March 2017 Print

Post President's Corner

Hampton Roads Post Members,

This month, we are excited to host our annual Small Business Outreach & Industry Day. It will be held March 22-23 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriot. The committee has a put together a great program and there are almost 200 individuals registered so far, representing small and large businesses and public agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Sponsorship and conference tickets are still available and don’t forget to invite your colleagues to the Icebreaker, hosted by our Young Members on March 22nd. You do not want to miss this signature event – registration ends on March 15th so sign up today!

The weekend after our Small Business Outreach & Industry Day, the Hampton Roads Post is participating in the Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K. This charitable run/walk will begin at Neptune’s Park 31st Street in Virginia Beach on Saturday, March 25th at 9:00 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Please visit this link to join our Team and get more information.   Note: we will not meet at the Westin in April and May. On April 19th, we will meet at ODU for a presentation by Mr. Dan Ingold with Jacobs. The topic is: Implementing Solar PV and Energy Storage Systems for Federal Facility Microgrids. Due to the size of the facility, online registration will be capped at 56 attendees and we will not be able to accept walk-ins. Parking information will be sent to attendees after registration. We are planning a site visit in March. Please monitor our website and e-blasts for additional details.

As a reminder, we are currently accepting applications to sponsor rising 10th-12th grade students at Air Force, Marine Corps and Army STEM engineering & construction camps this summer. To view requirements and apply, go to or contact Captain George Bonner at 757-628-4277 or Applications are due by April 1st.

To all SAME members: cast your vote here by April 1, 2017 for the National Board of Direction.

In closing, we are putting together the slate for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. If you are interested in helping the post, please send me an email with your interest and we will try to find a spot that matches your interests. I have been involved with the Hampton Roads Post for over 10 years and find it one of the most rewarding organizations to volunteer for. If you aren’t quite ready to step up and lead a committee, we welcome helpers in any area. Visit our website for a list of current Board Members and positions.   


Nicole C. Foster

Marketing Manager


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Upcoming Post Events

March 22-23, 2017

To register for the Small Business Conference, click here.

March 25, 2017

Calling All Runners! 9th Annual Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K

Join the Hampton Roads Post Team for this charitable run/walk on Saturday, March 25th. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and we will reimburse the $25 registration fee for the first 10 members who sign up - forward your receipt to Nicole Foster

If you are unable to participate, please consider donating to help us reach our $1,000 fundraising goal. Let’s show some SAME support for this cause that is near and dear to our hearts! Contact Nicole with any questions.

To register to join our team, click here.

April Post Monthly Luncheon & Meeting

When: April 19, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

Title:  Implementing Solar PV and Energy Storage Systems for Federal Facility Microgrids

Presenter:  Mr. Dan Ingold (Jacobs), Program Manager, Renewable Energy & ICS Cybersecurity, Buildings and Infrastructure, Energy Solutions Group

Learning Objectives – PDH’s will be provided for this event:

1.  Understand how PV and Energy Storage System are designed to optimize energy security when in Island mode.

2.  Have an understanding of how to plan the PV and Energy Storage System to maximize revenue sources when interconnected onto local grid.

3.  Introduce the concept of implementing cybersecurity for energy resiliency 

Please note location: Innovation Research Park Building 2 (IRP2) on the first floor: 4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508

*Please note that due to the size of the facility we will not be able to accept walk-ins and online registration will be capped at 56 attendees.
**Parking will be located in Garage C (same block as IRP2 Building), attendees will receive a parking pass after registration.

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Member News

Dewey Jones, AIA, joins Pond as Navy Program Manager

Pond is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dewey Jones, AIA as its Navy program manager, based in the Virginia Beach, Va. office.


Jones brings to Pond more than 26 years of architectural design experience and project management for multi-million-dollar military, federal, and state construction projects, with 16 of those years spent in Virginia Beach as a managing principal and business unit leader of commercial, municipal and urban design sector projects. He managed design projects for the College of William and Mary, Mary Baldwin College and a $6 million design contract for Old Dominion University, as well as a five-year, $30 million design contract spanning over 112 individual projects for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C. (NAVFAC).

Additionally, Jones managed military design and construction projects for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Homeland Security, National Coast Guard, as well as local, Va.-based municipalities.

“Dewey Jones provides an extensive and strong background in the defense arena, and we are fortunate to have him on board to help expand our Virginia Beach client base, and further grow our defense, municipal and commercial arenas,” said Pond Executive Vice President John W. Cassidy, PE, PMP. “He brings with him a wealth of experience in business development and solid program management skills in the defense and federal markets.”

