• Offshore Wind Energy: Challenges, Technologies, Projects (Oct. 17, 2017)

    Darryl François and Daniel O’Connell from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management were the featured speakers.
  • 2017-18 NCS Board Sworn-In (Sep. 19, 2017)

    Casana (Region 2 Director) conducted the swearing in ceremony. See the Contact Us > BoD for current Board members.
  • WMATA SafeTrack Update by Tiffani Jenkins (Sep. 19, 2017)

    Brian Barna presenting the NCS Centennial book to Tiffany after her talk.
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Dream Big Wins BIG!

SEPTEMBER 2017: Dream Big won best film at the Giant Screen Cinema Association annual awards ceremony. The GSCA awards are the “Oscars” of the IMAX world, and this is their top award. The film took home four awards in all, including those for marketing and educational program: 1. Best Film; 2. Best Visual Effects; 3. Best Marketing and Distributor Award; 4. Best Educational Program by a Theater – Carnegie Science Center won for its Engineering Educational and Festival program. There was some stiff competition, notably from a film called Amazon produced by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in partnership with Pacific Science Center.

Presented by Dr. A. Hunter Fanney

Registration information to come.

A Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) has been constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The facility, completed and put into service in 2012, is being used to demonstrate that a home similar in size, aesthetics, and amenities to those in the surrounding communities can generate as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis while meeting the needs of a family of four. The facility will subsequently serve as a test bed to facilitate the development and improvement of methods of test and performance metrics for existing and future energy efficient technologies.

The living area of the NZERTF (252 square meters) is slightly larger than average size home (242 square meters) currently being constructed in the United States. Additionally, the NZERTF is providing experimental data for computer model validation studies and to quantify the energy impact of mechanical ventilation. Dr. Fanney will describe the design of the facility, the virtual family that resides in the facility, the instrumentation used in the experiment, present data collected during the first year of operation and discuss lessons learned.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: More information to come
FEE: More information to come

Dr. A. Hunter Fanney is a Senior Research Scientist in the Engineering Laboratory at NIST. Dr. Fanney joined NIST in 1977. He initially led a team that conducted experimental and analytical studies of solar water-heating systems. In 1984, he became leader of the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group. He was selected to lead NIST’s Energy and Environment Division in 2007, a position he held until being appointed as a Senior Research Scientist in 2013.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: http://region2.asce.org/). The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

See Dream Big on IMAX

Own a Copy of Inspiring Stories and Images of Infrastructure in the D.C. Area!

Click HERE for details or to purchase your copy.

Click HERE to learn more.

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