About the NCS Reston Branch

The National Capital Section's Reston Branch hosts regular monthly technical meetings at ASCE Headquarters in Reston at lunch time. Formerly a Committee of the Section, it was, in late October 2017,  anointed a Branch in recognition of its successful track record of serving members from the Reston area with well-attended PDH and networking opportunities. Several Branch Officer positions have opened up for our member volunteers to fill. Take advantage of these emerging leadership opportunities!

Oct 19, 2022: Ethical Challenges for Engineers

During this event, Kent Holland, our guest speaker, discussed ethical challenges that engineers face in their line of work. He presented several recent Board of Ethical Review (BER) decisions issued by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Learning objectives:

  1. Become more familiar with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics for Engineers;
  2. Learn lessons from a review of recent BER ethics decisions;
  3. Learn to recognize potential issues that might create violations of the Code of Ethics; and
  4. Learn some ideas for negotiating with clients to avoid violating ethical obligations.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WHERE: ASCE Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr, Reston, VA 20191. Being a hybrid event, it was also available for attending online.
COST: In-person with catered lunch: $15 (ASCE Member), $20 (Non-member), $10 (Life Member age 65+). Virtual: $5 per person.
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).

This event was brought to you by the Reston Branch of the National Capital Section of ASCE. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn page here.

About the Presenters

J Kent Holland, JD is a construction lawyer located in Tysons, Virginia where his practice focuses on representation of design professionals and design-builders. He is also founder and president of ConstructionRisk, LLC, a consulting firm providing risk management services to design professionals, design-builders and insurance carriers. This includes assistance with contract drafting, review and negotiation; change order and claims analysis (preparation and/or defense); risk management counseling; and Program Risk Management for project specific professional liability policies on projects around the country. ConstructionRisk, LLC reviews, redlines and provides advice on well over 2,000 design professional contracts per year.

Welcome to the Reston Branch

We're always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the planning of technical meetings in Reston. The Branch hosts technical meetings monthly for ASCE members in the Reston area, including surrounding counties, looking to network with other professionals, sharpen their technical and professional skills, and earn Professional Development Hours. For more information, contact the Branch Chair, Lisa Anderson, at lmanders@bechtel.com or 703-429-6631.

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