Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Hilton Arlington 
950 N Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203

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ASCE NCS May 2017 Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Wharf: Revitalizing Southwest Waterfront

Presented by:  Gary Ball; Director, Real Estate Service, Madison Marquette

The Wharf is reestablishing Washington, DC, as a true waterfront city and destination. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. The Wharf, situated along the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront just blocks south of the National Mall, is easily accessible to the region.

When complete, The Wharf will feature more than 3 million square feet of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, marina, and public uses, including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks, designed by one of the most impressive lineups of architects in the nation. The Grand Opening period for Phase 1 begins in October 2017 and Phase 2 delivers in 2021. Development of The Wharf is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette.

About the Speaker: Gary Ball; Director, Real Estate Service, Madison Marquette

Gary Ball joined Madison Marquette in 2015 with 31 years of construction experience in the Washington area. Gary is involved in all aspects of oversight and coordinating construction of Madison Marquette development projects in the Mid-Atlantic area.

His primary assignment is the Wharf project with Phase I set to complete in October 2017 and Phase II planning now underway.

Prior to joining the Wharf project, Gary served as a Project Executive at Turner Construction, 2009 to 2013, where he was responsible for the base building commercial market for the Business unit. Gary’s projects at Turner included the 14 story Nuclear Regulatory Commission building at White Flint, NICOE medical center at Ft Belvoir, Renovation of the South Baggage basement at Dulles Airport, Kincora Village Safety Center, Renovation of the IMF Concordia, a 110 room extended stay hotel, and the Monty, and a 17-story Residential tower in Bethesda, Md.

Previously as a Vice President at Davis Construction, Gary was responsible for multiple large base building projects including the 670,000 SF ATF headquarters building in NOMA, the 1M SF Potomac Yards Land Bay A & B project for the EPA and the 600,000 SF Potomac Yard Land Bay E West project. Gary worked with Davis from 1985 through 2008 and was responsible for over 4M SF of build-to-suit, base building, specialty and interior projects with a construction cost in excess of $2B.

Actively engaged in the community, Gary sat on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Department of Parks and Recreation. He also chaired for DCBIA’s Community Services Corp which provides community services to Washington DC by rebuilding a city park yearly for 7 years.

Gary began his career in 1980, having graduated from Montana State University, as an active duty Army officer with the Army Corps of Engineers where he served for just under 6 years before joining Davis Construction.

Please join the ASCE-NCS on Tuesday, May 23, as Gary Ball, Director of Real Estate Service for Madison Marquette presents this exciting topic about the Wharf on Southwest Waterfront!

Additional Details:

Registration and networking will be from  6:00 to 6:45 PM, followed by dinner.  Attire is Business Casual. The program will conclude by 8:30 PM. The meeting is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Capital Section (ASCE-NCS). 

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


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 - 8:30 PM


Hilton Arlington

Gallery Ballrooms (second floor)

950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203

  Registration Fees

Early Registration (on or before May 18)     $45

 Walk-In / Late Registration (pending availability)    $55

Life Members (Age 65+)     $25

 Student     $10

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Please register by Thursday, May 18th!

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-in” attendees, including any registrations made after the guarantee is given to the hotel.  However, the cost for “walk-ins” is higher because the Section is charged accordingly by the hotel for late registrations.  Refunds will ONLY be allowed in emergency situations or if an event has been cancelled.  Events that are rescheduled by the Section may be refunded provided notification if provided prior to the rescheduled event.