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2017 Texas Civil Engineering Conference PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:07

Reasons to attend the 2017 Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON):

 

  1. Release of 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure 

  2. Civil Engineering Content Focused on Resiliency 

  3. Breakout Sessions from ASCE’s Texas Institute Chapters

  4. Earn 19 Professional Development Hours 

  5. INFRASTUCTURE as an ASSET Legislative Discussion Panel 

  6. Speakers Include Private Industry Leaders & State Agencies 

  7. History & Heritage Presentations and Lessons Learned 

  8. Texas-Style Relationship Building & TCPA BBQ 

  9. Meet with Exhibitors: Learn about New & Innovative Solutions & Technologies 

  10. Walk Down the Red Carpet at the Annual Awards Banquet 

  11. View a Special Screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World 

  12. Unwind After CECON at the 2nd Annual ASCE Texas YM Camping Trip

 

A special note about the 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure: As you may already know, ASCE Texas Section depicts the condition and performance of Texas’ infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement for categories such as bridges, drinking water, and dams. You may already be familiar with the nationwide report card issued every four years, available here. The Texas Section’s Infrastructure Report Card Committee has been working hard to assess how the needed improvements to Texas’ infrastructure have been addressed since the last report card release in 2012. Our goal for the report card is to assist leaders, and the public, in understanding the investments needed to maintain these critical infrastructure systems.

 

As an ASCE Texas Section member, please be aware of this important tool and use it to start, or continue, the conversation with your community leaders about its infrastructure investment needs. The Section’s Government Affairs Committee is available to help you plan for meetings – contact Chair Tiffany Villarreal, P.E.. Visit the CECON website to register for the conference and attend the 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure release event during the opening ceremony.

 
2017 Election Results PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:05

The results of the 2017 San Antonio Branch ASCE Board and the Younger Members Board elections are as follows.  Congratulations to those of you who won, your term will officially begin in October 2017.   Thank you for all who participated in the elections.

 

Board of Directors

Section Director – John Tyler (Elected 2016 – 2 year Term)

Past President – Amy Stone (Elected in 2015)

President – Deepa Thankavel (Elected in 2016)

President Elect - Luke Reed

Vice President Programs - Chris Van Heerde

Vice President Programs - Marissa Guzman

Treasurer -  Mike Bratten

Secretary - Jizella San Andres

 

Younger Member Board

President – Anna Leija

Vice President – Jose Lozano

Treasurer - Javier Castello

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:07
 
Celebrate the Life of Vernon Allen Wuensche PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:05

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:35
 
Engineers Week 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Now that the new year is upon us, National Engineers Week is coming up and ASCE San Antonio has teamed up with the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) as a co-host for the entire week!! National Engineers Week is from February 19th to the 25th, and our professional organizations have put together a full week of great events. Here is a list of the events being held during that week:

Proclamation Breakfast & Engineer for a Day
ASCE/ASCE YM 'Dream Big' movie showing
Sporting Clays Tournament
SEAoT Scholarship Social
TSPE Past Presidents Luncheon
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Happy Hour
Golf Tournament
Family Fun 5k Walk/Run
Engineer of the Year Banquet & Casino Night

Please take a look at your schedule and plan to attend some, if not all, of these events!! There are many sponsorship opportunities available for your company to market your services or ways you can help support many scholarships that come from the funds made from these events. The week is slated to be another epic one celebrating the profession on engineering. Attached are the registration and sponsorship forms for the events listed above so get your company out there and enjoy the events with your colleagues! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all throughout National Engineers Week!

 

More Details - Click Here

 

 
Focus Group - Autonomous Vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2015 13:45

Greetings, ASCE Members!

 

UT Professor Kara Kockelman* is conducting research in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), and is excited to invite ASCE members and their technical expertise to CAV discussion groups. The focus groups will be conducted to understand participant’s perceptions around automated and connected vehicles, specifically opportunities in infrastructure decisions, city and regional planning, transport and related policy, and economic benefits and barriers.

