Learn about what our volunteer committees and councils are doing with the posts in regards to K-12 Outreach, College Outreach, and SAME’s Engineering and Construction Camps. Also hear from members on what the Academy of Fellows Mentoring programs are about.
Moderator : Mr. Marc Bialek, SAME
Speakers: Ms. Heather Wishart-Smith, Vice President, Jacobs Corey Weaver, Structural Engineer, USACE, Huntington District Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, USA (Ret.), VP, Corporate Director of Federal Programs, LEO A DALY Ms. Carrie Ann Williams, ARGO Systems LLC
The Opening Session is a great way to start of your JETC experience. The session begins with welcome remarks from SAME Executive DirectorRobert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME. SAME President Rear Adm. Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F. SAME, USN (Ret.), then highlights the main accomplishments of SAME over the past 12 months in his Year in Review.
The session culminates with the highly informative Service Chiefs Panel whereas each leader presents a forward look at programs, policies and budgets. Panelists will include:
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, P.E., USA, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rear Adm. Katherine L. Gregory, P.E., CEC, USN, Chief of Civil Engineers and Commander, Naval Facilities and Engineering Command
Brig. Gen. Timothy S. Green, P.E., USAF, Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, U.S. Air Force
Moderator : Rear Adm. Gary Engle, USN (Ret.), Vp, Navy And Marine Corps Programs, URS Corporation
Speakers: Dr. Robert Wolff, Executive Director, SAME Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, USA, Chief of Engineers & Commanding General, USACE Rear Adm. Katherine Gregory Brig. Gen. Timothy Green, Director of Civil Engineers, HQ USAF/A7C
Join the newest recipient of the SAME Urbahn Medal - Charles Enos, as he presents case studies of his recent sustainable design renovation work (1 AIA CEU/HSW); followed by a panel discussion on how the Architectural Practice Committee can be most beneficial to you and your organization in practicing DOD facility design and construction.
Moderator : Mr. David Packard, USACE - Northwestern Division
Speakers: Mr. Charles Enos, EYP Architecture & Engineering Mr. J J Tang, Principal, HDR Mr. Edmond Gauvreau, USACE, HQ
Participants will gain a working knowledge and common operating picture of the services’ implementation of BUILDER, a sustainment management tool mandated for use no later than September 2018 by Office of the Secretary of Defense in a directive dated Sept. 10, 2013. With the BUILDER Sustainment Management System, Defense facilities investment decisions will be enterprise-wide, risk informed, and based on timely comprehensive engineering data.
Moderator : Mr. Robert Van Vonderen, Deputy, Range/Base Civil Engineer, 45 Civil Engineer Squadron
Speakers: Mr. Lance Marrano, Sustainment Management System (SMS) Program Manager, USACE, ERDC-CERL Mr. Stacey Hirata, Chief, Installation Support Division, US Army Corps of Engineers Mr. Bil Hawkins, Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure Assessment Program, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Participants will gain a working knowledge on the government perspective of successes and areas needing improvement following the last decade of contractors on the battlefield. Discussions will examine a way ahead to leverage the lessons learned in order to tailor and streamline contracting procedures to better enable future joint military operations.
Moderator : Brig. Gen. Mike Wehr, P.E., USA, USACE
Speakers: Col. Daniel Grey, USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors, Inc. Brig. Gen. Stephen Leisenring, Deputy Director of Contracting, HQ USACE Mr. Joe Sciabica, Director, AFCEC Col. Richard Heitkamp, USA, Deputy Commander, USACE Transatlantic Division Mrs. Julie Anderson, Regional Contracting Chief, USACE-NWD
The threat of cyber-attack against the interests and assets of the United States and its allies has never been more real. Considerable time, effort and national treasure has been expended to harden critical defense, national security and global financial IT and communications assets. Yet those assets rely on a very fragile foundation for power: the electrical grid infrastructure. A cyber-attack, or significant natural event, could cause a long term and significant disruption to the electrical supply--too extensive to be remedied by back up or emergency power generation. What solutions are available? How do we get on with the process of ensuring that critical infrastructure will have required power when needed, where needed, and for as long as needed?
