancelled due to typical and normal rainy weather - most rain showers are passing and do not last for long. Tour may be cancelled if there is very heavy rain and flash flood warning and public safety issues are imminent.

    Complete description of the watershed tour 

    Transportation to the tour site will be provided from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

    Safety First!
    Safety is our number one priority. Visitors must be 9 or older. Those 9-17 years old must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult. Other restrictions may be imposed by the BWS in the interest of public safety, which may include cancellation of tours without notification, rescheduling tours, refusing entry or removing from the tour any person who poses a potential threat to the safety of those present. Backpacks, purses, bags, etc. are not allowed at the facility and are subject to inspection.  During the walk-through portion, visitors are required to wear hard hats and safety glasses.  Hard hats, safety glasses and earplugs will be provided. BWS will provide required safety glasses and hard hats. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver form prior to attending the tour. 

    Required Dress Code:  Dress code is casual and comfortable – shorts and t-shirts acceptable.  Covered shoes required (suggest comfortable for walking) – NO slippers, sandals, open-toed shoes or high heels.  Depending on weather conditions – rain jacket, poncho or umbrella may be necessary.  Insect repellent and sunscreen recommended.  

    Advanced: $40
    On-Site: $50

    Tour Capacity: 60 people

    Dress Code For All Tours

    Casual attire: t-shirts, shorts or long pants are recommended, see individual tours for specific requirements.
    Outdoor tours: rain jacket/poncho, sunscreen and insect repellent are highly recommended.
    Covered footwear (i.e. shoes or sneakers) required for all tours, no high heels or bare feet allowed.
    Water Recycling Facility: shirtsleeves, long pants, covered shoes (no high heels) required.


    Experience all the island has to offer. Tour and activity information 

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ACECC Members

ACECC - Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council American Society of Civil Engineers Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering Engineers Australia Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers Institution of Civil Engineers India Institution of Engineers Bangladesh Institute of Engineers Pakistan Japan Society of Civil Engineers Korean Society of Civil Engineers Mongolian Association of Civil Engineers ACECC - Nepal Engineers Association Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers ACECC - Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Association