2019 California Building Code Workshop

“Short Course: Updates to the 2019 California Building Code and CGS Review Requirements for Schools and Hospitals”

When: October 21, 2019 | 9 AM – 5 PM

Where: Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814


Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG)
American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Geo-Institute
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)


More details to come soon.


Chase White, PE, GE, PG, CEG | California Geological Society
Jennifer Thornburg, PG, CEG, CHg | California Geological Society
Zia Zafir, PhD, PE, GE | Kleinfelder

April 2019 Chapter Meeting

Assessing disaster resilience: from regional losses to household well-being” & “Lunch Discussion with Certis Solutions”

Speaker: Maryia Markhvida | PhD Candidate | Stanford University & Certis Solutions

When: April 18, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: California State University, Sacramento | 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

A framework for modeling direct and indirect economic losses considering uncertainty will be presented. Furthermore, an extension of traditional seismic risk analysis that models the effect of disaster on the well-being of individual households will be shown. The model considers post-disaster changes in consumption as a metric to better capture the impact of earthquakes on individuals. It allows to make fair comparisons between different socio-economic groups, considering their ‘experience’ over the recovery period. Such a metric can also be used in design and assessment of equitable risk mitigation policies. A case study of the San Francisco Bay Area following a hypothetical magnitude 7.2 earthquake on the Hayward fault will be presented
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2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo

“A Geo-Resilient Sacramento: State of the Practice and State of the Art”

When: March 29 – 30, 2019

Where: Lions Gate Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham | 3410 Westover Street, McClellan Park, CA 95652


Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG)
American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Geo-Institute
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)


We are excited to announce the upcoming 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo! The theme for this conference is “A Geo-Resilient Sacramento” with a focus on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering. Activities will include:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Field Expo to include vendor demonstrations and discussions with the experts
  • Career Fair and Networking Event
  • Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering
  • And more!

Abstracts shall be submitted no later than February 8, 2019
Early registration is available until February 22, 2019

For more information, please click here.

December 2018 Chapter Meeting

A Structural Engineer’s Perspective on Seismic Resilience: from building ratings to better building codes and retrofit ordinances

Speaker: Ryan Kersting, S.E. | Associate Principal | Buehler Engineering, Inc.

When: December 13, 2018 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: Buehler Engineering Inc. | 600 Q Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811

The discussion will cover the latest industry trends in seismic resilience, including rating buildings for seismic performance in terms of safety, repair, and recovery using tools developed from years of FEMA-funded research, and will also focus on recent public policy efforts in California to improve the seismic resilience of our communities by considering development of better building codes and identifying potentially-vulnerable structures
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October 2018 Chapter Meeting

Fault Rupture Hazard Investigations for the Los Angeles Aqueduct System: Owens Valley to the San Andreas

Speaker: Scott Lindvall, CEG | Senior Principal Geologist | Lettis Consultants International, Inc.

When: October 23, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: Aviator’s Restaurant | 6151 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822

RSVP at http://www.aegsacto.org/meetings/signup/

The Los Angeles Aqueduct System delivers water from the Owens Valley to over 4 million residents within the City and is owned and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the U.S. The first aqueduct was completed in 1913 and extends southward through the seismically active Owens Valley, across the Garlock and San Andreas faults, and into the faulted and folded Transverse Ranges.
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