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  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!

Skanska Site Visit

As announced at our meeting, there will be a tech tour this Friday which will run from about 9am to 2pm.  We will be meeting at Skanska’s Riverside office at 9am for a safety meeting, then we will go to the site from there in Skanska trucks (you cannot take your own vehicle to the site).  On site we will see CIDH Piles being built, Stone Columns, and various temporary retaining structures.  
Please send an email to if you’d like to participate.  Be sure to let me know if you need a ride so we can sort that sort of thing out.  Space is limited, so reply quickly for a spot!
-Brian Diaz

ASCE Los Angeles GeoInstitute March 21st Dinner Meeting

Dear ASCE Los Angeles Geo-Institute Member:

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Wartman with University of Washington will be giving a presentation on Uncertainty in Seismic Slope Deformation Model Predictions at our next dinner meeting on March 21, 2012. Please note that it is a joint meeting of AEG and ASCE Los Angeles Section Geotechnical Group.

Please see the attached flier for more information and RSVP to Mr. Andrew Liu at no later than noon, March 16, 2012.


Siva K. Sivathasan, Ph. D., PE, GE

Leighton Consulting, Inc.


See attachment for Further Information

GEOTECHNICAL GROUP Dinner Meeting March 21 2012

Joshua Tree Camping Trip

When: Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Where: Cottonwood Group Site

•2 hours (130 miles) away from Cal Poly Pomona.

Activities will include:
Rock scrambling
Geology trail
and much more!

See PowerPoint Presentation Here:  Joshua Tree

For more Information, Contact:

Giovanni Bryden <>

Cost of Food and Transportation Arrangements will be made for CalGeo Members!

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