SAGE and our employees take great pride in helping to provide future engineers and geoscientists with access to educational resources. As part of our efforts to share our knowledge of earthquake engineering and risk reduction with students and faculty at EERI’s student chapters, we are excited to announce that Principal Engineer, Dr. Faiz Makdisi, PhD, PE, D.GE, will be presenting at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and at New York State University at Buffalo. Makdisi is taking part in visits sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program.
Curious about the potential for earthquakes in Placer County? You’re not alone. This week, the Placer Gold Sons in Retirement invited SAGE’s Vice President and Principal Geologist, Drew Kennedy, to talk about earthquakes and earthquake preparedness in Placer County. Drew is always looking for ways to involve and educate the larger community in the work we do here at SAGE, and this event gave him the opportunity to discuss local seismic hazards including the primary faults impacting the foothills of Placer County and the Lake Tahoe area.
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.
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.
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.
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.