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The Northeast Boundary Tunnel is part of a $2.7 billion program by DC Water to mitigate combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and bring flood relief to NE Washington D.C. The tunnel is a challenging alignment with 15 curves, shaft entry and exit, and only one shaft online in a lengthy 26,737 ft. to check alignment. The tunnel and all associated structures are designed with a 100-year service life. The tunnel and all shaft support are designed by Salini Impregilo Healy/Lane Construction while the remaining permanent structures are designed by DC Water.

The work environment for the shaft construction along Rhode Island Avenue is challenging with six small shaft sites combined with urban residential neighborhoods and a high traffic corridor. Another two shaft sites are under construction at W Street NE and at Mount Olivet Road. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) uses a conveyor belt to remove debris in the tunnel and with a 17 cubic yard clamshell at the shaft.

The project will be presented by Shane Yanagisawa, P.E. who is the Project Director for the designer/builder Salini Impregilo Healy/Lane Construction.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Registration and networking will be from 6:00-6:45pm, followed by dinner. Program concludes by 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
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

Shane Yanagisawa, PE, graduated from Rice University in 1979 with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. After working as a structural designer, Shane went back to school at the University of Texas at Austin and obtained a Masters in Construction Engineering. Since then, he has worked in many roles at many firms specializing in tunnel construction and is currently the Project Director for Lane Construction on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel. Shane’s tunnel portfolio range in size from 14 to 32 ft in diameter and up to 28,000 ft long. Shane is a registered professional engineer in TX, WA, CA, MI, and AZ and has taught classes regarding tunneling at the Colorado School of Mines.

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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: 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.
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