JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
The Architectural Practice Committee will host a quarterly conference call on Thursday, January 23 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Video conference call-in number: For web connection, go to: https://www.spiderphone.com/05698937 (This link will help connect both your browser) and dial +1 212-812-2800 and enter 0569 8937 for phone connection. Click the title above for more information.
The mission of the Architectural Practice Committee is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.
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Welcome to the Architectural Practice Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
The SAME Executive Committee approved the establishment of the new Architectural Practice Committee, effective Nov. 16, 2012. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your committee’s first chair. The committee is an outgrowth of an architectural group which was formed in October 2012 with prior recipients of the SAME national Urbahn Medal which is awarded annually to one SAME architect for his or her eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture. The Urbahn Medal group will serve as the advisory board for the national Architectural Practice Committee.
Our intent is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.
The committee is organized into four focus areas:
SAME Architecture Practice Committee leadership invite you to join us to build a successful committee in the coming years to best serve SAME architects. If you have any suggestions or input, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee officers.
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee
The Architectural Practice Committee will host a quarterly conference call on Thursday, January 23 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Video conference call-in number: For web connection, go to: https://www.spiderphone.com/05698937 (This link will help connect both your browser) and dial +1 212-812-2800 and enter 0569 8937 for phone connection.
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Central Standard Time; 10:00 am to 11:30 am Mountain Standard Time; 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Pacific Standard Time; 8:00 am to 9:30 am, Alaska Standard Time; 7:00 am to 8:30 am, Hawaii Standard Time.
The agenda includes a committee focus area initiatives update, 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD credited presentation, and open discussion.
The guest speaker will be Keith F. Lashway, P.E., Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, International Masonry Institute and President, Capital District Post, SAME who will present a presentation titled “Lessons Learned in the Masonry Field.”
This session will highlight ten often made masonry construction and design mistakes. These mistakes will tend to lead to on-going building performance issues throughout the course of the building’s life. Topics include new material understanding, moisture and movement issues, field testing, supervisory methods, and constructability. Cavity wall construction will be used as the wall system for all discussions. Masonry materials will include brick, block, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry units, mortar, grout, and plaster coatings. The presentation will use case studies and recommended design guidelines that reduce construction and design mistakes.
Create membership value through the conduct of technical, outreach, business, and educational energy and sustainability programs & events for the society.
The work done by the members of SAME national committees and councils is key to the success of SAME's overall mission: Connecting military, government and private-sector members of the A/E/C community to promote education and professional development, and to advance business practices, technologies and techniques used in the profession. The committees and councils offer numerous opportunities for a variety of professionally- and personally-rewarding experiences by:
To learn more about each committee or council—or to get involved! Select the link below.
Col. Dan Grey, PE., USA (Ret.)
American International Contractors, Inc.
Vice Chair for Joint Engineer Doctrine and Policy
RADM Chuck Kubic, CEC, USN (Ret)
Kubic Engineer Group
Vice Chair for Engineer Schools
LTC Shawn Howley, USA (Ret)
Director, Joint Engineer Operations Course
Facilitate discussion among the military services and industry on current joint engineer operations and the issues that need to be addressed for future joint engineer operations.
The desired end state is the increased relevancy of SAME within the Joint Force and Component Engineer Communities.
Please select a committee from the list below: