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Related News Archive: 2019

From the Field to the Alley

From the field to the (bowling) alley, geo-professionals switched their safety boots to bowling shoes and ended the year by giving back to local universities' geo-student chapters. More »

President's Message

It’s been an incredible start to the new fiscal year as President and I couldn’t be more excited – we’ve got an amazing group of leaders within ASCE Orange County. More »

Seismic Design Updates for the California Building Code

The Orange County Geo-Institute Chapter co-hosted an August dinner meeting with CalGeo in Santa Ana featuring a presentation by Dr. David A. Baska of Terracon Consultants. The presentation covered some of the changes that will be implemented in the 2019 California Building Code. More »

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. More »

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!  More »

Shear Wave Velocity Liquefaction Triggering Assessment

On May 28th, the Orange County and Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapters co-hosted a dinner meeting featuring Professor Robert Kayen of UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USGS. More »

Fiscal Year 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!  More »

Future World Vision

"ASCE has launched a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine, and prepare for future changes – FUTURE WORLD VISION."   Check out the latest ASCE Future World Vision website, article and report! Below are some highlights, and what is even more exciting is that there is much more to come! For example, the next phase of the Future World Vision will be released at the ASCE Annual Convention, which will take place on October 10-13, 2019 in Miami, Florida! Save the date! More »

Ground Improvement: Shallow and Deep Methods

The Orange County Geo-Institute and Professional Development Committee co-hosted a half-day seminar on February 22nd in Irvine, California. The seminar covered a wide spectrum of ground improvement methods and was attended by nearly 100 practicing engineers, academics, and students. More »

Surpassing goals at the local, state, and national level!

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius We surpassed quite a few goals at the local, state, and national level these last couple of months, so we thought we would highlight them in this month's ASCE OC Newsletter! Please help us congratulate those mentioned in the article. More »

Rocking the Bowling Alley!

ASCE OC Geo-Institute (G-I)’s 4th Annual Bowling Social & Fundraiser was a hit with nearly 30 geo-professionals and students coming together for a fun night of bowling!  More »

ASCE OC - President’s Message January 2019

"You have 365 new blank pages. What will you write on the first blank page?" - Lailah Gifty Akita I like the concept of daily resets, especially since it can easily be incorporated into all aspects of life. Here are three that we invite you to consider. More »

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