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Career and Personal Development

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    What does it take to lead a public works agency in today’s challenging times? What does a city manager look for in hiring a public works director? Find out what life at the top is really like and the steps you need to take to earn a public works leadership position.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine whether or not being the boss is the right fit for you.
    2. Develop a strategy for career advancement in local government.
    3. Identify the skills needed to be a leader in the public sector.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Susan M. Hann, AICP,PE,PWLF
      Director, Planning & Project Management,  Brevard Public Schools,  Malabar,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Recognizing that it is imperative that institutional knowledge be passed on to the next generation of leaders, the City of Thousand Oaks has developed an Employee Leadership Academy, a Mentoring Program, and outreach and internships with local colleges and high schools.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Employ new strategies for attracting and retaining young professionals.
    2. Develop a more robust succession planning program.
    3. Generate interest outside the organization in public works careers.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jay T. Spurgin, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Thousand Oaks,  Thousand Oaks,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
        Ethics
    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Ethical violations find their roots in an organization's culture. The public may accept good faith efforts that fall short, but will not trust public employees and organizations that do little to endorse public service values and ethics. Examine how an organizational code of ethics can be the "map" setting direction that permeates the tools and perspective for ethical decision making by employees at all levels.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the value of creating an individual ethical perspective for professional decisions and activities.
    2. Identify the core components of an organizational code of ethics.
    3. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive organizational culture.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Vanessa Conrad
      Principal Administrative Analyst,  SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise, Planning & Regulatory Compliance,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Donal Hartman, Jr
      Retired,  Montpelier,  VT

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities Rural Communities Committee The public works profession is very rewarding. I enjoy coming to work...most of the time. But, find out what motivates me to contribute my best and what causes me to update my resume. Take this opportunity to listen to what I have to say. If you unleash me, you’ll be surprised at what I am capable of doing.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify what motivates workers to do their best.
    2. Discuss from the employee’s perspective what makes a good boss.
    3. Explain how generational differences can impact the supervisor / employee relationship.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Don Bruey
      Retired Director of Public Works,  Ogden,  UT

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Weighing the needs of the many vs. the few; choosing between reactive and proactive maintenance options amid political pressure; balancing capital improvement needs against environmental impacts. Join this discussion on how competing values can be balanced and the greater public good defined.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the competing values of the public, your organization, and yourself can impact policy decisions.
    2. Modify your decision-making process to incorporate a better understanding of the "greater good".
    3. Participate more effectively in the policy making process for a share of the limited Public Works resource pie.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John Lisenko, PWLF
      Retired,  Richmond,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA International Affairs Committee Join us on this excursion into the lives of public works professionals in Russia - the challenges they face in incorporating sustainability in public projects, how they build and manage transportation systems, provide safe drinking water and provide for wastewater disposal, and handle solid waste management.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify with Russian public works providers who face many of the same challenges as public works providers in North America.
    2. Develop a greater understanding for the people and culture of Russia.
    3. Motivate North American public works professionals to provide world-wide expertise in infrastructure management.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Richard M. Balgowan, CPM, CPWM, PE
      HIGHWAY MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING EXPERT,  Robson Forensic Inc,  Hamilton,  NJ
    • Michael J. Bonar, PE, MBA
      President and CEO,  Entellus,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      Interim Executive Director,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

    Enjoy this "talk show" about the APWA certification process. Certificants will share their real-life stories on the challenges with the certification and testing process and the benefits they’ve accrued since obtaining the credential. Bring your questions and join in this helpful dialogue.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate whether or not certification is right for you.
    2. Acquire the information necessary to complete the certification process and prepare for the examination.
    3. Identify the benefits that certification can provide for you as you move forward with your career.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert W. Carr, CSM, ENV SP, PE
      Senior Water Resources Eng,  Water Resources Modeling,  Saint Francis,  WI
    • Becky Stein, CAE
      DCS Operations Manager,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy The 2011-2012 APWA Emerging Leaders Academy has put together resources for incorporating sustainable practices into public works projects and operations, including sample RFP language, lists of sustainable resources and professionals, sample sustainability-focused letters to present to Boards and Councils, a pilot project example, and a video about sustainability in public works.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Educatate other Public Works professionals about the sustainability toolkit.
    2. Utilize RFP language, lists of sustainable resources and professionals and a multitude of tools provided.
    3. Implement sustainable practices by using the provided resources for incorporating sustainable practices into public works projects and operations.


    SPEAKERS:

    • D. Jeff Baxter
      Superintendent Street Bridge Operations,  District of Columbia Department of Transportation,  Washington,  DC
    • Ryan Patrick Gallagher
      MANAGING ENGINEER,  KEH & ASSOCIATES,  Oxnard,  CA
    • Nathan W. Hladky
      Transportation Engineer,  CDM Smith,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Erin L. Jones
      Planning Manager,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA International Affairs Committee Hear case studies and hear firsthand about the experiences of APWA’s Global Solutions participants and the challenges and opportunities in developing an exciting tour. Attendees will also learn the steps needed to organize their own Global Solutions tours.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and evaluate international opportunities that may provide solutions to local public works challenges.
    2. Apply the knowledge and lessons learned by Global Solutions participants.
    3. Develop your own Global Solutions tour that meets the IAC program criteria, responds to local and regional publc works challenges, or supports public works outreach and mentoring.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert Cantoreggi
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Franklin,  Franklin,  MA
    • Eric J. Labelle, PE, PWLF
      Public Service Director,  Town of Kennebunk Maine,  Kennebunk,  ME
    • Richard P. Merson, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  Town of Needham,  Needham,  MA
    • Mary Louise Monahan
      PW Specialist,  Fuss & O'Neill,  West Springfield,  MA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) Speaker: Adel H. Hagekahalil, PE, BCEE, Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles, CA As Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Adel Hagekahalil is responsible for wastewater collection system management, stormwater and watershed protection, water quality compliance, facilities, and advance planning. Under his direction, the City has prepared an award-wining Water Integrated Resources Plan for the year 2020 which relies on public input and participation and integrates water supply, water reuse, water conservation, and stormwater management with wastewater facilities planning using a regional watershed approach. Adel is committed to working collaboratively and transparently with various community groups to enhance the quality of neighborhood life, meet today’s needs, and address tomorrow’s challenges.

    Room :  204C

    SPEAKERS:
    • Adel H. Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE
      Assistant Director,  LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Lessons learned from those who have made it to the top. That’s what you can expect from this extraordinary panel of women in the public works profession. Get insight into the thinking behind their career decisions, the importance of finding the right mentor, and challenges met and resolved.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize and implement actions that will lead to a successful career in public works.
    2. Participate in networking with women who have achieved professional and personal success.
    3. Identify career pitfalls and missteps that can affect women in public works.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      Interim Executive Director,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Susan M. Hann, AICP,PE,PWLF
      Director, Planning & Project Management,  Brevard Public Schools,  Malabar,  FL
    • Cora Jackson-Fossett
      Retired,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Erin L. Jones
      Planning Manager,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX
    • Pamela Manning
      Business Relations Representative,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Linda Petelka, BSC, PWLF
       Load Covering Solution,  Burlington,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Learn more about the APWA Jennings Randolph Fellowship program and the international study opportunities that the JR program supports. 2011 Jennings Randolph Fellowship program participants who studied in Mexico and Australia will share experiences, both cultural and professional, and provide “JR seasoned traveler” tips from application process to completing a successful study tour. This is an excellent “workshop” for potential JR Fellow applicants!

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess the merits of an international study tour as a Jennings Randolph Fellow.
    2. Develop a Jennings Randolph study tour plan, budget, and goals.
    3. Discover how the Jennings Randolph participants benefited from their study tours.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Greg P. Chartier, P Eng, MSC
      INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT,  Greg Chartier Consulting,  Saskatoon,  SK
    • Dan J. Hartman, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Golden,  Golden,  CO
    • Tyler Palmer
      DEPUTY DIRECTOR-OPERATIONS,  City of Moscow,  Moscow,  ID

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Construction Management

Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Separate fee required. $300 Member, $350 Nonmember (fee includes instruction, materials, and breaks. Lunch will be on your own.) One of the top issues for public works agencies across North America is how to best manage consultants. Don't miss this opportunity to become better equipped to provide effective oversight and management of consultants. The first question we'll tackle is how to best decide whether to do the work in-house or contract the project out. Then, we'll move on to address how to: • Manage the RFP process and evaluate submissions • Determine initial project scope, budget, and schedule • Refine project scope and project changes • Review contract boilerplate language (indemnity clause) and negotiate the best contract for your agency • Develop a release for construction checklist • Monitor the project and review consultant supplied information • Manage the internal review process • Measure progress, earned value, and project status • Deal with a non-performing consultant • Conduct the project post-mortem and evaluate consultant performance About your instructor: Michael S. Ellegood, PE is a Senior Consultant affiliated with PSMJ Resources for 12 years. He is the former County Public Works Director, County Engineer and Director, Department of Transportation for Maricopa County, Arizona.

