December 2019 Newletter Print

President's Report

We are in the holiday mode and would like to wish all of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving and a warm and happy Christmas.  We have posted several events on our web site including the upcoming holiday for both the branch and YMF.  Please join us to have a good time and cherish these festivities.    


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Membership Spotlight

Engineer of the Year Download application form HERE

Does your office have that one person who everyone goes to for help, who can find the solution when everyone else is stumped, or who can work a miracle on an impossible project/deadline?  Tell us about the superstar of your office/jobsite so they can be recognized for all their hard work.

Project of the Year   Download application form HERE

Have you worked on a challenging and interesting project this year?  Share the challenges, obstacles, and solutions that were encountered.  Your project could be awarded as Project of the Year.

Monthly Member Spotlight Monthly Member Spotlight Found HERE

Do you have a great coworker?  Is your boss amazing?  Does your office have a rising star?  Has someone in your office earned their PE?  Tell us about them.  We would love to feature our community's hardworking engineers in our next Newsletter. 


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Upcoming Meetings


ASCE Holiday Party and Ugly Sweater Contest

Registration Ends December 10th

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   Hamilton with Transportation to Pantages

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January 15, 2020 General Meeting

Lisheng Shao, Ph.D, PE, GE

Chief Engineer

Hayward Baker, Inc. /Keller North America 

Dr. Shao serves as the Chief Engineer of Special Projects, Hayward Baker/Keller North America, in charge of ground improvement design, analysis, quality control, and technology development. His work focused on liquefaction mitigation, soft soil improvement under heavy building structures, excavation support, and dam rehabilitation, by vibro stone columns, soil mixing, jet grouting, micropiles, compaction grouting, fracture grouting and permeation grouting, etc. He joint Hayward Baker, Inc in 1997.


He is a Professional Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer registered in California, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Alberta. He received his PhD degree in 1995 from North Carolina State University. He has published over 50 technical papers in geotechnical engineering.

Ground Improvement for Excavation Support and Ground Water Cut-off
Ground Improvement improvements have been widely used to mitigate soil liquefaction and lateral spreading hazards and to increase soft clay bearing capacity and reduce footing settlement. It can also be used for the excavation support and ground water cur-off. This presentation provides case histories of various ground improvement technologies, such as soil mixing, jet grouting, and chemical grouting.  

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Please consider becoming a sponsor for the Santa Barbara/Ventura Branch of ASCE.  All our meetings for the 2020 year are available to sponsor and have months open for general meeting topics if you or your company has a project or topic you would like to present. 

Our sponsors last year helped us provide scholarships to 4 amazing high school seniors who started their academic journey in Civil Engineering this fall.  We would appreciate any help your company could to provide so ou branch can awards scholarships to our future engineers in 2020.

Donations can be at on our website HERE

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Checks can be mailed with our donation form that can be found HERE 

Sponsorship Benefits: 

  • Advertise your company on our website
  • Post job openings on our website and Newsletter
  • Feature you company and/or one of your projects at our general meetings
  • Promote technical advancement in our industry
  • Encourage professional communication and networking in our community


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Help us make the Santa Barbara/Ventura Branch of ASCE better.  Below is a survey that will help us get a better idea as to what you would like to get out of you membership.  The first 3 people to complete the survey will get a prize.






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