Cracking the Contracting Code for Large-Scale Solar Webinar

Thursday, February 21, 2013
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST
1 PDH

This webinar will provide ways to crack the code for large scale project development through new developments in federal contracting and finance. Using the recent U.S. Navy 20 year Power Purchase Agreement for a 13.78 MW solar power plant at Naval Air Weapons Station-China Lake as a case study, webinar attendees will learn ways to overcome contracting hurdles for large scale solar including the use of Power Purchase Agreements. Click here to read the course summary. [PDF]

Registration Type Member Fee Non-Member Fee
SAME Industry $100 $150
SAME Industry-Small Business $50 n/a
Military/Govt./Academia $25 $50

For technical and course questions, please contact Belle Febbraro, Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For registration questions, please contact Amira Ismail, Registration manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This webinar will be recorded! If the webinar time slot does not fit into your schedule or time zone, you can access the webinar recording to watch at your leisure anytime, anywhere. Full access will be given to all registrants to download the recordings and all the presentation materials after the live event. Webinar login information will be sent to the registered attendee's e-mail address five (5) days prior and again one (1) day prior to the scheduled webinar. Pre-webinar systems testing should be done by participants of the webinar prior to the event. This will ensure that you are able to see and hear the webinar without any issues.

NOTE: The network security settings for each organization may vary. Please click on the link below to check your security settings to ensure system capability to support webinar access. We also advise that you click on the link below, again, approximately 30 minutes prior to the webinar for which you registered to double-check access and verify system capabilities.
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SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the webinar and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The last day to cancel your registration is Wednesday, February 13, 2013. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services for assistance.

For more information on this webinar, please contact Belle Febbraro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Day to Register Online is February 20, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. EST
If you miss the registration deadline please e-mail Belle Febbraro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Continuing Education Program-Charlotte

Charlotte

October 23-25, 2012
The Blake Hotel |Charlotte, N.C.

Join SAME in Charlotte, a city known as the heart of racing, for continuing education courses designed to speed up your career!  The Charlotte Continuing Education Program (CEP) offers the opportunity to take multiple courses over the course of three days and gain valuable PDHs to get your career ahead of the pack.

Accommodations
The Blake Hotel
555 South McDowell Street Charlotte, NC 28204

The Blake Hotel is situated in downtown Charlotte's vibrant business district. It is conveniently located just four blocks from the Time Warner Cable Arena, four blocks from the Convention Center, seven blocks from Bank of America Stadium-home of the Carolina Panthers, and just seven miles from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

The room rate per night is $95.00, plus tax. Parking is available at the following rates: $5 for daily, $10 for overnight guests. To make a reservation click here or call 1-888-664-6835 and use the group code: Society of American Military Engineers.

Directions
From the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport to the Blake Hotel:

  1. Exit 9B John Belk Freeway/ I-277
  2. Exit 1E College St/ Downtown Charlotte
  3. Right at second light on MLK Blvd
  4. Take MLK Blvd to the third light
  5. The Blake Hotel will be directly in front

Click the title below to register:
Online Registration for CEP-Charlotte will close on October 16, 2012. On-site registration will be provided for an additional $50 per course. All courses listed below are confirmed and will be held. So go ahead and make your travel arrangements!

 

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 2012-CEP Schedule Charlotte

SAME- Competing Successfully for DOD Architect-Engineer Contracts - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs
Click here for the full course description.

This course will give an overview of the DoD AE Evaluation and Selection Processes with a special focus on key aspects of planning, preparing and submitting winning proposals. Whether a seasoned veteran of AE contract competitions or for those new to the game, you can learn more on how to improve your chances of moving up and into the winning field of the most highly competitive firms.

SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
Click here for the full course description.

The two-day Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects workshop will help contracting and project management personnel plan and execute an effective and efficient Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15.3 best value source selection from start to finish. The workshop covers acquisition planning, market research, development of technical evaluation factors, subfactors and standards, and RFP structure. It also covers the proposal evaluation process, exchanges with offers, debriefings and protest avoidance and concludes with a segment on lessons learned from past source selections.

