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2024 SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference

2024 SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference

HELP US CELEBRATE SOMETHING BIG!

Kudos to our client and our integrated design team for earning a prestigious SAME Grand Award for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Support Center!

Federal government projects like this often involve compliance with strict requirements, funding guidelines, and heightened security measures. In cases like the National Guard’s first LEED Gold®-certified training support center at Fort Indiantown Gap, efforts also center around sustainability, reinforcing the mission of the U.S. military to provide energy efficiency and increase resilience at installations, all while implementing a future-ready architectural design.

Connect with our team at Booth #532 to learn more about our integrated approach to design and engineering, and talk to us about our proven track record of delivering impactful, resilient, and sustainable solutions to U.S. federal agencies. While you’re there, enter our drawing to win a YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler.

May 14-16, 2024

Booth #532

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL  34746

Organizer: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Be Part of the Celebration!

  • Explore the Project: Watch our on-demand webcast by May 31, 2024, to dive into the details of this award-winning facility.
  • Give Back: We’ll contribute $50 per course completion to the SAME Foundation.*
  • Earn Professional Development Credits: View the full presentation and complete the quiz to receive a free PDH, ENV SP, AIA, or CMCI credit.

*$50 per course donation available for the first 50 completed webcasts.

Get to Know Our Team

Scott Burch, PE

Vice President & Senior Manager, Geotechnical, Dams & Hydraulics

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  • I worked for 26 years as a civilian employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • Since 2018, I’ve enjoyed working on the USACE C-23/24 South Reservoir, a pumped storage facility designed to restore the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem in Southeast Florida.
  • I collect vinyl records and have over 2,000 in my collection!

Jared Erickson, PE, PMP

Project Manager

A man with glasses wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt, and bright red tie. He is smiling, and the background suggests an office setting.

  • I served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including three years as deputy commander of the USACE Galveston District.
  • My favorite federal project involved designing a 34,500-linear-foot water distribution system for a U.S. Air Force base. It was implemented using pipe bursting and work was completed by DEC, now a part of Gannett Fleming.
  • I have been to all 50 states and lived in 11.

Steven Knaub Jr., AIA, LEED AP

Architectural Practice Manager

A man with glasses wearing a gray suit, light blue shirt, and gray tie.

  • I collect and build scale models, mostly 1:64 diecast vehicles.
  • I’m a sustainability advocate, and commitment to sustainability is not just in the buildings I design. My sustainable practices include commuting by bicycle year-round.
  • California is one of the favorite places I’ve recently visited. Highlights included driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and taking a 50-mile bicycle tour around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Andrew Li, PE, PMP, CCM

Vice President & Business Growth Leader, Construction Services

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  • I attended McGill University in my favorite place — Montreal, Canada.
  • I’ve enjoyed working on the Paw Paw Tunnel slope stabilization rehab, preserving our national parks for current and future generations.
  • I love a good book on history.

Brian Olinger, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect

A man with short light brown hair, smiling, in a navy blue suit, white shirt, and blue patterned tie. The background suggests a professional setting.

  • For 15 years, I’ve been part of transforming Fort Indiantown Gap, enhancing wooden World War II-era facilities into a campus of modern, sustainable buildings that meet antiterrorism/force protection requirements while exceeding energy code requirements and minimizing operational costs.
  • I’ve completed work for the Department of Defense in 19 states.
  • My favorite piece of advice is, “Don’t practice until you can get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”

Cathy Otis, AIA, NCARB

Vice President & Federal Buildings Market Leader

A woman with long wavy brown hair, smiling, in a black blazer over a white top. There's a pin on her lapel; the background is an office interior.

  • I am the chair of the SAME National 2022-2024 Architectural Practice Community of Interest.
  • I’m a proud recipient of the SAME NoVA Post 2021/2022 Regional Vice President Medal.
  • As a sports mom, running my kids to practice and games is my second job.