    Room :  203B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage the RFP process and evaluate submissions.
    2. Determine initial project scope, budget, and schedule.
    3. Refine project scope and project changes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael S. Ellegood, PE
      Senior Consultant,  PSMJ Resources, Inc.,  Prescott,  AZ

    Category:
    • Construction Management
Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    In this era of limited resources, community cost-sharing programs are a unique tool for tapping into the valuable resource of volunteerism. The City of Austin’s program includes in-kind labor contributions, and donations of professional services, materials, or funding.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve public works community relations and citizen support through grass-roots partnerships.
    2. Enhance public funding by leveraging community participation.
    3. Resolve issues through citizen-driven projects that promote innovation and creativity.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Keri R. Burchard-Juarez, PE, PMP
      Assistant Director Public Works Department,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX
    • Sara Hartley
      Communications and Marketing Manager,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    For the right type of capital improvement project, the design-build process offers speed and pricing advantages over design-bid-build. Three cities that have had success with on-call design-build will discuss its pros and cons.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the steps for implementing the on-call design build delivery method.
    2. Identify the pros and cons of on-call design build project delivery.
    3. Determine if the on-call design build delivery process would work for your agency’s projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Darren Greenhalgh
      Asst Dir Environ Svcs Dept,  City of San Diego,  San Diego,  CA
    • Javier Saunders
      Director Wastewater,  Harris & Associates,  San Diego,  CA
    • Mike Shull
      Superintendent, Planning, Construction, and Maintenance,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Nancy C. Smith, Esq. DBIA
      Attorney At Law,  Nossaman LLP,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine the differences and similarities between asset management vs. maintenance management systems. Learn about Pinellas County, Florida’s approach and the delineation it makes between the two processes to allocate resources more effectively.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine the difference between asset and maintenance management and when and why to apply each.
    2. Examine the process for allocating resources more effectively and efficiently.
    3. Apply asset management concepts to better manage assets sustainably.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Paul E. Hagler, Jr
      Field Operations Mgr/Asset Management Unit,  Pinellas County FL,  Clearwater,  FL
    • Jeff M. Thurman, CPM
      CONSULTANT,  LA Consulting,  Deltona,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    The California Supreme Court, in the case of Greg Opinski Construction, Inc. v. City of Oakdale(2011), upheld contractual procedural requirements for claims. If the contractor wished to claim a time extension because of delays caused by the city, it was required to obtain a written change order by mutual consent or submit a claim in writing requesting a formal decision by the engineer. It did neither. Since the contractor did not follow the required procedures, the claim was denied on this ground alone. In the case of P &D Consultants, Inc. v. City of Carlsbad (2010), the Court of Appeal held that oral authorization by the project manager for work beyond that contemplated in the written amendments to the contract did not bind the city. The plain language of the contract limited the city's power to contract to the prescribed method. The project manager lacked authority to alter the written change order procedure or to make modifications orally or through conduct.

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover how to structure change order procedures to comply with recent California Court rulings.
    2. Identify who should have authority to make modifications and change orders.
    3. Determine what steps should be followed if the contract is not followed.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Under the umbrella of their Basement Flooding Protection Program, the City of Toronto has introduced the Task Order Contracting delivery method to complete water main, storm and sanitary sewer reconstruction projects within right-of-ways using multi-year contracts with several contractors.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the applicability of the Task Order Contracting Method to deliver infrastructure projects in your jurisdiction.
    2. Compare the Task Order Contracting method to the conventional Design-Bid-Build Method.
    3. Benefit from Toronto's lessons-learned in implementing the Task Order Contracting Method.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Anthony Pagnanelli, P.Eng.
      Director, Works Facilities Structures, Technical Services Division,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON
    • Tony Petrucci, P Eng
      Principal, Water,  Stantec,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The "Mile Long Mill" is the largest brownfield property and the largest delinquent tax burden in the City of Waterbury, Connecticut. It is also going to be the new home of the Department of Public Works. Challenges include the sheer size of the site, the fact that it is home to a number of active tenants, funding the massive $60 million redevelopment of the property, remediating extensive environmental impacts, and doing surgical demolition and reconstruction while not disturbing current tenants.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply the value of a coordinated approach during a redevelopment project.
    2. Anticipate what some challenges might be during a large scale mill redevelopment.
    3. Examine the valuable insights and lessons-learned gained from the project development so far.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John P. Lawlor, Jr, MPA, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Bloomfield,  Bloomfield,  CT
    • Jay G. Sheehan, PE
      Senior Vice President,  Woodard & Curran Consulting Engrs,  Enfield,  CT

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Construction Management

    To make construction more efficient, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission joined with 16 municipalities, the regional wastewater treatment facility, and the sanitation district to develop Regional Construction Standards for the rights-of-way that have simplified bidding and construction administration, reduced costs, and improved safety.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire an understanding of the level of effort involved in developing an maintaining regional construction standards for work in rights-of-way.
    2. Set up the framework for establishing a regional construction standards program.
    3. Identify the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert A. Sciacchitano
       CDM Smith,  Virginia Beach,  VA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

    Once a capital project goes to bid, much of the opportunity to reduce costs has past. Using construction best management practices, such as value engineering, constructability, bidability and peer reviews can produce considerable savings.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the importance of construction management best practices before the bidding and construction phases begin.
    2. Explain the differences and benefits between value engineering; constructability, bidability, a peer reviews.
    3. Choose the most appropriate best management preconstruction practice for your projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Troy K. Pyles, PE
      Vice President,  Vanir Construction Management, Inc,  Saint George,  UT

    Category:
    • Construction Management

    Examine the effects of changing economic conditions on the watershed dam project near McKinney, Texas. Find out how they handled contractor issues and what methods were used to continue financing of the project.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve an understanding of funding methods a municipality can utilize for projects involving federal and local participation.
    2. Anticipate the warning signs of poor performance from construction contractors and the actions that can be taken to document and correct the issues.
    3. Examine issues and procedures relating to contract default.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael P. Hebert, PE, CFM, CPESC,
      Assistant City Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX
    • Lissa M. Shepard, PE
      CFM Project Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) has formed a committee to develop and disseminate a clear message on the importance of QBS in public agency procurements. APWA and several other professional societies are represented on this committee. Committee members, Michael W. Selna, PE, BCEE and John Herzke, PE will discuss the committee’s goals of providing a succinct, impactful message to Public Works Directors and procurement professionals. Mike Selna, a life member of APWA, devoted most of his 37-year career to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in design and construction of public works projects. He retired in 2009, as Assistant Chief Engineer. John Herzke, a former City Engineer for Virginia Beach, VA, longstanding member of APWA, and a Vice President of Clark Nexsen, has written and spoken extensively on QBS.

    Room :  206B

    SPEAKERS:
    • John W. Herzke, PE, PWLF
      VP Municipal Services,  Clark Nexsen,  Virginia Beach,  VA
    • Mike Selna, PE, BCEE
      President,  AA of Environmental Eng,  Huntington Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    In today's world, the criteria for project success includes not only technical merit, but also effective stakeholder consultation and outreach. Explore the approaches used by the City of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Program.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore altnative approaches to stakeholder interaction.
    2. Discover the steps to proactive engagement, reaching out to address issues, not just dealing with after the fact complaints.
    3. Discover the benefits of implementing pilot programs to obtain community feedback.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tony Petrucci, P Eng
      Principal, Water,  Stantec,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management

    Explore the construction and implementation steps taken by the City of Lathrop, California, to comply with EPA's Arsenic Treatment Rule for drinking water.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the process of designing, financing, constructing, and maintaining a large infrastructure project.
    2. Assess how to define selection parameters for consultants, design, financing, and operating alternatives.
    3. Evaluate and problem solve deficiencies during design and construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • MaryGrace Houlihan
      Principal Engineer,  City of Lathrop,  Lathrop,  CA

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Water / Waste Water

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Not that long ago, public works projects used the traditional design-bid-build method. Now alternative delivery methods are being tried. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and figure out what can be replicated in your area.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze the advantages, disadvantages, and legalities of various project delivery methods.
    2. Discover tools for selecting delivery methods that suit your projects and circumstances.
    3. Explain the various aspects of project delivery models to your agency’s decision-makers.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael A. Barbour, PE
      Executive Officer Highway Project Director,  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Brian A. Danley, PE, LEED AP, QSD/QSP
      Vice President,  Anchor Engineering,  Lafayette,  CA
    • Clifford Ham
      Principal Architect, Design and Construction,  Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Steven Owen
      Vice President Infrastructure Development,  Percwater,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • John Waddell
      Proj Mgr Los Osos Wastewater Proj,  San Luis Obispo County CA,  San Luis Obispo,  CA

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Emergency Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Get expert guidance on pre-event preparation activities including how to create mission ready packages (MRPs) to facilitate identifying, mobilizing, and deploying resources to provide interstate mutual aid during disasters.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the importance of the pre-event preparation phase, including the development of mission ready packaged resources.
    2. Apply the recommended actions for mobilizing and deploying through the EMAC system.
    3. Apply the prescribed procedures for demobilizing upon mission completion and reimbursement submittal.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Leon Shaifer
      Senior EMAC Advisor,  National Emergency Mgmt Assn,  Brandon,  MS

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness was formed to lead the development of a national strategy to protect providers in the event of a large-scale biological event. The Coalition addresses the medical preparedness of emergency services personnel and operations. Examine information on the Coalition’s three areas of focus for 2012: developing a medical kit for providers and their households; a voluntary anthrax immunization program; increasing immunization levels throughout emergency services.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the goals of a better protected workforce.
    2. Identify the current threats to the public works operations in medical emergencies.
    3. Provide feedback on plans to integrate public works with other emergency services protections.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tim Stephens
      Public Health Advisor,  National Sheriffs Association,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Emergency Management Committee Public works has been designated by the federal government as emergency first responders. With that designation comes higher expectations from Public Works Directors and employees for performing the work and from local government in general. To meet and exceed those expectations requires readiness at all times for a wide range of incidents. Learn from experts about ways to improve planning and preparation that will be useful for any agency regardless of size and locale.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a practical training plan for employees beyond the basic requirements.
    2. Construct, revise, or update an emergency operations plan specific to your department or division.
    3. Improve response capabilities for Public Works personnel and explore grant opportunities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Philip R. Mann, PE
      ASST. PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Gainesville,  Gainesville,  FL
    • Sudi Shoja
      President,  Disaster Solutions Services,  Irvine,  CA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The recovery process for the Mw 9.0 Mw Tohuku earthquake and tsunami is expected to take 7 years (not including dealing with the radiation from the nuclear power plant.) Examine the lessons learned for recovery on such a large scale.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate how cultural issues can complicate recovery after a disaster.
    2. Prepare for disasters by having adequate supplies of fuel and flood protected emergency generators.
    3. Expand your knowledge on disaster response and recovery procedures.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Curtis Edwards, F ASCE, PE
      VP, Sr Project Mgr (retired),

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Emergency Management Committee Public works professionals will discuss approaches to communicating with residents, officials and other First Responders. Learn how to begin these conversations, and get tips for working with others, and presenting ourselves First Responder professionals.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine tools for effective communication.
    2. Discover approaches to build credibility with other First Responders.
    3. Gain recognition from residents and officials as designated First Responders.


