Brad Dybel, PE

Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
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Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
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Excellence in Outreach to Students

ASCE - Outstanding Section Officer, Region 9, 2013.

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Brad Dybel, PE
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Laguna Geosciences, Inc.

31655 S. Coast Hwy., Suite A

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
B.S. with Honors, Geology, California State University, Northridge, 1990


50 Monkey Ferris Wheel, Santa Ana, CA Zoo. Project was featured in the September 2017 issue of Concrete International, the monthly magazine of the American Concrete Institute. Brad Dybel’s employer, Laguna Geosciences, Inc., has donated geotechnical design services to the Santa Ana Zoo for this Ferris Wheel project and other major construction improvements in the past 20 years.


The following are accolades from prominent ASCE officers. Many more can be provided upon request.

Hi Brad,
Thank you so much! Really appreciate you come all the way from OC to join me for the visit. Your presentation is really fun and educational. The club president called me back and really hope you can go back to give another one. I am not sure how your schedule will work since you live so far. My second visit will be a much smaller audience maybe just a few students during their summer break (their school ends soon). Just to meet them in person and get to know them. If you are still interested, maybe we can set up another visit for more students at the beginning of next school year and we can use that to attract more members as well. Anyways, I really enjoyed your presentation and the time at the school. Looking forward to working with you together next time!
Zixuan Chen, P.E.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to attend our ASCE End of the Year Banquet! We hope that you enjoyed the recap of all our chapter’s accomplishments throughout the year.
I would also like to endorse you for being on the ASCE Region 9 Board of Governors. Your passion for introducing engineering to young students was showcased by your involvement in the LA-YMF Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition and UCLA Seismic Outreach. The enthusiasm that you exhibited as an industry judge for the finale day competition for UCLA Seismic Outreach made the entire program a more enjoyable experience for our middle school students. I believe that you would be a great asset to the ASCE Region 9 Board of Directors.
Zohair Zulfiqar
UCLA Seismic Outreach

Once more, thank you having us at this event.  All the kid’s questions were fantastic and I had a great time helping out.  In addition, working with your son was quite entertaining.  I’m pretty sure he’ll follow in his dad’s footsteps and make a great engineer one day. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it on January 7th as I have another K-12 outreach event that day.  I’ll be sure to share the event with my board and LA YMF members to help you recruit some volunteers. Keep up the good work and I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Brian Phan,
Secretary & K-12 Outreach
​Los Angeles Younger Member Forum

Mark Norton - Brad, Thank you so much for reaching out to me! It would be great to work with you again, Brad…”

Ken Rosenfield - Brad Dybel “served us with distinction and with great passion”​ (January 2015 newsletter).

Yazdan Emrani -  “2014 was a great year for membership development…thanks to tireless work of Membership Chair, Brad Dybel…” (October, 2014 newsletter).

Contribution to the Profession:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Award- Outstanding Section Officer in State of California (ASCE Region 9), 2013
Chair - Membership Committee, Los Angeles Section, 2011-2013
Chair – Professional Practice Committee, Orange County Branch, 2007-2008
Mentor – ASCE Mentoring Program
Orange County Engineering Council, current Secretary.
Society of American Military Engineers, Orange County Post, Chair of STEM Committee, 2016-present.
American Concrete Institute, Member of Committee, Non-destructive Testing of Concrete, 2015-present.


2017 only
Organized and was master of ceremonies at Engineering Day at Whittier Museum.
Outreach to Grace Hopper STEM Academy. See and May-June 2017 issue of THE MILITARY ENGINEER.
Lecture to ASCE Student Chapter at Sacramento State University.
Made a presentation at the ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Burroughs High School.
Taught Environmental Science at Boy Scouts STEM Merit Badge Day.
Organized and led field trip for Boy Scouts to Cement Plant.
Co-led field trip for STEM students from RSM Intermediate School and Serrano Intermediate School to NHRA STEM Day.
Led Boy Scouts on backpack trip to “Bridge to Nowhere” on the San Gabriel River.
Attended ASCE UCLA End-of Year Banquet with Jay Higgins.
Volunteer judge at ASCE UCLA Outreach.
Attended ASCE Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition.

Suggested Award Summary:

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