Serving professionals in engineering, environmental, and groundwater geology
since 1957


Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Location: Steven’s Steak House, 5332 Stevens Place, Commerce, CA
Time: 6:00 p.m.-Social Hour; 7:00 p.m.-Dinner; 7:45 p.m.-Presentation

Cost: $25 per person with reservations, $30 at the door, $12 for students with a valid Student ID
Reservations: Call (949) 253-5924 ex 564, or email Brian Villalobos,
By 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2004

SPEAKER: Ted Wolfe (Pacific Soils Engineering) and Steve Yurosek (Sukut Construction)
TITLE: "Key Issues for Feasibility and Due Diligence Studies”, or, “Is Your Next Project Feasible"


Real estate developers, and in particular, land acquisition departments, are routinely faced with the task of evaluating potential development costs on raw pieces of land. During a due diligence period, their time frame is usually limited, as is their budget. As consulting engineering geologists, we are asked to provide input on geologic and geotechnical conditions that will have a significant impact on grading costs and the final budget. A well thought out initial site study can be invaluable at this stage of development. This presentation will outline key issues that should be addressed, including discussing risk management with our clients as it pertains to geotechnical studies.


Mr. Ted Wolfe serves as the manager of geologic services at the Pacific Soils Corporate Office in Cypress, California. Ted is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines (BS Geological Engineering - 1984), holds an MBA from CSULB and is a Certified Engineering Geologist. Both at the project and field level, Mr. Wolfe has been involved with projects throughout Southern California. As a consulting geotechnical professional, his scope of work includes: preliminary grading site investigations, tentative and grading plan review studies, field and office support during grading operations and preparation of final grading reports.

Mr. Steve Yurosek has been a hands-on, construction industry veteran for 16 years. A third-generation contractor, Mr. Yurosek started in the family construction business. Tackling virtually every job in the business prepared him for senior leadership positions at some of California’s top construction firms. With a roster of more than 350 major projects in his arsenal, Mr. Yurosek has delivered innovative, cost-saving solutions to a wide array of the industry’s leading builders and developers. Graduating from Long Beach State in Construction Management in 1995, he joined the Ebensteiner Company in field operations and earned his position of Vice President in 2001. Just recently, Mr. Yurosek joined the Sukut Construction team as Division Manager of its new LA/Ventura County Division to further expand the growing earth-mover’s reach with innovative solutions to reducing risk and total cost for its many clients.