Blast and Security Engineering Fundamentals @ Dunwoody Country Club
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please join the SAME Atlanta Post as we welcome our August speaker, Scott Lawson, PhD, PE, LEED AP, Federal Director at PES Structural Engineer.

During his presentation, Mr. Lawson will provide an overview on the structural stability of buildings subjected to terrorist attacks, with a focus on retrofit techniques for existing and historic buildings.  The presentation is designed to be of interest to a diverse audience of architects, planners, scientists and engineers.  Blast-resistant design approaches for multiple construction materials and common structural systems will be discussed.  A review of currently available products on the market will be presented and how they can be utilized to harden existing and historical structures.  Actual design examples will be provided.

Featured Speaker

Scott Lawson, PhD, PE, LEED AP

Federal Director,
PES Structural Engineers

Scott LawsonScott is an accomplished engineer with over 28 years of design and management experience in the AEC industry. He has designed and managed projects with various local, state and federal agencies including the FAA, DoD, VA, GSA, DHS, DoT, DoI and the National Park Service. He has expertise in blast mitigation, seismic design, risk assessments for natural and man-caused hazards for large high-risk complexes and has worked extensively with foreign governments and corporations in Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, and China.

Scott received both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from Clemson University before pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia as well as five other states and recently selected for the NCSEA Resilience Subcommittee. This subcommittee develops positions and recommendations on issues in the emerging field of resilience-based planning and design. The committee coordinates with state and local efforts by SEA member organizations and works with other groups, including NIST, FEMA, ASCER and ICC, to develop concepts of natural hazards resilience as they relate to the practice of structural engineering.

29th Annual Golf Tournament @ Cobblestone Golf Club
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
29th Annual Golf Tournament @ Cobblestone Golf Club | Kennesaw | Georgia | United States

SAME Atlanta Post is holding its annual golf tournament at Cobbstone Golf Club in Acworth, Georgia on Friday, November 10th, 2017.  Each year, SAME Atlanta Post makes several monetary and volunteer contributions to Veteran programs, sponsors Christmas for Veteran children, and aids in Veteran transition to the civilian workforce.  Be on the lookout for more information soon!


Sponsorship opportunities will be available!

Please contact Howard Ayers for more details.

2017 SAME Small Business Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
2017 SAME Small Business Conference @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Small Business Conference gathers together leaders from the A/E/C, environmental, and facility management industries with federal agencies and the DOD with the goal of highlighting future opportunities for small businesses to work in the federal market and showcase the best practices and most effective strategies to:

  • enter and successful work in the federal market
  • achieve growth, be competitive, and increase profitability at all stages of development
  • build networks and create teams to successfully manage contracts and deliver projects/programs that meet the needs of federal clients and provide value to our country

Keynote Speakers

  • Isaac Lidsky – CEO, ODC Construction and Best-Selling Author