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Meetings

January   

No meeting this month.   

February   

Engineering Principles in Roofing  

Become knowledgeable in the engineering concepts to a successful roofing project.

February's meeting was presented by Mr. James Crooks, GA/SC Area Manager for The Garland Company. James has been with The Garland Company since 2011. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.

An introduction to important Division 7 principles was discussed as well as thorough overviews on: 

  • wind uplift engineering
  • energy efficiency of roofing
  • quality control and testing
  • roof system durability

Examples of local projects including McEntire JNGB were also discussed.

www.garlandco.com  

www.design-buildsolutions.co

March   

Army Command Engineer's Perspective of Operations in the Central Command AOR 

Presenter: Colonel Michael Baker, Director of Installation for USARCENT

April   

Annual SAME Industry Day

The event scheduled for 21 - 22 April has been cancelled.

SAME has made this decision following CDC recommendations for social distancing and the feedback from our Government and Industry partners that have had travel restrictions imposed.

The hotel will cancel any room reservations in our block. You are encouraged to call the hotel to confirm cancellation of your reservation. 

Future communications will provide details on receiving a full refund. This policy applies to all attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors.

On behalf of SAME we appreciate your understanding! For additional questions please contact CharlestonSAME@gmail.com.

Carolina Midlands Post's First Virtual Meeting

Mr. Frank Mundy II, PLS, Vice President and Geomatics Practice Leader of STEWART presented  “Drones & Autonomous Vehicles; Changes on the Horizon for the A/E Design Community”. 

Unmanned vehicles whether by air, land or water are continuing to evolve in sophistication and use in both every day and professional life. This webinar will examine the uses of these tools in providing services within the A/E industry. Additionally, a broader discussion will be held on how this technology will change designs and specifications in the future. Current examples of this technology’s use will be highlighted throughout the session.

 

Virtual JETC: Adapting for Today, and Tomorrow.

A Virtual Event for the Joint Engineering Community

COVID-19 is impacting almost every aspect of day-to-day life. For many organizations, business as we know it has changed for the time being. But supporting national security never stops. And as the world faces these challenging times, it's now more important than ever to stay positive, stay connected, and stay focused on the mission ahead.

Virtual JETC is your chance to stay up to speed with all that is happening in the federal A/E/C sector. You will hear from government decision-makers and industry leaders and get a detailed look at how our profession is pivoting to tackle the infrastructure-related national security challenges we are all facing in this unprecedented environment.

May

Carolina Midlands Post Virtual Meeting

Topic: Drones & Autonomous Vehicles; Changes on the Horizon for the A/E Design Community: Unmanned vehicles whether by air, land or water are continuing to evolve in sophistication and use in both every day and professional life. This webinar will examine the uses of these tools in providing services within the A/E industry. Additionally, a broader discussion will be held on how this technology will change designs and specifications in the future. Current examples of this technology’s use will be highlighted throughout the session.

Presenter: Frank Mundy, PLS, Geomatics Practice Leader at Stewart Engineering, Columbia, SC

Frank is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has been in the surveying practice for over 23 years.

Date: Date: Tuesday, May 12th  11:30-12:30

June   

Carolina Midlands Post Virtual Meeting

Topic: Please join our second virtual meeting as we discuss up-coming Post Events, review the Virtual JETC Programs, and solicit feedback for our own Post Programs.

Presenter: Frank Mondo, Carolina Midlands Post President

We also welcome LTC Colonel John Vipperman with AFCENT, our incoming Post Vice President.

Date: Tuesday, June 9th  11:30-12:30

July   

Carolina Midlands Post Virtual Meeting

Topic: Please join this month's meeting to celebrate our annual scholarship winners and hear what's on tap for the next couple months. 

Presenter: Frank Mondo, Carolina Midlands Post President

Date: Tuesday, July 14th 11:30 - 12:30

August   

Carolina Midlands Post Virtual Meeting

Topic: Please join us as the SAME Carolina Midlands Post welcomes Lt Col Lemuel Rios, NC ANG, and Nick Matthews, PE from RS&H who will present the mission of the 245th Civil Engineer Flight Staff Augmentation Team (S-TEAM) and the NC ANG C-17 transition program at Charlotte-Douglas Airport. 

Date: Tuesday, August 11th 11:30 - 12:30

Below are links to the presentations delivered during our meeting: 

145th Airlift Wing Conversion Update Brief

245th Civil Engineer Flight Brief

September   

Over the last several years the Carolina Midlands Post of the Society of American Military Engineers has provided scholarships and assisted the South Carolina National Guard Foundation with scholarships for students studying engineering at the following colleges and/or universities:

  • Cal Polytechnical Institute
  • The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee (at Knoxville)
  • Winthrop University

In addition, the post has funded opportunities for high school students that have a desire to study engineering through camps hosted by:

    • United States Army Corp of Engineers at Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    • United States Air Force Academy at Ft. Collins, Colorado
Golf tournament participants will receive lunch, gifts of appreciation for attending, and have opportunities for giveaways via raffle and prizes for the team with the lowest score. Attached is an entry form for the 2020 golf tournament that includes details regarding registration opportunities for sponsorship.


If you are interested in participating and/or assisting with a sponsorship for the tournament please forward the attached form to our post treasurer, Mr. Dave Yensan (at the address included on the entry form). Should you have any other questions about the tournament please contact me at 704-719-6736 (Frank.Mondo@jacobs.com) or the scholarship program chairman, Mr. Scott Ross at 803-201-9662 (scott.ross@aecom.com).