• Offshore Wind Energy: Challenges, Technologies, Projects (Oct. 17, 2017)

    Darryl François and Daniel O’Connell from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management were the featured speakers.
  • 2017-18 NCS Board Sworn-In (Sep. 19, 2017)

    Casana (Region 2 Director) conducted the swearing in ceremony. See the Contact Us > BoD for current Board members.
  • WMATA SafeTrack Update by Tiffani Jenkins (Sep. 19, 2017)

    Brian Barna presenting the NCS Centennial book to Tiffany after her talk.
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Dream Big Wins BIG!

SEPTEMBER 2017: Dream Big won best film at the Giant Screen Cinema Association annual awards ceremony. The GSCA awards are the “Oscars” of the IMAX world, and this is their top award. The film took home four awards in all, including those for marketing and educational program: 1. Best Film; 2. Best Visual Effects; 3. Best Marketing and Distributor Award; 4. Best Educational Program by a Theater – Carnegie Science Center won for its Engineering Educational and Festival program. There was some stiff competition, notably from a film called Amazon produced by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in partnership with Pacific Science Center.

Presented by ASCE-NCS

Please join the ASCE-NCS on Tuesday, May 23, as Gary Ball, Director of Real Estate Service for Madison Marquette presents this exciting topic about the Wharf on Southwest Waterfront!

Register HERE by Thursday May 18th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wharf is reestablishing Washington, DC, as a true waterfront city and destination. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. The Wharf, situated along the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront just blocks south of the National Mall, is easily accessible to the region.

When complete, The Wharf will feature more than 3 million square feet of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, marina, and public uses, including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks, designed by one of the most impressive lineups of architects in the nation. The Grand Opening period for Phase 1 begins in October 2017 and Phase 2 delivers in 2021. Development of The Wharf is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 6pm - 8:45pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

Gary Ball joined Madison Marquette in 2015 with 31 years of construction experience in the Washington area. Gary is involved in all aspects of oversight and coordinating construction of Madison Marquette development projects in the Mid-Atlantic area.

His primary assignment is the Wharf project with Phase I set to complete in October 2017 and Phase II planning now underway.

Prior to joining the Wharf project, Gary served as a Project Executive at Turner Construction, 2009 to 2013, where he was responsible for the base building commercial market for the Business unit. Gary’s projects at Turner included the 14 story Nuclear Regulatory Commission building at White Flint, NICOE medical center at Ft Belvoir, Renovation of the South Baggage basement at Dulles Airport, Kincora Village Safety Center, Renovation of the IMF Concordia, a 110 room extended stay hotel, and the Monty, and a 17-story Residential tower in Bethesda, Md.

Previously as a Vice President at Davis Construction, Gary was responsible for multiple large base building projects including the 670,000 SF ATF headquarters building in NOMA, the 1M SF Potomac Yards Land Bay A & B project for the EPA and the 600,000 SF Potomac Yard Land Bay E West project. Gary worked with Davis from 1985 through 2008 and was responsible for over 4M SF of build-to-suit, base building, specialty and interior projects with a construction cost in excess of $2B.

Actively engaged in the community, Gary sat on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Department of Parks and Recreation. He also chaired for DCBIA’s Community Services Corp which provides community services to Washington DC by rebuilding a city park yearly for 7 years.

Gary began his career in 1980, having graduated from Montana State University, as an active duty Army officer with the Army Corps of Engineers where he served for just under 6 years before joining Davis Construction.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: http://region2.asce.org/). The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

See Dream Big on IMAX

Own a Copy of Inspiring Stories and Images of Infrastructure in the D.C. Area!

Click HERE for details or to purchase your copy.

Click HERE to learn more.

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