President’s Message

Hello Members,

My name is Kenneth Cox and I will serve as our Branch President for the 2016-2017 year. I graduated in 1998 from Brigham Young University and completed my Master’s degree in 2001 with the University of California, San Diego. My career began with Geocon Inc. in San Diego. New opportunities with Geocon took me to Murrieta in 2005, and I am now with Leighton. My service with the ASCE San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Branch Board began in 2011. It has been a great journey and I look forward to a great year!

ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. In carrying out our mission, ASCE advances technology, encourages lifelong learning, promotes professionalism and the profession, develops civil engineer leaders, and advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship.

In August the branch Board of Directors met to brainstorm how best to meet these objectives during the upcoming year. We reviewed the successes and growth over the past year and planned events and activities to keep the momentum. I believe that there are great things in store for the Engineering profession. Join with us in promoting the engineering profession. Participate in our activities. Tell us how the branch can best serve you in your professional development. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us by Clicking Here.

 

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ASCE.

Sincerely,
Kenneth E. Cox, P.E., G.E.
ASCE San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Branch President

 

 

 

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So Cal Inland Empire GeoInstitute

The San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Branch of ASCE was created in 1953 within the Los Angeles Section. This branch covers more than 27,000 miles, which is the largest geographical coverage in Southern California.

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Stormwater

To support Clean Water Act of 1972 by protecting the beneficial uses of receiving waters and controlling pollutants from entering the storm drain system to ensure the quality of life for our citizens and our environment.

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Younger Member Forum

The ASCE San Bernardino/Riverside Younger Member Forum (SB/R YMF) provides an opportunity for young civil engineers to become familiar with the civil engineering community and get involved in ASCE early in their careers. Our goal is to capture the enthusiasm we all had as college students and build a coalition of successful young engineers.

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Mentorship

The Mentorship Committee was formed to add value to ASCE membership in Southwest Riverside Country and to address local issues encountered in that region. The Group provides a forum for networking during lunchtime seminars and presentations which occur on a quarterly basis.

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Upcoming Events

GeoInstitute Committee - Annual Conference
Wednesday April 26th through Friday April 28th, 2017
CalGeo’s conference is on the Big Island, Hawaii.  If you’re planning on attending it’s time to register NOW to SAVE on conference fees.
 
Also, if you are an Affiliate member, remember that if you register for the conference as a full attendee, you will get a table top exhibit space FREE.  We are also looking for more sponsors for the events there, too!

Go here for complete brochure and information and to register. AND WHILE THERE,  CHECK OUT OUR LITTLE VIDEO to entice your to visit Hawaii!

We hope to see you there!

Marsha Myers
Executive Director
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GeoInstitute Committee - Grouting 2017 Conference


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Don't miss the premier conference for Grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm Walls.

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Reasons to Attend
  • Learn about the latest tools, materials, and techniques for grouting, deep mixing, and diaphragm walls.
  • Network with your grouting, deep mixing, and diaphragm wall colleagues from around the world.
  • Hear from top leaders in the industry through special plenary sessions, panels, and technical sessions.
  • Visit exhibitors to find the latest tools, contractors, equipment, and materials specific to grouting, deep mixing, and diaphragm walls—all in one place.
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge.
  • Last but not least: experience Hawaii's water and waves, history and museums, top restaurants, shopping, and so much more!
Key Dates
Early Bird Deadline: April 12, 2017
Hotel Deadline: June 20, 2017
Advance Deadline: June 21, 2017

 

 

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Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel: [808-921-4611]
Single/Double Room Rate: $275/night

 


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ASCE’s Speakers Bureau, matches speakers and subject matter experts with those who are looking to utilize one of the Society’s strongest assets – its members’ professional expertise. The Speakers Bureau makes that expertise available through a quality, online program now available as a benefit available only to ASCE members. Check out the Speakers Bureau http://www.asce.org/online-speakers-bureau/.

