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ARTIC: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a luncheon on August 16, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club. The luncheon consisted of a presentation on the geotechnical design aspects of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) project. ARTIC is a uniquely designed public transportation facility in Anaheim, California that provides rail, bus, taxi and other services for daily commuters, visitors, and leisure travelers. The presentation was given by Mr. Allen Yourman, PE, GE, who is a Principal Engineer and co-founder of Diaz●Yourman & Associates, Inc. in Santa Ana, California. More »

TCA Capital Improvement Project Presentation

ASCE Orange County hosted its August luncheon at the Center Club in Costa Mesa with a presentation by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA). TCA Chief Engineer, David Lowe, P.E. M. ASCE, STP, conducted his presentation on TCA’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by highlighting the current and future projects planned for Fiscal Year 2017. More »

Autonomous Vehicles

ASCE Orange County held its July lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  We were fortunate to have Ryan Snyder talk to us about reinvention of current modes transportation.  Autonomous vehicles are vehicles capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Autonomous cars can detect surroundings such as pedestrians, bicyclists, and move out of the way of busses using a variety of techniques such as radar, LIDAR, GPS, odometers, and computer. Autonomous vehicles are looking to be a game changer by changing the way we live More »

2016 Annual Awards Dinner

The ASCE OC 2016 Awards Dinner was creatively re-designed and adjusted by the new Social Committee. This year’s event was hosted at a new venue, Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Every year ASCE OC hosts their Annual Awards dinner to celebrate the projects and people in Orange County honored by the Awards committee for the year. Over 200 people were in attendance as we honored outstanding individuals and projects for 2015. A total of 35 awards were given out, including 22 project awards and 13 individual awards. More »

Join us for the Annual ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner - February 18, 2016

By: Penny Lew, PE, CFM Get your tickets before they sell out! The annual ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner will be on February 18, 2016 at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach!  We hope you'll join us for an evening of recognition for the projects and engineers that are shaping Orange County. More »

ASCE OC-Geo-Institute/Structural Engineering Institute - Joint Panel Discussion

By Mr. Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) co-hosted an open-forum discussion at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club in Irvine on November 12, 2015.  The event featured a panel of the following engineering professionals from Orange County: Mr. Gregory Silver (GMU Geotechnical, Inc.), Mr. Yoshi Moriwaki (GeoPentech, Inc.), Mr. Michael Waggoner (Ficcadenti, Waggoner, and Castle Structural Engineers), and Mr. Todd Duddley (AECOM). More »

Join Us for the Annual ASCE OC Branch Awards Gala - February 18, 2016

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SP Save the date for the annual ASCE OC Branch Awards Gala, this year occurring on February 18, 2016 at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach!  We hope you'll join us for an evening of recognition for the projects and engineers that are shaping Orange County. More »

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

By: Joe Gonzalez, P.E. ASCE Orange County held its December lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  We had three presentations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones for private and public works projects, including the California High-Speed Rail.  Our presenters included staff from JL Patterson & Associates, Michael Baker International, and U.S. CAD. The topics presented were related to comparison of a UAV and Drone, applications, operations, and regulations. More »

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