Playa Vista Development
Group Delta Consultants (GDC) was the lead geotechnical engineering firm during both the design and construction phases of the 1,100 acre, $6 billion Playa Vista Development project near Marina Del Rey. The project encompasses major geotechnical aspects of development in coastal areas, including liquefaction analyses, soft ground improvement by surcharging, lateral spreading mitigation, fault and subsidence assessment, permanent and temporary de-watering, deep foundations, mat foundations, retaining walls, utility design and mass grading. Group Delta obtained geotechncial approval for more than 60 projects from the City of Los Angeles Building and Safety department and successfully supported Playa in dozens of challenges regarding subsidence, faulting, liquefaction, and other geotechnical issues by the project opponents. In addition to providing geotechnical services to Playa Capital, for the overall development of the Playa Vista Project, GDC has provided geotechnical services for individual developers including Warmington, Salter, Fairfield Residential, The Lee Group, John Laing Homes, Shea Homes, etc. for their products at Playa Vista.
Group Delta's Achievements:
- Saved millions of dollars in foundation cost using soft ground improvement by surcharging
- Developed cost effective mitigation of lateral spreading
- Successfully fought challenges from project opponents
- Obtained approvals from the City of Los Angeles under difficult environmental conditions