Welcome to the Northern California Section. If you have any questions, use the Contact Us link. See below for the next event or check out our Calendar for details, more upcoming events, and past meetings.



From the Chair:

Welcome to the Northern California Section representing The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Northern California and Western Nevada.

We strive to provide presentations of interest to our members and guests. Meetings are monthly from September until late Spring jointly with ASNE and occasionally with the Port Engineers at locations varying from San Francisco and Oakland to Vallejo or Sunnyvale. The usual meeting format includes a social hour, dinner (sometimes lunch), presentation and Q&A period. Several meetings each season are field trips to industry landmarks. Our meetings are usually the Second Wednesday of the month unless noted.

We are always in need of volunteers. If you wish to volunteer, please use the "Contact Us" link. If you receive your announcements by mail, please let us know your email address. This will speed up notification and save on section mailing costs. 


Upcoming Events

  • NorCal Section - February Section Meeting: Planning the Next BART Tube

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT

    February Section Meeting: Planning the Next BART Tube

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    66 percent of Transbay travel is carried by BART, through a single two track tube built in the 1960s and finished in 1974. Currently, the Tube is operating close to maximum capacity. While a new train control system will reduce the headway time and increase capacity, this is only a temporary fix. A second tube needs to be designed and constructed to meet future demand. Bring your questions and join us for a discussion about the project with Ellen Smith, Group Manager for Strategic and Policy Planning at Bay Area Rapid Transit.

    Speaker Name & Bio:
    Ellen Smith, Group Manager for Strategic and Policy Planning, Bay Area Rapid Transit

    Event Location 
    Drake's Dealership 
    2325 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 95612

    Registration Fees
    $40 - Member
    $45 - Non Member
    $20 - Student

    Please register by Monday, February 4, 2019
    Oakland, CA, United States

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