Aloha Members,


​We hope you’re staying safe during these different and trying times.  Please know that the health and safety of our members is our top priority.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future ASCE Hawaii in-person events, including our section dinner meetings, are temporarily on hold.  We will keep you informed via e-blasts, our facebook page, and/or notices posted on our website at  Please stay safe, care for each other, especially our kupuna, and continue to be vigilant about best health practices.

ASCE/Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI) Joint Virtual Meeting

Program: State Coastal Highway Program Report
Dr. Oceana Francis will be presenting the State of Hawaii Statewide Coastal Highway Program Report. The objective of this project was to develop a scientifically rigorous methodology to assess and rank the susceptibility of State of Hawaii coastal roads to erosion and structural degradation due to ocean hazards such as waves, currents, tides and sea level rise.

Oceana Francis, PhD.

Dr. Francis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Sea Grant College Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a licensed PE in Hawaii and Alaska. Her research areas include storm-generated ocean waves, circulation and transport in nearshore regions and oceans, meteorological and ocean processes on coastal infrastructure, and planning and design of sustainable coastal infrastructure. Dr. Francis is the President of the Society of Native Hawaiian Engineers.

​COPRI PORTS ’22 Conference Update - Honolulu, HI, September 18-21, 2022
Bill Bruin will be updating the ASCE Hawaii Section on the ASCE COPRI PORTS ‘22 Conference. Continuing a long tradition of excellence, PORTS ’22 will be the sixteenth in a series of international port and harbor development specialty conferences held on a triennial basis since 1977. The conference draws an international audience of port, harbor, waterway, and marine professionals who come to share their knowledge and learn from the experience of others. The conference will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI from September 18-21, 2022.

Speaker: Bill Bruin, P.E.
Mr. Bruin is a Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. and is the Chair of the PORTS 22’ Conference Planning Committee. He is an active member of the ASCE-COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee and the ASCE 61 Standards Committee. He is a co-author of the Manual of Practice for Waterfront Facility Inspection and Assessment (MOP 130) and Manual of Standard Practice for Inspection and Assessment of Timber Structures.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

12:00pm to 1:00pm


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​CANCELLED:  18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in Honor of Steven Fong

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year’s golf tournament, which would have been held at Pearl County Club in August.  We want you to know that this decision was not made lightly.  We also want to express our heart-felt gratitude to our local industry and ASCE community who, year after year, have come together to support this event, the proceeds of which gets donated to our University of Hawaii at Manoa ASCE Student Chapter. We are working on other ways to help raise funds for our Student Chapter and will keep you all posted.  Again, THANK YOU and STAY SAFE!


ASCE has launched a COVID-19 resources page with online tools and tips in one convenient place. The page includes links to free programs, training, and resources, the results of COVID-19 industry impact surveys, and relevant online discussions with fellow members. The page also offers several ways to work more effectively while at home and activities to take advantage of in the down time you may have – even fun things to do with the keiki! And don’t forget that all members have 10 free PDHs! Now may be a good time to catch up on some of those technical on-demand webinars.

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