President's Message - THE BIG GAME

By Steven King, P.E.

As February rolls in again, there’s no doubt we’re all getting ready…

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Secretary's Column - Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL)

ASCE Orange County Board of Directors, Ramesh Gupta and Greg Herk along with a large…

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In This Issue

President's Message - THE BIG GAME

By Steven King, P.E. As February rolls in again, there’s no doubt we’re all getting ready for the big game. 2016 is different though, the game is hosted in a structure that has received numerous accolades from architectural and engineering communities in California. The building was designated LEED Platinum and has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Steel, American Public Works Association, US Green Building Council, ENR and ASCE, just to name a few. Read More »

Secretary's Column - Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL)

ASCE Orange County Board of Directors, Ramesh Gupta and Greg Herk along with a large number of YMF representatives participated in the activities of the Regions 8 and 9 Western Section and Branch Leaders Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, during January 22 and 23, 2016. Conference provided an opportunity to meet, and greet   ASCE leaders from the Western Region, National Leaders, and ASCE Headquarters staff. Read More »

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New Members - January 2016

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 »

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Branch Awards - Join us!

By: Penny Lew, PE, CFM Get your tickets before they sell out! The annual ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner will be on February 18, 2016 at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach!  We hope you'll join us for an evening of recognition for the projects and engineers that are shaping Orange County. Read More »

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Law and CE News - Inquiring Minds and the FMLA

By: Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP Complying with the many provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a concern for even those well-versed in the Act. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified when the FMLA applies, and spelled out an affirmative duty of the employer to inquire and confirm if an employee wants to take FMLA leave if eligible. Read More »

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UCI Fall 2015 Recap Newsletter

The latest UCI Newsletter with updates from their events in late November through the first half of January. UCI held their Third Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Career and Internship Fair, which was organized by ASCE UCI, AAEES UCI, and UCI Chi Epsilon. Thirteen companies came to speak to students. Read More »

Design-Build Liability - Digest by TRB

A new report from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program addresses design liability and right-of-way risk allocation within design-build projects while noting pending changes in federal regulations for the procurement of such projects. Relevant laws, statutes and contract terms are discussed within the report, along with the methods in which design-build contracts spread out risks.  Read More »

Student Outreach at South Junior High

On Friday, January 15, Steven Taylor, Amy Choi, and Gyssela Quinabo introduced civil engineering to Ms. Linh Ho’s 8th grade science classes at South Junior High, in Anaheim. They talked about what a civil engineer does, what the requirements are to become a civil engineer, and the many opportunities within civil engineering. Read More »

2016 Annual Sponsorships

By:  John Merrill, P.E., T. E. We have begun our Annual Sponsorship drive for 2016, which features packages that will provide your organization the benefit of making one lump sum contribution for the entire year of 2016. Read More »

T & DI - ICTD Conference

Join ASCE June 26 - 29, in Houston, Texas, for the premier event of transportation and development professionals at Omni Houston Galleria Hotel; flagship conference of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Read More »

K - 12 Outreach - PSBC

By: Isamar Escobar The Popsicle Stick Bridge competition is an annual event hosted by ASCE’s Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Riverside Younger Member groups. We need help from structural folks to review the rules for next year and come up with some great ideas! Also needed are members to help run the event!  The event is designed for high school students in these areas to develop engineering skills through critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. We hope you'll volunteer...and/or attend! Read More »

Outreach - E-Week Podcast

The special “Engineering Outreach” edition of The Art of Engineering Podcast is posted on iTunes and Stitcher, and at www.TAEpodcast.com. Read More »

PSWC - Volunteers Needed!

Pacific Southwest Conference or PSWC 2016 will be held at the California State University, Long Beach from March 31 to April 2. Over 1200 students are expected to attend! Please consider volunteering for one of the many events that could use your help. Read More »

YMF - January General Meeting

The first ASCE OC YMF General Meeting of 2016 was held at The Counter in Irvine on January 26, 2016. ASCE YMF involvement must have been part of some New Year’s resolutions since we had a great turn out of people! Read More »