Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular community of interest or demographic within the A/E/C industry.

In addition to monthly and quarterly calls and webinars, and assisting with the national awards program, the Communities of Interest are a leading source for developing the education and training roadmap for major SAME events, national webinars and other professional development opportunities, including those held in conjunction with SAME’s strategic partners such as the Design-Build Institute of America and the International Facility Management Association.

The Communities of Interest are a fantastic value-added member benefit any one can take advantage of! They offer numerous opportunities for a great variety of personally and professionally rewarding experiences through:

  • Helping young professionals with business and technical issues.
  • Keeping SAME members up to date on emerging technologies.
  • Encouraging international business alliances in the STEM industry.
  • Working to improve industry-government business practices.
  • Working with high-school and college students to encourage the pursuit of a career in the A/E/C industry.
  • Fostering connections among the military, government and private sectors to support homeland defense.

To learn more about each Community—and to get involved—select a link below.

Communities of Interest Marketing Toolkit

The Communities of Interest Marketing Toolkit is available! To download, head to the Document Exchange Center and click on the COI-ToolKit folder for your COI specific logos, social graphics, letterhead, and Communities of Interest Marketing Guide with information to get your COIs digital marketing off to a great start and showcase your involvement in SAME!

Communities of Interest

Architectural Practice
Awards & Recognition
College Outreach
Energy & Sustainability
Engineering & Construction Camps
Facility Asset Management
Joint Engineer Contingency Operations
Leader Development
K-12 STEM Outreach
Small Business
Young Professionals


Task Forces

Centennial Planning Task Force
Health Engineering Task Force

“The Young Member Community of Interest provides an outstanding opportunity to meet other Young Members and participate in SAME at the national level. It’s also a great way to learn about and help shape all the events, training, leadership and mentorship
opportunities throughout the Society.”

–Lt. Col. Matt Altman, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, USAF, Chair, SAME Young Member Community of Interest, 2015-2017