Annual Meeting 2017

La Quinta . . . Gem of the Desert

The ancient Salton Sea, the Cahuillas, the ranches, the Bradshaw Trail, Hollywood celebrities, the Desert Club, PGA West – they are all part of La Quinta’s rich history.

La Quinta is nearly surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains and is located on the floor of the Coachella Valley. When the floor of the valley began to sink, it was covered by the Pacific Ocean. The City of La Quinta is the premier playground for active living with patio dining, boutique shops and top retailers, resort escapes, world-class golf, and the charm of the La Quinta Village. La Quinta is known for its pristine surroundings that showcase picture perfect views. The community inspires art and culture, health, wellness and serenity. If you’re looking to do more than relaxing by one of the Oasis’ famed pools, there’s plenty to do during your stay. Area activities and attractions are plentiful and include museums, casinos, tours, family-friendly activities, outdoor recreation and much more.

Rich in history as well as natural beauty, this will be the ideal place to immerse yourself in activities and breathtaking sights throughout the surrounding Palm Springs Desert community.

The week is full of activities for you to attend with Committee Meetings, Product Presentations, an Education Session  and Golf Tournament. During the Board of Directors Meeting, there will be an election of new Board members. Don’t miss the special luncheon on Wednesday celebrating the induction of Mr. Jim Harmston into the ADSC Hall of Fame. The  annual President’s Awards will be presented during the President’s Award Breakfast on Friday, and the 2016/2017 Scholarship Recipients will be recognized and presented to the membership. 

See you in Palm Springs, California!

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Tentative Week-At-A-Glance

(Unless noted as a Closed Meeting, all meetings are open to attend.)

Monday, February 6

3:00pm-6:00pm                      Executive Committee (Closed Meeting)       


Tuesday, February 7

9:00am                                    Biker Madness Motorcycle Ride*

1:00pm-5:00pm                      Registration   


Wednesday, February 8

7:00am-12:00pm                    Registration

7:30am-8:30am                      Board Colloquium (Closed Meeting)

8:30am-9:30am                      Safety Committee

9:30am-10:00am                    Break

9:30am-11:00am                    Women’s Association Executive Committee (Closed Meeting)

10:00am-11:00am                  Anchored Earth Retention Committee

11:00am-12:00pm                  Associate Members Committee

12:00pm-1:15pm                    Hall of Fame Luncheon

1:15pm-2:15pm                      Education Committee

1:45pm-3:45pm                      Women's Association General Meeting

2:15pm-2:45pm                      Break

2:45pm-4:15pm                      Chapter President’s Council

6:00pm-8:00pm                      Welcome to the Desert Reception


Thursday, February 9                                                

8:30am-2:00pm                      ADSC Golf Tournament at La Quinta Resort Dunes Course*

2:30pm                                   West Coast Chapter Winter Meeting


Friday, February 10

7:30am-8:45am                         President’s Awards Breakfast

8:45am-9:45am                         Micropile Committee

9:00am-1:00pm                        Spouse/Companion Tour – Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault*

9:45am-10:00am                      Networking Break

10:00am-11:30am                    Drilled Shaft Committee

11:45am-1:00pm                      Product Presentations Luncheon

                  12:00pm-12:15pm RTG

                  12:15pm-12:30pm Bay Shore Systems

                  12:30pm-12:45pm Kelly Tractor

                  12:45pm-1:00pm   Soilmec

1:00pm-1:45pm                        “Beer and B.S.” Networking Break

1:45pm-3:15pm                        Foundations and Retaining Systems: The Impact of Current Trends

3:15pm-4:15pm                        Industry Advancement Steering Committee

4:15pm-5:15pm                        Governance Committee

4:15pm-5:15pm                        IAF Trustees (Closed Meeting)

6:15pm-10:00pm                     “You Oughta Be in Pictures!” Reception, Dinner & Entertainment


Saturday, February 11

7:30am-10:30am                      Board of Directors Meeting

*denotes events with separate fees (not included in registration)


Special Activities

ADSC Biker Madness!

Calling all biker enthusiasts! Eric Reuther is coordinating a “Poker Ride” prior to the ADSC 2017 Annual Meeting. Please email Eric ( if you are interested in participating by December 7, 2016.  February is peak season. If you are interested in riding, reserve your bike early! Eagle Rider Rentals is offering ADSC a special discounted daily rate on their rental bikes (Harleys, BMW and other models). All bike rentals include unlimited mileage and helmets. 

Bike Rental Information Call or Email

Contact Central Reservations @ 1-310-536-6777  EXT.1602 Group Code ADSC

Jose Sanchez email (

Bike Pick up Location

74855 Country Club Dr.

Palm Springs Ca. 92260

Let Jose know if you want to pick up the bike on Monday February 6th (has to be picked up by 5 PM) and return by 5 PM om Tuesday 7th by 5 PM.

-Be 21 years of age or older.
-Have a valid motorcycle operator's license/Valid cycle endoresement. No learner permits.

