In This Issue
By Joshua Nelson, PE
PS 465 (aka RTB) AND B+M/30 & E (aka BOK)= $$$+R Want to make more money? Want to get more respect from the general public? Support ASCE's PS 465 (aka RTB) AND B+M/30 & E (aka BOK). I know what you are thinking, my article title got replaced with some HTML code right? Or maybe my newborn was banging on the keyboard while I was typing. Then again all engineers like a good equation right? Well the ASCE has a lot of momentum going with a couple key initiatives that I summed up in that simple formula. Now I am guessing you all want to know what all that means right?
By Gary Gilbert, PE
When I attend grade school through high school we had architects and electrical engineers come to my schools to talk about opportunities for careers after graduation, and one group that was missing was Civil Engineers. If a Civil Engineer spoke to me before graduation from high school, I would probably not have spent 2.5 years in Junior College trying to figure out what career I should choose for my major. When the opportunity later came up to help with the ASCE OC Branch’s K-12 program I jumped at it. I felt compelled to support Civil Engineers going in front of these young students and provide them more choices for their future careers.
By Gary Gilbert, P.E.
The annual History & Heritage and Student’s Fellowship Night event was held this year at the University of California, Irvine University Club for the first time. We had a nice variety of members participate with a total of 110 attendees including 18 past presidents and 45 students. AECOM, HDR, RBF, Wildan had job booths for the students to learn more about local civil engineering companies and potentially find future opportunities for employment.
By Jeannette Lindemann, P.E.
The Orange County Branch is looking for members that would like to participate in K-12 Outreach
By Thomas Root, EIT & Ravi Shah, EIT, OC YMF Vice President
ASCE OC YMF hosted a General Meeting on November 9th at Taco Rosa located in Tustin where the food provided was plentiful. There was a great turnout at the event of approximately 20 people, with both returning faces and new ones to encourage further involvement in the OC YMF organization. ASCE OC YMF members met the new attendees with open hands and were able were to network and have casual conversations amongst the new attendees.
By Andrew Pham, P.E.
On November 19th 2011, a group of Orange County YMF members took a trip to the wineries in Temecula. The weather was a little cold but that did not stop us from having a great time sampling the local wines. Our first stop was at La Cereza Vineyard where we tried a variety of wines from their large collection. Their large tasting room was perfect to facilitate our large group in comfort. After sampling wines there, we headed over to Maurice Carrie, where we set up lunch for our members to enjoy.
Photos from our field trip to the OCWD GWRS with Society President Elect Greg DiLoreto, and from History & Heritage/Student Night.
The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate candidates and projects that you believe should be recognized for their exceptional professional engineering performance and qualities. Any number of applications may be submitted for each of the awards offered.
By Sam Ali
Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) uses a train of equipment that mills, screens, and crushes the existing asphalt pavement. Typically 3 to 5 inches of asphalt concrete pavement (AC) is milled. An asphalt rejuvenating material is then blended with the reclaimed material and the recycled mix is laid back down to form a new pavement structure.
By Roxanne Follis, Internal VP
The ASCE Student Chapter at University of California Irvine (ASCE UCI) has dedicated and passionate members. We hold bi-weekly meetings and an average of thirty students attend. The activities at the meetings range from social events to guest speakers. ASCE UCI works with the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Affiliates to find guest speakers from local civil engineering firms to give a presentation at our meetings.
By Bill Lawson, PE, F.ASCE
Older members of ASCE may recall that a hand-drawn likeness of a slide rule was included as part of the banner at the top of the Orange County Branch Newsletter for a number of years. The slide rule stood as a symbol of the essential tools used by civil engineers and other technical professionals in their work. The advent of electronic pocket calculators in the early 1970's brought the use of slide rules to an abrupt end and the image of one was eventually removed from the Newsletter banner.