    SPEAKERS:
    • James G. Featherstone
      General Manager,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Doug E. House, PWM, PWLF
      MUNICIPAL SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER,  City of Moline,  Moline,  IL
    • Michael E. Sutherland
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  Town of Parker,  Parker,  CO

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Public works was involved in all phases of the response to the EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 and continues to this day through cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Come and hear this compelling story featuring Joplin’s every day public works heroes.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan for how to assist with search and rescue if disaster strikes your community.
    2. Discover the steps necessary to manage a massive and complex demolition and debris removal process.
    3. Help plan and rebuild your community to a level better than before.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David K. Hertzberg, PE
      Community Dev Block Grant Manager,  City of Joplin,  Joplin,  MO

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form. NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM Enjoy this visit to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Traffic Management Center. In addition to the traffic management activities conducted in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the tour will also cover the special features of this “essential services building” including the uninterruptible power system (UPS), seismic dampers on the foundation, and the water supply system.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how Caltrans partners with the California Highway Patrol for traffic management activities.
    2. Review ow real time information is gathered from electronic sensors in the pavement, freeway call boxes, video cameras, 911 calls, earthquake monitors, etc. to keep traffic moving.
    3. Discover how this essential building provides for uninterruptible power, seismic dampers, and water supply.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Facilities
    • Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Discover how public works agencies can utilize ShakeCast, an earthquake monitoring and facility damage assessment system, operated by the United States Geological Society (USGS), to prioritize and deploy inspection teams to the most damaged facilities after an earthquake event.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Organize and distribute multiple reports of damaged facilities to different personnel using email, SMS, pager, and internet after an earthquake event.
    2. Evaluate the severity of the damage associated with an earthquake event.
    3. Deploy the ShakeCast system effectively in your organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tommy Muttaraid
      Associate Civil Engineer,  Los Angeles County Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Emerging Technologies

Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Discover how public works professionals from around the world can collaborate and learn from each other using social networking applications. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) will describe the platforms and “apps” they have made available for international professional networking.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Set up a public works professional networking "APP" on your smartphone.
    2. Participate in an international exchange of ideas and experiences in public works.
    3. Collaborate with your international peers in areas such as asset management, fleet management, climate change, parks and recreation management, and road safety.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Chris Champion, CPEng
      Director International,  IPWEA/Inst of PW Engr - Australia,  Northmead Sydney,  NSW

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    For the right type of capital improvement project, the design-build process offers speed and pricing advantages over design-bid-build. Three cities that have had success with on-call design-build will discuss its pros and cons.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the steps for implementing the on-call design build delivery method.
    2. Identify the pros and cons of on-call design build project delivery.
    3. Determine if the on-call design build delivery process would work for your agency’s projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Darren Greenhalgh
      Asst Dir Environ Svcs Dept,  City of San Diego,  San Diego,  CA
    • Javier Saunders
      Director Wastewater,  Harris & Associates,  San Diego,  CA
    • Mike Shull
      Superintendent, Planning, Construction, and Maintenance,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Nancy C. Smith, Esq. DBIA
      Attorney At Law,  Nossaman LLP,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

    Through the power of Cloud technology, breakthroughs are being made that will forever change how facilities are managed. Problems in your facility can be predicted and pre-empted using innovative asset management technologies.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore the "perfect storm" of asset management and how it has driven the need for new innovations in technology.
    2. Expand your knowledge about new technologies that can optimize building performance and energy efficiency.
    3. Build a case for adapting new technology for facility management to save time and money.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brian Bell
      Vice President of Strategy,  FacilityDude,  Cary,  NC

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine the differences and similarities between asset management vs. maintenance management systems. Learn about Pinellas County, Florida’s approach and the delineation it makes between the two processes to allocate resources more effectively.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine the difference between asset and maintenance management and when and why to apply each.
    2. Examine the process for allocating resources more effectively and efficiently.
    3. Apply asset management concepts to better manage assets sustainably.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Paul E. Hagler, Jr
      Field Operations Mgr/Asset Management Unit,  Pinellas County FL,  Clearwater,  FL
    • Jeff M. Thurman, CPM
      CONSULTANT,  LA Consulting,  Deltona,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Review three cases studies that compare construction costs, operational costs, and benefits of automated parking vs. conventional, ramp access parking. Find out about the sustainable design aspects of automated parking and it when it makes sense to consider this option.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare the construction and operating costs of conventional vs. automated parking structures.
    2. Determine under what circumstances automated parking makes sense.
    3. Analyze city/agency studies about automated parking.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Oscar Delgado
      Director of Public Works,  City of West Hollywood,  West Hollywood,  CA
    • Donald R. Monahan, PE
      Vice President,  Walker Parking Consultants,  Greenwood Village,  CO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The City of Santa Ana is going forward with three transportation projects for transit, access, and economic development including: a guide-way connection with City of Garden Grove; the redevelopment of the Santa Ana Transportation Center into a multi-modal center; and the Santa Ana Boulevard Grade Separation.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the components of multi-modal transportation.
    2. Discuss the processes involved in large scale public works projects.
    3. Benefit from the lessons learned from the City of Santa Ana transit vision and program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jason A. Gabriel
      Principal Civil Eng,  City of Santa Ana,  Santa Ana,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has developed a highly effective standard design for Low Flow Diversions which continue to evolve as new issues arrive. Upcoming systems improvements and their advanced telemetry system will also be discussed.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Decide if a Low-Flow-Diversion would be an effective BMP for your watershed.
    2. Design Low Flow Diversions and other water quality structural BMPs.
    3. Program, finance, construct, and maintain similar water-quality BMPs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bruce Hamamoto
      Watershed Management Division,  Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works,

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Water / Waste Water

Monday, August 27, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Discover how Accela's new Work Crew app allows your team to spend more time in the field and less time behind desks. Manage and create work orders and conditional assessments, locate jobs on a map, scan asset IDs and add notes and photos - all from your iPhone or iPad (Android and Windows Phone coming soon). Optimized for today's touch-enabled devices, Accela Work Crew delivers the power of Accela Automation to your fingertips. Chuck Spink, Accela, Inc.

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Opportunities for improving efficiency within local governments are more tangible than ever with the latest innovations in geospatial technologies. In this session, Rick Gosalvez of Trimble will provide an overview of broad-sweeping advances in geospatial technology that are revolutionizing municipal activities, including change monitoring, urban forestry, weed abatement and infrastructure mapping. Rick Gosalvez, Trimble Navigation

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve productivity and cut costs using technologies that touch multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    2. Identify how geospatial technologies are transforming local governments and public works operations.
    3. Implement streamlined workflows - from collecting to serving data and facilitating timely and compliant decision making.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Optimized routing for maintenance operations is a new frontier for organizational efficiency. Learn how one mid-sized Colorado city increased efficiency by 28-40% through applying computerized routing algorithms and guided-driver technology to their snow removal program. Learn how your organization can enhance existing services or reduce needed resources by implementing optimized routing. Monty Sedlak, CH2M Hill

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify service areas that would benefit from optimized routing.
    2. Apply leading-edge technologies to maintenance operations for improved efficiency.
    3. Reduce time and costs for critical and essential maintenance activities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Not all fabric-covered buildings are created equal. During this presentation, participants will learn how to identify critical design factors, such as wind loads, to component strength and requirements when deciding on a structure. Also, find out the most effective techniques to use when analyzing requirements, as well, and how to become familiar with building codes and engineering specifications. John Bergin, Norseman Structures

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify critical design factors of fabric-covered buildings.
    2. Analyze requirements for decision making in industry.
    3. Identify building code and engineering requirements.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

    Municipalities are continuously faced with meeting heightened environmental regulations. How do we as a manufacturer help the customer achieve this cost effectively and without loss of performance? Learn how the Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group is helping customers face the practical side of these tough goals through the development and implementation of Eco-Infused technology. James Crockett, Elgin Sweeper Company

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how heavy industrial filter technology has been adopted into street sweeping.
    2. Identify Tier 4i sweeper technology and their options.
    3. Describe how catch basin programs are able to do more with less.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Technidea Corporation introduced the ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 Precision Altimeter in 2001 as a superior alternative to the rotary lasers and then followed up with more durable and more precise models in 2009 and 2012. Learn how Technidea’s new wireless interface for Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android platforms are now making it easier than ever to tabulate real time or stored readings for elevation profiles, sections and top maps. Dennis Veries, P.E., Technidea Corporation

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by the Public Works Historical Society Having recently celebrated its 100th year of operations, the Port of Long Beach has a rich history of community support, leadership in Western Hemisphere port innovation, and environmental program implementation. This session will focus on the challenges of oil discovery in the Harbor in the mid-1930s, the innovations in container shipping and the impacts of naval base closures at the end of the Cold War, along with a focus on the critical interface with urban neighborhoods and Port development in Long Beach. This session is recommended for those planning to participate in Wednesday’s Port of Long Beach Boat Tour.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the Port of Long Beach has balanced the global economic market demands of their business with the local community Interests in safety and livability.
    2. Recognize the challenges and opportunities presented by the discovery of oil in Long Beach Harbor.
    3. Discuss how the Port of Long Beach's focus on green operating strategies and technologies has made it an international leader in sustainability.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Christine F. Andersen, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Santa Barbara, CA,  Santa Barbara,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) has formed a committee to develop and disseminate a clear message on the importance of QBS in public agency procurements. APWA and several other professional societies are represented on this committee. Committee members, Michael W. Selna, PE, BCEE and John Herzke, PE will discuss the committee’s goals of providing a succinct, impactful message to Public Works Directors and procurement professionals. Mike Selna, a life member of APWA, devoted most of his 37-year career to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in design and construction of public works projects. He retired in 2009, as Assistant Chief Engineer. John Herzke, a former City Engineer for Virginia Beach, VA, longstanding member of APWA, and a Vice President of Clark Nexsen, has written and spoken extensively on QBS.

