What Are Committees?

ASCE's National Capital Section operates several volunteer-run Committees responsible for administrative, technical, outreach, and special-project functions. Administrative committees include: Logistics (Manages logistics and the registration desk for Section-level meetings); Technology (Manages administrative email accounts, Website, Online storage of documents) and Newsletter (Publishes 8-issues of the acclaimed ASCE-NCS eNewsletter in PDF format). Technical committees include: Construction, Geotechnical, History & Heritage, Structural, Sustainability, Transportation, , Water Resources, and Younger Member Forum. Outreach committees include: Communication (Sends newsletter, event registration, and volunteer opportunity communications); Volunteer (Manages Engineer's Week, Life Member). Special Project committees include: Centennial Celebration, DC Infrastructure Report Card, Boundary Stones, and other special projects the Section takes on. As a member of this Section, the path to a leadership position on the Board of Directors is through active participation in our committees. Should you be looking for ways to expand your management and leadership skills, consider joining or leading a Committee. You will find the contact information for our current Committee Chairs under the Contact Us menu.

Recent Events

May 2018:

Construction Site Tour – Geophysical Union (Net Zero Headquarters, Washington, DC)
Photographs of Event

April 2018:

Volunteering Opportunity at People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competitionand National Sustainable Design Expo  ASCE/ASCE-NCS Sustainability Public Outreach Booth and Judging of Student Competition for ASCE Development Award (Saturday, April 7, 2018 and Sunday, April 8, 2018) Part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

March 2018:

ASCE – National Capital Section Sustainable Project of the Year Award Winner: SUSTAINABLE DC, Washington, DC Office of the Mayor (Led by the Department of Energy & Environment and the Office of Planning) ASCE-NCS Annual Awards Banquet (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM) Dinner Meeting at Arlington Hilton in Arlington, VA
October 2017 - Dinner Meeting (Sustainability Topic)

“Regional Off-Shore Wind Production Platforms – Geotech. and other Design and Regulatory Perspectives”  Darryl K François and Daniel O’Connell, PE GE, M ASCE represented the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), to discuss the engineering design challenges, energy production technologies and ongoing and planned projects in Maryland, Virginia and beyond throughout the shorelines of the United States. They discussed their agency’s mission to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
March 2017 - Sustainability Project of the Year Award:

The Nutrient Management Facility located in Alexandria, VA has been awarded the 2017 Sustainable Project of the Year by the Sustainability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers National Capital Section. The project is owned by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and was designed by CH2M.  The Nutrient Management Facility includes 18 million gallons in tank capacity with associated pumps, chemical analysis equipment, and an extensive odor control system. It also includes a lit, regulation athletic field located on top of the process tanks, created as a community amenity