Slate Geotechnical Consultants

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Remember parties? Here's a throwback to Slate’s first anniversary when we could celebrate in good company.  September ma...
09/25/2020

Remember parties? Here's a throwback to Slate’s first anniversary when we could celebrate in good company. September marks our second anniversary and we look forward to when we can gather with you all again!

Thank you to PG&E for an insightful visit to McDonald Island.  We are thrilled to have their support in developing OpenS...
09/18/2020

Thank you to PG&E for an insightful visit to McDonald Island. We are thrilled to have their support in developing OpenSRA for the CEC.
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PEER - Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center // Pacific Gas and Electric Company // CAEnergy // Berkeley Engineering

Tomorrow Slate’s Nathaniel Wagner and Ron Hamburger of SGH will be discussing their work related to the retrofit of the ...
09/14/2020
San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Retrofit | ASCE V-Tech

Tomorrow Slate’s Nathaniel Wagner and Ron Hamburger of SGH will be discussing their work related to the retrofit of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco. Be sure to tune in to their talk at the 2020 ASCE Virtual Technical Conference here:

Developed 2005–2009, San Francisco’s 56-story Millennium Tower was designed to be the city’s premier residential address. Homeowners included football great Joe Montana, the Warrior’s Steph Curry, the Giant’s Hunter Pence. Developed at a cost of $600 Million, units sold for a total of $750...

We are excited to announce our newest addition to the Slate team - Staff Engineer Paige Hval. Welcome Paige!
09/02/2020

We are excited to announce our newest addition to the Slate team - Staff Engineer Paige Hval. Welcome Paige!

Slate Principal Geotechnical Engineer Marc Ryan enjoyed a couple days out of the office for a FERC Part 12D Inspection i...
08/19/2020

Slate Principal Geotechnical Engineer Marc Ryan enjoyed a couple days out of the office for a FERC Part 12D Inspection in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Tomorrow Jennie Watson-Lamprey will be presenting on our work for the California Energy Commission's Seismic Risk Assess...
08/17/2020

Tomorrow Jennie Watson-Lamprey will be presenting on our work for the California Energy Commission's Seismic Risk Assessment Tool for Natural Gas Storage and Transmission Systems at the PEER - Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Researcher's (Virtual) Workshop. Looking forward to sharing with you all! https://buff.ly/3kVqnGb

07/24/2020

Thank you Keith Kelson and Khaled Chowdhury for inviting Jennie Watson-Lamprey and Justin Phalen to present at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Learning Center Prospect Course 247 last week. Justin presented on Seismic Performance of Embankment Dams and Jennie presented on the Basics of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses

Slate is excited to announce that Principal Engineer Marc Ryan will be participating in the Geotechnical Extreme Events ...
06/05/2020

Slate is excited to announce that Principal Engineer Marc Ryan will be participating in the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) for the May 15, 2020 M 6.5 Monte Cristo Range earthquake near Tonopah NV. The team will be lead by Prof. Ramin Motamed from UNR. Stay tuned for photo updates from the desert all next week!
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May the Fourth be with you! #maythefourth
05/04/2020

May the Fourth be with you! #maythefourth

Happy #EarthDay from Slate!
04/22/2020

Happy #EarthDay from Slate!

We're a little slate on this, but Happy Belated Geologists Day! Let's talc about how great our geologists are: we zinc t...
04/07/2020

We're a little slate on this, but Happy Belated Geologists Day! Let's talc about how great our geologists are: we zinc they are very gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke, and we sure do lava them!

Slate is pleased to continue interacting with UC Berkeley throughout this unprecedented time.  Last week Jennie Watson-L...
04/07/2020

Slate is pleased to continue interacting with UC Berkeley throughout this unprecedented time. Last week Jennie Watson-Lamprey guest lectured for Structural Engineering: Earthquake Resistant Design (CE227) and this week Marc Ryan will be giving the Geotech Noon Seminar on Quantifying Seismic Fragility of an Embankment Dam using Nonlinear Analysis Methods. You can join the zoom meeting this Wednesday (4/8) at 12:10 PM here: https://buff.ly/39KufmB

The Slate team has been making the most of our virtual coffee break check-ins. This week it seems like some folks have b...
03/26/2020

The Slate team has been making the most of our virtual coffee break check-ins. This week it seems like some folks have been taking their social distancing measures to the extreme based on their whereabouts #whereintheworldisSlate #workfromhome

03/15/2020

Do you want to work with a world-class group of engineers, geologists, and seismologists? Slate is looking for a Staff Geotechnical Engineer to join our team! Apply today!