    Room :  206B

    SPEAKERS:
    • John W. Herzke, PE, PWLF
      VP Municipal Services,  Clark Nexsen,  Virginia Beach,  VA
    • Mike Selna, PE, BCEE
      President,  AA of Environmental Eng,  Huntington Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Learn how state-of-the-art traffic engineering techniques and new urban planning concepts can improve a sense of community, enhance neighborhood and pedestrian safety and reduce traffic volumes and speeds

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Lead your community in adopting emerging traffic management trends.
    2. Motivate your community to embrace best practices and the lessons learned from the case studies presented in this session.
    3. Inspire stakeholders to unite around the common goal of traffic calming success.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David S. Zelenok, PE
      Local Governmental Services,  HR Green Inc,  Englewood,  CO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Traffic Engineering

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Hear from NexTraq CMO, Mark Roberts, as he discusses how the NexTraq's Mobile Application gives you 24/7 access to all the important fleet data you need right from your web-enabled smartphone. Whether you’re in the office or out in the field, you can use emails, alerts and SMS to know exactly how your fleet is performing. You’ll also learn how recent upgrades that have expanded the app’s capabilities have allowed users to shorten their ROI. Mark Roberts, NexTraq

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Engineering & Technology Committee Join this examination of successful projects involving pervious concrete and asphalt pavements, concrete pavers, and other products that allow for the free drainage of water.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Get the owner perspective on the long-term success of their pervious pavement projects.
    2. Discover the special considerations and concerns that contractors have about plans and designs for pervious pavements.
    3. Examine pervious pavement examples and decide which materials are best for your situations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dennis A. Randolph, PE,PTOE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Grandview,  Belton,  MO
    • David R. Smith
      Technical Director,  Interlocking Concrete Pavement Inst,  Chantilly,  VA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    GreenroadsTM is a sustainability rating system for roadways that raises the bar for green design and construction practices on all types of roadway projects. Attend this overview of projects that have been successfully certified to learn more about the certification process and how Greenroads can be used as a tool to improve sustainability performance at your agency.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the purpose of the GreenroadsTM Rating System and how it helps agencies manage and communicate sustainability.
    2. Describe how GreenroadsTM projects are scored and certified.
    3. Identify an innovative best practice that can help improve sustainability for public works projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeralee L. Anderson, LEED AP, PE, PhD
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Greenroads Foundation,  Redmond,  WA
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Duanne Gilmore
      Civil Engineer,  ARUP,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Travis M. Rauscher
      Design Engineer II,  Perteet, Inc.,  Everett,  WA
    • Mike Witkovski, PE
      Associate Engineer,  City of San Jose Infrastructure Maintenance Division,  San Jose,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 7:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 6:45AM All aboard for this Port of Long Beach Boat Tour! For nearly a century, people have come to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to enjoy the spectacle of giant cargo ships being loaded and unloaded with exotic trade goods. Today more than $100 billion in goods enter and leave the country from the Port of Long Beach each year. More than 5,300 vessels use the port annually making the Port of Long Beach the 18th busiest container cargo port in the world and the 2nd busiest in the nation. The port is comprised of 3200 acres of land, 10 piers, 80 berths, and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. Something is always going on at this major gateway for trade with Asia, so join us for this interesting insight into this major transportation and trade center.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the challenges of accomodating 5,300 vessels annually.
    2. Identify the technologies used to manage this busy port.
    3. Discover what the Port is doing to improve the environment, including adopting the Green Port Policy.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
        Going Green with ARTIC
    The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) will be an environmental and sustainable transportation facility where people can move seamlessly between multiple modes of transit services to reach Southern California activity centers and business districts.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Integrate the network of transit choices and transit-oriented development.
    2. Collaborate more efficiently with partner agencies and transit service providers.
    3. Create a world-class model of sustainability and create outreach opportunities to educate visitors about sustainable development and transportation.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Albert H. Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
      Senior Associate, Project Manager,  HOK,  Culver City,  CA
    • Jamie Lai, P. E.
      Traffic and Transportation Mgr,  Anaheim PW Dept Transit Planning Div,  Anaheim,  CA
    • Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, LEED AP
      Senior Vice President,  Parsons Brinckerhoff, PB Architecture, Inc.,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Engineering and Technology

    Learn how the City of South Windsor, Connecticut, is utilizing new GIS, GPS and web technology to allow staff to interact and collaborate with its citizens to provide project and community event information, better respond to community complaints/issues, and allow the public to view the status of mobile programs.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage the public in the status of ongoing public works projects and programs status via maps on your web site.
    2. Deploy technology that will allow you to connection between the public and you using the web and smartphone technologies.
    3. Evaluate the frequency of and your departments responsiveness to various calls for service via mapped-based technology.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael J. Gantick, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of South Windsor,  South Windsor,  CT
    • Scott E. Roberts, CGCIO, GISP
      CIO / Director of Information Technology,  Town of South Windsor,  South Windsor,  CT

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Discover how public works agencies can utilize ShakeCast, an earthquake monitoring and facility damage assessment system, operated by the United States Geological Society (USGS), to prioritize and deploy inspection teams to the most damaged facilities after an earthquake event.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Organize and distribute multiple reports of damaged facilities to different personnel using email, SMS, pager, and internet after an earthquake event.
    2. Evaluate the severity of the damage associated with an earthquake event.
    3. Deploy the ShakeCast system effectively in your organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tommy Muttaraid
      Associate Civil Engineer,  Los Angeles County Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Facilities

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Examine the City of Milwaukee’s facilities condition assessment program that monitors and manages facility assets and helps the city prepare for capital expenditures years in advance.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Administer a scalable system to prioritize, manage, and monitor your facility asset portfolio.
    2. Plan 20-years of capital expenditures efficiently.
    3. Promote fiscal responsibility, strong leadership, and an understanding of facility needs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Sean Schutten, PE
      Facilities Project Coordinator,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Facilities

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Through the power of Cloud technology, breakthroughs are being made that will forever change how facilities are managed. Problems in your facility can be predicted and pre-empted using innovative asset management technologies.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore the "perfect storm" of asset management and how it has driven the need for new innovations in technology.
    2. Expand your knowledge about new technologies that can optimize building performance and energy efficiency.
    3. Build a case for adapting new technology for facility management to save time and money.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brian Bell
      Vice President of Strategy,  FacilityDude,  Cary,  NC

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Review three cases studies that compare construction costs, operational costs, and benefits of automated parking vs. conventional, ramp access parking. Find out about the sustainable design aspects of automated parking and it when it makes sense to consider this option.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare the construction and operating costs of conventional vs. automated parking structures.
    2. Determine under what circumstances automated parking makes sense.
    3. Analyze city/agency studies about automated parking.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Oscar Delgado
      Director of Public Works,  City of West Hollywood,  West Hollywood,  CA
    • Donald R. Monahan, PE
      Vice President,  Walker Parking Consultants,  Greenwood Village,  CO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

    Airports have streets, water, sewer lines, buildings and landscapes too. Using the 2008 Public Works Administration Manual, the Daytona Beach International Airport implemented a systems approach to develop a proactive asset maintenance system.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the components of a successful systems approach that can be applied to any public works asset.
    2. Recognize the cost savings that can be generated from using the APWA Public Works Administration Manual.
    3. Enhance operational efficiencies through a systematic approach.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Steve Cooke
      Director of Business Development,  Daytona Beach International Airport,
    • Harry C. Lorick, PE, PTOE, PWLF
      Principal/President,  LA Consulting, Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee This session will provide examples of projects between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes a financial, technical, and operational risk in the project.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire knowledge to successfully collaborate between government agencies and sports organizations.
    2. Promote the benefits of public private partnerships for athletic facilities.
    3. Evaluate and establish the necessary requirements and commitment of both parties for a successful partnership.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David D. Fain, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Aledo,  Aledo,  TX
    • Brad B. Underwood, LS, RCE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of San Mateo,  San Mateo,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities

    The City of Charlottesville, Virginia, has implemented broad-based and highly effective energy use reduction and management efforts and, as a result, energy use in municipal and school buildings has dropped 27%. Take advantage of their lessons learned.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply best management practices for energy use data collection and benchmarking.
    2. Evaluate business alternatives for executing identified deficiencies.
    3. Examine strategic use of renewable energy systems.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kristel F. Riddervold
      Environmental Administrator,  City of Charlottesville,  Charlottesville,  VA

