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Baker Ashiwaya



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Who we are

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Dallas Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Dallas Post membership.

future EVENTS

March Dallas Post Meeting

Join us for our March Dallas Post Meeting Monday March 19th, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. We are honored to have Paul Grimes, the City Manager for Mckinney, Texas and Chris Hillman the City Manager for Irving, Texas. 

To see Paul Grimes Bio Click (HERE)

To see Chris Hillman Bio Click (HERE)

Please RSVP by clicking (HERE)


Fort Worth & Dallas SAME Joint Scholarship Golf Tournament

Come join us for a fun day of networking and golf! This event will be held on Friday May 4th at Bear Creek Golf Club. The net proceeds from the Annual Golf Tournament provide scholarships to deserving students enrolled in colleges and universities, and is one the many ways the Posts support the engineering professions. Your participation and support are much needed to continue this time honored traditions.

Click here to see the flyer.

Click here to sign up for the tournament.


SAME Mentorship Program

Mentorship is core tenet of SAME and as we run to our 100-year anniversary our Post has decided to formalize a Mentor-Protege program. The program will kick off at our March meeting and run through the end of the year. We ask that you pass the following link to anyone who might be interested across your companies.  All ages welcome and they do not need to be a SAME member.

Click here to participate as a mentor or protégé

SAME Fort Worth 1st Annual Government Industry Day Workshop

Join us on May 3 for our first annual two-day event to learn about opportunities to contract with government agencies including the Fort Worth District, to network with businesses serving the government, and to engage with agency representatives. The networking continues Friday, May 4, with a golf outing, which is jointly hosted with the Dallas Post.  

Click here to see a overview

North Texas Regional Future City Competition

Our North Texas area students are in earnest need of your help as one of those supporters now. Your help can make all the difference in the lives of these students as they progress toward the 2017-2018 DiscoverE (National Engineers Week) Future City Competition. Elementary and Middle-school students with a keen interest in engineering, and those committed to helping them realize their dreams, are now preparing for the North Texas Regional event. They need any assistance you can provide. 

There are a number of different ways for you and your organization to become involved in this year's North Texas Regional Future City Competition (https://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part.html):

VOLUNTEER: Each year, more than 100 volunteers give in excess of 1000 hours of their time to Future City and inspiring young engineers. We need more volunteers to spread out the load. Volunteer opportunities include: Mentors working with student teams; Judges for project deliverables; and Event Coordinators. Please distribute the Call for Volunteers (below) to your members and encourage them to participate.

BECOME A SPONSOR: There are several levels of support beginning with Special Awards. With a contribution of $250-$500 your organization can provide a special award that promotes your particular interest. These special awards increase the opportunity for every student to be a winner. See www.dfwfuturecity.org/sponsors.html for details and other sponsorship options.

Past events

Presentations from February Monthly Meeting on February 26th, 2018

Presenter: Bobby Babcock and George Prochaska

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Presentations from January Monthly Meeting on January 2018

Presenter: Alberta Blair, P.E.

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Presentations from the SAME IF 2018   


Presentation Title: Integrated Project Delivery For Inland Port 

Speaker:John Mears, P.E., Dallas County


Presentation Title: Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure: Making Smart Cities of the Future 

Speakers: Jack Tidwell, Dallas County


Presentation Title: People, Security & Mobility - Security and Safety Enhancements 

Speaker:  David Ehrlicher, AIA, Assistant Vice President


Presentation Title:  Rehabilitation and Capacity Management 

Speaker: Mark Bouma, P.E., Senior Corridor Manager


Presentation Title:  Fort Worth District Overview

Speaker:  Greg Cedillo, P.E., Construction Director


Presentation Title: Dallas District Overview

Speaker: Tony Hartzel, Northeast Texas Communications Manager, TxDOT


Presentation Title:USACE Water Resources Missions and Initiatives

Speaker: Jerry L. Cotter, P.E., Chief Water Resources, USACE, Fort Worth District


