Promote awareness, training, and partnerships between SAME National and Posts with members, and regional/local stakeholders regarding Resilience Programs. The Community provides information that supports the development of effective policies and efficient development, implementation, and use of technologies that both improve infrastructure resilience and identifies cybersecurity challenges and solutions at the local and national levels.

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Past Webinars 

Community Chair

Col. Joe D Manous, Jr.
P.E., Ph.D., USA (Ret.)
(703) 428-7074

Organization Structure

Technical Advisory Group: Albert Romano

Regional and Local Post Outreach: Brec Wilshusen, P.E.

Cybersecurity: Paul Keyes

Education Opportunities

COVID 19 COOP in the AE Community

Presented by the SAME Resilience Community of Interest

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1 – 2 PM EDT

Location: Virtual, connection information will be provided upon registering

Credit: 1.0 PDH Credit

Cost: FREE to SAME Members; $25 for non-members

This webinar will be a discussion of best practices to enable continuity of operations in response to COVID19 from the
perspective of the architecture and engineering community. The goal of the webinar is to share best practices that
government and AE firms have used during the COVID restrictions to continue to operate successfully and transition
successfully as restrictions are relaxed.

Learning Objectives (4):

  • Understand what actions public and private AE service providers have taken to enable continuity of operations during Covid
  • Understand what actions public and private AE service providers have taken to successfully transition "back to business" after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted
  • Understand how to apply these best practices to your organization to successfully operate during a pandemic
  • Understand how to apply these best practices to your organization to successfully transition "back to business" after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted

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Healthier Buildings & COVID-19 Design Strategies

Date: August 19, 2020 - 2:00  PM EST

Speaker:: Douglas C. Mass, PE, LEED AP, President, Cosentini

Webinar description:Currently, buildings are designed to protect structures and occupants from smoke, fire, wind, power outages, and flooding. As we navigate the new normal we are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, the expectations of building occupants will change in regards to health and safety.

It is clear that our future buildings need to facilitate wellness, but they will more critically need to safeguard public health. This comprehensive presentation addresses the sensible measures we can take in the design and operations of buildings to improve the current situation, as well as make healthy buildings a focus moving forward. This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.

Learning objectives:

  • Look at the awareness of the New Normal and how our raised awareness will impact how occupants view buildings and their role in our health and safety
  • Review physical environmental design concepts: what design enhancements we can make to the building systems and architecture to make buildings healthier
  • Reviews building operational changes: what the building owners can do to improve cleaning strategies and air quality
  • Overview of important social behavioral changes: What building occupants can do and how we can influence those behaviors to improve the health and safety of fellow occupants

Douglas Mass Bio

Doug is the President of Cosentini, internationally recognized in the design and construction industry because of his expertise as a mechanical engineer, his commitment to design innovation, and a long list of high-performance building projects designed by leading architects. His work in the area of LEED/sustainable design has involved design commissions from both corporate and government clients who have sought his assistance on the development of building systems that are energy efficient, ensure occupant comfort, and promote the preservation of the environment. Under his direction, Cosentini has engineered more than 100 projects that have received LEED certification.

Doug’s career spans more than 35 years and includes pioneering achievements such as the design of the first sustainable high-rise office building in Manhattan (4 Times Square), the first LEED Gold residential high-rise in the country (The Solaire in New York City’s Battery Park City) and the 2nd tallest building in the world (Shanghai Tower, which received LEED Platinum certification).

Mr. Mass’s dedication to the education of future engineers and architects is evident in his service at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, New York University (NYU), and at his alma mater, Brown University. He is also a committed lecturer who has spoken extensively on sustainable design and underfloor air system design at the US Department of State, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and ASHRAE. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University, is a registered engineer in 26 states and two Canadian provinces, and is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and serves on the board of the Salvadori Center. Doug is also a member of the ACEC-NY Safety Committee and has spearheaded Tetra Tech’s task force on COVID-19.

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Knowledge Management Center

The Resilience Knowledge Management Center is a compilation of SAME's societal resources

  • About
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Resources
  • Past Resilience Events
  • Webinars

The Resilience Community was formed in October 2016 with James Hagan, taking the lead as Chair. Following Jim’s untimely passing, Joe Manous assumed the Chair in November 2017.  The predecessor of the Resilience Committee, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council, facilitated public and private sector collaboration to advance the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure security and resilience.  That effort continues to broaden, as SAME attempts to mobilize action through its Posts and at the national level to promote secure and resilient infrastructure that supports the Nation’s economy and well-being of its people.


The SAME Resilience Committee builds upon TISP’s efforts of affiliation with a variety of agencies, private industry, associations, and individuals sharing common interests in resilient infrastructure to not only mobilize action through SAME Posts, but connect with the uniformed services, local communities, and federal agencies. 


  • View the recording of the Resilience Webinar aired on Thursday, November 15 @ 1200 - 1315 EST.
    Title: "National Disaster Recovery Framework" 
    Speaker: Tyrone Brumfield, Civil Disaster Response Planner, USACE
  • SAME Resilience Committee Webinar- May 1, 2018