High Sierra Dam Tech Tour

Hello Civils,
 
Hope your summers have been going great and you have recharged to start the new 2014 – 2015 school year!!
 
With fall quarter around the corner Cal Geo is excited to anounce our Fall 2014 Tech Tour. This will be the first of three planned for the year. Fall quarter we will be going to High Sierra Dam and it will be an exciting experience where we will be hiking, camping, and touring for three days viewing great systems we civil engineers design. We will be hiking to 8 different dams, we will also be seeing a couple of other important infrastructure systems. The tour will take place from September 29 through October 1. The tour will consist three days full of hiking to dams and bonding with fellow students. This will be a great way to kickstart the new school year and become involved with a great and fun club. If you are interested in attending this tour please respond promptly because space is limited. Confirmations to attend the tour must be made by September 14, 2014 to:

Alberto Pedroza
Cal Geo President
albertop@csupomona.edu

Rafael Cabrera
Cal Geo Event Coordinator
Rcabrera1@csupomona.edu

 
We will be replying to all questions we have received by email promptly for those who have already emailed with interest in the tour.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer break!

Cal Geo Tech Tour – Skanska Civil USA

Next Friday, April 12th, Cal Geo will be hosting an awesome tech tour with the big time general contractor Skanska USA Civil. Skanska will be allowing full access to some of their large heavy civil transportation job sites. They will be taking us through thier I-215 and Colton Crossing jobs during construction. The I-215 job includes several new concrete bridges, freeway widening, and several large retaining walls. The Colton Crossing is a unique grade seperation job between BNSF and UPRR tracks that includes a large MSE wall system, backfilled with cellcrete, and a steel girder bridge. Don’t miss this great oppurtunity to see real life projects and the engineering that goes on behind them. This is also a great networking oppurtunity. One of our current officers landed an intership with Skanska by networking at last year’s tech tour.

Carpools will be leaving from Cal Poly Police station at 8am sharp and will be arriving at Skanka’s Riverside office by 9am. The tour will run until 1pm and carpools should arrive back at Cal Poly by 2pm. All safety equipment will be provided by Skanska. However you must wear boots (work boots or hiking boots) and pants. If interested, please email Nathan Tourtellote at nathant@csupomona.edu to reserve your spot. There is a limit of 12 and it will be first come first serve, so hurry up!

Hope to see you guys there!!

Cal Geo Meeting 4/7/13

Come to Cal Geo’s meeting this Thursday, March 6th, in Room 17-1635, during U-Hour, to see Josh Hilton and Derek Deutscher from Condon-Johnson & Associates give a presentation about working at their company.  Condon-Johnson is a contracting and engineering company with expertise in drilled shafts, shoring, soil nailing, sheet piling, jet grouting, and installing stone columns.  Enjoy Mr. Hilton’s and Mr. Deutscher’s great presentation along with some delicious L&L Hawaiian BBQ.  Hope to see you there!

GeoWall Wins First Place at Nationals

Congratulations to the GeoWall team who placed 1st at the ASCE Geo-Institute 2013 National GeoChallenge down in San Diego this Monday, March 4th!  This has been the second straight year that Cal Poly Pomona’s GeoWall team has taken home the prestigious Atterberg Cup trophy at Nationals, and they hope to keep the tradition alive in upcoming years.  Please come out to root the team on as they compete again at PSWC 2013 at USC, where they hope to hold their top standing.  Way to go GeoWall team!

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Cal Poly Pomona Recreation Center Tech Tour

This Friday, March 1st, CalGeo will be having a great tech tour at the Recreation Center that is currently being built on campus.  Geocon West will be hosting the tour as the contractor will be installing drilled shaft piles.  Don’t miss this great local opportunity to see some great geotechnical engineering in practice at 10:00 a.m. near the tennis courts.  If interested, contact Nathan at nathant@csupomona.edu.  See you guys there!

First Place – MSE Wall Design

We’d like to congratulate Cal Poly Pomona’s team for their astounding performance during the national competition for the MSE Wall Design.  This is a great accomplishment to be added to the multiple successes the civil engineering students at Cal Poly Pomona have had throughout the years.   Thanks again to those who devoted countless hours to this project!