SAME- Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Agreements - 1 Day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs
Click here for the full description.

This one-day course is a facilitated workshop that will teach networking approaches for identifying and selecting teaming partners and teaming strategies for winning Federal Small Business Set Aside contracts. Attendees will receive Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Agreements. Topics include the “matchmaking” aspect of business relationships, the components of a Mentor Protégé Agreement following SBA guidelines, RFP requirements for long term and sole source contracts, and more. If you want to establish a Mentor Protégé or a Joint Venture professional relationship, this hands-on course is for you.

DBIA- Fundamental of Project Delivery- 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
Click here for full course description

This course provides a general overview of the attributes of all the major project delivery systems, procurement methodologies and contracting approaches. It sets the stage for DBIA's other three core courses.

DBIA- Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery-1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
Click here for full course description

This course addresses the use of design-build as a project delivery method, focusing on essential concepts and characteristics, as well as critical elements of the RFQ/RFP process and overall project management. It is an interactive, problem-solving course where students can take part in a structured team-learning environment.

DBIA- Design-Build Contract and Risk Management-1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
Click here for full course description

This course focuses on applying effective contracting language as well as insurance, bonding and surety products and strategies to successful design-build project delivery. Key issues relevant to public and private sector owners and design-build entity teams are addressed, making this seminar a must for anyone utilizing integrated project delivery. The course emphasizes providing relevant legal, contracting, insurance and risk management knowledge with strategies for applying this knowledge to the evaluation of your existing risk mitigation measures.


SAME Cancelation and Refund Policy:

Cancelations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after October 2, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

 

 

 

Continuing Education Program- Alexandria

 

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August 8-9, 2012
Holiday Inn Hotel | Old Town, Alexandria Va.

Join SAME in historical Alexandria, Va. and earn 6.5 PDHs by signing up for the Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace course. The Program will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Post Leaders Workshop (PLW).


Accommodations
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town Alexandria
625 First Street, Alexandria Va. 22314

SAME has reserved a room block for all CEP-Alexandria attendees. More details to come later.

Click the title below to register:

 

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SMPS – The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace - 6.5 PDH’s, 6.5 CEUs
Click here for the full course description.

During this interactive workshop, you will gain the special skills, techniques, and tools necessary to develop and maintain a successful business development program for your professional services firm. Business development plays a crucial role in the business model of a successful A/E/C practice. As a business developer, your contribu¬tions can make a significant impact on your firm’s bottom line—under any market conditions. Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge, and build a strong network of contacts through SMPS education.


SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after July 18, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

A decision on holding the course will be made on July 18, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

Chicago Post SAME: 2013 Inaugural Scholarship and Warrior Banquet Registration

Click here to register

Who: Chicago and Lake Michigan Post members, and any other regional or national SAME members who would like to join!   Major General Semonite, deputy commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers, will be joining us as the guest speaker!

What: 1st Annual Scholarship and Warrior Banquet!   Enjoy SAME camaraderie, hear from senior leaders in USACE, NAVFAC, and SAME national, have a great dinner in a resort, and dance the night away!!!!

Where: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort just north of Chicago’s O’Hare airport right off of Interstate 294….just go to the hotel link on our website if you would like to reserve a room at a low rate of $109 for the night!

When: Veteran’s Day Weekend… Saturday the 9th of November with cocktail hour starting at 6pm, dinner and program from 7-9pm, and social/dancing from 9-11pm.

Why: Why not!  Great opportunity to mix program reviews with a bit of fun while at the same time focusing on recognition of the 2012/2013 Academic Scholarship program, and how we have supported the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House locally in Chicago…..more importantly, this event has a goal of helping us to expand academic scholarship/STEM offerings and support to our local warriors for the 2014 SAME program.  As you go through the registration process, you will have an opportunity to customize any donations beyond your sponsorship or individual tickets towards either of these 2014 programs!   The funds raised if you buy a sponsorship will be split equally between the 2014 scholarship and warrior programs.