John Peabody, PE, MG, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Federal Program Manager

A man with graying hair wearing a light gray suit, white shirt, and blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes. He has a neutral expression and is set against an office background.

  • I served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, with 10 of those in senior leadership positions with USACE.
  • My favorite project was a multi-agency response to prevent Asian Carp migration into the Great Lakes.
  • I enjoy spending time with my favorite human—my 14-year-old daughter. I also like traveling, reading, and golfing. And, I am a numismatist!

Rob Phelabaum, Assoc. AIA

Project Manager

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Yvonne Rivera, PE, PMP, ENV SP

Project Manager

A woman with long, straight black hair and a warm smile. She is wearing a black blazer, a light gold blouse, and a small pendant necklace. The backdrop features an airy office environment with blurred windows and greenery.

  • In 2024, I was honored with the SAME Regional Vice President’s Medal for exemplary service, including my term as president of the SAME Houston-Galveston Post in 2019.
  • I am passionate about SAME leader development. I hold several related positions: chair of the Leader Development Program (LDP) for the SAME Houston-Galveston Post, director of the Texas Region LDP, and vice co-chair of communications for the National LDP Community of Interest.
  • I play violin in the Houston Civic Symphony.

Brian Seip, PE, CXA, LEED AP BD+C, CEA, REP, NCTI, ENV SP

Vice President & MEP Practice Director

A man with short, light brown hair, wearing a dark gray suit, blue shirt, and a bright red tie with small white dots. The office background is softly blurred.

Josh Silbaugh, AIA, DBIA

Principal Architect & Team Leader

A man with graying hair wearing a light gray suit, white shirt, and blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes.

  • I’m proud of our team’s extensive hurricane recovery and rebuilding work at Tyndall Air Force Base.
  • I am passionate about engaging with professional associations. I am on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects and serve as the statewide architectural licensing advisor.
  • I’m an adjunct professor of architecture at Harrisburg Area Community College. I love lecturing and teaching future architects!

Joe Tulumello, AIA

Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Facilities Corporate Business Group

A man with short dark hair and glasses, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt, and a blue tie with diagonal stripes. The backdrop is an out-of-focus office space.

  • I’m a historical architecture geek with an immense appreciation for old gems.
  • I’m a big foodie. I like to eat my way through the local culture when I travel.
  • I’m an aspirational boat captain. One day, I will command my own vessel!
Scott Burch

Scott Burch, PE

Vice President & Senior Manager, Geotechnical, Dams & Hydraulics

A corporate portrait of a smiling man with short brown hair. He is wearing a dark gray suit, white shirt, and dark red tie with diagonal stripes.

  • I worked for 26 years as a civilian employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • Since 2018, I’ve enjoyed working on the USACE C-23/24 South Reservoir, a pumped storage facility designed to restore the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem in Southeast Florida.
  • I collect vinyl records and have over 2,000 in my collection!
Jared Erickson

Jared Erickson, PE, PMP

Project Manager

A man with glasses wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt, and bright red tie. He is smiling, and the background suggests an office setting.

  • I served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including three years as deputy commander of the USACE Galveston District.
  • My favorite federal project involved designing a 34,500-linear-foot water distribution system for a U.S. Air Force base. It was implemented using pipe bursting and work was completed by DEC, now a part of Gannett Fleming.
  • I have been to all 50 states and lived in 11.
Steve Knaub

Steven Knaub Jr., AIA, LEED AP

Architectural Practice Manager

A man with glasses wearing a gray suit, light blue shirt, and gray tie.

  • I collect and build scale models, mostly 1:64 diecast vehicles.
  • I’m a sustainability advocate, and commitment to sustainability is not just in the buildings I design. My sustainable practices include commuting by bicycle year-round.
  • California is one of the favorite places I’ve recently visited. Highlights included driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and taking a 50-mile bicycle tour around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrew Li

Andrew Li, PE, PMP, CCM

Vice President & Business Growth Leader, Construction Services

A man with short black hair wearing glasses. He's in a dark pin-striped suit, light blue shirt, and a striped yellow and blue tie, posed against a blurred office background.

