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Return "Ret" Moore was the seventh president of the Orange County Branch from 1958 to 1959. Ret Moore was born in Los Angeles in 1923, but grew up in Long Beach. He was valedictorian of David Starr Jordan High School in 1941.  For the next 2 years he would attend Long Beach City College, earning an AA degree in chemical engineering.   A little prior to this he had enlisted in the Naval Reserve V12 program and after graduation was called to active duty. In July, 1943 Ret started the accelerated program at Caltech as an Apprentice Seaman, with a change of majors to Civil Engineering. 

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ASCE Webinar

Live Webinar Summer Special for ASCE Members Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015     Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET Individual members who register for any live webinar taking place in June, July, or August 2015 will receive the special reduced rate of $99. This applies to both 60-minute and 90-minute webinars. This does not apply to site/group webinar registrations. Register Today!

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TTG - Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

By: Vincent Ip, PE On July 15, 2015, Mr. Ibrahim Hafeez, project manager and construction manager, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, gave a very informative presentation about the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, at UCI’s University Club.  This presentation was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Transportation Technical Group, as part of their ongoing series presenting topical projects and programs addressing local and regional transportation needs.

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OC Loop

By: Sherry Weinmeier, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP Active transportation and improved quality of life—our government leaders from the local level to the federal level recognize these are important for a sustainable future. That’s why our local leaders are preparing studies and seeking funding for 28 miles of bike lanes and trails in Orange County that will ultimately form a nearly 70-mile loop through North Orange County known as the OC Loop.

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Sustainability Committee - NBCC+P Tour

By Nathan Chase, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP We would like to thank the City of Newport Beach for hosting a presentation this past June on the lessons learned in sustainability during the planning, design, construction, and use of the City’s Civic Center and Park. Director of Public Works, Dave Webb PE, presented on the $140M project completed in 2013 and certified at the LEED Gold level. Dave and a few other City staff members also guided the nearly 40 attendees on a walking tour highlighting various sustainable features of the buildings and site.

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