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President's Message

Another Engineer’s Week is in the books. Thank you to all who attended our February Branch meeting during a very busy Engineer’s Week. A special thank you for the numerous Past Presidents and Life Members that attended. These individuals have given so much of their time and effort in s...

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March Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Flood Control Projects and Their Benefits Mr. Russell "Russ" Poppe, P.E. - Executive Director of Harris County Flood Control District Russell "Russ" Poppe, P.E., is the Executive Director for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas. Under his direction, the District carries ou...

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March Technical Speaker 1

Chain Walls, OysterBreaks and Arches... Oh My! We're not in Pipe & Box land anymore! Ms. Elizabeth "Liza" H. Kirk, P.E. - Forterra Building Products - Technical Resource Engineer Are you tired of waiting for concrete to cure? Is inclement weather delaying your projects? Concrete Precast prod...

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March Technical Speaker 2

Urban Applications of Low Impact Development Mr. Jimmy Galvez Low impact development techniques are being applied and to differing degrees in projects throughout the country where a sustainable approach is part of the initial vision for the project. In the case of infill development, these proje...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy March Younger Members! Congrats to everyone who showed their support during E-Week. On Saturday, Feb. 18th, ASCE members teamed up with other E-week volunteers to help with The Run of Pi at the University of Houston. Volunteers helped with activities such as setup and cleanup, traffic contr...

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Treasurer's Report

As of March 1, 2017 Paypal $ 1,553.97 Savings $ 77,357.01 Checking $ 47,309.80 Total $ 126,220.78

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Membership Report

ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report March 2017 Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3462 members. 85% of all National renewals (2588 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2016-2017 ASCE Houston Branch Me...

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President's Message

We had a great crowd on hand for our January Branch meeting to hear Mr. Quincy D. Allen, P.E., District Engineer for the TxDOT Houston District, give us an update on future transportation projects in the Houston area. Thank you to Dr. Vipu, Ph.D., P.E. and Mr. Jim Coody, P.E. for being our Technic...

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February Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Community Involvement for Engineers D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, PRES 09.ASCE, ENV SP D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, ENV SP is President of RPS Klotz Associates, Inc., a full-service civil engineering firm based in Houston, Texas. His 42-year career began with a BSCE from Texas A&M University ...

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February Technical Speaker 1

Public Infrastructure Maintenance - Needs, Goal & Long Term Program Development Milton Rahman, Ph.D, P.E., PMP, CFM ASCE performs a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure once every four ye...

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February Technical Speaker 2

The Port of Houston and Intermodal Transportation/Regional Mobility Bruce Mann - Director of Freight Mobility, Port of Houston Authority The continued port growth can only be supported by infrastructure investment. Access to intermodal hubs and easy access to major traffic arteries are critical ...

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A Celebration of Life - Vernon Allen Wuensche

A Celebration of Life - Vernon Allen Wuensche Who's invited: All friends of Vernon...fellow ASCE and TSPE associates, former co-workers, baseball and fishing buddies, classmates, neighbors, members of Trinity Lutheran Church, family members, and any and all who share fond memories of Vernon. ...

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Younger Member's Report

The Houston Branch Younger Members were very active in the community last month and are off to a great start this month as well. See event recaps below and check out the Houston Branch website and Facebook page for photos. Volunteering At The Houston Food Bank: On Saturday, January 14th, over 13 AS...

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Treasurer's Report

As of February 6, 2017 Paypal $ 1,481.00 Savings $ 77,357.01 Checking $ 41,813.98 Total $ 120,651.99

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Membership Report

ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report February 2017 Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3392 members. 85% of all National renewals (2519 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2016-2017 ASCE Houston Branch...

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President's Message

Happy New Year! Once again, St. Arnold’s was the venue for our December Branch meeting and we had a great time! We honored Mr. Donald Anderson, P.E. for his service to ASCE and the engineering profession with the Award of Honor. We also learned from Mr. Mark Hordes on how to boost our Leade...

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January Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Briefing on Future Projects in the Houston District Mr. Quincy D. Allen, P.E. - District Engineer at TxDOT Houston District Quincy Allen is the District Engineer for the Houston District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He oversees the department operations in the counties of B...

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January Technical Speaker 1

Smart Cement, Detection and Quantification of Corrosion and Polymer Treatment for Expansive Clays Soils: Technology Development and Applications Mr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan (Vipu), Ph.D, P.E. - Professor and Director of the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the...

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January Technical Speaker 2

The Federal Wetlands Regulatory Program and How it Affects You Mr. James (Jim) Coody, P.E. - President of Wetlands Professional Services This presentation will provide an overview of the federal wetlands regulatory program and how it affects local land develop...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy New Year everyone! The ASCE Younger Member Forum is ecstatic about all that 2017 has in store. The YM Forum wrapped up 2016 with volunteers turning out to support the CYCLE build, young engineers attending the PE luncheon, and an unforgettable Ugly Sweater Contest & Social. Take a look a...

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