President’s Message

Hello ASCE Members,

Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers San Bernardino-Riverside Branch (ASCE SBR Branch) web page. I’m excited to announce this year we will revamp the look of the website. Whether you’re interested in monthly luncheons at the Riverside Convention Center, golfing, networking in the profession, technical development, K-12 outreach, community service, social events, or sports we have it all, definitely something for you to get involved in!



Our monthly Branch Board meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at TKE in Riverside and are open to everyone if you would like to join. The Younger Members meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month and are open to everyone as well, so please come along and introduce yourself.

There is a mammoth ski/snowboard trip February 8-11 if you are interested please contact Chris Quach the YMF President.

The San Bernardino-Riverside Branch has a Report Card Committee diligently working on the ASCE Report Card update for the area. The goal is to release the updated report card in Spring. If you’d like to learn more about it please contact Edwin Quinonez.

I’m so excited this year we will be hosting our second annual Engineers Day. This year it will be at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District on Friday, February 23rd We will be inviting 50 high school students to learn about profession, see engineering projects in their own community and watch the Dream Big video. The goal is to increase awareness about the engineering field, building sustainable infrastructure and encouraging the next generation to become Engineers.

For our 2nd Annual E-Day there are Company sponsorship opportunities available please contact me.

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.

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.

Melissa Barbosa, P.E., M.ASCE
ASCE San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Branch President



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.



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.



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.




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.




The ASCE SB/Riv Newsletter, published online monthly, includes the latest information on management policies, tools and practive, new publications, upcoming events, calls for papers, and other useful topics. Interested in reaching out to hundreds of professionals in the business by advertising in our newsletter and web site?

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Library materials are available for purchase with a Library Card (discounts are available for multiple purchases).

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ASCE comprises 9 regions in North America, and a tenth region that includes all 23,000 members who reside outside the USA, Canada and Mexico. Regions 1-9 include 76 Sections, 160 Branches, and 130 Younger Member groups. There is a Section or Branch in nearly every corner of the continent, and more beyond!

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ASCE Report Card

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

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Upcoming Events
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GeoInstitute Committee - February 7, 2018 Presentation
Thursday February 7, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

What Levels of Seismic Ground Motion To Use For Liquefaction Evaluation?
Presentation By: Jorge F. Meneses, RMA Group, Inc.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make the February 7, 2018 presentation.  Click on the button below to preview Jorge F. Meneses powerpoint presentation.

Dr. Meneses discussed the different existing approaches and guidelines dealing with the level of ground motions and liquefaction evaluation. These guidelines include the recently approved ASCE 7-16 (basis for the 2019 California Building Code), the 2016 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, NAVFAC, Caltrans, California High Speed Train, CGS Note 48, Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County

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UC San Diego CalGeo 2018 Lecture Series

Speaker: Tom O’Rourke
Lessons Learned from Extreme Events for Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability
Where: Geocon Incorporated, 6960 Flanders Drive, San Diego
When: Monday February 19th 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture will be preceded by dinner sponsored by Geocon
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February Joint ASCE/EERI Lunch Meeting

Speaker: Lucy Jones, retired USGS
Life Safety in the City: There is more to life than not being crushed
Where: The Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
When: February 27, 2018; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Seismic Settlement Seminar
EERI San Diego Chapter
Speakers from USA and Japan to be announced
Where: Hardy Memorial Tower, San Diego State University
When: Friday, August 24, 2018; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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GeoInstitute Committee - USMC 29 Palms CA STEM Engineering & Construction Camp
Friday April 6th through 8th, 2018
Attention:  9 -12th grade high-school student and are interest in a STEM careers.

Are you on an engineering or science track in HS? Do you want to work as part of a real engineering, construction or STEM project team this summer? This STEM camp will provide students an opportunity to broaden their engineering knowledge and apply problem solving techniques while competing among their teams.  This camp is designed to focus on hands-on activities, supervised and executed by engineers. Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has been conducting these world-class camps for over 16 years and has an excellent record “building our nation’s future engineers.”

Location: 29 Palms, CA, Marine Corps.  This is a regional camp for students in Southern California
Basic Application Criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Have health insurance
  • Physically fit
  • Plan to attend college for a STEM degree
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Cost: $30 (No payment is required until after final selection)

To Apply: Visit to create a camper account, then follow the instructions for the camp application process. This is a competitive process for 60 kids.

For more information contact: Jim Carter,; 310-618-8889 x105

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