July 2, 2018
July Happy Hour and More
Read below for information on the July Happy Hour and the August Luncheon.
July 12th Phoenix Branch Happy Hour
The Branch will not have a luncheon in July, however, will host a $0 cost happy hour on July 12 at O.H.S.O. in Arcadia! In addition to Phoenix Branch and Younger Member Forum membership, the following organizations have been invited: AZ Section Board, EWRI, Geo-Institute, UESI, and the Society of American Military Engineers. Please RSVP (register) for drink count. Register Here

See the Event Flyer for additional details.

August 8th Luncheon
ADOT: Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project Delivery Update

Speakers: Steve Mishler, PE, ADOT Project Manager, and Doug LaMont, PE, Design Manager with Connect 202 Partners. 

The presentation will provide an overview of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project, the largest public works project in Arizona history. The current project budget is $1.7 billion (R/W, demolition, utilities, design, construction). ADOT partnered with a private developer (Connect 202 Partners) in 2016 to design, build, and maintain the freeway for 30 years. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late 2019. ADOT and Connect 202 Partners will provide a brief project overview, current status, photos via drone, new construction techniques, and lessons learned.

Time: Registration Begins at 11:30 AM
Location:   Because 3419 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Registration: Members: $25 Non-Members: $30

Civil Engineering High School Club Wins SJWP Regional Competition
The Branch is working with the Hamilton High School (Chandler) to maintain a Civil Engineering Club at the high school. Immediate Past President Frederick Tack began this outreach effort in 2017. Kent Lall took over the lead starting January 2018. The Club meets every other Thursday. For most of the spring semester, the Club members have worked on projects to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. Three teams worked on projects concerned with water purification, improving existing treatment systems, and desalination. One team completed the project in time for submission to the Regional Competition. This team consisting of Ryan Widjaja, Lindsay Chen and Gabriel Wang went on to win the Regional Competition! The team is now invited to attend the national SJWP competition at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, June 15-17, 2018. All travel related expenses for the team to travel to the national competition are provided by the Arizona Water Association and the Water Environment Federation. Wish them luck as by winning the national, they could be traveling to Stockholm yet! The team wishes to acknowledge all the mentors who helped them along the way this year and particularly Frederick Tack who got them started on the project.

If you are interested in finding out more about this effort and/or would like to help starting next Fall, please contact Phoenix Branch Outreach chair, Kent Lall at kentlall@pdx.edu.
President's Comments
  • If you have ideas for future luncheon presentations, training opportunities, or other ideas you would like to see implemented, please let us know.
  • Reach out to any officer if you want to get more involved.

Rob Lyons, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE
JE Fuller, ASCE Phoenix Branch President
Sponsor Spotlight
The ASCE Phoenix Branch would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsor Terracon for helping fund learning, networking, and professional activities in the Phoenix Area.