Event for February 2015
Hyundai Builds for the Future
SAE Southern California Section is pleased to announce its upcoming February 17, 2015 Section meeting to be held in Fountain Valley.
Attendees will visit the new Hyundai U.S. headquarters facility for an overview of its architecture and construction, designed to meet challenging, current environmental and operational needs. This overview will be followed by a walking tour of the facility. At the end of the tour, the new Hyundai Tucson hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) will be presented.
In 2010, Hyundai Motors America (HMA) committed to create a new headquarters building to accommodate its growing business needs. The existing property location was ideal, so the project began with temporary relocation of 700 employees to buildings in the Orange County area followed by demolition of the original headquarters building. Two years later, an exciting new structure encompassing 500,000 square feet and wrapped in architectural glass emerged from the dust. Hyundai will guide the audience through the trials and tribulations of this massive endeavor. The needs of a modern headquarters facility and the innovative architectural solutions to those needs will be described. Creation of such centers in Southern California is crucial to the continued growth and economic health of the area.
At the conclusion of the presentation, a short walking tour will enable participants to view impressive features of the building.
The tour will lead to a technical service shop where the Tucson FCEV will be viewed and described. The viewing and description will include a top to bottom review of this important new automotive technology. Many different solutions are being introduced to meet increasingly stringent U.S. fuel economy and emissions standards. The Tucson FCEV is but one of four exciting new EV platforms to come from Hyundai in 2015.
Your host will be Hyundai Director of Quality and Engineering, Dr. Mircea Gradu. Dr. Gradu was appointed SAE Fellow in 2011. He served as Vice President of SAE International Automotive Sector from 2010 to 2012. A brief biography for Dr. Gradu may be viewed here.
06:00 pm Networking with light refreshments
06:45 pm Meeting opening and introductions
07:00 pm Presentation: Creation of a Modern Manufacturing Headquarters
07:25 pm Question and answer period
07:35 pm Walking Tour of Hyundai HQ
08:00 pm Technical overview of the Tucson FCEV
08:30 pm Adjourn
Location and Parking
HMA headquarters is located at 10550 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Park in the visitor area at the front, center of the main building. Direction signs will be posted.
Cost and Pre-Registration
This event is free; you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.
Attendance is limited to 75 pre-registered guests. SAE members may pre-register on this webpage; non-members may request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net. Pre-registration will close on 02/16/2015.
Please join us.