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November 27, 2013

CalGEO Events Coming Up

Be sure to mark down these dates for upcoming CalGEO events:


January 18, 2014
Loss Prevention Seminar in Southern California.
This will be a half-day, morning seminar.


February 8, 2014
Loss Prevention Seminar in Northern California.
This will be a half-day, morning seminar.


CalGEO Events Coming Up »

CalGEO Emerging Professionals »

End The Internal Competition »

Member News »

Don’t Miss Out On Savings! »

Job Board »

Preventing The Flu »

Check our website for updated seminar information at:


May 1 to 3, 2014 — Annual Conference in Newport Beach. We are excited about our line-up of interesting and diverse speakers, and great events. Look for complete information in late December and early January on our website and in your mailbox!

We’ll soon be mailing out our Outstanding Project Award Entry Forms. Winner(s) will get the opportunity to present their project at our conference awards luncheon on Saturday, May 3rd. Members and non-members are urged to participate! You can also check our website soon for the forms at



CalGEO Emerging Professionals


Each month, our Emerging Professionals group holds a casual dinner meeting in Northern California. Thank you URS for donating your conference room for these meetings!.


How Much?

Third Wednesday
6pm to 8pm
URS Conference Room, 1st Floor
2870 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 150, Sacramento
Professionals: $10    Students: Free


How To Reserve A Spot? Please RSVP to or


Upcoming Meetings – SAVE THE DATE
December 18, 2013 — No Meeting; Happy Holidays!.

January 15, 2014 — "Professional Liability, Yesterday and Today — Claims, Risk Management and the Current Economy" presented by David Coduto, Terra Insurance.




End The Internal Competition Today For Greater Success Tomorrow

By: Mark Eaton, Former NBA Player


Dr. Stan Miller

Mark Eaton

The difference between a group and a team. In the NBA, when a player on a basketball team is playing for himself rather than the team as a whole, failure is eminent. In business, when a key player in the company has an “I” mentality, it’s only a matter of time until failure creeps into the organization.


In any group endeavor, success is not about discipline—it’s about teamwork. Without teamwork, people don’t cooperate, collaborate, or innovate.


Unfortunately, corporate America has created a great deal of confusion around the concept of teamwork and how to create a team. Professional basketball teams are not confused. They know what they have to do and they do it. Now it’s time for businesses to do the same. Click here for the full article.


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Member News


Congratulations to Hamilton & Associate, Inc. for opening a new branch office in Orange:

Hamilton & Associates, Inc.
1036 W. Taft Avenue
Orange, California 92865
(714) 974-5339


Geotechnical Engineering, Soils & Concrete Laboratory, Construction Observation & Testing.
Contact David T. Hamilton, M.S., P.E., G.E., President & Principal Engineer at


Welcome Our Newest Member!

Academic Member:

Professor Mladen Vucetic
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Affiliate Member:

Jensen Precast
825 Steneri Way
Sparks, NV
(775) 352-2700


14221 San Bernardino Ave.
Fontana, CA
(909) 350-4111


5400 Raley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 991-8800



Don’t Miss Out On Savings! Sign Up For Our Member Benefits Program


If you haven’t signed up yet for Business AdvantEdge you’re missing out on a great member benefit. To learn more about these programs and to sign up for Calgeo member benefits, please visit the CalGeo MarketPlace. Note: On your first visit to the MarketPlace, please register as a "New Member" to set up your user name and password.

Money bag


For a Quick Overview and expedited enrollment, please visit Program Enrollment.


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Job Board


Visit our website for the latest information on current positions available throughout the industry, including:


Project Geologist/Engineer (Environmental) with Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
Earthwork Technician with Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
Sr. Geotechnical Engineer with Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
Project Geotechnical Engineer with Wallace-Kuhl & Associates
Laboratory Technician with Geocon
Soil Technician with Geocon


If you’re LOOKING for help throughout the year, we also have a number of resumes on our website at


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Safety First

Preventing The Flu

“Courtesy of the Centers For Disease Control”


Dr. Stan Miller

Good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.


1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.


3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.


4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.


5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.


6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


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