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Montreal, c’est si bon! This French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada, and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. A horse-drawn carriage ride around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavor. The Basilique Notre-Dame is a confection of stained glass, and the Plateau Mont-Royal district will delight you with its quaint boutiques and cafés. Dig in to a massive plate of poutine to fuel up for a tour of the epic Olympic Park. Officially, Montréal is the most populous municipality in Quebec and the 2nd-most populous in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary,” it is believed to be named after Mount Royal. The city occupies most of the Island of Montreal, as well as many smaller peripheral islands, most significantly Île Bizard.

Montréal never fails to charm with its irresistibly unique blend of European chic, avant-garde attitude and North American urban effervescence. In this vibrant metropolis of culture and fine dining, skyscrapers soar next to craft shops, and visitors and locals alike enjoy the world-renowned international festivals. It is a unique and fascinating city offering exciting entertainment and cultural diversity. An island set along the almighty St. Lawrence River, Montreal is known as the city built around a mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views from the mountain lookout, when on a clear day you can see forever.

The condensed week is full of activities for you to attend, such as Committee Meetings, Product Presentations Lunch and Learn and the Awards Breakfast featuring the presentation of ADSC’s prestigious Safety Awards. We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal!

Tentative Agenda:

Monday, July 31
1:00pm-5:00pm Registration
3:00pm-5:00pm Executive Committee (Closed Meeting)
Tuesday, August 1 
7:00am-8:00am Buffet Breakfast
6:30am Sponsors Table Set  up
7:00am-9:00am Registration
7:30am-8:00am Board Colloquium (Closed Meeting)
8:00am-9:00am Safety Committee
9:00am-9:30am Break
9:30am-10:30am Governance Committee
9:30am-10:30am IAF Trustees (Closed Meeting)
10:30am-11:45am Anchored Earth Retention Committee
12:00N-1:15pm Product Presentation Lunch
1:15pm-1:45pm Networking Untapped
1:45pm-3:00pm Chapter Presidents Council
3:00pm-3:45pm Industry Initiatives: Public Advocacy & Manpower
3:45pm-4:45pm Associate Members Committee
6:00pm-8:00pm Welcome To Montreal Reception
Wednesday, August 2
8:00am-2:00pm Golf Tournament Isle d’Montreal Golf Club
4:00pm-6:00pm Eastern Canadian Chapter Meeting
Thursday, August  3
7:30am-8:30am ADSC Awards Breakfast
8:30am-9:45am Micropile Committee
9:00am-3:00pm Montreal Walking Tour
9:45am-11:15am Business Solutions: Employee Engagement + Positive Accountability =  Company Results
11:15am-12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm-1:30pm Drilled Shaft Committee
1:30pm-2:00pm Networking Break
2:00pm-2:45pm Industry Advancement Steering Committee
2:45pm-4:30pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:00pm-10:00pm Final Night Event – Circus á la Montréal at the Science Center


Special Events

Wednesday, August 2
8:30am-2:00pm                      ADSC Golf Tournament at the Isle d’Montreal Golf Club
The Ireland Course (links course) reflects the personality and the character of architect Pat Ruddy as well as his country of origin. A par 71 of 6820 yards of greenery and dunes, this course, typically Irish Links, is unique in Canada. You will not forget this spectacular layout. This course, open to wind and pot bunker type sand traps, will challenge the boldest players. Moreover, three double greens, with gigantic dimensions, testify the original character of this course inspired by the origins of the game of golf. Most importantly, five sets of starting tees make this course accessible to all level of golfers.

The Ireland Course has an exotic layout. The striking features will make you imagine you have crossed the Atlantic. You will have the impression of being alone on the course, since the majestic relief of the dunes isolate you from the other fairways. In short, an authentic Links course without water obstacle (except for hole number 12), dunes reaching 50 feet in height, 71 pot bunkers, and several varieties of fescues and wild flowers, will bring you the feeling of being in Ireland making you live an unforgettable golf experience.  Light lunch following and shuttle provided.

Addtional Fees: $275 per player (Maximum of 72 Players and You Must Register Before June 30, 2017 )

Thursday, August 3

7:30am-8:30am          ADSC Awards Breakfast
Don’t miss the 2017 Safety Awards presentation! Find out who will be recognized for their efforts
promoting safety on the job.

9:00am-3:00pm          Montreal Walking Tour With Lunch At Historic Auberge Saint-Gabriel
Discover Old Montréal’s history and charm as you explore its maze of cobblestone lanes and the largest concentration of 17th, 18th and 19th century buildings in North America. This remarkable collection of architecture embodies a rich cultural heritage; as home to North America’s original explorers and traders each street and building represents a page of history.