Thank you,
Craig Quadrato, Chair
ASCE - Member Communities Committee



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“Dream Big"


5 Reasons Dream Big Matters - by: Ben Walpole



ASCE’s Dream Big dream has been more than a decade in the making. But the wait is nearly over. In little more than a month, Dream Big: Engineering Our World debuts in museums and theaters…

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The buzz around ASCE’s involvement in the Dream Big IMAX project is continuing to build!

As a Region 1 Governor and Past Region 9 Director we have been involved with Dream Big through our work with the Committee on Pre-College Outreach (CPO). ASCE and CPO are moving ahead aggressively with Dream Big. We are now looking to you, the representatives of the Civil Engineering Community for support as we enter the next phase of the Dream Big project.

This film and educational program have the potential to be explosive in terms of exposure for our field. We need you, as ASCE Section & Branch Leaders to take action to help this project to reach its full potential.

Here is what you can do:

  • Start a Section or Branch Dream Big Committee to begin planning premiere and outreach programs. Be sure to include your Younger Member Group and affiliated student chapters
  • Appoint a Dream Big Chair to serve as a liaison with the Committee on Pre-College Outreach. This member will receive program updates and resources. Please indicate the name and contact information of this liaison below and submit to  nberson@asce.org.
  • Participate in Dream Big planning webinars and conference calls. Look for the schedule coming out this spring.
  • Include Dream Big in your Section and Branch activities, such as Engineers Week and precollege outreach.

If we seize this golden ticket, ASCE could reach thousands of students and guide them towards a career in Civil Engineering. We could lead them towards creating something tangible and real in a digital world.
Not sure where to start? Contact Jeannine Finton, Senior Manager of Pre-College Outreach for ASCE, at jfinton@asce.org  or 703-295-6310.

Thank you!
Anthony “Tony” Cioffi, P.E., M. ASCE
Region 1 Governor

Chuck Spinks, P.E., M. ASCE

Past Region 9 Director



“Ask the President”

Training Committee is hosting its bi-annual program entitled “Ask the President.” This one hour session will give you the opportunity to ask President Mattei questions about issues which may be facing your Sections and Branches via a live video conferencing format.

We appreciate your continued involvement in the Leader Training Committee webinars and other informational sessions and hope you found this one valuable.


See past Webinar:
Thursday, March 23, 2017, “Ask the President” recording and the exchange may be found at http://asce.adobeconnect.com/p2hr67rh7nu/

Sincerely,
Don Wittmer, P.E., M.ASCE
Chair, Leader Training Committee

cc: Section and Branch Presidents and Region Governors



 

Best Practice Webinar

The Leader Training Committee (LTC) invites you to an interactive webinar featuring a few of our many successful Section and Branch Best Practices. This webinar will highlight the following Best Practice topics:

1)      Government Relations
2)      Membership Development
3)      Communications

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions after each Best Practice. The webinar will be offered on Wednesday March 29 at 2:00 PM (EDT).

If you wish to participate please email Nancy Berson at nberson@asce.org. Additional information and login information will be provided.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Greg Kuklinski, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

Ron Iwamoto, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

cc: Region Directors/Governors




 

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For more than 40 years, ASCE has provided state-of-the-practice professional development. Nowhere else can you find the level of expertise, in-depth training, and dedication to the profession.

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Upcoming Online Courses



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>>  January 23, 2017 Courses     [click title to expand/collapse]
All Courses have begun as of January 23, 2017

  • Drinking Water Technology [Ends April 14, 2017]

  • Drinking Water Technologies are rapidly changing to meet a variety of regulatory requirements, emerging contaminants, and customer demands. This course will focus on understanding how these technologies work and when to apply them. Knowing the breadth and depth of drinking water technologies is important for anyone involved in drinking water.

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  • Earthquake Engineering for Structures [Ends April 14, 2017]

  • This course introduces the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering, and provides the foundation for understanding the analysis and design requirements in ASCE 7. Covered in the course are seismic hazard analysis, structural dynamics, development of response spectra, inelastic behavior of structures, seismic resistant structural systems, and seismic load analysis.

