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March 2019 Emerging Professionals Meeting
North Natomas Library
4660 Via Ingoglia
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 264-2700

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals Meeting

What Every Geotechnical Engineer Should Know About Special Inspections

Presented by Augie Smarkel, Mid Pacific Engineering

Join us on Wednesday March 20th for the Sacramento Emerging Professionals meeting.

Special inspections are a critical part of testing and observation to ensure projects get built per the plans and specifications.  This presentation will focus on the basics of inspections that most closely influence Geotechnical projects.  Hopefully a better understanding of the tests and their applicability help build you understanding of how projects come together.   
About the Speaker:

Augie Smarkel is the Laboratory Engineer for Mid Pacific Engineering.  He earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a MS in Geotechnical Engineering from UC Berkeley.  After graduation he worked as Adjunct Faculty at California State University, Sacramento.  He also worked as a Research Engineer for the Office of Water Programs conducting field and lab research for BMP and LID treatment devices.  He has been working for MPE for 6 years overseeing special inspection and laboratory testing.  The lab is accredited for  a wide scope of testing including, Soils, Aggregate, Concrete, HMA, Masonry, steel, and NDT.  He is this year’s President of the California Council of Testing and Inspection Agencies (CCTIA) and the CCTIA-Department of State Architect Liaison.

Cost: $20/professionals, students are free!


6:30-7pm: Informal dinner & registration

7:00pm: Presentation

8:00pm: Q&A and conclusion

Please RSVP to: [email protected]

If you are not local to the Sacramento area, you may join the webcast by registering with GoToMeeting below. This is only for out of town members as we would like to encourage attendance at our live events.

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Contact: [email protected]