Centennial Tours of Civil Engineering Projects

The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers celebrated its centennial (100-th) anniversary in 2016 by hosting tour of some of the most magnificent civil engineering wonders located in the National Capital region served by the Section.

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.