President's Message - A Year in Review

By Penny Lew, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch President, Penny Lew, looks back at her term as president…

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Branch News - Cow Camp Road Bridge Presentation and Tour

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On September 5, 2014 the ASCE OC Branch, in conjunction with Rancho Mission Viejo (RMV),…

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History and Heritage - Galveston Bay Vacation

By Carl Nelson, P.E.

In June 2014 Carl and Donna Nelson visited civil engineer friends who live at…

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President's Message - A Year in Review

By Penny Lew, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch President, Penny Lew, looks back at her term as president and the activities and numerous education events that took place.

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Branch News - Cow Camp Road Bridge Presentation and Tour

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On September 5, 2014 the ASCE OC Branch, in conjunction with Rancho Mission Viejo (RMV), hosted a tour of Cow Camp Road Bridge located east of the I-5 and north of Ortega Highway in Rancho Mission Viejo.

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History and Heritage - Galveston Bay Vacation

By Carl Nelson, P.E.

In June 2014 Carl and Donna Nelson visited civil engineer friends who live at a bayside residence. They had the opportunity for a waterside tour of Galveston Bay and share with the ASCE OC membership a historical accounting of the area and a civil engineers perspective of the vacation.

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New Members - August 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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Sustainability Committee - Water Bond

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On August 13th, AB 1471 was passed with near unanimous support replacing the previous 2009 Water Bond which could never quite make it to the ballot. This legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown, creates a new water called Proposition 1 Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and will show up on the Nov. 4, 2014 election ballot.

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Law and CE News - No Laughing Matter

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A great tool to control risk is the LOL—limitation of liability clause, not the common abbreviation for “laugh out loud.” The LOL clause can cap the level of exposure to a contract claim to a set dollar amount.

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ASCE OC November Dinner

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Please consider sponsoring the ASCE Orange County Branch for the November 20th Dinner Meeting at The Center Club.  This dinner meeting is presented by the History & Heritage Committee, Student Groups Committee, the Orange County Younger Member Forum, and the Board of Directors.The keynote speaker will be Randy Record, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. 

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Safety Assessment Program Training

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The ASCE Orange County Branch– Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Committee held its first Safety Assessment Program (SAP) training to prepare professional engineers and certified inspectors to respond to the aftermath of disasters and assist in evaluation of structures and lifelines.

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ASCE LA Section Sustainability Committee

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Are you interested in Sustainability? Find out what the ASCE Los Angeles Section Sustainability Committee is planning!

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ASCE CSULB

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Find out what has been happening with the ASCE OC California State University Long Beach Student Chapter!

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K-12 Outreach - Opportunity

By Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

The ASCE Orange County Branch K-12 Outreach Committee is partnering with the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) to provide mentoring to a select group of teachers regarding civil engineering. Interested? Learn how you can get involved!

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ASCE OC YMF - August General Meeting/Happy Hour

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The General Meeting for August was probably one of the more fun General Meetings in a while.  The General Meeting was held on August 26 at Saddle Ranch in Orange.

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ASCE OC YMF - Stone Brewery Tour

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On September 5, 2014  27 members from both the OC and SD chapters of YMF united at the Stone Brewery in Escondido, CA under the bond of the pursuit of knowledge, the enjoyment of good company and the appreciation of good beer.

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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
Steven King
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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. 
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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, 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
VACANT

History and Heritage
William Lawson, P.E.
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Professional Development
VACANT

Social
VACANT

Community Service
VACANT

Disaster Preparedness
VACANT

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