Upcoming Events  


Our normal schedule for presentation/lunch meetings is on the fourth Thursday of the month, at the Nevada County Contractors Association office at 12:00 PM. The address is 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945.


Thursday January 24 - Chuck Kull - NV5, Camp Fire Hazard Response

January 24, 2019 – Chuck Kull, NV5 - Camp Fire Hazard Response

The Camp Fire broke out on November 8, 2018 and became the sixth-deadliest fire in the United Sates and the world’s most costly fire.  It covered 153,336 acres and destroyed 18,804 structures.  Chuck Kull with H&K/NV5 responded to the fire on November 15, 2018 as part of the California Office of Emergency Services, Safety Assessment Program (Cal OES – SAP).  The SAP is a training program for architects and civil engineers that teaches participants to evaluate structures damaged by natural disasters.  It is a volunteer program and once registered, participants are in the data base and receive E-mails when assistance is needed.

During the Camp Fire standing structures and other infrastructure were evaluated for structural safety elements.  These could be chimneys, walls, utilities and structural framing members.  What is not covered is safety of the SAP evaluators. Some of these safety issues will be covered in this talk.

Chuck Kull is the one of the founding partners of Holdrege and Kull, which is now NV5.  Chuck has many years of experience in the California foothills conducting geotechnical assessments and construction engineering.  Holdrege and Kull was one of the founding organizations of the Engineer’s Association of Nevada County.

Thursday Feb 28- TBA