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June Meeting of the Southern California Chapter

***Tuesday, June 13, 2017***

Greetings AEG Southern California Chapter Member
We hope you will join us for the AEG Southern California chapter's joint meeting with ASCE, to be held at Stevens Steakhouse in Commerce on Tuesday, June 13th. We are looking forward to an informative talk by Ms. Mallory Jones and Dr. William Kane, of Kane GeoTech Inc.

Please see below for meeting information including whom to RSVP.

Topic: "Geohazard Mitigation Methods with a Focus on Debris Flow"

Speakers: William F. Kane, PhD, PG, PE
President and Principal Engineer
Mallory Jones
Staff Geologist and Project Manager
Kane GeoTech Inc., Stockton CA

Location: Stevens Steakhouse
5332 Stevens Pl.
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 723-9856

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:45pm - Social Hour
6:45pm - Dinner
7:45pm - Program

Cost: $40 per person with reservations in advance for AEG members,
$45 without reservations (at the door) and non-members,
$25 for students with a valid student ID.

Vegetarian meal option: If you would prefer a vegetarian meal of pasta instead of the usual steak and chicken, please let us know when you RSVP.

Reservations: Please email Darrin Hasham at: or call (909) 917-9195.
Please make reservations prior to 3 p.m., Monday, June 12th
Geohazards mitigation in the United States is relatively new field. It includes the study and mitigation of hazards related to rockfall, debris flow, avalanche, and shallow landslides. In the past, homes, infrastructure, and roads were constructed without considering the potential dangers resulting from natural hazards. For the protection of such infrastructure and people, flexible systems utilizing high-strength steel wire mesh have proven to be reliable and cost effective. These systems can minimize or eliminate the dangers caused by various geohazards.

This presentation will briefly discuss the field of geohazards and then focus on mitigation practices for debris flow protection. Case studies of several projects in Colorado, New Mexico, and Southern California detailing the application of flexible debris flow barriers protecting the public will examined.
Speaker Biographys
William F. Kane, Phd, PG, PE
President and Principal Engineer

Dr. William F. Kane received his B.A. (1975) in geology from James Madison University, and his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is President of KANE GeoTech, Inc., Stockton, California, which he founded in 1997. KANE GeoTech consults on a variety of geotechnical problems for public agencies and private industry, especially in the areas of rock and soil mechanics, ground subsidence, slope stability, geotechnical instrumentation, and natural hazard mitigation. An award winning professor, Dr. Kane taught civil engineering and engineering geology at the universities of Tennessee, Pacific, and Alabama-Huntsville. He has authored or co- authored dozens of technical papers and reports. Professionally, Dr. Kane is a registered professional engineer in 14 states and a registered professional geologist in Tennessee. He also conducts geotechnical engineering workshops in the U.S. and internationally, and has appeared as a geotechnical expert both in litigation and on national media outlets including CNBC and CBS radio and television.

Mallory A. Jones, B.S.
Staff Geologist/Project Manager

Mallory received her B.S. (2013) in geology from California State University, Sacramento. She was hired as a staff geologist at KANE GeoTech, Inc., Stockton, California in January 2014. Mallory consults on a variety of geotechnical problems for public agencies and private industry. She specializes in geohazard site investigations as well as slope stability, debris flow and rockfall analyses. Mallory has acquired over 100 hours of rope access experience, and has extensive experience in project management and construction oversight projects including: rockfall, slope stabilization, and debris flow mitigation systems.