President's Message - Civil Engineering Pride

By: Tapas Dutta, P.E.

Join me in celebrating civil engineering by highlighting the greatest civil engineering achievements spanning…

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Secretary's Column - ASCE Election

By: Cindy Miller, P.E.

All eligible ASCE members should have received a ballot last month to vote for…

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Branch News - OC Land Development Update

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With the economy recovering and relatively low interest rates still in effect, more prospective…

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In This Issue

President's Message - Civil Engineering Pride

By: Tapas Dutta, P.E.

Join me in celebrating civil engineering by highlighting the greatest civil engineering achievements spanning the globe.

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Secretary's Column - ASCE Election

By: Cindy Miller, P.E.

All eligible ASCE members should have received a ballot last month to vote for new ASCE national and regional officers. Voting began on June 14th and will conclude on August 14th. In this article, I'll take a look at the two candidates for ASCE president. Exercise your right as an ASCE member and VOTE!

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Branch News - OC Land Development Update

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With the economy recovering and relatively low interest rates still in effect, more prospective home buyers are entering the housing market to fulfill their part of the American Dream – home ownership. Representatives from three developers were present at the June 20, 2013 ASCE Orange County Branch luncheon to provide a brief overview of how each of their companies are addressing the housing demand and how they are actively planning for future needs.

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Sustainability - Rating Systems

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Several infrastructure rating systems have been released in the past several years but public works implementation is not widespread in southern California. What can we do to encourage rating the sustainability of our planning, design, construction, and operations/maintenance?

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OC Firm Spotlight

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Huitt-Zollars, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design firm with offices in Irvine, Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, and Ontario, California; and 14 additional offices strategically placed throughout the United States. An overview of the company's services and projects, both local and national, are presented.

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ASCE OC New Members

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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.

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Legislative Update - Region 9

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An overview of legislative happenings from the Region 9 advocate, Richard Markuson.

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Region 9 News - Reflections

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This October, 3 Governors from your Region 9 Board of Governors will end their 3 year terms serving ASCE and the State of California’s civil engineers. The following are our reflections on our experiences of the past 3 years serving on the Region 9 Board of Governors.

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EWRI Congress

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Earlier this year the ASCE-OC adopted a local chapter of the Environmental and Water Resource Institute (EWRI) chapter (formerly HHTG). Mujahid Chandoo, as treasurer for EWRI-OC, attended the 2013 EWRI Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio in May. This year’s Congress focused on various environmental and water resource challenges. Topics of discussion included hydraulic fracturing, stormwater technology and nanotechnology applications.

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EWRI June 2013

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FEMA is currently conducting a comprehensive re-study of the coastal flood hazards along the California coastline.  View the presentation given at the EWRI June meeting about FEMA's RiskMap Program.

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Sinkholes

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Sinkholes have been headline news worthy lately; but the word “sinkhole” has been distorted and used too loosely by the media, so that any sudden opening in the ground is called a sinkhole, much the same way “Coke” is used to describe any soft drink or any adhesive bandage is referred to as a “Band-Aid. When is a sinkhole really a sinkhole?

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Law and CE News - Free Labor

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The construction industry seems to have turned a corner. More design professionals are signing contracts and projects are either resuming where they left off before the financial implosion, or new projects are starting up. That is great news in the big picture, but it presents a more instantaneous concern. During the down economy, staffs were reduced...now that projects are picking up...who's going to do the work? 

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YMF - Cinco de Mayo Run

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On Sunday, May 5th, ASCE YMF participated in 15th annual Reaching for the Cure Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5K run/walk.

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YMF - Surveying Workshop at UCI

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On May 11th, some Surveyors from Stantec Consulting, Jason Shockley and Rau Mansur, hosted a workshop on the role of Surveying in Civil Engineering at UC Irvine.

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YMF - Members Attend Legislative Fly-In Day in Sacramento

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A delegation of Branch and Younger Members from Orange County attended the ASCE LA Section organized Legislative Fly-In day on May 14th, 2013 where seasoned veterans and newbies joined in small teams to tackle a growing effort by ASCE to reach out to our Local and State officials and provide them with resources to make informed decisions related to infrastructure funding. 

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YMF - Santiago Charter Middle School Outreach Event

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On Friday, June 7th ASCE Orange County YMF members participated in Santiago Charter Middle School’s annual Career Day.

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YMF - June General Meeting

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The June General Meeting for the Orange County Younger Member Forum was held on Tuesday, June 11th at Ecco Pizzeria & Bar at the CAMP in Costa Mesa.

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YMF – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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The Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held by OC YMF took place on Saturday, June 15th.

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YMF - Irvine Mud Run

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On Saturday, June 22nd, ASCE YMF participated in the Irvine Lake Mud Run 4th Annual Summer of Mud 5k, benefitting Susan G. Komen Orange County.

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YMF – LA Galaxy Soccer Game

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On Sunday, June 23rd, forty OC YMF members attended a rivalry soccer game between the two Los Angeles professional teams, the Galaxy and CD Chivas USA at the Stubhub Center in Carson.

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YMF - Professional Seminar: The Legal Side of Engineering

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ASCE OC Younger Member Forum (YMF) hosted a professional seminar, “The Legal Side of Engineering” on June 25th, 2013. The Seminar was composed of a panel and 32 attendees that discussed the legal aspects of engineering design and construction process.

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