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FDR-C for Sustainable Roadway Repavement

Using Full Depth Reclamation with Cement (FDR-C) on your next roadway reconstruction project saves time, money, and community impact while earning LEED and Envision credits.

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President's Message - When Disaster Strikes

Recent flooding in Texas and earthquakes in both Ecuador and Japan remind us that disasters can happen at any moment. The aftermath of these tragic events highlights the need to be prepared and to have a plan in place when disaster strikes. By Steven King, P.E.

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Branch News - Annual Awards

The ASCE OC 2016 Awards Dinner was creatively re-designed and adjusted by the new Social Committee. This year’s event was hosted at a new venue, Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Every year ASCE OC hosts their Annual Awards dinner to celebrate the projects and people in Orange County honored by the Awards committee for the year. Over 200 people were in attendance as we honored outstanding individuals and projects for 2015. A total of 35 awards were given out, including 22 project awards and 13 individual awards.

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Transportation Technical Group - OC Street Car Project

by: Dennis Mak, PE On April 5, 2016, Mr. Jim Beil, Executive Director of Capital Programs with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), spoke to 65 transportation professionals and university students at UCI’s University Club, about the proposed OC Streetcar Project.  In addition, UCI student team members from the HyperXite team provided a brief overview of their Hyperloop development.  This presentation was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Transportation Technical Group (ASCE TTG), as part of an ongoing series presenting topical projects and programs addressing regional transportation needs. Special thanks to our lunch sponsor HNTB, and special guest Lori Donchak - OCTA Board of Directors Chair and San Clemente City Council member.

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History & Heritage - In Memoriam Bob Wright Williamson

by Bill Lawson, PE, F. ASCE, Life Member In Memoriam Bobbie (Bob) Wright Williamson 1926 - 2016 On March 15, 2016, Bobbie (Bob) Wright Williamson passed away.  Bob is not known to have been particularly active in ASCE, but he was a prominent Civil Engineer in Orange County between 1959 and 1994, and was well known and respected in the Orange County Civil Engineering Community.  The following obituary for Bob was prepared by his family and was recently published in the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register:

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