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! 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.
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NEW! The Total Building Commissioning Process – What It Is and What It Is NOT! - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs

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


NEW! 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


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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.


 

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