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  • Seismic Evaluation And Retrofit Of Existing Buildings [Ends April 14, 2017]

  • This course is centered on ASCE 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, the national consensus standard for seismic evaluation. The course, however, is much more than a “how-to” guide for the standard. A brief history of how earthquake engineering provisions were applied to existing buildings are discussed. Following is a discussion on performance-based earthquake engineering. Many of the concepts currently used in performance-based earthquake engineering originate in developing the seismic standards of existing buildings.

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  • The Foundation For Using GIS For Infrastructure Asset Management [Ends April 14, 2017]

  • The main intent of this course is to familiarize practitioners with applications of GIS within asset management and with methods to quickly capitalize on the efficiencies of using GIS in infrastructure management applications. General GIS and asset management concepts will be covered throughout this introductory course.

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>>  April 24, 2017 Courses - Added 2/24/17     [click title to expand/collapse]
All Courses begin April 24, 2017

Buy 2 Registrations and get the 3rd Free!
To receive this discount, email contact information for all registrants to guidedonlinecourses@asce.org and a registration confirmation email will be sent to each attendee.

Or call 1-800-548-2723 to register, and mention the code GOCFREE

To inquire about larger group discounts, write to guidedonlinecourses@asce.org.

  • THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANE LIFT PLAN PREPARATION [Ends July 14, 2017]

  • The main intent of this course is to familiarize practitioners with the codes and standards that apply to crane and rigging safety and how to incorporate this information into the preparation of safe and practical lift plans. Familiarity with cranes is not required. All concepts can be easily followed by any professional of the A/E industry. This course is co-sponsored by the Construction Institute.

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  • THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FORENSIC ENGINEERING [Ends July 14, 2017]

  • This course explores the pathology of the built environment. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying technical and human factors that cause and contribute to failures of constructed facilities. You will also will gain introductory knowledge of how to conduct a forensic investigation, with focus on the role of field, laboratory, and office-based analysis. Guidelines for developing and executing an investigation will be presented, and the role of design professionals as expert witnesses will be explored. Numerous case studies will be presented to illustrate concepts, including many from the instructor’s personal experience.

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  • THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES: PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL [Ends July 14, 2017]

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of the major unit processes used in water treatment, including chemical, physical, and biological processes. Several case studies throughout the course will illustrate how water utilities are incorporating multiple chemical, physical, and biological treatment processes into their water treatment plants. At the conclusion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the theory of the processes, as well as the real-world application of each unit process.

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  • LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO URBAN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT [Ends July 14, 2017]

  • Low Impact Development (LID), is a well-established approach now integral to numerous land development guidelines and regulations nationwide. This course will cover the fundamental principles of LID, the critical importance of water-centric site planning, and the nature-based engineered devices used and unit process in them that control runoff quantity and quality. The course will emphasize LID as a holistic approach that includes conventional stormwater management.

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  • QUANTITY TAKE-OFF: CIVIL/UTILITIES [Ends June 2, 2017]

  • This course teaches the fundamentals of construction cost estimating, including the development of a work breakdown structure. Technical focus is on QTO for typical civil/utility systems; including, but not limited to earthwork, trenching, and piping, and pavement.

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  • SEISMIC LOADS [Ends July 14, 2017]

  • This course provides a detailed description of the ASCE 7-16 procedures for seismic load analysis of buildings and other structures. For buildings, the course begins with a brief history of the development of ASCE 7 and then presents a sequence of topics that will lead you through the process of determining the seismic hazard, selecting the seismic-force resisting system, evaluating configuration irregularities, and determining the most appropriate method of analysis. Next, requirements for system modeling and structural analysis are presented by example. The last two weeks of the course concentrate on the seismic load analysis of non-building systems and nonstructural components. Significant changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 are highlighted throughout the course.

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  • PRICING AND BIDDING: LUMP SUM JOBS [Begins: June 5, 2017 Ends: July 14, 2017]

  • This course teaches the fundamentals of pricing a typical lump sum contract, including development of direct and indirect costs, applying profit margins, and putting the estimate together to develop a responsive lump sum bid package.

