E.Geo Newsletter
December 2016
It's Time To Register for the Loss Prevention Seminar
Coming in January/February 2017
Registration packets are now available on our website for CalGeo's Loss Prevention Seminar.
Southern California
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Embassy Suites in Santa Ana
7:30 am to 12 pm
Click here to register and for more information. 

Northern California
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Courtyard Marriott in Fairfield
7:30 am to 12 pm
Click here to register and for more information. 

The cost for the seminar is $150 for members (with multi-attendee discounts) and $200 for 
non-members, and includes a full breakfast, break refreshments, and a Certificate of Attendance for each attendee with CEU or PDH credits. 
The deadline for registering and returning these forms for both the Southern and Northern California seminars is Friday, January 18, 2017, so don't be late!
We hope to see you there!

"Let It Flow" On The Big Island-Hawaii
CalGeo's Conference April 26-28, 2017
We are so excited about our lineup of speakers and events at our Annual Conference at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel! Our program's committee has done an outstanding job of creating a program you will not want to miss!

Look for conference registration packets coming your way in the mail in January. Online registration will also be available then  here in early January. 
Outstanding Project Awards
Call For Entries
CalGeo will again be recognizing firms for their outstanding geotechnical projects at our next Annual Conference in April, 2017. Entries will be judged on innovation, difficulty of the investigation (difficulty of construction for design-build projects), quality of reports, success of interaction between the design team, and social impact of the project.

Please consider spotlighting your company's technical achievements by submitting a project by January 20, 2017. Click here to download the rules and application package.

Award winners will be highlighted April 28 at the Outstanding Project Awards luncheon during the Annual Conference in Hawaii.

Legislative Update
  • CalGeo Leads Efforts To Clarify California Code
  • CalGeo Joins Coalition To Oppose SB 66
  • Quality Based Selection and Duty-To-Defend Reform
  • 2017 Bill Tracking

For details on CalGeo's legislative updates, please click here.
Invest In The Future Of CalGeo
As the year comes to end, you may be thinking of making contributions to a favorite organization. Why not consider making a donation to CalGeo to our Student Outreach Fund and/or our General Fund? We appreciate and thank those that have made these donations during the year and perhaps you'd want to make another. With your support we hope that additional funds will be raised to help California engineering students achieve their goals, or to help CalGeo offer the best programs and benefits we can to our members.
We are a non-profit association and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Just contact the office at (530) 344-0644 or email and we'll help you with your credit card donation, or you can just mail in a check to: CalGeo, 309 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. Thank you for considering CalGeo.
Member News
Michael W. Laney Promoted at Terracon
Mike Laney (CalGeo Past President) has been promoted to Terracon's geotechnical department manager for the Kansas City region. He most recently served as an engineer in Terracon's energy sector. He is responsible for business development, management, and technical supervision of geotechnical personnel and projects. He has over 23 years of experience that includes site feasibility studies, geotechnical drilling investigations, soils and materials laboratory testing, forensic studies, and report writing. Congratulations, Mike!

Rest In Peace-Dennis Evans  
Dennis Evans, Past President of CalGeo (1975) passed away of natural causes in his adopted home of Kauai, Hawaii. Dennis was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and, along with his contemporaries, was instrumental in the development of the geotechnical industry in southern California starting with his assignment as Chief Engineering Geologist for the County of Los Angeles in 1962. During the ensuing years, Dennis either worked for or was a founding partner of several geotechnical firms, culminating in the formation of Evans, Colbaugh & Associates, Inc. in 1993. Dennis was also one of the earliest professionals to become registered as both a Civil Engineer and Engineering Geologist.
Dennis was actively involved in the Los Angeles Section of ASCE, AEG, and was a founding partner of the SAFEA (CalGeo) Charter Firm of Evans, Goffman & McCormick. Dennis was also very active with the Board of Registration for Civil Engineer in developing the registration of Geologists and a participant on the GTAC Committee which accomplished the Title Authority for Soils Engineers. 
Dennis "retired" to Kauai with his wife Karen in 2001 only to resurrect D A Evans, Inc and continued to practice engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering, Hawaiian Style, until his passing. Dennis will be missed by his friends and family.
Job Board

Visit our website for the latest information on current available positions throughout the industry, including:
  • Project Geotechnical Engineer with LGC Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Staff/Senior Staff Engineer with LGC Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Senior Geotechnical Engineers with ENG-Staff
If you're LOOKING for help throughout the year, we also have a number of resumes on our website at CalGeo
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Happy Holidays from Everyone at CalGeo. We hope your holidays will be filled with family, joy and laughter!

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Register For Loss Prevention Seminars
Let It Flow!
Call For Entries
Donate to CalGeo
Member News
Job Board
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Happy Holidays
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President's Message
Hannes Richter, GE of Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc.  and CalGeo President talks about his vision for CalGeo this year. Get his message here President's Message 
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