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SDAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Location: El Adobe Restaurant
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano
Phone: (949)493-1163

Take I-5 to the Ortega Highway exit, go west. Ortega Hwy dead-ends into Camino Capistrano (after 3 blocks); turn left and go about 11/2 blocks. El Adobe Restaurant is on the right side of the street. Parking lot is behind building. Additional parking can be found across the street...or...
Amtrak (El Adobe is 3 blocks south of the train station).
happy hour
6:00pm -
Social hour  

Menu: Mexican Dinner with Cash Bar
7:00pm -

Cost: $35.00 for non-members, $30.00 for members, $15.00 for students. if pre-registered by the deadline, $5 extra if you did not make a reservation. Click the SDAG member checkbox on the reservation form if you are a member.

Reservations: Make your reservation online by clicking the button below no later than NOON, Monday, July 17. RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER Monday at noon. Late reservations/cancellations are preferred over walk-ins or no-shows. Fees payable at the meeting or pre-pay with PayPal.
As a new payment option, there will be a phone credit card reader at the meeting.

If you are a current SDAG member and are not getting e-mail announcements,
make sure the SDAG secretary has your correct e-mail address.

8:00pm -

Speaker: Michael Reader, GE


Abstract: The Hollywood Millennium project is proposed to be developed at, and adjacent to, parking lots the site used by iconic Capitol Records tower building. The fault rupture study performed for the Millennium Hollywood Project, and adjacent sites, is perhaps the most controversial and public fault rupture hazard investigation ever performed in California. The proposal for the Millennium Hollywood project itself pre-dated the publication of the Alquist-Priolo Map for the Hollywood Quad. However, due to intense public opposition and scrutiny, the CGS moved forward with publication of the draft map and utilized the attention to raise funding and awareness. The original basis for the map in the area of the Hollywood Millennium project was based on scant subsurface information and was inferred solely on groundwater data (later dropped by CGS) and presumed fault related topography (also later revised). Group Delta was contracted by 4 adjacent site owners to conduct fault rupture hazard studies using trenches, CPTs, and coring's. All of the 4 investigations were approved by the City of Los Angeles, in spite of frequent negative public comments from the CGS. The main result of the investigation was that the fault identified by CGS as being active had in fact last been active more the 125,000 years ago; the 4 investigations all showed no active faulting was present. CGS has refused to change the map.

Mr. Reader is the CEO of Group Delta Consultants. He has more than 29 years of experience performing geotechnical investigations for a wide range of projects in the Southern California area. His experience includes investigations for highway and bridge development, public works projects, commercial development, city redevelopment studies, landslide analysis and stabilization, water and wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, educational facilities, mid-rise structures, liquefaction, and seismicity. His specialties include soil dynamics, faulting and ground motion analysis, liquefaction, and computer programming. He has developed a number of sophisticated in-house geotechnical computer programs for use in pile capacity, ground motion, liquefaction, response spectra, and foundation settlement. Mr. Reader has extensive knowledge of piles and pile placement techniques. He has given seminars in the subject and is continually seeking updated information and ideas in order to for him to keep up with the latest developments and specifications.

Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2017

August 9 (2nd Wednesday): Timu Gallien and Ron Flick (Joint Meeting with Society of Military Engineers)

September 20: TBD

October 13 - 15: Julian Field Trip

Meetings are usually scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Meeting information on this website is normally updated the second week of the month.

If you have any information, announcements, ads or suggestions for an upcoming newsletter, please submit it to Ken Haase, (2017 SDAG Secretary). Any news regarding upcoming events that may be of interest to the Association or news of your business can be submitted. The submittal deadline for the next SDAG newsletter is the last Friday of the month.
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