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Related News Archive: 2019

May Luncheon: Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project

On May 16, the ASCE OC Branch and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) successfully hosted the May Luncheon on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project in San Diego, CA. More »

May 2019 Luncheon: National Toll Interoperability

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) held its first 2019 Lunch Program on May 7 at the University Club at UCI with speakers from the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA). Rick Carrier, TCA’s Director of Tolling and Customer Information Systems, introduced us to the “New Era of Tolling”, in which 6C tolling technology will allow to us to replace those bulky transponders with “stickers.” More »

April Luncheon: LA Metro SBE/DBE Programs and Opportunities

On April 18, Jerry Jacobsen, Principal of Diversity and Economic Opportunity, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LA Metro), presented an overview of the LA Metro Small and Disadvantaged Business Programs and Opportunities. More »

Building Science Tech Talk and Lab Tour

I must admit, I feel a twinge of trepidation when asked what I do for a living. I work in the growing field of Building Science, a discipline that really is as broad as it sounds. When asked, I usually explain that Building Science is the practical application of physics and scientific testing to improve the structures we build and the environments inside them. More »

Civil Engineering Professionals Reimagine Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

On Friday, March 29, the California Region (Region 9) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held their Annual Infrastructure Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center with the theme “Reimagining Tomorrow’s Infrastructure”. There were approximately 200 delegates total with a fairly even distribution among the parallel Transportation and Water Tracks. 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 »

Technical Tour: Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement

Talk of aliens and bats accompanied the 6th Street Viaduct technical tour on February 1st, 2019. Southern California residents have driven through this construction site for years and they watched the demolition of the iconic bridge just over the 101 freeway east of Downtown Los Angeles. More »

December Luncheon: Park to Playa Bridge at Kenneth Hahn Park

On December 20th, 2018, Ken Taylor, PE (McLean & Schultz), presented the process for delivering the new Park to Playa Trail Bridge located at Kenneth Hahn Recreation Center. More »

Personal Finance Workshop Was a Hit

Those in our Younger Members Forum have come of age in the wake of the financial crisis. In contrast to the angsty basement-dwelling stereotype of millennials, the attendees of the Personal Finance Workshop, put on by the OC YMF on December 11th, 2018, were eager to learn how to navigate the often volatile waters of the post-recession economy. More »

Member Appreciation Harbor Cruise

A perfect night on Newport Harbor! ASCE Orange County welcomed over 50 Board Members, Committee Chairs, Institute Chairs and General Members to attend a Holiday Lights Cruise on December 4th in appreciation and celebration of a successful year. More »

The Future is Female: Championing Women Engineers

On November 14th, ASCE OC hosted “The Future is Female – Championing Women Engineers”, a roundtable panel with four of Southern California’s prominent female engineering industry leaders. It was held at UCI’s Applied Innovation Center and Sponsored by Gannett Fleming. 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 »

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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