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 Turner Construction Company and A+F Engineers

Register HERE by Thursday, November 9th!

DC United StadiumThe National Capital Section is pleased to announce the November Section meeting will feature an update and discussion by Turner Construction Company and A+F Engineers on the new home of DC United, Audi Field.

Currently under construction, the 20,000-seat stadium is located on a 13-acre former industrial site in Southwest DC known as Buzzard Point. To enable construction, the team has performed substantial utility relocation, demolition, and 30,000 CY of contaminated soil removal and replacement. Presently, structural work is underway which is comprised of 6000 tons of structural steel framing with 600 pieces of precast stadia. This structure sits atop approximately 300 auger cast piles and 4200 CY of grade beams reinforced with over 1000 tons of rebar. Heavy construction work will eventually give way to the installation of a natural Bermuda grass playing field that is currently being grown on Maryland’s eastern shore.

The completed stadium will feature 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 SF of mixed-use /retail, and possibly on-site renewable energy sources, as the project is pursuing LEED gold certification. In addition to soccer, the facility is designed and built to host football, lacrosse, concerts, and other entertainment and community events.

With a groundbreaking on 27 February 2017, utilizing a design-build delivery model, this complex project is has a very tight timeline; substantial completion is scheduled for mid-July 2018. Join us this month to find out more about current progress and challenges faced in design and construction.

A webcam currently records work on the jobsite:

The Project Team consists of:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
  • Owners Representative: Legends Project Development
  • Architect: Populous with Marshal Moya
  • Structural Engineer: A+F Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Haley Aldrich
  • MEP Engineer: M-E Engineers and Limbach
  • Civil Engineer: WSP – Parsons Brinckerhoff

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th, 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.