President's Message

It's a busy time for ASCE and the Orange County Branch. I thought I…

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Secretary's Column - Infrastructure Symposium

Region 9 held the 6th Annual Read More »

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President's Message

It's a busy time for ASCE and the Orange County Branch. I thought I would take this month to bring it all together into one place and point out where to find out about upcoming events both at the branch level, the section level, and society wide. In addition I want to tell you about some changes that are coming up with our luncheons. Click "read more" to find out more. Read More »

Secretary's Column - Infrastructure Symposium

Region 9 held the 6th Annual California Infrastructure Symposium in Sacramento on February 28th and I had the opportunity to attend this year.  I would like to share some of the highlights of the event.   The presentation from Mac Taylor of the California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) was very enlightening. Read More »

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Photo Album: Awards Dinner

On Tuesday, February 21st at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, over 160 members and guests joined together to celebrate the annual ASCE Orange County Branch Awards Dinner Banquet. This was a new venue for us and we were all excited to host our event here. We all enjoyed a wonderful night recognizing all the individual award winners and project winners as well as reuniting with some friends we haven’t seen in a while.  Read More »

Save the Date for Golf Tournament

The ASCE Orange County Branch and Younger Member Forum are having our annual golf tournament on Friday, August. 3rd. Save the date! Read More »

Younger Member Forum

Having hosted the 2011 Western Region Younger Member Council (WRYMC) Conference, OC-YMF was eager to attend this year’s WRYMC conference with renewed energy. As members of OC-YMF and other Younger Member Groups from ASCE Regions 8 and 9 flew into Portland, Oregon, they caught a glimpse of snow-capped Mount Hood staring down the Columbia River and downtown Portland, the host city of the 2012 WRYMC Conference. Read More »

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Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC-YMF) in conjunction with the Los Angeles Branch YMF hosted the 18th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) on Friday, February 17, 2012 at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). There were approximately 35 high schools and 140 students from the Southern California area that participated in this year’s competition.   Read More »

California Report Card Released

“Infrastructure maintenance and renewal is critical for sustaining the economic engine of California,” according to the California Infrastructure Report Card 2012.  Released Wednesday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, the California Infrastructure Report Card reveals that California’s infrastructure earned an overall grade of “C” and calls for an annual investment need of $65 billion over the next ten years. ASCE president-elect, Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E.,  joined Board Member Jennifer Epp, P.E. and the California Report Card Committee for the release. Read More »

In Memoriam - Thornton Piersall

Thornton (Thorny) E. Piersall was born May 30, 1924 and died peacefully at his home in Anaheim on January 29, 2012.  Interment was in Oklahoma next to his loving wife of 64 years, Johnnye.  He is survived by his brother Bob, sister Dorothy, nephew Jerry and niece Gricelda. Read More »

My Clean Water Act

The ASCE Orange County Branch has partnered with My Clean Water Act to help inform our members and the public about the impact that the Clean Water Act has had on our water supply in the US.   Read More »

And the Nominees are...

What are the issues and concerns you have about the civil engineering profession, or about your Society and its activities? What are your ideas for what a future ASCE President should do? Put your questions to the 2013 ASCE President-elect official nominees, who will answer the best submissions in podcast interviews to be posted on ASCE’s website this spring. Help yourself and fellow qualified Society members to cast an informed vote this summer by posing good questions now. Submit your questions to [email protected] Get to know the official nominees via the bios and vision statements each has submitted.  Read More »

New Smart Phone App Available from Society March 2012

A members-only exclusive! It's easier than ever to enjoy the magazine's enlightening news and features anywhere you go with the new Civil Engineering app. It's available for ASCE members who use Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as users of Android phones and tablets. And don't miss the Web-exclusive Civil Engineering content posted weekly to Read More »

Legislative News

California water project won’t be decided at poll  San Francisco gate 2/27 High-Speed rail construction delayed  Mercury News 2/29 Read More »

Life Member Update

The Los Angeles Section’s Life Member Forum (LMF) meets the first Thursday of every month in Orange County at the L. A. Section’s office at 1405 Warner Avenue in Tustin.  The meetings are from 10 AM to Noon and usually end with a light lunch.  Meetings are low key, very informal and everyone has input and an enjoyable time. Read More »

Continuing Education Seminars in California

Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education Schedule of seminars and workshops for Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 scheduled in your geographic area. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind. Click the links below to learn more about these upcoming programs. Read More »

Open Position: Programs

ASCE Orange County is seeking an enthusiastic professional to take on the role of Programs Chair to assist the branch in planning monthly luncheon meetings and other events. This is a great volunteer opportunity that will get you involved in our Branch activities.  We are also looking for other energetic individuals who can assist with the duties of the Programs Committee. If you are interested or need more information, please contact Tapas Dutta at [email protected] Read More »

APWA Event

The ASCE Region 9 report card was recently unveiled. Please plan to attend the APWA Luncheon in Long Beach to see a presentation by our very own Mr. Yazdan Emrani, P.E. You can register by visiting Click the "Read more" link to see the flyer. Read More »