Concrete Restoration Tour of Alcatraz
Including the 2017 ICRI Project of the Year
You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to participate in a concrete restoration tour of Alcatraz Island during the ICRI 2018 Spring Convention.
Wednesday, April 11
Noon to 5:00 pm
Additional Fee Applies: $100 per person
You must register for this historic tour when registering for the 2018 Spring Convention.
Tour price includes bus transportation, boat ride, tickets, and box lunch.
SPACE IS LIMITED.
This tour was created specifically for ICRI and will be led by the experts at the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI). The CPI trains and inspires military service members, connects them to civilian careers in concrete, construction, and infrastructure while preserving national landmarks.
Participants will also tour the ICRI’s 2017 Project of the Year, Historic Category: The Alcatraz Quartermaster Building Restoration Project which is not included in the public tours.
Buses leave the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel shortly after Noon and will return in time to attend the Welcome Reception that evening. A separate registration fee is required and includes the customized tour of Acatraz, transportation from and to the hotel, a box lunch, and the boat ride to and back from the island. Participants wishing to stay longer than the tour will need to arrange for their own transportation back to the hotel.
What to wear: https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/plan-your-trip/what-wear
Thank you to our Alcatraz sponsors:
Alcatraz Transportation Sponsor
Alcatraz Boxed Lunch Sponsor
CPI Field School Program, an official US Military Career Skills Program (CSP), is available to eligible service members during their last 180 days of service, at our Pearl Harbor and Alcatraz Island locations. CPI trains and prepares transitioning service members for long-term civilian employment and, as a partner of the National Park Service (NPS), completes needed landmark preservation, building repair, and infrastructure projects important to the longevity of our country’s National Parks. Participants in the Field School remain on active duty status while spending 12 weeks receiving hands-on and lecture oriented training, real world experience in planning and executing projects on national landmarks, and interview with leading companies for immediate placement.
CPI is connected nationwide with large and small industry companies in need of quality workforce. CPI facilitates employment longevity by matching candidates with positions well-suited to their goals and aptitudes and with employers in their desired geographic regions. CPI works with candidates to develop resumes, build interview skills, and relate their military occupational specialties to specific career paths and companies of interest. The career outlook includes skilled trades and management positions in concrete, construction, materials, manufacturing, quality control, transportation, logistics, business, sales, information technology, resource management, public service, and research, among others. CPI connects college-bound military service members to related university programs and stays connected with the veteran/students to assist with internships and eventual career placements.
Battleship Row's concrete mooring quays are among of the last visible reminders of the surprise 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the devastating event that propelled the United States into WWII. Alcatraz Island’s structures, originally built by the US military in defense of the San Francisco Bay, stand as testimony to rich layers of military, civil rights, and federal prison history. Averaging approximately 5000 visitors/day each, these sites mirror deferred maintenance issues plaguing overall US infrastructure. CPI’s high profile, publicly promoted programs preserve irreplaceable cultural heritage and attract PR and media coverage helping educate broad audiences about needed critical resources for National Parks and other public sites, infrastructure, and military veterans. CPI broadens their impact by attracting sponsors from outside the industry, engaging in applied research, and working with their military Field School participants to mentor local youth during local community service projects.