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We had a great event last night! We partnered with the Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists Association in presenting a lecture on PFOS/PFOA. Approximately 50 people turned out to enjoy some craft brews over happy hour and to learn more about these chemical compounds. We hope to see you at our next event in the springtime!

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Thank you so much to everyone that attended the tour of the
109th Airlift Wing at the Scotia Air National Guard Base last week! It was a gorgeous day, and we all learned so much about the 109th and the awesome work that they do!

Thank you all for attending the SAME seminar on Cold Weather Masonry this morning! Feel free to share any tidbits that you learned during the presentation today!

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Date:
Wednesday,April 5, 2017 **RESCHEDULED!**

Time:
7:30 am Registration, Networking, and light breakfast (donuts and coffee)...
8:00 am Program (1 hr)

Location:
Main Conference Room at the Eastern Contractor’s Association, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205

Cost:
$10 per person.

PDHs:
This course will be approved for 1.0 PDH

RSVP:
Please RSVP to Christine Kingery by noon on March 13th at ckingery@spectraenv.com. RSVPs are not required, but recommended as seating is limited.

Topic:
Cold Weather Masonry Construction

The Capital District Post of SAME, in conjunction with the ASCE’s Mohawk-Hudson Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and also the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), is pleased to present a technical session on “Cold Weather Masonry Construction.”

What happens if the mortar or grout is allowed to freeze? When is it appropriate to enclose and heat masonry construction? These questions and more are covered in this program discussing typical methods of preventing cold weather masonry construction problems and how to deal with them if they occur. Included is a discussion of how to interpret and correctly apply the code provisions for successful cold weather construction, and what innovative techniques are used by contractors to mitigate the effects of cold weather.

In this seminar, you will:

1. Understand code requirements for cold weather masonry construction.
2. Learn industry guidelines and common practice.
3. Discuss proper storage of materials.
4. Learn helpful tips to plan for winter construction.

Presented by Keith Lashway, PE, FNSPE, FSAME, Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute. Keith joined IMI in 2007 and has over 35 years of experience in the private sector, working in consulting as a design engineer and project manager on numerous steel, concrete and masonry buildings. In addition, he has over 10 years of experience in the public sector working as the Director of Environmental Services, Manufacturing Assistance, and Property Redevelopment for New York State. Keith is involved in many organizations including ACI, NCMA, ASTM, ASCE, NYSSPE, SEI, and SAME. He has over 16 years of experience teaching civil engineering as an adjunct professor at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY and Union College in Schenectady, NY.

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APR5
Wed 7:30 AM EDT

Don't forget! This Thursday is a FREE tour of the NYS Military Museum! If you want to attend, just RSVP to Christine at ckingery@spectraenv.com. Drinks (cash bar) at the Parting Glass afterwards!

NOTE: This tour has been Temporarily Cancelled. We will reschedule this tour in the springtime.

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm (beginning at West Point)

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Location: West Point Visitor Center
1 Thayer Road, West Point, NY

Cost: $30 per person* (see cost information to the right)

RSVP: RSVP is requested to Christine Kingery at ckingery@spectraenv.com by November 9th. Please bring a spouse, friend, colleague, co-worker, or client with you! Bring someone who might be interested in joining SAME.

Security: Guests attending over 17 years old must bring photo ID to enter the academy grounds. Non-nationals need to bring a passport.

There are only 44 spots available on the bus, so reserve your space today!

Tour Details
The tour will consist of a bus/walking tour through the West Point campus. The tour will include one hour at the museum and 90 minutes on the West Point Story tour, which will include a history of West Point and its role in the Revolution, plus a discussion of the cadet experience today.

Cost information
• Cost includes gratuity for the driver.

• Cost does not include meals.

• Cost does not include gas money if you opt to carpool. If you choose to carpool, please bring a few extra dollars for your driver.

Carpooling information
If you wish to carpool, please contact John Swartwout at john.swartwout@dec.ny.gov with the following information:
• Whether you want to drive or ride;
• Driver: How many passengers you can take;
• Where your “start” location is (what town);
• Whether you would be willing to stop for lunch along the way.

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Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 3:30 pm Tour of the Museum & Talk
5:00 pm Cash Bar & Cocktails at the Parting Glass

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Location: The New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Parting Glass (Pub)
40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY

Cost: Tour is free!
Cash bar at the Parting Glass Pub afterwards (Optional)

RSVP: RSVP to Christine Kingery at ckingery@spectraenv.com
Please bring a friend, colleague, co-worker, or client with you! Bring someone who might be interested in joining SAME.

FYI: The tour will focus on the architecture of the facility as well as the 10,000 military artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm.

