Programs Committee

If you are interesting in becoming involved with the Programs Committee, please contact our committee chair at [email protected]

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Contacts

Gonzalez, Joe
Programs Committee Chair
Jacobs
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Natural Valley Procedure for Hydraulic Analysis and Floodplain Mapping of Non-Accredited Levee Systems Using HEC-RAS 2-D

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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A Panel on SB 1

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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Port of Long Beach Harbor Cruise

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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Effects of Earthquakes to California’s Water Distribution System

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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FY 2020 Leadership

  "Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." – Joel A. Barker     It is with great pleasure that we present the Fiscal Year 2020 ASCE OC Branch & YMF Executive Board Members! The new term is set to begin on October 1st, 2019. Excited to continue to volunteer with such amazing leaders! 

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SR-710 North Mobility Improvements Projects

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) held its second 2019 Lunch Program on June 25th at the University Club at UCI with Abdollah Ansari from LA Metro. It was a well-attended event with 60+ participants. 

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