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Thank you to Drs. Jerry Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., D. WRE and Narendra Gosain, Ph.D., P.E. for such an interesting and detailed presentation on the Astrodome and on the outstanding career of Richard P. Doss, Harris County Engineer. This was a great opportunity to remind ourselves of Houston’s rich...

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We live in exciting times where projects such as high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas are becoming real possibilities to address our transportation needs. Thank you to Mr. Brian Raine, P.E. with Arup for coming to our April meeting and give us an update on this unique project that will help ...

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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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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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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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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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Thank you to Steve Costello on giving us a behind the scenes view into his unique role within the City of Houston at our November Branch Meeting. In addition, we had Jerry Rogers give us a history lesson on the role railroads played in the growth of Houston and Dallas and David Howell give us an u...

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We had a great Joint Engineering Societies meeting in October to hear Ms. Kathleen Jackson, P.E. with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) talk about how the TWDB has taken a bottom up approach to empower local engineers and municipalities to address the future water needs of Texans. She is an...

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Headline in the Houston Chronicle – “CIVIL ENGINEERS SAVE AMERICA FROM IMPENDING DOOM!” Ilona Carson for KTRK Channel 13 – “Tonight on the 10 o’clock news. 10 Ways Civil Engineers Keep You Alive Everyday.” I can dream. I do not have illusions that this ...

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The Branch was pleased to once again join the Houston Contractor's Association (HCA) for our annual meeting on August 25th. The event featured Congressman Kevin Brady. Congressman Brady shared with the audience his proposed federal tax reform measures that he hopes will pass next year. The group ...

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In June, the Houston Branch welcomed Dale Rudick, P.E., Director of Department of Public Works and Engineering for the City of Houston. Dale provided a great update on how the public works department is continuing to manage the City’s expansive public infrastructure. I would also like to ...

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In May, the Branch welcomed John Tyler & Mike Perez, (Deputy Director or Engineering, & Senior Engineer) with HCTRA. John and Mike provided a great overview of HCTRA plans for removing and replacing ship channel toll bridge. Also a big thanks to our technical speakers, Darin Willer, P.E, ...

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I would like to give a big thank you to Carol Haddock, the Interim Deputy Director, Engineering and Construction Division, City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering, for being our keynote speaker at our April Branch meeting. The timing of Carol’s presentation about flood ris...

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March was an exciting month for the Branch. We welcomed Devon Tiner, PE, PMP- Assistant Director- Design Houston Airport System, who served as keynote speaker and provided an update on the Houston Airport System’s Capital Improvement Program Also a big thankss to our technical speakers, St...

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We had another successful Branch Meeting this February. We took time to celebrate our history, recognize our Past Presidents, and recognize new Life Members. We started with two great technical speakers, Mina Dawood who spoke on the rehabilitation and repair of steel H-piles, and Longtime ASCE su...

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"Thank You" to all who attended the January Branch Meeting. The meeting featured Dyan Gibbens who gave an interesting presentation about the use of drones for civil engineering projects as well as in the oil & gas industry. In January the Houston Branch sent three branch delegates to the ASC...

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We had another great December Branch meeting at St. Arnolds Brewery. The meeting featured Ted Kitchens, Director of Planning and Programing for the Houston Airport System. Mr. Kitchens shared the development plans for the space port at Ellington Field. December was also our annual Christmas Toy Dr...

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We had a great November Branch Meeting, featuring Roger Hoh and Gary Meyers as they discussed the Port of Houston expansion projects. As in years past, the December Branch Meeting we will be at St. Arnold's Brewery. The meeting will be held on Tuesday December 15, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will f...

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Thanks you to all who attended our October Joint Engineering Society Meeting on October 13. We had a great debate between several of the leading candidates running for the City of Houston Mayoral position. Thanks to Steven Costello, Ben Hall, Chris Bell, and Adrian Garcia for providing their time an...

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Welcome to the start of the 2015-2016 ASCE Houston Branch year. What a privilege it was to have Brigadier General (Ret) Joe E. Ramirez, Jr as our keynote speakers for our September Branch meeting. He gave a truly inspiring message about leadership which was very appropriate as we welcomed our incomi...

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