Branch News - In Memoriam Gary Gilbert

Gary Gilbert passed away from heart complications while attending an event at the Hollywood Bowl…

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Branch News - Autonomous Vehicles

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

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In This Issue

Branch News - In Memoriam Gary Gilbert

Gary Gilbert passed away from heart complications while attending an event at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday evening, August 30. Gary was involved in many activities and played an important role in people’s lives; he had been actively involved with ASCE for more than 20 years, serving many leadership roles within ASCE Orange County and Los Angeles Branches (most recently as Immediate Past President of ASCE Orange County Branch).  We are saddened by the loss of such an influential and giving person, his time was cut short and he will be dearly missed.  For information on the memorial service and how to honor his life... Read More »

Branch News - Autonomous Vehicles

ASCE Orange County held its July lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  We were fortunate to have Ryan Snyder talk to us about reinvention of current modes transportation.  Autonomous vehicles are vehicles capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Autonomous cars can detect surroundings such as pedestrians, bicyclists, and move out of the way of busses using a variety of techniques such as radar, LIDAR, GPS, odometers, and computer. Autonomous vehicles are looking to be a game changer by changing the way we live Read More »

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TTG - Port of Los Angeles Lunch Presentation

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Transportation Technical Group (ASCE OC TTG) hosted a presentation on the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) titled, “The Port of Los Angeles Highway and Rail Network”, at the University of Irvine’s University Club.  The presentation began with the Port’s location and some interesting statistics:  7,500 AC size, 43 miles of waterfront, 26 miles of roadway, five on-dock rail yards, and a Capital Improvement Program of $199M for 2016.  The moniker, “America’s Port” is evident in its importance to the region and Nation. Read More »

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New Members - September 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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ASCE Programs - TCA Capital Improvement Project Presentation

ASCE Orange County hosted its August luncheon at the Center Club in Costa Mesa with a presentation by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA). TCA Chief Engineer, David Lowe, P.E. M. ASCE, STP, conducted his presentation on TCA’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by highlighting the current and future projects planned for Fiscal Year 2017. Read More »

Geo-Institute Luncheon - ARTIC: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a luncheon on August 16, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club. The luncheon consisted of a presentation on the geotechnical design aspects of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) project. ARTIC is a uniquely designed public transportation facility in Anaheim, California that provides rail, bus, taxi and other services for daily commuters, visitors, and leisure travelers. The presentation was given by Mr. Allen Yourman, PE, GE, who is a Principal Engineer and co-founder of Diaz●Yourman & Associates, Inc. in Santa Ana, California. Read More »

YMF - Mercy House Community Service

This was a great community service opportunity for those who wanted to get their hands dirty...literally. ASCE YMF OC volunteered to construct a garden at one of Mercy House’s resident home located in Anaheim, CA on June 12, 2016. Read More »

YMF - 2016 Ragnar Relay

For the second year, the Orange County ASCE and Orange County ASCE YMF formed a team for the Southern California Ragnar Relay Race. This year’s long distance overnight relay race consisted of approximately 200 miles of road and trail running beginning in Huntington Beach and ending on Coronado Island in San Diego.  Read More »

YMF - The Incredible Journey of Orange County YMF

Yet another amazing milestone in the history of the Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC YMF)…  Earlier this month, our group was recognized by Society and the ASCE Executive Director Thomas Smith as the Outstanding 2016 Young Member Group (Large Group). Read More »

OCEC Liason - Leaders Night

OCEC will be hosting a discussion on the near-term advances in a broad range of engineering disciplines through a panel session with key experts in their field.  The purpose of this year's Leaders Forum is to address potential opportunities in Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical/Electronic, Energy and Mechanical Engineering; and to to explore related collaboration avenues within Southern California for local companies, universities, professional societies, government agencies and OCEC.  A distinguished panel has been selected including ASCE's own, Yaz Emrani, who will be presenting on the latest ASCE OC Infrastructure Report Card and other advances in the Civil Industry! Read More »

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Do you have an interesting topic you would like to share?  We are always looking for new and relevant content to distribute to our members relating to Civil Engineering in Orange County (no ads!).  If you have an idea please feel free to submit it to the Newsletter Committee! You will receive a confirmation email; however, no futher acknowledgement will be sent.  There is no guarantee of publication. Read More »