  • I attended McGill University in my favorite place — Montreal, Canada.
  • I’ve enjoyed working on the Paw Paw Tunnel slope stabilization rehab, preserving our national parks for current and future generations.
  • I love a good book on history.
Brian Olinger

Brian Olinger, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect

A man with short light brown hair, smiling, in a navy blue suit, white shirt, and blue patterned tie. The background suggests a professional setting.

  • For 15 years, I’ve been part of transforming Fort Indiantown Gap, enhancing wooden World War II-era facilities into a campus of modern, sustainable buildings that meet antiterrorism/force protection requirements while exceeding energy code requirements and minimizing operational costs.
  • I’ve completed work for the Department of Defense in 19 states.
  • My favorite piece of advice is, “Don’t practice until you can get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”
Cathy Otis

Cathy Otis, AIA, NCARB

Vice President & Federal Buildings Market Leader

A woman with long wavy brown hair, smiling, in a black blazer over a white top. There's a pin on her lapel; the background is an office interior.

  • I am the chair of the SAME National 2022-2024 Architectural Practice Community of Interest.
  • I’m a proud recipient of the SAME NoVA Post 2021/2022 Regional Vice President Medal.
  • As a sports mom, running my kids to practice and games is my second job.
John Peabody

John Peabody, PE, MG, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Federal Program Manager

A man with graying hair wearing a light gray suit, white shirt, and blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes. He has a neutral expression and is set against an office background.

  • I served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, with 10 of those in senior leadership positions with USACE.
  • My favorite project was a multi-agency response to prevent Asian Carp migration into the Great Lakes.
  • I enjoy spending time with my favorite human—my 14-year-old daughter. I also like traveling, reading, and golfing. And, I am a numismatist!
Rob Phelabaum

Rob Phelabaum, Assoc. AIA

Project Manager

A man wearing a white shirt gray striped tie and black jacket smiling for the camera.

Yvonne Rivera

Yvonne Rivera, PE, PMP, ENV SP

Project Manager

A woman with long, straight black hair and a warm smile. She is wearing a black blazer, a light gold blouse, and a small pendant necklace. The backdrop features an airy office environment with blurred windows and greenery.

  • In 2024, I was honored with the SAME Regional Vice President’s Medal for exemplary service, including my term as president of the SAME Houston-Galveston Post in 2019.
  • I am passionate about SAME leader development. I hold several related positions: chair of the Leader Development Program (LDP) for the SAME Houston-Galveston Post, director of the Texas Region LDP, and vice co-chair of communications for the National LDP Community of Interest.
  • I play violin in the Houston Civic Symphony.
Brian Seip

Brian Seip, PE, CXA, LEED AP BD+C, CEA, REP, NCTI, ENV SP

Vice President & MEP Practice Director

A man with short, light brown hair, wearing a dark gray suit, blue shirt, and a bright red tie with small white dots. The office background is softly blurred.

Josh Silbaugh

Josh Silbaugh, AIA, DBIA

Principal Architect & Team Leader

A man with graying hair wearing a light gray suit, white shirt, and blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes.

  • I’m proud of our team’s extensive hurricane recovery and rebuilding work at Tyndall Air Force Base.
  • I am passionate about engaging with professional associations. I am on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects and serve as the statewide architectural licensing advisor.
  • I’m an adjunct professor of architecture at Harrisburg Area Community College. I love lecturing and teaching future architects!
Joe Tulumello

Joe Tulumello, AIA

Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Facilities Corporate Business Group

A man with short dark hair and glasses, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt, and a blue tie with diagonal stripes. The backdrop is an out-of-focus office space.

  • I’m a historical architecture geek with an immense appreciation for old gems.
  • I’m a big foodie. I like to eat my way through the local culture when I travel.
  • I’m an aspirational boat captain. One day, I will command my own vessel!
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