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So Cal Inland Empire GeoInstitute


The San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Branch of ASCE was created in 1953 within the Los Angeles Section. This branch covers more than 27,000 miles, which is the largest geographical coverage in Southern California. Currently about 1,000 civil engineers are members of the Branch. The idea of starting a geotechnical committee within the Branch, was first discussed at the February 5, 2010 Board meeting and I was assigned by the Board to move forward and advance all of the necessary activities to establish the Geotechnical Committee.

Since 2010, we have been able to gather a core of interested professionals with the participation of a limited number of geotechnical engineers, and in late 2010 we were able to elect and appoint five people as the committee’s board members.

Since the Geotechnical Committee of Inland Empire was founded, the members have been able to arrange several meetings and discuss the future path for the committee. Since 2010 we have been able to arrange and hold three dinner gathering events, resulting in a good turn out and a considerable number of local geotechnical engineers have attended.

To move forward toward success, the involvement of more geotechnical engineers within the geographic area of the inland Empire is a key. The committee board members are planning to hold an election next year, and we will have new personnel joining the board, and elections will occur every year. The committee’s goal is to promote the overall objectives of the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Branch, and enhance the knowledge in technical fields related to geotechnical engineering between the members, as well as to facilitate the professional application of this knowledge to the solution of engineering problems. In this regard, we are thinking of other ways to solicit and obtain your collaboration.

We welcome any ideas that may help and contribute to the promotion of the civil engineering society in general and within the area of our activities, specifically.

Robbie Warner, PE, G.E.
Chairman – Geotechnical Committee
ASCE Inland Empire Branch




The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-industry.

It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s eight specialty Institutes.

Upcoming Events


ASCE GI IE February 7, 2018 Wednesday Dinner Presentation
Thank you to those who attended the presentation by Jorge F. Meneses, PhD, PE, GE, D.GE, F.ASCE

If you’d like to download a copy of the Presentation please click on the following link   Dinner Presentation  

Seismic Settlement Seminar
EERI San Diego Chapter
Speakers from USA and Japan to be announced
Where: Hardy Memorial Tower, San Diego State University
When: Friday, August 24, 2018; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration and more info will be posted when available:

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GeoInstitute Committee – USMC 29 Palms CA STEM Engineering & Construction Camp

Friday April 6th through 8th, 2018

Attention:  9 -12th grade high-school student and are interest in a STEM careers.

Are you on an engineering or science track in HS? Do you want to work as part of a real engineering, construction or STEM project team this summer? This STEM camp will provide students an opportunity to broaden their engineering knowledge and apply problem solving techniques while competing among their teams.  This camp is designed to focus on hands-on activities, supervised and executed by engineers. Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has been conducting these world-class camps for over 16 years and has an excellent record “building our nation’s future engineers.”

Location: 29 Palms, CA, Marine Corps.  This is a regional camp for students in Southern California
Basic Application Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Have health insurance
  • Physically fit
  • Plan to attend college for a STEM degree

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Cost: $30 (No payment is required until after final selection)

To Apply: Visit to create a camper account, then follow the instructions for the camp application process. This is a competitive process for 60 kids.

For more information contact: Jim Carter,; 310-618-8889 x105

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