Click here to register

Continuing Education Program-Seoul


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April 2-4, 2012
Millennium Seoul Hilton | Seoul, South Korea

Join SAME in Seoul, Korea for two SAME Continuing Education Program (CEP) courses. The Program will be held in conjunction with the Peninsula Engineer Conference (PEC). Attendees of the 2012 PEC will have the opportunity to gain valuable training and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the CEP-Seoul. The Program will be held at the Millennium Seoul Hilton 395, 5-ga, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

These two CEP courses are focused on supporting A/E/C professionals working in and for the engineering services of the U.S. military, and all of which offer opportunities to earn PDHs. See below for more information on the courses to be held in Seoul.

Accommodations
Millennium Seoul Hilton
395, 5-ga, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu,
Seoul, South Korea 100-802

SAME has negotiated special group rates at the Millennium Seoul Hilton for attendees of the Peninsula Conference. The room rate for a deluxe room is U.S. $230.00, including service charge and tax. The cut-off date to receive the group rate (or until the block is full) is March 18, 2012. To reserve a room call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and indicate you are with the SAME 2012 Peninsula Engineer Conference.

Studying for the PMP exam?  Want tips from an expert on how to study for and pass the exam?  Click below to register today for the PMP Review course in Seoul, Korea.  Hurry, registration closes March 28, 2012!

Click the title below to register:

  •           Monday, April 2, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
              Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
              Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    SAME- PMP Exam Preparatory Course
    - 3 day, 24 PDHs, 24 AIA LUs
    Join us for the three day PMP Exam Preparatory Course designed to give you the information you need to pass the PMP exam.  This three day interactive course prepares project managers to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination, a requisite for achieving certification as a PMPR. The curriculum will review the principles and concepts addressed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and offers insights and tips that help students choose the best answers on the PMP exam. Attendees will receive 24 PDHs for attending this course (24 AIA LUs).



    SAME - Energy Management for DOD Installations
    - 1.5 Days, 12 PDHs and 12 LUs/HSW/SD Cancelled
    Click here for the full course description.
    The one and a half day Energy Management for DOD Installations course will outline strategies for DOD Installation Owners to improve energy usage. Current DOD Energy Management policies, goal and date reporting will be reviewed. Attendees will learn the best practices to create energy and water saving opportunities for DOD installation owners including renewable energy, energy storage and financing energy investments.


    SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after March 16, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services to do so. A decision on holding the courses will be made on March 16, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded. 

    Student Chapter Workshop

    Student Chapter Information

    SAME will host another Student Chapter/Faculty Meeting October 12-13, 2012 in St. Louis, MO. SAME will pay for the airfare not to exceed $500 and lodging for one night for up to 10 Faculty Advisors and 10 Post College Outreach liaisons. We would like to get a Faculty Representative and a Post College Outreach liaison from the same school. The workshop will cover the following objectives:-

    • provide an opportunity for Student Chapter Faculty Advisors to learn more about SAME and military engineering
    • discuss how SAME can best support our Student Chapters, and
    • discuss how Student Chapters can provide value to students working toward architecture, engineering and environmental degrees

    Contact Kashae Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for more information.

    St. Louis Airport Marriott
    10700 Pear Tree Lane
    St. Louis, MO 63134
    Parking Fee: $5 (daily or overnight)

    Since the rooms will be paid for by SAME, there is no reservation code. A rooming list will be submitted to the hotel once the faculty and liaison are chosen.

    2012 Student Chapter Workshop agenda

    Continuing Education Program-Honolulu

    Honolulu

    Sept. 20-21, 2012

    Travel to paradise for an educational opportunity not to be missed! Join SAME in Honolulu, Hawaii for two CEP courses: Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects and Early Contractor Involvement. Attendees can earn up to 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
    Course instructor Katherine Stockton, dba of FTG Consulting, will outline best practices for designing and executing a source selection plan that meets Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15.3. for the Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects course.

    Location
    Hickam Officers' Club
    Building 901, Hickam AFB, HI 96818
    808-448-4608

    Click the title below to register:
    SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    SAME - Early Contractor Involvement - (ECI) 1 day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs/HSW/SD
    Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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    SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
    Click here for the full course description.

