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, PE
Treasurer – Pavlo Chrysovergis, PE
First Director – Michael Givens, Ph.D., PE, PG

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

Contacts

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


Taki Chrysovergis, PE
Geo-Institute Vice Chair
SPC Geotechnical, Inc.
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Phone: 714-630-0321


Pavlo Chrysovergis, PE
Geo-Institute Treasurer
SPC Geotechnical, Inc.
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Phone: 714-630-0321


Michael Givens, Ph.D., PE, PG
Geo-Institute First Director
Arup
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Phone: 310-578-2877


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Related News

Notification for 2017

The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate projects and individuals that you believe should be recognized for their professional engineering achievements.

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Geo-Institute - Fundamentals of Infiltration Testing and Analyses

By Clint Isa, P.E. The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine, California on August 15, 2017.  The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 60 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Mr. David Albus, PE, GE (Principal, Albus-Keefe & Associates, Inc.).

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ASCE OC Geo-Institute – Determination of P-Y Curves and Pile Lateral Capacity

By Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine on May 24, 2017.  The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 75 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Dr. Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., PE (Associate Professor, UCLA) and Dr. Shawn Ariannia, Ph.D., PE, GE (Principal, Geo-Advantec, Inc.).

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Interaction of MSE Abutments Under Seismic Loading

By Mr. Michael Givens, PhD, PE, PG, ASCE OC Geo-Institute First Director, and Mr. Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner on November 3, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club.  The dinner, which was attended by nearly 40 people, consisted of a presentation about research on the seismic performance of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) bridge abutments recently performed at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  The presentation included information regarding UCSD’s geotechnical capabilities and a discussion about the motivation, background review, and experimental results for shake table testing and numerical modeling of a MSE abutment.  The presentation was given by Mr. John McCartney, PhD, PE, who is an Associate Professor at UCSD; Prof. McCartney’s research student, Mr. Yewei Zheng, was also in attendance.

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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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