Moderator : Capt. Michael Blount, USN (Ret.), Vice President - Federal Division, Balfour Beatty Construction
Speakers: Hon. William Anderson, ESQ, Eaton Corporation Mr. Kevin Whitt, P.E. MBA, Utilities and Eneergy Product Line Manager, NAVFAC Atlantic
PFASs (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are used in numerous industrial and consumer products because of their special chemical properties, for instance the ability to repel both water and oil. A broad variety of PFAS have been introduced into the environment through industrial use (e.g. via fire fighting foams, paints, surfactants) as well as in treated customer products such as textiles and coated paper. Data shows that polyfluoroalkyl substances are precursors to perfluoroalkyl substances (a.k.a. perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). PFCs are under increased scrutiny from the regulatory community because they are environmentally persistent, tend to bioaccumulate in living organisms, and have demonstrated some toxicity in laboratory animals, and may be carcinogenic and hazardous to human health. The purpose of this presentation is to explore the nature of this emerging contaminant; its historical use; toxicology and exposure pathways; regulatory climate/challenges; and analytical methodology requirements.
Speakers: Mr. Hud Heaton, AMEC Ms. Shalene Thomas, Associate Assessor, AMEC E&I Mr. Robert Delaney, DSMOA Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Mr. Harry Behzadi, Ph. D, VP, Operations, Accutest
Extreme weather, big or small, brief or prolonged, can have devastating effects on facilities, operations, communities and your family. Businesses and agencies can take steps to increase resilience and reduce the harm caused by natural disasters. Moderated by Maj Gen Michael J. Walsh USA (Ret.), Dewberry, this session will raise awareness of the hazards faced by regions and infrastructure, the potential cascading economic and environmental impacts of these disasters, and highlight how lessons learned are informing the development of new approaches to prevent or mitigate hazard impacts as well as the development of tools to increase resilience. The session will target capabilities to enhance preparedness for and response to natural disasters and demonstrate how to integrate risk and public-private collaborative strategies into plans and programs.
Moderator : Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, USA (Ret.), Vice President, Dewberry
Speakers: Mr. William Anderson, Director, TISP Mr. Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA Ms. Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., SES, Director,Contingency Operations/Homeland Security, USACE Col. Paul Owen, Commander, USACE, New York District
Budget constraints and increased competition for fewer contract opportunities have spotlighted the use of Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) evaluation criteria for contract selections in recent years. These Source Selection decisions can be controversial for the effects on proposal submissions, industry innovations, and contract effectiveness. Trends in LPTA procurements show a loss of experienced workers over time along with other tradeoffs and impacts. Attendees will gain an understanding of recent trends and current practices relating to LPTA.
Moderator : Capt. Scott Hurst, P.E., USN, Executive Officer, NAVFAC SE
Speakers: Ms. Renee Comfort, Chief of Contracts, NAVFAC Southeast Ms. Paige Brosch, Contract Specialist, USACE Savannah District Lt. Col. Richard Marsh, USAF, Commander, 772d Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, HQ USAF Ms. Jennifer Fogg, CPF F.SAME, Chief Executive Officer, ASSET Group, Inc.
This session invites the chief architects of the Army, the Navy, the Air force and the VA to discuss the most important strategic focus and overall directions of facility design and construction for their agencies in the next three years, and have an open dialogue with the industry to exchange ideas and feedbacks of what it takes to achieve these objectives.
Moderator : Mr. J J Tang, Principal, HDR
Speakers: Mr. Scott Wick, Chief Architect, USACE Mr. Gene Mesick, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC Mr. Raymond Rodriguez, Technical Discipline Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast
Participants will gain a working knowledge on the current and evolving status of Joint Engineer Doctrine based on lessons learned and in anticipation of how it will affect uniformed engineers and contractors in the next strategic environment. Participants also will understand how to engage in the review and evolution of Joint Engineer Doctrine.