    Category:
    • Facilities

Monday, August 27, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Not all fabric-covered buildings are created equal. During this presentation, participants will learn how to identify critical design factors, such as wind loads, to component strength and requirements when deciding on a structure. Also, find out the most effective techniques to use when analyzing requirements, as well, and how to become familiar with building codes and engineering specifications. John Bergin, Norseman Structures

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify critical design factors of fabric-covered buildings.
    2. Analyze requirements for decision making in industry.
    3. Identify building code and engineering requirements.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Facilties and Grounds Committee The City of Olympia pulled out all the stops to build their case for capital repair and maintenance funds. They conducted a comprehensive building condition assessment, partnered with the State of Washington to implement an energy savings performance contract, and introduced International Facility Management Association (IFMA) benchmarks to tell their story.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Encourage effective communication tools to persuade policy makers.
    2. Describe the most essential IFMA benchmarks to communicate performance and quality.
    3. Identify which partnerships are the most essential to gain credibility.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jon E. Martens, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA F.
      President,  Jemcor, LLC,  Santa Rosa,  CA
    • Debbie Sullivan, PWLF
      DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Olympia,  Olympia,  WA

    Category:
    • Facilities

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The "Mile Long Mill" is the largest brownfield property and the largest delinquent tax burden in the City of Waterbury, Connecticut. It is also going to be the new home of the Department of Public Works. Challenges include the sheer size of the site, the fact that it is home to a number of active tenants, funding the massive $60 million redevelopment of the property, remediating extensive environmental impacts, and doing surgical demolition and reconstruction while not disturbing current tenants.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply the value of a coordinated approach during a redevelopment project.
    2. Anticipate what some challenges might be during a large scale mill redevelopment.
    3. Examine the valuable insights and lessons-learned gained from the project development so far.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John P. Lawlor, Jr, MPA, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Bloomfield,  Bloomfield,  CT
    • Jay G. Sheehan, PE
      Senior Vice President,  Woodard & Curran Consulting Engrs,  Enfield,  CT

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Construction Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form. NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM Enjoy this visit to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Traffic Management Center. In addition to the traffic management activities conducted in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the tour will also cover the special features of this “essential services building” including the uninterruptible power system (UPS), seismic dampers on the foundation, and the water supply system.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how Caltrans partners with the California Highway Patrol for traffic management activities.
    2. Review ow real time information is gathered from electronic sensors in the pavement, freeway call boxes, video cameras, 911 calls, earthquake monitors, etc. to keep traffic moving.
    3. Discover how this essential building provides for uninterruptible power, seismic dampers, and water supply.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Facilities
    • Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Learn where to go next after you’ve resolved the easier and more obvious issues in your facilities. This session presents case studies showing different ways public works agencies can improve a building’s energy performance—operationally, financially, and environmentally.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify systematic and sustainable ways to address operational improvements in both effectiveness and efficiency processes.
    2. Investigate what sustainable long-term solutions and alternatives that other agencies are applying in facilities operations.
    3. Explore innovative renewable energy projects to take your facilities to a sustainable level.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Mgr,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA
    • Harry C. Lorick, PE, PTOE, PWLF
      Principal/President,  LA Consulting, Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities

Fleet Services

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Get your conference off to a great start by joining with other fleet professionals in this open dialog about trends, challenges, and solutions in fleet management.

    Room :  204A

    SPEAKERS:
    • John Scharffbillig
      DIRECTOR PW FLEET SERVICES,  City of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis,  MN

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    In recent years, nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half million injured due to distracted driving. But is distracted driving the number one risky driving behavior in public work fleets? Using DriveCam’s 500 fleet-database that includes over 50 million risky driving events from more than 20 billion driving miles, Josh Botnen will reveal the actual problems public works safety managers face every day and provide answers on how to eliminate them. Joshua Botnen, DriveCam

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the risky behaviors causing collisions in their fleets.
    2. Reduce risky driving that leads to collisions, thereby reducing claims throughout their fleets.
    3. Discover how to rank drivers through real-life videos and concentrate on those who are experiencing the largest number of risky driving events, thus predicting those who are most likely to end up in a collision.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Many fleet operations are keeping their fleet equipment longer as a cost savings measure. But what appears to save money on the surface may end up costing more in the long run in increased repair and down-time costs. Implement a lifecycle cost analysis that will measure all relevant costs.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine relevant costs incurred over the life of a vehicle.
    2. Develop a Life Cycle Model for your fleet.
    3. Differentiate between perceived costs and actual costs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Maher Marcel Hazine, PE
      Chief Strategic Officer ,  REI Development Services,  Pine,  AZ

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

    Tired of not getting the brand of equipment you wanted because you had to go low bid? Frustrated that the requisition and RFP processes take so long? The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a government agency that assists public works agencies in purchasing everything from street sweepers to sewer vacs. Cities and counties nationwide are using NJPA to purchase equipment off of competitively-bid and nationally-leveraged contracts.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the time and cost-saving benefits of using nationally-bid contracts for purchasing.
    2. Examine how NJPA membership could streamline and improve your equipment purchase process.
    3. Revamp the purchasing process to create new opportunities for equipment selection and pricing.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Perttula
      Contract Manager,  National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA),  Staples,  MN

    Category:
    • Management
    • Fleet Services

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Discover how to identify green vehicle funding sources at the federal, state, and local levels and effective strategies to remain abreast of current green vehicle funding opportunities. The session will also outline strategies to employ in submitting a successful grant funding proposal, as well as the basic steps to follow when seeking green vehicle funding.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify green vehicle grant funding sources and discover how to remain on top of what grant funding opportunities are available.
    2. Discover the basic steps to submitting a successful green vehicle funding proposal.
    3. Create and submit a successful green vehicle funding proposal.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Richard E. Battersby, CAFM, CPFP
      Equipment Services Manager,  City of Oakland,  Fairfield,  CA

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Fleet Services Committee Fleet facilities that need to be fuel flexible can be retrofitted with limited budgets. Find out the differences between the properties of gasoline/diesel and compressed natural gas/liquefied natural gas that influence garage design and retrofits.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss what makes CNG/LNG fuels different from gasoline or diesel.
    2. Examine major design elements that need to be incorporated into retrofitting existing garages for CNG/LNG fueled vehicles.
    3. Identify methods to reduce costs for retrofitting existing garages to be fuel flexible.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Thomas E. Tarkowski, PE
      Mechanical Engineer IV,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Fleet Services Committee Fleet creep is seeking to have more backup assets to fill the void when vehicles/equipment are in service more often and for longer periods of time. Discover innovative ways to reduce fleet creep through cross functioning of equipment and other sustainable practices

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Make sustainable equipment optimization choices.
    2. Build strong partnerships to identify processes that can be improved through proper equipment use.
    3. Decide which of the approaches described in this session will work best for your situations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ronald D. Brown, CPFP
      Fleet Maintenance Supervisor,  City of Conover,  Newton,  NC
    • Thomas C. Collins, PWLF
      Deputy Director,  Town of Natick,  Natick,  MA
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Mgr,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Hear from NexTraq CMO, Mark Roberts, as he discusses how the NexTraq's Mobile Application gives you 24/7 access to all the important fleet data you need right from your web-enabled smartphone. Whether you’re in the office or out in the field, you can use emails, alerts and SMS to know exactly how your fleet is performing. You’ll also learn how recent upgrades that have expanded the app’s capabilities have allowed users to shorten their ROI. Mark Roberts, NexTraq

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Tracking vehicle maintenance and controlling fleet costs gets complicated when your maintenance management solution involves in-house garages and outsourced maintenance providers. Explore the issues and how to solve them.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop the right mix of in-house and outsourced maintenance to improve productivity and control costs.
    2. Apply new technology to improve your garage environment and gain tighter control over costs.
    3. Enhance your maintenance solution so it meets expanded territories, shrinking workforce, and changing regulations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Cheryl Graham
      Business Development Manager - State and,  ARI,  Mount Laurel,  NJ
    • Robert W. Hoysgaard, Jr
      Utility Business Development Manager,  ARI/Automotive Resources International,  Mount Laurel,  NJ

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Funding Resources & Budgeting

Leadership

Management

Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Separate fee required. $300 Member, $350 Nonmember (fee includes instruction, materials, and breaks. Lunch will be on your own.) Are your operational performance and productivity levels as high as you want them to be? This workshop is designed to help you examine and evaluate your agency's current management policies and procedures. You'll learn how to target problem areas, identify opportunities, and improve the overall effectiveness of all of your public works operations. If you are already using the Management Practices Manual to prepare for APWA accreditation, the new format will give you hands-on training. This workshop is designed for public works directors, managers, supervisors, and accreditation managers, as well as municipal administrators performing public works functions.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement a self assessment process for your agency to benchmark overall performance and productivity.
    2. Use the Public Works Management Practices Manual as a tool to develop or improve existing practices.
    3. Identify opportunities to imporve the overall effectiveness of your public works operation and increase employee morale.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ann Daniels
      Director of Accreditation,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management
Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    In most communities, the homeowner is responsible for the repair/replacement of water and sewer lines. The City of Tempe, Arizona has a subscription-based opt-in service line protection program (SLiPP) that provides financial assistance for repairs and replacement.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the key components for developing a service line protection program.
    2. Increase and diversify your city's revenue stream by implementing a SLiPP.
    3. Expand the provision of value-added services for your residents without increasing the budget.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Don Bessler, PWLF
      Public Works Director,  City of Tempe,  Tempe,  AZ
    • Wendy Springborn, MBA, PWE, PWLF
      Engineering Services Manager,  City of Tempe,  Tempe,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management
    • Water / Waste Water

