• 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 Turner Construction Company and A+F Engineers

Register HERE by Thursday, November 9th!

DC United StadiumThe National Capital Section is pleased to announce the November Section meeting will feature an update and discussion by Turner Construction Company and A+F Engineers on the new home of DC United, Audi Field.

Currently under construction, the 20,000-seat stadium is located on a 13-acre former industrial site in Southwest DC known as Buzzard Point. To enable construction, the team has performed substantial utility relocation, demolition, and 30,000 CY of contaminated soil removal and replacement. Presently, structural work is underway which is comprised of 6000 tons of structural steel framing with 600 pieces of precast stadia. This structure sits atop approximately 300 auger cast piles and 4200 CY of grade beams reinforced with over 1000 tons of rebar. Heavy construction work will eventually give way to the installation of a natural Bermuda grass playing field that is currently being grown on Maryland’s eastern shore.

The completed stadium will feature 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 SF of mixed-use /retail, and possibly on-site renewable energy sources, as the project is pursuing LEED gold certification. In addition to soccer, the facility is designed and built to host football, lacrosse, concerts, and other entertainment and community events.

With a groundbreaking on 27 February 2017, utilizing a design-build delivery model, this complex project is has a very tight timeline; substantial completion is scheduled for mid-July 2018. Join us this month to find out more about current progress and challenges faced in design and construction.

A webcam currently records work on the jobsite: http://www.audifielddc.com/stadium-webcam/.

The Project Team consists of:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
  • Owners Representative: Legends Project Development
  • Architect: Populous with Marshal Moya
  • Structural Engineer: A+F Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Haley Aldrich
  • MEP Engineer: M-E Engineers and Limbach
  • Civil Engineer: WSP – Parsons Brinckerhoff

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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.

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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