Past President's Message - Graying the Lines

By Jeff Braun, P.E.

It is amazing how quickly this year has gone.  I want to sincerely thank all…

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President's Message - New Fiscal Year!

By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP, ENV SP

Only a few days into our new roles, and already we have tons to share!!…

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ASCE Region 8 - Get Out to Vote

By Tor Anderzen, P.E. M.ASCE | Region 8 Representative, ASCE State Government Relations Committee

This election cycle is a good time to get engaged in public policy. It’s an…

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In This Issue


Past President's Message - Graying the Lines

By Jeff Braun, P.E.

It is amazing how quickly this year has gone.  I want to sincerely thank all of you, especially those who supported our committees and institutes by planning, executing, and enjoying the amazing events we had this year.  You made serving as Branch President as smooth as I could have ever imagined.  You also made it very rewarding.

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President's Message - New Fiscal Year!

By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP, ENV SP

Only a few days into our new roles, and already we have tons to share!! Check out the latest news regarding the ASCE Presidents and Governors Forum (PGF), ASCE California Surface Transportation Report Card Release, ASCE Los Angeles Section Annual Meeting, Installation of Officers & Awards Luncheon, ASCE Committee on Younger Members, ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure,...

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ASCE Region 8 - Get Out to Vote

By Tor Anderzen, P.E. M.ASCE | Region 8 Representative, ASCE State Government Relations Committee

This election cycle is a good time to get engaged in public policy. It’s an opportunity to not only get to know your elected officials better, but also to become a more educated voter. Many candidates will be reaching out to their voters to learn about their concerns for the next legislative cycle and chances are their research may include a call to your Section or Branch. This offers an opportunity to educate a potential elected leader and increase their interest and understanding of infrastructure issues.

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ASCE OC Programs - Banc of California Stadium Technical Tour

By Jason Fix, P.E.

ASCE OC coordinated with Mark Josten, PE (PCL Construction), the Senior Construction Manager for the new Banc of California Stadium, to tour the new structure on Friday June 29th. Several attendees had vested interests in the stadium, ranging from providing their services for the design to being a fan of the Los Angeles Football Club, which calls this stadium home.

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ASCE OC Luncheon - Sustainability in Transportation

By Sam Ali, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP

More than 80 industry professionals gathered at today's luncheon interested in finding out more about Sustainability in Transportation. This luncheon was presented by three different local agencies including Caltrans, TCA, and OCTA. The event was coordinate and planned by the ASCE OC Sustainability Committee and Program Committee. 

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EWRI - Keeping Your Assets Above Water

By Remi Candaele M.S., P.E.

In August, the ASCE OC EWRI Committee welcomed John Moynier, Vice President at Michael Baker International, for a special presentation on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Given the recent challenges posed by coastal flooding, climate change, and regulations that apply to jurisdictional dams, it was a timely and relevant discussion.

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ASCE LA YMF / OC K-12 - 2018 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

By Adeleine J. Tran, YMF Networking Social Co-Chair

OC K-12 had a great time volunteering and supporting LA YMF with 2018 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC). 

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ASCE OC YMF - Mentorship Program - End-of-Year Banquet

By Paul Gabot, E.I.T.

On August 9 the 2017-2018 Mentorship Program held its End-of-Year Banquet at Chapter One: the modern local in Santa Ana, CA. Mentors and Protégés were able to meet once more over great food and drinks. The Banquet was highlighted with a panel discussion.

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ASCE Joint OC/LA/SD YMF - Padres Game + Mid-Coast Trolley Tech Tour

By Noe Martinez, ASCE LA YMF | Photos by Lenard Tran, PE, ASCE SD YMF

Many of us have ridden a light rail train at least once in our lifetime. Whether for leisure, commuting or curiosity, trains can be a very convenient mode of transportation. However, rarely do we wonder about the process required to design and build a light rail.

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ASCE OC YMF - Networking Social July 2018

By Adeleine J. Tran, YMF Networking Social Co-Chair

We enjoyed a warm summer evening with good drinks and in great company! 

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ASCE OC New Members - October 2018

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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Publications Committee - Newsletter Information

By ASCE OC Branch Publications Committee

The ASCE OC Newsletter is looking for volunteers!  Do you appreciate documenting the legacy of ASCE and being connected to our key members?  This is a great opportunity to learn the process and broaden your contacts.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer about 4-8 hours per month with assisting in uploading newsletter articles, tracking our events, and learning our internal management software.  Let us know if you are ready to jump-start your ASCE career! Interested in advertising in our newsletter?  Do you have an interesting topic you would like to share?  Trying to get in touch with us?  Please submit all correspondance to the Newsletter Committee! More info...

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BOARD

President
Jeff Braun, P.E.
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President-Elect
Elizabeth Ruedas, P.E.
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Treasurer
Sherry Weinmeier, P.E.
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Secretary
Clint Isa, P.E.
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Past President
Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
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YMF
Chuck Karunathilake
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INSTITUTE CHAIRS

Construction Institute (CI) Chair          

Amber Shah     

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Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Chair        

Remi Candaele 

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Geo-Institute (GI) Chair

Taki Chrysovergis         

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Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Co - Chair         

Lynn Odgiiv     

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Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Co - Chair         

Bita Shahla      

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Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Chair   

Matthew Dennerline      

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Utilities Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) Chair          

Shawn Clark     

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS

ACEC Liaison  

Tapas Dutta     

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Awards & Nominations Chair  

Josue Vaglienty           

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Community Service Co-Chair  

Ashlyn Alexander         

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Community Service Co-Chair  

Triet Dang        

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Disaster Preparedness Chair   

Sudi Shoja       

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Government Relations Chair   

Ken Bui

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History & Heritage Chair          

Tom Broz         

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K-12 Outreach Co-Chair           

Guillermo Medina         

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K-12 Outreach Co-Chair           

Victor Aguirre   

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Life Member Forum Chair       

Larry Lewis       

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Life Member Forum     

David Wright    

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Marketing Chair           

Juliet Su          

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Membership Chair       

Anh Case         

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Mentorship Co-Chair   

Risa Abelgas   

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OCEC Liaison 

C.T. Bathala     

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Professional Development Co-Chair    

Tamim Atayee  

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Professional Development Co-Chair    

Naz Mokarram

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Professional Development Co-Chair    

Melissa Hilsabeck        

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Programs Co-Chair     

Joe Gonzalez   

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Programs Co-Chair     

Jazzy Quinabo 

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Programs Co-Chair     

Ravi Shah        

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Public Relations Chair

Vacant 

 

Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC (PIC OC) Chair   

Yaz Emrani      

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Publications Chair      

Robert Martinez

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Social Co-Chair           

Jazzy Quinabo

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Social Co-Chair           

Chuck Karunathilake     

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Student Activities Co-Chair     

Gabrielle Gonzalez        

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Sustainability Co-Chair           

Sam Ali

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Sustainability Co-Chair           

Charlotte Wu    

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Website Co-Chair        

Daniel Keady   

Adeleine Tran   

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