Welcome to the golden gate branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Welcome to the San Francisco Golden Gate Branch of the San Francisco Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)! The Golden Gate Branch has many active members throughout the Bay Area and hosts regular meetings, technical and professional presentations, and networking events, as well as provides opportunities for leadership development and community outreach.

The Branch holds regular monthly dinner meetings, which provides its members an opportunity to network with public and private sector engineers from around the Bay Area. Our meetings are usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month and typically alternates between San Francisco and Oakland to focus on projects across the region. We also regularly host joint meetings with the ASCE Technical Institutes. Please join our email mailing list to receive our monthly meeting invite!

The 2018-2019 Executive Board is looking forward to serving our membership and expanding the Branch's reach and community involvement over the next year! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any suggestions and/or questions regarding ASCE.
 

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March Dinner Program: Bulls Head Channel Marine Oil Terminal Improvements

The ASCE Golden Gate Branch March Dinner Program
Bulls Head Channel Marine Oil Terminal Improvements
 
On Thursday, March 22nd, Ted W. Trenkwalder, PE, SE, M.ASCE; Sandy Yee, SE; and Andres Espinoza, PhD, PE will present on the Bulls Head Channel marine oil terminal improvements. The nearly 90-year-old timber trestle was modified, upgraded, and strengthened to meet current operational and seismic demands as well as future climate change. This was the first timber marine structure in the San Francisco Bay Area to be upgraded to satisfy contemporary design Requirements related to operations, seismic activity, and expected rise in sea level.
 
Location:Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Networking: 6:00-6:30
Dinner and Presentation: 6:30-9:00
 
 
The Speakers:
 
Ted W. Trenkwalder, PE, SE, M.ASCE
Mr. Trenkwalder is a civil and structural engineer with 35 years of experience in the design of piers, wharves, and port facilities. He has been responsible for the inspection, analysis, assessment, and repair design for steel, concrete, and timber wharves and terminals on the West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. He was the project manager for the COWI civil/structural design team that led the analysis, design, and permitting of the local Trestle and Wharf Replacement Project.
 
Andres Espinoza, PhD, PE
Mr Espinoza  is a civil and structural engineer with 12 years of experience in the design of wharves, marinas, bridge foundations, and buildings.  He was a structural engineer on COWI's design team for the local Trestle and Wharf Replacement Project. His analysis and design work for this project included new concrete and steel mooring structures, steel framing for pipeway structures, timber cap beam replacement, and concrete float design.
 
Wen Lin, PhD, PE
Mr. Lin is a civil and structural engineer with 16 years of experience in the design of piers, wharves, and port facilities. He is specialized in the seismic design and retrofit of steel, concrete and timber wharves and terminals on the West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. He was the seismic design lead for the COWI civil/structural design team of the local Trestle and Wharf Replacement Project.
 
Sandy Yee, PE, SE 
Ms. Yee is a civil and structural engineer with 19 years of experience in the design of wharves, marinas, and buildings.  She was a structural engineer on COWI's design team for the local Trestle and Wharf Replacement Project. Her analysis and design work for this project included new concrete precast roadways supported by steel frames and new steel framed pipeway structures, as well as repairs including the replacement of timber cap beams and the installation of fiberglass sleeves at damaged timber piles.

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