2020 ASCE Texas Section Updates


ASCE Texas Section Legislative Update >> October 2020

One of the most exciting contributors to this year’s CECON lineup is the Legislative Panel. Despite the challenges we face due to the pandemic, this conference will be held virtually and we expect this panel to be more eventful than ever before. The Panel is scheduled for Thursday, November 5 at 4:00 PM CT. We have a full slate of both State Representatives and State Senators from across Texas to answer questions related to infrastructure and …


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Meet ASCE Texas Section Board Member Yan Linwood PE, Structural Engineer / Project Manager, WSP USA Inc.

ASCE has been paramount for my career in terms of growth, professional development, and networking. I personally feel that serving in ASCE has helped me learn to …


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All-Female Triumvirate Leading ASCE Houston

For the first time in its history, the ASCE Houston Branch will be led by three women holding the positions of immediate Branch Past President, President-Elect, and President. Julia Clarke PE, Mahsa Arastoo PE, and Sarah Alvarez PE, respectively, have all taken their unique paths into and through ASCE, and we took some time to learn about each of their stories and hear what they have planned…


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Pandemic Exposes Just How Valuable A Scholarship Program Can Be

Austin Branch launches new Young Member Forum Scholarship

A large portion of the brainstorming that goes on during Young Member Forum (YMF)-Austin Board meetings involves figuring out how we can use our resources and skills to help people. Sometimes the best way we can help is by hosting an event or volunteering our time. Sometimes it is by using our platforms to advertise other events or opportunities. Sometimes, it is as simple as offering up cold hard cash…


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November Technical Webinar >> Risk Management for Underground Construction

Underground construction by tunnel and micro-tunnel involves much different construction methods and has different risks than traditional cut and cover construction for water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure. This presentation will explore best practices for risk management on underground projects including use of a Geotechnical Data Report and Geotechnical Baseline Report, geotechnical instrumentation, risk registers and contract tools that help deliver projects on time and on budget and preserve relations between the Contractor, Engineer and the Owner.

Presented by Brian Gettinger PE, Tunneling Services Leader, Freese and Nichols, Inc.


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