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Welcome to the ASCE Houston Branch Newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership.  

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President's Message

Dear members,

During the first month of the new fiscal year, we had several events and initiatives that were successful. To name a few, our Annual Joint Engineering Societies Meeting held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 had about 160 people in attendance. This was the largest meeting of the ASCE Houston Branch in the past 3 years. I want to thank our keynote speaker Mr. Patrick Gant, Deputy Director of Transportation Planning and Development with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). I also want to thank the following participating local organizations for their collaboration at this meeting:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC Houston Chapter)
  • America Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE Houston Section)
  • American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE)
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA Houston Chapter)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB Central Houston Professional Chapter)
  • Houston Hispanic Architects & Engineers (HHAE)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Houston/Galveston Post)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE Houston Area Section)
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE Greater Houston Chapter)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE Greater Houston Section)
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS Houston Chapter)

The Houston Branch was a co-host of the METRONext Question & Answer Session regarding the proposed bond to invest in and improve the Houston region transportation systems. Our keynote speaker, Ms. Carrin Patman, METRO Chairman discussed the purpose of the proposed bond and reminded us that Election Day for the bond is on November 5th.  As your President, I encourage you to exercise your right to vote. This is a privilege that should not be taken lightly.

I hope to see you at the November Branch Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the HESS Club from 5-7:30pm. Our keynote speaker is Mrs. Carol Ellinger Haddock, Director, City of Houston Public Works.

I am available for any questions or comments about the ASCE Houston Branch, so do not hesitate to contact me.

Julia P. Clarke, PE

[email protected]

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Featured Articles

Special SEI Technical Session - November 2019

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, P.E., ASCE Global President-Elect

SEI Houston has invited Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, P.E., as the speaker for their monthly technical session on Tuesday, November 26th. Dr. Briaud is ASCE Global’s President-Elect for the 2020 term. He will be presenting on “Scour at Bridges”. For more information or to register, please see the Calendar of Events below or on the ASCE Houston website.

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

Harris County Development Stakeholder Meeting

November 04, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055

Presented by Harris County Engineer John Blount

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Texas COPRI Quarterly Meeting

November 13, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

5222 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Texas COPRI goals are to enhance the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge for members engaged in sustainable development and protection of coasts, oceans, ports, and waterways.

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YM - Buffalo Bayou Volunteer Event

November 16, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Park Office
1803 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Cleaning up along the Buffalo Bayou.

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EWRI DeCanstruction Volunteer Event

November 17, 2019
6:30 AM to 10:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston , TX 77010

EWRI Volunteer Event

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November 19, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

5430 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77056


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SEI Technical Session

November 26, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

10370 Richmond Ave, Suite 475
Houston, TX 77042

Scour at Bridges

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November 2019 Younger Member's Report


Previous Events YM Volleyball Tournament ASCE Younger Members gathered for the annual volleyball tournament. Although the weather was cold we still had a great turnout with over 12 teams attending this year’s event. In the end the team from Eustis Engineering took the title with Halff Asso...

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November 2019 Member Spotlight


November 2019 Membership Report

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November 2019 Treasurer's Report


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