Orange County Branch Newsletter

January 2022

ASCE OC Construction Institute

ASCE OC Construction Institute - 2021 Women in Construction Week

By Maryam Takla, EIT | CI Chair

With over 125 attendees, WIC Week was proud to have 13 company sponsors, 13 industry speakers, and award 5 scholarships totaling $2,500. The first 50 attendees received a complementary swag gift including a cup, ear plugs, jewelry pieces, mascara, and event stickers all donated by our company sponsors. In addition, we raffled off 13 book recommendations provided by each speaker, one Bluebeam Lunch-n-Learn session, and held a grand prize raffle for a women’s safety vest. Attendees at varying levels in their careers were given the opportunity for personal growth, professional development and to unite a supportive community of men and women with a little bit of light-hearted fun.

This year CI plans to spice up all the fun of last year with new events, new faces, and new awards! This year will host a week of events such as a university panel Q&A, tech talks, and a celebratory brunch. The institute will now be presenting awards to university students, students in trade programs, and companies. To register, sponsor, or learn more about the event and its awards, click here. You won't want to miss it!


WIC 2021 and WIC 2022 Week at a Glance

About the Author:

Maryam Takla is a project engineer at Turner Construction. Her projects have ranged from complex pharmaceutical projects to the recently completed SoFi stadium. Outside of work, you can find her on the mats training at her local Jiu Jitsu academy. Maryam can be contacted at or LinkedIn.


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