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!!