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!

Presented by Jennifer Kearney, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti

You are invited to join the Reston Branch at its next lunch meeting.


Reston Station OB1 is a new mixed-use building located in Reston, Virginia. Visible to thousands of people who travel to Dulles International Airport each day, this striking project consists of a 16-story office tower showcasing a unique lateral system with a diagonalized, exposed concrete exoskeleton. The tower’s floors are constructed of two-way, post-tensioned, 10-inch-thick concrete slabs with 6-inch drop panels. The exoskeleton columns are constructed of 10,000 psi strength concrete and slope at 11 degrees from vertical matching the building’s north and south edges. A five-story, open-air plaza on the north side of the building is supported by “tree columns,” which start at the base and splay out like a tree to support the overhang above the plaza. The building includes eight levels of below-grade parking laterally supported by the existing below-grade parking structure immediately adjacent to OB1. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering for the project, working in collaboration with owner Comstock Partners, architect JAHN, and contractor DAVIS.

WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Lunch/Speaker
WHERE: ASCE Headquarters - 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20191
COST: $25 per person (member/nonmember). Cash or check made out to "ASCE National Capital Section" may be paid at the door.
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).

RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, November 2nd to Lisa Anderson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-429-6631.

About the Speaker: Jen Kearney is a senior engineer at Thornton Tomasetti in Washington, D.C. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering with a focus in structures from The Pennsylvania State University. Jen has been working as a structural engineer with the firm since graduating. Her experience includes analysis and design of new and renovation of existing concrete and steel structures in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Jen is also involved in the Structural Engineers Association - Metropolitan Washington, Women@TT, the ACE Mentor Program, and Bridges to Prosperity.

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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