President's Message - Institutes and Tech Groups

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch institutes and technical groups are a vital part of the…

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Secretary's Column - The Importance of Being Involved

By: Christopher J. Zadoorian, GE

The ASCE OC Branch's Secretary discusses the civil engineering profession and encourages you to…

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Branch News - Villa Park Dam Tour

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Villa Park Dam, the ASCE OC Branch and…

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President's Message - Institutes and Tech Groups

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch institutes and technical groups are a vital part of the Branch –these are the groups that drive the advancements of the Civil Engineering profession.  Hear from the ASCE OC President about the active and forming Institutes and Groups in your Branch. 

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Secretary's Column - The Importance of Being Involved

By: Christopher J. Zadoorian, GE

The ASCE OC Branch's Secretary discusses the civil engineering profession and encourages you to take a minute to reflect on your accomplishments and contributions to CIVILization; and appreciate those accomplishments and those of your colleagues.

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Branch News - Villa Park Dam Tour

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Villa Park Dam, the ASCE OC Branch and EWRI held a joint field trip luncheon on October 17th at the Villa Park Dam site. 

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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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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 - Preserving The Right To Payment

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The role of a design professional on a construction project is unique – often, the work of a design professional is completed before the first hammer is swung or the first foundation is dug on a construction site.  This unique role on construction projects begs a simple question: may a design professional preserve their right to payment prior to the start of construction on a project?

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Sustainability Committee - A Sustainable Future

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Sustainability is taking a strong hold in societies worldwide.  We as civil engineers have an obligation to integrate sustainability in our society and future generations are relying upon our actions.  Please do your part in creating a sustainable future.

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ASCE MLAB - ATTG Luncheon

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Join the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch's (MLAB) Air Transportation Technical Group (ATTG) on November 26 to learn about the recent renovations to the Long Beach Airport Terminals. 

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UCI Career Fair - Attracts 200 Students

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More than 200 civil and environmental engineering students stood in line to meet with representatives from 12 companies at the Civil and Environmental Career Fair held at the Student Center in October. Put together by the leaders of several CEE student groups including Chi Epsilon, ASCE, AAEES, and APWA the career fair offered attendees the chance to talk with company representatives about career and internship opportunities.

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YMF - Knott's Scary Farm

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OC YMF got into the Halloween spirit early this year by attending Knott’s Halloween Haunt in Buena Park on October 5.

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YMF - October General Meeting

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The first General Meeting for the new incoming Board was held on October 8 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Irvine.

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YMF - Presentation at CSULB

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On October 23rd Daniela Malott and Eric Walker hosted a presentation at the Cal State Long Beach ASCE Student Chapter.

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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
Christopher J. Zadoorian, GE
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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
Mujahid Chandoo, P.E.
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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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Structural Engineering Institute
Doug Moon, P.E.
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Engineers Without Borders Liaison
Kofi Baryeh
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OCEC Liaison
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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International Committee
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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Continuing Education
Wei Zhu
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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
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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 Development
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Social
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Community Service
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Disaster Preparedness
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