Moderator : Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, Deputy Commanding General, HQ USACE
Speakers: Rear Adm. Louis Cariello, Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Col. Allan Webster, P.E., USA, USCENTCOM, J4 Engineer Col. David Demartino, Director of Staff, AFCEC Col. Michael Myers, Engineering Division Chief, Joint Staff J4, Engineer Division
Low level radiological contamination is present throughout the world in a variety of places and forms. Contamination is present on many Federal facilities, commercial sites, and at locations hit by natural disasters. Due to the potential health hazards, radiological contamination must be addressed and specific sites must be identified, characterized, and remediated. This session will review both programmatic and technical challenges associated with the cleanup of radiological contamination at various sites around the world. The program will include an overview of the Corps of Engineer’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) along with presentations showcasing several high profile sites including: 1) examining the challenges and issues associated with the cleanup of the Fukashima Daiichi disaster; 2) examining the challenges and issues, best practices and future efforts associated with the cleanup of the Maywood FUSRAP site in New Jersey; and 3) discussing the regulatory and stakeholder interactions associated with the DOE cleanup of the Paducah site.
Moderator : Mr. Alan Solow, CHP, Cabrera Services Inc.
Speakers: Ms. Nicki Fatherly, National FUSRAP Program Manager, HQ USACE Mr. William Lorenz, Sr. Program Manager, Cabrera Services, Inc. Mr. Steve Rima, VP, Radiological Services, AMEC E&I Mr. Mark Duff, Paducah Project Manager, LATA Kentucky
Engage with a panel of government, legal, and small and large business owners concerning the significant ongoing changes in government contracting. Also learn about the prevalent legal challenges related to the changing federal marketplace; how best to leverage your business to work with the changing market place; and the positive outlook on business set asides.
Moderator : Dr. Gita Murthy, CEO, RORE, Inc.
Speakers: Ms. Pamela Shirley, Contracting Officer, USACE Jacksonville District Mr. Clarence McAllister, PE, CEO, Fortis Networks Ms. Elizabeth Myers, Deputy for Small Business, USACE Jacksonville District Ms. Mary Urey, Director, Small Business Programs, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA/SB) Mr. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, Sr. Program Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc. Ms. Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC
Advanced energy and water technologies are rapidly entering the market, yet managers remain confronted with the reality of constrained energy and water supplies and meeting projected demands.Session participants will learn about demonstrations of innovative technologies funded by the DOD ESTCP Energy and Water Program, how to position installations for success in this program while learning about the challenges with our finite supplies and how industry is tackling these challenges with integrated approaches.
Moderator : Mr. Glen DeWillie, HydroGeoLogic Inc.
Speakers: Dr. James Galvin, DoD ESTCP Program Manager, Office of the Secretary of Defense Mr. Rick Galloway, Sr. Vice President, Atkins
Many building owners, contractors and design firms have been developing and using building information models for several years now. This is for conceptual design and construction documents through operations and maintenance of the facilities. However, are we all using the same information or is the model being redeveloped at various stages of the lifecycle of the facility? This session will identify what means of information exchange, if any, various government agencies are using or heading towards in order to leverage the data contained in design and construction building information models.
Moderator : Mr. Leo Fernandez, BIM Manager, Pond & Company
Speakers: Mr. Scott Wick, Chief Architect, USACE Mr. David Gutierrez, AIA, Capital Improvements, NAVFAC Mr. Gene Mesick, Chief, Technical Services Division, AFCEC
In the increasingly complex building construction market, , the architectural, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance components of a project requires a fully integrated approach to meet owner’s expectations, requirements and understanding of the total cost of ownership. Commissioning services have become a more critical element to many federal, public and private sectors. These services can be applied in a variety of ways, to include commissioning, retro-commissioning, re-commissioning, LEED commissioning, sustainable design, LEED certification, energy analysis and professional documentation. A panel of industry and government experts will discuss approaches and the impact, and benefits, of properly applied commissioning services.