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  • PRICING AND BIDDING: UNIT PRICE JOBS [Begins: July 17, 2017 Ends: August 25, 2017]

  • This course teaches the fundamentals of pricing a typical unit price contract, including the development of fixed and variable costs, applying profit margins, and putting the estimate together to develop a responsive unit bid price package.

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Face-To-Face Seminars


  • In-person and hands-on
  • Earn PDHs/CEUs
  • Send a team and save!
  • Network with colleagues in your field

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ASCE Week Orlando, Florida
ASCE Week Orlando
  • Continued Edutation Event
    [March 26-31, 2017]

    1. Earn up to 42 PDHs to meet your license renewal requirements
    2. Special midweek behind-the-scenes private Disney tour!
    3. Enjoy deluxe accommodations at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
    4. Private Disney Tour

    Seminars offered:
      MARCH 26, 2017
    • Significant Changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16—NEW

    • MARCH 27–28, 2017
    • CM-at-Risk: Contracting for Owners, Consulting Engineers, and Contractors
    • Designing Nonbuilding Structures Using ASCE/SEI 7-16—NEWLY UPDATED
    • Earthquake-Induced Ground Motions
    • Instrumentation and Monitoring Bootcamp: Planning, Execution, and Measurement Uncertainty for Structural and Geotechnical Construction Projects
    • Mitigating FOG in Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure—NEW

    • MARCH 29, 2017
    • Private, Behind-The-Scenes Disney Tour, Including The Utilidors!

    • MARCH 30–31, 2017
    • Application of Soil-Structure Interaction to Buildings and Bridges—NEW
    • Financial Management for the Professional Engineer
    • Investigation, Analysis, and Remediation of Building Failures—NEW
    • Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Infrastructure—NEW
    • Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers
    • Seismic Loads for Buildings and Other Structures—NEWLY UPDATED for ASCE 7-16


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Conferences


Find the latest information, innovations, and technologies when you attend ASCE conferences.

Benefits of Attending a Conference:
  • Expand your knowledge
  • Earn PDHs to maintain your professional licensure
  • Network with global leaders and colleagues
  • Visit with suppliers to find the latest tools and solutions
  • Gain the knowledge and insight needed to solve daily and strategic challenges

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Live Webinars

  • Interactive 60-90 minute training
  • Earn PDH/CEUs
  • Convenient
  • Individual and group rates
  • Eliminate travel and lodging expenses
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>>  The Leader Training Committee - Webinar *UPDATED-3/24/17
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Next Webinar
Wednesday March 29, 2017 [Best Practice Webinar]

 

“Ask the President”
  [updated: 3/23/2017]

Training Committee is hosting its bi-annual program entitled “Ask the President.” This one hour session will give you the opportunity to ask President Mattei questions about issues which may be facing your Sections and Branches via a live video conferencing format.

We appreciate your continued involvement in the Leader Training Committee webinars and other informational sessions and hope you found this one valuable.

See past Webinar:
Thursday, March 23, 2017, “Ask the President” recording and the exchange may be found at http://asce.adobeconnect.com/p2hr67rh7nu/



>>  Best Practice Webinar

The Leader Training Committee (LTC) invites you to an interactive webinar featuring a few of our many successful Section and Branch Best Practices. This webinar will highlight the following Best Practice topics:

1) Government Relations
2) Membership Development
3) Communications

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions after each Best Practice. The webinar will be offered on Wednesday March 29 at 2:00 PM (EDT).

If you wish to participate please email Nancy Berson at nberson@asce.org. Additional information and login information will be provided.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Greg Kuklinski, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

Ron Iwamoto, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

 

>>  Legal Webinar for Section and Branch Officers

April 18th at 2pm EDT.

