Happy Holidays from the ASCE Austin Branch!

GENERAL MEETING: DECEMBER 18 / 11:30 AM / PHILLIPS EVENT CENTER


Speaker: Rick D. Strong, P.E., the Director of Licensing for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Rick oversees the review of all PE applications, Firm registrations, EIT certifications and renewals in the State of Texas. The Licensing division reviews more than 3,000 PE applications per year and handles the renewals for close to 66,000 licensed Texas PEs and approximately 11,000 registered engineering Firms.

Topic: End-of-year Ethics session

Knock out your PDH for ethics training at this month’s Branch meeting!

Texas Engineering Practice Act and Rules Trivia:

137.17 (c) Every license holder is required to obtain 15 PDH units during the renewal period year. 

137.17 (d) A minimum of 1 PDH per renewal period must be in the area of professional ethics, roles and responsibilities of professional engineering, or review of the Texas Engineering Practice Act and Board Rules. PDH units carried forward may not be counted to meet the professional ethics requirement.

Meeting Sponsor: The Rios Group, Inc.

The Rios Group, Inc. (TRG) is a minority-woman owned Texas Corporation, established in 2012, and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. With additional offices located in Dallas, Houston (The Woodlands), Austin (Round Rock) and San Antonio, TRG maintains a team of over 45 people. TRG was recently recognized by Oncor as the 2017 Rising Star of the Year for Diverse Suppliers, and by the City of Austin - Small & Minority Business Resources as one of the 2018 Small Businesses of the Year.

TRG specializes in providing full service professional Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and Utility Coordination (UC). Over the last 6 years, TRG has provided responsive, reliable results throughout Texas serving clients in a variety of markets, including TxDOT roadway work, airports, rail, water and wastewater, electric transmission and commercial development. Our knowledge, experience and familiarity with diverse Texas communities saves our clients from costly utility delays on civil design and construction projects.

The Rios Group is certified as a HUB with the State of Texas and as an MBE/WBE with the City of Austin.

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President's Message

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Greetings all and Happy December!

With the holiday season upon us, 2018 is coming to a close.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Austin Branch members, volunteers, officers, and committee chairs for making ASCE such a special organization to be a part of. Thank you for making this past year a success! Through my journey with ASCE Austin Chapter, I have met so many wonderful engineers.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be engaged in this organization and profession and proud to be part of this organization.  I will continue to work to advance our profession in 2019.  As you think about upcoming New Year’s resolutions, please consider a professional one – becoming more involved with ASCE! It is easy, fun, rewarding and appreciated…