Exclusive Tours for NSPECon 2023 Attendees

Join the Engineering-Focused Tours in Louisville!

Thank you to our local hosts, who arranged two special engineering tours for NSPECon 2023 attendees. Visit the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District’s (MSD’s) Rowan Pump Station and Churchill Downs for behind-the-scenes looks at these amazing Louisville construction projects. 

Transportation will be provided from and back to the Louisville Hyatt Regency. Space is limited for each tour. More details are below. Reserve your space now!

Rowan Pump Station - Wednesday, August 2 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

$45.00 per person - Capacity is limited to 25 people

Louisville MSD’s Rowan Pump Station – one of the deepest submersible pump stations in the United States – is a 40-foot internal diameter, 225-foot-deep shaft with a firm pumping capacity of 50 million gallons per day. This pump station utilizes twelve (12) Xylem/Flygt pumps: ten (10) 250HP, 2849 GPM Main Pumps and two (2) 160HP, 1030 GPM Grit Pumps to dewater Louisville MSD’s Waterway Protection Tunnel – a 4 mile long, 20-foot internal diameter structure built 200-feet below Louisville. The Rowan Pump Station is prominently situated within the boundaries of Waterfront Development Corp’s future Waterfront Park Phase IV Expansion and features an award-winning architectural façade design to compliment the award-winning park. Construction of this project took approximately two years and costs $25 million.

Churchill Downs - Saturday, August 5 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

$60.00 per person - Capacity is limited to 45 people*

*Attendees who want a sneak peek into the construction areas must bring boots, safety glasses and a hard hat.

Thank you to Qk4, Inc. for sponsoring tour transportation!

Join us on an exhilarating journey through the iconic Churchill Downs, where history and innovation collide! Get ready to witness firsthand the thrilling transformation of this legendary racecourse as we unveil the extraordinary enhancements and ongoing construction of the magnificent $200 million paddock.

Immerse yourself in the heart of horse racing excellence as you explore the hallowed grounds that have witnessed the triumphs of champions throughout the ages. From the thundering hooves on the racetrack to the electric atmosphere that permeates the air, every moment spent at Churchill Downs is a testament to the enduring spirit of this sporting marvel.

Experience the thrill of anticipation as you walk in the footsteps of legends, admiring the state-of-the-art upgrades and cutting-edge technologies that are reshaping the future of racing. As you venture deeper into the construction site, you’ll gain exclusive insights into the meticulous planning and groundbreaking techniques that make this project a true engineering marvel. Witness the skilled craftsmen and visionary architects and engineers who are painstakingly transforming a dream into reality, ensuring that every detail is perfected to elevate the racing experience to new heights.

Whether you’re a seasoned racing enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this extraordinary tour of Churchill Downs promises an unforgettable adventure. Prepare to be captivated by the rich heritage, electrifying energy, and awe-inspiring innovations that make Churchill Downs an unrivaled destination for horse racing enthusiasts worldwide.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the privileged few who witness the birth of a new era at Churchill Downs. Book your tour today and be part of history in the making!


Earn a PDH Before Arriving in Louisville with this exclusive pre-conference webinar!

Racing Towards Excellence: Enhancing Customer Experience and Improving Safety at Churchill Downs

Neal Crawford, P.E. and President, NSPE-KY

Qk4 Inc.


To whet your appetite for NSPECon 2023, we offer an amazing webinar by Neil Crawford, P.E. an accomplished engineer and project manager at Qk4 Inc. Gain knowledge about the history of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby and its economic impacts on the state of Kentucky. Learn about recent improvement projects to enhance the customer experience and also projects to improve equine/horseman safety and expand the racing operations. Listen to the recording – FREE to NSPE Members

Register today for NSPECon 2023!

Add one or both tour tickets to your NSPECon 2023 registration.