Updated 19 May 2015
may Lunch Meeting
Our guest speaker is: Gene Brown, Director of Federal Programs,
Frankfurt, Short Bruza Associates, P.C.
Program: Maintenance Hangar Facility, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego Bay, California which achieved LEED Gold.
This national award winning DoD project supports the aviation activities of three separate carrier based HSC squadrons. Primarily consisting of 112,000 SF of maintenance space for the MH-60 S/R aircraft and 23,000 SY of aircraft rated pavements, its design celebrates the rich history of the installation and its highly visual relationship with the City of San Diego. As chronicled in several recent publications, such as SAME's The Military Engineer, this project faced numerous challenges which required creative team solutions in order to maintain the tight schedule and budget. FSB, the AE of Record, will present the details of this project and share the solutions utilized to deliver this exceptional and one-of-a-kind facility.
Speaker: Gene Brown is a Principal with FSB architects engineers and planners. He brings direct Federal project experience including work with each branch of the Department of Defense at nation-wide locations. Gene has consistently worked with Federal clients to save valuable dollars evaluating scope, developing strategies to add value and provide for more efficient project delivery. Gene's passion for the architectural engineering profession along with his client centered focus has resulted in very high client feedback, exceptional ACASS ratings, multiple project awards and peer recognition. Gene is a licensed architectural engineer, a LEED(r) Accredited Professional and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.
April Lunch Meeting
Our guest speaker is: Jason Watts, Director of Training
Development at Shawver & Son, Inc.
Program: Electrical Arc Flash Protection and Regulations
After serving in the United States Air Force from '92-96 as a structural specialist for the Civil Engineering squadron, Jason joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. As an electrical journeyman, Jason has spent 16 years installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems. Over the past several years he has focused primarily on predictive and preventive maintenance, conducting arc flash analysis/surveys and conducting electrical safety seminars. In doing so he has aided clients in prolonging their electrical assets and assisted them in becoming compliant with NFPA 70E and OSHA standards. Jason holds a Level 1 ASNT Thermography Certification and is also a Certified TEGG Electrician/Technician. Currently he is the Director of Training Development as well as an Electrical Systems Consultant with Shawver & Son, Inc., a full service electrical contractor in Oklahoma City, Ok. His career goal is to educate others on electrical safety, help facilities manage their electrical distribution system as well as mitigate and minimize any challenge they may have with their electrical assets.
March Lunch Meeting
Our guest speaker is: Mr. Bede Ley, Chief of the Project Management Branch, 72d Civil Engineer Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base
Program: Tinker AFB’s Construction Program
Bede Ley has been Chief of the Project Management Branch of the 72d Civil Engineer Directorate since 2011. The branch is responsible for all aspects of real property maintenance, repair and construction from design through project acceptance. Annual program funding is in excess of $60M. Bede has been an employees of the US Air Force for 21 years. He obtained both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
January Lunch Meeting
Our guest speaker is: Kevin Weber, Project Manager for USACE
Program: Kevin will give a brief on the KC-46 initiative, including an overview of what is on-going and planned for Altus and Tinker AFB.
Also, at this meeting we will be joined by our new Regional Vice President,
Steve Houser, who will swear in the new board members and tell us a little
about the future of the Texoma Region and SAME National.
INVITE A FRIEND TO NEXT MONTH’s LUNCHEON!
Please invite a friend to tag along with you to the next monthly SAME luncheon. You know the great benefits of belonging to SAME, so please share our great society with others that you know—co-workers, business associates, friends, relatives. All are welcome to attend our meetings and hopefully gain an appreciation for the wonderful benefits SAME has to offer! See you at a meeting soon!