What Are Committees?

ASCE's National Capital Section operates several volunteer-run Committees responsible for administrative, technical, outreach, and special-project functions. Administrative committees include: Logistics (Manages logistics and the registration desk for Section-level meetings); Technology (Manages administrative email accounts, Website, Online storage of documents) and Newsletter (Publishes 8-issues of the acclaimed ASCE-NCS eNewsletter in PDF format). Technical committees include: Construction, Geotechnical, History & Heritage, Structural, Sustainability, Transportation, , Water Resources, and Younger Member Forum. Outreach committees include: Communication (Sends newsletter, event registration, and volunteer opportunity communications); Volunteer (Manages Engineer's Week, Life Member). Special Project committees include: Centennial Celebration, DC Infrastructure Report Card, Boundary Stones, and other special projects the Section takes on. As a member of this Section, the path to a leadership position on the Board of Directors is through active participation in our committees. Should you be looking for ways to expand your management and leadership skills, consider joining or leading a Committee. You will find the contact information for our current Committee Chairs under the Contact Us menu.

Sustainability

About Sustainability Committee

The ASCE-NCS Sustainability Technical Committee focuses on sustainability issues in the National Capital Section.  

 The ASCE and it’s National Capital Section defines SUSTAINABILITY as a set of 

  • ENVIRONMENTAL
  • ECONOMIC, and
  • SOCIAL conditions...

 ...the "TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE" - in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely, without degrading the quantity, quality or the availability of natural, economic, and social resources.   Recognition of the COST OF INACTION is critical to all of our decisions regarding our relationship with the natural and the built-environment.

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s Code of Ethics states:

“Sustainable development is the challenge of meeting human needs for natural resources, industrial products, energy, food, transportation, shelter, and effective waste management while conserving and protecting environmental quality and the natural resource base essential for future development.”

 

For more information on ASCE's commitment to Sustainability or on upcoming or previous events,

please contact the Chairman of the ASCE National Capital Section Sustainability Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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