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Energy & Environmental-Focused Sessions at Southeast Regional Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environment Summit (April 6-7, 2022)

The Offices of Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the in-person Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit on April 6-7, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

PURPOSE.  “The Summit” brings together over 750 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Installations East, Seymour Johnson AFB, other Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps installations, US Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, other federal agencies, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast of the United States.


ENERGY-RELATED SESSIONS:

Electrification and its Infrastructure on Military Bases. Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important component of meeting climate change targets. President Biden has pledged to electrify the entire federal government fleet and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030. In parallel with these goals, the Department of Defense is looking to demonstrate and scale green technologies. For example, DoD is considering mandating all non-combat vehicles be electric by 2030. But widespread electrification may not be feasible just yet. How can we deploy EVs and the associated infrastructure while also protecting our country from the threats of climate change? Join us for a session about how DoD may make the transition to clean transportation.

Mitigating Climate Impact on Infrastructure at Military Bases. The Department of Defense recently released a plan to confront climate change risks to missions, installations, equipment, and service member welfare. Flooding, drought and extreme weather events disrupt U.S. military capabilities and facilities, including military training ranges and bases. How should military bases prepare for climate impacts and harsher environmental conditions; what changes should be made to bases’ master plans (i.e., the guide for the next decade plus of construction and major repairs)? This session will talk about how some bases are making plans during expected climate impacts.

Update on Offshore Wind Energy. NCMBC’s virtual October 2021 event included an offshore wind energy discussion to learn about the Avangrid Renewables Kitty Hawk site, plans for development of additional offshore wind sites, and how the Commonwealth of Virginia has worked collaboratively with the military on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. Given the fluid nature of the topic, this session will be an update on what has happened since October. Hear from experts on the most to date information on this evolving topic.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER VISIT: https://summit.ncmbc.us


WHY ATTEND THE SUMMIT?

  • The Summit is the premier, best-established and most-recognized federal construction event in the Southeast– businesses who are already engaged or want to perform in the federal market need to be there!
  • Program and Issues Dialogues” address future projects and acquisition strategies, contractor experiences, teaming and supplier opportunities and other issues related to acquisition and execution of projects at military bases and government throughout the Southeast.  These sessions also include information on federal opportunities in environmental engineering and remediation, energy and horizontal infrastructure (including roads and intersections, water, wastewater, natural gas and other utilities)
  • Other Summit sessions address critical and timely topics, including supplier, service contract and public-private opportunities, small business programs and utilization, budget impacts, contracting processes and pre- and post-award legal issues for federal contractors
  • Summit networking and trade show activities allow businesses to market their services and products to over 700 general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and suppliers
  • In addition, pre-Summit networking opportunities include a golf event hosted and organized by the Cape Fear Post of the Society of American Military Engineers and an evening Summit Social at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington – a huge hit from for the past several years!

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER VISIT: https://summit.ncmbc.us





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