-Valid Motorcycle Endorsement
-Possess the skills, knowledge, and ability to operate a heavyweight motorcycle.

-Credit cards accepted are AMEX, MasterCard or VISA, MC to pay for the rental and authorize a $3,000.00 security deposit (will accept credit or debit cards will be accepted).
-All drivers and passengers must be present at time of rental.
-Wear a DOT approved helmet and proper motorcycle attire.

This event can present certain risks and/or dangers and ADSC cannot be held responsible for any injuries that may be sustained. 


Hall of Fame Luncheon

Join us for lunch to celebrate and induct long-time association member, Jim Harmston, into the ADSC Hall of Fame. Help us welcome Jim into this “Elite” group of ADSC Hall-of-Famers!


ADSC Golf Tournament at La Quinta Resort & PGA West – Dunes Course

This par-72 Pete Dye-designed course offers traditional rolling links-style golf with Scottish and Irish flair, characterized by rolling mounds framing manicured fairways and thick rough. The course provides an invigorating round of golf against a backdrop of rugged mountain landscapes. Length, strength and finesse are the key to scoring well on this course, which has hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship, the PGA Tour Final Qualifying School, the California State Open and the Ladies NCAA Championship.

Fee: $275  (Maximum 80 Players. Must Register Before January 8)


Spouse/Companion Tour – Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault

Extraordinary scenery abounds as your jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone as your naturalist guide entertains you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert. On this exciting three and half hour 4WD adventure to the private Metate Ranch Preserve on the San Andreas Fault, you will enjoy a picnic lunch and see the following:

  • Experience the twisted and tortured landscape of an active earthquake

 fault system as your guide describes the geology of the area and you explore

the  skeleton of the earth.

  • Walk between the steep walls of deep canyons created by the powerful

forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time.

  • Explore a natural palm oasis where crystal clear water bubbles up from

 the underground aquifer.

  • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more.
  • Learn about the plants and animals of the California desert.
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Coachella Valley.

Fee: $175


“You Oughta Be in Pictures!” Final Night Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

Lights! Camera! Action! Be sure to join us on the red carpet in your best “Old Hollywood” formal attire for our final event at the 2017 Annual Meeting! The ADSC Women’s Association will host a silent auction during the Reception with funds raised benefiting the ADSC’s IAF Scholarship Recipients. A seated dinner will follow the cocktail reception, and live entertainment will help us close out the night!


Planning Your Activities

Few places on earth capture your spirit like La Quinta Resort & Club. An original desert hideaway at the foot of the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort & Club has been the personal refuge for Hollywood luminaries and world travelers [and their pets] since 1926. While you could easily spend a week lounging in the sun beside one of 41 pools that sit just steps from your guestroom door, the lush 45-acre resort offers so much more. This golf resort in Palm Springs invites you to challenge golf’s legends on five championship courses, indulge in a rejuvenating afternoon at Spa La Quinta, savor creations of top chefs in one of seven restaurants, shop, play tennis, or simply relish the luxury of doing nothing at all.… it’s all here waiting for you!



The average high in February is mid 70s and average low is mid 40s.  Attire for the week is business casual. Attire for the “You Oughta Be in Pictures!” dinner is “Old Hollywood” formal.


Housing & Travel Information

La Quinta Resort & Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253

Single/Double Guest Room                $245.00 (not including resort fee)

Hotel Room Reservation Link:

To make your hotel reservations and to receive the ADSC group rate, guests must identify their affiliation with ADSC.  ADSC group rates are for Single/Double occupancy. Rooms are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your reservations early! Call toll free in the US 800.598.3828  before January 13, 2017 to make your hotel reservations. Any reservation received after this date, will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Rates are good for three days prior and three days post conference, based on availability.

A guarantee of one night’s room and tax deposit is required at the time a reservation is made and your card will be charged at the time of reservation.  The hotel will accept check or credit cards for deposits. Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. No deposit refunds will be made for early departures or cancellation of reservations within seven (7) days prior to arrival.



Rental Cars and Cabs are available from the Palm Springs Airport to the hotel.  Cab fare is approximately $35.00 one way. The hotel is approximately 40 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport. 


Palm Springs International Airport is served by 10 airlines, many of which provide nonstop service.


Registration – What is Included

Full Registration

  • Welcome Reception
  • Hall of Fame Luncheon
  • President’s Awards Breakfast  
  • Committee Meetings
  • Networking Breaks
  • Product Presentations Luncheon
  • Education Session
  • “You Oughta Be in Pictures!” Reception & Dinner

ADSC Meeting Cancellation Policy

A 100% refund, less a $50 processing fee, is allowed on cancellations received in writing on or before January 5, 2017. No refunds after January 5, 2017. All refund requests must be made in writing to Substitutions of Attendees: You may substitute attendees anytime prior to January 5th. Please email   



Take advantage of Early Bird Registration Rates from October 12 – December 2, 2016. Standard Registration rates apply from December 3, 2016 – February 11, 2017.


Registration and sponsorships open October 2016

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