Presentation Title:  Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure Through Partnership - Inland Port 

Speaker: Alberta Blair, P.E., Director of Public Works


Presentation Title: Regional Growth, Technology and The Future Of Transit 

Speaker: Raymond Suarez, Chief Operating Officer


Presentation Title:  Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure: Making Smart Cities of the Future 

Speaker: Edith Marvin, Director of Environment and Development


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Infrastructure Management Plan 

Speaker:  Rick Galceran, P.E., Director, Public Works Department


Presentation Title: Ensuring Regional Prosperity

Speaker:  R.J. Muraski, Assistant Deputy Director, Planning/CIP


Presentation Title: Driving Value through Effective Capital Delivery at the City of Fort Worth 

Speaker: Kim C. Arnold, PMP, Assistant Director, Transportation and Public Works


Presentation Title: Integrated Project Delivery For Inland Port 

Speaker:  John Mears, P.E., Dallas County


Presentation Title: Changing Project Delivery

Speaker: Mark Bouma, P.E., Senior Corridor Manager


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Infrastructure Management Plan 

Speaker: Rick Galceran, P.E., Director, Public Works Department


Presentation Title:  An Overview Of Asset Management @ Fort Worth

Speaker: Elizabeth Young, GISP, City of Fort Worth Asset Management - Traffic/ISWM


Presentation Title: Proven Technologies, New Ways of Thinking

Speaker:  Buzz Pishker, Director of Water Utilities Department, City of Arlington


Presentation Title: Watershed Management and Source Water Protection in North Texas 

Speaker: Galen Roberts, Watershed Manager, NTMWD


Presentation Title:  Joe Pool Lake as a Regional Water Supply 

Speaker: Glenn Clingenpeel, TRA


Presentation Title:  Joe Pool Storage Plan Additional Capacity: IPL to Bachman 

Speaker: Ron McCuller, Grand Prairie and Dennis Qualls, DWU


Presentation Title: Protecting Our Natural Assets in an Urbanizing Region 

Speaker:  Jason Pierce, Upper Trinity Regional Water District


Presentation Title:  The Texas Bullet Train

Speaker:  Mike Bobinecz, PMP, Design Build, Texas Central Partners


Presentation Title:  Core Capacity: Platform Extension, Dallas Subway and Central Streetcar 

Speaker:  Ernie Martinez, DART


Presentation Title:  Update on Mobility on Demand Service: GoLink, GoPool 

Speaker:  Robert Parks, DART


Presentation Title: MILO: Autonomous Shuttle Program 

Speaker:  Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington


Presentation Title: APWA Accreditation: Bridging DCPW to the Future 

Speaker: Alberta Blair, P.E., Director of Public Works


Presentation Title:  City Management Perspective on APWA Accreditation 

Speaker:  Bob Hart, City of Corinth


Presentation Title: What Does Accreditation Mean to Rowlett?

Speaker: Shawn Poe, P.E., CFM, Director of Public Works, City of Rowlett


Presentation Title: APWA Accreditation

Speaker: Jim Proce, ICMA-CM & APWA-PWLF


Presentation Title: Impacts On Confidence 

Speaker: Bret Ogletree, NCTCOG


Presentation Title: A New Way of Thinking: Consequence-driven, Adversary-tolerant Lifecycle Engineering

Speaker: Daniel J. Ragsdale, Ph.D., Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center & Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering


Presentation Title: Protecting Our Natural Assets in an Urbanizing Region

Speaker: Nick Z. Fang, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, UTA


Presentation Title: Highway Influences on Regional Development

Speaker: Tony Hartzel, Northeast Texas Public Information Manager, TxDOT—Dallas


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Complete Streets Program

Speaker: Tanya Brooks, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation Mobility Planning, City of Dallas


Presentation Title: Transportation Highlights

Speaker:  Greg Cedillo, P.E., Construction Director, TxDOTFort Worth District