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2006 Programs Archive
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Over 2,000 People Attended Washington DC Post Programs in 2006!

Tri-Service Industry Day
(5 December 2006)
Over 200 SAME members and guests attended the full day Industry Day at the
Fairview Park Marriott, in Falls Church, VA. The Tri-Service Industry Day
included sessions with presentation by USACE, Air-Force and the Navy
representatives. Presentations focused on the workloads for the individual
services and how they convey business. Services represented identified
innovative methods required to accomplish the workload. The Industry Day was
an excellent opportunity for the services to obtain market research and
become familiar with the firms that are interested in their mission.
Presenters at Industry Day included: Dr. James W. Wright, Ph.D., P.E., Chief
Engineer and Director for Capital Improvements, NAVFAC HQ; Kurt W. Kuhn, RA
Head of Design and Construction, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
(NAVFAC) Washington; James R. Jones, P.E., PMP Deputy District Engineer for
Programs and Project Management, Chief, Programs and Project Management
Division, USACE - Baltimore District; and Ms. Anne Rathmell Davis Deputy
Commander, Navy Installations Command.

Washington DC Post Holiday Party and Military Recognition Program
(5 December 2006)
Over 100 SAME members attended the annual DC Post Holiday program and
recognition of our deployed troops at the Fairview Park Marriott, in Falls
Church, VA. In addition to celebrating the Holiday Season, the Washington
DC Post recognized members of our military that have been deployed in AORs
around the world. It is a small gesture to recognize and thank the members
of our Armed Forces for their service to our nation. In addition, the DC
Post held its annual Toys for Tots drive at the Holiday program, collecting
many toys for needy children for the holidays in our region. We thank all
of you for your contributions, as they will bring many smiles to children in
our area during the holidays. Thank you!

Battle Stations 21 Project
(9 November 2006)
Over 60 SAME members and guests attended this excellent program at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC. CAPT Hugh Hemstreet, PE, Operations Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, gave an excellent presentation that spotlighted the challenges and solutions encountered on this unique $82.5-million 156,896-sq-ft steel framed two-story multi-use project, featured in ENR, and now under construction. The presentation included designing in chaos, integrating high-tech pyrotechnics, special effects, and managing the sometimes diverse perspectives of the entertainment, construction and training industries and the Navy.

Emerging Technologies: The Practical Application of 4D Scheduling
(9 November 2006)
This program, that was attended by more than 50 SAME members and guests, and held at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC, was hosted by the SAME Washington DC Post and the CMAA NCC. The program presentations introduced emerging technology that will enhance project delivery. A panel of speakers, including a construction manager, an owner, and from academia, will present their perspectives on the features and benefits of this technology - including case study applications, with focus on schedule analysis, communications, constructability, and decision making. By engaging audience participation, the seminar will also seek to explore current perceptions of 4D technology applications and potential advancements in service delivery. The speakers were Stephen Hagans, Project Knowledge Center and GSA; John Messner, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University.

Annual Federal Opportunities Industry Day
(26 October 2006)
Over 200 SAME members and guests attend the SAME Washington DC Post's Annual Federal Opportunities Industry Day. Will Colston, Deputy Directory, Design and Construction, Overseas Building Operations, US Department of State, Jim Jones, Director, Project Management, Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers, Kurt Kuhn, Planning Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, and Mary Ellen Seale, US Department of Homeland Security gave excellent program overview and upcoming federal opportunities presentations.

Inaugural Scholars & Honors Gala
(30 September 2006)
The Inaugural Washington DC Post Scholars and Honors Gala took place on 30 September 2006 at the world renowned Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. This sold out event, organized to raise funds for the DC Post's Scholarship Program, raised over $50K. For a recap and spotlight photo album please visit the Scholars and Honors Web page. This page will also include information on the 2007 Scholars and Honors Gala.

DHS Preparedness Programs
(24 August 2006) (over 80 in attendance)
Presenter: George Foresman, Under Secretary for Preparedness Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Foresman gave an excellent presentation on DHS Preparedness Programs. This was an excellent program attended by over 80 SAME members and guests that was held at the Conference Center Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC.

Anti Terrorism/Force Protection Initiatives & Base Development Opportunities
(27 July 2006) (over 106 in attendance)
Steve Iselin, Director of Base Development and Anti Terrorism/Force Protection, NAVFAC gave an excellent presentation on Anti Terrorism/Force Protection initiatives and Base Development Opportunities. The program was held on 27 July at the Washington Navy Yard, in Washington DC. Over 100 SAME members and guests attended the program.

Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
(12 July 2006 - reschedule from 28 June 2006) (Sold Out!)
$21K Raised for SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship Program!
Thank You to all the sponsors, the players, and the volunteers!

DC Regional Mega Projects
(23 May 2006) (over 70 in attendance)
Panel:
HOWARD JENSEN, Vice President, The Peterson Companies.
BOB PRIEST, P.E., DBIA, Principal Associate, Regional Market Director
for HSMM.
ED FEINER, AIA, F.SAME, Skdimore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
ROD GARRETT, AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
Location: Conference/Catering Center, Washington Navy Yard
Program: Howard Jensen, VP, The Peterson Companies gave a fantastic
presentation on the Design and Construction of the National Harbor
Project on the Potomac River. Bob Priest, PE, DBIA, Principal
Associate, Regional Market Director for HSMM, gave an excellent
presentation on the Aircraft Maintenance Hangar Complex for HMX-1 at
Quantico Marine Corps Base. And Ed Feiner, AIA, F.SAME, Director,
Nationwide Government Program and Rod Garrett, AIA, Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill LLP gave a first-rate presentation on the Patent and Trade
Office, Alexandria, VA.

Army MILCON Transformation
(25 April 2006) (over 90 in attendance)
Presenter: DON BASHAM, Chief Engineer for Construction, US Army Corps
of Engineers
Location: Conference Center, Washington Navy Yard
Program: Don Basham, Chief Engineer for Construction, US Army Corps of
Engineers, gave an excellent presentation on Army MILCON Transformation.

Combat Engineering Program
(23 March 2006) (76 in attendance)
Speaker: Scott Bernotas, Commander US Navy, HQ Naval Facilities Engineering Command
The SAME Washington DC Post held the Combat Engineering program at the Washington Navy Yard on 23 March 2006, that was attended by more than 75 SAME members and guests. Navy Commander Scott Bernotas, who recently returned from overseas, gave an excellent presentation on Military Engineering Projects being conducted in the Region of Bagdad and Fallujah Iraq.

Annual Scholarship Dinner and USPHS Program
(28 February 2006) (100+ in attendance)
Speaker: RADM Richard Barror, USPHS
The SAME Washington DC Post hosted its annual scholarship dinner at the Army Navy Club in Washington DC on 28 February 2006. The SAME Washington DC Post 2006 Scholarship Recipients are Thomas Medek, Architecture, Catholic University of America - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship; Nicholas Berg, Mechanical Engineer, Catholic University of America - SAME Washington DC Post Linda McCarthy Scholarship * Ninth Annual, Randall Rhodes, Civil Engineering, Howard University - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship, Brandon Small, Mechanical Engineer, Howard University - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship, Emily Porter-Goff, Biology PhD, Rensselar Polytechnic Institute - SAME Washington DC Post T-Bird * RPI Environmental Scholarship * Eleventh Annual, Kristen Mui, Architecture, University of Maryland - SAME Washington DC Post Paul Brott Scholarship * Fifth Annual, Sarah Stein, Architecture, University of Maryland - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship, Anita Hsieh, Architecture, University of Maryland - SAME Washington DC Post Ronald Hubbard Scholarship * Eighth Annual, Robin Beyak, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship, Steven Hoffenson, Mechanical Engineer, University of Maryland - SAME Washington DC Post Scholarship.

This annual event is made possible with your generous support and contributions throughout the year. We look forward to continued success of our Scholarship Program.

In addition to the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, RADM Richard Barror, United States Public Health Service (USPHS) gave an excellent presentation on Engineering Opportunities in the Public Health Service, and presented history of the PHS Commissioned Corps and described engineering opportunities, including the COSTEP (Commissioned Officers Student Training Extern Program).

Annual Awards Program and Installation of Officers and Directors Ceremony
(12 January 2006) (100+ in attendance)
The SAME Washington DC Post 2005 hosted its 10th Annual Awards Program on 12 January 2006 at the world renowned National Press Club in Washington DC. For a listing of the award recipients please visit our Annual Awards Ceremony page. In addition, the SAME Washington DC Post hosted its annual Installation of Officers and Directors Ceremony.