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Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) 2020

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Philadelphia 201 Hotel

201 N 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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13th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

DCHWS seeks Young Member Participation for 2020!

Participant demographics from recent symposiums demonstrate that attendees and speakers are senior engineers and scientists with many years of experience and significant technical sophistication in the area of hazardous waste site remediation.

While our field continues to evolve and many senior engineers and scientists approach retirement, a need for information transfer to younger professionals in the field is critical. Recognizing the pending change in the workforce, we would like to encourage participation and support professional development of less experienced professionals. For non-Government employees, we are offering a special SAME Young Member discounted rate for those age 39 and under (as defined by SAME). This additional participation will benefit attendees by bringing new and fresh ideas in a rapidly evolving industry of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites.

We plan to open and structure our evening session on Project Management with a focus on educating younger professionals in this area. Although focused on younger, more junior professionals, we believe this session will be informative and of benefit to everyone. We urge you to encourage participation from your newer and less experienced staff and welcome them to this program and to SAME. We continue to welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you and your new colleagues at our event!

Call for Abstracts

Past symposium abstract submission categories have provided flexibility in the types of information and presentations that would be considered for panels. Based on the feedback received from past events, the presentations most highly regarded are those based on completed projects with focus on challenges and lessons learned. In order to be considered for a presentation at this year’s symposium, abstracts must be based on a project conducted by the presenter that is either complete or substantially complete with a focus on challenges and lessons learned.

Call for Abstracts Form

Call for Moderators

For past symposiums, the panel moderators have been selected by the agenda committee after setting the draft agenda. This year, we are requesting formal moderator nominations (see attached nomination form). Panel moderators will provide a key role to support panelists in presentation development, quality review of the presentations, and panel dry runs. Your participation as a moderator is key to the success of our conference.

Note: Interested parties may submit a moderator nomination and an abstract. You may be considered in both categories but will be only picked for one (e.g., if your abstract is selected, you will not be considered as a panel moderator).

Call for Moderators Form


The Agenda is anticipated to be posted in late-January 2020.

Guidebook App

Our guidebook app is where you will find the attendee list, schedule, exhibitor instructions, and presentation slides.

Event Registration Fees

The registration fee is being waived for government employees. Registration fees are as follows:

  • Private Sector - $300
  • Young Member - $250
  • Military/Government - Free*

*Military/Government attendees need to be approved through their chain of command.

Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Sponsorships and Exhibitors will include one registration ticket.

Important Dates

  • December 14, 2019 – Abstract submission deadline
  • March 13, 2020 – Presentations due
  • Registration Closes - March 15, 2019 @ 11:30PM
  • April 1, 2020 - Conference starts

Continuing Education Credits

The 2020 DCHWS program is anticipated to be certified for approximately 9.0 LSRP CECs and approximately 10.5 PE PDH certified by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Hotel Reservation Block at 201 Philadelphia

Philadelphia 201 Reservations

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Starwood and Marriott points will be accepted.
The hotel will honor the GSA rate for April 2020.


The hotel does not have parking onsite. Here are a couple of resources to check nearby parking.




  • Wednesday Reception Sponsor- $1250-Sold Out
  • Thursday AM Breakfast Sponsor- $1250- Sold Out
  • Thursday AM Break Sponsor- $1250- Sold Out
  • Thursday Reception Sponsor- $1250
  • Friday AM Breakfast Sponsor- $1250
  • Friday AM Break Sponsor- $1250
  • Room Key Sponsor- $1250- Sold Out
  • Mobile App Sponsor- $1250
  • Internet Sponsor- $1250
  • Water Station Sponsor- $1250-1 left
  • Signage Sponsor- $1250- Sold Out

Current Sponsors


Steering Committee Members

  • Jim Romig, CDM Smith
  • Andy Bullard, CDM Smith
  • Lyle Trumbull, Ramboll
  • Jimmy Blake, Ramboll
  • Gordon Araujo
  • Mike Badeau, Stell Environmental
  • Amy Basehoar, KOMAN Holdings, LLC
  • Jaimie Wright, KOMAN Holdings, LLC
  • Karen Buniak, TTI Environmental
  • Dan Amate, GZA GeoEnvironmental
  • Rad Delaney, Prime AE
  • Kate Garufi
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