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Hilton Garden Inn
2200 The Courtyard
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 426-6900

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Saturday, February 09, 2019, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Loss Prevention Seminar


Earn PDH's or CEU's at our popular Loss Prevention Seminar. Specifically designed as a training for field staff, technicians and inspectors, CalGeo's Loss Prevention Seminars feature breakfast and 4 engaging speakers covering the topics of: quality control, pre-task planning & safety, communication skills in the field and everyone's favorite, liability and expert witness case histories.

Please note: **NEW LOCATION** This year's seminar will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield, CA. (we promise to have lots of bacon!)

Registration & program will be updated through November 2018. Breaks will be provided between sessions with time for questions and quiz prizes!


7:30am Breakfast & Registration

8:00am Introduction & Welcome

Session 1: Rammed Aggregate Pier Installation & Quality Control, Adam Killinger, GeoPier

This presentation will focus on the quality control aspects of rammed aggregate piers.  Theory and application will be discussed for context.

Session 2: Pre-Task Planning, Matt Boos, Terracon

Pre-Task Planning is the process of examining all hazards prior to starting work.   These usually start with a Job Hazard Analysis or Job Safety Analysis or Tool Box Talk, I apply the common sense approach so that everyone is a participant in the review and is encouraged to say something if they see something.

It centers around active listening and situational awareness.  Everyone brings something to the table and shares.  

Session 3: Communication in the Construction Environment, Eric Swenson, Geo-Engineering Solutions

Session 4: Expert witness & case histories on liability, Bruce Paschal, Attorney

12:00pm Conclusion, survey collection and PDH/CEU certificates


Thank you to our generous sponsor Hayward Baker. A representative will be present to answer questions and give a short introduction. Please click the logo below to visit Hayward Baker's website:

About the Speakers:

Adam Killinger, GeoPier

Adam Killinger, P.E., G.E. is Geopier's Region Engineer in Northern California and Nevada. Adam has 15 years of geotechnical experience. He completed his BS in Civil Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering at California State University - Chico and received his MS in Geotechnical Engineering from the California State University - Sacramento. Adam has experience in business development, project management, ground improvement design, and construction support. When Adam is not working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.


Matt Boos, Terracon

Matt Boos is a Corporate Safety Professional for the Western Operating Group for Terracon Consultants based in the Kansas City area.  Previously he owned an independent safety and environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout the United States. He is a Certified Sustainability Manager and a Specialist in Emergency Management.
“Inspiring, forward-thinking safety and health expert offers 15+ years’ success developing EHS programs that mitigate risk and reduce lost time and productivity due to accident and injury. Expert in root cause analysis and solution design, ending long-standing safety challenges by using interpersonal savvy in during collaborative efforts with multidisciplinary teams.”
“Tenacious, logical thinker takes initiative in program effectiveness evaluation — identifying key injury/illness exposure points, assessing loss probability, and implementing controls to reduce loss potential.”

Eric Swenson, Geo-Engineering Solutions

Eric Swenson, GE, CEG, is a Geotechnical Engineer and Engineering Geologist who has been practicing in California for over 30 years.  He has worked on the design and construction of projects as small as single family residences to major dams, schools, and hospitals.  In Geotechnical complexity he has worked in ground improvement, deep foundations, soft soils, shoring and underpinning, and all assortment of shallow foundation projects.    He earned a BA in Geology form UC Berkeley and an MSCE from San Jose State University.   He has held a variety of positions starting as a laboratory technician breaking concrete cylinders up to president of an engineering firm.  In 2016 he started his own geotechnical engineering practice, Geo-Engineering Solutions Inc. 


Richard Bruce Paschal, Attorney

Bruce currently practices law at the Law Office of Richard Bruce Paschal. The focus of his practice is transactional and contract negotiation, environmental law and risk assessment, labor and management, and government relations. Responsibilities include serving on board of directors.


$150 Members, $225 Non-members

REGISTER EARLY and save! Only $130 through the end of 2018.

Register Now!

Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.