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President's Message

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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June Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Dale A. Rudick, P.E. - Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering, City of Houston Dale A. Rudick, P.E., was appointed as the Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering for the City of Houston on August 20, 2014. The Department of Public Works and Engineering Direc...

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June Technical Speaker 1

Exploring Texas Boundaries Michael Hoover, RPLS, LSLS, CFM This presentation will be a condensed version of a current TSPS sponsored course entitled “Exploring Texas Boundaries”. We will take a look at the State of Texas boundary lines and touch on the history and events leading to ...

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June Technical Speaker 2

Analysis of Maximum Probable Storm Surge at the South Texas Project Site James R. (Bob) Bailey, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Exponent conducted an analysis of storm surge inundation at a nuclear plant operated by South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC). The analysis reflected current best...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy June Everyone, Hope everyone is staying dry so far and ready for a busy summer with ASCE! First and foremost, as I formally congratulate all of our scholarship recipients this month that were mentioned at the May branch meeting, I also want to speak for all of the younger member group in tha...

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3359 members. 84% of all National renewals (2321 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2015-2016 ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report Report Date Total Assi...

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2015-2016 ASCE Houston Branch Meeting Schedule

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 Lunch Meeting Agenda – 11 AM Tech Sessions; 11:45 AM Announcements & Lunch; 12:15 Main ...

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Treasurer's Report

As of June 6, 2016 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,305.23 Checking $ 44,734.86 Total $ 122,480.09

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June Trivia

June Trivia/Puzzle Something to do this summer: get out the map and metal detector. An unsolved treasure hunt in the Houston area. There is a ceramic case buried somewhere in Houston that contains a key. This key is said to be redeemable for a gemstones in New York. The Image http://thesecret.pb...

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President's Message

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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May Branch Meeting Main Speakers

Developing the New Ship Channel Bridge Project John C. Tyler, P.E., is the Deputy Director of Engineering for the Harris County Toll Road Authority. Mr. Tyler joined HCTRA in 2005. As Deputy Director of Engineering, John’s responsibilities include overseeing the development of projects th...

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May Technical Speaker 1

North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP): Untangling the Downtown Loop Darrin J. Willer, P.E., F.SAME - Vice President and Project Director with HNTB The North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) consists of alternatives development and analysis in support of an Environmental Im...

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May Technical Speaker 2

Soldier Piers: Design and Installation for Residential Basement Construction John M. Clark, P.E. - Principal and Owner of John Milton Clark Engineers Inc. Paper will include: 1) Background and Site discussion 2) Options considered 3) Modulus of Subgrade Reaction discussion 4) Design Methods ...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy May Everyone, Summer is upon us and hopefully those of you who are planning vacations will still be able to make time for all of the events we have coming up! Last month, we started out with a technical activity at the offices of Terracon Consultants on April 5, featuring Todd Rogers, a cert...

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Treasurer's Report

As of May 4, 2016 Paypal $440.00 Savings $77,298.69 Checking $31,436.53 Total $109,175.22

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3316 members. 84% of all National renewals (2277 members) elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your strong ASCE participation! 2015-2016 ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report Report Date Total Assi...

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2015-2016 ASCE Houston Branch Meeting Schedule

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 Lunch Meeting Agenda – 11 AM Tech Sessions; 11:45 AM Announcements & Lunch; 12:15 Main ...

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May Trivia

May Trivia Match these Presidents to the following occupations 1. George Washington 2. Jimmy Carter 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. Abraham Lincoln 5. James Garfield 6. Herbert Hoover A. Studied Nuclear engineering for one year in college and worked on submarines while in the Navy. In graduate school...

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President's Message

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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April Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Flood Risk Management: ASCE's Call for National Strategy Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E. - Interim Deputy Director, Engineering and Construction Division, City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineereing Among the great challenges the U.S. faces today is recognizing the magnitude of ris...

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