Committees

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Committee Chair

JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
773.380.7900
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Current Activity

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST. For web connection click here and dial +1 212-812-2800. Enter 0569 8937 for phone connection.

The agenda for the quarterly conference call includes an update on committee focus area initiatives, open discussion, and 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD credited presentation.The AIA credited presentation will be given by Sharon Sartor and Erin Cox, titled "Low Impact Development Plan Overview: Planning and Tools”. 


Mission Statement

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 Message from the Chairman

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:

  • Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, Sustainability Program Manager, USACE
    Goals: presence at AIA national convention, involving in AIA Federal Practice Committee
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  • Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Goals: Establishing architectural sessions at the SAME national conference and at other major regional conferences, supporting SAME continued education programs.
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  • Vice Chair for Communications
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , R.A., PMP, USACE, Omaha, NE.
    Goals: developing an architectural committee web page on the SAME website, and holding bi-monthly conference calls with guest speakers to reach out to SAME architects.
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  • Vice Chair for Coordination among SAME local posts
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, J.W. Waller Assoc., San Antonio, Texas
    Goals: establishing architectural points of contact at SAME regional and local levels and implementing SAME programs certified by AIA.
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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.

Sincerely,
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee


Events and Announcements

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL

The next quarterly conference call is on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST. For web connection click here and dial +1 212-812-2800. Enter 0569 8937 for phone connection.
 
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm,EST; 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, CST; 10:00 am to 11:15 am MST; 9:00 am to 10:15 am, PST; 8:00 am to 9:15 am, AKDT; 7:00 am to 8:15 am, HST.
 
The agenda for the quarterly conference call includes an update on committee focus area initiatives, open discussion, and 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD credited presentation.The AIA credited presentation will be given by Sharon Sartor and Erin Cox, titled "Low Impact Development Plan Overview: Planning and Tools.”
Complete Description 

Social Media

Meetings and Presentations

APC Newsletter

Downloadable Resources

SAME Urbahn Medal History and past recipients

Allied Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - The Public Architects Committee promotes excellence in public architecture and enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities.

 
 

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Committee Mission

Create membership value through the conduct of technical, outreach, business, and educational energy and sustainability programs & events for the society.
 


Energy and Sustainability Leadership Team

  • Chair
    • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , PE, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Balfour Beatty Construction US
  • Vice Chairs
    • Energy - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , PE, LEED AP, CEM, Cardno Tec 
  • Committee Leads
    • Publications Lead – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bioengineering Group
    • Events Lead – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Avila Inc.
    • Private Sector Leads – Ron Torgerson, Worley Parsons; Pete Holland, SP Inc.
    • Public Sector Leads – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , USACE; vacant (nominations please)

Highly Interested members "all terrain players"

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Wright & Company
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Atkins
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Jacobs
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - CH2MHILL
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - RSH Inc.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - SAIC Inc.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Woolpert Inc.
  • Col. Nello Tortora - USACE

Energy and Sustainability Committee Overarching Goals

  1. Establish an “Outreach” Framework with other industry and professional groups on the topics of energy and sustainability
  2. Action a robust “Internal” support program of technical speakers for the Society’s events
  3. Launch a meaningful technical learning program for the membership

Initial Actions

  • Prerequisite - Recruit/Re-up Committee Leadership Members and conduct initial meeting
  • Goal 1 – Initial action: Survey the topical industry and professional groups and establish a meaningful set of shared objectives
  • Goal 2 – Initial action: Connect with all Society event planners and map membership expertise to open needs
  • Goal 3 – Initial action: Identify four topics for webinars and get them scheduled

Downloads

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Committee Chair

Col. Dan Grey, PE., USA (Ret.)
American International Contractors, Inc.
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Committee Vice Chairs

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


Mission

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.

  • Include combatant command engineers, field commanders, training center commanders and supporting contractors.
  • Facilitate discussion among the Engineer Officer training centers at AFIT, AES, CECOS and the Marine Corps Center of Excellence on training and education of engineer forces to support the combatant commanders.

The desired end state is the increased relevancy of SAME within the Joint Force and Component Engineer Communities.
 