 

Dr. Kockelman would like to tap into ASCE member’s expertise and likely interest in such fields. AVs & CVs may bring significant differences in traffic patterns and travel times, roadway safety, traveler convenience, and, possibly, emissions and air quality. It is important to get civil engineering leaders talking now.

           

Dr. Kockelman has contracted focus group experts at Austin’s Think Group to lead the discussions, and their staff can arrange to schedule interested citizens with some transportation or engineering expertise into the meetings. (12 persons in each time slot: 12:30 pm)  We will also have researchers, including a technical expert and urban planners, on hand to assist in the discussions, as detailed questions emerge.  We will provide a meal, to keep everyone’s energy up!

 

We are hoping to confirm focus group participants as soon as possible. We’ve struggled booking contacts provided by local MPOs. If you are particularly interested in the discussion topics and would like to reserve a spot, please contact Roshni Patel, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  & 512-637-6153 by Friday of this week.

 

Austin Area’s Focus Group Meetings

When: 2-hour sessions, Tuesday, May 19, 12:30-2:30 pm

Where: 6633 E. Hwy. 290, Ste. 201, Austin, TX 78723

 

San Antonio Area Focus Group Meetings

When: 2-hour sessions, Thursday, May 21,12:30-2:30 pm

Where: AAMPO offices, 825 South St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205

           

We really look forward to hearing your ideas on what opportunities and challenges lie ahead, for the Austin and San Antonio region – its communities, residents, businesses, and public agencies.  Please do join us. 

 

Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you next week!

 

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:58
 
2015 American Society of Civil Engineers Golf Tournament PDF Print E-mail

The Younger Members Group from the San Antonio Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers invites you to their 14th Annual Golf Tournament at the Olympia Hills Golf & Conference Center on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Proceeds will help the San Antonio Branch continue its scholarship program in support of The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter as well as continue to promote civil engineering in the community through activities at the Children’s Museum, continuing education and various mentoring programs at local schools.  The event is open to anyone that would like to participate.

 

Following is a summary of the tournament information:

 

Location:          Olympia Hills Golf & Conference Center

12900 Mount Olympus
Universal City, TX 78148

Phone: (210) 945-4653

 

Date:                      Friday, May 8, 2015

Time:                     12:00 PM Registration & warm-up with 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

Format:                 4 Person Scramble – Additional rules will be provided upon registration.

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Officer Nominations PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 March 2015 07:35

CALL FOR CANDIDATES FOR BRANCH AND YOUNGER MEMBER OFFICERS

Candidates for the 2015-2016 positions of President- Elect, Vice President (Programs), Vice President (Membership), Treasurer, Secretary, Younger Member President, Younger Member Vice President, and Younger Member Treasurer will be received during the period March 30-April 15, 2015. 
 
Applications should include a photo and a paragraph about yourself.  The write-up should be less than 200 words and should focus on your vision for ASCE and any past involvement with organizations or volunteer activities.
 
During the April Branch meeting, we will introduce those running for a position so the membership has an opportunity to place a name with a face.  It is recommended that the applications be completed prior to this meeting on April 13, 2015.  Following confirmation of ASCE membership, voting will begin in late April. 

Please submit the required information no later than April 15, 2015 to:
Ty Turner, President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:28
 
San Antonio Biosolids Workshop PDF Print E-mail

Twenty Years Later: The 503 Regulations and Biosolids Use and Disposal

 

Those who will benefit from attending workshop include: regulators, WWTP personnel & managers, consultants serving WWTPs, and academicians.

Speakers include: USEPA and state regulators, utility managers, and consultants working on biosolids management plans.

Briefly the all-day May 21, 2015 workshop will discuss the 40CFR503 Regulation, updates and possible changes to it. It will also look at how state regulations may differ from the federal regulation. Approaches to preparing a biosolids management plan and case histories of beneficially using biosolids and when necessary disposing of them via landfilling and incineration will be given. A session will be devoted to new and emerging issues of concern.  Handout materials will be provided that include presentation materials including information that was unable to be covered in the presentations.  There will be opportunities to talk with the speakers.

 

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