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!

1/10/2017: ETHICS 101

For those of you registered in the State of Maryland, this session helps you fulfil the 1 PDH requirement on ethics. For those of you registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, this session also helps you add 1 PDH toward your license renewal. But ethics is not just a box you check off for license renewal. Ethics guides your choices and actions that determine the purpose and the course of your life. It is a vital topic.

During this session, you will:

  • Go over PHD requirements for license renewal
  • Contrast two subjects: Engineering and Ethics
  • Learn principles of ethics
  • Review ethical cases considered by ASCE’s Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC)

Engineering is a factual subject. Ethics, on the other hand, is an evaluative subject. When choices exist, you must evaluate them. Ethics is concerned with how you evaluate choices to determine which is good or evil, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable. Ethics is a human necessity.

The January 10, 2017 meeting of the Reston Committee will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, starting at 11:45 am at ASCE Headquarters. Please RSVP to Lisa Anderson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 703-429-6631.

About the Speaker:  Ranjit Sahai, PE, F.ASCE is the 2013-14 ASCE-NCS Past President. He is an author of several books for engineers. He is the principal at RAM Corporation, a consulting engineering firm focused on traffic engineering, storm water management, and technology projects. As you might expect from the position of Principal at any firm, he encounters situations that have ethical implications. He has a deep interest in philosophy and has completed several online courses on the topic. Join him at this session to not only receive a PDH toward your PE license renewal but also to learn from ethical cases ASCE shares with its members in the Civil Engineering magazine.

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.