I would like to welcome the Class of 2016 to the civil engineering industry. The recent graduates are busy getting acquainted in their new roles and responsibilities and may not be aware of ASCE’s events and programs. I urge our members and industry leaders to encourage the recent civil engineering graduates to become involved with the Younger Member Forum, Branch, Institutes, and the Section. We are just over halfway through 2016 and the ASCE Section and its affiliates have already arranged many successful and fun events including, but not limited to, the Section’s CA Infrastructure Symposium, CI’s Levee Conference, YMF’s golf tournament and summer picnic, CI’s Slurry Wall Specifications Workshop, Branch’s monthly speaker luncheons and SI’s monthly speaker luncheons.

ASCE 2016 Individual Awards will be held on September 28th at the Del Paso Country Club to honor and recognize Sacramento’s engineering and construction professionals for their outstanding contributions to our industry and community.

Please email us about your projects and lessons learned that you would like to share with our members. Communication plays a key factor in the workplace and team projects, as well as personal relationships.  Our civil engineering industry will improve and meet future infrastructure challenges as a result of our members’ improvements, success, and innovation.


Louay M. Owaidat, P.E.
Sacramento Section President