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…

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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)…

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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…

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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 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 Swensson 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

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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