Keynote by Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect

Register HERE by Thursday, March 15!

Join us for our signature event of the year. The NCS Annual Awards Banquet gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate local excellence in projects, engineers, and students who have contributed to our profession and our community. Recognized parties include ASCE-NCS Outstanding Civil Engineering Project of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year, Meritorious Service and Community Service Award winners, NCS Student Scholarship Award recipients, Outstanding Graduating Seniors from local civil engineering universities, and members of the NCS who have achieved Life Member or Fellow or Distinguished Member status during the past year.

This year's banquet will also feature a keynote address from ASCE National President-Elect Robin Kemper.  Ms. Kemper will highlight ASCE's Strategic Initiatives that encourage engineers from all around the world who are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. ASCE's grand dream is for civil engineers to be global leaders in building a better quality of life for mankind. In this presentation, President-Elect Robin Kemper will share how this dream can be achieved as well as describe the ways in which each engineer can contribute.

Ms. Kemper will explain the leading role of ASCE in advancing the civil engineering profession. She will also touch on the following focus areas of ASCE:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure - Maintain and modernize America's deteriorating infrastructure as well as make our communities sustainable
  • ASCE Grand Challenge - Significantly enhance the performance and value of infrastructure projects over their life cycles by 2025 and optimize investments
  • Raise the Bar - Increase education requirements for engineering licensure to better protect the public in the future

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $55 (thru March 15), Walk-In (pending availability)$65, Life Members $35, Students $20

Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect has over thirty-five years of diverse and extensive structural engineering experience in design, analysis, and forensics, focused mainly on buildings.  Robin currently is a Risk Engineer with Zurich North America.  She works for both the Professional Liability and Construction Properties Risk Engineering Groups providing technical support to construction project policies, developing best practices, and investigating losses on construction projects.  Robin has a passion for Engineering Ethics and since 2011, in her spare time, Robin has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.

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: 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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