Orange County Branch Newsletter

May 2014



Regional Membership Meetings
Tuesday June 10, 2014 – Santa Ana, CA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – Sacramento, CA


Presented by: David Baska, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., C.E.G.

The new building code incorporates some significant changes from the 2009 International Building Code (2010 California Building Code). Dr. Baska will discuss the seismic provisions of the new code with a geotechnical engineer’s perspective and share his experience with implementing the provisions into practice.

David Baska, of Terracon Consultants, has been a practicing geotechnical engineer since graduating from the Colorado
School of Mines in 1984. Dr. Baska’s interest in earthquake engineering was sparked by Harry Seed while earning his M.S. from UC Berkeley in 1988. Following an additional decade of consulting, Dave returned to school and earned his doctorate under Steve Kramer at the University of Washington. Dave is Terracon’s senior engineering seismologist and geotechnical earthquake engineer. He has completed consulting projects throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the State of California where he is a certified geotechnical engineer. Dr. Baska has been an Adjunct Professor at UW since 2007. His participation in earthquake reconnaissance teams to Chile and New Zealand following the 2010 Maule and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes has enhanced his practical approach.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Santa Ana, CA
Embassy Suites (714-241-3800)
Where: 1325 E. Dyer Road | Santa Ana, CA 92705
Menu: Penne Pasta (incl. salad, beverage, dessert)
Social Time: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:30 pm

Reserve in advance!  CalGeo cannot accommodate walk-ins! 

Download the flyer for more information and registration details.