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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 Geo-Institute – Seismic Design Updates for the California Building Code

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

The Orange County Geo-Institute Chapter co-hosted an August dinner meeting with CalGeo in Santa Ana featuring a presentation by Dr. David A. Baska of Terracon Consultants. The presentation covered some of the changes that will be implemented in the 2019 California Building Code.

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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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ASCE OC Branch & YMF - California Coastal Cleanup Day

By Ashlyn Alexander | Community Service Co-Chair

On September 21, 2019, the ASCE OC Branch and YMF joined together to participate in the 35th California Coastal Cleanup Day at the Upper Newport Bay in Newport Beach, California. The Bay receives thousands of pounds of trash that has washed in from surrounding cities, polluting the water, harming wildlife and threatening public health. Therefore, this year, ASCE OC wanted to service the filthier areas such as the Bay and be a part of a team of 1,000 people that typically help with this site.

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ASCE OC YMF - Summer Networking Socials

By Jessica Leyva, PE | YMF Networking Social Co-Chair

Throughout the year, ASCE OC YMF hosts many activities and networking social events that offer an opportunity to share food and drink with other young engineers in Orange County. This summer, we had two networking social events in July and September. 

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