What Are Centennial Tours?

The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is celebrating its centennial (100-th) anniversary in Fiscal Year 2016 (October 2015 through September 2016) by offering its members and guests an opportunity to take a guided tour of some of the most magnificent civil engineering wonders located in the National Capital region served by the Section. Eight trips are planned from October 2015 through September 2016. Come join us! To participate in a walking tour, watch your email for announcements we send to our members and click the link contained in the announcement to register.

Presented by Keith Tyson of WSSC

Register HERE by January 19th!

What if you could save millions and put pipes in the ground that last 30% longer? That’s what the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is doing with its strategy of switching to zinc-coated ductile iron pipes wrapped in a V-Bio Enhanced Polyethylene encasement to help enhance the life of the pipes and prevent corrosion. Additionally, WSSC is using an innovative procurement strategy to acquire those pipes. WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the country, and it is the largest water utility in Maryland. With a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline, the WSSC service area includes nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, Maryland, and serves 1.8 million residents.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10

Keith Tyson, PE, is Technical Services Group Leader for the Engineering and Construction Team at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The Technical Services Group provides engineering consulting services for the Commission with an emphasis on in-house design, construction contract specifications, cost estimates, environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the group performs WSSC’s surveying and property acquisition, manages the GIS system and maintains all engineering records.