President's Message - CEC

By Penny Lew, P.E.

I am happy to say that I have something new to introduce to our…

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Branch News - Annual Awards Dinner

By Joshua Nelson, P.E.

This year's annual awards dinner came an went and it went well. Congratulations to…

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History and Heritage - The OC HHC

By Bill Lawson, PE

Since ASCE established the History and Heritage Committee at the National level in 1964, and…

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In This Issue


President's Message - CEC

By Penny Lew, P.E.

I am happy to say that I have something new to introduce to our members this month.  The Community Engineering Corps (CEC), a new program recently introduced to ASCE Branch, Section and Region officers, sounds like a program many of us have been wishing for.

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Branch News - Annual Awards Dinner

By Joshua Nelson, P.E.

This year's annual awards dinner came an went and it went well. Congratulations to all the winners. We had so many talented people and wonderful projects that showcased what Orange County Civil Engineers have to offer. As I mentioned at the dinner, we have so many more categories now, so be sure to think of projects and people you can nominate next year so we are able to give out an award in each category. We even have an "Other" category just in case one of the 20 other categories just doesn't fit. Once again the categories are...CLICK THROUGH TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE DINNER AS WELL...

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History and Heritage - The OC HHC

By Bill Lawson, PE

Since ASCE established the History and Heritage Committee at the National level in 1964, and subsequently provided Guidelines for History and Heritage Commitees to be formed at the State and Local levels, there has been a focus within the Society to "encourage recognition of historic engineering achievements around the world; enable engineers to interact and learn from each other; and demonstrate the interrelatedness of different segments of the profession." The Los Angeles Section established their History and Heritage Committee in the 1960's and began recognizing Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks (HCEL's) within the Section in 1969. The Orange County Branch followed in the late 1970's with the establishment of its own History and Heritage Committee.

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Joint OC Branch/OC GI Continuing Ed Event

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The Continuing Education Committee held its first seminar of 2014 on Friday, March 14th on the topic “Understanding & Applying Geotechnical Recommendations in Project Design and Construction”. Over 55 professionals attended the event. Read a recap of the event and view the presentations here.

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OCTA Grade Separation Program

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Project spotlight on Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) Grade Separation Program, which is currently referred to as the OC Bridges Grade Separation Program. The program includes seven grade separation projects along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad in the cities of Anaheim, Placentia and Fullerton.

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New Members - February 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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ENR CA - Top 20 Under 40

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Two Orange County engineers were recently recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) California in their Top 20 Under 40 competition. Congratulations to 

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Plaque Unveiling at CSULB

By Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

National Engineers’ Week kicked off on Monday, February 17th with the Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony to celebrate ASCE’s 150th anniversary, Orange County Branch’s 50th Anniversary, and California State University, Long Beach’s Student Chapter of ASCE.

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ACC OC Infrastructure Summit

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Make plans to attend the Association of California Cities Orange County Infrastructure Summit, Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:15 am to 2:30 pm. 

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12th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

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College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton in collaboration with Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers are going to organize the 12th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Reduction in Fullerton, California, USA on September 5th and 6th, 2014.

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CSULB eWeek Celebration

By Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

National Engineers Week is celebrated during the week of Presidents’ Day to recognize how engineers make a difference in the world.  It also provides a whole week for the Engineering organizations at CSULB to compete in various events organized by the Associated Engineering Student Body.

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Law and CE News - Stale Claims

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Careful contract negotiation can help avoid lawsuits. Learn some tips to protect you and your firm through a well-negotiated contract. 

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YMF - WRYMC

By Daniela Malott

The 2013 Western Region Younger Member Council (WRYMC) Conference was held in Phoenix Arizona. Younger Members from all of the west coast began arriving on Thursday to the Renaissance hotel in downtown Phoenix on Thursday January 30th. The early arrivers got to meet each other that night at the hotel lobby’s restaurant while others were checking-in at the hotel. The excitement of being at the conference and meeting old friends could be felt immediately after arriving at the hotel.

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YMF - Student Resume and Interview Workshop

By Gyan Shina

On Saturday February 8th, 2014 at California State University, Fullerton the Orange County Younger Member Forum hosted its annual Resume and Interviewing Skills Workshop for students from Cal State Fullerton (CSUF), Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), and University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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YMF - February General Meeting

By Nestor Godinez

February’s General Meeting was held on February 21 at O’Hara’s Pub in Old Towne Orange.

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YMF - AISS Foundation Program

By Amy Choi

On Saturday, March 15th, ASCE OC YMF presented to a group of 27 bright high school students in the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (AISS) Foundation program.

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YMF - Archery Event

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On Sunday March 9, fifteen OC YMF members got together at Orange County Archery in Fountain Valley for some old fashioned bow and arrow action.

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Board

President
Penny Lew, P.E.
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Vice President
Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E., ENV SP
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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
John Merrill, P.E., T.E. 
[email protected]

Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Mujahid Chandoo, P.E.
[email protected]

Geo-Institute Chair
Clint Isa, P.E.
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Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC-PICOC
Yazdan Emrani, P.E.
[email protected]

Structural Engineering Institute
Doug Moon, P.E.
[email protected]

Engineers Without Borders Liaison
Kofi Baryeh
[email protected]

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, P.E., T.E., P.M.P
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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
VACANT

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 Development
VACANT

Social
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Community Service
VACANT

Disaster Preparedness
VACANT

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