03/11/2020

Given recommendations by our civic leaders to postpone or cancel all non-essential meetings and events, SFGI has decided to postpone our Women in Geotech Happy Hour scheduled for this week. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep everyone updated on a reschedule date. Stay safe out there!

Slate and Keller are co-hosting SFGI's Women in Geotechnical Engineering Panel Discussion this Thursday, 3/12 at 5:30PM ...
03/09/2020
Women in Geotechnical Engineering - Panel Discussion

Slate and Keller are co-hosting SFGI's Women in Geotechnical Engineering Panel Discussion this Thursday, 3/12 at 5:30PM at our office in Oakland. There will be a networking hour, riveting panel from a diverse group of men and women in the industry, and a Q&A time. The event is free to attend and open to ALL. Register here:

Our Women in Geotechnical Engineering series continues, and with another outstanding panel discussion. The panel will include insight from a wide variety of engineers with different backgrounds and at different stages of their career. All are welcome!

If you're at the National Earthquake Conference & Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - EERI Annual Meeting this w...
03/05/2020

If you're at the National Earthquake Conference & Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - EERI Annual Meeting this week, be sure to catch Slate's own Debra Murphy present on "Tools for Advancing Understanding of Community Resilience through Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance" tomorrow at 9 am during the concurrent session!

Slate is excited to be attending the 2020 National Earthquake Conference & Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - E...
02/28/2020
National Earthquake Conference

Slate is excited to be attending the 2020 National Earthquake Conference & Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - EERI Annual Meeting next week in San Diego! Be on the lookout for Courtney and Debra - more details to follow!

Join us for the 2019 National Disaster Resilience Conference, November 19 – 22 in Clearwater, FL.

Not sure how to celebrate the Geo-Professional in your life? Don't stress, we've got some Valentines for them that are s...
02/14/2020

Not sure how to celebrate the Geo-Professional in your life? Don't stress, we've got some Valentines for them that are sure to uplift their spirits! #Valentines #Earthquake #Geotech #Puns

02/04/2020
Board of Directors : Northern California Chapter

Slate is excited for Debra to continue her involvement in Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - EERI with her recent appointment to the Nor-Cal Chapter of EERI Board. Congratulations Debra!

01/30/2020

Slate geologists Courtney Johnson and Sydney Maguire had a great time at the Northern California Earthquake Hazards Workshop the past two days. Thank you to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for pulling together an event that allowed researchers and industry to come together to discuss ongoing studies related to seismic hazard and risk. We’re already looking forward to next year’s workshop!

The first annual California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) CalGeo panel was a smashing success. We fielded thou...
01/17/2020

The first annual California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) CalGeo panel was a smashing success. We fielded thought provoking questions from students and look forward to seeing them in practice. Cal Poly Engineering

Slate's Jennie Watson-Lamprey has been selected for the PEER - Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Industry A...
01/15/2020

Slate's Jennie Watson-Lamprey has been selected for the PEER - Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Industry Advisory Board. She will be serving with a group of other outstanding professionals to help identify current and future needs of the profession. Congrats!

Be on the lookout for Slate (Jennie, Debra and Barry) at the PEER Annual Meeting this Thursday and Friday.

Slate will be heading down to San Luis Obispo to recruit at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Civil...
01/10/2020

Slate will be heading down to San Luis Obispo to recruit at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair put on by Cal Poly Society of Civil Engineers. Chat with Mustang Alumni Darcie Maffioli and Micaela Saqui at the Slate table on January 17 in the MAC. Also, Darcie will share her experiences as a geotechnical engineering practitioner on the CalGeo panel from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on January 16. Come stop by, say hi, and pick up some new Slate swag!

Slate had a great time at the 2019 COSMOS Annual Meeting this year. Debra served as one of the speakers on the current s...
11/26/2019

Slate had a great time at the 2019 COSMOS Annual Meeting this year. Debra served as one of the speakers on the current state of the practice, and was a part of a dynamic panel discussion following the Technical Session.

Slate was excited to hear the research presented during the UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Research Symposium for the GeoSyste...
11/18/2019

Slate was excited to hear the research presented during the UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Research Symposium for the GeoSystems Program. Slate’s own Jennie Watson-Lamprey participated in a lively panel discussion on “Automation in Geotechnical Engineering”. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn from, engage and share with the graduate students and greater geotechnical community!

Courtney Johnson along with other local AEG Chapter representatives volunteered at the Bay Area Science Festival. Fun fo...
11/04/2019

Courtney Johnson along with other local AEG Chapter representatives volunteered at the Bay Area Science Festival. Fun for kids of all ages at Oracle Park in SF!! #aegsf

We hope you learned something these posts about earthquakes and how to stay safe! If you’d like to know more, there is a...
10/18/2019
Earthquake Country Alliance: Welcome to Earthquake Country!

