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Juan Saldivar, COL, USA(Ret)


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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.

The SAME Dallas Post September Meeting

The SAME Dallas Post is honored to host Martin Rodin, Director PEPS, TxDOT, as he provides insight into TxDOT's needs for the coming year.

About this Event

Join into the SAME Dallas Post’s monthly virtual luncheon to hear Mr. Martin Rodin, TxDOT’s Director of Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS), as he provides insight into TxDOT’s engineering, architectural and surveying needs for the coming year. As head of PEPS, Mr. Rodin has a direct hand in translating these requirements into professional services contracts, overseeing management of TxDOT’s consultant budget, identifying current and future transportation projects in need of additional resources, and liaising with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Mr. Rodin has deep ties to TxDOT stretching back to 1985, as well as a wealth of experience in municipal government and the private sector as a professional engineering managing civil engineering and transportation projects and programs. In his career he’s been responsible for the development of plans, specifications and estimates on hundreds of projects throughout Texas, and is an award winning design engineer, having received accolades from the Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Texas Tech Academy of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineers. Mr. Rodin holds a MBA from West Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Carve out an hour of your day to hear what Martin Rodin has to say about the future of TxDOT’s professional service contracting priorities. It may be very important for your business!


When: September 20th, 2021 12:00am - 1:00PM CDT 

Where: Virtual

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Please join us for the Annual Scholarship Clay Shoot Event scheduled for the morning of September 10, 2021 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports.

About this event


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:45 AM - Safety Orientation

9:00 AM - Shotgun Start

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch and Awards

Note: Non-member NSCA/NSSA Class B and above shooters are not eligible for shooting prizes.

All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Wounded Warriors and to fund scholarships for deserving students in the areas of architecture, engineering and science programs at accredited universities.

To Register (Click Here)

For questions or more information, please contact:

Ryan Matthews

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The SAME Dallas Post July Meeting


Please join us for our first in-person meeting of the year! We welcome Mo Bur, District Engineer, TxDOT Dallas District.

About this Event

Please join us on July 19, 2021, for an important presentation by Mr. Mohamed “Mo” Bur, P.E. Mr. Bur will be providing the SAME Dallas Post and guests with a timely update on future projects and opportunities in the sprawling Dallas District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The district encompasses seven counties, including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall. Having served as a TxDOT employee for 24 years in a variety of project, program and portfolio management positions, and having served as the Dallas District Engineer since 2018, Mr. Bur is uniquely positioned to provide key and valuable insights on future opportunities of interest to firms large and small in the A/E/C industry. Don’t miss it!

*Meeting will also be held virtually for those not able to attend in-person, meeting link will be sent to attendees after registration

**As always, be sure to bring cash for the raffle to help raise money for the scholarship foundation.

When: July 19th, 2021 12:00am - 1:00PM CDT 


Maggiano's Little Italy

205 North Park Center

Dallas, TX 75225

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The SAME Dallas Post April Meeting


Available Downloads from Presentation

Small Business Brief (Click Here)

USACE Southwestern Division Forecast (Click Here)

Q/A Summary (Click Here)

The SAME Dallas Post March Meeting


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DFW Airport Overview Presented by Khaled Naja  (Click Here)

The Forth Worth and Dallas Post Joint Scholarship Golf Tournament


About this Event

Please join the Forth Worth and Dallas SAME Post in our annual joint scholarship golf tournament! The tournament will be held at Bear Creek Golf Club and registration fee will include golf cart rental, driving range balls, 18 holes of golf and lunch after the tournament. There will also be several levels of sponsorship available along with special on the course activities and prizes. To read more details please see the flyer below and click the link to register.

When: October 15, 2021 7:15am - 2:30PM CDT 


Bear Creek Golf Club
3500 Bear Creek Court
Dallas, TX 75261

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Flyer: (Click Here)

CxEnergy 2021 Conference & Expo


CxEnergy 2021 Conference & Expo, the premier event in commissioning, energy management, and building diagnostics/TAB, is going Virtual due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. This April (every Tuesday and Thursday), CxEnergy Virtual  is poised to deliver another stellar event with a mix of 16 AIA-approved live and pre-recorded technical presentations, covering case studies in commissioning and energy management in buildings and facilities, energy data analytics, critical updates to codes & standards, and more. FREE to ACG, AABC, and EMA members; $199 for non-members (Members of SAME Dallas Post receive a 20% discount with promo code SAME20). CxEnergy 2021 Virtual is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and the Energy Management Association (EMA). Learn more and register at www.CxEnergy.com.

