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The Boston Post Bugle - The Society of American Military Engineers
The Boston Post Bugle
A Publication of The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Boston Post
November 2009
sameboston.org
4 Tara Terrace, Millis, MA 02054
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President
Cosmo Gallinaro
Common Sense Env.
[email protected]
First VP
Joe Vitale
Malcolm Pirnie
[email protected]
Second VP
Admin.
Neal Maxymillian
Maxymillian Tech.
781-890-8670
Brian Balukonis
GZA GeoEnvironmental
[email protected]
Treasurer
Ed Hammond
AECOM
[email protected]
617-312-6029
Chaplain
Bill Naughton
SEA Consultants
[email protected]
Spring Mtg
Sheila Warren
Maxymillian Tech.
781-890-8670
Young
Mark Anderson, USACE
Members
978-318-8072
Membership
Sheila Warren
Maxymillian Tech.
781-890-8670
Homeland
Security
Chair, Tony Riccio
Weston Solutions
508-930-4597
Region Rep., Mike Bradbury
Perini Corp.
508-628-2308
Outreach
Christen Sardano
Shaw E & I
617-589-7261/2922(FAX)
Small
Business
Bugle & Golf
John Blaisdell
Green Seal Env.
[email protected]
Joe Bocchino
774-993-9433
Directors:
N. Avtges P. Delano K. Gaynor
A. Ikalainen
E. D’Antuono
R. Paine D. Richter
J. White
B. Byrne D. Heislein T. Riccio
M. Applebee
Chris Mitchell
COL P. Feir
Regional VP
Dick Waterman
EA Engineering, Science & Tech.
[email protected]
Past Presidents:
2009 18th Annual “Fall Classic” Golf Nets
$13,000 for Post Education & Mentoring Fund
By Joe Bocchino, Bocchino Consulting
Held 5 October at the luxurious Sandy Burr CC in Wayland, Ma, under perfect weather,
the 34 groups of 129 golfers enjoyed one heck of a day of fun, frivolity, networking, beveraging,
fooling around, and, of course, prize winning. As is the custom of the Bugle, we do not announce
winners other than, the not to be ashamed, SEA Consultants bagging the coveted last place
“Participation” prize consisting of the sure-fire happiness-producing “Coach” gift certificates.
It goes without saying, but we will, the XMAS morning-like prize table was littered with booze and
balls, tools and toys, gifts and gags, shirts and shovels, pictures and practice aids … however,
our collective memory is diminished by the day’s dizzying events. I’m sure you get the idea.
The event netted just under $13000 including some proceeds yet to be proceeded, so to speak.
Those firms who are a bit tardy with what they owe will be chased to the ends of this small world of
ours. And they know who they are. So with all of that said, the Post gratefully acknowledges the
following sponsors for their generosity – as always:
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32.
ECC – Long Drive Hole #1
Sevenson – Long Drive Hole #2
AECOM/Environment - Last Place “Participation” Prize
Perini – Closest to Pin Hole #3 & First to Pay
BioEngineering
TetraTech Rizzo - Long Drive Hole #4
Bocchino Consulting - Closest to the Pin #5
SEA Consultants - Breakfast Host
Golder Associates
ATI - 8(a) Environmental Construction
Maxymillian Tech. - “X” Marks the Treasure on Hole #7
Regenesis
Shaw Environment & Infrastructure
Stantec
Bryant Associates
Malcolm Pirnie - Closest to Pin Hole #10
H&S Environmental
Watermark - Accuracy Drive Hole #11
Weston & Sampson
C&C Consulting – 8(a) A/E
RS&H - Putting Contest on Hole #12
Weston Solutions - Hole in One Contest on Hole #13; and,
The 1st Place Pullovers sporting the SAME logo &
“Boston Post 2009 Champs” on the sleeve
Jacobs - Closest to Pin Hole #13
MACTEC
Mabbett & Assoc. – SDVOSB Environmental Engineers
Langan Engineering
STV
Charter Environmental - Long Drive Hole #16
Suffolk Construction
Nobis Engineering
GZA GeoEnvironmental
EQ Northeast - Long Drive Hole #18
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TRC - Signage
Sandy Burr CC - Hospitality
S.P. Volpe; C. Rogers; J. Cusack; COL J. Mason; L. McGrath; S. Sachs; J. Ignazio; G. Bottger; J. Lukacz;
T. O'Connor, Jr.; C. Sciple; J. McElroy; E. Condon; E. Greco; J. Bocchino; M. Bradbury; T. Follett;
J. Bryant; J. Lindberg; S. Warren; W. Seymour; J. Gerstenlauer; D. Heims; A. Fillip; and, D. Margolis
Topic:
POST CALENDAR
The Boston Post will
honor our Past
Presidents and pay a
special tribute to
S. Peter Volpe
for his lifetime of service.