    In this era of limited resources, community cost-sharing programs are a unique tool for tapping into the valuable resource of volunteerism. The City of Austin’s program includes in-kind labor contributions, and donations of professional services, materials, or funding.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve public works community relations and citizen support through grass-roots partnerships.
    2. Enhance public funding by leveraging community participation.
    3. Resolve issues through citizen-driven projects that promote innovation and creativity.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Keri R. Burchard-Juarez, PE, PMP
      Assistant Director Public Works Department,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX
    • Sara Hartley
      Communications and Marketing Manager,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Management

    Discover how public works professionals from around the world can collaborate and learn from each other using social networking applications. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) will describe the platforms and “apps” they have made available for international professional networking.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Set up a public works professional networking "APP" on your smartphone.
    2. Participate in an international exchange of ideas and experiences in public works.
    3. Collaborate with your international peers in areas such as asset management, fleet management, climate change, parks and recreation management, and road safety.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Chris Champion, CPEng
      Director International,  IPWEA/Inst of PW Engr - Australia,  Northmead Sydney,  NSW

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

    What does it take to lead a public works agency in today’s challenging times? What does a city manager look for in hiring a public works director? Find out what life at the top is really like and the steps you need to take to earn a public works leadership position.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine whether or not being the boss is the right fit for you.
    2. Develop a strategy for career advancement in local government.
    3. Identify the skills needed to be a leader in the public sector.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Susan M. Hann, AICP,PE,PWLF
      Director, Planning & Project Management,  Brevard Public Schools,  Malabar,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Who doesn't think being more sustainable is a good idea? But believing that doesn't make it happen and even having a sustainability initiative doesn't mean that projects and operations are moving forward in more efficient, economical, and more environmentally/socially responsible ways. Learn about concepts, tools, and rating systems for good management, continuous improvement, and measuring accomplishments.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage the risks of incorporating more sustainable practices into public works programs and projects.
    2. Evaluate the results of your sustainability efforts using new tools and rating systems.
    3. Plan for continued program and project improvement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Gary F. Demich
      National Director of Sustainability,  HW Lochner, Inc,  Olympia,  WA

    Category:
    • Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    The APWA Accreditation Program is a premier tool for public works agencies, departments, special districts, utilities, and other public works related-agencies, to utilize in comparing their own policies, plans, procedures, and practices to national standards. This process provides a systematic and comprehensive tool for reviewing existing practices, determining what the agency is doing well, and then what they can do better to be well organized and managed. Successful agencies will provide information on how they worked through the process, what they have gained from it, and how others can benefit.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identifying the value of the accreditation program to agencies who have been accredited.
    2. Providing case studies of successful programs.
    3. Determining the value of the program for agencies of all sizes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ann Daniels
      Director of Accreditation,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO
    • John D. Glascock, PE
      Deputy City Manager,  City of Columbia MO,  Columbia,  MO
    • Marri Lundquist, PMP
      SPECIAL PROGRAMS MANAGER,  Mohave County, AZ,  Kingman,  AZ
    • Matt Taylor
      SERVICE DIRECTOR,  Union Township, OH,  Cincinnati,  OH
    • Matthew F. Villareale
      Assistant Public Works Director,  Prince William County, VA,  Prince William,  VA

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Engineering and Technology Committee Public concerns for accountability and sustainability, federal mandates, and new technologies are driving a growing interest in performance-based management for public works. Discover how to select performance metrics and targets and make the shift to performance-based management.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the value of performance-based management.
    2. Conceptualize how an organization can go about adopting performance-based management.
    3. Lead an organization to including performance-based management as a strategic initiative.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Andrew C. Lemer, PhD
      Senior Program Officer,  Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Management

    Tired of not getting the brand of equipment you wanted because you had to go low bid? Frustrated that the requisition and RFP processes take so long? The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a government agency that assists public works agencies in purchasing everything from street sweepers to sewer vacs. Cities and counties nationwide are using NJPA to purchase equipment off of competitively-bid and nationally-leveraged contracts.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the time and cost-saving benefits of using nationally-bid contracts for purchasing.
    2. Examine how NJPA membership could streamline and improve your equipment purchase process.
    3. Revamp the purchasing process to create new opportunities for equipment selection and pricing.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Perttula
      Contract Manager,  National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA),  Staples,  MN

    Category:
    • Management
    • Fleet Services

    Recognizing that it is imperative that institutional knowledge be passed on to the next generation of leaders, the City of Thousand Oaks has developed an Employee Leadership Academy, a Mentoring Program, and outreach and internships with local colleges and high schools.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Employ new strategies for attracting and retaining young professionals.
    2. Develop a more robust succession planning program.
    3. Generate interest outside the organization in public works careers.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jay T. Spurgin, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Thousand Oaks,  Thousand Oaks,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities and Rural Communities Committee Public works departments in small cities and rural communities often face challenges for building community support for critical services that are often taken for granted. Come to this session prepared to participate and share best practices and lessons learned for engaging citizens, businesses, and elected officials and building support public works services and projects.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover methods to build community support for public works services and projects.
    2. Assess methods described in this session for applicability and utilization in your own community.
    3. Determine a strategy to engage your community and build a constituency to support your delivery of critical, but often forgotten, public works services.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Stan Brown, PE, PWLF
      City Manager,  City of Oakwood,  Oakwood,  GA
    • William P. Hadley
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  Town of Lexington,  Lexington,  MA
    • David J. Pinsonneault
      DPW Director,  Town of Lexington Dept of PW,  Lexington,  MA
    • Lori Wunsch
      Administrative Supervisor,  City of Wausau,  Wausau,  WI

    Category:
    • Management

    Is your agency losing key staff through downsizing and baby boomers reaching retirement age? Many cities and counties are expanding their use of on-call service contracts and staff augmentation services. Get tips for consultant selection and staffing flexibility.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize factors that contribute to today’s changing work environment.
    2. Identify the benefits of on-call or and staff augmentation contracts to provide consultant services.
    3. Establish efficient procedures for recruiting and retaining management and design consultants.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert S. Guletz, PE
      VP Eng and Municipal Service,  Harris & Associates,  Albany,  CA
    • Michael W. Throne, MPA, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Rancho Palos Verdes,  Rancho Palos Verdes,  CA
    • Vitaly B. Troyan, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS (RET),  City of Oakland,  San Rafael,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

    Airports have streets, water, sewer lines, buildings and landscapes too. Using the 2008 Public Works Administration Manual, the Daytona Beach International Airport implemented a systems approach to develop a proactive asset maintenance system.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the components of a successful systems approach that can be applied to any public works asset.
    2. Recognize the cost savings that can be generated from using the APWA Public Works Administration Manual.
    3. Enhance operational efficiencies through a systematic approach.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Steve Cooke
      Director of Business Development,  Daytona Beach International Airport,
    • Harry C. Lorick, PE, PTOE, PWLF
      Principal/President,  LA Consulting, Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The beautiful cable-stayed bridge that adorns the Boston skyline and the accompanying park along the Charles River represent a good guide for publically funded projects in handling mitigation, budgeting, and public participation concerns.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the key elements of public participation.
    2. Analyze competing interests and employ the art of compromise in public process.
    3. Develop a negotiation strategy for agreement among diverse interests.


    SPEAKERS:
    • M. Ilyas Bhatti, P.E., DWRE, M.ASCE
      Associate Professor,  Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Boston,  MA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Management
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

        Ethics
    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Ethical violations find their roots in an organization's culture. The public may accept good faith efforts that fall short, but will not trust public employees and organizations that do little to endorse public service values and ethics. Examine how an organizational code of ethics can be the "map" setting direction that permeates the tools and perspective for ethical decision making by employees at all levels.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the value of creating an individual ethical perspective for professional decisions and activities.
    2. Identify the core components of an organizational code of ethics.
    3. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive organizational culture.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Vanessa Conrad
      Principal Administrative Analyst,  SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise, Planning & Regulatory Compliance,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Donal Hartman, Jr
      Retired,  Montpelier,  VT

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Implementing asset management for public works helps move public organizations forward on their journey toward sustainability. Asset management practices in New Zealand will be discussed including focusing on the service the asset provides to the community and not just the asset itself.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess environmental, social and economic infrastructure asset levels of service.
    2. Develop an integrated risk assessment framework specific to your organization.
    3. Compare risk across a range of activities in an objective way, leading to more sustainable infrastructure management.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Neil Cook
      President,  INGENIUM,  Wellington,  New Zealand

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee Throughout the United States, municipal governments have realized the benefits of creating public/private partnerships to manage solid waste. The City of Phoenix Solid Waste Program has forged regional partnerships with other governmental agencies as well as the private-sector in order lower operational costs and improve the quality of service to residents.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive public-private partnership.
    2. Advise on contractual arrangements between governments and private sector service providers.
    3. Make a judgment on the future of the relationship between the public and private sectors.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Johnnie Perkins
      West Region Director of Marketing and Municipal Services,  Republic Services,  Pleasanton,  CA
    • John A. Trujillo
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Phoenix,  Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Management

    CPWA’s President Darwin Durnie and Advocacy Consultant Brent Colbert will update the audience on current advocacy for infrastructure issues in Canada. Included will be reports from several collaborative efforts made this year, including the Municipal Infrastructure Forum and the Report Card for Infrastructure.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify opportunities for collaboratiion.
    2. Examine infrastructure issues in Canada.
    3. Evaluate the Issues Identified in the Report Card for Infrastructure.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brent Colbert
       Tactix Government Consulting Inc,  Ottawa,  ON
    • Darwin K. Durnie, PWLF
      Director, Business Development,  Stantec Consulting Ltd,  Red Deer,  AB

    Category:
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Discover how Accela's new Work Crew app allows your team to spend more time in the field and less time behind desks. Manage and create work orders and conditional assessments, locate jobs on a map, scan asset IDs and add notes and photos - all from your iPhone or iPad (Android and Windows Phone coming soon). Optimized for today's touch-enabled devices, Accela Work Crew delivers the power of Accela Automation to your fingertips. Chuck Spink, Accela, Inc.