Jones received a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1994 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Post Helps Good Girls Code

Ben Reim visited Windsor Oaks Elementary School last December to speak with students participating in the “Good Girls Code” afterschool program.  He met with the group to see their final projects (they learned how to code a simulation game from scratch!), and then he showed them why modeling is important to architects and engineers.  The girls were very eager participants and Ben recently received a request from the school asking if he would be willing to do another visit with a new round of students.  I accepted and will have some new pictures to share!

Ben gave kudos to Melissa for providing a very cool video illustrating both architecture and engineering modeling.  The girls really liked the architectural building scenes,and asked to see parts of the video again and again! 

To register to the DBIA/SAME Panel Discussion, click here.

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Member Benefits

Employment Opportunities

As a service to our members, the Hampton Roads SAME Post website includes job positions or internships available at local firms and also allow for students or individual members who are looking for employment to list qualifications potential employers can view. Anyone wishing to place job positions should contact Beverly Noffsinger.

Sustaining Member News

The Hampton Roads SAME Post has been willing to publish articles submitted by Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members that are deemed to be in the interest of SAME and the Hampton Roads Post. Typical Articles may include contract awards from our member agencies (i.e. USCG, LANTDIV andArmy Corps of Engineers)and key company hires or employee moves. Please send your good news to Beverly Noffsinger by the first Wednesday of each month.

Sustaining Member of the Month

One of our Sustaining Member firms is spotlighted each month, given the opportunity to set up a tabletop booth at the monthly meeting, and be recognized by the President at the start of each meeting. A representative of the firm is also invited to give a short overview of the firm at the luncheon.

The designated Sustaining Member of the Month also provides a summary of their firm’s expertise and services for the military engineering community to be printed in the newsletter. We ask that the Sustaining Member of the Month bring a raffle prize valued at approximately $50 to the luncheon for our Education and Mentoring raffle drawing. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cindy Nash.

Please note that with your firm’s Sustaining Membership,SIX (6) of your employees can be designated as sustaining members (includes two Young Members).

Please go to the National SAME web site and review your company status under Membership.


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SAME Hampton Roads Post Sustaining Member Firms

Advanced Drainage Systems Homeland Contracting Corp.
Advanced Engineering Consultants Hourigan Construction
AECOM IDIAS Contracting
Aerostar SES LLC Involve, LLC
Aerotek, Inc. Jacobs
AGVIQ, LLC Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Amec Foster Wheeler KBR Government Services
Apogee Consulting Group, P.A. KCI Technologies, Inc.
Applied Sciences & Information Systems, Inc. Kerr Environmental Services Corp.
ARCADIS, U.S., Inc Kimley-Horn
Asturian Group, Inc. Leidos
Atkins Mahorsky Group Inc
Balfour Beatty Construction McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc.
Beardsley Architects + Engineers McFarland Atlantic Construction
Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. Michael Baker International, Inc.
Blossom Consulting and Engineering Inc Moffatt & Nichol
Bluestone Environmental Group, Inc. MSA, P.C.
Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. NASA
Bristol Industries Noah Enterprises, Inc.
Brown and Caldwell Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell OBG
C. Allan Bamforth, Jr., Engineer-Surveyor, Ltd. Ocean Construction Services, Inc
Cabrera Services Inc. Parsons
Cardno Pennoni Assoc. Inc.
CB&I Federal Services, LLC Perini Management Services, Inc.
CDM Smith Pond & Company
CES Consulting LLC RRMM Architects, P.C.
Clark Nexsen Sauer Inc. d/b/a Sauer Southeast
Collins Engineers Inc. Schenkel Shultz Architecture
CommScope (Government Solutions) Schnabel Engineering LLC
Consultech Environmental, LLC SEPI Engineering  & Construction, Inc.
Crowder Construction Company Stanley Consultants Inc.
Dewberry Stantec, Inc.
DJG Inc. Stroud, Pence & Associates, Ltd.
Draper Aden Associates STV
EA Engineering, Science, & Tech., Inc., PBC Summer Consultants, Inc.
Eaton Corporation Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc.
ECC Syncon LLC
Ecology & Environment Inc. Tetra Tech Inc.
ECS  The Walsh Group
Elevatus Timmons Group
Engineering & Environment Inc. Truston Technologies Inc. 
Froehling & Robertson Vansant & Gusler Inc.
Gannett Fleming Inc. Veolia
GET Solutions, Inc. Versar
GHD Inc. VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Gilbane Federal Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects, Inc.
H&A | Hankins & Anderson WESCO/CSC
Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC Weston Solutions, Inc.
HBA Architecture & Interior Design Wight & Company
HDR Wiley | Wilson
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC Woolpert, Inc.
  WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

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