President's Message - It’s a New Year, so Join Us!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!  As we get back into the swing…

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Secretary's Column - Raising Awareness

Do you recall when you realized that your livelihood would be Civil Engineering? The…

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In This Issue

President's Message - It’s a New Year, so Join Us!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!  As we get back into the swing of things and start off the New Year, I hope you will consider making ASCE one of your new commitments for 2014. Read More »

Secretary's Column - Raising Awareness

Do you recall when you realized that your livelihood would be Civil Engineering? The Orange County Branch Secretary reflects on what we can do to raise awareness in children about civil engineering and start them on a career path towards becoming a professional engineer. Read More »

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Branch News - December General Meeting

On December 19th, ASCE-Orange County Branch welcomed its final luncheon speakers of the year at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. Presenters included Region 9’s lobbyist, Mr. Richard Markuson of Pacific Advocacy Group, followed by Ms. Michelle Biery and Mr. Anand Helekar of Engineers Without Borders with an update on Orange County Programs. Read More »

History and Heritage - In Memoriam

Ronald (Ron) E. Wolford was born on December 17, 1926, in Delano, CA, and passed away at his home in Irvine, CA, on his 87th birthday, December 17, 2013. Mr. Wolford was the 20th President of the ASCE Orange County Branch and served in that position in 1971 - 1972. During his many years as a member of ASCE he also served as Chairman of various committees and achieved Life Member and Fellow status. Read More »

ASCE OC New Members

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. Read More »

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Save the Date - Life Member Brunch

The ASCE LA Section coridally invites you to the 2014 Life Member Brunch to honor those members who have advanced to
 Life Member status in the Society and in recognition of their career achievements. Read More »

Tribute to a True Leader - Ignacio Ochoa

Ignacio “Nacho” Ochoa, Director of OC Engineering/Chief Engineer, announced his retirement this month as he reached his 34th anniversary with the County.  We pay tribute a true leader and his distinguished career of service to the County of Orange and it's citizens.  Read More »

Invitation - Ochoa Retirement Celebration

You're invited to celebrate the distinguished, 34 year career, of Ignacio "Nacho" Ochoa as he embarks upon retirement. Event details and reservation information enclosed.   Read More »

Sustainability Committee - I-710 Corridor

A principal goal of Metro, Caltrans, and other partner agencies is to develop, analyze and ultimately implement capacity and safety improvements to the I-710.  The Sustainablity Committee looks at a project that envisions making improvements to the I-710 freeway corridor beginning at the Port of Long Beach and extending north to the I-5 interchange. Read More »

APWA SoCal Chapter - Dinner Dance

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

Law and CE News - Deciphering Legal Jargon

As a design professional, legal terms may be a part of your working vocabulary, but until you are involved in a lawsuit yourself, you may not appreciate exactly what those terms mean or how the process works.  Professional service contracts often specify how a dispute between the parties is to be resolved; sometimes it is mediation, or arbitration, or even a combination of both, in lieu of a civil action.  But what do these provisions really mean and how do they affect your rights? Read More »

EWB - Community Forum Event

Engineers Without Borders, Orange County Professional Chapter,  would like to welcome everyone to join us at our community forum at Tetra Tech in Irvine.  Please stop by on February 11th at 6:30 PM for some light refreshments, snacks, and a brief summary of our current projects along with a special presentation by Bailey Richert, Kenya Water Project Team Lead.  We hope to see you there! Read More »

EWB - Call for Volunteers

EWB's Honduras Water Project involves the design and construction of a water distribution system that will provide clean water to over 350 current residents.  We need people like you to join our next travel team to Honduras. You will have the opportunity to put your technical skills to work and make a life changing impact on this community. Read More »

Joint YMF Camping Trip at Joshua Tree National Park

From November 15th  until the 17th, 2013, members of the ASCE Younger Member Forums (YMF) throughout the LA Section joined together to camp and explore the great outdoors at Joshua Tree National Park. Read More »

Tustin Ranch Road Technical Tour

The Tustin Ranch Road technical tour was held on Friday November 1, 2014. Fabio Escobar from RBF and Keith Chong from Parsons were the two guest speakers and the engineers who served as guides for the tour. Read More »