The California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPELSG) is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on its Geology and Geophysicist Technical Advisory Committees (TACs). Please visit our website for more information http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov or contact Laurie Racca at 916-263-2406 or Laurie.Racca@dca.ca.gov. Advertisements
Due to new legislation which will raise $5.2 billion per year for transportation, split equally between the state and local agencies, Caltrans will be hiring hundreds of engineers and other employees to achieve the expanded program.
The Sacramento Chapter’s annual meeting that focuses on assisting the next generation of geologists. Students will be giving poster presentations, the H. Ray Taber Scholarship will be presented, and raffle prizes will be given for networking.
“California’s New Earthquake Early Warning System — And Why We are Different.” California is the most seismically active state in the nation after Alaska; however, California is the most populous state with 39 million inhabitants, and has created the World’s 6th largest economy atop the nation’s shakiest ground. Because of California’s geological structure, geographic features and population spread, the State faces some unique challenges in bringing about a useful Earthquake Early Warning System.
It’s California, so we have a large section on characterization of active faults, seismicity and seismic hazards, with a focus on Coastal Southern California, its Borderlands, and the Lake Tahoe Basin.
At over 1,000 pages with 144 contributors to 49 chapters, topics covered include environmental, economic and engineering geology as it applies to California. Example topics include:
•New rapid field analytical techniques
•Issues with abandoned mines
•Airborne techniques in mapping
•Of course, extensive coverage of earthquakes and faults, their assessment, and hazard analysis throughout Southern and Northern California
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