California High Speed Rail ASCE Capital Branch

A Look at the California High-Speed Rail Project

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building, and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the megaregions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs, and preserve agricultural and protected Read more…

Rebuilding Paradise

https://asce-capitalbranch.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/20210622LuncheonMeetingCapitalBranchRebuidingParadise.mp4 ABOUT THE PRESENTATION The Camp Fire of 2018 devastated the Town of Paradise and surrounding areas. This presentation will give a brief overview of the aftermath of the destruction, from clean up efforts to creating safe drinking water to rebuilding the Town. You will be informed of efforts currently underway. ABOUT Read more…

Tire-Derived Aggregate: A Civil Engineering Win-Win for Waste Reduction, Re-Use, and Roadway Repair

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION Santa Barbara County Public Works partnered with the CalRecycle Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) program to reconstruct a failed roadway embankment using recycled tires for the Ortega Ridge Road Slide Repair project, restoring an unsafe road and diverting over 80,000 tires from California’s landfills in the form of (TDA) Read more…

Gerald Desmond Bridge Grand Opening

California’s First Major Cable-Stayed Bridge for Vehicles: The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

The monthly technical luncheon from the ASCE Capital Branch for November 2020 featured a presentation from the Design Review Manager for the $1.47B Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Long Beach, California. This bridge has recently opened to vehicular traffic which signifies a major milestone in this historic bridge project Read more…