Following this tribute,
Post Officers will discuss the
future of SAME and present a
video on the strategic focus of
SAME by
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp,
P.E., F. SAME, USA
SAME President
Tuesday
10 November 09
Date, Day & Time
Event & POC
3 Nov
Tue
1200
Outreach Committee - Joe’s American Grill, Dedham
3 Nov
Tue
1730
Spring Meeting Committee - @ the Corps in Concord
First Tuesday of Every Month until May 2010.
10 Nov
Tue
1130
Boston Post Monthly Meeting … Details on left
10 Nov
Tue
11 Nov
Wednesday
Following
Monthly Mtg
Place:
19 Nov
Thursday
Annual NJ SAME Federal Programs Brief
26 Nov
Thursday
Thanksgiving … for all that we have –
which is more than everyone else.
1 Dec
Tue
Spring Meeting Committee This Committee raises one third of all Post funds.
1730
Time:
Registration – 1130
Program – 1200
Cost:
$45/person by 5 Nov.
$50 thereafter - $40/seniors,
gov’t or students. No shows
will be billed; cancellations
must be two business days
prior to event.
Checks payable to “SAME”
RSVP:
7-10 December
DoD Small Business Conference – Grapevine, TX
To register or for a detailed agenda, go to …. www.same.org/SBconference.
No December 09 Meeting of the Boston Post
Newton Marriott
Rte 30 off of Rte 128/I95
Andrea Leone
c/o Maxymillian Technologies
781-890-8670 x6
or
[email protected]
Veterans Day … President George Washington:
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to
serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly
proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier
wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation."
Sustaining Member Presentation:
Keville Enterprises
Small Business Committee meeting
18 Dec
Friday
Annual Corps Huntsville Industry Day
5 Jan
Tue
1730
Spring Meeting Committee meeting
12 Jan
Tue
TBD
Boston Post Monthly Meeting. Topic is TBD.
2 Feb
Tue
1730
Spring Meeting Committee meeting
11 Feb
Thur
TBD
Boston Post Monthly Meeting. Annual Small
Business focus hosted by Small Business Committee
2 Mar
Tue
1730
Spring Meeting Committee meeting
9 Mar
Tue
TBD
Post Monthly Mtg. Skiing @ Wachusett Mtn.
6 Apr
Tue
1730
Spring Meeting Committee meeting
13 Apr
Tue
TBD
Boston Post Monthly Meeting. Topic is TBD.
11 May
Tue
1700
50th Annual Spring Meeting for Scholarships
8 June
Tue
0800
Boston Post Annual “Open” Golf Tournament
The Bugle now limits mailing
To only those who have requested hard copy and one to each Sustaining Member firm.
If you want your own hard copy Bugle, please email
Bugle Information
Please contact Joe Bocchino
Bocchino Consulting
[email protected] by the 20th
Joe Bocchino at
[email protected]
SAME Bugle
4 Tara Terrace
Millis, MA 02054
or write him at:
More News & Views …
The Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the
United States to foster a spirit of pride and
responsibility in the engineering profession,
to bridge the gap between training &
experience, and to present to the public a
visible symbol identifying the engineer. The
first ceremony was held in 1970 at Cleveland
State University. Others like it have since
spread across the U.S. at which graduate &
registered engineers are invited to accept the
Obligation of the Engineer (see Aug 09
Bugle) and wear a stainless steel ring.
The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath
attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that
is taken by medical graduates and sets forth
an ethical code. The Obligation is similar to
the Canadian "Ritual of the Calling of an
Engineer" initiated in 1926, an oath authored
by Rudyard Kipling. The Order is not a
membership organization; there are not any
meetings or dues. Instead, the Order fosters a
unity of purpose and the honoring of an
engineer’s pledge.
The Post Spring Committee voted to
transfer $17,000 to the Post Education &
Mentoring Fund from our May 2009 event.
Essayons and a huge congrats to the
Committee. The Committee meets the first
Tuesday of every month from September to
April at the Corps in Concord. Please contact
Sheila Warren (see masthead) to join and help.
