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Brian Olson

California Geological Survey
Engineering Geologist
About Me Publications
I received my Bachelor of Science in Geology from CSU Fullerton and have been employed as a professional geologist for the past 19 years. I am currently employed as an Engineering Geologist with the California Geological Survey (CGS). Prior to joining CGS in 2009, I worked as an engineering geologist for a private geotechnical consulting firm for 11 years.

At CGS I am involved with evaluation of active faults in southern California for the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act. Also, I have created compilation geologic maps of several 7.5' quadrangles in the western Antelope Valley and Grapevine area. Lastly, I perform geologic and seismic hazard reviews of geotechnical reports for school and hospital construction for the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), respectively.