President's Message

This month I give you an update on the society's "Failure to Act" economic studies…

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Secretary's Column - Social Media

Every year it seems there is a new social media site that the public is…

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In This Issue

President's Message

This month I give you an update on the society's "Failure to Act" economic studies as well as an update on the society's latest K-12 initiative Civil Engineering Clubs for high schools. Also have you read the latest novel about a Civil Engineer (yes - you read that right - click through to find out more!). Read More »

Secretary's Column - Social Media

Every year it seems there is a new social media site that the public is flocking to, and people can get confused by all the selection.  The Orange County Branch is now participating in multiple social media sites and each is being used to communicate in different ways. Read More »

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Branch News - Measure M & I-405

On May 15 2012, Rose Casey, PE, OCTA's Directory of Highway Programs gave a presentation on the Measure M2 program and an update on the I-405 Improvement Program. Read More »

History and Heritage - Landmark Plaque Monuments

One of the responsibilities of the Orange County Branch's History and Heritage Committee is to nominate Civil Engineering related structures and facilities that are more than 50 years old to become Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. Once a landmark is approved by the Branch and Los Angeles Section a bronze plaque is manufactured for display at a prominent Orange County location that is associated with the landmark. Read More »

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Corporate Spotlight - Stantec

When Krys Saldivar entered a boardroom early in her career, she often found herself the only woman in a room of 20 or so practitioners to discuss transportation planning.  Fewer women were entering the field of engineering and design 20-30 years ago which, at the time, made choosing careers in the sector a feat for only the daring. Read More »

Advertisement: UCI - Needs Lecturer in Structural Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a part-time Lecturer position in structural engineering for the 2012/2013 academic year. An ability to teach several different analysis and design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels is sought. ----PAID ADVERTISEMENT----- Read More »

YMF - MS Walk 2012

On Saturday May 5th members of OC-YMF ASCE walked at the annual 2 mile Multiple Sclerosis Walk at University of California Irvine. Read More »

YMF - General Meeting/Happy Hour

On Tuesday, May 8, OC YMF held the May general meeting/happy hour at Taco Rosa in Tustin. Read More »

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Seminar Sponsor: Virtual Project Manager

Lex Zuber discusses how technology is changing the way cities and contractors run their projects. His online system, Virtual Project Manager, is helping to bring cities and construction companies into the 21st century ----SEMINAR SPONSOR---- Read More »

Law & CE - Standard of Care

There is no perfect set of plans, no perfect set of specifications, and no reason to pull out your checkbook or waive your fee when your services were not perfect and a change order is needed on a project.  “Standard of Care” is a legal term of art that is a measure of the degree of prudence and caution required of an individual in a specific situation. Read More »

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Student Groups - Mixer

In order to increase student awareness of YMF and its activities we decided to have a student mixer in conjunction with one of our general meetings. We picked The Chili Pepper because of its central location in Orange County to try and make it easier for more people to come out. Read More »

K-12 Outreach - Classroom Visit

April 27, 2012 – Friday afternoon, the ASCE YMF K-12 Outreach volunteers went to Stonegate Elementary School to introduce the 4th grade students to civil engineering. Read More »

Photo Album - Historic Infrastructure

It is surprising how people have very little understand of what Civil Engineers do, but travel around the world to view some of the creations of pioneers in the profession. Read More »


The Jet Professional Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena is having an open house on June 9th and 10th. It is completely open to the public and free. You may pass on this information to your colleagues, friends and students. Read More »

Society Presidential Election

Listen to newly recorded podcast interviews with the two nominees for ASCE President-elect in the Society's upcoming 2012 elections. Randall S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, and Garland P. Rose Jr., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE Read More »