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It has been nearly 10 years since Measure M2, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, was approved by nearly 70 percent of the voters in 2006. As part of the Measure M2 Ten-Year Review, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is asking stakeholders, such as members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for feedback on the progress of M2 transportation improvements going on throughout Orange County.

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ASCE OC Branch Board - 2015 - 2016 Ballot

Please take a few minutes and cast your vote for the 2015 - 2016 ASCE Orange County Branch Board of Directors.

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ASCE OC YMF - Women in Engineering Panel

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, ASCE OC YMF In an event that drew over 50 attendees, ASCE OC YMF featured the 2015 Women in Engineering Panel on July 21st. The theme of the evening was “Career Advancement and Overcoming Challenges.”    

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EWRI - Hydraulic Analysis and Floodplain Mapping

By: Roger Chung, PE In the August luncheon, Dr. Dragi Stefanovic of Tetra Tech, Inc., presented a new procedure for hydraulic analysis and floodplain mapping of “Without Levee” (Natural Valley) conditions in accordance with latest FEMA guidelines for Analysis and Mapping of Non-Accredited Levee Systems. An unsteady hydraulic model (HEC-RAS) is developed to analyze flows in the main river, while two-dimensional flood routing (HEC-RAS 2-D) is utilized for the floodplain mapping on the landward side of a levee. The advantages and challenges of the new approach are discussed with special emphasis on the long awaited HEC-RAS Version 5.0 featuring a two-dimensional modeling component.

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ASCE OC YMF Speaker Series 2015

The ASCE OC YMF “Engineering: Behind the Scenes” brought a series of presentations by five prominent and well-respected leaders in the civil engineering field. This year’s series built upon last year’s event “Leadership and Success” by taking a look at the valuable, desirable, non-technical abilities and skills of successful engineers.

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