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 - Keynote Speakers

  • September 2018
    • SECTION MEETING: Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Flint, Michigan - Background, Report of Virginia Tech Investigation and Status
    • Rebekah Martin, Virginia Tech.
  • October 2017
    • SECTION MEETING: Off-Shore Wind Production Platforms – Geotech. and other Design and Regulatory Perspectives
    • Darryl K. François and Daniel P. O’Connell, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • November 2016
    • SECTION MEETING: Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) - Lessons Learned
    • Hunter Fanney, NIST
  • June 2016
    • CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: History of NCS Sustainability Committee
    • Fernando Pons, Pons & Associates
  • April 2016
    • SECTION MEETING: Flood Preparedness – National Mall, Memorial Parks and Federal Triangle
    • Ned Wallace, National Park Service
    • Karolina Kawiaka, Dartmouth College
  • March 2016
    • NCS SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING: Recycled Materials in Geo-engineering and Transportation
    • Burak Tanyu, George Mason University
  • April 2015
    • SECTION MEETING: Federal Policies and Programs for Climate Change Adaptation
    • Sam Naguchi, Federal Interagency Forum of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations
  • March 2015
    • NCS SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING: Benefits & Design - Porous Asphalt Pavements
    • Kent Hansen, National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • October 2014
    • NCS SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING: Bridging the Gap Between Climate Change Science and Engineering Practice
    • Richard Wright, ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate
  • April 2014
    • SECTION MEETING: Envision Case-Study: Hernandez Fish Hatchery, Anchorage, AK
    • Michaella Wittman, HDR
  • October 2013
    • NCS SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING: Climate Impacts to Maryland Infrastructure
    • Donald Boesch, University of Maryland
  • March 2013
    • SECTION MEETING: Sustainability in Civil and Building Construction Operations
    • Courtney Lorenz, SKANSKA
  • March 2012
    • SECTION MEETING: ASCE’s participation in Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)
    • Peter Binney, ASCE & Merrick


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