As an inspiring leader, Ms. Murphy has a passion for helping clients, colleagues, and junior staff understand and mitigate earthquake related risks. She demonstrates this passion through her multi-faceted approach to project work combining her deep understanding of probabilistic seismic hazard and geotechnical engineering to communicate complex aspects of risk and risk reduction to a wide range of audiences. Ms. Murphy is as comfortable discussing uncertainty in ground motions in an academic setting as she is troubleshooting a drill rig set up to obtain accurate blow counts for a liquefaction evaluation.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Faiz Makdisi, who was recently named an ASCE Fellow.Fellows are those individuals who have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. A prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members, Dr. Makdisi has 40 years of applied research and practiced experience in geotechnical and foundation/earthquake engineering.
At SAGE we encourage employees to become active members of the engineering and geology communities, enrich their skills, and continually build upon their success. We’re proud to witness the storied achievements of Dr. Makdisi.
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.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Farhad Rowshanzamir, P.Eng., PE, SE, Associate Structural Engineer, to SAGE. Farhad brings a wealth of structural engineering experience, including piers and wharves, seismic design, non-linear pushover analysis, significant numerical modeling, and expertise in the design and analysis of unique or one-of-a-kind structures, including industrial frame structures.
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.
SAGE is pleased to announce the promotions of Drew Kennedy, PG, CEG, Darren Mack, PE, GE, and Marc Ryan, PE, GE, to Vice Presidents, and Tom Sell, PE, to CFO. Together, their experience and dedication make them a dynamic force helping to shape and support the future of SAGE.
Additional changes at the executive level also include the restructuring of the Board of Directors. Joining SAGE President Steve Sanders, PE, GE, on the board is Tom Sell and engineering consultant Pat Lucia, PhD, PE, GE. The primary responsibilities of the board is to guide SAGE’s strategic initiatives, weigh-in on major decisions, and influence how the company is managed.
SAGE is pleased to congratulate John Egan, PE, GE, for his appointment by the Department of Veteran Affairs to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Veteran Affairs Facilities.
An expert in his field, Mr. Egan has performed geotechnical and earthquake engineering studies for projects worldwide for more than 35 years. No stranger to advisory roles, Mr. Egan is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on structural safety in the construction and remodeling of VA facilities, and to recommend standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of facilities.