Click HERE to register for this month's EWRI-NCS monthly webinar series.
Please join EWRI virtually as we kickoff our monthly webinar series featuring expert speakers discussing topics relating to water and the environment. Our initial webinar will focus on the latest development dealing with perfluorinated compounds in Congress and at the EPA.
Guest speakers Nate Norris and Chris Moody from AWWA will discuss Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives on PFAS. Many chemicals in this group, including perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have been a concern because they do not break down in the environment, can move through soils and contaminate drinking water sources, and they build up (bioaccumulate) in fish and wildlife. In February 2020, EPA announced a proposed decision to regulations just two PFAS chemicals in drinking water - PFOA and PFOS.
WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2020: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online. Use the link above to register to receive the Webex link for the presentation. FEE: No cost.
Nate Norris is a Legislative Analyst at the American Water Works Association. He supports implementation of the association’s legislative priorities by communicating with Congress and monitoring legislative developments, with a particular focus on funding and appropriations.
Chris Moody is the Regulatory Technical Manager for American Water Works Association. He helps manage a portfolio of regulatory affairs relating to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), legionella, and disinfection byproducts. He is an environmental engineer by training with prior project experience with waste management, wastewater, and drinking water facilities.
Almost as many District residents ride Metrobus as Metrorail each day. However, over the last decade, average bus speeds have declined. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is working to improve bus travel speeds and reliability across the city through the development of a Bus Priority Program. The Program seeks to systematically advance transit planning, engineering, operations, and policy work across the agency. As part of the Program initiation, DDOT is using a data-driven approach to rank seventeen high-ridership corridors, which will feed into a pipeline of bus priority projects. In order to streamline project delivery, DDOT is also developing a toolbox of context-sensitive bus priority improvements, including bus lanes, transit signal priority, and queue jumps. The presentation includes a discussion of:
Bus Priority Plan
Corridor ranking analysis Toolbox
Program development (project delivery, organizational structure, etc)
H and I Street NW bus lanes
14th Street NW bus lanes
16th Street NW bus lanes
K Street Transitway
Pennsylvania Avenue SE corridor study
Join us at the Transportation Committee meeting where Megan Kanagy, DDOT's Bus Priority Program Lead shares insights about the program.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM WHERE: Online webinar (See registration information above) COST: $0 (no cost) Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).
About the speaker: Megan Kanagy, is the Bus Program Priority Lead with the DC Department of Transportation.
Until further notice, all in-person events organized by ASCE NCS have been cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the new coronavirus disease. We will provide an update when the situation changes.
Stay safe, Kelly Cronin ASCE NCS President (2019-20) March 19, 2020
The National Capital Section encourages you to browse through content on this site to get a feel for how we can be of value to you through our educational, networking, and leadership development opportunities for civil engineers in our region.
Here are some resources to get you started:
Click the link to each of our Recent Section Meetings listed below. These are educational events allowing you to earn a Professional Development Hour that counts toward your PE license renewal requirement. We hold eight Section Meetings over dinner each year in Arlington. Our Reston Branch holds 8 meetings over lunch each year in Reston. Our technical committees, such as architectural, transportation, construction, among others host additional meetings.
Read our monthly newsletter, issued 8-times a year. Locate them in the NCS Newsletters module located toward the middle, on the right sidebar of this page. These serve as a window to our world and the people behind the activities we undertake.
If you're ready to engage with us, reach out to our President by selecting Board of Directors under Contact Us, then click the President's name, open the Contact Form to email your message.
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.