AEG Sacramento

Welcome to the blog and newsletter for the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Sacramento section.

Visit this site to learn more about the association’s recent news including relevant local projects, fundraising events, legislative activities, and publications. Visit the official website at to RSVP to our monthly meetings or register as a member.

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AEG October Meeting Tonight!

Please join us this evening (Tuesday, October 22, 2019) at Aviator’s Restaurant. We will be hosting Ron Skaggs from Condor Earth, who will be giving a presentation titled “Design and Construction of Two Mile Bar Tunnel for Oakdale Irrigation District“. Register Now!


This presentation will discuss the planning, design, and construction management aspects of the recently completed Two Mile Bar Tunnel, a 6000-ft long water conveyance tunnel in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties.  Geotechnical aspects of tunnel design and construction will be covered, including site geology, geotechnical baseline conditions, construction management of changed ground conditions, and design changes due to encountered ground conditions.  

Speaker Bio:

Ron Skaggs is Principal Engineer and Vice President of Engineering of Condor Earth, an employee-owned geotechnical and environmental consulting firm with offices in Sonora, Stockton, and Rancho Cordova, California. Mr. Skaggs obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from California State University, Fresno, and a Master of Engineering from University of California, Davis. Mr. Skaggs is a licensed Civil Engineer in California and Nevada, Geotechnical Engineer in California, and a licensed Hazardous Waste Contractor in California.

Sacramento AEG, EERI, and ASCE-GI Joint Short Course!

WHEN: October 21, 2019 (9am – 5pm)

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


Chase White, PE, GE, PG, CEG (California Geological Survey)
Jennifer Thornburg, PG, CEG, CHg (California Geological Survey)
Dr. Zia Zafir, PE, GE (Kleinfelder)
Structural Engineer (OSHPD)

AEG, EERI, and ASCE-GI are providing a short course on the updates to the 2019 California Building Code. The focus of the event will be on practicing geoscience professionals including geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, and related fields. Instructors from California Geological Survey (CGS), Division of the State Architect (DSA), and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and Dr. Zia Zafir PE, GE will provide an overview and detailed instruction.

REGISTRATION: Full Day ($125), Half Day ($50), Student ($15)

Reminder for the AEG San Francisco Rock Mechanics Short Course!

What: Rock Mechanics Short Course – ” Introduction to Block Theory and Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA)

When: June 7, 2019

Presenter: Professor Yossef H. Hatzor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Details:8 am – 4 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 (see announcement HERE)

Location:Davis Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720

Cost:  $150 Professionals, $25 Students (lunch and refreshments included)

Registration:Please Register ONLINE by 12 pm, Thursday June 6, 2019.

Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists Board Meeting!

This meeting (which is open to the public!) will be held to discuss potential legislation impacting applicants for the Geologist in Training (GIT) and Professional Geologist (PG) exams.

The discussion will include the following:

  • Professions and vocations: inactive license fees and accrued and unpaid renewal fees.
  • Professions and vocations: regulatory fees.
  • Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
  • Open meetings.
  • Land surveyors.
  • Professional land surveyors and engineers

Where: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing on Friday, June 14, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m., if necessary