Wilshire Grand Tower Project Sets Guinness World Record


“The Wilshire Grand project set a new Guinness World record this weekend when it kicked off construction for the largest continuous concrete pour in history, a spokesman for the project said Sunday.

Beginning early Saturday night, more than 2,100 truckloads of 21,200 cubic yards of concrete weighing 82 million pounds — the weight of 250 blue whales, the world’s largest mammal — were poured to form the building’s foundation on the northwest corner of Seventh and Figueroa streets. On hand for the historic event were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar and Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez, among others…read more here

CPP E-Week (2/17-2/20)

To celebrate national engineers week, SEACPP will be having a table set up on Tuesday (2/18/2014). Stop by if you want to know more about what the club has to offer! We will also be distributing this years shirts to all the members.

Here are some more details about E-Week from CPP’s Engineering Council:

National Engineer’s Week is a week long celebration for engineers and all of the positive contributions engineers make to our world. Cal Poly Pomona’s Engineering Council will celebrate by having a set of activities open to all students throughout the week.

National Engineers Week: February 17-20, 2014

E-week Activities
Monday, Feb. 17 – Free Hotdog’s courtesy of Farmer Johns as well as chips and drinks @ the Engineering Meadow!

Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Winter Games @ the engineering meadow.
We’ll be selling E-week shirts for $5 and giving out some awesome prizes! Come out and support your engineering clubs.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Tau Beta Pi Frozen Shirt Contest
@ the engineering meadow.
Use your engineering skills and see if you have what it takes to win!

Thursday, Feb. 20 – Engineering Hall of Fame @ buildings 9 and 17.
In celebration of the School of Engineering’s 55th anniversary they are opening a hall of fame for select alumni who have contributed much to their field.

Wilshire Grand Tower Tech Tour (Friday, 2/21/2014)

This is a reminder to everyone who signed up that the Wilshire Grand Tower tech tour is this upcoming Friday!

“This technical tour is co-hosted by Cal Poly Pomona’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Structural Engineers Association (SEACPP) organizations.  Turner Construction is currently working on the new Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and will be providing us with a job walk and info session about the project.  This project is in the very early stages of construction but once complete, the Wilshire Grand Tower will be the tallest building not only in Los Angeles, but on the West Coast of the United States.”

Here is the eventbrite link for details about the event.

2nd General Meeting – Tuesday (2/11/2014)


Tuesday (2/11/2014)
Time: U-Hour (12pm-1pm)
Where: GIS computer lab: 17-1671

We will be serving In-N-Out. (SEACPP members will have guaranteed lunch)

Guest Speaker: Gerard Nieblas
Company: Brandow & Johnston, Inc.

Have you heard of the Wilshire Grand Tower currently in construction in Los Angeles? Upon completion, the tower will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi and the tallest in the United States outside of NYC and Chicago! SEACPP is happy to announce President Gerard Nieblas of Brandow and Johnston, Inc. will be speaking at our next general meeting in regards to the design of the tower. Don’t miss it!

For more information about the company and their projects, please visit their website at bjsce.com

This year’s membership shirts have arrived too, so make sure to pick one up before you leave.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

General Meeting #2 Agenda

1st General Meeting – Tuesday (1/27/2014)

CH2M-HILL-Stacked-logo-without-Hanford-GroupTuesday (1/27/2014)
Time: U-Hour (12pm-1pm)
Where: GIS computer lab: 17-1671

We will be serving Maria’s Tacos. (SEACPP members will have guaranteed lunch)

Our guest speaker is Yoga Chandran from CH2M Hill. Yoga will be speaking about the highly controversial SR710 project and the politics involved. A 4.2 mile long tunnel bore alternative is the center of all the local controversy. He will conclude with a presentation on the Golden Ears Bridge Project to discuss a very innovative foundation design.

General Meeting #1 Agenda
SF Trip ppt

2014 SEAOSC Annual Student Night & Job Fair

Just a reminder, don’t forget about the upcoming SEAOSC Student Night & Job Fair.

Free dinner to students that register!

Wednesday (02/05/2014)
Job Fair: 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm
Luminarias Restaurant
3500 Ramona Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754

This is a great way to come and network with engineering professionals and other students. They will be also be announcing the winners of the scholarship during the dinner program.

Click here to register for the event. (If you are a student, make sure to click the option that is free)

Check out this flyer for details of the event.