    This two-day course will help proposal writers, marketing specialists, program managers, new Government contract specialists and contracting officers better understand the best value processes.  The workshop examines the range of best value strategiesdescribed in FAR 15.3 and covers a variety of related topics including Government acquisition planning, market research, proposal evaluation processes and documentation requirements with a segment on debriefings and tips on ways to enhance proposal preparation to ensure compliance with the Government requirements.

    SAME - Early Contractor Involvement - (ECI) 1 day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs/HSW/SD
    Click here for the full description.

    This course will provide participants with an understanding of: The adaptation of FAR Clauses 16.403-2 and 52.216-17 to construction—key terminology/concepts; Structure of the Bid Schedule; Calculation of the Profit Range and significance of Initial Target Profit in the bid; Recommended RFP evaluation criterion; Expectations of all stakeholders during Design Phase (Preconstruction Services); Negotiating Firm Target Price and Firm Fixed Price; Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Requirements; and Lessons Learned in thru all phases of project delivery.


    SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

    A decision on holding the course will be made on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

     

     

    Course Offerings

    SAME Continuing Education offers a collection of onsite and online educational workshops geared towards architects and engineers, construction and project managers, designers, contractors, and contracting professionals working with the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies.

    Browse through our course offerings for the current year below.

    2014 CEP Courses

    NEW! Know Yourself, Live Your Mission, Lead Your People: How to be a More Effective Leader - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs

    We have an immediate need for more inspiring and compassionate leadership in our world and you can make a positive difference by leading your people with vision, confidence and trust.
    This very interactive, one-day seminar will challenge you to redefine or enhance your leadership style and effectiveness through lecture, case studies, group and individual exercises and healthy debate and discussion. Click here for a complete course description.


    Federal Source Selection: Making it Work for Government and Industry Webinar - 2 Days, 4 PDHs, 4 AIA LUs

    This webinar will provide you an overview of the Federal Source Selection process, making it work for both Government and Industry, focusing on: (1) What is Best Value Source Selection, versus Sealed Bidding, and When the Methodology is Used…Low Price Technically Acceptable vs. Tradeoff vs. Other Best Value contract actions; (2) DoD and Civilian Agency Specific Approaches; (3) Government Request for Proposal Development, Source Selection Evaluation Factors, the Evaluation Process and Award; (4) Preparing Industry Proposal for Success…Do’s and Don’ts; (5) What May Cause Protests and Chances of Prevailing; and (6) Future of the Use of Source Selection methodologies and trends, as viewed by DoD and Civilian agencies.
    Click here for webinar description.


    The Total Building Commissioning Process – What It Is and What It Is NOT! - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs | HSW
    Now offered as a webinar

    Commissioning (Cx) and Re- or retro-commissioning (RCx), or the process of ensuring that a new or existing building’s performance continues to meet or exceed its design over time, is increasingly the target of government policy and the beneficiary of market forces. New Federal, State and Local mandates, in conjunction with voluntary, market-based standards, are poised to transform the Cx/RCx marketplace. Click here for complete course description


    Federal Source Selection: Making it Work for Government and Industry - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs

    This course will provide you an overview of the Federal Source Selection process, making it work for both Government and Industry, focusing on: (1) What is Best Value Source Selection, versus Sealed Bidding, and When the Methodology is Used…Low Price Technically Acceptable vs. Tradeoff vs. Other Best Value contract actions; (2) DoD and Civilian Agency Specific Approaches; (3) Government Request for Proposal Development, Source Selection Evaluation Factors, the Evaluation Process and Award; (4) Preparing Industry Proposal for Success…Do’s and Don’ts; (5) What May Cause Protests and Chances of Prevailing; and (6) Future of the Use of Source Selection methodologies and trends, as viewed by DoD and Civilian agencies. Click here for a complete course description.