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Webinar: Designing Federal Facilities to Enhance Organizational Creativity and Collaboration (1.5 PDHs)
Date: October 18, 2016 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual

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POC: Nicole Mathews

Today’s intergenerational, technology equipped workforce empowers us to work collaboratively, dispersedly and in partnership. This affects organizational structure and facility design. To bolster and complement our most valuable asset—people—we must design workspaces that integrate technology, provide varied and tailored spaces, and enable creative interaction while remaining adaptable to operational and industry changes.

Objectives:

Learn how a well-designed facility helps attract and retain top talent and reduce costs.
Learn to improve your teams’ productivity, engagement, and contentment by designing tailored and adaptable facilities and workspaces.
Learn how to leverage cross-generational workstyles and technology by designing facilities to empower creativity and collaboration.
For the full description, please click here.

Speakers:

Jose Murguido, AIA, REFP, CEFP, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Zyscovich Architects
Mike McGuinn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Federal Program Manager and Principal, Zyscovich Architects
Steve Williamson, PMP, COL, USA(Ret), Strategic Partnerships & Government Relations, Zyscovich Architects
Tom Pallas or JP Mikula, Reserve Center of the Future, Booze Allen Hamilton
Kristine Hargreaves, AIA, LEED AP O+M, Architect/Program Manager, CH2M Military/Government Facilities
Moderator: Richard (Rad) Delaney, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, Client Service Leader, CDM Smith / Vice Chair, for Professional Education Programs, SAME Architectural Practice Committee

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Speaker: Lucian Niemeyer, The Niemeyer Group LLC


Multiple energy authorities exist for the military to enter into long-term power purchase agreements, energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts in order to leverage private sector investments in energy efficiency initiatives. The government also has authorities to convey on-base utility systems to a private entity to repair, modernize, and operate the system in exchange for a utility fee over ti...me. Finally, the military has the ability to invest in energy systems through the annual Energy Conservation Improvement Program, and operations and maintenance funding.

A solicitation for Energy as a Service would use the combination of existing authorities and, if required, direct federal investments for capital improvements, to request proposals for private entity to enter into a long term agreement for the complete chain of service from energy generation and the operation of on base distribution, through the meters to measure energy consumption reduction performance and finally to the operation of energy management systems in each facility. In addition, the purchasing power of these multiple authorities, combined with potential direct contributions of appropriated funds would allow a pro forma to include certain energy resiliency, back-up and security investments to be carried out efficiently and effectively by the single entity within the scope of the service contract.

Facility energy provided through multiple contracts creates inefficiencies. This session will discuss new ways to solicit “Energy as a Service,” using the purchasing power of existing authorities and direct federal investments to provide energy by single entities.

Webinar: Energy as a Service
Start Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM End Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:30 PM

1.5 PDHs awarded

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OCT13

If you are a SAME member: Please login to your member account so you receive the member fee. If you need your login information please contact member@same.org

If you are a Non-member: Please create an account. If you want to receive the discounted member fee you will first need to join SAME so a member account is created for you.

Registration Treypes/Fees:

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Type SAME Member
NON-MEMBER
SAME Industry $25 $50
Military/Govt/Academia $15 $30

Please note: TISP, IFMA, SMPS or DBIA members are eligible for member fees.

For technical questions, please contact Jacqueline Barrett at JBarrett@same.org. For registration questions, please contact Registration at registration@same.org.

Date: August, 17 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Title: Optimizing Your Installation's Qualified Recycling Program to Achieve Diversion Goals

Description:
An installation's Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) is an important tool to achieving solid waste diversion goals and funding pollution prevention projects. A QRP supports diversion by increasing recycling, promoting public awareness and outreach, and maximizing proceeds that can be earned from the sale of recyclable commodities. The learning objectives for participants in this webinar are:
Assessing your QRP for diversion opportunities.
Tailoring outreach efforts to your installation's needs.
Integrating QRP efforts into other programs (e.g., Environmental Management Systems)
Increating QRP visibility across the installation


This webinar will be recorded! If the webinar time slot does not fit into your schedule or time zone, you can access the webinar recording to watch at your leisure anytime, anywhere. Full access will be given to all registrants to download the recordings and all the presentation materials after the live event.

Webinar log-in information will be sent to the registered attendee's e-mail address five (5) days prior and again one (1) day prior to the scheduled webinar. Pre-webinar systems testing should be done by participants of the webinar prior to the event. This will ensure that you are able to see and hear the webinar without any issues.

NOTE: The network security settings for each organization may vary. Please click on the link below to check your security settings to ensure system capability to support webinar access. We also advise that you click on the link below, again, approximately 30 minutes prior to the webinars for which you registered to double-check access and verify system capabilities. https://same.webex.com/same/onstage/systemdiagnosis.php


SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the webinar and must be received in writing to registration@same.org. No refunds will be issued to cancellations made after June 29, 2016. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services to do so.

