President's Message - Be Prepared

If you didn’t feel the magnitude 5.1 shaker on Friday, March 28th centered in…

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Branch News - Inaugural SEI Event

The ASCE OC Branch and OC SEI held a joing event on March 13,…

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In This Issue

President's Message - Be Prepared

If you didn’t feel the magnitude 5.1 shaker on Friday, March 28th centered in La Habra, you missed an all-too familiar event that’s part of living here in California.  Earthquakes are not unique to just our region, other parts of the world are prone to them as well. But how we handle the aftermath differs as we do our best as allowed by our collective abilities- by our governments and our communities. Read More »

Branch News - Inaugural SEI Event

The ASCE OC Branch and OC SEI held a joing event on March 13, 2014, which also served as the inaugural OC SEI event. The highly successful event presented compelling research on the application and benefits of designing rocking foundations for buildings and bridges. Read More »

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History and Heritage - The OC Archive’s

Learn about the work at the Orange County Archives, which is featured on the County website as Orange County celebrates its 125th birthday year. The County officially came into being on Aug. 1, 1889, and the Archives was created in 1984 by the Board of Supervisors to preserve County government history and records Read More »

New Members - March 2014

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 »

Sustainability Committee - Update on Envision™

Since the launch of Envision in 2012, over 400 companies, public agencies, and universities have provided applications for credentialing their organization's sustainability professionals. Public sector sustainability professionals account for about 20% of the total credentialed. The two largest public agencies that have credentialed the highest number of ENV SPs to date are the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LA County DPW), and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP). Read More »

Law and CE News - Wage and Hour Laws

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) is setting its sights on wage and hour violations. Over the past two years, through the use of strategic lawsuits and a changed approach to inspections, the DLSE has worked to prevent misclassification and pursued charges on wage and hour violations that result from misclassifications.  This increase in enforcement activity can affect any employer in California, including engineering firms and other design professionals. Read More »

OCPW Annual Open House

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 OC Public Works will be having their Annual Open House in Orange California.  ASCE members are invited to attend. Read More »

UCI CEE Affiliates - Quarterly Meeting

The Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine Civil & Environmental Engineering Affiliates cordially invites you to the 2014 Spring Quarterly Meeting on May 16, 2014. Read More »

ACC OC Infrastructure Summit

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.  Read More »

12th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

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. Read More »

ASCE OC YMF Joint Broomball Event: Ice-Travaganza

On late-night Saturday, March 22 2014, an overwhelming turnout of over thirty people participated in our Joint Broomball Event held at the Pasadena Ice Skating Rink hosted by the San Bernardino/Riverside, Orange County, and Los Angeles Younger Member Forums. Read More »

ASCE OC and LA YMF Clippers vs. Kings Game

On Saturday April 12th, ASCE younger members from OC, LA and SB/R attended the Clippers vs. Kings Game at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Read More »