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ASCE MLAB & OC YMF - Port of Long Beach Harbor Cruise

By Melissa Hilsabeck | YMF Programs Committee Co-Chair

On a wonderfully sunny day in July, OC YMF and the Metropolitan LA Branch jointly hosted a Port of Long Beach harbor cruise. Approximately 70 ASCE members and their families, along with the general public, coasted through the Long Beach Harbor into the Port’s channels. The tour got up close and personal with the crane rail operators at Pier E in Middle Harbor which is part of the Port’s Capital Improvement Program.

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ASCE OC T&DI & Government Relations Committee - A Panel on SB 1

By Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. | Government Relations Comittee Co-Chair

ASCE Orange County Transportation & Development Institute and Government Relations Committee co-hosted a panel of leading local transportation agencies to promote the positive impacts of new revenue generated through the SB 1 gas tax increase. All agreed that current, and future, surface transportation projects would not be possible without SB 1 funding.

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ASCE OC Branch - Welcome New Members!

By ASCE OC Membership Committee

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you at an upcoming event.

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ASCE OC Branch & Geo-Institute - Effects of Earthquakes to California’s Water Distribution System

By Pavlo Chrysovergis, P.E. | Geo-Institute Chair

On July 18, 2019, the Orange County Branch and Geo-Institute co-hosted a luncheon featuring Professor Scott J. Brandenberg of UCLA. Professor Brandenberg discussed an extensive research study on the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, which included field testing, centrifuge modeling, laboratory testing, development of fragility functions, and development of a system reliability analysis procedure. With Magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes occurring in Ridgecrest, California two weeks prior to the luncheon, this topic was particularly relevant to the 90+ local members who attended.

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ASCE OC Branch & YMF - Breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House

By Ashlyn Alexander | Community Service Co-Chair

ASCE OC hosted a breakfast meal service on August 10, 2019 at the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. The main purpose of these houses is to give families with children who have serious illnesses or injuries a place they can call home while undergoing treatments at nearby hospitals. Each house provides families with home-cooked meals, bedrooms, and playrooms at little to no cost.

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