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 […]

JETC: Call for Presentations

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The Call for Presentations for the 2016 JETC in Phoenix is now open. This year, SAME is introducing a new way for subject matter experts to bring cutting-edge insights and lessons learned to the military engineering community. The goal is to attract a broader, more diverse mix of presenters from across the A/E/C industry and […]

SBC: Recapping Day 3

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 6, 2015

Day 3 of the SAME Small Business Conference was headlined by three government agency Mega Sessions, featuring senior leadership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Panelists throughout the morning emphasized their agency’s commitment to small business. However, the key takeaway was not that they want to […]

SBC: Recapping Day 2

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 5, 2015

Day two of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans got underway at 0800, as four military and federal engineering leaders gathered onstage for a candid discussion on their organizations, government engineering and construction needs and trends, leadership, and the importance of small businesses in supporting their mission needs. The executive panel—featuring Lt. Gen. Tom […]

SBC: Recapping Day 1

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 4, 2015

A day that began with an in-depth keynote address on the value of relationships culminated with 2,000 attendees heeding that advice by making connections and building networks during the Ice Breaker reception in a sold-out Exhibit Hall. In between, day one of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans included 12 education and training […]

David Nour Kicks Off the 2015 SBC!

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The 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans officially kicked off Wednesday morning with a keynote address by David Nour, renowned global business adviser and strategist. Nour dived right into what businesses really need to focus on to achieve long-term success—including putting the customer at the center of everything you do, always be planning for […]

TME Looks Back: “Finishing the Job in New Orleans”

The capstone of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is the Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project for the 17th Street (above), Orleans Avenue, and London Avenue canals in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. Scheduled for completion ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, the three structures are intended to provide a surge barrier against storms coming across Lake Pontchartrain and to pump outfall canal drainage flows back into the lake during non-tropical storm events. PHOTO COURTESY PCCP CONSTRUCTORS, A JOINT VENTURE

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Achieving the Unprecedented in New Orleans”

Inner Harbor Navigation Canal program sector gates, surge barrier, and floodwalls under construction. The methods that rapidly brought multiple lines of defense to bear on reducing risk in greater New Orleans can guide other communities facing impacts from climate change. PHOTO COURTESY OF USACE

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Coastal Fortifications of New Orleans”

USACE installed the sector gate leafs at Bayou Dupre in April 2011. These are the tallest sector gates in the HSDRRS. USACE photo by Paul Floro

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

#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 […]

TME Looks Back: “Physical Modeling in Coastal Engineering”

Engineers inspect the sector gate as water is released through the gates from the polder behind the surge barrier. These conditions created the maximum force designers had to overcome in order to open the gates after a storm's withdrawal.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Protecting New Orleans”

The Seabrook Floodgate (concept model shown) will reduce surge risk from Lake Ponchartrain.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Design-Build in St. Bernard Parish”

Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to three pump stations in St. Bernard Parish that operate during storm events to remove stormwater from behind the protective levee system that surrounds the parish.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Geotechnical Engineering in New Orleans”

Soil samples are prepared for testing at a state-of-the-art laboratory established to develop geotechnical data in support of the effort to bring the existing 350-mi levee system of New Orleans, La., to a 100-year level of protection before the 2011 hurricane season.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

SBC Starts November 4!

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  The premier A/E/C industry small business conference is less than two weeks away! The 2015 SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) for Federal Engineering, Construction & Environmental Programs—to be held Nov. 4-6 in New Orleans, La.—is shaping up to be the largest, most diverse, most effective and most beneficial SBC for you to attend ever! […]

TME Looks Back: “Facilities Data for Disaster Preparedness”

A library at a New Orleans, La., university shows catastrophic damage after being flooded during hurricane Katrina.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Bailing Out America’s Water Infrastructure”

Levee construction in New Orleans.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Small Business to the Rescue”

Proactive on-site management contributed to successful completion of mold remediation at Naval Station JRB, New Orleans.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Developing a Cost Estimate for New Orleans”

Levee improvements are being made along the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain, which forms the northern boundary of New Orleans, La., and its suburbs.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

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