2021 Engineering and Construction Camp Season

About this Event

SAME has been supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events for over 30 years and conducting camps for almost 20 years. Our camps are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a rigorous experience for students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond.

SAME camps offer a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment to promote teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving:

 ·        US Army Engineering & Construction Camp, Vicksburg, MS, June 13-19, 2021

·        US Marine Corps Engineering & Construction Camp, Camp Lejeune, NC, June 20-26, 2021

·        US Navy STEM Engineering & Construction Camp, Virtual due to COVID. Details TBD.

·        US Air Force Academy Engineering & Construction Camp, Colorado Springs, CO, Jun 25-Jul 2, 2021

·        US Air Force Engineering & Construction Camp, Scott Air Force Base, IL, July 26-31, 2021


Each camp offers a mix of hands-on, challenge-based activities that help campers learn fundamentals of engineering and construction. Each camp also offers tours and field trips to area businesses and institutions that highlight their respective technical areas. Individual curriculum activities may vary year to year, but all use a competitive environment to promote growth in leadership, team-building, and problem-solving. The competitive nature helps build camaraderie among the campers and mentors.

 You can find more information about our Engineering & Construction camps, including dates, locations, and cost, at: https://www.same.org/stemcamps

To apply: https://www.same.org/Camps/application-process

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2021


Please note, as of now, other than the Navy camp, SAME is proceeding with planning these camps as in-person experiences. However, our ability to host these camps will depend on the state of COVID going into the summer. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience among your student applicants if we end up having to shift again to a virtual event.



Presentations from Infrastructure Forum 2021

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Presentations from SAME Dallas Post January Meetings

Brigadier General Christopher Beck Presentation: (Click Here)

Sustaining Members

Gessner Presentation: (Click here)

IEA Presentation: (Click here

Schnabel Presentation: (Click here)

Presentations from SAME Dallas Post Water Resources Summit

PDH Credits: (Click Here)

Harvey Supplemental Program Status and Way Ahead Presentation: (Click here)

DWU Partnerships: Past, Present and Future: (Click here)

TWDB Water for Texas: (Click here)

Presentations from Infrastructure Forum December 2018

Agenda (Click Here)

Key Note Speaker

Presentation Title:   Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Speaker:                John Terrell, Vice President Commercial Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Morning Presentations 1st Session    

Presentation Title:   DART Perspective

Speaker:                 Timothy H. McKay, P.E., Executive Vice President, Growth/Regional Development

Presentation Title:   TxDOT-Fort Worth Perspective

Speaker:                 John Cordary, P.E., Deputy District Engineer, TXDOT, Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   TxDOT-Dallas Perspective

Speaker:                 Mo Bur, P.E., District Engineer, Dallas District – TxDOT

Presentation Title:   USACE Perspective

Speaker:                 Lieutenant Colonel Clay A. Morgan

Morning Presentations 2nd Session   

Presentation Title:   Dallas County Public Works Perspective

Speaker:                 Antoinette Bacchus, DCPW, Assistant Director Transportation and Planning

Presentation Title:   City of Dallas Perspective

Speaker:                 Chris Turner-Noteware, P.E., Assistant Director, Department of Public Works City of Dallas

Presentation Title:   NCTCOG Perspective

Speaker:                 Kevin Feldt, Program Manager

Presentation Title:   North Texas Municipal Water District –NTMWD_ Perspective

Speaker:                 Cesar Baptista, P.E.

Presentation Title:   UTA - College of Engineering Perspective

Speaker:                 Peter E. Crouch, Dean, College of Engineering

Room: Guadalupe  Theme: Security and Resiliency

Presentation Title:   Security and Resiliency Discussion

Speaker:                 Jim Scott, Director, Design Innovation, RESPEC, Inc. Austin, Texas

Presentation Title:   Risk-Informed, Adversary-tolerant Lifecycle Engineering (RALE)

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

Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management

Presentation Title:   City of Fort Worth Flood Warning System / City of Austin Flood Warning System

Speaker:                 Ranjan S. Muttiah, Senior Professional Engineer, Stormwater Management, City of Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   City of Fort Worth Flood Warning System / City of Austin Flood Warning System

