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The ACIA’s 58th Symposium

October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

$25.00 - $35.00

The ACIA’s 58th Symposium

Date:October 27 and 28, 2017

Location: Mitchell Park Center: 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

*If you purchase more than one class, you will receive a discount of $10 off per additional class*

Speakers and classes:


Class 1: Friday 9am – 12pm: PlanGrid

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PlanGrid is construction software designed for the field. The platform provides real-time updates and seamless file synchronization over Wi-Fi and cellular networks. PlanGrid replaces paper blueprints, brings the benefits of version control to field workers, and is a collaborative platform for sharing construction information like field markups, progress photos and issues tracking.

Class 1: Friday 2pm – 5pm: Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers Geologists 

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Slope Failures and Landslides
Are you interested in what causes a slope to fail, a landslide to occur or a sinkhole to open? Holdrege & Kull will present general information on how failures occur, show photos of recent failures and discuss how failures can be remediated. Presenters include Chuck Kull, Jake Hudson, and Don Olsen.

Don Olsen, PE, PG, CEG, CHG, is a principal of Holdrege & Kull and General Manager of the Chico and Yuba City offices. He has been in the industry for 40 years, the last 19 of which have been with H&K. His experience includes geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, and construction management. He is a Subject Matter Expert with the California Board for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors and assists with preparation and grading of exam questions

Chuck Kull, PE, GE, PG, CEG, has designed and overseen construction projects throughout California and Nevada since 1984. His professional background includes mine reclamation plans; shoring design with tie-back and soldier beam and wood lagging; structural design and rock bolting for large penstock thrust blocks, bridge abutments, and towers; and extensive grading projects in difficult soil.  Chuck has designed and overseen the construction of large and small earth dams and concrete spillways in Northern California. Analyses have included seepage calculations, slope stability, and borrow material selection. Several of the dams are under the jurisdiction of the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD). He excels at developing alternative design approaches to mitigate challenging site conditions. He is currently involved with test development, grading, and enforcement of the California Certified Engineering Geologist certification. He also serves as an expert witness on California Department of Transportation construction disputes. Chuck is a founding principal of Holdrege & Kull.

John K. “Jake” Hudson, PE, PG, CEG, CPESC, has been a principal of Holdrege & Kull and manager of the Truckee office for the last 16 years. Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Mr. Hudson has been involved with over 1,000 geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, erosion control, and materials testing projects. The majority of his career has been spent working in the Reno and Lake Tahoe regions of Nevada and California. In addition, he has performed geologic and geologic hazards investigations for projects in California, Nevada, and Idaho. He has extensive experience providing construction consultation for residential subdivisions and commercial and municipal projects. Jake has also worked on forensic investigations for residential and commercial developments

Class 2: Friday 9am – 12pm: Large Project Inspection 

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Speakers: Mel Weidner and Rick McManis

Class 2: Friday 2pm – 5pm: Drone Inspection 

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Along with being a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD), George VanDusen is a general engineering contractor (A-classification), general building contractor (B-classification), and C-36 plumbing contractor.  He is also a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).  George VanDusen is an affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 



Class 1: Saturday 9am – 12pm: SMART Safety Group 

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Focus 6:  Falls, Electrocutions, Struck Bys, Caught Ins, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and Heat Illness Prevention
Safety First! 

Bob Pierce, is a site safety and health officer with SMART Saftey Group. He has been working in the project safety field for over 15 years. He has been the site safety and health officer for many large government projects with the United States Navy and Army.

Class 2: Saturday 9am – 12pm: Woodwork Institute  

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Speaker: Mitchelle Taylor


Prefer to pay by mail, email or phone? Download 2017 symposium flyer and send to:
by mail: ACIA 530 S. Lake Ave. #431 Pasadena Ca 91101
by email: executivedirector@acia.com 
by phone: (626) 714 – 8743


October 27 @ 8:00 am
October 28 @ 5:00 pm
$25.00 - $35.00
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Mitchell Park Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto , CA 94303 United States
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