September 2015


Upcoming Events

· October 3—Drill Rig Rodeo
· October 8—Young Professionals Group Meeting
· October 14—CAGE Luncheon
· November 11—CAGE Luncheon
· December 17—CAGE and ASCE Luncheon

Message from the President

I’d like to welcome everyone back from summer vacation.  Hopefully most of us had a chance to sneak away for a week or two.  The fall promises to be fairly active for CAGE and we have some exciting speakers lined up for the monthly meetings. 

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the CAGE/ADSC/SEAC golf tournament on August 7th.  The tournament was held at Westwood Golf course this year in west Arvada.  We had a total of 72 players from the three organizations.  This is the third year in a row where we have done a combined tournament with these organizations and the turnouts have been great!  It is always a great opportunity to network and find out what others are working on in the industry.

Next, I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that CAGE is facilitating an opportunity for drillers to have the energy efficiency of their drill rig hammers measured at a drill rig rodeo on Saturday Oct. 3rd . The event will be held at ARS’s yard at 8505 W Mountain Lane in Littleton.  Blow counts are used by most of us daily for site evaluation and foundation design, and many DOT’s require hammer energy efficiency measurement and/or calibration at least yearly to ensure accurate results.  The measurements will cost $600 per rig, and there is space on the schedule for only eight rigs during the event.   The measurements will be done by GRL Engineers, whom we thank for their participation in this event.  We also sincerely thank the folks at ARS for lending us the space, and I wanted to encourage CAGE members and drillers to participate in this event.   For more information on this event, and to reserve a time at the rodeo for your hammer energy measurements, please contact Becky Roland at 303-551-3266.

The CAGE Young Professionals Group is hosting a happy-hour themed meeting on Thursday Oct 8th at the Joyride Brewery on Sheridan from 530pm to 730pm.  There will be food, beer of course, and raffle items, and it is a great opportunity for younger member to network and meet others.  All are welcome regardless of age!

CAGE meeting dates as well as the Topics and Speakers for the remainder of the year are as follows, and we encourage our members to attend:
October 14 – Legal Issues Affecting Our Profession - Phil Cardi; Cardi Schulte & Ford LLC
November 11 – Complex Support of Excavation – constructability challenges in recent case studies: Secant/Tangent Pile Wall vs. Diaphragm Wall – Boris Caro Vargas and Cary Lange; Nicholson Construction
December 17– Joint Meeting with ASCE Bob Barrett; Geostabilization International

November, the CAGE Board elections, and the end of the year will be here before we all know it , and so I encourage anyone interested in serving on the CAGE Board of Directors to please let us know of your interest in running for a Board position.  Nominations of others are also welcome.  I also encourage our members to become more involved in CAGE generally, as there are always needs and tasks that the board needs help with.

Tom Szynakiewicz, PE, D.GE;; 970-644-1484
Newsletter - September 2015