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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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April Technical Speaker 1

"Road Zipper-Moveable Highway Barrier System" Jon McGill Lindsay Transportation Solutions/Barrier Systems Inc. Jon McGill will be presenting an overview of functionality and design of our Road Zipper® quick-change moveable concrete barrier systems for both temporary/work-zone and pe...

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April Technical Speaker 2

Design of Foundations for Dynamic Loads Hobi Kim, Ph.D., M.ASCE Fugro Consultants, Inc. This presentation aims to cover basics and principles of the dynamic response of foundations subjected to machine-type loading. Although the design methodology for foundations supporting vibrating machine...

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April Branch Meeting Sponsor

RODS Subsurface Utility Engineering, Inc. is an innovative women/minority owned civil engineering firm with dedicated professionals committed to providing our clients the highest quality engineering services and solutions. RODS SUE, Inc. has experience and performance in all four quality levels of...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy April All, I hope you’re all excited for the warm weather and have a chance to take advantage of it before it gets to be too hot. We had a trivia night social event at Helfey’s on March 26th with AWWA and WEAT. We also had a great tour of the springwoods village development and g...

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2015-2016 Branch Officer Nominations

Nomination Forms are now being accepted. Have you ever wanted to increase your participation in ASCE by becoming an officer or committee chair of the Branch? Well now is your chance! Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 ASCE year. Serving in a leadership position at the Branch level...

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Shadow an Engineer Day (April 2015)

ASCE Houston hosted a "Shadow an Engineer Day" on Monday, April 6, 2015, where students from a Harmony High School participated by visiting local civil engineering firms and spending time with engineers to see what they really do. The purpose of the shadow an engineer program was to allow students...

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Houston Hobby Airport Festival 2015 (HobbyFest)

Each year, the Houston Airport System facilitates a family fun day near the tarmac at William P. Hobby Airport. The community is invited to view static aircraft displays and enjoy food, games and family-friendly activities. The ASCE Houston Branch hosted a booth for the 3rd year in a row. Bran...

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