Speaker                  Scott Prinsen, Program Manager, City of Austin Flood Warning System

Presentation Title:   Managing Infrastructure

Speaker:                 Gina Thompson, Director of Strategic Services for the City of Lewisville

Presentation Title:   Public Works Emergency Response Team - PWERT

Speaker:                   Ed Balderas, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator with the City of Rowlett

Room: Concho  Theme: Water Supply - Water Resources

Presentation Title:   Region C Developments

Speaker:                  Glenn Clingenpeel, Trinity River Authority

Presentation Title:   Bois D’arc Lake Update

Speaker:                 Steve Long, Reservoir Project Manager NTMWD

Presentation Title:   Explaining Complex Infrastructure Financing and Operations to the Media

Speaker:                 Wayne Owen, Planning Director at Tarrant Regional Water District

Room: Red River Theme: Mobility

Presentation Title:   DART Shared Mobility Vision

Speaker:                 Robert Parks, Manager, Passenger Support Facilities DART

Presentation Title:   Walkability

Speaker:                 Karla Weaver, AICP,  Senior Program Manage, NCTCOG

Presentation Title:   Dallas Delivery of Bike Share/Scooter Share

Speaker:                 Mike Rogers, City of Dallas

Presentation Title:   UTA College of Engineering

Speaker:                 Dr. Stephen P Mattingly, UTA

Room: Palo Pinto/San Saba Theme: Communities of the Future

Presentation Title:   Successful Project Delivery Into The Future

Speaker:                 John Mears, Dallas County, Assistant Director of Public Works; Engineering and Construction Division

Presentation Title:   Blue Zone

Speaker:                 Matt Dufrene, City of Fort Worth, Vice President and Market Executive

Presentation Title:   Workforce Trend of 2020

Speaker:                 David K. Setzer, Executive Director for Workforce Solutions, NCTCOG

Room: Bluebonnet Theme: Regional Transportation

Presentation Title:   Southern Gateway

Speaker:                 Ashton Strong, P.E., TXDOT

Presentation Title:   Tech for Wrong Way Drivers

Speaker:                  Theresa Poer, Director of Transportation Operations at TxDOT, Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   Cotton Belt Connection

Speaker:                 Chad Edwards has served as the Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning


Presentations from June Transportation Symposium

PDH Credits can be obtained by clicking the link below

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Mobility Discussion - Michael Rogers, Director Department of Transportation City of Dallas

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Moving North Texans – Timothy H. McKay, P.E., Executive Vice President Growth/ Regional Development

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DFW Airport Infrastructure Update – Rusty Hodapp, P.E.

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Hyperloop Texas Towards Next Generation Mobility – Steven Duong, AICP, Associate Vice President AECOM

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Airports and Their Impact – Mark Duebner

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Transportation Symposium – Elizabeth Mow, P.E., Assistant Executive Director Infrastructure

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The Texas Bullet Train – David Arbuckle

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Dallas District Priority Projects – Duane Milligan, P.E. – TxDOT Dallas District

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Fort Worth District Transportation Highlights – John Cordary, P.E., Deputy District Engineer

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PEPS Division – Martin Rodin

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Fort Worth & Dallas SAME Joint Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency Workshop

The Forth Worth and Dallas Chapters of SAME present the Annual Emergency Response and Resiliency Conference! Join us on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for this event. 

The event will be hosted by AAFES at their Duncanville HQ.

Program examples include how AAFES responded to Hurricane Harvey,  the COE's approach to dealing with Hurricane Harvey, a presentation from the national AECOM resiliency expert and the chair of SMU's Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering (national organizational resiliency expert) will speak.  Lastly Team Rubicon, a Vet-managed and staff national emergency response NGO will speak.  

Click here to see the flyer. Additional parking for this event will be provided in the overflow gravel lot.

Click here to sign up for the Event.

Presentations from April Monthly Meeting on March 16th, 2018

Presenter: COL Calvin C. Hudson II, District Commander

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Presentations from March Monthly Meeting on March 19th, 2018

Presenter: Chris Hillman, Irving City Manager

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Presenter: Paul Grimes, City Manager for the City of McKinney

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Presenter: Sustaining Members Jacobs and CDM Smith

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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

Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management
Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management