A Doctor was addressing a large
audience: "The material we put into our
stomachs is enough to have killed most of us
sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful.
Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining.
Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat
diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes
the long- term harm caused by the germs in
our drinking water. But there is one thing that
is the most dangerous of all and we all have,
or will, eat it. Can anyone here tell me what
food causes the most grief and suffering
for years after eating it?"
After several
seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old in the front row
softly said, "Wedding Cake." (Ed. note: The
Bugle staff does not take credit for this –
really. Please cross reference Jon & Kate + 8
celebrity high jinks).
Post Sustaining Member Hager-Richter
GeoScience celebrates 25 years old in 2009.
Its offices are at 8 Industrial Way in Salem, NH
03079 (603-893-9944) and at 846 Main Street in
Fords, NJ 08863 (732-661-0555). The Bugle
wishes Post Director Dorothy Richter our best
and a hearty Congratulations. OohRah & Essayons.
Health Myths
1. Most of your body heat is lost through
your head. That’s because the head (and face)
are usually the most exposed areas. You lose heat
from whatever is uncovered. There is nothing
special about the head.
2. You should drink at least 8 cups of water
per day. There is no medical reason to follow this
advice. Studies suggest most people already get
enough water from they usually eat and drink.
3.
You’re only using 10% of your brain.
Not true. Each region of the brain has a function.
As Casey Stengal used to say: “you can look it up.”
4. Too much coffee is bad for you. Studies
show that drinking three 8-ounce cups of coffee
before working out can significantly lessen post
workout pain.
Thank you notes from Scholarship
recipients. The Post doesn’t get very many thank
you notes from our scholarship recipients, but we
did receive two this year. The first was from
Laila
Gudrais,
and
the
second
from
(Bugle favorite and a Boston Post member)
Elizabeth Bocchino. Essayons.
Post Sustaining Member Green Seal
Environmental moved to 114 State Road,
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562. Post Officer
John Blaisdell can be reached at 508-888-6034.
Did you know that 80% of people killed
by lightning are men? The Bugle staff thinks
that just isn’t fair or equal opportunistic. We’re
just saying.
And our last “Did You Know”
… The
1st 8-hr day in America was introduced for federal
employees in public works projects back in 1868.
Now you know.
News & Views …
November 09
By Joe Bocchino, Bocchino Consulting
GZA GeoEnvironmental is currently seeking
a Water Resources Engineer located in
Norwood, MA.
The engineer will work on
rainfall/runoff analyses, drainage & flood control
designs, computer modeling, hydraulic structure
design, onsite wastewater design, dam safety
engineering, water quality investigations including
lake diagnostic studies, and related environmental
permitting support. The position will involve
fieldwork activities including: drilling observations,
soil & water sampling, pump tests, and stream
flow measurements. The candidate will have a BS
or MS in civil or environmental engineering, with a
strong background in surface & groundwater
hydrology, open channel hydraulics, watershed
management
and
associated
physical/earth
sciences. Academic training or work experience
using various hydrologic & hydraulic modeling
(i.e. HECHMS, HECRAS, HydroCAD, StormCAD,
CulvertMaster, etc.) as well as AutoCAD and
ArcView is considered essential. Experience with
SWMM, HSPF, QUAL2E, MODFLOW, MIKE URBAN
is considered a plus. GZA is also seeking Staff
Level Civil/Geotechnical Engineers to support
our dam safety engineering practice. Knowledge
of engineering principles relating to design &
construction of dams is essential.
Successful
candidates must have strong qualifications in the
geo-civil profession related to the inspection,
planning, design and construction phases of earth
embankment, concrete gravity, and stone
masonry dams. Duties will include conducting
dam safety inspections including geotechnical
investigations; drilling observations; feasibility
studies and producing engineering evaluation
reports. Candidates must be able to conduct
stability & seepage foundation analyses as well as
prepare design drawings, technical specifications
and related bid documents. BS degree in Civil
Engineering w/ 4-6 years geotechnical experience
or MS in Geotechnical engineering with 2-3 yrs
experience, w/ strong communication, problem
solving and organizational skills are a must.
Working knowledge of: failure mode analysis;
numerical modeling and finite-element analysis;
seismic hazard assessments analyses & designs;
computer
aided
design/drafting;
contract
documents; cost estimating and scheduling.
