Orange County Branch Newsletter
ASCE OC Younger Members Forum
Understanding the Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering November
By Chuck Karunathilake and Melissa Hilsabeck
OC YMF was proud to host the panel ‘Understanding the Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering’ on Tuesday, September 26th at HNTB in Santa Ana. This informative event brought 5 speakers and 35+ attendees together to bring awareness to the legal side of civil engineering. The speakers included Evan Grant (AECOM), Creighton Sebra (Clark Hill PLC), Todd Graham (KPFF), Azzam Saad (OC 405 Partners), and Stavros Chrysovergis (SPC Geotechnical). The panel discussions ranged from liability, mitigation and risk management on design work to contract management.
As young professionals embark into their journey as licensed engineers, stamping plans and working with contracts, there are many legal aspects that they may not be aware of. This two-hour event was able to provide engineers with the basic understanding of what it means to do so. Since we believe this is such an important topic we have taken the liberty of uploading the panel to our YouTube page which you can find here: https://youtu.be/L34Yic_-iug