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Opportunities for improving efficiency within local governments are more tangible than ever with the latest innovations in geospatial technologies. In this session, Rick Gosalvez of Trimble will provide an overview of broad-sweeping advances in geospatial technology that are revolutionizing municipal activities, including change monitoring, urban forestry, weed abatement and infrastructure mapping. Rick Gosalvez, Trimble Navigation

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve productivity and cut costs using technologies that touch multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    2. Identify how geospatial technologies are transforming local governments and public works operations.
    3. Implement streamlined workflows - from collecting to serving data and facilitating timely and compliant decision making.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 27, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) William J. (Bill) Bertera, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), will discuss ISI and the new prototype tool to rate the sustainability of a civil infrastructure project at any point in its life cycle, and to relate that assessment to other infrastructure assets and needs. The tool factors in not only engineering and construction elements, but environmental, legal, social and economic variables. The tool is called EnvISIon™ and its purpose is to help facilitate the public discussion of what constitutes sustainable infrastructure in your community and to assist public works professionals in implementing those goals. William J. Bertera is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He is the former Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation, the Rebuild America Coalition and the American Public Works Association. He has also held senior executive and management positions with the International City Management Association, the National Association of Counties and the National Solid Wastes Management Association. He has a BS degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration.

    Room :  204B

    SPEAKERS:
    • William J. Bertera
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Management

    (Ticketed Event - separate fee and pre-registration required) Carol S. Armstrong, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Los Angeles River Project will review how the City and County of Los Angeles are working together to revitalize the LA River with a 51-mile network of parks, trails, open space, and other recreational, historical, and cultural amenities. The effort has a 20 to 50 year build-out horizon and is expected to cost more than $5 billion, involving many public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations. This presentation will highlight progress in implementing the City's LA River Revitalization Master Plan -- 6 years since its adoption by the LA City Council.

    Room :  204C

    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Carol S. Armstrong, PhD
      Los Angeles River Project,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities Rural Communities Committee The public works profession is very rewarding. I enjoy coming to work...most of the time. But, find out what motivates me to contribute my best and what causes me to update my resume. Take this opportunity to listen to what I have to say. If you unleash me, you’ll be surprised at what I am capable of doing.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify what motivates workers to do their best.
    2. Discuss from the employee’s perspective what makes a good boss.
    3. Explain how generational differences can impact the supervisor / employee relationship.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Don Bruey
      Retired Director of Public Works,  Ogden,  UT

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Weighing the needs of the many vs. the few; choosing between reactive and proactive maintenance options amid political pressure; balancing capital improvement needs against environmental impacts. Join this discussion on how competing values can be balanced and the greater public good defined.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the competing values of the public, your organization, and yourself can impact policy decisions.
    2. Modify your decision-making process to incorporate a better understanding of the "greater good".
    3. Participate more effectively in the policy making process for a share of the limited Public Works resource pie.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John Lisenko, PWLF
      Retired,  Richmond,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Thanks to a combination of advancing technology and economic factors, state of the art of equipment operator training has advanced significantly in the last few years. This presentation will provide you with a valuable overview of recent technology developments in the field of training, including web-based delivery of training programs, PC-based simulation, blended curricula, inexpensive (open source) learning management systems and delivery of training materials to mobile devices in the field.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate emerging training technologies for potential fit in their firms.
    2. Identify tools and technologies that may be a good fit for their companys' training programs.
    3. Select training tools that will help them increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their operator training.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Chuck Frey
      Marketing Manager,  VISTA Training,  Waterford,  WI

    Category:
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Pierce County, Washington, has successfully deployed three shared responsibility strategies to help stakeholders, customers, contractors, and employees recognize themselves as co-creators and co-implementers of public projects. Through shared responsibility, engagement, and work happen simultaneously.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Select customer and stakeholder engagement and participation strategies that result in shared effort and responsibility.
    2. Experiment with alternative approaches which include customers and stakeholders in core project management roles.
    3. Design and use tools that transform visionary recommendations into prioritized implementation actions.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Steve C. Wamback, MPA, PWLF
      SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR,  Pierce County Public Works & Utilities,  Tacoma,  WA

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the Public Works Historical Society Having recently celebrated its 100th year of operations, the Port of Long Beach has a rich history of community support, leadership in Western Hemisphere port innovation, and environmental program implementation. This session will focus on the challenges of oil discovery in the Harbor in the mid-1930s, the innovations in container shipping and the impacts of naval base closures at the end of the Cold War, along with a focus on the critical interface with urban neighborhoods and Port development in Long Beach. This session is recommended for those planning to participate in Wednesday’s Port of Long Beach Boat Tour.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the Port of Long Beach has balanced the global economic market demands of their business with the local community Interests in safety and livability.
    2. Recognize the challenges and opportunities presented by the discovery of oil in Long Beach Harbor.
    3. Discuss how the Port of Long Beach's focus on green operating strategies and technologies has made it an international leader in sustainability.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Christine F. Andersen, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Santa Barbara, CA,  Santa Barbara,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Diversity Committee Representatives from the three generations currently in the workforce will offer tools for communicating more effectively with coworkers from any generation.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review common generational stereotypes and discern how the actual traits of each generation influence specific behaviors.
    2. Discover how to look beyond generational stereotypes and focus on solutions beneficial to everyone.
    3. Create a culture that allows each generation to function productively while maintaining flexibility, mutual respect, and open communication.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Barbara Chongtoua, PE, CFM
      Senior Project Engineer DCM,  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO
    • Charles R. Jordan, MPA, PWE
      Asst Dir/Facilities Mgr,  City of Largo, Florida,  Largo,  FL
    • Carl L. Quiram, PE,PWLF
      Regional Manager of Env. Eng.,  Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc,  Manchester,  NH

    Category:
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The core temperature of the human body is 98.6. Even a few degrees of variation will result in significant physiological changes. Similarly, the inability of a project manager to sort through the flack, remain calm, and make the important decisions while under the stress of an irate public, disappointed boss, diminishing budget and vanishing schedule can jeopardize the project. In both the survival situation and in project management; training, planning, having access to some simple tools and having the ability to anticipate and improvise are essential.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the leading causes of project failure and develop effective means of mitigating their impact
    2. Communicate more effectively with the public and elected officials as well as to anticipate project challenges that may jeapordize project success
    3. Control project risk factors that could impact both the success of the project and the reputation of the agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael S. Ellegood, PE
      Senior Consultant,  PSMJ Resources, Inc.,  Prescott,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    To make construction more efficient, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission joined with 16 municipalities, the regional wastewater treatment facility, and the sanitation district to develop Regional Construction Standards for the rights-of-way that have simplified bidding and construction administration, reduced costs, and improved safety.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire an understanding of the level of effort involved in developing an maintaining regional construction standards for work in rights-of-way.
    2. Set up the framework for establishing a regional construction standards program.
    3. Identify the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert A. Sciacchitano
       CDM Smith,  Virginia Beach,  VA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

    Your agency has a website and active Facebook and Twitter accounts. But have you forgotten the image benefits of excellent customer service? Join this exploration of five ways to improve customer service.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create changes in the way your organization looks at customer service.
    2. Promote and publicize your department using branding and messaging.
    3. Recognize the value of public works' role in emergency response and its importance in building a positive public image.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert E. Scott
      Operations Manager,  City of Danville Public Works,  Danville,  IL

    Category:
    • Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    In today's world, the criteria for project success includes not only technical merit, but also effective stakeholder consultation and outreach. Explore the approaches used by the City of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Program.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore altnative approaches to stakeholder interaction.
    2. Discover the steps to proactive engagement, reaching out to address issues, not just dealing with after the fact complaints.
    3. Discover the benefits of implementing pilot programs to obtain community feedback.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tony Petrucci, P Eng
      Principal, Water,  Stantec,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management

    Sponsored by the APWA International Affairs Committee Hear case studies and hear firsthand about the experiences of APWA’s Global Solutions participants and the challenges and opportunities in developing an exciting tour. Attendees will also learn the steps needed to organize their own Global Solutions tours.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and evaluate international opportunities that may provide solutions to local public works challenges.
    2. Apply the knowledge and lessons learned by Global Solutions participants.
    3. Develop your own Global Solutions tour that meets the IAC program criteria, responds to local and regional publc works challenges, or supports public works outreach and mentoring.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert Cantoreggi
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Franklin,  Franklin,  MA
    • Eric J. Labelle, PE, PWLF
      Public Service Director,  Town of Kennebunk Maine,  Kennebunk,  ME
    • Richard P. Merson, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  Town of Needham,  Needham,  MA
    • Mary Louise Monahan
      PW Specialist,  Fuss & O'Neill,  West Springfield,  MA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Discover the tools Newport News, Virginia used to implement its robust sustainability initiative, including APWA’s Center for Sustainability Framework, ISO 14001, Franklin Covey’s 4 Disciplines of Execution, and the National Step Process.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify benchmarking tools for sustainability initiatives.
    2. Develop a Sustainability Action Plan.
    3. Determine strategies to gauge sustainability performance.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Marcus Leeper
      Public Works, Environmental Management System Coordinator,  City of Newport News Department of Public Works,  Newport News,  VA
    • Jennifer O. Privette
      SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER,  City of Newport News,  Newport News,  VA

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Participate in this facilitated discussion where all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share solutions about the emerging trends, challenges, and strategies facing public works professionals around the world. Finding common ground among the issues which face our leaders, attendees will seek and share insights, perspectives, and solutions among themselves.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore and experiment with peer-identified strategies for preparing for and responding to public works challenges and trends.
    2. Build on your professional network for connecting and engaging with your peers on common issues.
    3. Recommend topics for future research by the Leadership and Management Trends, Challenges, and Strategies Subcommittee.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jill M. Marilley, PE, PWLF
      Senior Project Manager,  HDR,  Shoreline,  WA
    • Naneil R. Newlon
      Director of Public Works,  Village of Downers Grove,  Downers Grove,  IL
    • Sherri B. Zimmerman
      Asst Professor & Managing Dir,  Indiana University of PA,  Harrisburg,  PA

    Category:
    • Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) Speaker: Adel H. Hagekahalil, PE, BCEE, Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles, CA As Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Adel Hagekahalil is responsible for wastewater collection system management, stormwater and watershed protection, water quality compliance, facilities, and advance planning. Under his direction, the City has prepared an award-wining Water Integrated Resources Plan for the year 2020 which relies on public input and participation and integrates water supply, water reuse, water conservation, and stormwater management with wastewater facilities planning using a regional watershed approach. Adel is committed to working collaboratively and transparently with various community groups to enhance the quality of neighborhood life, meet today’s needs, and address tomorrow’s challenges.

