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Aug 26, 2016

In this latest "Raise the Grade!" podcast of The Art of Engineering, we talk with Yazdan Emrani, Vice President at Carollo Engineers in Costa Mesa, CA, and co-chair of the recent 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card! You can access the report card here:

The 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Car rates the county a C+ average in 12 categories. The report was developed jointly through the efforts of the The Orange County branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the University of California Irvine Civil & Environmental Engineering Affiliates, an advisory group to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  

According to the a UC Irvine press release, "The team assessed aviation (A-); electrical power (C-); flood control and levees (C-); ground transportation (C); natural gas (B-); oil (B-); parks, recreation and environment (C+); school facilities (C); solid waste (B); surface water quality (D+); wastewater (B); and water supply (B). This is the fourth Orange County Infrastructure Report Card. The first, released in 2002, resulted in a GPA of C; in the 2005 and 2010 analyses, the GPA stayed constant at C+."


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This podcast series will explore the evolution of a career in engineering. We will be looking at life in engineer, from college, to early design and technical duties, to perspective of more senior design engineers. You can visit us online at and

Key Words: Civil Engineering, Report Card, UCI, ASCE, education, engineering, steam, stem