Registration recommended by May 13. Click HERE to register.

Please join us virtually on Tuesday, May 19 at 1 PM for a modified ASCE National Capital Section Lunch Meeting! The program will consist of an hour-long online presentation and one PDH credit will be awarded to attendees.

The Heights School in Arlington, Virginia.

Located right on Wilson Boulevard off of downtown Rosslyn, the new Heights school opened in time for the 2019-2020 academic year and enrolled 775 6th through 12th grade students in Arlington County. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is the architectural mastermind behind the cascading terraces and interlocking, yet floating, boxes. The building fans around a pivot point, which serves as the building's core both for the structure and circulation. As the structural engineer of record, Silman worked closely with the design team to preserve the open concept for the occupiable space while developing a helical load path around the pivot point. Early involvement from Gilbane, the construction manager at-risk, proved successful in proactively planning, understanding, coordinating, and ultimately executing the design team's vision.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
WHERE: Online webinar.
FEE: Registration (members, non-members, life members, students): $5.
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

Jason Myers joined Silman in 2013 as a structural engineer and was promoted to Associate in 2014. Jason has a strong background in the technical design of new construction and renovation of existing buildings. His experience focuses on long-span steel structures, concrete structures, floor vibration, and working with complex structures. Jason received his Master of Science in Structural Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska. As a project manager for the structural engineering of a project, he has worked on multiple new construction projects, including the recently completed structure for The Heights Building, as well as renovation projects, coordinating the scope and schedule with the agency, architect, and other engineers in accordance with the guidelines of the project. Jason provides oversight in the form of quality assurance and quality control to maintain communication and consistency throughout the project's duration.
Tyler Swartzwelder, project executive at Gilbane Building Company, has 14 years of industry experience, focusing on all aspects of project delivery from pre-construction through completion. In that time, he has served in various roles and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from high schools to museums. Tyler recently completed The Heights Building and is currently managing construction of the Arlington Public Schools' New Elementary School at the Reed Site and the design-build Metro DC Headquarters. He received his BAE in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. During pre-construction, Tyler oversaw and coordinated project meetings and consultation, cost estimates, project schedules/phasing, constructability reviews, site-logistics planning, and procurement, as well as development of the GMP. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the procurement process by participating in the development of a bidding strategy and bid package breakdown.

What is ASCE-NCS?

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.

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