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Notification for 2017

The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate projects and individuals that you believe should be recognized for their professional engineering achievements. More »

Fundamentals of Torque Down Piles

By Taki Chrysovergis, M.S., P.E. OC Geo-Institute hosted a dinner meeting on October 24, 2017, where Mr. Craig Shields, Principal of Rockridge Geotechnical, provided an overview of torque-down pile (TDP) technology.  The presentation first introduced the TDP technology, which involves advancing steel pipe piles equipped with a conical tip into the ground through downward crowd and torque. The presentation also discussed design nuances that differ from design of conventional piles, and covered advantages and disadvantages associated with the TDP technology. More »

History and Heritage Night / Student Scholarship Night December 2017

By Jeff Braun, P.E. Civil Engineers from throughout Orange County, and beyond, recognized the contributions of our experienced engineers and the dedication of the upcoming generation at the ASCE Orange County History & Heritage and Student Scholarship Night on November 16, 2017.  Attendees arrived to the red carpet at the Marconi Auto Museum, mingling amongst classic race cars and high-end vehicles. We had a beautiful evening to reconnect with friends, meet new ones, and have a lot of fun. More »

Geo-Institute - Fundamentals of Infiltration Testing and Analyses

By Clint Isa, P.E. The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine, California on August 15, 2017.  The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 60 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Mr. David Albus, PE, GE (Principal, Albus-Keefe & Associates, Inc.). More »

ASCE OC Geo-Institute – Determination of P-Y Curves and Pile Lateral Capacity

By Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine on May 24, 2017.  The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 75 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Dr. Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., PE (Associate Professor, UCLA) and Dr. Shawn Ariannia, Ph.D., PE, GE (Principal, Geo-Advantec, Inc.). More »

Interaction of MSE Abutments Under Seismic Loading

By Mr. Michael Givens, PhD, PE, PG, ASCE OC Geo-Institute First Director, and Mr. Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner on November 3, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club.  The dinner, which was attended by nearly 40 people, consisted of a presentation about research on the seismic performance of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) bridge abutments recently performed at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  The presentation included information regarding UCSD’s geotechnical capabilities and a discussion about the motivation, background review, and experimental results for shake table testing and numerical modeling of a MSE abutment.  The presentation was given by Mr. John McCartney, PhD, PE, who is an Associate Professor at UCSD; Prof. McCartney’s research student, Mr. Yewei Zheng, was also in attendance. More »

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