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Dinner at The Baltimore Station- Baker Street Location

Tuesday June 25, 2019 - Arrive by 5pm

Come help SAME and The Baltimore Station turns lives around! We will be preparing and serving dinner to veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self sufficiency.

Join us for dinner, service and socializing!
Contact Andy Parker at aparker@aegroup-llc.com

The Baltimore Station is located at 1611 Baker Street, Baltimore, MD 21217. Off-Street parking is available.



Save the Date for MEGA Maryland 2019!

MEGA Maryland is back for 2019. Save the date of October 9, at Martin's West in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Details on registration, sponsorship, and exhibiting to come. 

To see more pictures from last year's event, click HERE!


Post Conducts Cybersecurity Program

The Post conducted a cybersecurity workshop and luncheon on May 15, 2019.  Each day, our world becomes more and more interconnected through increased apps usage on mobile devices and storing more of our data in “the cloud.” With all the resulting benefits and efficiencies come an increasing amount of Cyber related threats – loss of intellectual property, compromise of employee PII, insider threats and ransomware to name a few.  This topic was very relevant as Baltimore City experiences a cyber attack.  As the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries all leverage new technology to conduct business, especially when working with the Government, the need for more awareness and protection is critical more than ever.  

The program covered several main topics, including:

  • Overview of the state of ‘cyber’ within the ‘AEC’ industries, and how each company can protect themselves. Covered topics include: trends, recent attacks, data breaches, and new, ever-evolving threats that could have significant legal or financials impacts to any organization
  • Recent important updates to DoD Cybersecurity Compliance Standards with regards to DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).  
  • Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) Tax Credit. We will detail the new tax credit that is designed to promote the cybersecurity industry in Maryland, while protecting business owners located in MD

Special thanks to our workshop speakers, Brian Ray and Michael W. Jackson of Hertzbach, and to Randy Westfall for organizing the event!


April Meeting on JB Andrews Environmental Contracting

April

Approximately 80 people joined us for a joint meeting with MAREP on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 for a workshop on environmental issues and contracting at Joint Base Andrews.  William "Bill" Burris, P.G., Environmental Restoration Program Manager for JB Andrews provided an overview of the JB Andrews Environmental Restoration Program and as well as information on the upcoming contract.  The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has released an overview of their execution strategy for FY20 Optimized Remediation Contracts (ORC). The current strategy is for the JB Andrews ORC to be managed by USACE, Baltimore District.  Bill's presentation slides can be found HERE.  There is audio with the slides.  For a copy of the audio enhanced slides, e-mail Bill Burris.

Post President Heather Polinsky (pictured above) spoke about the benefits of membership in SAME as well as introduced all MAREP members present.  We also heard from the Philanthropic Committee on collaboration efforts with veteran's organization The Baltimore Station as well as Sustaining Member of the Month Gannett Fleming.  Pictures from the meeting can be found HERE.


Post Participates in Future Cities Competition

 

Future Cities

Members of the Post participated in the annual Mid-Atlantic Future Cities Competition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on 19 January.  Ten middle school teams from Maryland and Virginia participated on a snowy Saturday, but this was the culmination of a lot of work.  Each team created a city based on the theme of resilient cities, including a physical model, computer model, essay, and presentation.  The Post sponsored the award for "Best Planned City", won by the team from Green Acres School in Rockville, MD for their city "Flextopia".  Flextopia is a resilient city on Puerto Rico with wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and tidal power supplies.  The Green Acres team will be invited to one of our upcoming meetings.
  

Other creative ideas from the students included drones patrolling for emergencies, magnetic technologies, recycled water technologies, gyroscopic transportation, space solar power, and balloon wind turbines.  Thanks to Post members Ola Awosika, Rob Scrafford, and Rosanna LaPlante who helped judge the event!


 

Post Helps Clean Up at the Baltimore National Cemetery

Cemetery

Several Post members participated in the Annual Wreath Clean-Up at the Baltimore National Cemetery on Saturday, 19 January.  The cemetery is one of two national cemeteries in Baltimore (Catonsville area) where veterans are interred.  Thanks to Stacy Kahatapitiya of the Philanthropy Committee for organizing the event!

 


 

Parking Information for Engineer's Club Meetings

 

Great news! There is a new parking app available called LAZgo! where you can pay ahead and reserve a spot on the Walter's surface lot at 600 Cathedral Street (right around the corner from the Engineer's Club). You can also pre-pay and reserve a spot at 601 North Calvert Street that participates with LAZ Parking. See link below to download the app, reserve parking or for more information. Construction will be finished soon as well (fingers crossed).

https://www.lazparking.com/local/venues/Mount-Vernon-Baltimore-MD-USA

 

 

Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

 







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August Social at Guinness Brewery

Stay tuned for announcements for our upcoming August Social event in conjunction with the Mid-Maryland Post!  The event will be at the new Guinness Brewery tap room.  

We’re Looking for a Few Good Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows is a body of SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME, to military engineering, to engineering and related professions in general, and to their community.  Being accepted into the College of Fellows is a great distinction.  Somewhat less than 3% of the total SAME membership has been awarded this honor.  However, for members who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership (which includes leadership by example), being accepted into the Academy of Fellows is not an unachievable goal, and the Society is sincere in its desire to ensure that deserving members are granted this recognition.  The selection process is not a competition. [more]