ITE’s Ninth General Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Gianfranco Laurie

gianfrancoMr. Laurie has over 6 years of experience in both civil and traffic engineering designs. He has worked on a number of transportation improvement projects. He prepares and finalizes plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E) documents. His recent projects have involved a multi-use trail, street improvements, traffic control, traffic signals, and signing and striping.

Mr. Laurie will present Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail Project, in the City of Laguna Niguel. He is responsible for the preparation of roadway/bike trail signing and striping, traffic signal modification, and in-roadway warning lights designs. Mr. Laurie will provide a quick overview of the project and afterwards will lead the class into a workshop. The workshop will be preparing preliminary signing and striping, traffic signal modification, and in-roadway warning lights design plans. Workshop will be tailored for students as a potential work task for entry level engineers.

ITE’s Sixth General Meeting w/ RSBITE President Jonathan Hofert

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Jonathan Hofert, P.E., T.E., PTOEHofert, Jonathan A.
Senior Traffic Engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff

ITE’s general meeting is Thursday, January 23rd during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Jonathan Hofert as our guest speaker. He will be discussing his path to becoming President of the Riverside San Bernardino section of ITE (RSBITE) Section and his current Transit related project he is currently working on (Expo2 LRT and Metro IRWL). Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Jonathan is an engineer with 7 years of experience in traffic and transportation engineering design, he started off by working as an Intern for the City of Corona in 2003, and then he worked for RBF Consulting and now he is working for Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior engineer in the traffic engineering group. I joined ITE after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Transportation. I continued my education at Cal Poly Pomona by receiving a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation. His passion for Cal Poly did not stop at two degrees, he continues is a part time lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona teaching such classes as Highway Lab and advising senior projects. He is familiar with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and various Southern California counties’ and cities’ design standards, guidelines, rules and regulations, which he acquired while working on transportation projects throughout the region. Among the many tasks he has performed are traffic design, transportation planning and traffic studies, transportation safety related research, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) design, highway geometric design, and construction management services. Jonathan’s traffic and transportation detailed expertise includes traffic signal, traffic control, signing/striping, signal timing, signal/stop/lighting warrant analysis, and lighting design. In addition to his engineering expertise, Jonathan is proficient in using a variety of traffic and civil engineering software.

Recap – ITE’s Fifth General Meeting

ITE Cal Poly Pomona held its 5th General Meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The guest speakers for the meeting were three recent graduates from Cal Poly Pomona: Daniel David, Jr., Jesse Morton, and Said Yahya. You can learn more about each speaker at: http://itecpp.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/winter-quarter-kick-off-meeting/.

Each speaker talked about their experience in Transportation Engineering during and after their undergraduate studies. Daniel, who is an Civil Associate for RBF Consulting, lectured about his time as an intern for Riverside County Transportation and RBF, as well as some of the current projects he is working on, such as an interchange improvement of I-10/Jefferson in Indio, CA. Jesse, a Cost Engineer at Parsons, presented on improving the SR-91 corridor, in which he is responsible for budgeting, charting and tracking, invoicing, and reporting. Said, an Associate Engineer at Parsons, informed the audience about his contribution to the 71/91 Interchange Project. Each speaker concluded by giving advice to students, encouraging them to never stop learning, listen and learn from others, and be patient.

Among the General Announcements:

  • T-shirt designs have been voted, and will be delivered to members at the next meeting.
  • ITE and ASCE will hold a joint Technical Tour to the Metro Gold Line – M&O Facility on January 17th. Registration is sold out.
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be having an ITE Student Conference on February 15-17. Registration is $40 until January 15. Contact Mark Shisler for more information: mdshisler@csupomona.edu
  • Cal Poly Pomona will be holding this year’s UCTC Conference. More information coming soon.

Upcoming Events:

  • SoCal ITE Meeting – Wednesday, January 15
  • RSBITE Vendor Show – Thursday, January 16

See you at our next meeting on Thursday, January 23!

ITE’s Fifth General Meeting w/ Three CPP Alumni

Daniel DavidDaniel David

Mr. Daniel David, Jr. is a Civil Associate at RBF Consulting at their Ontario, CA office. He recently graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in Civil Engineering-General Option in June of 2013. Though a recent graduate, Daniel entered the engineering industry this past summer with 4 years of combined intern experience at the County of Riverside’s Transportation Department and at RBF Consulting. He currently works in the Transportation-Public works department at RBF Consulting, where he takes on an involved role in highway and managed lanes projects. This week, Daniel will be discussing what to expect in transportation industry as an intern and new graduate.

Jesse MortonJesse Morton

My name is Jesse Morton and I am a recent graduate of Cal Poly Pomona.  I graduated with my BS in Civil Engineering General Option in June 2013.   I was born and raised in Diamond Bar and have been local to Cal Poly my entire life.

Currently I am working at Parsons Corporation as a Cost Engineer on the SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project.   I have been in this position Continue reading

CPP and UCLA LAX Tech Tour – Guest Post by Leslie Situ

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ITECPP was invited to join UCLA’s ITE Student Chapter on a joint tech tour at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 25th. The students were taken on a bus and driven around the surface level of the airport. The tour consisted of information on how airport operations are run and information about the different planes coming in and out of the airport.LAX Tout

The airport has 4 runways total; the southern side contains the longest ones at 12,000 feet and 11,000 feet. The other two runways located at the northern section of the airport are 10,000 feet and 9000 feet.

The students were taken on the southern side of the airport where the cargo airlines are located along with the catering companies. During the tour, students were able to witness many planes landing and taking off at a close up view while stationed at the end of the runway. There are around 1700-1800 operations happening per day at the airport with a peak of 2200 operations. During the peak hours there is an amazing view of the variety of planes queuing up in line ready to take off on all runways.LAX tour

Tom Bradley International terminal recently completed their phase 1 and opened to travelers, with the project costing 2.9 billion dollars the terminal will be opening in a series of phases. It will consist of new terminals that are able to handle new bigger aircrafts like the Airbus A380, which is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. The students were taken along the runway and were able to see the Tom Bradley International Terminal from the outside where the Airbus A380’s were parked.

By going to this tech tour students were able to learn about the different operations happening within the airport and the different improvements that are implemented to accommodate different types of aircrafts. Airplanes are one of the different modes of transportation, and this was a great opportunity for students to relate to.

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