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 - December Presentation HOT
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm PST
Topic: Ground Improvement for Soft Soils
By: Mr. Tim Avery, P.E. Director of Business Development, Advanced Geosolutions, Inc.

Ground modification methods provide numerous solutions to many soft soil issues. The prominent ground modification methods are deep dynamic compaction, stone columns and deep soil mixing. Additional methods include compaction grouting, wick drain installation, and various grouting methods.

This presentation will summarize the various methods, compare them, and offer guidelines on when to select which method.

Registration and Additional Info: Email Paul Kim at: pkim@geotekusa.com

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2017 Regions 8 and 9 Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders
Friday, January 13, 2017 to Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Leader Training Committee is pleased to authorize you to nominate one delegate to participate in the 2017 ASCE Regions 8 and 9 Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL) to be held Friday and Saturday, January 13 - 14, 2017 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA. Sections without Branches may nominate two delegates.

Participation in the Workshop strengthens and expands the programs and activities of Sections and Branches through the interchange of ideas, information and experiences, while it exposes incoming officers to the tools needed to be effective leaders. Concurrently, there will be a Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders and the Western Regional Younger Members Council annual meeting. We have worked diligently to ensure the success of the program and look forward to your Section and/or Branch delegate’s participation.

In order to ensure that your Section and/or Branch receives the maximum possible benefit, you are encouraged to designate the President‑elect, Vice President or Secretary‑Treasurer as the delegate. If this is not possible, consider a Younger Member growing into a responsible position within the Section or Branch. (Please note that no person may repeat as an official WSBL delegate within a four-year period.)

Registration:
The registration cost, per attendee, is $200.00. This fee will help to subsidize general expenses for meals and refreshment breaks scheduled during the Workshop and is not reimbursable. Please visit the following web site to register for the conference: http://www.asce.org/regions-8-9-workshop-for-section-and-branch-leaders/

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Knock your meetings out of the park! Sign on an ASCE Speaker

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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“Ask the President”

Thank you for All who were able to participation Wednesday, November 2 at 1:00PM EDT. in the “Ask the President” live webinar featuring President Mattei. Over 20 Section, Branch, and Region leaders joined this session to engage in a meaningful discussion.

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

If you were unable to join us, “Ask the President” was recorded and the exchange may be found at http://asce.adobeconnect.com/p8ic0rax5vf/

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

cc: Section and Branch Presidents and Region Governors

 

“Dream Big"

The buzz around ASCE’s involvement in the Dream Big IMAX project is continuing to build! The film’s release is scheduled for February 2017 during Engineers Week.

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.
  • Recruit volunteers from every group in your area to be ready in the fall 2016.
  • 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




ASCE Government Relations

Dear Section and Branch Leaders:

As we look toward the 2017 state legislative sessions, ASCE’s state government relations team wants to offer you one more tool to prepare your advocacy strategy for the upcoming year…

We are inviting Section and Branch Leaders to join us for a free webinar titled "ASCE Resources for Effective State Advocacy". We encourage you to register for the date and time of your Region's webinar. A link to the webinar portal and dial-in information will be sent to you upon registration.

Region 8 & 9: Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm ET

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ASCE - Continuing Education      http://www.asce.org/continuing_education/

The Leader in Lifelong Learning for Civil Engineers



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.

  • High-quality training from experts
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  • Stay current in your field
  • Earn PDHs/CEUs
  • Learn practical techniques and methods

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Upcoming Online Courses



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All Courses Begin 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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  • Quantity Take Off: Structures [Ends March 3, 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 structural systems, including earthwork, reinforced concrete, and brick/block.

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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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  • Network with colleagues in your field

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ASCE Week Orlando, Florida

  • Continued Edutation Event
    [March 26-31, 2017]

    1. Enjoy discounted seminars! Save up to $1,100 on two seminars, or up to $450 on one seminar when you register by March 3, 2017
    2. Earn up to 42 PDHs to meet your license renewal requirements
    3. Special midweek behind-the-scenes private Disney tour!
    4. Enjoy deluxe accommodations at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

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

Benefits of Attending a Conference:
  • Expand your knowledge
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  • 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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  • 2017 Legislative Fly-In
    • Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Legislative Fly-In. As a Section or Branch leader, we hope you will consider applying and encouraging your active Key Contacts to do the same. Please join us for a webinar to learn more!

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  • Passing of Water Resources Development Act of 2016
    • ASCE has been leading the charge on the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (H.R. 5303 & S. 2848) all year. Now it’s crunch time. Congress will adjourn in the next two weeks. California can play a key role in passing this important infrastructure legislation. Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and your Representative need to know passing WRDA is priority for you and your community.

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“Ask the President”  [added: 11/3/2016]

Thank you for All who were able to participation Wednesday, November 2 at 1:00PM EDT. in the “Ask the President” live webinar featuring President Mattei.

Over 20 Section, Branch, and Region leaders joined this session to engage in a meaningful discussion.

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

If you were unable to join us, “Ask the President” was recorded and the exchange may be found at http://asce.adobeconnect.com/p8ic0rax5vf/


We encourage you to invite other interested Officers on your Section or Branch Board.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Doug Knapp, 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

2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers The Report Card is an assessment by professional engineers of the nation's status in 16 categories of infrastructure.

Abstract:

Now the 2013 Report Card grades are in, and America’s cumulative GPA for infrastructure rose slightly to a D+. The grades in 2013 ranged from a high of B- for solid waste to a low of D- for inland waterways and levees. Solid waste, drinking water, wastewater, roads, and bridges all saw incremental improvements, and rail jumped from a C- to a C+. No categories saw a decline in grade this year.....

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Past Reports

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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    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.

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