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Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From September 16, 2014 6:00 pm to September 16, 2014 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    On Tuesday September 16th we'll be meeting up with our friends from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association for a networking happy hour! We'll be meeting up at the Zinc Cafe Market & Bar in the up and coming Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. 

    This event is casual and all are welcome. RSVP not required, but encouraged (so we can have an idea of who from our group will be attending). 

    We hope to see you there! Click here for event flyer.

    2014-09-16 18:00:00
    2014-09-16 21:00:00
  • From September 19, 2014 8:00 am to September 19, 2014 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF is hosting an one-day technical seminar featuring the industry's best practices in construction claims management. The workshop leaders will include Mr. Joe Seibold, P.E., Executive Vice President of ARCADIS and Ms. Christi Fu, P.E., Project Claims Analyst at ARCADIS. This is a great program for members who are involved in construction projects or who would like to learn more about construction management and avoidance of claims. A total of 7 PDH and/or 7 MCLE credit hours can be earned by participating in this seminar. Click here to view flyer for class schedule and information.

    Click here to register for the event. Please contact Sean Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    2014-09-19 08:00:00
    2014-09-19 17:00:00
  • From September 20, 2014 7:45 am to September 20, 2014 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come out for a day of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and ASCE LA YMF in Glendale, CA. We will be working on a new build site of 3 individual, 3 story homes. This is an all-day event, so be prepared with snacks, water, sunscreen, and construction-appropriate attire! Volunteers must arrive at the site and be ready for volunteering by 7:45AM and the shift ends at 4:00PM. LA YMF will provide lunch for the volunteers.

    To sign up for this event, Click Here on the Volunteer Calendar. On the Habitat for Humanity's Volunteer Calendar, scroll to September 20, 2014 and click on the “Chestnut Homes – Private Shift” event, type in the code LAASCE, and from there you will be asked to either create an account or sign in. You may be prompted to enter additional information, fill out liability forms, and/or complete an online orientation. Once you’ve signed up online, you should receive an email confirming that you are scheduled for Saturday, September 20th.

    If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know. Please also RSVP with Kaitlin Hannon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) after completing the Habitat for Humanity's online sign-up process.

    2014-09-20 07:45:00
    2014-09-20 16:00:00
  • From September 24, 2014 6:00 pm to September 24, 2014 7:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Although engineers are highly skilled in applying technical know-how to solve complex problems and build magnificent projects, they often lack the soft skills needed to climb the corporate ladder.

    “Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career” is a seminar in which author Anthony Fasano, P.E., provides the missing link between technical and social intelligence by educating engineers on how to develop interpersonal communicative skills, build an effective network, work through challenges, and set clear career goals.

    Click here to view flyer. This event is FREE for students and ASCE Members! Non-Members are only $10.

    Click here to register for the event. Please contact the event coordinator, Thuy Nguyen, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


    2014-09-24 18:00:00
    2014-09-24 19:30:00
  • From September 25, 2014 8:00 am to September 27, 2014 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    The Institute for Engineering Career Development (IECD) will be hosting a leadership series for young, motivated engineers in Southern California on Sept 25th-27th at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The 3-day event will feature sessions by some of today's top civil engineering leaders, professional development speakers, as well as local technical tours and many fun networking opportunities. Topics include:

    Keys to Effective Communication
    Business Development for Engineers
    How to Apply Strategies to Get Immediate Results
    Mastermind Group Coaching Workshop
    NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center Technical Tour
    And much more...

    ASCE members will receive discounted pricing. Tickets sell quickly so sign up early to make sure you don't miss out! More information can be found at www.IECDfallmeetup.com or by emailing Betty Arellano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2014-09-25 08:00:00
    2014-09-27 16:00:00
  • From October 02, 2014 2:30 pm to October 02, 2014 4:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a tour of the $234M Repair and Reuse Project of Downtown’s iconic Hall of Justice. Built in 1925, the original building served as the former county jail, housing such notable arrestees as “Bugsy” Siegel, Robert Mitchum, and Charles Manson.  The building has been closed since 1994 after suffering damage from the Northridge Earthquake.

    The 335,000 square-foot Hall of Justice will feature seismic upgrades, 308,000 square feet of office space, new interior shear walls and drag beams, and new MEP systems that tie into the building's existing central plant. Additional renovations include adding a museum area and kitchen and removing two floors of former jail cells to create head room for office space. Preserving the historic building's original aesthetic, the project team will pin and clean all exterior granite, restore the loggia and staircases, and refurbish all elevator cabs and entrances. In addition, the project includes a 1,000-space parking structure. The Hall of Justice anticipates earning LEED Gold Certification.

    Due to re-open early next year, the Hall will serve as the home of the LA Sherriff's Department and members of the LA County District Attorney's staff — both former tenants of the building. 

    The tour is free but has limited space so make sure to RSVP by October 1st is you'd like to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    See attached flyer for more info. 

    2014-10-02 14:30:00
    2014-10-02 16:30:00
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2014-2015 Board of Directors

ASCE LA YMF is proud to officially announce our new 2014-2015 Board of Directors!  Please help us welcome them into their new positions by joining us at the MLAB Awards and Installation Dinner this Fall (details to be announced).  We look forward to a very successful year and thank everyone for your continued commitment and support.

Executive Board

Past-President – George Huang

President – Jane Tran

President Elect – Phillip Davies

Vice President – Sabrina Rivera

Treasurer – Michael Howie

Secretary – Zsolt Horvath


Committee Chairs

PE Review Chair – Ruwanke Purasinghe, Kayvan Mahramzadeh, Tina Tran

Scholarship Coordinator – Jinny Huang, Cindy Huang

Social Events Coordinator – Emi Fuji, James Suk

Sports Events Coordinator – Anish Saraiya

Student Night Job Fair/Awards Banquet – Nazanin Hajaty, Sean Ryan, Nargiss Majrooh

University Outreach Coordinator – Benjamin Baker, Ben Wong

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition – Linda Luu, Laura Rockett

Community Service – Kaitlin Hannon

Historian – Paul Choy

K-12 Outreach – Julian Garcia, Michael Howie, Brian Phan

Membership – Dana Robertson

LA Section YMF Newsletter Editor – Dana Wall

Professional Development Coordinator – Thuy Nguyen

Engineer’s Week Chair – Sabrina Rivera, Xiaomin You

CANstruction Chair – Kaitlin Hannon

Webmaster – (Consultant)


Jane Tran, P.E., President-Elect
George Huang, P.E., President
LA YMF Nomination Committee


2013 Website Award

LA YMF Calendar


09.19.2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ASCE Technical Seminar: Best Practices in Construction Claims Management


09.20.2014 - 09.22.2014
Presidents & Governors Forum (PGF) and Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS)


09.20.2014 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and LA YMF


09.23.2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PE Review Course: Seismic


09.24.2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Engineer Your Own Success Presentation

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