President's Message - OC Branch ASCE Committees

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

ASCE OC Branch President, Penny Lew, P.E., looks at the Branch's committees, what they…

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Secretary's Column - Life of a Design Professional

By: Christopher J. Zadoorian, GE

The client is always right, right? The ASCE OC Secretary, Chris Zadoorian, GE, takes…

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Branch News - November 2013 Meeting

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The ASCE Orange County Branch enjoyed another successful History & Heritage and Student Fellowship…

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President's Message - OC Branch ASCE Committees

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

ASCE OC Branch President, Penny Lew, P.E., looks at the Branch's committees, what they accomplish and how the committees are a vital part of what the Branch offers its members.

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Secretary's Column - Life of a Design Professional

By: Christopher J. Zadoorian, GE

The client is always right, right? The ASCE OC Secretary, Chris Zadoorian, GE, takes a look at the often frustrating aspects of dealing with clients. 

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Branch News - November 2013 Meeting

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The ASCE Orange County Branch enjoyed another successful History & Heritage and Student Fellowship Night at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Over 110 attendees were present, including Branch members, their guests, and Student Chapter members from UCI, CSUF and CSULB. This was an eventful meeting with the 2013-2014 ASCE OC Branch Board Members being installed; scholarships announced; and a keynote presentation by Richard Atwater, Executive Director, Southern Calfornia 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). New award types recently added for Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service and Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities.

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ASCE News - Ravi Shah Recognized

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Ravi Shah, P.E., M.ASCE, was recently named one of ASCE's "10 New Faces of Civil Engineering". Learn more about Ravi and the ASCE program here.

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ASCE OC New Members

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Lots of fresh faces joining the OC Branch! 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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OCWD News - President's Message

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The Orange County Water District Board of Directors President, Shawn Dewane, on taking the ASCE Report Card as a call-to-action.

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Sustainability Committee - Becoming a STP

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Demonstrate to others in your profession or field that you are one of a distinct class of individuals with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable transportation by becoming an STP!

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APWA SoCal Chapter - Dinner Dance

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Save the date!  You're invited to the APWA Southern California Chapter 16th Annual Dinner Dance on February 1, 2014. Details here!

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Law and CE News - Prevailing Wages

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Although you may not meet the classic definition of a “contractor” (i.e. electrician, plumber), you may still be required to pay your employees prevailing wages.  Failing to pay prevailing wages may subject you to penalties, serious cost overruns, sanctions, and even debarment. 

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YMF - Annual Temecula Wine Trip

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The Orange County YMF Annual Wine Trip to Temecula was held on Saturday November 2nd.

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YMF - Student Chapters Park Day

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Towards the end of the 2012-2013 school year we hosted a very successful beach bbq event were all three of the universities in the Orange County Branch got to meet each other and have some fun.

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YMF - November General Meeting

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The November ASCE OC YMF General Meeting was the first general meeting of the year in which the purpose was not only to network but also to fundraise.

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YMF - Corazon Home Building

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On November 23, 2013, ASCE OC YMF members got the opportunity to “Build a House in a Day”, a Corazon program that helps low income families in northern Mexico to get a house.

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YMF - Lego League Challenge

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The First Lego League Challenge is an annual competition for elementary to middle school students. The students get together in teams and each team is challenged to use their critical thinking skills in science and math.

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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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