Past Events


2014 Goals

  •  Education:
    –  Continue support of Joint Engineer Officer’s Course (JEOC) – Contractors on the Battlefield: 5 Courses, 1 at each service school and 1 OCONUS (PACOM)
    –  Improve support to Service Engineer School
    –  Look at support of Combat Training Centers (Engr Gray Beards)
  • Expand on the 2013 JETC session and Nov 2013 workshop on contract risk allocation and set conditions for improved contractor support for operations.  Include USAID / DOS.  Moderate a 2014 JETC session on lessons learned for Contractors on the Battlefield over the last decade.
  • Moderate 2014 JETC workshops on Engineer Doctrine and developing capability packages showing how industry can augment decreasing uniformed Engineer force structure
  • Identify opportunities where SAME can support the Joint Operational Engineer Board (JOEB)

Presentations

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:

  • helping young professionals with business and technical issues;
  • keeping SAME members up to date on emerging technologies;
  • encouraging international business alliances in the A/E/C industry;
  • working to improve industry-government business practices;
  • working with high-school and college students to encourage the pursuit of a career in the A/E/C industry; and
  • fostering connections among the military, government and private sectors to support homeland defense.

To learn more about each committee or council—or to get involved! Select the link below.

Committees

Councils

Mission Statement

The SAME Emergency Preparedness Committee members work with Federal, State and community emergency management officials and disaster relief organizations to develop and improve plans and capabilities to respond to natural and man–made disasters.

Committee Chair
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.)
CDM Federal Programs Corp.
Phone: 703-814-7364 


News

03/04/2013 - Omaha Post won the streamer with distinction


Reports, Minutes, Members Listing


Resources

Department of Homeland Security National Response Framework Documents (Formerly the National Response Plan)

Webinar

Tropical Storm Lee- The Battle for the Wyoming Valley

Important Readiness & Homeland Security Links

STEM2Attracting Future Engineers

The demand for engineers is rising. Yet we are faced with discouraging statistics on the number of students considering engineering careers, and disappointing math and science scores that place U.S. students’ performance below many industrialized nations. America is simply not going to have the engineers it needs to stay competitive and remain a world a leader in innovation without more investment. Our professions must be able to reach out to our young students to excite, attract and interest them in careers in engineering and related fields.

STEMSupporting Students Today

We can do this by lending support to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that inspire future generations of engineers. Within SAME, our Posts have had many successful K-12 programs and Engineer Week activities. Our focus on STEM will pull it all together and expand our successes in more and different ways including school visits, STEM-related programs, science fairs, inspirational mentoring, and more.


SAME Activities
Competitions & Events
STEM Related Organizations
STEM Resources

SAME Posts are actively engaged in STEM-related activities -- from the West Point Bridge Design Contest to The Boy Scouts Merit Badge Program that offers merit badges related to architecture, engineering, science and math, to local science fairs and more. Contact your local SAME Post for details on what Post Members are doing in your local area.

SAME Engineering and Construction Camps

SAME's strength is its focus on the military engineering element. As such, SAME provides a vibrant program through the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps. These high energy, hands-on, week-long camps for high school students are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services. Previous camps have included:

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  • U.S. Air Force Camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Camp at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
  • U.S. Army Camp in Vicksburg, Miss.
  • U.S. Seabee Camp at Port Hueneme, Calif.

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For details on the SAME Engineering and Construction Camp program visit www.same.org/camps.

Scholarship Programs

In addition, SAME Posts have myriad scholarships in place to mentor students in support of STEM. Scholarship include opportunities to attend an SAME camp, college, or other assistance. For information, review the Post Scholarship Programs page, then contact an SAME Post in your area for details.

National and Regional Competitions & Events

Aspirations in Computing, sponsored by the The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), is the only nationwide recognition for young women in computing and information technology.  NCWIT is a coalition of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing.

Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars), is a program of Society for Science & the Public, and is the premier U.S. and international middle school science and engineering fair competition. It provides an annual forum to spotlight the achievements of middle school students, their school and teachers, and offers a $25,000 top award.

Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. The program is sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.

Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge celebrates the life and entrepreneurial spirit of astronaut Pete Conrad, third man to walk on the Moon. 13 - 18 year old students from around the world use STEM skills to develop business and technical plans for innovative products and services in one of four categories: Aerospace and Aviation, Cybertechnology and Security, Energy and Environment, and Health and Nutrition.