    Competing Successfully for DOD Architect-Engineer Contracts - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs
    Now offered as a webinar

    This course will give an overview of the DoD AE Evaluation and Selection Processes with a special focus on key aspects of planning, preparing and submitting winning proposals. Whether a seasoned veteran of AE contract competitions or for those new to the game, you can learn more on how to improve your chances of moving up and into the winning field of the most highly competitive firms. Click here for a complete course description.


    Energy Management for DOD Installations - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs | HSW

    The one day Energy Management for DOD Installations course will outline strategies for DOD Installation Owners to improve energy usage. Current DOD Energy Management policies, goal and date reporting will be reviewed. Attendees will learn the best practices to create energy and water saving opportunities for DOD installation owners including renewable energy, energy storage and financing energy investments. Click here for the full course description.


    Increasing the Sustainability of Existing DOD Buildings - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, USGBC Certified for 7.5 GBCI CE hours and 8 AIA LUs | HSW | SD

    Fifteen percent of the buildings owned by the federal government and military services are required to meet the guidelines for High Performance Sustainable Buildings. This course gives facility managers, designers and facility engineers the tools needed to asses and implement sustainability and energy improvements to their facilities. The course uses the well-developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Building rating system as a framework for applying overall building sustainability. Click here for the agenda and full course description.


    Project Management Best Business Practices - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs

    Enhance your Project Management skills through effective project management training. Learn effective, professional, and practical techniques that will delight your clients and keep your projects on budget and delivered on time. This is hands-on training that you can use in your office the very next day. Click here for a complete course description


    Project Risk Management - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs

    This one-day course draws upon Project Risk Management principles, tools and techniques as promulgated by the Project Management Institute (PMI®); but, it also incorporates elements of the Construction Extension, standards of practice from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and provides examples of risk management as practiced within the uniformed services. Click here for a complete course description


    Course developed by SAME Strategic Partners:

    Design-Build Institute of America

    DBIA- Fundamental of Project Delivery - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs | HSW | SD

    This course provides a general overview of the attributes of all the major project delivery systems, procurement methodologies and contracting approaches. It sets the stage for DBIA's other three core courses. Click here for full course description


    DBIA- Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs | HSW | SD

    This course addresses the use of design-build as a project delivery method, focusing on essential concepts and characteristics, as well as critical elements of the RFQ/RFP process and overall project management. It is an interactive, problem-solving course where students can take part in a structured team-learning environment. Click here for full course description


    DBIA- Design-Build Contract and Risk Management - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs | HSW | SD

    This course focuses on applying effective contracting language as well as insurance, bonding and surety products and strategies to successful design-build project delivery. Key issues relevant to public and private sector owners and design-build entity teams are addressed, making this seminar a must for anyone utilizing integrated project delivery. The course emphasizes providing relevant legal, contracting, insurance and risk management knowledge with strategies for applying this knowledge to the evaluation of your existing risk mitigation measures. Click here for full course description


    International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

    IFMA–CFM® Exam Preparation Workshop - 1 Day, 7 PDHs, .7 CEU

    This workshop is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examination. Instructors for the course are Certified Facility Managers® who have years of facility management experience and can inspire participants' confidence in their ability to successfully complete the exam, earning the distinction and privilege of being a CFM. Click here for a complete course description.


    Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

    SMPS – The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace - 1 Day, 6.5 PDH’s, 6.5 CEUs

    During this interactive, day-long workshop, you will gain the special skills, techniques, and tools necessary to develop and maintain a successful business development program for your professional services firm. Business development plays a crucial role in the business model of a successful A/E/C practice. As a business developer, your contribu¬tions can make a significant impact on your firm’s bottom line—under any market conditions. Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge, and build a strong network of contacts through SMPS education. Click here for the full course description.


     

    Continuing Education Program-Okinawa


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    July 30-31, 2012

    August 2-3, 2012
    Kadena Air Base | Okinawa, Japan

    Join SAME in Okinawa for the Design-Build for DOD Practitioners continuing education course. The two-day course explains the basic principles established by the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), and features examples of military construction projects procured under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). CEP-Okinawa will be held at the Rocker NCO Club, Kadena Air Force Base and will be hosted by the SAME Okinawa Field Chapter.

