Ticen, Elliott

Ticen, Elliott
Degree objective: MS
Faculty advisor: Bruce Kutter
Expected graduation: 2016
Research interests: Seismic Loading on Retaining Walls
 
Email: edticen@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (415) 755-3597
Website:

Athipotta Variam, Krishnan

Athipotta Variam, Krishnan
Degree objective: MS
Faculty advisor: Bruce Kutter
Expected graduation: Spring, 2017
Research interests: Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Design,
Centrifuge Modeling
Email: kathipot@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (971) 470-7484
Website:

Raymond, Alena

Raymond, Alena
Degree objective: PhD
Faculty advisor: Jason DeJong & Alissa Kendall
Expected graduation: 2020
Research interests: Life Cycle Assessment,
Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
Email: ajraymond@ucdavis.edu
Phone:
Website:

Sinha, Sumeet

Sinha, Sumeet
Degree objective: PhD
Faculty advisor: Katerina Ziotopoulou & Bruce Kutter
Expected graduation: 2020
Research interests: Centrifuge Testing, Pile Design, Soil-Pile Interaction,
Computational Geo-mechanics, Numerical Modeling
Email: skssinha@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 601-8271
Website: www.sumeetksinha.com

Albin, Brian

Albin, Brian
Degree objective: MS
Faculty advisor: Jason DeJong
Expected graduation: 2016
Research interests: Intermediate Soils, Sample Quality,
In-Situ Testing
Email: bmalbin@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (707) 953 3441
Website:

GGSS Field Trip to Salesforce, Park, and Fremont Tower

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A BIG thank you to Kirk Ellison, Andrew Yeskoo and Adrian Crowther of ARUP for the excellent field tour on Friday January 31st. We visited the deep excavation of Salesforce Tower where we heard about the project from both ARUP and the contractor, Clark Construction. We discussed, in depth, the innovative barrette foundation elements being used to support the building core. Next, we visited the Park Tower site in the early phases of pile installation. Fresh samples of Franciscan Bedrock were passed around as we discussed the challenges it posed for design. Finally, the we were treated to a lesson in seismic structural design when we toured the under construction, 181 Fremont Tower. We witnessed the mega-column support system in the building’s lobby before going to the 10th floor for a discussion on the structural damping system and some excellent views of the under construction Transbay Transit Center. Here are few photos highlighting the tour.

 

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