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Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year
Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year

Members of SAME Pittsburgh Post presented the award for Outstanding Project of the Year - 2018 to US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and WSP for their work on the Temporary Power Project – Puerto Rico. 

Pictured (L to R):

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr.
Col. Andrew "Coby" Short
Tim Kyper, P.E.
Robert Davis


Outstanding Project of the Year
Outstanding Project of the Year

Leader Development Program (LDP) Applications Are Now Open!

The Leader Development Program is a one-year commitment created to help discover SAME Members who aspire to advance their leadership skills. LDP Participants are provided with the tools for leadership success including  how to apply your strengths to real world problems, training on how to triumph working across numerous roles, assignments that teach you how to be an efficient leader and other projects that will lead you to reaching your goals.


To be considered for the LDP you must be a mid-career professional, dedicated to the mission of the society, a SAME member for at least a year and have five years of professional experience. The SAME Foundation covers the fee to participate, including travel to the Joint Engineer Training Conference 2020 and 2021.

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!

Attention NCOs and Young Members! Deadline of October 4th.

If you do not receive reimbursement for these exams from your company or another organization, SAME may be able to help.


In an effort to support SAME Young and Enlisted members obtain credentials that strengthen their professional development, SAME has developed the Credential Achievement Awards Program (CAAP). The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications, or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions.

Credentialing exam types include:

a. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and Professional Engineer Exam (any discipline) 

b. Architect Registration Examination (for any division) 

c. Certified Construction Manager (Sponsored by Construction Management Association of America) 

d. Design-Build Certification (Sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America) 

e. Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (Sponsored by U.S. Green Building Council) 

f. Certified Energy Manager (Sponsored by Association of Energy Engineers) 

g. Project Management Professional (Sponsored by Project Management Institute) 

h. Certified Facility Manager (Sponsored by International Facility Management Association) 

i. Credentials offered by National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) 

j. Other credentialing programs as deemed appropriate by the selection committee 


The deadline to apply is October 4, 2019. To learn more about the program, click here. To download the application,  click here.


If you have questions about the program or the application process, feel free to contact Suzanne Grix , Mentor/Recognition Vice-chair, Young Member Community of Interest (COI) at suzannegrix@gleis.com.

Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer With Us! Volunteers are needed to assist with the flag raising and headstone cleaning on Friday, 11/8 (volunteers will meet at Shelter No. 2 at 12:30 PM).

If interested, please send us an email:  PittsburghPost@gmail.com

Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop
Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop

Thank you to our speakers and all those who attended this successful networking event!  We hope you found this to be an informative event, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming luncheons soon.


Presentations are available HERE.

Photos from the event are available HERE.

Fun at the Younger Member Happy Hour
Fun at the Younger Member Happy Hour
Thank you to all who stopped by the younger member happy hour at Redfin Blues on Thursday July 25.  We have a great evening!

Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops
Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops

The Pittsburgh Post participated in a Volunteer Day for the home being built for PO3 Justin Hendrickson and his wife Jennie on Saturday, July 20 in Harrisville, PA (approximately 1 hour north of Pittsburgh).  


Thank you to Holly Douglas and Eric Tse for their participation!


Post Awards from 2019 JETC
Post Awards from 2019 JETC

SAME's  Posts participated in the annual Streamer Awards to reward dedication and service to SAME at the local level.  

Bunkers in Baghdad: Donations accepted through mid-June
Bunkers in Baghdad is a not-for-profit charity that collects and sends new and used golf balls, clubs, and equipment to our troops around the world, with a focus on the brave men and women currently serving in combat zones.

Learn more here!


Scott Nesbit is collecting items and plans to deliver them directly in mid-June.  Please contact Scott (EMAIL) if you have any questions or can contribute.

Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

Consider volunteering with us at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies!!

- Weather Dependent, volunteers will meet at the Cemetery at 12:30 on Friday, May 24th (the Friday before Memorial Day).  Volunteer duties will consist of raising the flags, cleaning headstones, and any other miscellaneous tasks that cemetery may request our assistance with.  Volunteers may contribute as much time as they like (typically the flags are raised first, completed within an hour, followed by other activities).

-Anyone can volunteer.  However, we need to have a list of names with contact information in advance.  Sometimes (including last fall!), the Director will adjust the date/time of duty based on the weather forecast, particularly if strong winds or lightning are forecast. 

Please contact:  Robert Yauger, robert.h.yauger@usace.army.mil.

The week after Memorial Day (May 27th) additional volunteers are needed to take down and stow the flags.  This date is typically not determined by the Director until right up to Memorial Day based on weather as the flags need to be put away relatively dry.  However, some volunteers will be needed that week as well.