Geo-Institute (G-I)

The Geo-Institute (G-I) Orange County (OC) 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 OC Branch members to G-I Congresses held on a annual bases across the country.  We hope the OC Branch members will learn new ideas and find interesting speaker topics that we can bring back to our local branch members.  Periodically G-I OC holds joint events with the OC Branch during branch general meetings.  The OC Branch and the G-I OC work together to provide continuing education events that are relevant to G-I members. We hope you will come out and participate in our institute and work with us to build a strong foundation.

The 2018-2019 G-I OC Board of Directors

  • Chair: Pavlo Chrysovergis, PE
  • Vice Chair: Michael Givens, PhD, PE, PG
  • Treasurer: Ali Bastani, PhD, PE, GE
  • Secretary: Mohsen Mahdavi Kharanaghi, PhD, PE
  • First Director: Sunil Arora, PE
  • Past Chair: Taki Chrysovergis, PE

2018 Risk Assessment and Mitigation Continuing Education Seminar

Please find links below to access the presentations from this year's Risk Assessment and Mitigation Continuing Education Seminar that was held on February 9, 2018:

Infrastructure Lifelines Systems: Risk and Reliability

Seismic Fragility of Flood Control Levee Systems

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

More Information

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

Contacts

Pavlo Chrysovergis, PE
Geo-Institute Chair
SPC Geotechnical, Inc.
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Michael Givens, PhD, PE, PG
Geo-Institute Vice Chair
Arup
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Ali Bastani, PhD, PE, GE
Geo-Institute Treasurer
GMU Geotechnical, Inc.
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Mohsen Mahdavi Kharanaghi, PhD, PE
Geo-Institute Secretary
Group Delta
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Sunil Arora, PE
Geo-Institute First Director
Hayward Baker, Inc.
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Taki Chrysovergis, PE
Geo-Institute Past Chair
SPC Geotechnical, Inc.
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