President's Message - A Short 11 Years From Now

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

With the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting…

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Secretary's Column - ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium

By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE & YMLS Attendees

By Elizabeth Ruedas & YMLS Attendees

On August 4-6, 2017, the ASCE Committee on Younger…

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New Members - August 2017

By Mimi Luk

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

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President's Message - A Short 11 Years From Now

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. With the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting Paris and Los Angeles the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics, respectively, the countdown has begun. Much of the preparation comes in the form of infrastructure that must be constructed or reconstructed. And prior to that (or at least concurrently) – it must be designed by the A/E industry. A good amount of that work will land on the laps of civil engineers.

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Secretary's Column - ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium

By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE & YMLS Attendees

By Elizabeth Ruedas & YMLS Attendees On August 4-6, 2017, the ASCE Committee on Younger Members hosted the annual Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) at ASCE Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The conference brought together 49 Younger Members from across the country to network, discuss pressing issues facing the civil engineering profession, and develop a variety of soft skills necessary for effective leadership.

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New Members - August 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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CI Summit

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By Laura Ciampa, Manager, Communications and Media Production Construction Institute More than 200 people from across the U.S. and 11 foreign countries gathered in Southern California for CI Summit 2017. CI is grateful to the volunteers, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who made the summit a success! The steering committee coordinated a program of technical sessions on a wide variety of topics, exploring current and future issues in the construction industry, including a pre-conference workshop on new technologies being used to facilitate projects, such as 3D imaging and drones, among others.

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Pattie Grimm Presents

By Josue Candelario

By Josue Candelario, Programs Co-Chair Have you ever been involved in a project where you found it difficult to work with your teammate? Or perhaps the interpersonal communication was not as efficient as you wanted it to be? Well, we all have experienced these at one point - and it occurs even in the professional work force. To help shed some light on this topic, ASCE Orange County YMF and Orange County Society of Women Engineers hosted a soft skills workshop earlier this year on April 11, 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Pattie Grimm, a certified training professional and an empowerment expert.

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ASCE OC Geo-Institute – Determination of P-Y Curves and Pile Lateral Capacity

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By Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine on May 24, 2017.  The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 75 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Dr. Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., PE (Associate Professor, UCLA) and Dr. Shawn Ariannia, Ph.D., PE, GE (Principal, Geo-Advantec, Inc.).

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ASCE OC YMF Speaker Series

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By: Guillaume Iradukunda The 2017 Speaker Series "Civil Engineering Innovations for an Interconnected World” was a month-long event, where four prominent and well-respected members in the civil engineering field gave interactive presentations. The Series took a look at innovative technologies in the Civil Engineering Industry and how they are applied both locally and internationally.  

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Sustainability Committee - Sustainability in Land Development

By Charlotte Wu, PE, ENV SP

By Charlotte Wu, PE, ENV SP The Sustainability Committee of ASCE Orange County Branch organized a luncheon with speakers from Rancho Mission Viejo, Irvine Company Community Development, and Schweitzer + Associates. The banquet room was filled with professionals from all disciplines interested in learning the future development in Orange County and how sustainability plays in the current and future planning. The presentations were eye opening to many as we all listened quietly while the presenters discussed net zero energy communities, conservation of stormwater and recycled water, and transportation expansion in neighborhood electric vehicles and bike trails. 

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ASCE OC Mentorship Program End-of-Year Banquet

By Martin Yan Xian

The End-of-Year Banquet was held on August 10th, Thursday, at 6pm at Golden State Water Company in Anaheim. The mentorship committee organized a fun game (with prizes!) followed by a panel discussion. We also discussed how to improve and/or maintain your relationship with your mentor/protégé after the program is over and how it has affected professional growth.

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Social Committee - PSWC Alumni Mixer

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After a fun weekend of judging the ASCE Student Chapters Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) at UCI, all of us at ASCE enjoyed a fun time of socializing and kicking back after a long day in the sun. 

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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.
[email protected]

Marketing
John Merrill, P.E., T.E.
[email protected]

Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Mujahid Chandoo, P.E.
[email protected]

Geo-Institute Chair
Clint Isa, P.E.
[email protected]

Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC-PICOC
Yazdan Emrani, P.E.
[email protected]

Structural Engineering Institute
Doug Moon, P.E.

Engineers Without Borders Liaison
Kofi Baryeh
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Programs
VACANT

Newsletter and Website
VACANT

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

History and Heritage
VACANT

Professional Development
VACANT

Social
VACANT

Community Service
VACANT

Disaster Preparedness
Sudi Shoja, P.E.
[email protected]

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