We hope you learned something these posts about earthquakes and how to stay safe! If you’d like to know more, there is a really great and easy to read guide about earthquake preparedness and what to do before, during, and after a major event!
https://www.earthquakecountry.org/stayingsafe/

California is a beautiful state. But no matter where you live in our state, whether it is the Redwood forests, high Cascades, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Mojave Desert, near the beaches of southern California, a big city or smaller town, you live in earthquake country. Unders...

10/18/2019
Swimming pool seiche from nepal earthquake

Earthquakes can produce scary, yet really interesting effects around the world! Seiche, pronounced “saysh”, refers to the motion of an oscillating wave within a body of water. Big seiche’s commonly occur in pools during or after earthquakes. In the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, with a magnitude of 9.2, seiches were seen in swimming pools as far as Puerto Rico! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7kNr354PJs

What were you doing today at 10:17am? The Slate staff participated in the Great California Shakeout.Today’s drill remind...
10/17/2019
shakeoutgame

What were you doing today at 10:17am? The Slate staff participated in the Great California Shakeout.

Today’s drill reminded us to secure certain items around our office so we can minimize risk of injury during an earthquake. Are your home and office earthquake-ready? Play “Beat the Quake” to learn how you can make your home a safe place during an earthquake. But hurry because an earthquake can happen at any time!

https://www.shakeout.org/dropcoverholdon/beatthequake/game/

Do you live in a tsunami hazard zone? What other earthquake related hazards could impact you? Find out here: http://myha...
10/17/2019
Home Page - Cal MyHazards

Do you live in a tsunami hazard zone? What other earthquake related hazards could impact you? Find out here: http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/
Remember, if you’re near the coast and you feel a strong or long-lasting earthquake, move to higher ground immediately and pay attention to officials to know when it’s safe to go back. NOAA is a great resource for tsunami safety and advisory notifications.

MyHazards is a tool for the general public to discover hazards in their area (earthquake, flood, fire, and tsunami) and learn steps to reduce personal risk. Using the MyHazards tool, users may enter an address, city, zip code, or may select a location from a map. The map targets the location, and al...

Do you know what to do when the ground starts shaking? There’s a lot of misinformation out there! Simply remember to DRO...
10/16/2019

Do you know what to do when the ground starts shaking? There’s a lot of misinformation out there! Simply remember to DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON. Drop to your hands and knees to protect yourself from falling. Cover your head and neck, and if possible, your entire body, underneath a table or a sturdy piece of furniture. If there is no furniture nearby, get down near an interior wall. Standing under a doorway is better than nothing, but won’t protect you from flying debris. Hold on to your shelter or head and neck until the shaking stops. If you are outside, move away from buildings, overhead powerlines, and trees. If you’re in bed, stay in bed and place a pillow over your head and neck. Most people get hurt during an earthquake because they try to move around.

Monday night’s earthquake and the anniversary of Loma Prieta are a great time to ask yourself, what’s in your earthquake...
10/16/2019

Monday night’s earthquake and the anniversary of Loma Prieta are a great time to ask yourself, what’s in your earthquake kit? Would you be able survive for three weeks after a major earthquake? What supplies do you have ready at your home? In your car? In your office? When was the last time you checked the expiration date on your fire extinguisher? Make sure you have disaster supplies in several locations. You never know where you’ll be when an earthquake strikes!

In case you ever need to evacuate, we recommend having a grab and go bag filled with any important documents you need: cash, insurance cards, emergency contact numbers, photos of belongings in your home in case you need to file an insurance claim, medication, extra glasses, water, snacks, baby formula, and cell phone chargers.

The recommended volume of water is one gallon, per person, per day! Do you have enough for your entire family (including pets) to survive three weeks after a major event?

This week Slate will be participating in the Great California ShakeOut to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Loma P...
10/15/2019
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

This week Slate will be participating in the Great California ShakeOut to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and to practice our earthquake preparedness. If you are interested in participating in this international event with us, head over to www.shakeout.org. We’ll also be posting earthquake related fun facts and tips over the next few days to help you be more prepared in case of an earthquake!

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes. Register to participate in your state or country's drill at www.ShakeOut.org.

Slate is thrilled to announce we have doubled the number of geologists on our team with recent hire Sydney Maguire.  Wel...
10/03/2019

Slate is thrilled to announce we have doubled the number of geologists on our team with recent hire Sydney Maguire. Welcome to the team!

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