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President's Message

I hope you enjoyed the keynote presentation by Mr. Russ Poppe, P.E., Executive Director for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), as much as I did. His discussion entitled “Flood Control Projects and Their Benefits” gave clear, tangible benefits of the great work that HCFCD...

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April Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Accelerating the Texas Economy at High-Speed Mr. Steve Clark, P.E. - Principal, Arup Steve Clark, PE, is a Principal with Arup in Houston, Texas. Steve has 34 years of project experience, and leads Arup’s transportation group for the Texas Region. His Texas-based engineering team currently...

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April Technical Speakers 1

Building a Pump Station on the Water: Designing and Construction Challenges for a Raw Water Intake at Lake Conroe, Texas Mr. Jason Ward, P.E. - Project Manager and Associate, Freese and Nichols, Inc. Mr. Sam Meisner, P.E. - Associate, Freese and Nichols, Inc. Mr. Shane Porter, P.E., PMP - P...

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April Technical Speaker 2

Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project Mr. Greg Olinger, P.E., PMP - Chief Engineer and Operations Manager, Coastal Water Authority The purpose of the LBITP is to provide additional surface water supplies from the Trinity River to Lake Houston via pump station, pipelines and earthen canals to me...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy Spring Younger Members, I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and growth that comes with this season. Last month Younger Members focused on renewal and growth by participating in two successful ASCE co-sponsored events. Buffalo Bayou Trash Bash On Saturday, March 25th, 15 volunteers, repres...

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Treasurer's Report

As of April 3, 2017 Paypal $ 1,553.97 Savings $ 77,369.52 Checking $ 56,450.18 Total $ 135,373.67

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Membership Report

ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report April 2017 Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3061 members. 84% of all National renewals (1999 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your ASCE participation! 2016-2017 ASCE Houston Branch Member...

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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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