Education Opportunities

Through a commitment to offering effective training, development, and networking programs, SAME is helping sustain the future of the profession. From a robust pipeline of webinar offerings to in-person technical presentations and content offered through partnerships with other organizations, SAME provides a variety of education opportunities for professionals, whether you are in uniform or a civilian, enlisted or officer, a new hire, mid-career manager, or senior executive. The Society's Communities of Interest also hold monthly and quarterly calls that often provide continuing education credits while local Posts host a variety of in-person and virtual meetings with professional development components.

Latest News, Notes & Reminders

Be a part of the year's biggest market research and networking event for the federal A/E/C industry. Share your expertise with government and industry leaders at this in-person event with virtual participation options.

Upcoming Featured Webinars

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Energy Management and Commissioning for Reliability and Resiliency

Energy Management and Commissioning for Reliability and Resiliency
Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual via Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Webinar Description:

Traditionally employed for verifying that facilities comply with the Owner’s and User’s requirements and functionally testing systems in accordance with designers’ intent, energy managers’ and commissioning providers’ roles have expanded to include their involvement in risk management. This is especially true with critical infrastructure, mission critical facilities and complex control systems.

When assessing risks, there is a need to address the synergy between reliability, resiliency, and security. Many projects and systems face a variety of vulnerabilities, including:

  • Natural Disasters – Weather-related storms, floods and fires
  • Intentional Attacks – Physical (terrorism), Cyberattacks
  • Material / Component Failures – Manufacturing defects, deterioration due to age and wear
  • Human Error – Programming complexity and/or lack of experience and training

Cost: Complimentary for SAME members / $25 for non-members

Speaker: Robert Knoedler, P.E., CxA, EMP; Immediate Past President, Energy Management Association (EMA)

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Delivering Healthcare Through Public-Private Partnerships

TME Presents: Delivering Healthcare Through Public-Private Partnerships

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

1 PDH

Format: Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately) *Please note: You will be required to enter your name and email address into the Big Marker system as well.

Speakers
Jeff Monzu, Vice President and Market Sector Leader – Healthcare, LEO A DALY
Pete Yakowicz, P.E., Vice President and National Director of Veterans Affairs Programs, LEO A DALY

Short Description

You've read the article; now learn the rest of the story. Take a deeper look into “Delivering Healthcare Through Public-Private Partnerships," featured in the 2021 May-June issue of TME.

Read the original article.

Faced with the challenge of procuring funds to upgrade an aging medical center in Omaha, the Department of Veterans Affairs turned to the flexibility of a public-private partnership to streamline the delivery process and optimize value.

Public-private partnerships, which combine resources from both public and private sources and similarly share risk, have been increasingly leveraged by state and federal entities since 2010. They have been used extensively to deliver major infrastructure projects such as highway and transportation improvements, and in August 2020, the VA completed the Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, the department's first healthcare project delivered through a public-private partnership.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Challenges Facing Transitioning Federal Small Businesses: A Proposed Framework

Challenges Facing Transitioning Federal Small Businesses: A Proposed Framework

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual via Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Webinar Description:

The government has heavily invested in cultivating a strong small business sector through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and various set-aside policies. However, existing literature suggests that small and mid-sized firms face tremendous difficulties when they transition from small to “other-than-small” and that very few successfully make the transition. Further, while the government has adopted some recommendations to help businesses successfully make the transition, there has been no remedy to address the fundamental obstacle—that small businesses under the current structure are incentivized to remain small in order to benefit from government set-asides. This presentation will provide background efforts by the government and others to address this problem as well as the latest August 2021 White Paper analysis using the Sector 23 Construction NAICS 236220. The webinar will also present the proposed solution which, given legislative authority, the SBA could implement as a Pilot Program.

Cost: Complimentary for SAME members / $25 for non-members

Speaker: Mercedes Enrique, F.SAME, President, CMS Corp.

