Proud to be doing our part to keep California’s critical infrastructure secure and operational, SAGE engineers and geologists are fanned out across Northern California assisting our clients who have experienced storm-related damage.
It’s no coincidence that two members of team SAGE are the recipients of distinctions that are becoming of professionals in their capacity. Dr. Faiz Makdisi, who was recently named an ASCE Fellow, and Mr. Kyle Dushane, who received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Minnesota State University – Mankato, are outstanding examples of professionals who exhibit an enthusiasm for their area of practice.
If you’ve ever set out to achieve something challenging, and you succeeded, then you’ll know precisely how thrilled Mr. Matt Weil felt after learning he passed his recent G.E. exam.
Mr. Weil joined SAGE in 2015 after learning of an opportunity to work with some of the most talented geotechnical engineers in the industry. With seven years of professional experience, Matt is already headed towards becoming an expert among his peers. He actively participates in Cal-Geo, an association focused on supporting geotechnical engineers and the profession, and has been a contributor on several publications and presentations.
SAGE is delighted to have Matt as a member of our team.
The EERI NC Chapter is dedicated to reducing the earthquake risk in the Northern California by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
A renowned expert in his field, Mr. Egan has decades of experience performing geotechnical and earthquake engineering studies for projects worldwide. “It’s an honor,” states Egan “to have the opportunity to serve EERI,” an organization in which he has been an active member for more than 30 years.
Congratulations to SAGE Board Member, Pat Lucia, PhD, PE, GE, on his election to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Lucia has had an exceptional career as a consulting geotechnical and environmental engineer. Retired from Geosyntec Consultants since 2012, where he served as Principal for nearly 20 years, Dr. Lucia managed the firm’s Oakland office, and served as Board Chairman for more than a decade. Prior to Geosyntec, Dr. Lucia was a Principal at another San Francisco Bay Area firm, and served in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1966 to 1969.
Since his retirement, Dr. Lucia has been an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis where he teaches advanced soil mechanics and a course on professional practice. He also serves as the advisor to the UC Davis Geotechnical Graduate Student Society, and serves on the Board of Directors for SAGE.