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TME-JulyAug2015-Cover-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 and the impacts of extreme weather events.

Main theme articles on Project Acquisition & Delivery include the renovation of Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard following the tragic shootings in 2013; how the Corps of Engineers can achieve success with its Civil Works Transformation; the best practices that enabled a successful Time Critical Removal Action on a very active Formerly Used Defense Site in Arizona; and how to implement Type II Independent Peer External Reviews to achieve best value while putting safety of the community first.

Speaking of communities, the Special Report of this issue of TME—Climate Change: Resilience & Adaptation—goes inside how the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Maryland State Highway Administration each are developing approaches and methodologies to increase resilience to climate change and natural and man-made disaster events for where the impact is most often felt hardest and longest: at the local level.

This issue also features an innovative barracks design for a new bachelor enlisted housing facility at Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world and which just happens to be at the nexus of future impacts from climate change given its presence in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region. This new barracks exemplifies the positive effect that A/E/C professionals can have on supporting U.S. strategic interests by developing infrastructure and facilities to be resilient in the face of an unknown future environment.

Earlier this year SAME Fellow Suzanne DiGeronimo became the first woman and first architect to receive the SAME Academy of Fellows Golden Eagle Award. Suzanne’s inspiring speech is republished in the July-August TME.

Pages from TME-JulyAug2015-Online-SMThe SAME Savannah Post recently partnered with the Transatlantic Afghanistan District of the Corps of Engineers on an initiative to support construction builders in Afghanistan. How and why that came to be is featured in this issue.

The SAME Greater Kansas City Post and the Command & General Staff College joined together to find ways for engineer soldiers to train with industry and gain insight into the private sector business and engineering world. Two engineer soldiers who interned with SAME Sustaining Member Tetra Tech in fall 2014 tell the story of their experience in this issue of TME.

This and much more, in the July-August TME. You can wait for it to hit your mailbox….or just check it out right here, right now!

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