Moderator: Archisha Mehan, Executive, Fedmine

Hosted by the SAME Small Business Community of Interest

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – The "Spotification" of Tech Education: The Future of Geospatial Learning for Engineers

The "Spotification" of Tech Education: The Future of Geospatial Learning for Engineers

Date: October 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM EDT | 1 PDH

Location: Virtual via GoTo Meeting (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Webinar Description:

The geospatial industry touches every element of facilities and infrastructure and is the underpinning of DOD Installations of the Future. But how can you keep up with translation into A/E/C work processes and prioritize the required technical skills? Higher-ed offers Master’s degrees and even GIS certificates, but these models may not serve the evolving professional who needs to constantly recalibrate their knowledge and skillset in a rapidly developing digital environment. You get your music, tv, and even food with real-time clicks and consumption, so why not education? This talk will make you reassess your professional training roadmap to fuel your career.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn the hot trends in tech transfer
2. How to overcome the skills gap between academia and industry
3. Learn what tech is likely to impact new projects
4. Modify your behavior with the new paradigm shift in educational delivery

Cost: Complimentary for SAME members / $25 for non-members

Speaker: Andres Abeyta, Executive Director, Bootcamp GIS

Moderator: David Foster, Chair, SAME Geospatial Working Group/Owner, 372 Consulting

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Recently Featured Webinars

TME Presents:
Everything Old is New Again

Speaker:
Brian Boose
SVP and National Federal Environ. Plan. Leader, AECOM
Jennifer Warf
AVP, National DoD Environ. Plan. Leader, AECOM

Watch the video on YouTube

Construction Procurement at Speed
Sponsored by Gordian

July 12, 2021

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A Lawyer, A Prime, and A Vendor
Thoughts on CMMC

TME Presents:
Reconciling Air Force Real Property Records

Speakers:

Scott Ensign
Vince Sclafani
David Streed

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A Network of Communities

TME Presents: A Network of Communities

Speaker: Kirk Ticknor
Chief, Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works Fort Benning, Georgia

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Remediation at Coast Guard Base Kodiak

Remediation at Coast Guard Base Kodiak

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A Hybrid Solution for Generator Efficiency

A Hybrid Solution for Generator Efficiency

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Sustaining Contingency Bases Through Solar Power

Sustaining Contingency Bases Through Solar Power

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A Look Behind the Curtain
How RSMeans data is Sourced and Engineered

August 27, 2020

Watch the video on YouTube | PDH Credit

 

COVID 19 COOP in the AE Community

COVID 19 COOP in the AE Community | August 18, 2020

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An Iconic Renovation at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

An Iconic Renovation at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

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The Next Evolution in Streamlining NEPA

The Next Evolution in Streamlining NEPA | July 21, 2020

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Tyndall AFB: Coastal Resilience in Support of Mission Assurance and Becoming an Installation of the Future

Coastal Resilience in Support of Mission Assurance and Becoming an Installation of the Future | July 16, 2020

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APCOI Quarterly Call

APCOI Quarterly Call | April 29, 2020

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Battlefield to Boardroom

Battlefield to Boardroom | April 16, 2020

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The US Military's Changing Role in Cultural Resource Stewardship in an Extreme-Weather Future

The US Military's Changing Role in Cultural Resource Stewardship in an Extreme-Weather Future | April 3, 2020

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Competitive Intelligence Tools Demo Part I Fedmine

Competitive Intelligence Tools Demo Part I Fedmine | April 3, 2020

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Telemachus Unbound: Being a Great Protégé

Telemachus Unbound: Being a Great Protégé | March 25, 2020

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Cybersecurity Design Requirements for Facility-Related Control Systems

Cybersecurity Design Requirements for Facility-Related Control Systems | March 12, 2020

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Past Event Presentations Archive

Presentations from past SAME national events are archived. Select the event to be taken to the specific year's event website, where session presentations (PDF) are accessible.

   Facilities Management Workshop


“The mix of being able to get some continuing education, interact with other government folks and the private sector, and do so in formal, open and social settings: I know of very few (maybe no) other venues where you can get cross discipline interactions across the private and public sector in a variety of settings.
No one else does this.”

–Lawrence Schorr, 787th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.