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RCTC Presentation

ASCE OC T&DI held the fifth virtual presentation of this year on Tuesday, May 10th with guest speaker Anne Mayer, Executive Director from Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). More »

LA Metro and TCA Update

ASCE OC T&DI invited Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) to share the latest agencies’ updates in March and April of this year. 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 »

Complete Streets, CAPTI, and CTP 2050

Orange County Sustainability Committee (SusCom) with a joint effort from the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) invited Reyna Baeza-Oregel and Irene Hou from Caltrans District 12 and Sherry Weinmeier from Stantec to speak on the subjects of complete streets and the future of transportation infrastructure in California. 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 T&DI - OCTA Update

ASCE OC T&DI held another virtual presentation on Tuesday, December 14th with speaker from OCTA, Chief Executive Officer, Darrell Johnson. This presentation provided updates to several on-going OCTA projects, upcoming projects, and the agency’s plan for the funding through the newly passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Read on for highlights of the presentation. More »

Connecting the Dots in 2022 and Beyond?

As we enter 2022, I wish our members a very happy and prosperous new year. It would be a shame not to recognize the accomplishments of the past year. Our hyperactive Orange County Branch committees did not stop interacting and implementing activities: I counted over 60 events held during the past year. I could not be prouder to belong to such a resilient and proactive organization. I thank my predecessor, Clint Isa, P.E., for spearheading the efforts, and all of our volunteers for your contributions over the past couple of years. More »

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