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 Charles (Chuck) Gullakson, PE of CSX

Register HERE by February 16th!

Picture an expanded tunnel, originally built in 1872, running right through southeast Washington, DC carrying double-stack trains. With a 42-month schedule, 20,000 truckloads of soil excavated and 10,000 hours of noise and vibration monitoring completed, the first double- stack train passed through Phase I of the completed tunnel project just before Christmas. The expanded tunnel will allow trains to move freight between key ports, manufacturing centers, and customer markets. It is not just track and tie construction but extensive geotechnical, pile driving and other structural work as well as street deck removal and replacement where required.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 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

Charles (Chuck) Gullakson is the Assistant Vice-President – National Gateway for CSX Transportation, and the chief engineer leading a cross functional project team for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC.
Chuck joined Chessie System Railroads in 1983 as a draftsman shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has served in a number of engineering positions for Chessie and CSX during his 34-year career in the railroad industry, rising to his current role as the Assistant Vice-President – National Gateway.
While working full-time, Chuck returned to further his education earning an MBA through the University of Florida’s executive program in 2004, and then again earning a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, graduating in December, 2016. Chuck is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois.

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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.

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