Continuing Education in Kansas City

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street 
Kansas City, Missouri 64105 
Tele: 1-816-421-6800

Accommodations: Click here to be redirected to lodging information, which is provided as part of the SAME Small Business Conference room block. Click here to reserve your room today!

SAME-Competing Successfully for DOD Architect-Engineer Contracts  
1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs 8:00am-5pm

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. Complete Description

SMPS-The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace
1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 CEUs, 8 AIA LUs 8:00am-5pm

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. Complete Description

Register for an SAME Continuing Education Course prior to Sept.30 and take advantage of the Early Bird Discounted rate. Registrations made Sept. 30 and thereafter are at the regular rate.


SAME Member

Beginning Oct. 1

Government/Military $240 $320 $300 $400
Industry  $400 $480 $500 $600
Small Business $360 n/a $450 n/a

SMPS Course

Early Bird-Sept 30

Beginning Oct. 1

Industry $320 $440 $395 $545

Please review the SAME Refund & Cancelation Policy

SAME Board of Direction Meeting l May 20, 2014

SAME Board of Direction Meeting
Orlando, Fla.
Tuesday, May 20 l 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Webinar: How to Interpret and Implement the Recently Updated UFC 4-010-01, Antiterrorism and Force Protection Requirements

Hosted by the SAME Architectural Practice Committee

Thursday,  June 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT
1.5 PDHs, 1.5 AIA LUs/HSW

Moderator: Rad Delaney, AIA, F.SAME, CDM Smith 
  • Mark P. Gardner, P.E., Blast Security Consultant, Managing Engineer, Hinman
  • Jeffrey Nielsen, P.E., Antiterrorism Standards Engineer, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Course Materials:

2014 JETC Presentations

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STEM and Mentoring Programs
Moderator: Marc Bialek, Director of Membership & Post Operations, SAME HQ
• Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), VP, Corporate Director of Federal Programs, LEO A DALY
• Heather Wishart-Smith, P.E., F.SAME, Vice President, Jacobs
• Corey Weaver, EIT, Structural Engineer, USACE Huntington District
• Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM, Marketing Director, ARGO Systems LLC

First-Time Attendee and New Member Orientation
• Marc Bialek, Director of Membership & Post Operations, SAME HQ
• Ann McLeod, CEM, CAE, Director of Meetings & Expositions, SAME HQ

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2013 SAME Urbahn Medal Recipient Lecture
Moderator: David Packard, RA, PMP, Program Manager, USACE Northwestern Division
Charles Enos, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, EYP Architecture & Engineering PC
Edmond Gauvreau, AIA, Chief, Planning Branch, Installation Support Community, HQ USACE
JJ Tang, AIA, Principal, Federal Programs, HDR

BUILDER Implementation by DOD Military Departments
Moderator: Robert Van Vonderen, P.E., Deputy, Range/Base Civil Engineer, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron
• Lance Marrano, Sustainment Management System Program Manager, ERDC-CERL
• Bil Hawkins, P.E., PMP, Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure Assessment Program, AFCEC
• Stacey Hirata, P.E., SES, Chief, Installation Support Division, HQ USACE

Contracting in the AOR: Lessons Learned from Government Perspective (no slides)
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, USA, Deputy Commanding General, Military and International Operations, HQ USACE
• Julie Anderson, Regional Contracting Chief, USACE Northwestern Division
• Col. Daniel Grey, P.E., USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors Inc.
• Col. Richard Heitkamp, Deputy Commander, USACE Transatlantic Division
• Brig. Gen. Stephen Leisenring, USA, Deputy Director of Contracting, HQ USACE
• Joe Sciabica, SES, Director, AFCEC

Microgrids and Energy Security
Moderator: Capt. Michael Blount, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Vice President, Federal Division, Balfour Beatty Construction
• The Honorable William C. “Bill” Anderson, Esq., Director, Strategy and Business Development, Eaton Corp.
• Kevin Whitt, P.E., Utilities and Energy Product Line Manager, NAVFAC Atlantic

PFASs – Emerging Contaminants
Moderator: Melissa Helton, PG, Senior Project Manager, AMEC E&I
• Hud Heaton, P.E., Program Manager, MMRP, AMEC E&I
• Shalene Thomas, Associate Assessor, AMEC E&I
• Robert Delaney, DSMOA Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
• Harry Behzadi, Vice President, Operations, Accutest

Response to National Disasters
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, USA (Ret.), Director, Water Resources & Coastal Resiliency, Dewberry
• William Anderson, Director, TISP
• Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA
• Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., SES, Director, Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, HQ USACE
• Col. Paul Owen, P.E., USA, Commander, USACE New York District

