President's Message - Professional Development Takes Off!

By: Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

By Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E.

ASCE (Society) is an organization that excels at making professional…

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Secretary's Column - Lions and Children and Water

By: Greg Henk, PE

By Gregory Henk, P.E.

What do lions, children and water have in common?  Our Branch…

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Branch News - Joint Event with APWA

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By Michael Pierce

On May 28th, ASCE Orange County Branch and APWA Southern California Chapter…

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In This Issue

President's Message - Professional Development Takes Off!

By: Gary Gilbert, PE, GE

By Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E. ASCE (Society) is an organization that excels at making professional development events enjoyable and memorable. We are proud to have created a Professional Development Committee at the Branch level, and are appreciative that our OC YMF has taken the lead in developing professional development programs that members can participate in large numbers and enjoy the experience.

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Secretary's Column - Lions and Children and Water

By: Greg Henk, PE

By Gregory Henk, P.E. What do lions, children and water have in common?  Our Branch Secretary!  Find out what's going on with the Community Service endeavours the Branch is involved in.

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Branch News - Joint Event with APWA

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By Michael Pierce On May 28th, ASCE Orange County Branch and APWA Southern California Chapter hosted a joint lunch program for a presentation on the $1.4 billion SR-91 Design-Build Project. David Thomas, Project Manager for the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) gave very informative updates on the current status of the project as well as where it should be in the near and distant future.

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New Members - May 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 - Beat the Heat. It’s the Law.

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By Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP Summer is near and with it, the promise of long and HOT days. While it’s common knowledge to many employers that the California Labor Code mandates breaks to allow for meal and rest periods, since 2013, employers are also required to provide employees with breaks to beat the heat.

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ASCE OC Annual Golf Tournament

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By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. and Kathereen Shinkai, P.E. June 19th is the date for the Annual Branch and Younger Member Forum Golf Tournament. Don't miss out on the fun - sign up to play (and/or sponosor) today!

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Mentorship Committee - Mid-Year Check In

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By Michael Pierce The OC Branch and OC YMFMentorship Program held its Mid-Year Check In event to celebrate successes and network amongst other professionals. The feedback recieved from the program proved that most of the pairs have become friends not only professionally, but on a personal level.

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ASCE OC YMF - Jog-A-Thon

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By Naveed Kharrat, EIT ASCE Orange County hosted its 2nd Annual Jog-A-Thon at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine on 4/25/15. What started out as a gloomy morning turned into a fun and energetic event for all participants.

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Community Service - HomeAid

By: Penny Lew, P.E.

By Penny Lew, P.E., CFM, ASCE OC Past President On Saturday May 16th, volunteers came out to the former LA Times Building in Costa Mesa to help sort thousands of boxes of diapers, wipes and other essentials for babies and their families. ASCE OC is very happy to have participated in the Sorting Day event and we plan to invite our members, their families and friends to help at future HomeAid volunteer events.

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TTG - Gateway Cities Infrastructure Initiatives

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On May 12, Mr. Kekoa Anderson, PE, Consulting Engineer for Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG), spoke to around 50 transportation professionals and university students at UCI’s University Club. The presentation gave an overview of various infrastructure initiatives related to highways, transit, goods movement, ITS implementation, and air quality improvement in the Gateway Cities area.

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Continuing Education/GI Seminar

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By Clint Isa, GeoInstitute Chair ASCE-Orange County Continuing Education Committee (CEC) and GeoInstitute (GI) co-hosted a half-day seminar at the City of Irvine Council Chamber on March 13, 2015.  The seminar consisted of three presentations that focused on several ground improvement methods that were employed for recently constructed projects in Orange County.  The presentations were given by local geotechnical and civil engineering professionals - Mr. Ted Miyake, PE, who is a principal engineer at NMG Geotechnical, Inc. in Irvine, California; Mr. Ali Fayad, PE, who is a senior civil engineer for the Orange County Public Works Department - Flood Control Division; and Mr. Russ Lamb, PE, GE, who is chief geotechnical engineer for Stoney Miller Consultants in Irvine, California.

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PSWC 2015

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By Ryan Hankes It was an eventful three days at the University of Arizona starting on April 9th.  A total of 18 schools, coming from as far as Hawaii, competed to be the top ASCE chapter.  The 19 competitions were engineering based in all types of fields, as well as sporting events.  The atmosphere in the area was that compared to any sporting event, with students cheering on their fellow ASCE members in the many competitions and events.  Each competition was given a point value based on how the respective schools placed in the events, the total of these events resulted in overall placing of the schools.

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ASCE OC-LA-SB/R YMF - Clippers Game

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By Jerusalem V. Verano On Sunday, March 15th, 2015 the ASCE Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino – Riverside YMF’s got together to watch the LA Clippers play the Houston Rockets at Staples Center, in Los Angeles.

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ASCE OC YMF– Downtown Los Angeles Photo-Hunt

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By Naveed Kharrat ASCE OC YMF’s Photo-Hunt took place on March 28th in Downtown Los Angeles. All three affiliate universities joined together for good old-fashioned fun.

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ASCE OC YMF - General Meeting/Happy Hour

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By Nestor Godinez For the May 2015 General Meeting, OC YMF wanted to promote a more fun and laid back social environment.  So the General Meeting was held on a Friday night on May 8 at Social in Costa Mesa.

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CSULB Update - PSWC

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The latest CSULB Newsletter with updates from their experiences from the Pacific Southwest Conference.

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Board of Directors

President
Elizabeth Ruedas, PE
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President-Elect
Ravi Shah, PE
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Treasurer
Remi Candaele, PE
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Secretary
Clint Isa, PE
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Past President
Jeff Braun, PE
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Editor-In-Chief
Robert Martinez

Editor/Assembly
Adeleine J. Tran

YMF/Communications
Crystal Mena

Article Review
Joseph Huynh


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