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In This Issue
For several months I have been focusing on ASCE on a national Society level and have been discussing national issues. This month I have decided stick closer to home and focus on our Branch.
The collapse of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Washington on May 23, 2013 serves as one more reminder of the dire straights America's infrastructure is in. It's time for citizens to take the ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure seriously - as such incidents are bound to continue.
ASCE OC Branch held its annual APWA/ASCE joint meeting on May 30th at The Center at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood. This year’s keynote speakers were Art Leahy, CEO of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Ms. Rose Casey, OCTA Director of Highway Programs.
The History and Heritage Committee participated in a Dedication and Naming Ceremony for the Pacific Electric Railway - El Prado Bridge in Torrance, California, on Thursday, May 23, 2013. This article presents an overview of this Centennial celebration for the bridge, including photos of the ASCE Los Angeles Section Local Historic Landmark plaque dedication ceremony for the bridge, and a short history of the bridge written by Carl R. Nelson, PE.
Have you registered for the Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament? Register here!
Is there such a thing as a one-stop consultant? Ask anyone at Kimley-Horn and they’ll give you a resounding “yes!” while proceeding to rattle off a mind-bogglingly long list of areas of expertise and services.
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.
Local Businesses Change the World, One Can at a Time! Canstruction® committed to ending world hunger, is using 'one can' as a catalyst for change. For the sixth year in a row, local engineering firms are coming together to help put an end to hunger.
The Continuing Education Committee for the ASCE-OC Branch is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee. The committee's goal is to educate the ASCE members on the latest in civil engineering design and construction. The main task of the committee is to organize seminars twice a year to cover a variety of important topics to the civil engineers. Please join us!
Has the duty to defend framework in California been turned on its head? Learn more about Senate Bill 474 and its aftermath.
In an effort to get more young engineers involved from around Orange County, the April General Meeting was held in Fullerton on Tuesday, April 16th.
The May General Meeting for OC YMF was held at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant in Tustin on Monday the 6th.
On Saturday, May 11th, several ASCE YMF and student members participated in a house build in Tecate, Mexico.
On May 15th, Eric Walker was invited by the UCI ASCE Student Chapter to present on transitioning from college to the workforce as well as the role ethics plays in engineering.
In order to help students get a leg up in the professional world of civil engineering, Eric Walker from Stantec Consulting went to California State University Fullerton to help host a Plans Reading Workshop.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 was quite the night at the Anaheim Stadium as ASCE YMF members from Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino came out to root for their team.