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October 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.What differentiates a pond from a lake? a.The amount of light that hits the bottom b.A pond is anything 5 acres or less c.The c...

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President's Message

The Branch was excited to join with the Houston Contractor's Association (HCA) for our annual meeting on August 27. The event featured Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Judge Emmett shared his perspectives on the County, its relationship with other local governments, and State government. The Judg...

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September Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. ’79 Brigadier General, USA (Ret) Commandant, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Brigadier General Joe Ramirez is a native of Houston, Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Texas Aggie Band in the Corps ...

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September Technical Speaker 1

Dewatering: Site Investigation, Methods, Analysis and Design, and Construction Zahra Baratian is a Hydrologist Engineer at Griffin Dewatering. Baratian joined Griffin technical team in December 2012 where she manages the Engineering, Design, Computational modeling and Hydrological studies. She i...

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September Technical Speaker 2

The Devil is in the Details - Pitfalls in Personal Finaces and Investing Jared Jameson, CFP, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer When the space shuttle Challenger exploded, few would have guessed it was due to a faulty seal in the rockets’ O-rings. Likewise, in financial planning...

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September Branch Meeting Sponsor

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Established in 1975, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. provides a comprehensive range ofcivil engineering and surveying services for municipal, drainage, transportation, traffic, and land and site development projects throughout Texas. Each project is managed ...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy September Everyone, We have a couple events coming up that I hope you’ll get excited for! There will be a social event at Fox and the Hound in the Energy Corridor on Westheimer, just west of Beltway 8. That will be on September 17th starting at about 5:30, so swing by for a little bit a...

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Treasurer's Report

As of September 2, 2015 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,247.31 Checking $ 32,235.24 Total $ 109,922.55

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3394 members. 81% of all National renewals (2362 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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September 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! Bricks placed in a certain orientation are given names to identify their orientation, using a standard full size Brick, and 3d coordinates H...

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President's Message

In June, the Branch welcomed Jeffrey K. A. Brown, Chief Infrastructure Officer for the Houston Airport System. Devon Tiner, Assistant Director of Design for HAS was also in attendance. Jeffrey provided an update on the Airport's CIP and long range plans at all three Houston area airports, Bush I...

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August Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Topic of discussion will be the rapid growth in the county and the need for infrastructure in the region.

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August Branch Meeting Sponsor

CivilCorp, LLC, has been providing planning and design services of the highest quality for over 15 years in the Victoria, Houston, Round Rock and Yoakum areas. CivilCorp specializes in offering infrastructure, transportation, site development engineering, and construction engineerig and inspect...

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Younger Member's Report

Happy August, I hope you’re handling the summer heat well enough, and your electric bills aren’t too high from all the A/C. We don’t have any younger member activities planned for the next month just yet, but we are working on some events right now, so stay tuned for more informat...

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Treasurer's Report

As of August 10, 2015 Paypal $ 440.00 Savings $ 77,240.75 Checking $ 28,081.45 Total $ 105,762.20

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Membership Report

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3362 members. 81% of all National renewals (2338 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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August 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! Chain link fence was first produced in the United States in which year? a. 1938 b. 1948 c. 1898 d. 1958 e. 1978 Glass block has an R-...

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President's Message

In May, the Branch welcomed Mark Loethen, P.E., CFM, PTOE, Deputy Directory of Public Works & Engineering for the City of Houston. Mark provided an update on the City's engineering criteria and CIP. In his position with the City, Mark oversees a 700 employee division that is responsible for r...

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