SAME Strategic Partnerships 

Let SAME's strategic partnerships work for you! Click on a partner logo below to see a description and written agreement.

In support of its mission to “lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges” SAME has established more than 20 strategic partnerships over the last four years, to both bring together professionals from different technical disciplines and to create opportunities for members to benefit from and participate in other organizations. 

The key to success for strategic partnerships (and included in MOAs) is implementation and collaboration at the Post level.  Joint meetings are now tracked on Post annual reports; Posts are encouraged to host joint meetings with organizations that support our national direction. SAME also has some partnerships and agreements that are more member-benefit specific, including discounted prices for certification, training, and secondary education.

A strategic partnership provides opportunities to contribute to SAME's strategic direction and grow professionally.

  • Help recruit new members from industry and government.
  • Expand the geographic reach of the SAME mission. 
  • Help members gain access to new intellectual property.
  • Help members solve local A/E/C challenges and issues through collaboration.

SAME National has or is pursuing official agreements with the organizations listed below, but has unofficial relationships with an increasing number of entities. If you have a question about any of these or would like to suggest an organization to partner with, please review the SAME Strategic Partner Philosophy and contact Kathy Off, CGMP, PMP | Strategic & Stakeholder Relations | koff@same.org | 703-549-3800 ext. 153.

Enhance Industry-Government Engagement

As the cornerstone on which the Society was founded, SAME will lead efforts to foster communication among military, public, private, academic, and professional A/E/C organizations to identify issues and develop solutions collaboratively in support of National Security.

  • AABC Commissioning Group &
    Energy Management Association
    Dual Partnership
  • Association of General
    Contractors (AGC) of America
  • American Institute of
    Architects
  • Construction Management
    Association of America
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • International Facility
    Management Association
  • National 8(a) Association
  • National Council for
    Public-Private Partnerships
  • National HUBZone Council
  • National Veteran Small
    Business Coalition
  • Society for Marketing
    Professional Services

Prepare Transitioning Veterans for the A/E/C and Asset Management Industries

Expand networking opportunities for transitioning veterans to provide a platform that promotes credentialing and translates skills in a manner that connects to needs of the industry and nation.

  • Homes for Our Troops
  • National Council of Examiners
    for Engineering and Surveying
  • NextOp
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Pearson VUE
  • Vets2PM
  • APPA - Leadership
    in Educational Facilities
  • National Center for Construction
    Education & Research
  • National Society of
    Professional Engineers
  • Project Management Institute
  • United Association (UA) &
    Mechanical Contractors
    Association of America (MCAA)
  • Quality of Life Plus (QL+)

Enhance the STEM Pipeline for the Nation

Help develop our nation’s future STEM professionals and grow prospective members of the Society through STEM outreach efforts, scholarships, and engagement of college student chapters.

  • Diversity In Action
  • Learning for Life
  • National Consortium of
    Secondary STEM Schools
  • Technology Student Association
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Drexel University
  • Northwestern University
  • School of Engineering and
    Applied Science Environmental
    and Energy Management Institute

Build and Strengthen Resilient Communities

Lead public and private sector collaboration to prepare communities to absorb, adapt and recover from natural or man-made threats

  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • International Code Council

“The CCM certification, in conjunction with specific supplemental government training, has the potential to be the bedrock for providing rigor and stability to the military design and construction process. As a long-term member of SAME, I was excited to see the partnership between SAME and CMAA as well as the endorsement of the CCM by SAME as the only credential in the construction industry that specifically and reliably identifies its holder as a quality professional construction manager.”

–Col. Scott Warner, P.E., CCM, F.SAME, USAF, Air Force Civil Engineering