Committee's Mission: To support APWA's role as the recognized leader in public works by providing its members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies necessary for effectively applying sound engineering practices and modern technologies across all disciplines within the public works arena.
Engineering and technology are fundamental to public works and to almost all aspects of modern life. The resources the E&T Committee has made available through this website have three primary objectives:
- To provide information about emerging technology, technical and society trends, and new insights into the implication of engineering practice for our communities and quality of life,
- To support education of public works practitioners, users, and other stakeholders about the issues, techniques, and tools of public works management,
- To inform advocacy by APWA and others for development of community values and public policy supporting wise investment and use of society’s resources for public works.
E&T also is working to support applications of technology for effective collaboration within APWA and between APWA’s members and the wider community of public works practitioners.
The Construction Inspection Subcommittee and the Underground Infrastructure Asset Technology Subcommittee assist the Committee in fulfilling its mission.
E&T and the Asset Management Task Force are also working together on solutions for asset management.