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Committee Chair: 
Heather Smith Sawyer, heather.sawyer@bwsc.net 



Thanks to Our Sponsors for the Nashville Post SAME 2017 Professional Development Workshop



ACEC Tennessee - 2017 IRIS Award Winner 
K.S. Ware and Associates and Centric Architecture were engaged by Metro Water Services to restore and renovate the historic George Reyer Pump Station, old boiler house, former water intake, and other ancillary structures at the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant in Nashville, Tennessee. Renovation of the 100 year old structures required clay tile roof replacement, interior demolition and reconfiguration, restoration of original steel windows with glass replacement, and interior and exterior masonry cleaning and tuck-pointing. In the end the renovation provided Metro Water Services with facilities that are ready for the next 100 years with significantly nicer and substantially more office and meeting space.Grand Winner - Building & Technology Category - K.S. Ware & Associate, LLC


The Gallatin Environmental Integrity Program is a pioneering union of state-of-the-art dry scrubber air quality technology, industry-leading storage of dry ash in a lined landfill, and an innovatively designed one-mile haul road that connects the scrubber facility and landfill, and operates within the active Gallatin Plant. The $391M investment required 18 months of engineering design, 35 months of construction, 1300 workers, more than 4 million work hours and was completed ahead of schedule and at a savings of $35M. The Project extends the Gallatin Plant’s life, enabling it to provide economical and environmentally sustainable energy for the next 20 years.Grand Winner - Environmental Category - AECOM. 

Bliss Medal For excellence in education and student mentoring
Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award For outstanding mentoring efforts by an SAME Fellow
Goethals Medal For preeminence in engineering, design or construction
J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award - Large Company For eminent contributions to SAME by a Sustaining Member organization
Paul R. Smith Noncommissioned Officer Medal For outstanding leadership and contributions to military engineering
Post Service Medal For significant and faithful service to SAME at the Post level
President's Medal For outstanding SAME leadership and accomplishment
Public Agency Award For eminent contributions to SAME by a Public Agency Member
Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award For eminent contributions to SAME by a Small Business Sustaining Member
Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member AwardMedium Company For eminent contributions to SAME by a Sustaining Member organization
Student Leadership Medal For outstanding Leadership in support of student professional development, mentoring and the SAME mission
Sustainability Award For outstanding efforts to meet the goals of the Executive Order 13514
Sverdrup Medal For engineering leadership by a uniformed Young Member
Technology Advancement Medal For initiative in the advancement and transfer of technology
Toulmin Medal For most outstanding article written for The Military Engineer by an SAME member
Tudor Medal For engineering leadership by a civilian Young Member
Urbahn Medal For preeminence in architecture
Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal For SAME lifetime achievement
Young Member Medal For outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the SAME mission

If you want to nominate someone for one of these awards, please contact Heather Smith Sawye or Robin Hagerty.

  • Education & Mentoring Fund - This SAME fund was created to fund ongoing professional development and youth education programs.
  • Quality of Life Plus (QL+). SAME continues to collect funds for QL+ projects in support of military and first responder amputees by developing prosthetic devices at its laboratory at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) at San Luis Obispo, Calif. The projects are accomplished by teams of engineering students. Details on QL+ projects may be found at www.same.org/woundedwarrior
Locally supported charity:
  • A Soldier's Child - Their mission is to serve the children of fallen military personnel who have given their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America. Thank you letter for our 2012 Donation.
  • Folds of Honor's - Honoring Their Sacrifice, Educating Their Legacy - for American's fallen and wounded soldiers and their spouses and children.
  • Operation Homefront - Their mission is to help the service members, wounded warriors, and their families with food, home repairs, school supplies, toys, and financial assistance.
  • Operation Stand Down - The primary nonprofit resource for veterans in Middle Tennessee providing life changing social services including transitional housing, or referrals, employment readiness training and placement assistance, and coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of such services.
  • Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee - Their mission is to transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.