Geo-Institute (GI)

The GeoInstitute (GI) Orange County Chapter was founded in 2013 to allow our members to interact with other professionals in the geotechnical field of civil engineering.  We regularly send active Orange County branch members to GI Congresses held on a annual bases across the country.  We hope the Orange County Branch members will learn new ideas and find interesting speaker topics that we can bring back to our local branch members.  Periodically GI OC holds joint events with the Orange County Branch during branch general meetings.  The Orange County Branch and the GI OC work together to provide continuing educations events that are relevant GI members. We hope you will come out and participate in our institute and work with us to build a strong organization.

The 2016-2017 GI - OC Board of Directors

Chair – Clint Isa, PE
Vice Chair – Taki Chrysovergis
Treasurer – Pavlo Chrysovergis
First Director – Michael Givens

Below in the Related News section are some articles from past events.  For more information contact [email protected].


Clint Isa, PE
Geo-Institute Chair
Diaz Yourman & Associates
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Phone: 714-245-2920

Taki Chrysovergis
Geo-Institute Vice Chair

Pavlo Chrysovergis
Geo-Institute Treasurer

Michael Givens
Geo-Institute First Director

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ARTIC: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a luncheon on August 16, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club. The luncheon consisted of a presentation on the geotechnical design aspects of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) project. ARTIC is a uniquely designed public transportation facility in Anaheim, California that provides rail, bus, taxi and other services for daily commuters, visitors, and leisure travelers. The presentation was given by Mr. Allen Yourman, PE, GE, who is a Principal Engineer and co-founder of Diaz●Yourman & Associates, Inc. in Santa Ana, California.

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ASCE OC-Geo-Institute/Structural Engineering Institute - Joint Panel Discussion

By Mr. Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) co-hosted an open-forum discussion at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club in Irvine on November 12, 2015.  The event featured a panel of the following engineering professionals from Orange County: Mr. Gregory Silver (GMU Geotechnical, Inc.), Mr. Yoshi Moriwaki (GeoPentech, Inc.), Mr. Michael Waggoner (Ficcadenti, Waggoner, and Castle Structural Engineers), and Mr. Todd Duddley (AECOM).

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Call for proposals - Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice:  The theme of Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice. Geotechnical Frontiers is a must-attend event for the geotechnical, civil engineering and geoprofessional communities. The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and papers. The objective of the event is to share new developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. Submit your proposal online here.

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GeoInstitute Lunch Presentation: Recent Trends in Pile Foundations Auger Cast Piles for Low Noise / Low Vibration

By: Clint Isa, PE The ASCE-Orange County GeoInstitute (GI) hosted its first independent luncheon on August 11, 2015 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club.  The luncheon, which was attended by over 45 people, consisted of a presentation on the findings of extensive testing performed on new deep foundation techniques employed for a $6 billion development in Playa Vista, California.  The presentation was given by Mr. Nick Briffa, PE, who is a Senior Engineer at Group Delta Consultants, Inc., in Torrance, California.

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Geo-Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE Joint Congress

The Geo-Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have come together to create this first-of-its-kind event. By combining the best of both Institutes' annual conferences into one unique conference, you will profit from unmatched networking opportunities with colleagues within and across disciplines.

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Continuing Education Seminar on Ground Improvement for Challenging Sites in Orange County

By Clint Isa, GeoInstitute Chair ASCE-Orange County Continuing Education Committee (CEC) and GeoInstitute (GI) co-hosted a half-day seminar at the City of Irvine Council Chamber on March 13, 2015.  The seminar consisted of three presentations that focused on several ground improvement methods that were employed for recently constructed projects in Orange County.  The presentations were given by local geotechnical and civil engineering professionals - Mr. Ted Miyake, PE, who is a principal engineer at NMG Geotechnical, Inc. in Irvine, California; Mr. Ali Fayad, PE, who is a senior civil engineer for the Orange County Public Works Department - Flood Control Division; and Mr. Russ Lamb, PE, GE, who is chief geotechnical engineer for Stoney Miller Consultants in Irvine, California.

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