Transportation and Development Institute Chapter (MLAB T&DI)

Genaro Mejia, PE

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Chair

310-578-4462

MLAB T&DI is a local chapter (National Chapter) of the Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE. The goal is to serve the local transportation community by hosting events, creating networking opportunities an forging partnerships. Transportation is an integral part of the fabric for Metropolitan Los Angeles area and MLAB T&DI hopes to bring together the professionals that work to improve it every day.

Air Transport Technical Group

Kash Hadipour, Ph.D., P.E.

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Chairperson

213-622-3706 Office

The Air Transport Technical Group serves the American Society of Civil Engineers, its members and supporters by conducting periodic meetings for the benefit of engineers and architects having an interest in the aviation industry.

Forensic Engineering Group

Debanik Chaudhuri, Ph.D., G.E.

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(949) 242-6008 Chair

The practice of Forensic Engineering is the objective investigation of conditions related to material, equipment or construction failures and accidents, including those involving human factors or catastrophic events, the technical evaluation of those conditions and the application of engineering principles to determine the cause of such failures and accidents. Full services of Forensic Engineering can include the preparation of engineering reports and service as an expert witness in matters of litigation

Geotechnical Engineering Technical Group

Keyvan Fotoohi

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Chair

The mission of the Geotechnical Engineering Group is to provide members with opportunities to expand and share their knowledge and expertise of geotechnical engineering and geotechnical construction, particularly as it relates to the unique environment of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch area.

Hydrology and Hydraulics Group

John E. Shamma, P.E.

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Chair

(213) 217-6409

The mission of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Technical Group is to provide members with opportunities to expand and share their knowledge and expertise of hydrology and hydraulic engineering and construction, particularly as it relates to the unique environment of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch area.

Water Resources Group

David Warren Pedersen, P.E

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Chair

(562) 861-0316

Assistant Division Engineer

Waterworks Division

The mission of the Water Resources Technical Group is to provide members with opportunities to expand and share their knowledge and expertise of water supply, water demand, recycled water, dams, reservoirs, and water resource planning, engineering and construction, particularly as it relates to the unique environment of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch area.

About ASCE MLAB

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) is dedicated to serving its more than 3,000 members locally. MLAB's membership is the largest is the country and its breadth of engineering experience is demonstrated in the many volunteers who give their time and efforts to the betterment of the profession and the society.