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. To help cultivate the nation’s next generation of great thinkers and innovators and keep them interested in STEM-related issues, Discovery Education and 3M have teamed up to reward students for their science acumen and curiosity, while encouraging them to share that passion by creatively communicating their findings through this national competition. Ten national finalists participate in an exclusive summer mentorship with 3M scientists, and compete for $25,000 and the title, America's Top Young Scientist. For more information please visit

DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition is North America’s premier science writing competition for students grades 7 – 12. Students are asked to think critically about some of the world’s greatest challenges and how they can be overcome through innovations in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The DuPont Challenge was created to honor the memory of the seven heroes of the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle and all who work to encourage the next generation to explore the frontiers of science.

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition free for students in grades 6-9 that challenges students to think about real-world applications of STEM by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and using the scientific method, scientific inquiry, or engineering design process to find a solution. eCYBERMISSION is one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives offered by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The U.S. Army is committed to answering the nation's need for increased national STEM literacy and expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for America’s students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.

FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). It challenges teams of 25 students (grades 9-12) or more to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has Teams (grades 4-8), build LEGO-based robots and develop research projects to develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society. For children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.

FFA Agriscience Fair is a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is held each year during the National FFA Convention. The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA Mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education

Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.

Google Science Fair is an online science competition seeking curious minds between 13 and 18 years of age from the four corners of the globe. In the first year, over 10,000 students from over 91 countries participated, with three exceptional young women from the United States winning.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $5 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.

Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, and provides more than $1.2 million in awards each year. Seven decades since its launch, the program has recognized almost 3,000 finalists with more than $12 million in scholarships. Alumni include holders of more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors. These include four National Medals of Science winners, eleven MacArthur Foundation Fellows, two Fields Medalists and eight Nobel Laureates.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force and administered through the Academy of Applied Sciences, the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a program that encourages students (grades 9-12) to do original research in STEM disciplines by competing for scholarships and recognition.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam™ initiative inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. InvenTeams are granted up to $10,000 each to conceptualize, design and build technological solutions to real-world problems. Working prototypes of the solutions are showcased at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology each June at the Lemelson-MIT Program’s EurekaFest event. The Natick High School InvenTeam and the Newton North High School InvenTeam have produced exemplary projects with sustaining efforts in their schools that will inspire many more youth to be inventive in years to come.

MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national coaching, enrichment and competition program that challenges students with a talent and passion for math in multiple levels of competition. The 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition brought together the nation’s top 224 young mathematicians, who represented all 50 states and U.S. territories and schools worldwide through the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department.

DOE’s National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Competing teams of diverse backgrounds are quizzed on scientific topics in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, general science, and mathematics using a question-and-answer format similar to “Jeopardy.”

National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition designed to create interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.

National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a business plan competition that helps young people unlock their potential for entrepreneurial activity. Since 1987, NFTE has reached more than 350,000 students and runs programs in 21 states.
Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.

Rocket21 is a Youth Innovation Platform that safely connects middle and high school students with opportunities, projects, events and innovation competitions involving world-class experts from the world's leading institutions and corporations. Rocket21's "Dream Green National Innovation Competition" invited youth to share their ideas for how to save the planet by reducing air pollution, keeping drinking water clean, making our oceans pure, conserving energy, or other high-impact solutions. The competition was presented in partnership with Captain Planet Foundation, an organization focused on empowering and inspiring the next generation of eco-visionaries and environmental stewards.

Robots.net includes a calendar of Robotics Competitions nationwide, in addition to the events noted below:

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a $2 million grant program that promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among public school students in grades 6-12 where they are challenged to show how they can use STEM to address an issue in their community.

Science Olympiad encourages teams of students in grades 6-12 to develop their interest in science and technology through competing in 23 events in the areas of chemistry, earth science, physics and technology.

Science of Sports is an activity coordinated by Raytheon Company and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation -- teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs in New England. Each year, approximately 80 Raytheon volunteers mentor more than 150 students over 5 months to design and implement projects that explore the math and science embedded in competitive sports. The program culminates in the Science of Sports Science Fair at Gillette Stadium, where the 30 teams present their projects to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Raytheon Chairman William H. Swanson, who award scholarships to the winning teams.

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the premier national sustainability challenge, empowering students in grades K-12 to develop and share environmental solutions that change the world. The Challenge is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and is administered by Discovery Education to educate, empower and engage elementary, middle and high school students and teachers to become “Agents of Change” in improving their schools, communities and world. To date, over 4.6M students have engaged with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, increasing their STEM knowledge and creatively engaging their communities to find solutions to a local environmental issue or global energy challenge.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology is a premier science research competition for high school students. Administered by the College Board, the Competition is a program of the Siemens Foundation and was launched in 1998.

Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest and the aerospace and defense industry’s flagship program designed to encourage students to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and more than 20 industry partners, TARC provides middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets in a competition among more than 5,000 students nationwide. The 2014 challenge tasked students with designing and building a rocket that could fly to 825 feet and back within 48 to 50 seconds while carrying precious cargo — two raw eggs that must return to the ground undamaged with the assistance of two parachutes.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program has involved more than 287,000 students from across the United States and Canada. The competition encourages K-12 students to simulate real research and development as they study a technology of interest and predict and model what the technology might be like 20 years from now.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to apply their STEM knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity to develop an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community. The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience.

West Point Bridge Design Contest. Designed to interest students in engineering and construction by challenging them to design a virtual bridge. A sample PowerPoint will help you get your students/school started. Project and information. [PDF]

Zero Robotics is a free robotics programming competition (grades 9-12) where the robots are SPHERES satellites inside the International Space Station (ISS). The competition starts online, on the Zero Robotics website, where teams compete to solve an annual challenge guided by mentors. Participants can create, edit, share, save, simulate and submit code, all from a web browser. After several phases of virtual competition, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the ISS. An astronaut conducts the championship competition in microgravity with a live broadcast!

Looking for some visual prompts to show the excitement and opportunities for Engineers and other STEM areas of study? Check out the videos listed below.

There also are a host of websites that provide valuable STEM information and activities. Try some of these:

And, for journals or publications, check out:

 

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Mission Statement

The International Committee's mission is fourfold:

  • Identify & promote international private-public and interagency
    engineering opportunities worldwide.
  • Encourage activities at international locations with robust DOD
    participation and opportunities for industry partners.
  • Participate with Government, industry & professional societies in forums that address international issues relevant to SAME and the U.S. Government.
  • Serve as ombudsman for international SAME community in concert
    with the Regional Vice Presidents.

Click here to view the list of SAME International Posts, as well as Posts by state or region.


Committee Leaders & Contacts

Position
Name
Affiliated Organization
Chair
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703-317-6231 (direct) or 703-785-5714 (mobile)
Michael Baker International LLC
Vice Chairs
Admin.
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703-317-3088
Michael Baker International LLC
AFRICOM
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678-860- 6670
Merrick
CENTCOM/Middle East
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+49 931 9917 8268
AECOM
PACOM/GUAM
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(808) 839-0646 ext. 3493
Gilbane
SOUTHCOM/Latin America
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202-761-8880
USACE HQ
Organizational Outreach
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808-954-6881
Burns & McDonnell

 


Documents and other Resources


Presentations

Presentation Title Presenter  Date
DTRA and STRATCOM Center for Countering-WMD Activities in Africa
Col. Jeff Lee, USA (ret) DTRA LNO to AFRICOM
9/4/2014
Foreign Assistance Act-Section 607, WRDA 234, and USAID PASA USACE Work for USSOUTHCOM 
Mr. Marcelo Salles
USACE Liaison Officer to 
USSOUTHCOM
8/7/2014
Logistics, Installations & Mission Support
Col. Aaron Benson, USAFE/AFAFRICA
6/5/2014
Transitioning Work Environments, Afghanistan/Iraq Sean MacCarthy, Versa 5/1/2014
Smarter Infrastructure [PDF] Michael Pasco, IBM Federal Software Sales 4/3/2014
How the U.S. Commercial Service Can Connect you to Global Markets [PDF] William Lawton, Senior Trade Specialist 3/06/2014
Environmental Security Collaboration Proposal Col. Steven Williamson, Command Engineer, USSOUTHCOM 9/24/2013
NAVFAC SAME Brief CAPT Stan Wiles, CEC, USN Operations Officer 12/06/2012
EUCOM SAME Brief Capt. David Bustamante, EUCOM Command Engineer 12/04/2012
EUD SAME Brief Lalit Wadhwa, Europe District 12/2012
Millenium Challenge Corp. (MCC) Preston Winter 8/2012
Renewable Energy Development for a Military Training Complex in Afghanistan William Stein & Benjamin Barnes, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL 1/31/2012
EGAT Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, Project Information and Business Forecast Jim Franckiewicz, USAID 11/03/2011
EUD SAME Brief Lalit Wadhwa, Europe District 10/06/2011

 

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Committee Chair

Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.
Chief, Installation Support
HQ US Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street, NW 3Y01
Washington, DC 20314
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Mission Statement

Improve the efficient, effective, and sustainable stewardship of federal facilities through research and advocacy of facility asset management best practices, fostering facility management educational and professional development opportunities, and addressing current and future facility management issues.


