June Monthly Meeting  (Free WEBINAR Event)

Date:  June 10, 2020

Time11:00 am

Place: Webinar (Must register to receive meeting access.  Please register NLT June 9)

(Meeting will be conducted through online conference and meeting software zoom.  Access to meeting will be emailed to all registered participants)

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Mike Carrancho, Smithsonian Institute

Presentation:  Integrated Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis for the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

The National Air & Space Museum is the most visited museum in the U.S., and among the most visited museums in the world. A massive renovation of this 1976 facility will approach $1 billion and include complete replacement of the exterior envelope and all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The risks associated with such a project are numerous, so Smithsonian officials are taking steps to understand and then mitigate or at least manage those risks through an integrated approach.

Our speaker, Michael Carrancho,  is the Deputy Director for Engineering & Design in the Office of Planning Design and Construction for the Smithsonian Institution. Responsible for the design management of all the Smithsonian’s capital and large maintenance projects, SI Facility Design Standards, and serves as the senior building code official and signatory authority on all construction documents for the Institution.  Previously Mr. Carrancho served as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe Africa and Southwest Asia, Business Manager and Chief Engineer in Naples, Italy from 2003 – 2010.  There he was responsible for providing Design and Construction services, Planning & Re-al Estate Acquisition, Environmental Services, and Public Works for an area spanning from the Azores to Bahrain. Mr. Carrancho has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, and holds a Professional Civil Engineer license from the State of California since 1995. He is also a LEED Green Associate.

In support of our national security, and as underscored by President Trump's message to the nation and emergency declarations being made in communities across the country, the SAME Huntsville Post is joining the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We feel it is prudent to be very deliberate in deciding whether to proceed with in-person gatherings for now.

We will be reaching out directly to guests who have registered for these events to issue credits and/or refunds. At this time, no other Huntsville Post events have been canceled. We will continue to monitor the situation and any updates will be distributed via email and our social media sites.

The work that SAME members, partners, and stakeholders do is vital to national security, and building relationships and trust through their interactions in the Society is a critical part of how they do it. However, right now the focus needs be on containing the spread of coronavirus in an effort to shorten its duration. Reducing community spread and limiting in-person gatherings are necessary approaches to take.

SAME is dedicated to the health and safety of all its members and event participants, and we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented circumstances in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.


July Meeting (9 July, 11:00), Digital NEPA

August Meeting (19 August, 11:00) AEC COVID-19 Legal Issues


SAME Centennial Celebration @ Top Golf: 19 October 2020
USACE Huntsville Small Business Event:  20 October 2020
SAME Huntsville Post Industry Day:  20 October 2020
SAME Huntsville Golf Tournament:    21 October 2020



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