Orange County Branch Newsletter

July 2020


Joint Pavement Rehab and Engineering Virtual Event

By Mathew Picardal, PE | Programs Co-Chair

ASCE OC/SD YMF held the Pavement Rehab and Engineering joint virtual event on Tuesday, June 23rd.

Roger Schlierkamp, Director of Pavement Engineering at GMU, gave a pavement engineering/rehab presentation that focused on the factors that impact pavement performance and cost. Other topics included the various types of pavement cracking, assessment and lab testing of pavement conditions, and pavement repair and rehabilitation. Roger also showed real-world example projects where these methods were successfully used. Interactive questions and gift-card raffle competitions were also included.

The collaboration was a success with over 56 attendees from Orange County and San Diego. Over $120 worth of donations for the Ronald McDonald House OC Emergency Fund were also raised. This was also a great example of how different ASCE branches and YMF groups could help and connect with each other during these times.

Special thanks to ASCE SD YMF, particularly Tan Cao for spearheading the collaboration and hosting the event, as well as Stephanie Catubig for making the eye-catching flyer.

About the Author

Mathew Picardal is a Structural Project Manager at DCI Engineers. He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and his master's degree in structural engineering from UC San Diego. His project portfolio includes the structural design of commercial, residential, mixed-use, religious, and retail projects. Mathew can be contacted at or


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