Current Events

FAM Committee Quarterly Meeting - 11 Mar 2014

The SAME FAM Committee held their quarterly conference call/web committee meeting on 11 Mar, 2014. The meeting started with a 50 minute webinar on "Partnerships and FY13 NDAA Section 331" by Ms. Carla K. Coulson, U.S. Army, Director, Installation Services in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. The slides for the webinar can be accessed by clicking on the FAM Committee Quarterly Meeting - 11 Mar 2014 title above.

Ms. Coulson reviewed the FY 13 NDAA legislation that provides the Department of Defense with the ability to enter into Public-Public partnerships with State and local communities. She discussed the characteristics of the legislation - use of local wage rates, how it provides the ability to acquire or provide services, and how it supports sole source agreements for up to 5 years. She provided an update on the initial pilot projects, the Army's progress, lessons learned to date and the required Report to Congress. She also spoke briefly about some of the challenges of implementing the intent of the legislation and how the Army might address those challenges either through policy, process or new legislation as it moves forward in the future.

1 PDH was earned by participants in the Webinar. The certificate can be accessed clicking on this link.


Upcoming Events

Webinar - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1pm, "Advancing Instillation Asset Management through Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships"

Planned SAME FAM Committee Meetings

The next SAME FAM Committee Conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 2:00 -3:00 pm EDT. A 50 minute webinar will be presented on "DoD's Joint Bases - Finding Efficiencies by Consolidating Common Installation Support Activities"-1PDH by Col Eric Turner, Deputy Director, OSD Basing Office.

Synopsis: The joint basing program represents the DoD's efforts to optimize the delivery of installation support across the services.The DoD established 12 joint bases in 2009 and 2010 by realigning 26 installations that were in geographic proximity to another.Turner will discuss establishing this new program at the OSD and Service HQ level, as well creating a holistic approach to the full range of installation support functions at each of the new joint bases. He will also cover the lessons learned during the 4 years that the joint bases have been operating.


Welcome Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Facility Asset Management (FAM) Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Initiated in 2005, the committee includes a growing partnership with IFMA (The International Facility Management Association) and recurring sponsorships of annual facility management forums and educational tracks at SAME and IFMA conferences. The committee is a source of facility and asset management information, resources and events, and as of May 2010, it is also the sponsoring committee for the SAME Sustainability Sub-Committee.

Our intent is to provide an information resource on facility and asset management topics of interest to our members. To support our members, we will provide information and reference links on the website, continue to look for meaningful industry partnerships, offer quarterly web-based meetings/conference calls and Sustainability Sub-Committee activities, encourage our membership to submit FAM articles to professional publications, provide distribution emails on upcoming FAM related events and training opportunities, and provide an avenue for networking between members.

Our committee organization includes seven targeted areas:

Vice-Chair for SAME-IFMA FM Workshop
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Vice-Chair for Communications
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Vice-Chair for Training and Education
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Vice-Chair for Professional Certifications and Partnerships
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Vice-Chair for BIM FM Working Group
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SAME-JETC Installation Management Track Chair
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Vice-Chair for Sustainment Management Systems (SMS)
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I am pleased to be the current SAME FAM Committee Chair and invite you to join me and the Vice-Chairs in building on previous committee efforts and successes.

We welcome your inputs and questions. If you have suggestions, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the committee officers.

Sincerely,

Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.
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Resources

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Committee Chairman

Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, USA (Ret.), F.SAME
Leo A Daly
8600 Indian Hills Drive
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: 402-390-4206
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Each year SAME sponsors four Engineering & Construction Camps for high school students to provide them with first-hand experience in engineering and construction. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, U.S. Navy Seabees in Port Hueneme, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research & Development Center in Vicksburg, and the U.S. Marine Corps Base and Engineer School at Camp Lejeune are co-sponsors of the camps. Learn more about the Engineering & Construction Camps.

