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CalGeo Cal Poly Student Recreation Center Field Trip

Students from CalGeo’s Cal Poly Pomona student chapter were invited to attend a technical presentation and construction jobsite walk at the new Student Recreation Center site. Rod Mikesell (Geocon San Diego) and Neal Berliner (Geocon Burbank) educated students about the geotechnical challenges associated with the deep foundation system being installed for support of the structure. Students watched the installation of CIDH piles, were able to peer into the boring excavation, and were taught about groundwater, casing, concrete placement, and gamma-gamma testing for pile integrity. Ronald Pacheco (Geocon Burbank), Special Inspector and lead inspector on this project, educated students about the required inspection and testing requirements during construction. 24 students and 1 professor were able to join us for an educational day on the site!

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