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Succeed in Today’s Challenging Federal Marketplace
Moderator: Gita Murthy, Ph.D., CEO, RORE Inc.
• Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC
• Clarence McAllister, P.E., CEO, Fortis Networks
• Elizabeth Myers, Deputy for Small Business, USACE Jacksonville District
• Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Senior Program Manager, Tetra Tech Inc.
• Mary Urey, Director, Small Business Programs, AFICA

Current Practices with Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Contracts
Moderator: Capt. Scott Hurst, P.E., CEC, USN, Executive Officer, NAVFAC Southeast
• Renee Comfort, Chief of Contracts, NAVFAC Southeast
• Paige Brosch, Chief of Execution Branch, Directorate of Contracting, USACE Savannah District
• Lt. Col. Richard Marsh, USAF, Commander, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron
• Jennifer P. Fogg, CPF, F.SAME, CEO, ASSET Group Inc.

DOD Facility Design & Construction Strategic Focus and Direction
Moderator: JJ Tang, AIA, Principal, Federal Programs, HDR
• Scott Wick, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, Chief Architect, HQ USACE
• Gene Mesick, RA, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC
• Raymond Rodriguez, NCARB+GGP, LEED AP, Technical Discipline Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast

Joint Engineer Doctrine
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, P.E., USA, USACE Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers
• BG Anthony Funkhouser, Commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School
• Rear Adm. (sel.) Louis Cariello, P.E., CEC, USN, Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Col. David DeMartino, P.E., USAF, Director of Staff, AFCEC
• Col. Allan Webster, USA, USCENTCOM, J4 Engineer

Low Level Radiological Contamination
Moderator: Alan Solow, CEO, Cabrera Services Inc.
• Nicki Fatherly, FUSRAP Program Manager, HQ USACE
• William Lorenz, PE, Senior Program Manager, Cabrera Services, Inc.
• Steve Rima, Vice President, Radiological Services, AMEC E&I
• Mark Duff, Environmental Remediation Manager, Paducah Project Manager, LATA Kentucky

Toward Energy and Water Sustainability - Technology and Industry Trends
Moderator: Glen DeWillie, P.E., Vice President, Division General Manager, HydroGeoLogic Inc.
• James Galvin, Ph.D., Program Manager, ESTCP, DOD
• Rick Galloway, Senior Vice President, Atkins

Building Information Management
Moderator: Leo Fernandez, BIM Manager, Pond & Company
• Scott Wick, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, Chief Architect, HQ USACE
• David Gutierrez, AIA, Architect, Capital Improvements, NAVFAC HQ
• Gene Mesick, RA, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC

Commissioning: Industry and DOD Approaches and Impacts
Moderator: Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Farnsworth Group Inc.
• Ian McIntosh, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
• Dennis Milsten, P.E., Associate Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, CFM Central Office
• Stan Yekalis, PE, LEED AP, CPMP, Mechanical Engineering Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast
• Tom Jamieson, Mechanical Engineer, HQ USACE
• Col. David DeMartino, P.E., USAF, Director of Staff, AFCEC

Contracting in the AOR: Lessons Learned from Industry Perspective
Moderator: Col. William Haight III, P.E., USA (Ret.), Senior Program Manager, The Louis Berger Group
• Col. Daniel Grey, P.E., USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors Inc.
• Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), President, Kubic Engineer Group
• Charles Mouzannar, P.E., Executive Vice President, AMEC

Developing Engineers and the Value of Credentialing
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Defense Sector, Atkins
• Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Vice President, Dewberry
• William Hasbrook Jr., DBIA, MEMS, Excecutive Vice President and Managing Director, OHL Texas
• J. Zachary Bedford, President, MacDonald-Bedford LLC
• Laureen Borochaner, P.E., Chief of Engineering, USACE Jacksonville District
• Vice Adm. Michael Loose, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Parsons


Installation Energy Reduction Initiatives: Service Panel
Moderator: Ralph Kaneshiro, P.E., CEM, Director of Navy Programs, Aerostar SES LLC
• David Bek, P.E., Director, Energy Directorate, AFCEC
• Capt. John Kliem, P.E., CEC, USN, Director, Base Operating Support Programs, CNIC
• Kristine Kingery, EIT, Director, Army Sustainability Policy, ODASA (E&S)
• David Williams, Program Manager, Energy, HQ USACE 

Sustainability UFC Updates
Moderator: Paula Loomis, AIA, F.SAME, Sustainability Program Manager, HQ USACE
Speaker: Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Director, Sustainable Design Services, Woolpert Inc.

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