By foot, in company of your knowledgeable guide, you will discover a remarkable collection of architecture boasting a rich cultural heritage; as home to North America’s original explorers and traders each street and building represents a page of history. Featured on this guided tour are the beautiful restoration projects which have revitalized the Old Port, City Hall, early marketplaces and civic buildings, original financial district, historical homes, churches and Place Jacques-Cartier, site of 17th century skirmishes and now a centre of lively street life. A stop at the Notre-Dame Basilica cannot be forgotten. Large enough to hold 4,000 worshipers, this breathtaking structure, with its glorious interior décor of sculpted wood, paint, gold leaf and stained glass, was designed by an Irish-American Protestant architect, James O’Donnell, in 1824.

The tour will end with lunch at the historic Auberge Saint-Gabriel. Built in 1688 by a French soldier, Auberge Saint-Gabriel was the first inn in North America. In the 19th century, the Auberge was turned Into a private mansion and in 1914 the inn was restored to its original vocation as Auberge Saint- Gabriel. The Auberge has become a monument to the history of a people, with playful nods to our recent and not-so-recent past.

Addtional Fees: $100 per person

9:45am-11:15am              Business Solutions: Employee Engagement + Positive Accountability = Company Result
Presented by Carlos Maese.
Carlos and his company Human Dynamics have worked extensively with companies in the construction industry for many years, several of whom are ADSC members. This educational session is a component of Business Solutions, and will present the findings from the latest research on”employee engagement”. Carlos will tie these findings in with elements of driving ACCOUNTABILITY to achieve the highest level of performance out of every employee of the company.

6:00pm-10:00pm              Final Night Reception/Dinner “Circus à la Montreal” at the Science Center

The setting for our Final Night fête is the Montréal Science Centre which is  located in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal and offers stunning panoramic view of Old Montreal and entertained by the Cirque Carpe Diemn, the multidisciplinary artists based in Montreal. Cirque Carpe Diemʼs amazing aerial acrobats will guarantee a  a sensory experience and  magical moment you will not forget!  An event not to be missed!


Planning Your Activities
In 2017, Montréal marks its 375th anniversary, Canada’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 with exciting festivities highlighting the city’s rich history, diversity and vibrant creativity! From east to west, Montréal comes alive with activities.

For information on what to do in Montreal, visit

The average high at this time of year is mid 70s and average low is mid 50.  The dress norm for the week is business casual.

Hotel & Travel Information
Hyatt Regency Montreal is our host hotel for the week. To receive the ADSC group rate, guests must identify their affiliation with the ADSC when making reservations.  ADSC group rates are for Single/Double occupancy. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. After the inventory has been depleted, the next available class and rates will prevail.  Make your reservations early!

Single/Double Guest Room                              CAD  $250.00
Call toll free to the Central Reservation at 800.361.8234 or go online at
before July 7, 2017 to make your hotel reservations. Any reservation received after this date, will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Rates are good for three days prior and three days post conference, based on availability.  For cancellation of reservations, up to 72 hours prior to arrival, refunds will be made. No refund of your deposits will be made within 72 hours. If you do cancel your guest room, be sure to obtain a cancellation number.

A guarantee of one night’s room and tax deposit is required at the time a reservation is made. The hotel will accept check or credit cards for deposits. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00am.

Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H5B 1E5

Travel Documents to Enter Canada
You will need a valid Passport for entry.

The hotel is approximately 40 minutes from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport.  Cab fare is approximately $40.00 one way and may change without notice.

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is served by 30 operate regular or seasonal flights out of Montréal-Trudeau. Your airline is your best source of flight information.

ADSC Meeting Cancellation Policy

A 100% refund, less a $50 processing fee, is allowed on cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, June 30, 2017.  No refunds after June 30, 2017. All refund request must be in writing and can be emailed to 


Welcome to Montreal  – Reception – $350, $700, $1,000

SOLD Coffee Breaks * $950 Each                                                                                                                                              

SOLD Tuesday Conference Breakfast    $3,500                                                                              

SOLD Thursday ADSC Awards Breakfast $3,500                                                                                       

Final Night Cocktail Reception * $2,500                                                                                                            

SOLD Final Night Dinner “Circus à la Montreal” at the Science Center * $5,000                                         

Final Night Entertainment * $5,000                                                                   

SOLD Final Night Dinner Wine  $3,000                                                                                           

Conference Website Banner $500                                                                                 

SOLD Guest Room Key Card $3,500                      

Golf Holes * $295 per hole                                                                                                                                

SOLD Lanyards  $900                                                                                                                               

SOLD Full Page Ad  $300                                                                                                                             

½ Page Ad  $150