Javier Urias

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Nominated Categories
Outstanding Practitioner Advisor
Other Categories
Outstanding ASCE Practitioner Advisor
Awards:

President of ASCE CSUF Student Chapter, 2018-2019
ASCE OC Branch Achievement Scholarship Recipient, 2018
Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship Recipient, 2017
CSUF “Up and Coming” Student Award, 2017

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Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Javier Urias
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

WSP USA
1100 Town and Country Rd #200, Orange, CA 92868

Supervisor:
Education:

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
California State University, Fullerton 2020

Experience:

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, Port of Long Beach, CA
Javier Urias held the position of Structures Independent Quality Assurance (IQA) Engineer responsible for monitoring the construction of a $1.5B Design-Build, 8,800-foot bridge, which consists of a 2,000-foot steel cable-stayed main span bridge connecting concrete box-girder west and east superstructure approaches. Javier monitored structures construction and performed daily field observations and inspections of structures activities in accordance with project plans, project specifications, Caltrans Standard Specifications and Caltrans Standard Plans.

The Fairway Drive Grade Separation Project, City of Industry, CA
Javier Urias is the Assistant Resident Engineer responsible for managing a $150M grade separation project involving the lowering and construction of a 4-lane roadway underpass, 4-track railroad bridge overpass, retaining walls, utilities relocation, grading, civil and landscape work. Javier and his team’s efforts play a vital role for such a project in a location critical for transporting the nation’s imports and exports.

 

Comments:

Javier’s exception dedication to the University Outreach team and specifically to Cal State Fullerton during their student chapter challenges makes Javier the perfect candidate for this year’s Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award.

Contribution to the Profession:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Orange County YMF
CSUF Liaison, 2020-2021
CSUF Practitioner Advisor, 2021-2022

Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), CSUF Student Chapter
Secretary, 2017-2018
Associated School of Construction (ASC) Conference, 2017 – 2018

Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
Scholar and Life-Time Member, 2018 - Current

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
National Member, 2020 – Current

Civic:

ASCE OC YMF University Outreach, 2020 – Current
CSUF Practitioner Advisor, 2021 – Current
CSUF Liaison, 2020 – 2021

Javier graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2020 where he was first introduced to ASCE as an intrigued student wanting to learn of his future civil engineering career as much as he was excited to begin. He acknowledged the fact that his involvement in ASCE has shaped his academic college career and early professional development. Javier enjoyed his college career because of the experiences and opportunities presented by his involvement in ASCE and wanted to make sure he can present the same for those to come. Javier wants to pass forward his experience with hopes of it impacting students’ lives and their family’s future. With that mindset, Javier continued his involvement with ASCE Orange County holding positions as liaison and practitioner advisor in ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach team. He plans to continue making an impact with the local and global community through his work with ASCE and the civil engineering industry alongside future and experienced civil engineers.

Suggested Award Summary:

Javier Urias currently holds the position of assistant resident engineer at WSP USA, PMCM sector where he manages the construction of infrastructure projects in Southern California, like the Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge Project and Fairway Drive Grade Separation Project. He is engaged in leadership positions professionally in his career with WSP and actively in his engineering community with ASCE OC YMF. First involved as a student at CSUF, Javier continues to be involved with the ASCE university community by mentoring students as they transition from their academic to professional careers.

Javier graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2020 where he was first introduced to ASCE as an intrigued student wanting to learn of his future civil engineering career as much as he was excited to begin. He acknowledged the fact that his involvement in ASCE has shaped his academic college career and early professional development. Javier enjoyed his college career because of the experiences and opportunities presented by his involvement in ASCE and wanted to make sure he can present the same for those to come. Javier wants to pass forward his experience with hopes of it impacting students’ lives and their family’s future. With that mindset, Javier continued his involvement with ASCE Orange County holding positions as liaison and practitioner advisor in ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach team. He plans to continue making an impact with the local and global community through his work with ASCE and the civil engineering industry alongside future and experienced civil engineers.

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