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2020 Conference Short Courses
Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 412-7034

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PDT
Category: Courses & Seminars

Annual Conference Short Courses


After careful review of the recent events pertaining to COVID-19, the California Association for Geotechnical Engineers (CalGeo) has cancelled its 50th Annual Conference in Squaw Valley scheduled to take place April 22-24. This decision was not taken lightly and was rendered after reviewing the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of California, and local governments. The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, staff, exhibitors, sponsors and the communities they live in is of utmost importance.

For those signed up for our conference or short courses, we will provide a full refund, unless you prefer to credit your account for our 2021 conference. If you would like to request a full refund, please complete this online form HERE >>

If the refund request is not completed, we will assume you would like your registration fees applied towards the cost of next year’s conference.
For your convenience, there is no need to contact our office to submit written cancellation requests.

All hotel room reservations have been cancelled and you will receive a refund of any deposit paid to the Resort at Squaw Creek.

For resources to assist you and your business during this unprecedented pandemic, please visit GBA's COVID-19/Coronavirus resources page:

Technical Courses:

Wednesday April 22nd 8am-12pm

Settlement Analysis using Settle3

Presented by Rocscience

The objective of this course is to provide hands-on training on settlement analysis on practical examples using Settle.

Module I: Model building
•    Model setup
•    Importing boreholes
•    Modelling loads and embankments
•    Modeling ground improvements and wick drains

Module II: Selection of analysis methods
•    Stress computation methods, 2D stress vs 3D stress
•    Settlement analysis methods
•    Data interpretation and reporting

Module III: CPT & Liquefaction analysis
•    Input data
•    Data interpretation and reporting

Cost: $180 Members, $300 Non-members - SAVE $20 and get a free lunch by registering for the FULL DAY for only $340

Includes: Light breakfast & coffee/tea

Wednesday April 22nd 1-4:30pm

Analysis of Supported Slopes using Slide2 and RSPile

Presented by Rocscience

The objective of this course is to provide hands-on training on the analysis of supported slopes using various Slide2 support options and the integrated soil-structure pile analysis program RSPile.

Module I: Slope Model building using Slide2
•    Model setup (Tips and Pitfalls)
•    Importing boreholes and sections (from Slide3 section cut)
•    Modelling supports

Module II: Pile analysis using RSPile
•    Input data
•    Lateral, Axial, Driven, and Group pile analysis
•    Data interpretation and reporting

Module III: Coupled Slope stability analysis with piles
•    Integrating pile analysis with slope stability analysis
•    Data interpretation and reporting

Cost: $180 Members, $300 Non-members - SAVE $20 and get a free lunch by registering for the FULL DAY for only $340

Includes: snacks, coffee/tea  & Welcome Happy Hour 4:30-6pm


Wednesday April 22nd 1-4:30pm

Updates to Prevailing Wage Law and Apprenticeship Requirements

Presented by Van Allyn Goodwin, Littler Law

With expertise that covers the full range of employment and labor law, Van Goodwin routinely defends employers in complex employment litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in agency proceedings before the U. S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and various California agencies responsible for the enforcement of California employment and labor relations laws.

Cost: $150 Members, $220 Non-members

Includes: snacks, coffee/tea  & Welcome Happy Hour 4:30-6pm


Hotel Information:

The conference and short courses will be at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA.

We have secured a block of rooms at a highly discounted group rate of $179/night plus tax and a discounted resort fee of $20/night. Fireplace suites with a queen sleeper sofa and kitchenette can be reserved at the rate of $199/night. Please book early as the rooms may sell out! Deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate is March 31, 2020.

To reserve your room, please call their reservations line: 800-404-5544 and mention CALGEO for the group rate or use the link below for our group portal on-line:

Reserve your room at Squaw Creek


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