President's Message - "Doing Politics" is Good for Your Career

By Jeff Braun, P.E.

I’ve said it, and I’ve heard many of my peers -…

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ASCE OC Branch - Annual Golf Tournament

By Jeff Braun, P.E.

It was another record year for the 2018 ASCE OC Golf…

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In This Issue

President's Message - "Doing Politics" is Good for Your Career

By Jeff Braun, P.E. I’ve said it, and I’ve heard many of my peers - “I don’t do politics”.  I was younger then, and I had different priorities.  I’m not saying they were the right priorities, but as a younger adult, I didn’t see the benefit of researching each candidate for every office listed on an upcoming ballot, never mind every bill and proposition. Read More »

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ASCE OC Branch - Annual Golf Tournament

By Jeff Braun, P.E. It was another record year for the 2018 ASCE OC Golf Tournament on June 22.  Maybe not on the scorecards, but the 132 golfers were 26 more than last year’s record attendance. It was once again a beautiful day for golf at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA. The morning started with a warm welcome at the reception table, hot breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and some loosening up on the driving range Read More »

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ASCE OC Geo-Institute – Visions for a Geotechnical Future

By Mr. Taki Chrysovergis, P.E., ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The Orange County Geo-Institute Chapter hosted a May dinner meeting in Irvine, CA featuring a presentation by Mr. Silas Nichols, P.E., Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Mr. Nichols’ presentation focused on broad research topics and deployment efforts led by FHWA and its partners that are intended to reshape the geotechnical landscape.   Read More »

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ASCE OC YMF - Mentorship Program Call for Mentors for 2018-2019 Program

By Marlo Maynigo, Mentorship Committee Are you an experienced professional with 10 or more years of experience looking to pass on your knowledge to the next generation of leaders? ASCE Orange County hosts an annual Mentorship Program for the encouragement and development of its members and our future leaders. The program will pair young professionals (protégés) with an experienced civil engineer (mentor) in the local OC Branch. Read More »

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ASCE OC YMF - Speaker Series: The Complete Engineer - Unlocking Your Potential

By Anne Girtz and Guillaume Iradukunda The theme of the 2018 Series was “The Complete Engineer: Unlock Your Potential”. These interactive sessions aimed to provide young professionals insight on the valuable and desirable non-technical skills which can help them “unlock their potential” in the workplace. Read More »

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ASCE OC Branch - K-12 Engineers Represent at Russell Elementary Career Day

By Janna Lee and Jenny Mital, K-12 Committee When you were in 6th grade, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A nurse? An athlete? Few people answer “a Civil Engineer.” To make students aware of engineering as a career option, we presented to five 5th and 6th grade classes at Russell Elementary’s first annual Career Day. Read More »

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ASCE OC YMF - Illumination Foundation Meal Service Event

By Obie Iloka On April 27th, 2018, the ASCE OC Branch and YMF joined together with the Illumination Foundation to provide a meal service to those at the Recuperative Care Center in Midway City, CA. Read More »

ASCE OC YMF - Ronald McDonald House - Breakfast Meal Service

By Evelyn Tran Members from ASCE OC Branch and YMF hosted a breakfast meal service on June 16th at the Ronald McDonald House located in the City of Orange. Read More »

ASCE OC YMF - Mammoth Ski Trip

By Per Tvedt and Michelle Magee-Lopez A successful trip to the mountain does not start when you roll into Mammoth Village, Big Bear or any other resort. Read More »

Local News - SR 73 Toll Road S&P Global Rating Upgrade

By Sarah Swensson King In a continuing trend that underscores the strength of the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ financial picture, S&P Global Ratings announced they have raised its rating of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency’s (SJHTCA) senior-lien toll road refunding revenue bonds and junior-lien toll refunding revenue bonds to A- and BBB+, respectively, with a stable outlook. Read More »

Local News - Development of A Class IV Bikeway

Written By Rock E. Miller P.E., T.E., Edited and Illustrated By Sherry L. Weinmeier Development of Redondo Beach Harbor Cycle Track, the Winner of the 2015 APWA BEST Award for Traffic, Mobility and Beautification, also a Class IV Bikeway. Giving you a closer look of the development of this project from public outreach in the planning phase to bike way in operation and its value to the community.  Read More »