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January Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Applications for Drones for Oil & Gas and Civil Engineering Projects Dyan Gibbens ASCE Houston’s January Meeting topic will cover drone use in the oil and gas field and how it crosses over into Civil Engineering projects specifically in the construction, soils, environmental, and in...

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January Technical Speaker 1

Improving Electrical Utility Infrastructure Reliability with “Drone” Inspection Technology: Safer, Better, Cheaper! Wes Oliphant, P.E., AWS-CWI, F.SEI, F.ASCE Just as calculators and computers transformed those of us who were taught to use slide rules for engineering calcula...

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January Technical Speaker 2

Chapter 10 Changes to the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual Richard Smith, P.E., PTOE, City of Houston Managing Engineer (ROW, Traffic) Graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s (1994) and Master’s (1997) in Civil Engineering. He spent 9 years in en...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy New Year Everyone, Hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas and a safe and fun new year and is ready to start 2016. As January kicks off and we gear up for another successful year, let’s take a look at how we closed out 2015. Throughout the first and second weeks of December, ASCE Younge...

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Treasurer's Report

As of January 5, 2016 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,273.14 Checking $ 21,967.87 Total $ 99,681.01

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3415 members. 83% of all National renewals (2493 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 A...

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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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January 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! January Trivia How long is the Buffalo Bayou? a. 5 miles b. 19 miles c. 38 miles d. 44 miles e. 52 miles How long is the I-601 Loop? ...

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President's Message

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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December Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Houston Spaceport Director of Planning and Programming for the Houston Airport System

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Younger Member's Report

Happy December Everyone, Hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving and are ready to close out the year. As this year comes to a rapid close and we gear up for 2016, the ASCE Houston Branch Younger Member Forum has several events coming up to help us finish the year strong, but first, let’s ta...

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Treasurer's Report

As of December 8, 2015 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,266.57 Checking $ 22,388.41 Total $ 100,094.98

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3446 members. 82% of all National renewals (2500 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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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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December 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! December Trivia The last volcanic eruption in Texas was when? 1. At least 64 million years ago 2. About 2 weeks ago 3. Around 2 bi...

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President's Message

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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November Branch Meeting Main Speakers

History of the Port of Houston/State of the Port Roger H. HoH, P.E. Director of Project and Construction Management Port of Houston Authority Roger H. Hoh is Director of Project and Construction Management for the Port of Houston Authority. He joined the Port Authority in 2005. ...

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November Technical Speaker 1

International Wind Load Standards Comparison Study for Pipe Rack Modules The latest ASCE report “Wind Loads on Petrochemical and Other Industrial Structures” acknowledges some international documents and resources that guide the practicing engineer who is involved in reviewing designs o...

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November Technical Speaker 2

Ethics Robert Opiela, P.E. Director of Licensing Texas Board of Professional Engineers Robert Opiela has been the Director of Licensing for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers since April 2014. He has over 25 years of engineering experience working for the State of Texas and in the...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy November Everyone, First off, I want to thank everyone who participated in our October events last month. October 1st and 2nd wrapped up our annual civil engineering conference in San Marcos, and the feedback I’ve gotten from the majority of the younger members in attendance was more th...

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