The speaker will be Tara Hoke, Esq., ASCE’s General Counsel. Topics will include:
  • What provisions should you look out for in a hotel contract?
  • What are the rules for seeking corporate sponsors for meetings or other activities?
  • Can we invite a candidate for local office to speak at our meeting?
  • Is our event cover under ASCE insurance including alcohol liability?
  • What copyright laws pertain to internet images and graphics
The purpose of this webinar is to provide advice and recommendations from ASCE's legal counsel for addressing the most common legal issues for volunteer leaders in the nonprofit arena. The webinar will also feature a Q&A session, and participants will be invited to submit questions before and during the webinar.

If you wish to participate please email Nancy Berson at nberson@asce.org.

Note: Please include Full Name and Section or Branch in email. Thank You
We encourage you to invite other interested Officers on your Section or Branch Board.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Ron Iwamoto, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

Greg Kuklinski, P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

cc: Region Directors/Governors

if you wish to participate by responding to Nancy Berson at nberson@asce.org

Note: Please include Full Name and Section or Branch in email. Thank You

 


Report Card

NEW 2017 Report Card for America's Infrastructure

The ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure, made up of 28 dedicated civil engineers from across the country with decades of expertise in all categories, volunteers their time to work with ASCE Infrastructure Initiatives staff to prepare the Infrastructure Report Card. The Committee assesses all relevant data and reports, consults with technical and industry experts, and assigns grades using the following key criteria:

  1. Capacity
  2. Condition
  3. Funding
  4. Future Need
  5. Operation and Maintenance
  6. Public Safety
  7. Resilience
  8. Innovation
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Abstract:

The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card reveals that we have made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. But it has not been enough. As in 2013, America’s cumulative GPA is once again a D+.

The 2017 grades range from a B for Rail to a D- for Transit, illustrating the clear impact of investment – or lack thereof – on the grades. Three categories – Parks, Solid Waste, and Transit – received a decline in grade this year, while seven – Hazardous Waste, Inland Waterways, Levees, Ports, Rail, Schools, and Wastewater – saw slight improvements. Six categories’ grades remain unchanged from 2013 – Aviation, Bridges, Dams, Drinking Water, Energy, and Roads.

Click Here for full report/s.

 

Reports History

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ASCE Library


ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity and efficiency across all areas of civil engineering. These voluntary standards are written by experts with knowledge and expertise in a particular field. There are more than 60 published.

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Leader Training Committee (LTC)


In ASCEs continuing efforts to enhance communication with its Regions, Sections and Branch leaders throughout the Society, we are pleased to provide the "LTC Report." This document summarizes many of the discussion items from our committee meetings and will introduce you to some of the many projects being undertaken by LTC for the benefit of ASCE's local units. We hope you find the “LTC Report” useful. Feel free to share this information with other Section and Branch leaders in your area. If you have questions or suggestions for the committee, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for all you do for the members of ASCE!

ASCE Training Committee

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LTC-Section and Branch Idea Exchange

Thank you very much for participating in the Section & Branch Information Exchange teleconferences held on March 2nd and 8th.  The Leader Training Committee is pleased with the great participation, the interesting discussion topics, and the valuable suggestions by the incoming Section and Branch leaders. 

As always, please feel free to contact us at any time.  Thank you very much for your time and all you do for ASCE!

Tony Akel, P.E., M.ASCE and Monica Sartain, P.E, M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee Members

cc:     Section and Branch Presidents
Region Governors


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LTC - 21 Talking Points & PowerPoint

 

The Leader Training Committee (LTC) series of 21 Talking Points and accompanying PowerPoint slides on timely and critical Society issues and topics are posted on the Region, Section, and Branch Resource page on the ASCE web site, Click Here.

 

Shawn Kelley, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Leader Training Committee

cc:   Region Governors
       Leader Training Committee and
       Corresponding Members

 

  21 Talking Points  
     

 Honor and Awards


    ASCE prides itself in community envolment, members who exemplify the industry's in their professional contributions to advancing the field of civil engineering. Please click on the link to see some of the awards.

  • Click Here to access the ASCE SB/Riv Branch Honor and Awards information.

  • Click Here to access the ASCE Honor and Awards information.