President's Message - It’s Engineers Week - What are You Doing?

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

The week of February 16-22, 2014 is Engineers Week, also known as EWeek. I…

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Branch News - Tour of ARTIC

By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

This past Jan 16th, over 40 attendees enjoyed socializing and eating lunch at JT Schmid’s,…

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New Members - January 2014

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Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC!…

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President's Message - It’s Engineers Week - What are You Doing?

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

The week of February 16-22, 2014 is Engineers Week, also known as EWeek. I wanted to learn more about it so I did a little research. I found that this is a national event dedicated to raising public awareness of the contributions that engineers make which improve our quality of life and motivate younger generations to pursue engineering careers.

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Branch News - Tour of ARTIC

By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

This past Jan 16th, over 40 attendees enjoyed socializing and eating lunch at JT Schmid’s, in anticipation of a presentation by Rudy Emami, PE, Capital Programs Manager for the City of Anaheim, on the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).

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New Members - January 2014

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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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Marketing Committee - Join Us!

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The Board of Directors of ASCE Orange County Branch is planning an exciting year of events, activities and professional development opportunities for 2014. To complement this, the Board has tasked the Marketing Committee to promote company sponsorship and advertisement services for 2014, and explore new opportunities going forward. Is Marketing your passion? Just want to help the Branch fund exciting events for 2014? Have no time to spare - but plenty of great ideas? Let us know!

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TTG - January Luncheon

By: Matt Dennerline, PE, GE

ASCE Orange County's Transportation Technical Group (TTG) hosted its first program of 2014 at UCI on Tuesday, January 14th with a presentation by Diaa Yassin (Caltrans District 7 Project Manager) with support from Vanessa Barrientos (Hill International, Community Outreach Consultant) and Maria Raptis (Caltrans District 7 Public Information Officer) on the Caltrans Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Projects.

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EWB-USA OC and ASCE

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ASCE and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA OC) share mutual objectives of bringing together local engineers to accomplish large scale goals for the betterment of society. Learn about the on-going water quality and supply project in Sukutan Michelle Biery participated in with ASCE's help.  

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APWA Complete Streets Conference

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You're invited to the APWA Southern California 15th Annual Complete Streets & Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 

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CSULB Alumni Event

By: Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

On Sunday, January 19, 2014 ASCE met up with CSULB Civil Engineering Alumni for a round of golf.  Participants met at the Recreation Golf Course in Long Beach.  After making their way through 9-holes of golf, the alumni and students retired to Claire’s at the Long Beach Museum of Art for brunch with a side of networking.

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TTG Seeks New Members

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The Transportation Technical Group of the ASCE Orange County Branch is seeking new members.  Joining a Technical Group of your colleagues and peers is a great way to network and make a difference in the civil engineering industry. We hope you'll join us at a meeting soon!

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Law and CE News - Right to Repair Act

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Controversy and compromise gave birth to the Right to Repair Act (the Act) in 2002.  After much debate between plaintiffs’ attorneys and builders, the California Legislature enacted the Act to provide builders with the right to inspect and repair construction defects before a homeowner could engage in litigation against the builder.  The Act also imposed a complex set of timelines and prerequisites for plaintiffs to satisfy prior to suing builders. 

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YMF - Key Ingredients to become a Project Manager

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The Key Ingredients to Become a Project Manager Workshop was held on November 14th at HDR, Inc. in Irvine.

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YMF - December General Meeting

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The last General Meeting of 2013 was held on December 10 at Carolina’s Italian Restaurant in Garden Grove.

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YMF - January General Meeting

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The first General Meeting of the New Year, 2014, was held on January 17 at the Goat Hill Tavern in Newport Beach.

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