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

Upcoming Featured Webinars

September 30 – Maintaining Healthy Industry within a Pandemic

Presented by the SAME Resilience Community of Interest

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

1 PDH

Format: GoToWebinar (Login information will be sent to you separately) *Please note: You will be required to enter your name and email address into the GoToWebinar system to receive access to this Webinar.*

Speaker: Dr. Bob Rauner, President, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
Learn more about Dr. Rauner.

Webinar Description: Dr. Rauner tracks pandemic modeling, and the changes over time. He will present SAME his perspective about the changes in what modeling reveals to us, and insights on what this means to the construction industry. This presentation is more than "how individual companies dealt with COVID-19" but confronts "how the myriad of material coalesces" and may indeed point a way for Resilience minded leaders to point pathways to improved dealings for this and future pandemics. Understanding science is to learn it's nuances.

Learning objectives:

  • Appreciate how the several models drive government response to the pandemic.
  • Understand what the models reveal to the laymen.
  • Learn the potential pathways to improved dealings for this and future pandemics.
  • Gain insights on what modeling drives to the Architect/Engineer/Construction industry.

For additional information, please visit the Resilience COI page on the SAME website.

Register for the event

 

October 9 – TTME Presents: Remediation at Coast Guard Base Kodiak

Speakers: Rick Girouard, P.E.

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Virtual via GoToWebinar

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

Read the original article.

Short Description

You've read the article; now learn the rest of the story. Take a deeper look into “Remediation at Coast Guard Base Kodiak,” originally featured in The Military Engineer January-February 2020 issue.

At a remote Coast Guard installation on Kodiak Island in Alaska, a previous dry cleaning facility had left the site in need of soil and groundwater remediation. Contaminants from solvents disposed of during its time of operation were found to be part of a plume that had migrated underneath nearby occupied structures, creating a dangerous vapor intrusion issue. Previous cleanup attempts had only been partially successful.

In 2015, the Coast Guard worked with Ahtna Environmental to address the contamination while also keeping nearby structures intact. Due to these specific challenges, traditional remediation tactics such as excavation and backfill would not work, and so Ahtna proposed a three phase approach of collecting baseline groundwater samples and borings to obtain geochemical parameters, removing old utilities and replacing them with modern components, and digging out the areas with the highest concentration of volatile chemicals and replacing with engineered backfill.

Key takeaways include:

  • Environmental and human health concerns caused by historical operations at former laundry facility
  • A method to excavate contaminated material from below the water table in close proximity to a building
  • A method to promote both chemical and biological degradation of chlorinated solvents in the subsurface
  • Logistics of RCRA hazardous waste disposal from a remote site

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October 26 – 28: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation virtual conference

Presented by SAME Philadelphia Post

Date: Monday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 26 2020 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

About the event

Visit our website for conference information

Given the COVID-19 national health emergency and its effects on corporate/government travel policies as well as local/state health requirements, it has become necessary to hold the conference as a remote webinar-based event. With the DCHWS Philadelphia symposium canceled earlier this year, our fall conference is co-sponsored by the SAME Philadelphia Post, the SAME Denver Metro Post, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This free virtual event will be hosted on EPA Clu-in.

Sponsorships

Past DCHWS Symposium tabletop exhibits have promoted one-on-one networking and promoted SAME member companies’ products and services. This year virtual exhibits will be held prior to and during the event. Attendees enter the Virtual Exhibit through the main DCHWS website where the event registration is located. Exhibits will be accessed by clicking the exhibitor’s logo, points of contacts (POCs) will also be provided to promote engagement.

Exhibits - Prepare a PDF landing page of capabilities with no more than 3 hyperlinks, content can include:

  • Website
  • Specific Product Technology
  • Short Video (no more than 2 minutes)
  • Slideshow/PowerPoint
  • Poster Presentation

(all content is subject to DCHWS approval)

Learn more about the event and register

 

Recently Featured Webinars

Sustaining Contingency Bases Through Solar Power

Sustaining Contingency Bases Through Solar Power

Watch the video on YouTube.

 

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

A Look Behind the Curtain
How RSMeans data is Sourced and Engineered | August 27, 2020

PDH Credit

Watch the video on YouTube.

 

COVID 19 COOP in the AE Community

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

Watch the video on YouTube.

 

The Next Evolution in Streamlining NEPA

The Next Evolution in Streamlining NEPA | July 21, 2020

Watch the video on YouTube.

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

Watch the video on YouTube.

APCOI Quarterly Call

APCOI Quarterly Call | April 29, 2020

Watch the video on YouTube.

Battlefield to Boardroom

Battlefield to Boardroom | April 16, 2020

Watch the video on YouTube.

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.