    *IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*

    • Registration is now closed for the first session, July 30-31.
    • A second session has been scheduled for Aug 2-3. Click here to register now.
    • Registration for the second session closes at 9:00 a.m. EDT on July 16.
    • Attendees for both sessions will be contacted the week of July 16 to allow individuals to attend the first session if we have attendees from the first session who will agree to move to the second session. We will attempt to accommodate all attendee preferences.


    Accommodations
    On-base lodging is available at Shogun Inn.
    The Shogun Inn features spacious accommodations for all ranks with affordable prices. All Shogun Inn guest rooms are wired for internet access. Contact guest services regarding reservations at DSN 632-1010 or 632-1101, FAX 632-1740. You can also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Off-base lodging option near Kadena Air Base:
    Crown Hotel
    4-1-51 Uechi, Okinawa-shi
    Okinawa, Japan 904-0031
    Telephone:+81-98-933-2551
    Fax: +81-98-932-2194

    Click the title below to register:

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      SAME- Design-Build for DOD Practitioners Course
      - 2 day, 16 PDHs

      Click here for a complete course description.

      In this workshop Owners and Design-Build practicioners will learn how to obtain the most possible scope for Firm-Fixed-Price contracts through the use of Performance Based Design-Build Procurement and Best Value Selection. The course will focus on both new and renovation design and construction projects, and show examples of how sustainability and energy savings are being met cost effectively.

      SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
      Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after Friday, July 13, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There will be NO on-site registrations due to security access to the base.

      You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services to do so. The decision has been made to hold at least the first session. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded. 

      Past and Future National SAME Conferences

      The Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is the major annual event for SAME. In addition to technical and continuing education events, this national program includes the annual Members' Meeting and Installation of Officers and Directors, the meeting of the Senior Executive Group, the presentation of the SAME Annual Awards, and the spring Board Meeting. Frequently, the Engineering Service Chiefs will schedule command meetings for their officers and senior civilians in concert with these annual SAME events.

      The event was hosted in the past by local SAME Posts with the assistance of SAME HQ. In 2009, SAME HQ resumed planning and organizational leader for the conferences. The local Post continues to partner with HQ to provide important support for local events and functions.

      Future Sites for SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo

      Year, Location, Dates, Local Post Partner(s)

      • 2014 - Orlando, Fla., Jacksonville Post, May 20-23
      • 2015 - Houston, Texas, Houston-Galveston Post, May 19-22
      • 2016 - Phoenix, Az., May 24-27
      • 2017 - Columbus, Ohio, May 23-26
      • 2018 - Kansas City, Mo., May 22-25

      Past Sites for SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo

      • 2013 San Diego, Calif.
      • 2012 St. Louis, Mo.
      • 2011 Ft. Worth (Grapevine, Texas)
      • 2010 Atlanta, Ga.
      • 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah
      • 2008 Minneapolis, Minn.
      • 2007 Philadelphia, Pa.
      • 2006 New Orleans, La.
      • 2005 Louisville, Ky.
      • 2004 San Antonio, Texas
      • 2003 Seattle, Wash.
      • 2002 Kansas City, Mo.
      • 2001 Nashville, Tenn.
      • 2000 San Diego, CA.
      • 1999 Houston, Texas
      • 1998 New York City
      • 1997 Washington, D.C.
      • 1996 Louisville, Ky.
      • 1995 Omaha, Neb.
      • 1994 Nashville, Tenn.
      • 1993 Dallas, Texas
      • 1992 New Orleans, La.
      • 1991 Seattle, Wash.
      • 1990 Dayton, Ohio
      • 1989 Kansas City, Mo.
      • 1988 Atlanta, Ga.
      • 1987 San Francisco, Calif.
      • 1986 Jacksonville, Fl.
      • 1985 Pittsburgh, Penn.
      • 1984 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
      • 1983 St. Louis, Mo.
      • 1982 San Antonio, Texas
      • 1981 San Diego, Calif.
      • 1980 Chicago, Ill.
      • 1979 Boston, Mass.

