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June Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Jeffrey K. A. Brown, Chief Infrastructure Officer for the Houston Airport System. Mr. Brown is responsible for the planning, design, construction and asset management of all airport system’s physical infrastructure, to consistently provide world-class airport airside, terminal and landside...

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June Technical Speaker 1

Update on Construction at Hobby Airport By: Hensel Phelps - CBIC Michael W Dwight, DBIA - Operations Manager Lane Griffin, LEED AP - Project Superintendent Gary W Perrin, CHC, DBIA - Project Manager

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June Technical Speaker 2

“Riding the Waves of Change: How to manage change for smooth Engineering Project sailing” by Mark Hordes Engineering project initiatives often encounter rough waters because the organization asks employees to do something different. Furthermore initiatives muddy the waters when change...

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June Branch Meeting Sponsor

Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a nationally recognized consulting engineering and testing firm providing integrated services in several disciplines, including geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and engineering, facilities engineering and consulting, environmen...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy June, Check out photos from the 2015 AIA Sandcastle Competition at this link. The event was a great success, and fun for all. Contact YM Chair John Myers for additional information about the following YM events: Bowling Night: Coming soon, date to be rescheduled. Del-Mar Lanes on Mang...

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Treasurer's Report

As of June 4, 2015 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,227.85 Checking $ 24,809.52 Total $ 102,477.37

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3304 members. 81% of all National renewals (2258 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2014-2015 ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report Report Date Total ...

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2014-2015 Branch Meeting Schedule

A meeting schedule for the 2015-2016 calendar year will be provided with the August Newsletter. General Meeting Format: * Typical Fall Dinner Meeting Agenda (October & November) – 5 PM Tech Sessions; 5:45 PM Social 6 PM Announcements & Dinner; 6:45 PM Main Speaker: * Typical Spring ...

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June Trivia

If you want to be the Guest of Honor at the next Younger Member Event, be the first one to get all the answers right! So come on Houston, test your knowledge! 1. A X43A Scramjet has a top speed of 7500 mph. If it could maintain this speed, how long would it take to cross the United States from east...

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May Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, Mr. Rudick will not be able to attend. Instead, we welcome keynote speaker Mark Loethen, P.E., Deputy Director, Planning & Development, City of Houston Public Works and Engineering. Presentation: "Changes Taking Shape at Public Works and Engineering" Dale ...

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May Technical Speaker 1

Geopier® Ground Improvement for Foundation Support Today's building sites often present challenges in the form of variable and complex soil conditions. In Houston, these conditions include marginal soils or undocumented fill materials. Traditional solutions to the problems of low bearing ca...

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May Technical Speaker 2

Current Practice and Innovations in Green Infrastructure Tom Bacus Mr. Tom Bacus, Principal of Sherwood Design Engineers, will present ideas and examples on current practice in Green Infrastructure linking ecology, infrastructure, and design. Examples will be drawn from International, national, a...

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May Branch Meeting Sponsor

Walter P Moore is an international company of engineers, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world’s most complex structural and infrastructural challenges. Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, traffic, transportation, and parking engineering services, we engineer solu...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy May, Well it’s finally time for the 15th Annual Houston Branch Golf Tournament. Regrettably the weather did not cooperate on the 12th, but a rescheduled date is being worked on and updates will follow once the details are confirmed. The good news is that there is still time to sign-up i...

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Treasurer's Report

As of May 4, 2015 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,221.29 Checking $ 32,173.25 Total $ 109,834.54

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3254 members. 82% of all National renewals (2202 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2014-2015 ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report Report Date Total Ass...

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2014-2015 Branch Meeting Schedule

Fall Dinner Meeting September Branch Meeting & Officer Induction Ceremony(at CECON) – 9/16/14 (Tuesday)(4:30 PM to 7:00 PM) – Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550 October Joint Engineering Societies Meeting – 10/21/14 (Tuesday)(5:00 PM to 7:30 P...

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May Trivia

If you want to be the Guest of Honor at the next Younger Member Event, be the first one to get all the answers right! So come on Houston, test your knowledge! 1. Match the state with the length of roadway lane miles per each state. A. Texas B. California C. Illinois D. Kansas E. Minnesota a....

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President's Message

March was an exciting month for the Branch. We welcomed back our Engineer of the Year, Mike Talbott, P.E., D.WRE, who served as keynote speaker and provided an update on the Harris County Flood Control District's programs, projects, and past expenditures. A focal point of the meeting was to rec...

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April Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Update on HCTRA Gary K. Trietsch, P.E. Trietsch is Executive Director of the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA). HCTRA has 120 miles of toll roads in the Houston area. It is a unit of the Harris County government. Trietsch worked in the private sector for over 5 years before becoming Exec...

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