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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

BBC Monthly Lunch Event: State Route 37 Resilient Corridor Program @ Scott's Seafood Jack London Square
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Ashley Nguyen
Director, Design & Project Delivery
Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Kevin Chen, P.E.
Principal Transportation Engineer
Design & Project Delivery Section
Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Tickets are available for purchase!

BBC Monthly Lunch Event: “Local Changes for Global Issues at The Port of San Francisco” @ Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The March lunch presentation features Rod Iwashita, Deputy Director, Chief Harbor Engineer;
and Ananda Hirsch, Capital Manager, both with the Port of San Francisco.

Mr. Iwashita is responsible for developing, planning and directing the work of the Port’s Engineering Division, which oversees several major functions including building and encroachment permits, engineering and architectural design, facilities assessment, construction management, and project management. He serves on the Port’s Management Oversight Committee for the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program, participates in the Mayor’s Sea Level Rise Coordinating Committee, and is an active committee member in numerous ASCE initiatives.

Ms. Hirsch prepares and maintains the Port’s ten-year Capital Plan and five-year $580M CIP. She aids in developing procedures for monitoring deliver of capital projects and helps problem solve when project budget challenges arise. She is on the team developing the Port’s first public benefit framework, to ensure that the Port’s economic activities benefit its neighbors, including those in historically disadvantaged communities.

We can’t do it without our sponsors! Thanks to Fugro and Wilson Ihrig, our first two sponsors.

There are two remaining sponsorships available for this program.

A $200 sponsorship benefits:
• One event ticket that includes lunch
• Opportunity to speak for two minutes about your firm
• Seat at the head table with speakers
• Recognition in promotions event emails and at the meeting
• Opportunity to put company brochures and/or a corporate promotional product at each table

If you are interested in program sponsorship please contact Allison Martin.

Swing & Socialize @ Lake Chabot Golf Course
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you passed on career-building networking opportunities because you didn’t know how to play golf or wished you played better?

Then this event is for you!

Come spend an enjoyable afternoon with the golf pros at the Lake Chabot Golf Course. We’ll begin with a hands-on clinic covering swing technique, putting, chipping, golf etiquette and jargon. Then we’ll enjoy wine, beer and appetizers on the patio.

Thursday, April 18

4:00 to 7:00 PM

Lake Chabot Golf Course

11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland

$100 per person

ACEC CA BBC Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Golf Instruction & Camaraderie
  • Especially for Beginners
  • Not a Golf Tournament

All Abilities Absolutely Welcome! Beginners will learn the basics; intermediate and advanced golfers will be coached for improvement.

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

All proceeds will benefit
Scholarship Funds

Register Soon! Space is Limited!

BBC Monthly Lunch Event (Topic/Speaker to Come) @ Scott's Seafood Jack London Square
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

BBC Monthly Lunch Event (Topic/Speaker to Come)

Tickets will be available for purchase in early April.  Stay tuned!

ACEC Annual Convention @ Washington Marriott Wardman Park
May 5 – May 8 all-day
ACEC CA Legislative Visit Day & Board Meeting @ The Citizen Hotel
May 15 – May 16 all-day

Click here for more info.

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!