Constitution & Bylaws
Costa Rica Section News/Upcoming activities:
Technical Breakfast: Bridge Structures, their importance within the Costa Rican infrastructure system
A technical breakfast entitled “Estructuras de puentes y su importancia en el entorno vial de Costa Rica” will held on Thrusday March 29th, 2012 at the CFIA headquarters. A $10 fee will provide you with a nice breakfast while listening to Rolando Castillo, PhD., Bridges Unit Coordinator at the National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (LANAMME)in Costa Rica. Please refer to the advertisement of the activity for further information. The activity is sponsored by the the Costa Rican Civil Engineering Society (CIC), the Technologist’s Engineers College (CITEC), the Costa Rican Association of Construction Engineers (ACIC), and the Costa Rican Federated College of Engineers and Architect (CFIA).
Field Trip: Monumento Nacional Guayabo
A Field Trip to the “Monumento Nacional Guayabo” is set for April 21st, 2012. The site and its infrastructure, built and occupied around 1,000 b.C. by local indigenous people was granted the ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark award in 2009. The field trip will depart from the CFIA headquarters at 7:00am, and will be returning to the same location around 3:00pm. Vehicles can be parked at the CFIA parking lot. Please refer to the advertisement for further information. The activity is sponsored by the Costa Rican Civil Engineering Society (CIC) and the Costa Rican Association of Construction Engineers (ACIC).
Edgar O. Lopez, Appointed Director
By unanimous vote, the ASCE Costa Rica Section appointed Edgar O. Lopez, A.M.ASCE, Appointed Director for the period of October 2011 – September 2012. The Appointed Director seat was vacant since October 2011 when Carlos Alvarado, A.M.ASCE (previous Appointed Director) resigned the position to assume the Secretary role. Edgar is not new to the Costa Rica Section. He started working with the Section since his senior years at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, organizing the students to work and coordinate their activities with the Costa Rica Section. After graduating from university, Edgar accepted the role of Coordinator of the Membership Committee of the Costa Rica Section, where he helped several ASCE Costa Rica members to upgrade their membership status within ASCE. Edgar brings young blood to the BoDs, and confirms the commitment of the ASCE Costa Rica leadership to maintain a good balance between young members and the experienced professionals working with the Section.
Multi Region Training Conference 2012
For second consecutive year, an ASCE Costa Rica Section representative attended ASCE’s yearly Multi Region Training Conference. Max Umaña, M.ASCE, Treasurer of the Costa Rica Section BoDs had the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with domestic ASCE Section officers and ASCE staff in Portland, Oregon, from January 13th to 14th 2012. Attendance to such training sessions have provided new leaders of the Costa Rica Section a excellent source of updated information concerning ASCE and the opportunities for growth and development of its members. In 2010, Costa Rica Section officers attended Region 3, 6 and 7 Training Session. This year, we attended Regions 8 and 9, as part of the strategy to expand our relationships to and with as many domestic Sections as possible. An Attendance report was prepared and can be accessed here (in Spanish only).
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