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Related News Archive: 2012

The Future of Infrastructure Funding

We know the problem but what is the solution? ASCE has done an excellent job, led by the Orange County Branch, to identify the poor condition of many categories of the local and State Infrastructure. However, the perennial problem continues to be how to generate the necessary funding to improve condition and grades of our Infrastructure. More »

Oakland Bay Bridge

Mr. Ignatius (Po) Lam presented geotechnical and political challenges encountered in the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span project, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Costa Mesa’s Center Club.  Mr. Lam’s presentation was part of the Orange County ASCE Branch and Transportation Technical Group’s twice a year joint luncheons, and over 70 professionals in the geotechnical, structural and transportation fields were treated to a mini-seminar on geotechnical issues to be considered during the design of a major bridge structure. More »

Alton Parkway

At precisely 1:27 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 the 2.1 mile gap of Alton Parkway in the Cities of Irvine and Lake Forest officially opened to the public.  The much anticipated roadway opening was welcomed by a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier in day at the new intersection of Alton Parkway and Commercentre Drive in the City of Lake Forest. More »

Alameda Corridor-East Capital Improvement Program

On July 10, 2012, Mr. Mark Christoffels presented the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) program, to over 40 transportation design and construction professionals at the University Club, on the UCI campus in Irvine.   Mr. Christoffels, Chief Engineer/ Deputy CEO of ACE, gave a synopsis of the current ACE program status, including planned projects and their timing, as well as challenges ahead and lessons learned in the program to date. More »

Call for Papers/Presentation for the 2013 Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference

The scientific and organizing committees invite you to submit an abstract to the 2013 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference to be held in Los Angeles, California, June 9-12, 2013. More »

Society Institutes and our Branch

I would say one of the hidden benefits or a benefit that is often overlooked is the institutes. With your ASCE membership, one institute membership is included. With such a broad field with many niche aspects, the institutes are a place for you to find more people like you. More »

I-5/ SR74 Interchange Reconstruction Project

On March 13, 2012,  Mr. Matthew Cugini, PE, PMP, Caltrans District 12 Branch Chief, and Ms. Nooshin Yoosefi, MSCE, PE, PMP, Caltrans District 12  Senior Transportation Engineer and Project Manager, presented the"I-5/ SR74 Interchange Reconstruction Project," to over 70 transportation professionals at the UCI University Club. More »

OCTA’s Freeway and Grade Separation Programs

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, the Orange County ASCE Branch, Transportation Technical Group, hosted a presentation by Rose Casey, Director of Highway Programs, OCTA, entitled, “OCTA’s Freeway and Grade Separation Programs.” More »

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