How We Celebrated Our First 100th Year

The National Capital Section of ASCE celebrated its 100th year in 2016. During our Centennial Year, all activities had a centennial focus. We held walking, driving, and boating tours of civil engineering landmarks located in the nation's capital region. We had a monthly article on Outstanding Civil Engineers in our Monthly Newsletter, and participated in two major Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math events, including the Science and Engineering Festival where we highlighted civil engineering to over 10,000 students, teachers, and parents. Our lasting tribute to our first hundred years was a coffee table book, Engineering the Nation's Capital, that features memorable civil engineering projects from our past. The highlight of our Centennial was a day-long Centennial Conference held on June 3, 2016 that featured Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions, and Exhibits.

Presented by Michael Randolph, PE and Rebecca Nordby

Register HERE today!

The Capitol Crossing Project has completed the first phase of construction for an elevated deck above Interstate 395 in Washington, D.C., and has begun vertical construction on the first building at Capitol Crossing, a three-block, seven-acre, 2.2 million-square-foot project that will consist of five mixed-use buildings. The completed work includes upgraded infrastructure such as a new high-voltage electrical line and new water mains. The second phase will consist of almost 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space with 11 stories of offices above, as well as completion of the highway deck over I-395 to E Street, NW.

The District of Columbia has long encouraged the development of a platform over I-395.  Following an extensive environmental assessment, outreach to the affected communities and approval of the necessary permits, construction commenced at the end of March 2014. DDOT and many other agencies have worked closely with the developer and contractor to create a viable maintenance of traffic plan for the project during all phases of construction.

Michael Randolph, PE, Design Manager for STV Incorporated and Rebecca Nordby, Project Executive for Balfour Beatty Construction DC will be discussing the design and construction successes and challenges for the first phase of construction and present what will be in store for the completion of the Capitol Crossing Project.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10

Michael Randolph joined STV in 2002 and has served as the lead highway engineer for the environmental assessment phase and currently is the design manager for the transportation related improvements for the final design phase of the Capitol Crossing Project.  He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Rebecca Nordby brings 19 years of local experience leading complex construction projects in the Washington DC area.  With Balfour Beatty Construction, she has worked to deliver many projects in the District, including 2101 L Street NW and the design-build National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences.  Most notably, as project manager Ms. Nordby led the first phase of the high profile U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.  Rebecca worked for several years on the preconstruction effort for Property Group Partners on the Capitol Crossing project and is now the on-site Project Executive responsible for execution of the work.  She holds a B.A.E. in Architectural Engineering (Construction option) from Penn State and is a LEED Accredited Professional.