Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PST
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ASCE Sacramento Capital Branch Board 
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  ASCE Capital Branch Luncheon Meeting


San Mateo/Hayward Bridge’s Orthotropic Deck Riding Surface?

Guest Speaker: Ric Magenti, Senior Bridge Egineer, CALTRANS


A mile long orthotropic steel deck on the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge is included within the six lane wide, 7 mile long bridge crossing the San Francisco Bay.  This orthotropic deck was the first in the United States on a major bridge. Over 40 materials were laboratory tested as candidates for original riding surface of the orthotropic portion of the San Mateo Bridge.   The most promising were field tested on smaller orthotropic bridges.  An epoxy asphalt concrete (EAC) was chosen.  In service for almost 48 years, it was finally replaced in 2015 by a polyester concrete material.  An evaluation of laboratory tests, field performances, and construction practice led to the selection of the initial EAC and replacement polyester concrete riding surface. 


About the Speaker: 

Mr. Ric Maggenti is Senior Materials and Research and a Senior Bridge Engineer.  He is a Professional Engineer in California Government working for Caltrans. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering minoring in Economics (1985) and a BA in History (1979) at California State University, Sacramento.  He has been working for Caltrans since 1983.  From 1992 -1999 he worked as a Materials & Research Engineer at the Caltrans Structure Concrete & Rigid Pavement Unit of the Transportation Laboratory in Sacramento.  Since late 1999 Ric has been assigned to an Office in Toll Bridge Design for the new east spans of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB).  During its construction, he was a design liaison to Caltrans construction staff.  He served this same function for all the new toll bridges constructed and the seismic retro fixes of remaining ones.  Since 2014 he has continued his worked on many other bridge projects and participates on several technical committees.

Sponsorship Opportunity

The ASCE Capital Branch is pleased to announce an opportunity for the Civil Engineering Firms, Contractors and Vendors to sponsor ASCE’s monthly Luncheons. The sponsoring company will have the opportunity to make a brief presentation that is 3 to 5 minutes long and is supported by a few slides in PowerPoint format.  This opportunity will provide the sponsoring company a great marketing opportunity to the local engineering community.  For further information, please contact Jai Singh at (916) 580-9725.    

Community Outreach

TRAVELING? Are you traveling for work or play?  If so, join the Capital Branch in supporting shelters for women and children escaping a violent environment, by collecting those little hotel toiletries that you find in your hotel room.  The Capital Branch will collect them at its meetings and deliver them to the shelter.  Thank you on behalf of the shelters and the women and children who you will be helping. 

Join us on LinkedIn.  The Capital Branch has started a Group Page to make it easier to post announcements about upcoming events of interest to Civil Engineers in the Sacramento area.  To join the group page go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/asce-sac-section-capital-branch-b0148b87

Join us on Facebook. The Capital Branch has started a Group Page to make it easier to post announcements about upcoming events of interest to Civil Engineers in the Sacramento area.  To join the group page go to https://www.facebook.com/ASCE-Sac-Section-Capital-Branch-178312272707468/

Note: Please Login in your ASCE member account and update your personal information like current email, phone, address, company, location, professional achievement, etc. Renew your 2018 ASCE Membership (http://www.asce.org/)

Special Announcement on behalf of City of Sacramento

The 2017 draft of the Stormwater Quality Design Manual for the Sacramento Region is now available for public review! This edition of the Design Manual is based on the 2007 Stormwater Quality Design Manual for the Sacramento and South Placer Regions, but has been revised to incorporate hydromodification management, low impact development design standards, and trash requirements. A copy of the Design Manual can be downloaded using the following link: http://www.beriverfriendly.net/Newdevelopment/ Please review and submit any comments or questions by COB On Thursday November 30, 2017. Please forward to others that may be interested.  

In addition, the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership Permittees will be holding a Public workshop on October 27th from 9:00 to 11:30 AM at the City of Elk Grove City Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way). Please attend for an opportunity to learn about the new requirements and ask questions. Your participation and feedback will be greatly appreciated.