About the NCS Reston Branch

The National Capital Section's Reston Branch hosts regular monthly technical meetings at ASCE Headquarters in Reston at lunch time. Formerly a Committee of the Section, it was, in late October 2017,  anointed a Branch in recognition of its successful track record of serving members from the Reston area with well-attended PDH and networking opportunities. Several Branch Officer positions have opened up for our member volunteers to fill. Take advantage of these emerging leadership opportunities!

1/9/2018: Tall Wood Buildings in the US (Code & Stds Update)

Presented by Lori Koch, Manager for Educational Outreach, American Wood Council

Register HERE with credit card, or pay at the door.


(T3 in Minneapolis by Michael Green Architects is currently the tallest modern tall timber building in the US)

The recent introduction of CLT in the 2015 National Design Specification ® for Wood Construction (NDS®) and the 2015 International Building Code has opened an exciting new chapter in wood construction. There is also an effort underway by the International Code Council (ICC) to recognize the use of mass timber elements in taller, combustible construction through the work of the ICC Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee (TWAH). This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of Tall Wood Structures in the US as well as an update on the TWAH.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Lunch/Speaker
WHERE: ASCE Headquarters - 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20191
COST: $25 per person (member) $30 (nonmember). Cash or check made out to "ASCE National Capital Section" may be paid at the door.
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).

About the Presenter: Lori Koch graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Civil Engineering, and from Clemson University with an MS in Civil Engineering. Upon graduating from Clemson, Lore was employed as a forensic structural engineer with SK&A in suburban Washington, D.C. She then enrolled at Virginia Tech where she earned a Master of Forestry degree in the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Lori joined the American Wood Council in Leesburg, VA where she now works as the Manager or Educational Outreach.

Welcome to the Reston Branch

We're always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the planning of technical meetings in Reston. The Branch hosts technical meetings monthly for ASCE members in the Reston area, including surrounding counties, looking to network with other professionals, sharpen their technical and professional skills, and earn Professional Development Hours. For more information, contact the Branch Chair, Lisa Anderson, at lmanders@bechtel.com or 703-429-6631.