Continuing Education Program-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.

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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.




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