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SDAG Monthly Meeting - Joint meeting with ASCE San Diego Geo-Institute
Wednesday - September 14, 2022

Location: Phil's Barbecue Event Center, Point Loma
3750 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, 92110

Phil's Barbecue Event Center is located in the back of the shopping center - behind Phil's BBQ Restaurant.

SDAG Monthly Meeting - Joint meeting with ASCE San Diego Geo-Institute

6:00pm - Happy Hour
7-8:30 Meeting/Program
happy hour
6:00pm -
Social hour  

Menu: Ribs + Chicken Buffet or Veggie Burger

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $45.00 for non-members, $40.00 for members, $25.00 for students
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7:00-8:30pm -

" Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project"

Speakers: Scott Rugg, RG CEG, Principal Engineering Geologist Kleinfelder, San Diego Office
Moi Arzamendi, PE, GE, Sr. Supervising Geotechnical Engineer, WSP, San Diego Office

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project is one of the largest public transit infrastructure projects ever constructed in San Diego, California. The project is an 11-mile light-rail transit (LRT) system link between Old Town and University Town Center connecting residential areas, retail, business, education, and medical centers. The $2.2 billion project includes 11 bridge crossings, 3 elevated viaducts, 4 at-grade stations, 98 retaining walls, 5 aerial transit stations with pedestrian bridges, 13 traction power substations, 2 public parking garages, and 2 park-and-ride facilities, and associated street improvements. Detailed earthquake and fault rupture hazard studies were performed to determine location, activity, rupture, displacement, and ground motion design parameters. The numerous unique retaining walls (i.e., gravity, cast-in-place (CIP), mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), soil nail, anchored, soldier pile, sheet pile, slope paving, and counterfort) and various ground improvements imposed many challenges. The rail corridor-wide project also included a replacement double-track bridge over the San Diego River for Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) heavy rail. The Mid-Coast project was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Project of the Year by CalGeo.
trolley pictures
Mr. Scott Rugg, RG, CEG, is Principal Engineering Geologist at Kleinfelder in the San Diego, California. Most of his 37 years of practice has been on projects in Southern California with additional project experience across the western United States.

He has worked in all sectors of the built environment on projects including dams, bridges, airports, railways, landslides, water conveyance and tunnels. He has extensive experience in fault hazard assessment by the various methodologies. Some of the larger scale fault investigations he has led include: Northside Materplan - SD International Airport; Airfield Rehabilitation - China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station; Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project - San Diego; Orange County Sanitation District Plant 2 Expansion; Automated People Mover - Inglewood; Courthouse Commons Inmate Tunnel - San Diego; Exxon Mobile Carbon Capture Facility - Baytown, Texas; and Navy SATCOM Facility Expansion - Guam.

Mr. Moi Arzamendi, PE, GE, is a Senior Supervising Geotechnical Engineer with WSP (San Diego) with nearly 40 years of local, national, and international experience in infrastructure projects. He has been involved in numerous large earthworks, dams, ports/harbors, dredging, landfills, pipelines, bridges, tunnels, foundations, retaining walls, slope stability, landslide mitigation, erosion control, pavements, land reclamation, beach nourishment, shore protection, and wetland/habitat restoration projects. He received his BS and MS in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1983 and 1985, respectively.

Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2022




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.

Recordings of past meetings

3/16/2022: Dr. David A. Novelo-Casanova & Dr. Gerardo Suárez "The Risk Atlas of Mexico City, Mexico: a tool for decision-making and disaster prevention"
Passcode: S5UVV8y$

2/16/2022: Dr. Isabelle Sacramento-Mcjilton "The Great Geological Perils of Portugal: Quiet now, big later..."

1/19/2022: Dr. Norrie Robbins "Extending the Busch-Miller (2016) Hypothesis: Acid Rain from K-Pg Bolide Impact Chemically Altered Exposed Igneous Rocks in San Diego County"
Passcode: K8^!F=ZE

Recordings of other past meetings are temporarily unavailable

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