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 Darryl K. François and Daniel P. O’Connell (DOI, Office of Renewable Energy Programs)

Register HERE by Thursday October 12th!

Offshore Wind Energy PlatformPlease join the ASCE-NCS on Tuesday, October 17 as Darryl K François, Chief of the Engineering and Technical Review Branch of the Office of Renewable Energy Programs, and Daniel P O’Connell, PE, GE, M.ASCE, Geotechnical Engineer with the Office of Renewable Energy Programs will discuss the engineering design challenges, energy production technologies and ongoing and planned projects in Maryland, Virginia and beyond throughout all the shorelines of the United States. They will be discussing their agency’s mission to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Wind energy has been used by humans for thousands of years. For example, windmills were often used by farmers and ranchers for pumping water or grinding grain. In modern times, wind energy is mainly used to generate electricity, primarily through the use of wind turbines.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

Mr. Darryl François is responsible for managing the regulatory framework that governs the development of renewable energy projects on the US outer continental shelf. His responsibilities include policy development and management oversight of the review of technical and engineering design aspects related to offshore renewable energy projects. In addition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mr. François’ 37 year career with the US Department of the Interior includes service with the US Geological Survey, Minerals Management Service and Indian Affairs in the analysis of energy, environmental, technology, and economic development issues across the Department’s spectrum of public land management. He received his BS in Physics from Bradley University and his MS in Geophysics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Daniel O’Connell has been with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management since 2013 and is responsible for reviewing engineering studies and plans for offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf, updating federal regulations and managing research activities. With a BS Civil Engineering from Brown University, O’Connell had 38 years of experience as a Geotechnical Engineering consultant in New England, California, and the Mid-Atlantic prior to joining Federal Government. O’Connell has been an American Society of Civil Engineers member since 1981 and is now Life Member.