Start Date/Time:
Monday, April 8, 2019 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 PM
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12th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. We are engaging with past organizers and participants to promote this, and have retained John J. Smith the past chair of the planning committee to assist the Post. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

DCHWS seeks Young Member Participation for 2019!

Participant demographics from recent symposiums demonstrate that attendees and speakers are senior engineers and scientists with many years of experience and significant technical sophistication in the area of hazardous waste site remediation.

While our field continues to evolve and many senior engineers and scientists approach retirement, a need for information transfer to younger professionals in the field is critical. Recognizing the pending change in the workforce, we would like to encourage participation and support professional development of less experienced professionals. For non-Government employees, we are offering a special SAME Young Member discounted rate of $200 for those age 39 and under (as defined by SAME). This additional participation will benefit attendees by bringing new and fresh ideas in a rapidly evolving industry of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites.

We plan to open and structure our evening session on Project Management with a focus on educating younger professionals in this area. Although focused on younger, more junior professionals, we believe this session will be informative and of benefit to everyone. We urge you to encourage participation from your newer and less experienced staff and welcome them to this program and to SAME. We continue to welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you and your new colleagues at our event!

Event Registration Fees

Registration is now open. Conference fees will be covered by private sector sponsorship and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees. Registration fees are as follows:

  • Private Sector - $250
  • Young Member - $200
  • Military/Government - Free*

*Military/Government attendees need to be approved through their chain of command.

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Sponsorships are now available. Sponsorships ($1,000 or $750 small business) do not include a registration ticket. Purchase of an exhibit space ($1,200 full conference), includes one registration ticket. 

Important Dates

  • December 14, 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • March 15, 2019 – Presentations due
  • April 8, 2019- Conference starts

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

Hotel Reservation Block at 201 Philadelphia

Philadelphia 201 Reservations
Group Code ID08AA
Room Rate: $180.00

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Starwood and Marriott points will be accepted.
The hotel will honor the GSA rate of $180 for April 2019. Currently, the amount is wrong on the booking site. The hotel is working to correct this.



The Hotel does not have parking onsite. 
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  • OBG
  • TRS Group
  • Sevenson
  • US Environmental
  • Heritage Environmental
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • CDM Smith
  • Louis Berger
  • Arcadis
  • Test America
  • GZA
  • Northwind Group
  • Terra Systems
  • Tetra Tech
  • Ecology and Environmental
  • US Ecology
  • HDR
  • HGL 
  • Terra Stryke
  • Upenn Environmental Masters Programs

Steering Committee Members

  • Jeanne Litwin, CDM Smith
  • Jim Romig, CDM Smith
  • Lyle Trumbull, OBG
  • Gordon Araujo
  • Mike Badeau, Stell Environmental
  • Amy Basehoar, KOMAN Holdings, LLC
  • Jaimie Wright, KOMAN Holdings, LLC
  • Karen Buniak, TTI Environmental
  • Dan Amate, GZA
  • John J. Smith, J. J. Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
  • Rad Delaney, Prime AE
  • Kate Garufi


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