The ASCE National Capital Section was chartered on June 23, 1916. Therefore, one hundred years later on June 3, 2016, the National Capital Section held our Centennial Anniversary Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This Conference featured distinguished speakers discussing the sectors and organizations that they represent, including past accomplishments and future challenges, as well as provided their perspectives on the future of civil infrastructure and the engineering profession.

Details on this Conference is provided in our June 2016 Newsletter.

Our keynote speaker was Major General Mark Yenter, P.E., Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Major General Yenter is responsible for policy, programming, and technical support in the execution of more than $18 billion of design, construction, and environmental programs. The selection of Major General Yenter as our keynote speaker is most fitting as it was the Army Chief of Engineers who led the formation of the National Capital Section more than 100 years ago. Major General Yenter will discuss the Corps’ distinguished history of planning, building, and sustaining infrastructure across the nation and around the world. 

Other speakers drew from various reaches of the infrastructure and civil engineering community, including from the fields of transportation, utilities, facilities, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, sustainability, and construction. This included: Mr. Mark Woodson, P.E., D.WRE, ASCE National President; Mr. Victor Mendez, P.E., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Ms. Barbara Rusinko, P.E., President of Bechtel National; Mr. Andrew Off, P.E., PMP, WMATA Assistant General Manager for Rail Services; Ms. Liliana Maldonado, P.E., BCEE, DC Water Director of Engineering and Technical Services; Mr. Shapour Ebadi, CCM, General Services Administration Project Executive for the Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters; Dr. Bob Kapsch, Ph.D., AIA, author of Building Washington; and many more.

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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