President's Message - "Ask the President"

By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

I recently chimed in with about 25 other Section and Branch…

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Secretary's Column - America's Infrastructure

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT

“Our nation and economy can no longer afford to wait to restore and…

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New Members - February 2017

By: Mimi Luk

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We…

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In This Issue


President's Message - "Ask the President"

By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. I recently chimed in with about 25 other Section and Branch leaders on a nationwide “Ask The President” web-conference call with Dr. Norma Jean Mattei, our Society President. For about an hour, we had the opportunity to submit written questions or ask a question verbally. The session was very lively and interactive...

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Secretary's Column - America's Infrastructure

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT

“Our nation and economy can no longer afford to wait to restore and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure." - Norma Jean Mattei, ASCE President By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT America's infrastructure was a major topic of discussion prior to the recent election and has been brought to the forefront once again after the March 9th release of ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Similarly, it was the major issue discussed in Washington, D.C. during the ASCE Legislative Fly-In earlier this month. Let us vow to keep the discussion going, as our nation, economy and future depend on it!

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New Members - February 2017

By: Mimi Luk

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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Engineering Day at Whittier Museum

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By: Arthur Retana On December 3, 2016 a group of professional engineers and myself visited the Whittier Historic Museum to speak to a group of Boy Scouts. The purpose of the speech was to introduce these young men to the field of engineering and inform them what engineering has to offer. 

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ASCE OC Programs - State College Grade Separation Technical Tour

By: Nick Polichetti, P.E.

By Nick Polichetti, P.E. The City of Fullerton and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are currently constructing the grade separation between State College Blvd and the Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) tracks. Construction began in mid 2014 and is expected to be completed early 2018. A group of 15 was given a technical tour of the site on March 10th, 2017, click to learn more about the project and to view photos from the tour.

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ASCE OC YMF / University Outreach Committee - Mock Interview Workshop

By: Gabreelle Gonzalez, E.I.T.

By Gabreelle Gonzalez, E.I.T.  On March 11th the annual OC Mock Interview Workshop was hosted at Fuscoe Engineering.  Local University students (UCI, CSUF, & CSULB) were given the opportunity to strengthen their networking and interviewing skills with the help of industry professionals. The workshop was preceded by a series of Resume/Interview panels at each University, allowing students to prepare for their upcoming interviews. 

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Law and CE News - The State Bar SLAPPs Back

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By: Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP The State Bar SLAPPs Back The California Supreme Court recently held that lack of subject matter jurisdiction won’t prevent a trial court from granting an anti-SLAPP motion and awarding attorney fees. In Barry v. The State Bar of California, attorney Barry sued the State Bar, in state Court, after it imposed disciplinary actions against her. The Bar moved to strike the lawsuit under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16—a statute designed to curb lawsuits arising from free speech and petitioning activities that are termed “strategic lawsuits against public participation” or “SLAPP” suits.

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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.

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Board

President
Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E., ENV SP
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Vice President
Steven King, P.E.
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Treasurer
Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
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Secretary
Gregory Henk, P.E.
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Past President
Penny Lew, P.E.
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Committee Chairs

YMF
Remi Candaele, 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.

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
VACANT

Government Affairs
Ravi Shah, 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
Tapas Dutta, P.E.
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Public Relations
Lisa Hadley, E.I.T.
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Programs
VACANT

Newsletter and Website
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Sustainability
Sam Ali, P.E. and Nathan Chase, P.E.
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Life Member Forum
VACANT

History and Heritage
VACANT

Professional Development
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Social
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Community Service
VACANT

Disaster Preparedness
Sudi Shoja, P.E.
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