Moderator : Col. Marvin Fisher, USAF (Ret), Vice President &Chief Strategy Officer, Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Speakers: Dr. Ian McIntosh, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Mr. Dennis Milsten, Associate Executive Director, Dept of Veterans Affairs, CFM Central Office Mr. Stan Yekalis, P.E., USN, Mechanical Engineering Coordinator, NAVFAC Southeast Mr. Tom Jamieson, Commissioning, HQ USACE Col. David Demartino, Director of Staff, AFCEC
Participants will gain a working knowledge on the industry perspective of successes and areas needing improvement following the last decade of contractors on the battlefield. Discussions will examine a way ahead to leverage the lessons learned in order to tailor and streamline contracting procedures to better enable future joint military operations.
Moderator : Col. Bill Haight III, USA (Ret.), Senior Program Manager, The Louis Berger Group
Speakers: Brig. Gen. Mike Wehr, P.E., USA, USACE Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, USN (Ret.), President, Kubic Engineer Group Col. Daniel Grey, USA (Ret.), President, American International Contractors, Inc. Mr. Charles Mouzannar, P.E., Executive Vice President, AMEC
Senior leaders from industry and DOD will provide perspective on a host of questions relating to the development of engineers and architects and the role of credentialing and registering. What are the challenges, and limitations affecting our military officers and government civilians from getting registered, and how can we solve them? Do the services and federal agencies need registered engineers and architects? How important are credentials in winning work for industry? Can credentials lead to increased professional and personal growth in the private sector? When should you get registered? Credentialed? What involvement should senior engineers have in developing and mentoring their young engineers in both the public and private sector?
Moderator : Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, USAF (Ret), Senior Vice President, Defense Sector,, Atkins
Speakers: Mr. Neal Wright, PE, F.SAME, Vice President, Dewberry Mr. William Hasbrook, DBIA, MEMS, Excecutive VP and Managing Director, OHL Texas Mr. J. Zachary Bedford, President, MacDonald-Bedford, LLC Ms. Laureen Borochaner, USACE Vice Adm. Michael Loose, USN (Ret), Senior Vice President, Parsons
The DoD has launched various initiatives to reduce energy usage on their installations.Where applicable, the discussion will also include the goal of "Net Zero Energy" where the installation produces as much energy as it consumes.Energy reduction benefits include cost savings to the taxpayer, better and more efficient use of natural resources, and reduction in the impact to the environment.Ultimately, progress towards energy reduction advances national security, reduces vulnerabilities, and safeguards the lives of service men and women. During this session will each service will discuss the status of their initiatives on their installations. Then the panel will be open for open discussion.
Moderator : Mr. Ralph Kaneshiro, P.E., CEM, Aerostar SES LLC
Speakers: Mr. David Bek, P.E., Director, Energy Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Capt. John Kliem, P.E., USN, Commander, Navy Installations Command, NAVFAC Ms. Kristine Kingery, Director, Army Sustainability Policy,, ODASA(E&S) Mr. David Williams, Program Manager, Energy, HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers
In March 2013, the new UFC 1-200-02 document titled “High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements” was released. This UFC consolidated all the federal sustainability requirements into one document and outlined the minimum requirements for planning, designing, constructing, renovating and managing DOD facilities. In July 2013 the Department of Energy announced that it will be upping the ante. It published a final rule updating the federal commercial standard to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and requiring that beginning in July 2014 federal facilities be designed and constructed to achieve energy consumption levels at least 30 percent below ASHRAE 90.1-1010 (as well as other new requirements in ASHRAE 90.1-2010). This session will dive into these changes and engage attendees using small groups to review case studies of new and renovation projects.
Moderator : Ms. Paula Loomis, USACE Sustainability Program Manager, USACE
Speakers: Ms. Nadja Turek, Director, Sustainable Design Services, Woolpert, Inc.