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Board of Direction Nominations Due Dec. 1

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It is time once again to select SAME’s national leaders! Nominations for National Officers and Elected Directors to serve on the SAME Board of Direction are open from Oct. 1, 2016 through Dec. 1, 2016. Elections for candidates approved through the nomination process will be held in spring 2017 and voted on by the full […]

Tulsa Post Hosts First “Issues Workshop”

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On Oct. 18, 2016, the first SAME Post Issues Workshop was hosted by the Tulsa Post and brought together public and private sector professionals from throughout the local area to address challenges associated with water infrastructure, including safety, water supply and funding. SAME Post level workshops are intended to utilize Sustaining Member Post memberships and […]

SAME Hosts Focus Groups for Market Research

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You Talked.  We Listened. At the 2016 JETC in Phoenix (May 24-26), SAME hosted three Focus Groups for attendees of the conference.  The focus groups were facilitated by an outside group, Trailblazer Market Research, a company that works with many non-profit organizations. The three focus groups were sorted into a Young Members group, made up […]

Mike Blount Sworn in as SAME President on Day 3 at JETC

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Day three of the 2016 JETC in Phoenix kicked off with the annual Society Leadership & Post Awards Breakfast, recognizing the incredible work of SAME’s 105 Posts, 15 Committees & Councils, and 30,000 members around the world. SAME national officers, Jane Penny (President) and Sal Nodjomian and Kurt Ubbelohde (Vice Presidents) emceed the event, which […]

SAME Spreads Holiday Cheer!

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With the holidays in full swing, staff of the SAME national office displayed lots of joyful seasonal cheer with their inaugural Door Decorating Contest, an ugly sweater contest, and the second annual visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., where SAME staff were fortunate to be able to gather with veterans for an afternoon of dancing, desserts, […]

Q3 Economic Snapshot Survey

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According to the most recent Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey released by the SAME national office, businesses were slightly more confident about market conditions in Q3 2015 year-over-year compared to Q3 2014, however, optimism of respondents trended downward compared to Q2 2015. In particular, according to the report (which was prepared by Gaithersburg, Md.-based Association Research Inc.) the confidence index for recent […]

#SAMESBC Starts Nov. 4!

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Time for a “By the Numbers” preview of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference, which starts next week, Nov. 4, in New Orleans!   1:  Tour of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System 2:  Keynote Speakers featured at SBC 4:  Mega Sessions featuring SBA, USACE, NAVFAC and AFCEC 8:  Hours […]

Q2 Economic Snapshot Survey

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According to the latest installment of the Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey released by SAME HQ, A/E/C professionals are feeling increasingly more optimistic about recent business conditions and the outlook for both the near future and the longer-term horizons. The Q2 Economic Snapshot Survey polled private sector SAME members from across the A/E/C industry, representing large and small businesses. The […]

“Top 10 Reasons for Active SAME Membership”

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Editor’s Note: The following article, “Top 10 Reasons for Active SAME Membership,” was written by Capt. Nelson Mix, P.E., CHMM, F.SAME, USPHS, and first published in the Spring 2015 issue of Machinatores Vitae, the engineer and architect newsletter of the U.S. Public Health Service. Capt. Mix, a former President of the Washington DC Post and past […]

Check Out the Latest TME!

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The July-August issue of The Military Engineer features a range of articles showcasing how government and industry are executing projects in support of national security, mission-critical responsibilities and our servicemen and women. In addition, this issue of TME offers an inside look at several initiatives underway to adapt to and increase resilience from climate change […]

Surveying the Impacts of Technology

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SAME HQ recently polled all Sustaining Member representatives in the first “micro survey” of what will become a routine practice to gauge hot topics emerging in the A/E/C industry. The focus of this first micro survey? Technology. And the results, depending on your perspective, may be quite surprising. Of the 15,000 Sustaining Member representatives polled, […]

Q1 Economic Snapshot Survey

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SAME HQ has released the first installment of the Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey, a new member benefit intended to provide organizations, companies and individuals insight into the moods and attitudes of leading decision-makers within the A/E/C industry. SAME hopes that collecting and sharing periodic statistics on business activity and recent industry trends will be a […]

Jane Penny Sworn in as SAME President

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Jane Penny, a registered professional engineer, an SAME Fellow, and a member of the Society since 1983, was sworn in as SAME National President on Thursday May 21, during the 2015 Joint Engineer Training Conference in Houston. Penny becomes the first female to hold the position of SAME President since the organization’s founding in 1920. […]

E&C Camps Get Some “Pub”!

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The SAME Engineering & Construction Camps recently were featured with an article on the Engineering News-Record website. ENR writer Pamela Hunter interviewed SAME Fellow and E&C Camps stalwart Scott Prosuch on the mission of the camps, how the camp volunteer leaders get students excited about engineering, and what type of impact the camps have had over the […]

2015 JETC in Focus: Energy & National Security Sessions

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Energy and National Security. They are inextricably linked. As the nation pushes to become a net energy exporter by 2020 and beyond, the global landscape may very well begin to change with it. How is National Security tied to energy innovation and development. Where will the money come to propel our Energy momentum forward? What […]

Meet the New SAME Fellows!

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The 2015 SAME Academy of Fellows Investiture will take place March 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va., directly preceding the 2015 Golden Eagle Awards Dinner. This year 27 SAME members will be invested in the Academy of Fellows. They represent uniformed engineers, civilians and industry members, all […]

Check out the January-February Issue of TME!

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The first TME issue of 2015 dives right into an issue that may be changing the way government agencies and private industry think about funding military and federal infrastructure, facility and energy needs: public-private partnerships. • A ranging interview with Joe Calcara, SES, Director of Programs for USACE South Pacific Division (and formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

2014 TME Year in Review

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This holiday season, SAME invites you to unwrap that new tablet you got and check out the inaugural TME Year in Review,  featuring some of the top articles and interviews that appeared in the pages of TME during 2014.  The TME Year in Review aims to bring increased attention to a number of timely topics that the magazine covered: from alternative […]

Highlights of the 2014 SBC!

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More than 1,800 attendees and over 220 exhibiting companies descended upon Kansas City, Mo., for the 2014 SAME Small Business Conference for Federal Engineering, Construction & Environmental Programs. From education and training sessions tailored specifically for small businesses, to matched networking sessions, contracting briefings from more than a dozen federal agencies, evening receptions, awards presentations […]

Young Members Attend Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

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A group of 12 Young Members from across the SAME community were selected to attend the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference, Nov. 10-12 in Reston, Va. Supporting the professional and personal growth of its members, especially Young Members through Leadership and Mentoring opportunities, is one of SAME’s Goals in its Strategic Plan. The Emerging […]

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