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Title: Programming and Design for Next Generation ISR Facilities


Date: July 20, 2016

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Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Description:

C4ISR facilities include Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations. Lives depend on the young analysts performing missions 24/7 at these facilities. Learn why these facilities must be human-centric, and provide flexible, adaptable, and expandable space that supports rather than constrains the mission.


Speaker- Kris Hargreaves, Military Facilities Principal Architect, CH2M HILL

If you are a SAME member: Please login to your member account so you receive the member fee. If you need your login information please contact member@same.org

If you are a Non-member: Please create an account. If you want to receive the discounted member fee you will first need to join SAME so a member account is created for you.

Registration Types/Fees:

Type SAME Member
NON-MEMBER
SAME Industry $25 $50
Military/Govt/Academia $15 $30

Please note: TISP, IFMA, SMPS or DBIA members are eligible for member fees.

For technical questions, please contact Jacqueline Barrett at JBarrett@same.org. For registration questions, please contact Registration at registration@same.org.

This webinar will be recorded! If the webinar time slot does not fit into your schedule or time zone, you can access the webinar recording to watch at your leisure anytime, anywhere. Full access will be given to all registrants to download the recordings and all the presentation materials after the live event.

Webinar log-in information will be sent to the registered attendee's e-mail address five (5) days prior and again one (1) day prior to the scheduled webinar. Pre-webinar systems testing should be done by participants of the webinar prior to the event. This will ensure that you are able to see and hear the webinar without any issues.

NOTE: The network security settings for each organization may vary. Please click on the link below to check your security settings to ensure system capability to support webinar access. We also advise that you click on the link below, again, approximately 30 minutes prior to the webinars for which you registered to double-check access and verify system capabilities. https://same.webex.com/same/onstage/systemdiagnosis.php


SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the webinar and must be received in writing to registration@same.org. No refunds will be issued to cancellations made after July 6, 2016. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services to do so.

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How To Engage and Position During Government Prospect Meetings

Live Webinar

Moderator: Jodi Vaccaro, CPSM, HDR Inc....
Speaker: Joshua P. Frank, RSM Federal
1 PDH

An educational, fast-paced, high-energy and thought-provoking session on how to approach the first meeting with a prospect. It’s amazing how many advisors, mentors, and consultants will provide recommendations – but very few actually help you apply what you’ve learned. This session is designed to be impactful and for many, will realign your expectations on what to actually focus on during an initial prospect meeting. We will discuss pre-meeting activities including research and planning; how to facilitate the onsite meeting with your prospect; how to control the direction of the meeting, prioritizing your meeting objectives; and how to successfully follow-up. Everyone tells you to bring a copy of your capability statement – don’t. We’ll explain why during the session. This session is designed to accelerate your confidence and your ability to position with new prospects. A core objective of this session is to help you differentiate from your competition while simultaneously collecting information and intelligence necessary to building competitive advantage.

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Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors

Live Webinar

Moderator: Jeffrey Yorzyk...
Speakers: Sarah Altschuller
Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, Ph.D

Federal contractors impacted by requirements related to the prevention of human trafficking and the provision of private security services, and who want to familiarize themselves with these new regulations and develop the needed policies and systems to implement them will benefit from participation in this webinar.

The U.S. Government (“USG)” is the world’s single largest purchaser of a wide range of goods and services. Increasingly, the USG recognizes that its procurement power can be used to promote responsible business conduct by its contractors. Two recent developments in federal acquisition regulations exemplify this trend, namely new requirements related to combating trafficking in persons and to promoting the responsible provision of private security services.

These changes in federal acquisition regulations reflect a commitment by the USG to observing international standards for responsible business conduct. These requirements are consistent with the USG’s current effort to develop a National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct, which will outline its efforts to implement the provisions of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As part of that process, the USG sees its procurement policy as one way to fulfill its obligation to protect people from human rights infringements linked to business activities.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTION

Resource: FoleyHoag Blog, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
ISOA Journal Article: The Changing Landscape of Federal Government Procurement: Addressing the Human Impacts

Who Should Attend:

Contracting Representatives
Compliance Representatives
In-house Counsel
Government Relations

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Session Four: Fundamental Laws of Relationships
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. E.S.T.
1 PDH Credit
Speaker: David Nour

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There are three types of relationships: personal, functional and strategic. Most people have plenty of the first, few of the second, and fewer yet of the third. Join us for a webinar as we explore the three types of relationship builders, a strategic relationship maturing model and best practices in bridging relationship creation to relationship capitalization. We’ll discuss key beliefs, which hold many people back from forming and nurturing great relationships, our individual and highly unique Relationship Signature Index (RSI) ™ and why and how relationships go bad!

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