Mission Statement

The Engineering & Construction Camps committee develops strong partnerships with Posts in order to encourage participation in the annual SAME Engineering & Construction Camps. Camp participants discover the endless possibilities and benefits of service academy enrollment, with the goal of strengthening the nation's infrastructure by pursuing careers in, and related to, military engineering/public service. By increasing Sustaining Member participation, the committee and the Posts will continue to enhance the educational value of the camps and bring more participants.

This supports one of the key strategic objectives of SAME: to mentor future engineers.

Engineering & Construction Camps

Reports

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Committee Chair

Charles H. Heaton Jr., P.E., AMEC
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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Environmental Committee is to enhance professionalism, create value for the civil service and military members, and provide true training and a forum for interchange of ideas. The Environmental Committee seeks to achieve this mission through several avenues, including guest speakers on relevant topics during monthly conference calls, supporting conferences that promote environmental awareness and Committee objectives, and special membership meetings at the annual SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) to recruit new members and promote the Environmental Committee's mission.


Areas of EAC Interest

  • BRAC/Privatization
  • Munitions Response and Operational Range Sustainment
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Community Involvement
  • Analytical Environmental Testing/Data Quality
  • Environmental Information Systems/Geospatial

Online Meetings and Educational Webinars

 

Click here to see previous presentations


Downloads


Social Networking

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Related Environmental Web Links


Partnering Organizations & Agencies

The Air & Waste Management Association - http://www.awma.org/

Download a PowerPoint presentation about AWMA

 
 
 
 
 

 

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About Us:

The SAME College Outreach Committee strives to organize programs and present opportunities to future members of the military engineering community that will foster networking within the professional community, build leadership skills and provide job opportunities to recent graduates. Additionally, students with an active membership within SAME have at their disposal a wealth of knowledge and experiences from professionals throughout the military engineering enterprise that is simply not available by other means. Check us out on Facebook!

Mission Statement:

The College Outreach Committee assists SAME Posts in mentoring and building professional relationships between Post members and students majoring in engineering and related programs at local colleges and universities, and introducing students to job opportunities in military engineering.

A Note from the Committee Chair:

Current and Prospective Student Members,
 
SAME has a rich tradition within the military, private and public communities of providing professionals with networking opportunities and professional development.  As a Student Member, you have the resources to develop the skills necessary for a successful career prior to graduation.  Annual workshops provide opportunities for networking and sharing of Student Chapter successful programs and challenges. 
 
I have 7 specific goals for the 2014-2015 academic year to continue the success of College Outreach across SAME. They are as follows:
 
1.  Increase interaction between Posts and Chapters
2.  Increase Student membership and Chapters
3.  Increase Student Chapter and Student Leaders Workshops participation
4.  Update and maintain directories of Chapters, Post Mentors and Faculty Advisors
5.  Determine state of Student Chapters
6. Update and maintain an active Committee website to share ideas with Posts and Student Chapters
7.  Establish Committee Vice-Chair positions for Senior Post Mentor, Senior Faculty Advisor and Communication
 
I look forward to hearing about the success of your Chapter and assisting with any challenges you are facing.  Please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, concerns or how the Committee can serve you and your Chapter better.
 
Corey T. Weaver, E.I., Chair
College Outreach Committee

 


Student Chapters

Student Chapters promote the goals and objectives of SAME, and encourage the advancement of careers in architecture, engineering and construction by connecting college students with professionals in these fields.

SAME College Program Update Newsletter

How to Start a Student Chapter

Can't find a SAME Student Chapter? Take lead and start one! Click below to find relevant information regarding how to start a Student Chapter in your local school or university. Students interested in starting a Student Chapter should contact the nearest SAME Post and ask for a mentor to assist them. Questions regarding how to start a Student Chapter should be directed to the College Outreach Committee Chair, Corey Weaver, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Student Chapter Status Report

Posts with a Student Chapter are required to submit a Student Chapter Status Report by October 1 of each year. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Stacy Humes, SAME Post Operations Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Events and Presentations


Student Advisory Group:

The SAME Student Advisory Group (SAG) serves as a forum for SAME Student Members to interface with the College Outreach Committee in order to provide insight on student issues, and to allow students to network with each other and share ideas about Student Chapter successes, difficulties and mentoring programs.
 
