President's Message - Moving Forward

By Penny Lew, P.E.

Penny Lew, P.E., the ASCE Orange County Branch incoming President, reflects on the Branch's…

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Branch News - September 2013 General Meeting

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On September 19, 2013, Michael Blomquist, P.E., Toll Program Director at Riverside County Transportation…

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History and Heritage Newsletter Articles: Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013

By Bill Lawson, PE

The National ASCE History and Heritage Newsletter continues to be a source of interesting…

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In This Issue


President's Message - Moving Forward

By Penny Lew, P.E.

Penny Lew, P.E., the ASCE Orange County Branch incoming President, reflects on the Branch's accomplishments, affirms the committment to move the Branch and the civil engineering profession forward, and previews what's coming in the months ahead. 

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Branch News - September 2013 General Meeting

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On September 19, 2013, Michael Blomquist, P.E., Toll Program Director at Riverside County Transportation Commission, presented an update on the RCTC’s planned Toll Program and the upcoming SR-91 and I-15 corridor improvements at the ASCE OC Branch general meeting.  

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History and Heritage Newsletter Articles: Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013

By Bill Lawson, PE

The National ASCE History and Heritage Newsletter continues to be a source of interesting articles about Civil Engineers from our Nation's past.  There you can also find a wide variety of interesting articles on historic Civil Engineering topics.  This month I would like to share the link to the articles published in the Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013 issue.

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OC Firm Spotlight

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C.C. Myers, Inc. is a leading California and Nevada infrastructure company and a top civil engineering firm, known for quality work and our ability to beat aggressive deadlines. When people refer to those "Sacramento bridge builders", they are referring to C.C. Myers, Inc., however, their projects range far beyond our Sacramento home. This article highlights some of the C.C. Myers, Inc. landmark projects, in both northern and southern California. 

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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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Steel Bridge Team

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Steel Bridge has been a proud tradition of the student chapter of ASCE at UC Irvine for more than 30 years. This is a team consisting of Civil and Environmental Engineers who come together to design, fabricate, and compete with a bridge that abides by stringent rules set by ASCE that are intended to simulate the design/construction process. Read about the structure designed for the competition this year. 

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ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

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Infrastructure is an essential component of national competitiveness and social well-being. Designing and delivering infrastructure systems that truly contribute to sustainability throughout their service life is the theme of this conference. The International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) 2014 will focus on sustainability in the built environment, presenting relevant engineering research, demonstrations and applications that contribute to competitiveness and well-being. Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts.  Please see details and deadlines within.

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UCI CEE Affiliates

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Details for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine Civil & Environmental Engineering Affiliates November 8th Fall Quarterly Meeting. 

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ASCE OC Dinner Meeting

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Join the ASCE Orange County Branch for the November 21st Dinner Meeting at The Center Club.  This dinner meeting is presented by the History & Heritage Committee, Student Groups Committee, the Orange County Younger Member Forum, and the Board of Directors.The keynote speaker will be Richard Atwater, Southern California Water Committee. 

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2013 Annual Awards

By Joshua Nelson, P.E.

The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate candidates and projects that you believe should be recognized for their exceptional professional engineering performance and qualities. Nomination forms for 2013 are now available online. Please nominate your project or candidate for one of the awards. There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted. All submissions are due by Friday, January 3, 2014 (date was extended from December 27, 2013).

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Law and CE News - Building Biographies

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A biography is written about every construction project. These biographies tell the story of what happened during the course of construction, what problems were encountered, how those problems were solved, how much time was taken to find a resolution, and who blamed who. It is important as a design professional to have your own voice and documents that tell your story on a project.

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Younger Member Forum - CSUF Student Chapter Meeting

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On September 11th, YMF members attended and presented at CSUF ASCE's first general meeting of the school year.

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YMF – Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement Tour

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OC YMF would like to thank Mr. Hammer Sui (Caltrans) and Amber Falk (Arcadis) for the great opportunity to tour the Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement. Sixteen individuals participated in the successful tour on Friday, September 20, 2013. The Schuyler Heim Bridge is located between Ocean Boulevard and ¼ mile south of State Route 103 in the cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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Board

President
Penny Lew, P.E.
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Vice President
Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E.
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Treasurer
Cindy Miller, P.E.
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Secretary
VACANT

Past President
Tapas Dutta, P.E.
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Committee Chairs

YMF
Gidti Ludesirishoti, P.E.
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Membership
Anh Ly, P.E.
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Marketing
Steven King, P.E.
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Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Bita Sadri, E.I.T.
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Geo-Institute Chair
Clint Isa, P.E.
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Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC-PICOC
Yazdan Emrani, P.E.
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Engineers Without Borders Liaison
VACANT

OCEC Liaison
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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International Committee
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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Continuing Education
Muhammad Ataya
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Transportation Technical Group
Shafi Sharifan,Ph.D., P.E.
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Students Activities
Eric Walker, E.I.T.
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Government Affairs
Clay Tanaka, P.E.
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K-12 Outreach, Co-Chair
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K-12 Outreach, Co-Chair
Brianna Arth
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Awards/Nominations
Joshua Nelson, P.E.
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Public Relations
Lisa Hadley, E.I.T.
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Programs
Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
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Newsletter and Website
VACANT

Sustainability
Sam Ali, P.E. 
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Life Member Forum
George Dore, P.E.
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History and Heritage
William Lawson, P.E.
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Professional Practice
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