UF SAME Chapter News for February 2019

We’ve got some exciting announcements from the UF Chapter of SAME:


The UF and UNF Chapters of SAME have been invited by both Capt. Monreal, the Commanding Officer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE)  in addition to Capt. Manalo, NAVFAC SE’s Executive Officer. Additionally, this invitation has also been extended to our peers in ASCE as well. Due to the security and logistics involved, some planning is required to help coordinate for optimal attendance. I’d like to present to their leadership with our top date requests. They can help streamline approvals for getting us on base. If you could, please use the following Google Form to help put down your optimal days of the week and weeks remaining in the semester.

Our visit might also include a tour of NAS JAX’s P-8A simulators

Our Next SAME JAX Post Meeting

If you are available next week to take a trip to Jacksonville, our next meeting is Feb 20th.  Reply to this email to check and see if some of our free student spots are available. We can also coordinate travel / carpooling there, as well.


The SAME JAX Post awards $Thousands of scholarships each year and we are currently accepting scholarships. The deadline is April 30th. Please visit for more information.

Nominations for 2019 – 2020 Officers

If you are interested in serving as an officer for the next academic calendar year, please let me know what position you are interested in. If you are an existing officer and want to run for the same position, you are allowed to do so, per our (draft) Charter / Bylaws.

Future UF SAME meeting Save the Dates:

  • March 18th - Willard Shafer – a SAME Life Member, Registered Professional Engineer (retired), Past SAME Post President Guam), retired CEC, USN Captain and retired UF College of Engineering faculty member and Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.  He chaired the UF ROTC Committee for 5 years in the 1980s and Coordinated the Construction Engineering Management Graduate Program in Civil Engineering for 10 years. 


  • April 8th - Akea / Akea Design – a Gainesville area SAME Sustaining Member and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. They offer a variety of services ranging from Design Build, Construction Management, Facilities Planning, Environmental Compliance, and much more. They will be presenting on some of their latest projects supporting the DoD.


  • April 22nd -  Rob Smedley - RS&H – a Large A&E company, will be coming to discuss the emerging trend of Design-Build delivery in the AEC Industry.


Sign Up to Become a Member of SAME National and of our Sponsoring Jacksonville Post

Membership is Free for as long as you remain in school. School and graduation date is required.


Pics from Recent Meetings


Mr. John Gilreath of DRMP speaks on their GIS work associated with Ascension Island and UF’s CCTV Inspections

USAF Reserve Col. Bill Riehl speaks about his experiences  as Commander of the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron in Kirkuk Iraq. Also discussing his work supporting Genesee and Wymoing as their lead Structural Engineer, overseeing Nationwide bridge inspections.


Please feel free to forward this on to any friends you think would be interested in joining us.

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Email me or your President, Ryan McCoy [email protected] with any questions you might have.




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