President's Message - Celebrating in new, exciting and innovative ways!

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

“The secret of change is to focus…

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ASCE OC Branch - September Luncheon: LA Metro Regional Connector

By Jason Fix, PE

On September 20th, Ivan Hee, PE (Skanska Civil USA) and Carlos…

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ASCE Society - GR Update: 2018 Election Results & ASCE's Policy Priorities

By Brian Pallasch, CAE, Managing Director, Government Affairs & Infrastructure Initiatives 

The Democrats have taken…

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In This Issue

President's Message - Celebrating in new, exciting and innovative ways!

By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP, ENV SP “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” - Socrates The last month has been filled with new, exciting and innovative ways of celebrating our industry, members, history and potential as civil engineers! Here are some highlights that I hope will inspire you as much as they have me. 

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ASCE OC Branch - September Luncheon: LA Metro Regional Connector

By Jason Fix, PE On September 20th, Ivan Hee, PE (Skanska Civil USA) and Carlos Herranz, PMP (Mott MacDonald) presented the technical aspects of constructing the new Los Angeles Metro Regional Connector Station.

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ASCE Society - GR Update: 2018 Election Results & ASCE's Policy Priorities

By Brian Pallasch, CAE, Managing Director, Government Affairs & Infrastructure Initiatives  The Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives and Republicans have maintained their control of the Senate.  Infrastructure continues to be raised as an area of bipartisan agreement that the divided Congress could addresss early in 2019.  Results of State Ballot Measures, estimated House Committee and Senate Committee Chair positions, and information on high profile state races.

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ASCE OC Geo-Institute - Design Challenges of a Mid-Rise Hotel on an Active Fault

By Mr. Pavlo Chrysovergis, P.E., ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The Orange County Geo-Institute Chapter hosted an August dinner meeting in Costa Mesa featuring a presentation by Dr. Marty Hudson and Ms. Rosalind Munro of Wood Group.  

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ASCE OC YMF - 2018-19 Mentorship Program Kicks Off Fast!

By Bryant Wong, PE, ENV SP The 2018-19 ASCE OC Branch Mentorship Program has gotten off to a fast start! Literally!

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ASCE OC - K-12 Outreach - Fountain Valley High School Career Fair

By Victor Aguirre On Wednesday, October 24th ASCE OC-YMF was invited to attend the Fountain Valley High School career fair. Members from OC YMF had the opportunity to present, educate and inspire students about the profession of civil engineering. They explained the process of obtaining a civil engineering degree, as well as the importance of involvement with ASCE at the college and post college level. Most importantly, they encouraged them to pursue higher education regardless of profession.

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ASCE OC YMF - Celebration of FY 2017-2018

By ASCE OC YMF On September 19th, 2018, OC YMF celebrated the end of the 2017-2018 fiscal year (FY) by acknowledging achievements and accomplishments of the group as well as individual members. 

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ASCE OC Branch - California Coastal Clean-Up

By Ashlyn Alexander On September 15th, 2018, the ASCE OC Branch and YMF joined together to participate in the 34th California Coastal Cleanup Day in Huntington Beach, California.

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Local News: TCA: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping People Moving in Southern California

By Sarah Swennson King How The Toll Roads came to be the fastest, easiest and most predictable way to get to and through Orange County.

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ASCE OC New Members - November 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

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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