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In This Issue
Infrastructure is one of the three main components of ASCE’s advocacy. ASCE states that “To remain a strong and prosperous nation, we must maintain and continue to improve the infrastructure that makes us great.” But what happens when the infrastructure of a place is inadequate?
With summer just around the corner, I am again looking forward to getting to know and work with some of the new civil engineering graduates who have recently, or soon will be, entering our ranks here in Orange County. When you take the time to develop a relationship with a new grad, or intern, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge; often a different perspective - generational, cultural, etc.; you may end up with more than a business associate - you could gain a lifelong friend.
For the first ASCE-Orange County Branch Meeting held this Spring, representatives from the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) were invited to give a presentation on April 18th at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. Mr. David Lowe P.E., Director of Design and Construction and Ms. Kelsie Anderson, P.E., Corridor Manager of Design were at the venue early to meet and greet the attendees prior to the lunch presentation.
Occasionally I like to go to the ASCE web site and take a look at the National History and Heritage Newsletters. There I can find a wide variety of interesting articles on historic Civil Engineering topics. This month I would like to share the links to the articles pubulished in the Jan - Feb and Mar - Apr 2013 issues.
The CEE Affiliates cordially invite you to the 2013 Spring Quarterly Meeting: “Management of Generational Challenges at the Workplace: Bridging the Gaps and Working Together”. Please join CEE Affiliates on Friday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the University Club.
University of California, Irvine Civil and Environmental Alumi Gathering - Thursday, May 23, 2013. Please join the UCI CEE Affiliates for an opportunity to reconnect with alumni and connect with current faculty and staff.
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates in more than 50 countries with approximately 57,000 employees providing engineering and technical services to federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, forest products, mining, oil and gas, and utilities industries.
Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.
Every spring, ASCE holds a legislative Fly-In Program in Washington, DC. The program includes an intensive two-day program that provides ASCE members an inside look at the political process and give them a chance to communicate with their peers and representatives to devise vision for improving US infrastructures, economy, and way of life.
Thank you IRWD for hosting the Seminar on Sustainability April 26, 2013!
Design Professionals (and their insurance companies and attorneys) across the State of California are breathing a sigh of relief as the California Supreme Court agreed to review the controversial Court of Appeals opinion in the case of Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (2012) 211 Cal.App.4th 1301. The Beacon opinion recently made waves by potentially opening the door to impose both a common law and statutory duty on behalf of design professionals who provide professional services to Developers with the Appellate Court holding that design professionals owed a duty of care to third party purchasers in a residential context. Effective with the Supreme Court granting review, the case can no longer be cited as the law in California.
On March 2nd, the Los Angeles Section Life Member Forum hosted their annual Life Member Brunch at the Monterey Steakhouse in Monterey Park.
On February 1st, OC YMF visited Savanna High School in Anaheim. Gidti Ludesirishoti and Karly Ho discussed Civil Engineering with the students of High School Teachers Clay Elliot and Allan Stuart.
The YMF 'BIG' membership recruit on Friday, April 12, 2013, was a great success from the "behind you all the way" seat cushions for the second half of the test, spreading the ASCE word and unwinding after the exam at Warehouse Pizza in La Verne.
To kick off the beginning of Spring/Summer and to preemptively celebrate nearing the end of the school year CSUF, UCI, CSULB, and OC YMF hosted a beach bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
On Friday, April 26th, ASCE OC YMF held an indoor rock climbing event at Rockreation in Costa Mesa.