Send Letter of Interest and Resumes to:
Human
Resources
GZA
GeoEnvironmental,
One Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062.
"The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would
not."
Thomas Jefferson
Post Sustaining Member Geosyntec
Supports the winning Brady G2 Team for Navy
EMAC services - announcing its participation as
a teaming partner on a joint venture between
Richard Brady & Associates & Gutierrez Canales
Engineering,
both
small
disadvantaged
businesses. The U.S. Navy awarded the team,
led by the Brady G2 of San Diego, one of five
contracts under the Environmental Multiple
Award Contracts (EMAC) program. With a
contracting period of up to five years and a
contracting
pool
ceiling
of
$75
million,
the program scope offers Naval Facilities
Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC) clients
a broad range of services focused on innovative
environmental solutions supporting remediation,
natural and cultural resources management,
and NEPA compliance. The program is designed
to
support
U.S.
Navy
&
Marine
Corps
organizations & facilities in the CONUS, Alaska,
Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. The contract is
available to support other federal agencies
requesting the assistance of the NAVFAC ESC.
Geosyntec has a long tradition of providing
innovative environmental engineering & science to
DOD agencies targeting sites w/ emerging and/or
recalcitrant contamination. Congrats to Bugle pal
Chuck Raymond.
You can reach Chuck at
[email protected] Essayons.
Cheap advice on how to console with
determination: “Facing it, always facing it.
That’s the way to get through it. Face it.”
Joseph Conrad
Post Sustaining Member S E A
Consultants was named to the CE News Top
Performing Civil Engineering Firms in September.
This list highlights the nation’s most successful
civil & structural engineering companies. To be
included, firms must meet or exceed the median
in three out of five of the following metrics:
growth over three years, profitability, backlog
growth, total revenue, and revenue per employee.
Our Bugle congrats to pal and Post Officer Bill
Naughton and Exec Fred Aufierro. OohRah.
Our Bugle best to Boston Post President
Cosmo Gallinaro who just joined the leadership
at Common Sense Environmental. Cosmo’s office
numbers are 508-858-5606
or
858-5607.
Email: [email protected] and cell is
617-416-4769. Common Sense Environmental is
located at 105 William Street, Suite 22 in
New Bedford, MA 02740. We wish Cosmo the
happiest of futures at his new professional home.
OohRah & Essayons and a half.
President’s Message
… November 09
By Cosmo Gallinaro, Common Sense Env.
As we enter the harvest and holiday season,
I wanted to thank the Post members who have
supported our monthly meetings and recent events.
The recent fall classic golf event was well attended
raising a significant amount of dollars for our
scholarship program. The young members sponsored
a great, a Mt. Manadnock hike and the October
monthly meeting, as were all meetings for this
current year was well attended. There were over 80
attendees for the Readiness Committee sponsored
meeting on energy and security presented by the
Coast Guard and an address from the Post
sponsored Schools to Careers program. The Post has
a lot to be thankful for and is blessed with an active
membership and sustaining members that are very
supportive in these trying times. In fact, at another
professional group meeting I was told by an
attendee that Boston Post is one of the most active
and benevolent groups in the area.
The Board of Directors continues their effort to work
on programs and events for the year. The Spring
Meeting Committee has conducted the first meeting
in October and will now be entering the most
demanding time of the year for planning and conduct
of the meeting members that want to get involved in
Post activities may want to help out on this
committee. The Small Business Committee continues
to plan the February meeting that has been the
cornerstone of the Post’s partnering program with
large businesses and to learn from various
government bodies about upcoming opportunities.
In addition, the Scholarship Committee has formed a
subcommittee to set policy regarding the awarding
of college scholarships.
The Post is faced with
several challenges due to the financial crisis that has
eroded
the
existing
endowments
and
this
subcommittee is working on recommendations to the
Board of Directors for the awarding of future
scholarships.
The next monthly meeting scheduled for November
10, 2009. During this meeting we will be seeing a
video message from General Van Antwerp regarding
National SAME vision for the future. I look forward
to seeing you at the upcoming meetings and exciting
fall and winter monthly program meetings.
Young Members Corner
By Mark Anderson, USACE
Welcome to fall in New England fellow YMs!
The SAME National Board of Direction has approved a
substantial reduction in the cost of a Life Membership
for an Individual Member under the age of 36 or an
NCO (Non-Commissioned officer).
For Individual
Members under the age of 36, the cost will decrease
from $550 to $350.
