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Shaping Our Future World

Civil engineers reimagine the world and shape the future of our civilizations.  Recent conversations with several Orange County Branch members reminded me of the inspiring initiative led by ASCE, known as Future World Vision.  The effects of climate change, increasing population, and rapid deployment of new technologies drive civil engineers and the infrastructure industry to be at the forefront of changing trends and to constantly adapt.  ASCE performed an in-depth analysis of future macrotrends to generate a projected evolution of our industry's infrastructure through the Year 2070.  More »

Summer Bike Rides

My friend, Sam Ali, P.E., recently wrote a story on bike trail connectivity in Orange County. The article was published in the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine. Since Sam and I share the same passion for cycling, I thought I would seize the opportunity to share a few enjoyable rides in our OC backyard. 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 »

2022 Women in Construction Week

Our 2nd Annual Women in Construction Week was a huge success! On behalf of the Orange County Construction Institute, we would like to thank everyone who made this hybrid week of events possible. Thank you to our amazing sponsors: SKANSKA, Turner Construction, LINXS, ASCE Los Angeles Section, Port of Long Beach Construction Management Division, Ardurra, and Steiner Consulting Inc.  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 Construction Institute - 2021 Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction (WIC) week is nationally celebrated the first full week of March. With the success of our 2020 “The Strength of Women in Construction” event, the OC Construction Institute hosted an entire week of virtual events to celebrate women in the industry. The events included honoring significant women in STEM history, breaking down and navigating difficult conversations, professional leadership coaching, a Bluebeam tutorial, and a couple of self-care-centric events. More »

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