In This Issue
By Joshua Nelson, PE
I have been glancing through some old Orange County Branch newsletters and I came across a letter to the editor from 1987. The letter was written by the branch secretary at the time David W. Prasifka. The letter was about the "Citizens Sensible Growth and Traffic Control Initiative" also known as the "Quality of Life Initiative". Looking back that must have been a key turning point in Orange County infrastructure and development history. Here is a reprint of that letter followed by some of my thoughts.
By Gary Gilbert, PE, GE
The transition to an all electronic version of the professional engineering (PE) exam is starting earlier than planned with the spring 2012 surveying exam being held in early June.
For the April luncheon the Orange County Branch had three speakers to discuss rail improvements in Orange and San Diego Counties.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine (CEE@UCI) is seeking to identify new ways to meet professional development needs in southern California. We are exploring three main issues: (1) program format preferences such as stand alone courses, certificates, and degrees, (2) course topic preferences, and (3) instructional format preferences such as in-class, on-line, and day-of-the-week/time preferences. ----PAID ADVERTISEMENT-----
By Ted Rigoni, PE, PMP
On March 13, 2012, Mr. Matthew Cugini, PE, PMP, Caltrans District 12 Branch Chief, and Ms. Nooshin Yoosefi, MSCE, PE, PMP, Caltrans District 12 Senior Transportation Engineer and Project Manager, presented the"I-5/ SR74 Interchange Reconstruction Project," to over 70 transportation professionals at the UCI University Club.
By Moffatt & Nichol
With an estimated total project value of $498 million, the 2.2-mile San Gabriel Trench grade separation is the largest project in ACE program, which includes 22 grade separation projects, 14 of which will be in or have completed construction by 2012, and safety upgrades completed at 39 rail crossings.
On Friday, March 9, OC YMF held a climbing social event at Rockreation in Costa Mesa. Rockreation had members of their team on hand to belay and those that attended had the opportunity to try several different climbing routes throughout the evening.
The Kenya water team was busy this spring with two assessment trips to the Sukutan community to collect information and test soil and water samples in order to determine a viable solution to their water concerns. Also check out our new photo viewer!
Following a very successful year under the direction of Daniel Ramey, Darren Cormack and Barrett Steele, the membership elected a new board on February 28, 2012. The new board will serve until March 1, 2013.
The UC Irvine Student Chapter had a total of fifty members attend this year’s Pacific Southwest Conference at Cal Poly Pomona.
CSULB took an astounding 49 students and 2 faculty to PSWC 2012 this year. With a full head of steam, all students donned matching black and yellow I Dig LB t-shirts for the event.
Meet the Orange County Public Works staff and learn about internships and future career opportunities!
The 5th Annual OC Water Summit will be held on Friday, May 18th at The Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort.
The Construction Society of America announces its third meeting to be held on November 2-3, 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The meeting will occur over two days.