In the inaugural edition of GDCTV (Group Delta Consultants TV), Group Delta C.E.O. Michael Reader talks to John Yen of Skanska, Project Manager for the Metro Regional Connector Transit Corridor construction project in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Metro Regional Connector Project extends from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to transfer to the Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines, bypassing Union Station.
A warm welcome to our new Hazardous Materials Project Manager, Erica Sattar! Erica joins Group Delta with nearly 10 years of consulting experience and is based in our new office in Vacaville, California.
BENJAMIN SERNA TO SPEAK AT CA-NV AWWA
Benjamin Serna, PE, GE
Group Delta Bay Area Manager Ben Serna will be speaking at the 2016 Annual Fall Conference of the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA). The conference will be held in San Diego, California October 24 through 27. He will discuss "Building a Water Storage Tank within 100 Yards of the San Andreas Fault: A Collaborative Approach" along with Jeffrey Wanlass of West Yost Associates and Kevin Peacock of DN Tanks. The AWWA was founded in 1881 to ensure safe and clean drinking water for everyone. AWWA and the CA-NV Section of AWWA are two associations linked together by a common belief and a common passion – safe and reliable drinking water. For more information and to register for the conference visit ca-nv-awwa.org.
DRIVE TO THE TOP!
San Diego State University's new 90,000 ft2, 5-story Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex (EIS) is taking shape. Group Delta is working closely with the Design-Build Contractor to provide as-needed geotechnical consultation for SDSU throughout its construction. Because of the sensitive nature of the equipment being utilized in the building, one of the key elements of the design included precise stabilization of the foundation and structure to avoid any potential ground movement and control vibration throughout the building. The complex was founded directly within dense formational materials using conventional shallow foundations at basement grades. The beginning phase of construction included tied-back soldier piles with wood lagging to safely excavate the new basement area.
Group Delta has provided geotechnical recommendations for grading, showing and foundation design, and is providing geotechnical testing and observation services during construction of the new complex. Watch it develop on SDSU EIS website's live cam at http://eis.sdsu.edu/index.html
With a 2017 completion date, the new EIS Building will be open in no time, ready to provide state-of –the-art instructional and research laboratory space for future scientists and engineers.
GROUP DELTA HOSTS KATELLA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!
Group Delta is honored to be a part of Anaheim Union High School District's P21 Mentorship Program (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) representing an exciting and innovative collaborative opportunity. The focus of the program is on empowering students to succeed in academics, career, their community, and life. It was a pleasure to be able to host the first event at our Anaheim Laboratory with 20 selected seniors from Katella High School!
'BIG POUR' AT GERALD DESMOND BRIDGE
Photo by Port of Long Beach
On September 29, about 3,200 cubic yards of concrete was poured in and around 2,240 square feet of rebar forms to create a nearly two-story-tall pile cap to serve as a base for a tower at the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. [Read Full Story].
LADBS CLEARS MILLENNIUM SITE
The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) after a thorough review by its professional staff of geologists has confirmed that the Millennium Hollywood development site has no active earthquake faults or risk of surface rupture. On July 6, the LA Times reported "Studies by Millennium's geotechnical consultant, Group Delta, showed that there is probably a fault deep below the property that roughly follows the path indicated on the state's zoning map. However, contrary to the state's conclusions, the studies showed that the inferred fault was estimated to be at least 150,000 years old. City officials in June agreed with this conclusion, which was also reviewed by a third-party firm, Earth Consultants International." [Full Article]
ARTIC AWARDED PROJECT OF THE YEAR!
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) project was selected as the Project of the Year (2014) by the Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The 67,000 square foot iconic transportation hub increases mobility options for residents, local businesses, commuters, and visitors to Anaheim, Orange County, and the entire Southern California region. The building reaching 117-feet high is housed in a diagrid steel shell structure (pictured above) and features the largest ETFE (Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene) roof expanse in North America. ARTIC is the first LEED Platinum Certified transit station in the world.
Group Delta provided construction materials testing and inspection services during the construction of ARTIC. Some of the testing and inspections we provided included: rebar, concrete, forms, fireproofing, shop steel inspection, steel ultra-sonic testing, welding/bolting/field inspections, building inspection/MEP/HVAC.
GROUP DELTA SAN DIEGO EARNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 ACCREDITATION
Group Delta is pleased to announce that our San Diego laboratory has been awarded accreditation to the technical competence and quality assurance requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 as determined by the AMerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
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