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2004 Programs Archive
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Annual Awards Ceremony and Installation of new Officers and Directors (January 2004)

Building the Defense Intelligence Analysis (DIA) Center (February 2004)
Article: March 2004 newsletter

A panel of project leaders for the $110 million addition to the Defense Intelligence Analysis (DIA) Center at Bolling AFB presented an overview of NAVFAC's largest FY03 construction project.

Panelists: Jim Manzelmann, RA and USNR Rear Admiral DIA program manager; John Barron, PE President, Manhattan Construction Company; David Kind, RA, FAIA Chairman, SmithGroup; LCDR Brian Moore, PE DIA Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, EFA Chesapeake.

Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Banquet (March 2004)

Iraq Reconstruction Program (March 2004)
James Crum, Director of the Iraqi Reconstruction Program Management Office in the Pentagon, provided a Program Management overview and progress update.

Washington DC Post Participated in Evacuation Exercise at Camden Yards (April 2004)
Article: May 2004 newsletter

Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament (April 2004)
Article: May 2004 newsletter

Isabel Recovery Operations Brief at the U.S. Naval Academy (May 2004)
Capt Mike Doyle, Public Works officer discussed the storm recovery operations and lessons learned from the effects of Tropical Storm Isabel. The U.S. Naval Academy experienced significant damage as 100-year flooding filled classrooms, laboratories and utility rooms across the Yard.

Washington DC Post Participated in the National Race for the Cure 5K
Article: May 2004 newsletter

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Briefing (June 2004)
Anne Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Infrastructure Strategy and Analysis, gave a presentation and discussed the BRAC 2005 process.

Commissioning Seminar (July 2004)
Commissioning is being embraced throughout the construction industry by owners seeking to ensure building systems are designed, installed, and perform as intended. However, it is being implemented with mixed results due to lack of understanding by owners, designers, construction managers, contractors, and suppliers.

Presenter: Jim Coleman, Engineering Economics (EEI). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with branch offices across the United States, EEI has commissioned in excess of 20 billion square feet of space and the construction value on these projects is well above the $4 billion mark.

Presenter: Doug Wrenn, McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP). Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices throughout the South and Mid-Atlantic United States, MBP is an ENR Top 100 Construction Manager providing Program Management services (including Commissioning) to a wide variety of clients and project types. Mr. Wrenn's experience includes commissioning projects for federal, healthcare, and higher education clients.

The Seminar (1.0 PDH) was jointly hosted by the SAME Washington DC Post, the Washington DC area Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the National Capital Healthcare Engineering Society (NCHES).

Innovative Construction Management Solutions (Federal, Higher Education and Healthcare Markets) Program (July 2004)
Owners continue to be challenged to design and construct quality facilities more quickly at less cost. These challenges are complicated by turnover or reductions in staff, fluctuating budgets, changing technology, inadequate training, and more. Nowhere is this more true than in the growing Federal, Higher Education and Healthcare construction markets. Owners in these construction markets provided insights on the challenges, innovative approaches and opportunities on how they support their large construction programs.

Presenter: Greg Stein: Construction Manager, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Mr. Stein is responsible for numerous projects in the Mid-Atlantic region for HCA's $750 million annual construction program.

George Lea: Chief of Construction, Baltimore District, USACE. Mr. Lea is responsible for the Baltimore District's construction program with approaching $1 billion under contract.

Carlo Colella: Director of Capital and Construction, University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Colella has cradle to grave responsibility for the University's $150 million annual capital program.

Len Weiser: Project Executive, GSA National Capital Region. Mr. Weiser has been responsible for numerous large construction projects for the GSA National Capital Region's $450 million annual construction program.

This program was jointly hosted by the SAME Washington DC Post, the Washington metropolitan area Construction Management Association of American (CMAA) and by the National Capital Healthcare Engineering Society (NCHES).

Readiness and Coordination in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region (Council of Governments) (August 2004)
Calvin Smith, Director of Human Services, Planning and Public Safety, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), gave a presentation on readiness and preparedness initiatives in our area, and explained the many partnerships taken on by COG for increased coordination.

Naval Facilities Transformation and Opportunities (September 2004)
Rear Admiral Mike Loose, Commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers, described the ongoing transformation of NAVFAC that reshaped its global engineering, acquisition, and public works organizations and enhanced efficiency and effectiveness, and improved its products and services for the Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense and other federal clients.

Captain Chris Mossey, Commanding Officer of the new NAVFAC Washington, followed Admiral Loose with a local snapshot of what the transformation means to us in the Washington area. He also reviewed the current and near term contract workload opportunities available to the A/E and contracting communities.

Fort Detrick: Creating a National Biodefense Campus (October 2004)
Located in Frederick County Maryland, Fort Detrick is a premier quad-services installation committed to excellence. As an Army Medical Installation, it is home to the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI-Frederick), Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (AFMIC) and 36 other tenant organizations. Primary missions include biomedical research and development, medical material management and global telecommunications. In addition, Fort Detrick supports cabinet level agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Fort Detrick is a strategic component in the future of biomedical research and is expanding the installation to accommodate their role as a leader in national biodefense. Leading the mission is Army Colonel John E. Ball, Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick. Col. Ball discussed the current development and future plans for Fort Detrick in his presentation, "Creating a National Biodefense Campus".

Commander Navy Installations (CNI)
Commander Navy Installations (CNI) was officially created as an organization on 1 October 2003, reducing the number of claimants responsible for planning, programming, budgeting and executing resources from eight to one. Since 1997, the Navy has addressed improved shore installation effectiveness by regionalizing and reducing the number of installation management claimants, first from 18 to 8. The Navy initiative that has been a major driving focus has been the establishment of a single headquarters organization "to provide consistent, effective and efficient shore installation services and support to sustain and improve current and future fleet readiness and mission execution". Approximately $9.7B of Navy's FY2003 Total Obligation Authority was allocated for Shore Infrastructure Management by CNI.

Rear Admiral Christopher Weaver, Commander, Navy Installations and Director, Ashore Readiness Division (OPNAV N46), gave a presentation and provided a CNI overview.