For an NCO, the cost will
decrease from $550 to $300. The Board believes that
the commitment to a lifetime of membership in SAME
is worth the potential loss of revenue from annual
dues and is consistent with the SAME mission.
The Post Young Member Committee is thrilled to
announce the successful completion of our October
event -- a hike of Mt. Monadnock in southern New
Hampshire.
Climbing to 3,165 feet, the fourteen
participants were treated to good weather and
gorgeous views of the fall foliage. The summit
provided blue skies, a slight breeze, and incredible
scenery. On the bottom left is a picture of our group
as we stopped for lunch on our way to the summit.
Congratulations to all of you that made the hike with
us, and I encourage all of you to consider joining us
next fall for what proved to be an exceptional event!!
As we continue to truck towards the holidays,
it seems about time for another a YM Social; one of
our traditional events that hasn't been on the radar in
recent months.
This dinner and drinks social
(a.k.a., networking opportunity) will be held on
Wednesday, November 18, 2009. We will meet
upstairs in the 'Captain's Room' at Scupper Jack's on
Route 2A in Acton, MA. The event stars at 5:00 pm,
and continues until everyone heads home. As with all
of our social events, dinner and drinks will be
available at your discretion, and each participant will
be responsible for their own tab. If you are interested
in joining the YM Committee for a night of networking
and socializing, please contact me at 978-318-8072
or ([email protected] to sign up.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The YM Committee is starting to plan for the New
Year's events, and would love your input. If you have
ideas or suggestions for events in 2010, please let us
know! We plan to have a full slate of activities again
next year, and you may see some recurring events
from 2009, including the College Hockey Night,
Charles River Cleanup, YM Ski Day, and the Lowell
Spinners game. We hope to see you out at our
upcoming events soon.
I hope that all of my fellow YMs are doing well and
enjoying the vibrant fall colors. Enjoy the weather
while we can, winter may be on the way!
Advanced Environmental Solutions
AECOM
Aerotek, Inc.
AMEC Earth & Environmental
ATI (Absorption Technologies)
The Louis Berger Group
Boart Longyear E&I Drilling
Bryant Associates
Cabrera Services, Inc.
C&C Consulting
CDM
CH2MHILL
Charter Environmental
Comprehensive Environmental
Conti Federal Services
Dewberry
Dynamac Corp.
EA Engineering Science & Tech.
ECC
EQ Northeast, Inc.
Fathom Research
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc.
Gale Associates
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
GEI Consultants, Inc.
Geosyntec Consultants
GeoTesting Express
Getfused
Green Seal Environmental
H & S Environmental
H2H Associates
Hager GeoScience
Hager-Richter GeoScience
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN
MILITARY ENGINEERS
Boston Post, Inc.
c/o Bocchino Consulting
4 Tara Terrace
Millis, MA 02054
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1/95
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6/93
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11/88
9/00
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11/76
4/93
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8/05
10/95
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November 2009
NEWSLETTER
Society of American
Military Engineers
Boston Post
Corporate
SUSTAINING
MEMBERSHIP
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
HNTB
HydroGeologic
Jacobs
The Johnson Company
Keville Enterprises
LIN Associates, Inc.
Mabbett & Associates
MACTEC
Maquire Group
Malcolm Pirnie
Maxymillian Technologies
Michael Baker Corp.
Mill City Environmental
1/94
11/82
5/01
3/80
1/07
6/02
8/88
6/05
5/90
11/60
5/06
6/00
10/02
1/04
MOCA Systems
Moran Surveying
Nobis Engineering, Inc.
Norfolk Ram Group
Normandeau Associates
Palmer Federal Construction
PB
Peer Consultants
Perini Corp.
RC&D
RS&H
SAIC
SEA Consultants, Inc.
Sevenson Environmental Services
The Shaw Group
Stantec
STV, Inc.
Suffolk Construction
Tantara Corp.
TEC, Inc.
Tetra Tech Inc.
Tooke & Smith Consultants
TranSystems
TRC Companies, Inc.
URS Corp.
VHB
Vanguard Modular Bldg Systems
Vertex Government Services
VFA, Inc.
Watermark
Watershed Concepts AECOM
Weston & Sampson Engineers
Weston Solutions
7/06
1/08
9/97
12/08
9/02
12/08
5/89
10/96
3/93
9/05
2/09
10/95
11/89
4/06
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8/88
10/91
02/09
7/01
1/07
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1/06
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