Tuesday January 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Hilton Arlington 
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203

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ASCE NCS President
Ranjit Sahai

Public Transportation  

Orange Line Metro - Ballston Station (0.1miles) 



Hotel - $8

Ballston Mall Garage - $1 after 6pm

Street - free after 6pm



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ASCE NCS January 2014 Section Meeting 


The DC Water's Biosolids Management Program

Joint Meeting with the American Water Resources Association, National Capital Region

Brent Christ, Construction Supervisor for DC Water

Dave Schwartz, Project Manager for PC/CDM Joint Venture

Peter Loomis, Design Manager for CDM Smith

The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest advanced wastewater plant in the world.  Its peak treatment capacity exceeds 1 billion gallons per day, serving over 2 million residents of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  DC Water is currently implementing a ten-year, $3.8 billion Capital Improvement Program, which aims to improve the District’s water and sewer infrastructure.  One major component of this is the Biosolids Management Program (BMP), which focuses on the reduction of biosolids volume and its treatment for regulatory use. 

The Main Process Train (MPT) is one of four main projects of the BMP, and was awarded in 2011 to the joint venture of CDM Smith and PC Construction as a Design-Build delivery and has a contract amount exceeding $208 million.  The MPT will involve the implementation of thermal hydrolysis technology and anaerobic digestion at Blue Plains to significantly reduce biosolids hauling and disposal, increase biogas production, and improve the facility's future sustainability.

The presentation will have three distinguished speakers: Brent Christ is the Construction Supervisor for DC Water and will provide insight on the project's background and its drivers; Dave Schwartz, VP of CDM Smith and Project Manager for the PC/CDM Joint Venture, will discuss the design-build process; and Peter Loomis, also of CDM Smith, and design manager for the MPT project, will discuss technical aspects of the project.


This meeting will be jointly sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Capital Section (ASCE-NCS), and the American Water Resources Association, National Capital Region.  

 Event Details 

Registration and networking will be from  6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by dinner. The program will conclude by 8:30 p.m.  The meeting is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Capital Section (ASCE-NC). 

One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendence.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:00-8:30 p.m.


Hilton Arlington

Gallery Ballrooms (second floor)

950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203

  Registration Fees

Pre-Registration (prior to January 15)    $45

 Student     $10

(please enter STUDENT under promo code)

 Walk-In Registration (or registration after January 15)    $55

(pending availability)


Click on the link below to register.

Please register by Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Please note that because the NCS is charged for each meal guaranteed, those who register but are unable to attend will be charged the full registration fee.  We welcome “walk-up” attendees, including any registrations made after the guarantee is given to the hotel.  However, the cost for “walk-ups” is higher because the Section is charged accordingly by the hotel for late registrations.