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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

ACEC CA Legislative Visit Day & Board Meeting @ The Citizen Hotel
May 15 – May 16 all-day

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The deadline to book your room at the Citizen Hotel at the discounted room rate of $229 per night is April 15, 2019.

SB 496 Educational Seminar in conjunction with SEAOC @ Degenkolb Offices
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am


The Ins and Outs of California SB 496

A joint program of ACEC CA Bay Bridge and SEAONC

Register today

Date: May 21st, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 AM
Location: Degenkolb Engineers, 375 Beale St. #500,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Cost: $25

In January 2018, new California contracts fall under amended California Civil Code Section 2782.8 as a result of legislation enacted in 2017 known as SB 496.

This joint program of ACEC CA Bay Bridge and SEAONC features insurance and risk specialist to help identify strategies for your firm.

Brett Stewart, J.D., Risk Manager, AXA XL Design Professional. He is responsible for developing risk management and education materials for AXA XL’s architect and engineer insureds with the goals of minimizing the frequency and severity of loss exposures, while focusing on increasing best practices.  Brett interfaces directly with brokers and other valued business partners, the public and various trade organizations in an effort to promote issues that are relevant to the design community. Prior to his role as Risk Manager, he was a Senior Claims Specialist handling design professional claims for seven years. He is a licensed California attorney and was a litigator at two San Francisco law firms for eight years.

Mike Olson, Vice President, Dealey, Renton & Associates, Design Professional Practice Group. Mike’s role at Dealey Renton is the client executive for many of the company’s key client relationships. In addition to insurance placement and consulting, Mike spends his time involved in industry issues related to insurance and risk management.   He is a member of the ACEC National Risk Management Committee and prior to assisting ACEC California’s legislative efforts on Senate Bill 496 worked with ACEC Washington in 2012 on legislation limiting the defense obligation of design professionals in the State of Washington.  Mike is a native of Portland, Oregon and currently resides in Orinda, California.

D. Creighton Sebra, J.D., Clark Hill, PLC. D. Creighton Sebra has extensive litigation experience in the representation of clients in federal and state trial courts. Creighton worked for both a civil engineering contractor and a general building contractor as a project manager as well as a project estimator. This experience within the construction industry, combined with his experience litigating breach of contract matters and construction disputes, allows Creighton to provide invaluable service and expertise in the representation of his clients.

BBC Monthly Lunch Event: Digging Deeper into Bay Area Tunnel Projects @ Sir Francis Drake Hotel
May 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Deadline to register Tuesday, May 28, 3:00pm.

Our expert panel of speakers:

Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Mark Zabaneh, Executive Director, Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Daniel L Wade, PE, GE, Director, Water Capital Projects & Programs, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Alan Johanson, Construction Bureau Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Janet Ng, Associate Engineer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Moderator


Thank you to our tunnel program sponsors!


BBC Monthly Lunch Event: Connections Across the Bay – BART + Capitol Corridor Updates @ Scott's Seafood Jack London Square
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Ellen Smith has been with BART for 25 years and is BART’s Project Manager for the New Transbay Rail Crossing. BART is partnering with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to lead this multi-billion dollar project. Ellen has worked on the SFO Extension and the 10-mile eBART extension from Pittsburg-Bay Point to Antioch. She is a planner with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from USC.

Rob Padgette has more than 20 years of transportation experience in both the public and private sector. He joined CCJPA in 2018 where he serves as the Deputy Managing Director. Prior to joining CCJPA, Rob worked for the Northeast Corridor Commission where he worked with Amtrak, USDOT, and states along the Corridor to develop a coordinated approach to passenger rail. He also served as APTA’s Policy Director from 2007-2010. Rob holds a Masters in Urban Planning and a Bachelors in Political Science from UNC.


Deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, June 24.

Fifth Annual Tri-Association Mixer – SOLD OUT! @ Drake's Dealership
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join your friends from the ACEC CA Bay Bridge and East Bay Chapters, as well NCal PEMA, for an after work event that includes delicious brews and tasty appetizers. No speakers, no agenda…just fun and networking!

ACEC CA Board of Directors Meeting & Leadership Training @ The Westin Long Beach
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

The Leadership Training (Webinar) will take place on Wednesday, July 24, followed by the Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach.

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Bay Bridge & East Bay Chapter’s Golf Workshop and Scholarship Fundraiser @ Lake Chabot Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bay Bridge & East Bay Chapter's Golf Workshop and Scholarship Fundraiser @ Lake Chabot Golf Course

Wish you knew how to putt and swing a golf club, or just want to build upon your current skills … then this event is for you!

NEW!  Public Agency Celebrity Guests!

  • Trinity Nguyen, ACTC
  • Carl Holmes, BART
  • Jenna Caldwell & Adelina Huerta, Contra Costa County Public Works
  • Tim Haile & Randy Iwasaki, CCTA (invited)

Come spend an afternoon with our agency guests, while getting instruction from golf pros. This is not a tournament, but a hands-on clinic that will cover swinging, putting, and chipping. Beginners will learn the basics; intermediate & advanced golfers will be coached for improvement. Then we’ll enjoy networking, drinks & appetizers on the patio.

If you have clubs, bring them; otherwise they will be provided.

Space is Limited! All Abilities Welcome!

Lake Chabot Golf Course, 11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland
$80 per person for ACEC CA or other professional organization members (CMAA, PEMA, SMPS, WTS, SEONC, etc.)
$90 for non-members

ALL proceeds will benefit the ACEC CA Bay Bridge & East Bay Chapters Scholarship Funds

ACEC CA 2019 Strategic Summit and Board Meeting @ Balboa Bay Club
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day
ACEC Fall Conference @ Sheraton Grand Chicago
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day
October Lunch with Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) @ Scott's Seafood
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Our chapter lunch features Doanh Nguyen, Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) Acting Chief Deputy District Director.  The discussion will highlight upcoming business opportunities with District 4. Doanh has also served as Deputy District Director for Program/Project Management since 2014.  Responsible for all capital improvements and resources, Doanh collaborates closely with all local, regional, state and federal partners, private industries and the public to address the Bay Area’s transportation needs.


Thank you to our SILVER SPONSOR!