Our Hampton Roads Engineering Community suffered a tremendous loss on 31 May 2019, in which words can’t express how saddened we all are.  As most of you know, a horrific and senseless mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Public Works Building Two occurred and took the lives of twelve innocent and honorable individuals.  Eleven of the twelve deceased victims were Public Works employees, while the other victim was a civilian contractor.  In addition, four employees were critically wounded and the hundreds of other employees who witnessed this horrific tragedy will be emotionally scarred for life.  Two of the deceased were ASCE members and one of the wounded sits on the Norfolk Branch Board of Directors.  On behalf of the Norfolk Branch American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Virginia ASCE Section, ASCE Regionals, and ASCE Nationals, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, loved ones, friends, and co-workers of the victims.  As an engineering community and family, we are thinking of you during these difficult times and wish you all healing and peace.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

The Virginia Section, Regionals, and Nationals continue to volunteer and offer support to the Norfolk Branch ASCE to help honor and memorialize the victims. In the weeks and months to come, the Norfolk Branch ASCE will be working hard and taking actions to honor and commemorate the lives of our fallen comrades.  Please continue to follow the Norfolk Branch Web site as we update the site to provide current information on how everyone can provide support in the healing process. 


Dr. Christopher T. Penny, P.E.

President of the Norfolk Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

we will never forget the victims of the Virginia beach MUNICIPAL center shooting tragedy

we offer support our board member who was wounded in the Virginia beach MUNICIPAL center shooting tragedy

Please keep Kayode Aransiola and his family, an ASCE Norfolk Chapter Board member, in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from serious injuries suffered during the tragic event. Kayode is a licensed professional engineer working for the city of Virginia Beach. He is actively involved in our educational outreach program inspiring young students to become the next generation of Civil Engineers.

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