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

Don't miss your chance to experience SAME's Summer 2021 Virtual Event

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.


Did you miss 2021 Virtual JETC? Don't worryyou can still access all the education and training content and earn over 45 PDHs
Purchase the recordings on the JETC website.

Upcoming Featured Webinars

Wednesday 4, August 2021: TME Presents: Everything Old is New Again

TME Presents: Everything Old is New Again

Online registration will be available until the start of the Webinar on August 4, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 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

Brian Boose, Senior Vice President and National Federal Environmental Planning Leader, AECOM
Jennifer Warf, Associate Vice President, National DoD Environmental Planning Leader, AECOM

Description

You've read the article; now learn the rest of the story. Take a deeper look into “Everything Old Is New Again“, featured in the 2021 Jan-Feb issue of TME.

The recently revised National Environmental Policy Act regulations are a step toward streamlining the process and returning to the original spirit and intent of the law, while also encouraging the utilization of modern technologies to help both industry and government get there. For practitioners involved in NEPA, this is a big thing. A really big thing.

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Thursday 5, August 2021: MASTER CLASS: Part II - Plan to Reality - DD1391 Development

MASTER CLASS: Part II - Plan to Reality - DD1391 Development

Date: Thursday 5, August 2021 – 1700 GMT /1800 Berlin / 1200 Washington, DC / 0600 Honolulu / 2000 Doha /  0200 Tokyo (June 11)

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Abstract

In order to properly execute a master plan on a military installation, the projects must go through a long and sometimes misunderstood validation process. This process is governed by laws and regulations, making the process confusing and sometimes seem contradictory. Every year Congress allocates billions of dollars to the sustainment, operations and maintenance, and new construction for military bases around the world. This process is exercised through the annual National Defense Authorization Act and allows for the Secretaries of the Armed Services to plan and program everything from roads and schools to runways and munitions depots. This is part two of this program on successful execution of the master plans on military installations. This session is intended to help both government and industry planners and programmers with their programming skills, ensuring that the military services achieve higher quality and less drama during the review and ultimately appropriation process.

Learning Objectives:

  • An understanding of the major rules and laws that govern the authorization and appropriation of Military Construction (MILCON) projects.
  • The importance of defining the requirements in a master plan and how that allows or prohibits a plan from being executable over the life cycle of the plan.
  • A look at the major elements of the DD Form 1391 and how to prepare the document to ensure the maximum potential for success through the approval and execution of the project.
  • We will review the process for gaining approval of a DD Form 1391 from the development of the documentation to the Nation Defense Authorization Act.

Speakers

Josh Rose PE, Director, Federal Program Development, Michael Baker
Laura Lavelle, AIA, LEED AP, CDT. Senior Consultant, Jacobs

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Requires login to your SAME member account. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to join the program.
If you need assistance with registration please contact: registration@same.org.

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021: The Built Environment and Mental Health

The Built Environment and Mental Health

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM EST

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

Webinar Description:

Global urbanization, combined with evidence of increased prevalence of mental illness in urban environments, highlights a need to investigate potential connections between the built environment and mental health. In fact, one in five Americans have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the past year, and, in the United States, the number of suicide deaths are similar to the numbers of deaths due to breast cancer. This webinar will investigate research into the built environmental and impacts to mental health though its effects on connection to nature, personal control, indoor air quality, indoor microbiome, and lighting. It will also discuss our teams work on establishing a comprehensive survey for the built environment occupants that correlates to mental health outcomes, at least in a subset of United States Veterans. Overall, this webinar will highlight the importance of current lessons learned in the field and how practicing architects and engineers can alter the built environment to benefit the mental health of occupants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the many facets of the built environment that can influence mental health
  • Recognize factors that engineers and architects and do now to improve mental health
  • Explain the connection of particulate matter in indoor air to mental health
  • Give examples of connections to nature that can be provided indoors to improve mental health
  • Interpret the how mental health might be evaluated in a survey of occupants

Speaker:
Lt Col Andrew Hoisington, Ph.D., PE, USAF, Execution Branch Chief, Tyndall AFB

Moderator:
Lt Col Elisa Hammer, USAF, AF Environmental Health Program Chief, AF Medical Readiness Agency

Learn more about the event and register

For additional information, please visit the Health Engineering Task Force COI page on the SAME website.

 

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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.