Nominations for Student Advisory Group leadership positions are taken at the annual Student Leaders Workshop.  At the 2014 Student Leaders Workshop, student attendees nominated and selected the following for 2014-2015 SAG leadership positions:
 
-Ethan Podritz, Vice-Chair, Student Advisory Group (University of St. Thomas)
-Henry Kinane, (University of St. Thomas)
-Himberto Johnson, (University of Texas at Arlington)
-Mason Wachter, (The Citadel)

Post Mentoring

Mentoring is one of SAME's most important goals, and toward that end Posts are encouraged to develop College Outreach plans to involve local college and university students and encourage their pursuit of careers in the A/E/C field. Remember, the students you mentor today will be the leaders of tomorrow!
Posts can work with students toward this goal by:

  • Sponsoring a Student Chapter at a local college or university that has a program for students in engineering, architecture or construction.
  • Support two Student Leaders from your Student Chapter by sending them to the annual SAME Student Leadership Workshop. Space permitting, Posts may send a third student leader from their Student Chapter by paying a $300 registration fee per student. Download the Student Workshop application form to register your Student Leader(s) to the attend the Winter 2014 SAME Student Leaders Workshop February 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Formalizing the creation of a Student Chapter with an endorsed Charter. Download the Student Chapter Charter Template. [PDF]
  • Seeking out faculty members that may be SAME members, and get them involved as Faculty Advisors.
  • Seeking out former graduates from the local colleges or universities who will be able to connect you with current faculty or students.
  • Forwarding the signed Student Chapter Charter to Corey Weaver, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will forward it on to SAME national headquarters.
  • Helping with recruitment material to attract student members. Click here to view/download recruitment material. (coming soon)
  • Assisting the student chapter by suggesting meeting topics, speakers and field trips to SAME member offices or work sites.
  • Letting the students know about job opportunities and internships.
  • Encouraging students to be involved with the SAME Young Member Council.
  • Host programs and activities that involve students majoring in engineering, architecture or construction from a local college or university. The activity or program should focus on the mentoring of students.

Recognition is one of the key components in engaging young leaders in the Society. To that end, the Society created two awards that offer Posts a way to recognize the leadership and involvement of college and university students:

Nominations for these annual awards, with supporting materials, are due to SAME HQ no later than January 31st of each year.
 


College Outreach Presentations

Presentation to Student Chapter Workshop - Joe Manous, PhD, PE [PDF]
Presentation to SAME Student Chapter Workshop - Bill Kilpatrick [PDF]
Missouri University of Science and Technology Student Chapter [PDF]
Military Engineering - Dr. Robert Wolff, P.E., F.SAME [PDF]
SAME - Past, Present and Future - Dr. Bob Wolff, P.E., F.SAME [PDF]
Student Chapter Workshop [PDF]
United States Air Force Academy - Major Scott Stanford and Mr. Jerry Milliman [PDF]
Texas A&M University Student Chapter [PDF]
University of Missouri-Kansas City SAME Student Chapter Briefing [PDF]
SAME Northern Virginia Post - Bill Kilpatrick [PDF]
Tony Leketa - Most Important [WMV]


SAME E-Networking Options

  SAME has established several e-networking options that enable students to get engaged, be informed and stay connected. These include:
LinkedIn – LinkedIn is the leading professional networking tool online, used by over 50 million professionals worldwide and approximately 3500 SAME members. This is an outstanding opportunity for student members to be connected with other SAME members for a summer internships or possibly a first job!  Click here to join! LinkedIn is FREE and open to all SAME members.
Twitter – Follow SAME on Twitter: http://twitter.com/samecollege
Facebook -- www.facebook.com/samefanpage

Committee Chairman

Lt. Col. Tony Price. USA (Ret.), F. SAME
Price Enterprises LLC
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From the days of the fledgling collection of colonies to today’s coalitions of nations, engineers have brought mobility, natural resources, better health and security to people around the world.

People remember the names of kings and presidents. But the names of those who surveyed, engineered, designed and built America — and helped build other nations — do not come quite so easily to mind. Yet the living conditions of people, the expanding world economy and the emergence of global stability are products of the remarkable gifts and the immeasurable contributions of engineers.

Each year, SAME presents 35 awards saluting individuals, companies, government agencies and uniformed teams and units whose achievements are making our Society, our private and public organizations, and our lives significantly better today.

In addition, SAME's chapters, called Posts, compete in the annual Streamer Awards competition to reward dedication and service to SAME at the local level.

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