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SAME Regional Roundtable
July 29, 2015

Just a quick reminder that the SAME Regional Roundtable and 2015-2016 Mobile Post Officer Installation is quickly approaching.   We are hoping to get a good turnout from our membership for the Roundtable since this event is being led by SAME National.   Please go to the link below and register.

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 North Royal St.
Mobile AL 36602

SAME National will spearhead an interactive discussion of challenges and issues facing the A/E/C industry, with a focus on developing solutions.  Meet with industry leaders, discuss changes taking place, discover challenges on the horizon and, most importantly, be a part of a team that is focused on finding solutions.  Leaders from all segments of the A/E/C industry—private and public—are encouraged to take part in the discussion and resulting solutions.


2:30 pm           Registration
3:00 pm           Roundtable Discussion with Participants
4:30 pm           Mobile Post Officer Installation
5:00 pm           Networking Reception

Click here to register or sponsor!  Online registration closes July 24.

SAME/ASCE Shrimp Boil
August 5, 2015
Timbercreek Community Center
9082 Timbercreek Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

The SAME Mobile Post and ASCE Mobile Branch will host our annual joint meeting with guest speaker Congressman Bradley Byrne.  Take this opportunity to grab some seafood, network with your colleagues, and get an update on political issues on The Hill and in Alabama.


5:00 pm           Registration
5:30 pm           Social Hour
6:30 pm           Guest Speaker:  Congressman Bradley Byrne

Click Here to Register.

2015 SC/SA Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS)
August 26-28, 2015
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

The 2015 SC/SA JETS will be hosted by the Nashville Post.  Click Here for sponsorship and registration information!

2015 Small Business Conference!
November 4-6, 2015
New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, La.
Click Here to Register for this Event!

Get Involved!  A Message from SAME President Jane C. Penny, PE, F.SAME

click below to watch the message

SAME Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey
Quarter 1 2015

Click here to see macro trends in the A/E/C industry including Business Trends for the last six months, projected Business Trends for the next six months, and Hiring & Staffing Trends in the Current Economy.

Mobile Post 2015 Emergency Preparedness & Readiness Workshop Presentations

  1. MAP for Mobile_City of Mobile
  2. Overcoming Resilience Planning Challenges_Dewberry
  3. Planning to Enhance Resiliency_ARCADIS
  4. Resilience Approaches and Tools_CDM Smith
  5. Resources for Coastal Community Resilience_NOAA

Mobile Post and SA/SC Region members receive honors
at the 2015 JETC Awards Gala!

Awards recipients from left to right:

  • Pamela Little, PE, LEED AP (Atlanta Post President), Tudor Medal
  • Harley Hightower, FAIA, Urbahn Medal
  • Angela Nocera, PE (Mobile Post President), Young Member Medal
  • Ramon Herrera, PE, Post Service Medal
  • Dave Rose (SAME Moody-Valdosta Post Vice President) representing Moser Rose Attorneys, Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award
  • Alan Watt, PE, LEED AP BD+C, F.SAME representing RS&H, Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award
  • Capt. Mike Blount, PE, LEED AP BD+C, FSAME, USN (Ret), President’s Medal
  • Col. Sal Nodjomian, PE, F.SAME, USAF (Ret) (Former SA/SC RVP), President’s Medal
  • Col John W Mogge, PhD, RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret), SAME President 2014-2015

Mobile Post’s Rick Beirne inducted into the SAME Academy of Fellows

Since 1972, SAME has bestowed the designation of Fellow on SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering.  Mobile Post member and Elected Director Rick Beirne, PE was inducted into the SAME Academy of Fellows on March 12, 2015.  Congratulations Rick!

Mobile Post’s Joe Ruffer celebrates 50 Years in SAME

Joe W. Ruffer, PE, Mobile County Engineer and Public Works Director, is celebrating 50 years of membership in SAME. Joe is a graduate of Auburn University, completing his B.S. Civil Engineering in 1964 and M.S. Civil Engineering in 1965. His first professional assignment was as 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1966-1968, where he served first as the Assistant Post Engineer at Camp Pickett, Virginia, then as 1st Lt. in Vietnam as the Engineering Officer in charge of Logistic Support. He received the U.S. Army Bronze Star Commendation Medal and Reserve Component Achievement Medal.  Mr. Ruffer joined Palmer & Baker Engineers in 1969, where he designed and supervised construction of the I-10 Mobile River Tunnel. He joined Harbert International 1971-74 as the Construction Engineering Manager in charge of Utility Construction in the State of Louisiana.  In 1974, he joined Mobile County Public Works, where he serves today as the County Engineer and Public Works Director.  Joe is a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama and a member of the Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honor society. He lives in Wilmer, Alabama, and has a son, Jay, who lives in Montgomery, and a daughter, Lea, who lives in Semmes. Joe is an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing and all manner of bird hunting.  Our thanks go out to Joe for his 50 years of service to SAME and our congratulations for his lifetime of accomplishments!


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