President's Message - Engineers Helping Communities

By: Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

After the recent events in Nepal, the first instinct for some people is to jump…

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Secretary's Column - It's been a busy month!

By: Greg Henk, PE

Greg Henk, PE, the Branch's newest Board of Directors member, recaps his first month in…

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Branch News - Transportation Panel

By: Walt Quesada, PE

ASCE Orange County held its April lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. …

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In This Issue

President's Message - Engineers Helping Communities

By: Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

After the recent events in Nepal, the first instinct for some people is to jump on a plane and help out where ever needed.  However, this can actually increase the problems in an area affect by a major disaster, because of lack of housing, food, and services.  NPR has an excellent story that summarizes how best to help after a natural disaster. There is a multistage process to help communities.  The first part is for local and international emergency services to assist the injured.  A later phase where engineers can help is to rebuild the infrastructure that was lost, including roads to provide supplies and clean drinking water.

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Secretary's Column - It's been a busy month!

By: Greg Henk, PE

Greg Henk, PE, the Branch's newest Board of Directors member, recaps his first month in the Secretary's position.

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Branch News - Transportation Panel

By: Walt Quesada, PE

ASCE Orange County held its April lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  We had a panel of transportation experts representing FHWA, Caltrans, and the private sector.  The topics presented were related to highway operations and performance measures.

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New Members - April 2015

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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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Law and CE News - OSHA Reporting Requirements

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Work-related accidents are common and design professionals who frequent construction sites can be exposed to dangerous conditions and hazards that are unavoidable. For example, you may have heard of the four construction workers in Mendocino County who were recently injured when a 150-foot temporary steel and wooden structure suddenly collapsed. If these were your injured employees, would you know what, as an employer, must be reported to OSHA and Cal/OSHA?

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History and Heritage - Los Angeles' Four Level Interchange

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The iconic Los Angeles Four Level Interchange was recently featured in a series of articles by The Guardian. Read about the landmark civil engineering project here.

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Government Relations Committee - DC Fly In

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ASCE’s 15th annual Legislative Fly-In took place in Washington, D.C. this past March. ASCE members from all over the country visited nearly 250 members of Congress to share the civil engineering perspective on transportation funding and reauthorization, and funding for water resources programs.

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Sustainability Committee - CA Drought & Water Restrictions

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Following the driest winter in California’s written record, mandatory water restrictions have been issued to reduce water usage by 25%. This article summarizes these restrictions and other legislation, as well as water saving ideas that we all can implement in our personal and professional lives.

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EWRI - New Options to an Old Problem

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Read about the Thursday, April 2, 2015 tour of the new OCWD water purification facility the attendees of the Orange County Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OC EWRI) Technical Luncheon participated in.

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Social Committee - Ragnar Relay

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Recently, a group of ASCE Orange County members formed a team and ran the Ragnar So Cal Relay. What is Ragnar? It is an overnight relay race that spans nearly 200 miles starting in Huntington Beach and finishing in San Diego’s Mission Bay.

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Region 9 - CE Seminars and Workshops

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Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education schedule of seminars and workshops for spring and summer scheduled in your geographic area. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind.

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T & DI - Call for Presenters

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Interested in advancing your career and the reputation of your company by being a presenting expert?  Abstracts are due June 29 for the 2016 ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development.

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CSUF - Spaghetti Bridge Competition

By: Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E. ,

Twenty seven students and six faculty members were involved in this year's inaugural competition. A spaghetti bridge that weighed less than 250 gram (based the design specification) could hold 20 kg of the sustained load, and was awarded as the winning bridge.

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Career Center - May 2015

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The ASCE OC Board of Directors has added a new section to the Newsletter for 2015 - Career Center!  If you're looking for a career opportunity, or know someone who is, check out this section for local companies that are hiring.

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UCI - Winter 2015

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The ASCE OC University of California, Irvine Student Group shares their Winter 2015 newsletter with the Branch membership.

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ASCE OC YMF - Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum

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On the first spring weekend of the year, OC YMF participated in the restoration of the Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum.

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ASCE OC YMF - Comedy Night

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Everyone needs some laughter in their life.  Laughter provides a mini escape from the grind of everyday life.

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ASCE OC YMF - Soccer Tournament

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This year the SoCal YMF chapters Annual Soccer Tournament was hosted by San Bernardino/Riverside on Saturday, April 4 in the city of Riverside. Read more to find out how the OC YMF team fared!

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ASCE OC YMF - April General Meeting/ Happy Hour

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Another great General Meeting was held by OC YMF for the month of April. Interested in getting involved...or finding out what events are coming up that you're interested in participating in? Join us for a General Meeting!  All are welcome!

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Elizabeth Ruedas, PE
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Ravi Shah, PE
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