      United States Coast Guard Academy Engineer Cadet Dinner

      April 15, 2014

      U.S. Coast Guard Academy Officer’s Club
      15 Mohegan Ave. New London, Conn. 06320

      Join SAME in celebrating the accomplishments of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2013 Engineer Graduates at a dinner in their honor.  The dinner features Keynote Speaker Rear Adm. Ronald Rábago, USGC, the Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, and USCG Chief Engineer.

      For inquiries regarding the United States Coast Guard Academy Engineer Cadet Dinner, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , USCG or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , USCG.

      Agenda

      • Registration and Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      • Dinner and Keynote 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

      Attire: Civilian-Business Attire, Military-Service Dress Blue Uniform

      Registration
      Registration includes one ticket to the dinner event, and one drink ticket for attendees over 21.

      Registration Type Member Fee Non-Member Fee
      Industry $50 $75
      Military/ Civil Service $35 $50
      Invited Guest (Military /Civil Service) $35 $50
      Cadets $0 $0
      Cadet Guest $15 $15

      For registration assistance please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


      Sponsorship Opportunities
      Show your support of the USCG Engineer Class of 2014 by becoming a sponsor. Contact Stephanie Satterfield, SAME Marketing Sales Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information regarding sponsorships.
       
      Sponsorhip Level Fee
      Platinum
      Includes three individual event tickets and sponsor recognition in program and on event website.
      $750
       
      Gold
      Includes two individual event tickets and sponsor recognition in program and on event website.
      $500
       
      Silver
      Includes one individual event ticket and sponsor recognition in program and on event website.
      $250
       
      Bronze
      Includes sponsor recognition in program and on event website.
      $150
       

      Thank you to our sponsors!



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      Continuing Education Program-Atlanta

      cep-logoFebruary 15, 2012

      Embassy Suites Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia

      Join SAME in “Hotlanta” and sign up for one of the two sizzling CEP course offerings sure to set your career in motion! The Atlanta Continuing Education Program will be held at the Embassy Suites Buckhead located at 3285 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305.

      These two CEP courses focused on supporting A/E/C professionals working in and for the engineering services of the U.S. military, and all of which offer opportunities to earn Professional Development Hours. See below for more information on the courses to be held in Atlanta.

       

       

      Accommodations

      Embassy Suites Buckhead
      3285 Peachtree Road NE
      Atlanta, Georgia 30305

      SAME has reserved a room block for the SAME CEP-Atlanta for all attendees. The rate per night for a king room is $149.00 + tax. Government room rate is $133.00. To make a reservation call 404-266-4805 or click here and use the SAME Group Code: SAM.

       

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      Last day to register online: Feb. 6, 2012

      SAME- PMP Exam Preparatory Course (3 day, 24 PDHs, 24 AIA LUs) CANCELLED
      Click here for a complete course description.

      Join us for the three day PMP Exam Preparatory Course designed to give you the information you need to pass the PMP exam.  This three day interactive course prepares project managers to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination, a requisite for achieving certification as a PMPR. The curriculum will review the principles and concepts addressed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and offers insights and tips that help students choose the best answers on the PMP exam. Attendees will receive 24 PDHs for attending this course (24 AIA LUs).

      SAME- Contracting and Ethics for Small Business (1 day, 8 PDHs)
      Click here for a complete course description.

      Take this course to gain understanding of the government contract process and to learn the basics of contract formation. Attendees will better understand government contracts from the client perspective. Expect a comprehensive overview of the available avenues and advantages given small businesses through set-asides and how to maximize that advantage. Throughout the day, ample opportunity will be given for questions and answers as well as practical exercises to bring all these concepts together to insure the attendee takes back practical knowledge they can immediately put into place to assist with their marketing and teaming efforts. A guest speaker from a local firm will also be at lunch.

       

      SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after February 6, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services to do so. A decision on holding the course will be made on Feb. 6, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

      Please note that the credit cards of public-sector attendees will not be charged until two weeks prior to the event and purchase orders can be used for payment purposes by selecting Pay by check and sending your P.O. to our Registration Specialist.

       
       

       

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