Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Aviator's Restaurant 
6151 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822

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AEG Sacramento 
Sacramento Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists 

AEG Sacramento Chapter May Meeting 

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Aviator's Restaurant. We will be hosting Adam Malsam from Maccaferri, who will be giving a presentation titled "Falls, Flows, and Slides: Maccaferri's Unique Solutions to Geohazard Mitigation" that discusses pinned drapery, rockfall barriers, and debris flow barriers.

Falls, Flows, and Slides: Maccaferri’s Unique Solutions to Geohazard Mitigation 

Adam Malsam

 Geohazard Technical Specialist, Maccaferri


With over 60 years’ experience in rockfall and geohazard mitigation, Maccaferri has tested and developed a wide variety of systems that seek to mitigate geohazards. The scope of solutions extends from managing rockfall with drapery mesh to preventing avalanches with snow nets and umbrellas. All systems share the same goal, however, to reduce the risk to people, buildings, and critical infrastructure. This presentation will focus on three different geohazard mitigation applications: pinned draperies/soil nailing, semi-rigid rockfall barriers, and debris flow barriers. For each of these three systems the associated components, design processes, and case histories will be discussed.

Speaker Bio:

Adam Malsam is a Geohazard Technical Specialist for Maccaferri North America within the Rockfall Business Unit. He is based out of Williamsport, Maryland, but has experience in the Western portion of the United States from living in and attending university in Colorado. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2018. After graduation, he was selected for the Maccaferri Young Engineer Program in Zola Predosa: a training program meant to instill technical and commercial knowledge on Maccaferri’s solutions into it members. Upon completing the training in February, Adam returned to the United States to join the rockfall business unit in his current role. 

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