The CARE Group’s 1st Charity Event: Between Two Cranes

Please join The CARE Group and our very own Randy Waldeck in San Francisco for their 1st Charity Event: Between Two Cranes.  You definitely don’t want to miss it. The perfect industry event to kick-off the Holiday Season will benefit The Larkin Street Youth Services. Details and Registration below:

When: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 | 5pm to 8pm
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Check-in and Networking
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Interview
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Networking

Where: Feinstein’s Club at The Hotel Nikko in Union Square
222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

What: The CARE Group Presents: Between Two Cranes
– Paul Zeger of Polaris Pacific will be moderator for Special Guest: Oz Erickson of The Emerald Fund
– Mike Martinez of Teamwrkx Construction to MC the Event.
– A Charity and Networking Event Benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services
– Passed appetizers and 2 top shelf drinks included with ticket!

Who: Construction, Architecture, Real Estate and Engineering professionals

How: Register on Eventbrite HERE

Cost: $95

For more information please check out The CARE Group’s newsletter HERE.

Indi Savitala Joins CSDA Design Group as Director of Acoustics in Los Angeles

CSDA Design Group (CSDA), an internationally-recognized architectural and acoustical design firm, has recently hired Indi Savitala as director of acoustics to meet the needs of its growing client base in Southern California.

Indi has a decade of design and consulting experience with clients on diverse project types including auditoriums, concert halls, corporate and executive office facilities, data centers, healthcare facilities, higher education schools, K-12 schools, mixed-use commercial and residential buildings, private residences, residential towers, and television/broadcast/recording studios. His musical, architectural, and engineering backgrounds have provided him with hands-on experience on a variety of projects and clients worldwide.

Indi has experience consulting on both the East and West Coasts, including being the New York City Noise Pollution expert appointed by Mayor De Blasio. In his career, he has successfully delivered hundreds of projects and millions of square feet of project work on time and within budget. Above all, his philosophy of leading with gratitude allows him to retain clients and makes him a sought-after team member.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Architecture with a concentration in Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California at Davis.

“I had the pleasure of working with Indi years ago, and as a seasoned acoustician and project manager, I know Indi brings a well thought out design and approach to every project. His knowledge for the nuances of acoustical design has proven to be invaluable,” said Randy Waldeck, CSDA’s principal of acoustics.

CSDA Design Group Acoustics Principal Presenting at the 2017 Southern California Wood Solutions Fair in Pasadena, CA

We are pleased to announce that Randy Waldeck, CSDA’s Principal of Acoustics, will be presenting a morning and afternoon session in Room 1 on “Why Acoustics Matter: Demystifying Noise Control in Buildings” for the October 4th, 2017 Southern California Wood Solutions Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center. Below are the scheduled time slots and program information for next week’s event or you can visit their website here for more information. Please note that attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar). AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

When: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Time Slots: 9:45am and 2:50pm
Where: Room 1 at the Pasadena Convention Center – 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Parking Info: Here
Event Brochure: Here

CSDA Design Group Announces Metro Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification

CSDA Design Group (CSDA) has received Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). With this new certification, CSDA will be eligible and qualified to provide acoustical consulting services to assist design and construction teams in fulfilling Metro’s typical contract requirement of 30% SBE/DBE participation.

“Due to CSDA’s increasing role and future opportunities with public infrastructure projects, SBE certification became increasingly important,” said Randy Waldeck, PE, and Principal of Acoustics at CSDA Design Group. “With CSDA’s newly acquired SBE status with Metro, our firm will be a stronger partner for larger firms pursuing upcoming infrastructure work in the City and County of Los Angeles.”

CSDA is currently providing construction noise and vibration consulting services for the Metro Purple Line Extension Project along Wilshire Boulevard, the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and is looking to expand our portfolio with the Agency. Please read more about our role on the above-mentioned projects here and here.

CSDA to Provide Acoustical Consulting for People’s Community Market Coming to West Oakland

CSDA is excited to work with Mr. Ahmadi and Lowney Architecture as part of this amazing community project that gives this area of Oakland access to fresh produce and culturally appropriate food options at an affordable price. Our “part” is small, but the overall impact will be large.  “Working on a project that benefits and helps to transform a community is especially important to me and the firm,” said Randy Waldeck, CSDA’s Principal of Acoustics.

“It’s been a long journey for People’s Community Market and its founder Brahm Ahmadi. Over the span of almost a decade, the community organizer has been working toward opening a fresh food market in West Oakland, in a neighborhood almost completely bereft of healthy food options for its residents. Now, with the recent purchase of its future space, the market is closer to becoming fully realized.”  – Ellen Fort, Eater San Francisco

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