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Clothes The Deal with YMF: Professional Clothing Drive

ASCE OC YMF held a professional clothing drive in partnership with Clothes The Deal, a non-profit organization that provides free professional clothing and other services to low-income men, women, at-risk youth, and U.S. Veterans. More »

Habitat Restoration and Bike Ride at Upper Newport Bay

ASCE OC Sustainability Committee met twice at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve in April! First on April 9th for Habitat Restoration, and the second time on April 30th for a bike ride. More »

Vineyard Anaheim Food Pantry

On the morning of Saturday, April 9th, 2022, a group of 16+ volunteers from ASCE OC Community Service, Midwestern.Edu, and visitors from throughout the nation partnered with Vineyard Anaheim to provide over 375 families with fresh groceries and produce for the week at the Brookhurst Community Center, in Anaheim, CA. More »

Inflation and Shortage Supply Impacts

We have all been witnessing price inflation, whether it is at the gas station or at the grocery store. Both inflation and material shortage have become part of our design considerations when we select and specify materials for our projects.  The approach has been further emphasized over the last couple of years: the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) community should initiate design and construction projects with a thorough understanding of material availability, fabrication, delivery lead time, projected construction index price, and an evaluation of equivalent alternatives.  More »

Sudamericana Water Conservation

Last month, I traveled to Chile for my brother’s wedding and took the opportunity to wander in Patagonia, the Colchagua Valley (wine country), Santiago, and a few other places. I don’t know if the pattern is common across my peers, but as for myself, travels are generally punctuated by a constant evaluation of the local infrastructure, design details, construction means and methods, and an assessment of the infrastructure challenges that each region faces. More »

ASCE OC Community Service - 2021 Toy Drive

ASCE OC partnered with SONRIE to collect and deliver toys to Ojos Negros, Mexico, on December 11th, 2021. More »

ASCE OC Community Service - Vineyard Anaheim Food Pantry

On the morning of Saturday December 18th, 2021, a group of 8 ASCE OC Members partnered with Vineyard Anaheim to provide over 450 families with fresh groceries and produce for the week at the Brookhurst Community Center, in Anaheim, CA. More »

Connecting the Dots in 2022 and Beyond?

As we enter 2022, I wish our members a very happy and prosperous new year. It would be a shame not to recognize the accomplishments of the past year. Our hyperactive Orange County Branch committees did not stop interacting and implementing activities: I counted over 60 events held during the past year. I could not be prouder to belong to such a resilient and proactive organization. I thank my predecessor, Clint Isa, P.E., for spearheading the efforts, and all of our volunteers for your contributions over the past couple of years. More »

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