    Room :  204C

    SPEAKERS:
    • Adel H. Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE
      Assistant Director,  LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    LCPtracker’s software solutions can be your agency’s keys to compliance. Participants will learn how this versatile software can be used to collect, verify and manage contractor’s and subcontractor’s wage and related labor compliance documentation. Discover how, compared with traditional management solutions, LCPtracker’s web-hosted electronic system saves time and reduces risk and reams of paper. Mark Douglas, LCPtracker

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Validate Davis-Bacon prevailing wage regulations efficiently.
    2. Increase administrative efficiency by up to 80% using LCPtracker technology.
    3. Upload any form or document using online web-based submission.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Developing and maintaining a learning system that is sustainable and keeps employees engaged throughout the continuum, from new hire to retirement, can be a challenge. Take advantage of these two case studies about establishing organizational training systems.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize and develop skill sets/competencies for public works positions.
    2. Provide instruction for employees using positional skill sets/competencies.
    3. Assess and qualify employees in mission critical job classifications.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kirsten Hurley
      Market and Partner Development Coordinator,  Center for Municipal Excellence,  Edmond,  OK
    • Linda Karen Lightner
      Curriculum Development Specialist,  Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Center for Municipal Excellence,  Edmond,  OK
    • James Allen Mcpherson
      Technical Training Coordinator,  Union Sanitary District,  Union City,  CA
    • Keith Stewart
      Field Services Superintendent,  City of Edmond,  Edmond,  OK

    Category:
    • Management

    Lessons learned from those who have made it to the top. That’s what you can expect from this extraordinary panel of women in the public works profession. Get insight into the thinking behind their career decisions, the importance of finding the right mentor, and challenges met and resolved.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize and implement actions that will lead to a successful career in public works.
    2. Participate in networking with women who have achieved professional and personal success.
    3. Identify career pitfalls and missteps that can affect women in public works.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      Interim Executive Director,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Susan M. Hann, AICP,PE,PWLF
      Director, Planning & Project Management,  Brevard Public Schools,  Malabar,  FL
    • Cora Jackson-Fossett
      Retired,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Erin L. Jones
      Planning Manager,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX
    • Pamela Manning
      Business Relations Representative,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Linda Petelka, BSC, PWLF
       Load Covering Solution,  Burlington,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Discover how to develop coaching skills that redirect unproductive behaviors and provide ways for employees to be more self-reliant when dealing with multiple generations in the workplace.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze the impacts of a multigenerational workforce on leaders, teams, and organizations and the solutions to lead your organization forward.
    2. Communicate effectively to engage employees, increase productivity, and reduce conflict.
    3. Improve individual employee performance.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeannette Austin
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Public Works Association of BC,  Vancouver,  BC
    • Bob Smith, ASCT
      Director of Operations,  District of Squamish,  Squamish,  BC

    Category:
    • Management

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Performance measurement is often looked at with fear by managers, but any department that wants to improve needs to embrace it. Discover how to get started and how appropriate measures can guide you to better public works service provision.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Choose appropriate measurements.
    2. Evaluate measurement results.
    3. Develop strategies for improvement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dan J. Hartman, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Golden,  Golden,  CO
    • Vitaly B. Troyan, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS (RET),  City of Oakland,  San Rafael,  CA
    • Fair Yeager
      Principal Project Manager,  CH2M HILL,  Tempe,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    The County of Los Angeles is home to more than 10,000,000 people. Learn how its public works department integrates the 88 incorporated cities into the county's capital improvement projects as well as shared professional services and routine maintenance of infrastructure.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Challenge the status quo of how work gets accomplished by utilizing shared resources.
    2. Ask questions on the concept and delivery of shared services to experienced experts.
    3. Improve productivity with a newer concept of service delivery.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Wally Hill
      Assistant Chief Operating Officer,  City of San Diego,  San Diego,  CA
    • Pamela Manning
      Business Relations Representative,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Sam Olivito
      Executive Director,  California Contract Cities Association,  Downey,  CA
    • David Pilker
      Principal Engineer & Head of City Services,  County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works,  Cabazon,  CA
    • Lisa Ann Rapp, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Lakewood,  Lakewood,  CA
    • Daniel Rix, PE
      City Engineer,  City of Pasadena,  Pasadena,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

    Discover how the Los Angeles County Public Works Department utilizes effective, coordinated and proactive communication to ensure transparency, develop a better public understanding of public works roles and responsibilities, and to tell the public works story.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Build an effective strategic communications program.
    2. Implement strategic communications into everyday operations and as part of emergency response efforts.
    3. Implement strategic communications tools that positively impact the department.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gail Farber
      Director of Public Works,  LA County CA, Dept of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Bob Spencer
      Chief, Public Affairs,  Los Angeles County CA, Deptartment of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 7:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 6:45AM All aboard for this Port of Long Beach Boat Tour! For nearly a century, people have come to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to enjoy the spectacle of giant cargo ships being loaded and unloaded with exotic trade goods. Today more than $100 billion in goods enter and leave the country from the Port of Long Beach each year. More than 5,300 vessels use the port annually making the Port of Long Beach the 18th busiest container cargo port in the world and the 2nd busiest in the nation. The port is comprised of 3200 acres of land, 10 piers, 80 berths, and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. Something is always going on at this major gateway for trade with Asia, so join us for this interesting insight into this major transportation and trade center.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the challenges of accomodating 5,300 vessels annually.
    2. Identify the technologies used to manage this busy port.
    3. Discover what the Port is doing to improve the environment, including adopting the Green Port Policy.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Find out how the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) uses scoreboarding to identify organizational performance measurements and provide visual feedback for employees. This process has made lasting improvements and helped create a culture of transparency at MCDOT.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve better performance through visual metrics (scoreboarding).
    2. Create improved processes within the agency that lead to success.
    3. Establish a higher benchmark level to which employees may aspire.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John B. Hauskins, PWLF
       Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works presents its Risk Management System (RMS), which includes a dashboard and reports that are used to track the progress of corrective action plans (CAP) developed to reduce or eliminate future claims and lawsuits against the department.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply risk management principles to reduce liability.
    2. Acquire information on corrective action plans to avoid future liability.
    3. Adapt inspection practices to better manage risk.


    SPEAKERS:

    • Dave Diotalevi
      Principal Engineer,  County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Dean Lehman, PE
      Assistant Deputy Director,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Robert Scharf
      Principle Engineer,  County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Explore the process and results experienced by the public works department of St. Charles, Missouri, in using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) as the basis for developing its DIY Project Management System.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Translate St. Charles' use of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas to any public works project.
    2. Identify tools and techniques that can improve project management in your organization.
    3. Implement elements of a formal project management system that improve the cost, timeliness, and quality of public works projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kevin N. Corwin
      City Engineer,  City of St. Charles,  Saint Charles,  MO

    Category:
    • Management

    Being a proactive, accommodating, and media-savvy public works director can help your city by shaping public opinion, which is directly linked to political support. This session will help you learn how to develop a good relationship and comfort level with the media.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Interview effectively for print, television, and radio.
    2. Communicate an effective message to the media.
    3. Draft an effective press release.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jildardo Arias, PE
      CITY ENGINEER,  City of Pampa,  Pampa,  TX
    • Donald F. Hooper, CPM
      Director of Public Works,  City of Pampa,  Pampa,  TX

    Category:
    • Management

Parks and Grounds

Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    This presentation will discuss sidewalk asset management and ADA compliance in the right-of-way. Participants will hear anecdotal data on repair methods used around the country based on data from hundreds of municipalities. Learn which techniques are most effective when it comes to issues such as longevity, compliance, environmental impact and integration. Matthew Haney, Precision Concrete Cutting

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the various repair techniques used and objectively determine pros and cons of each.
    2. Analyze current methods and determine best practice methods that would work best within their department.
    3. Identify the importance of GIS integration, use of technology and creating an auditable asset management program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Parks and Grounds

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The beautiful cable-stayed bridge that adorns the Boston skyline and the accompanying park along the Charles River represent a good guide for publically funded projects in handling mitigation, budgeting, and public participation concerns.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the key elements of public participation.
    2. Analyze competing interests and employ the art of compromise in public process.
    3. Develop a negotiation strategy for agreement among diverse interests.


    SPEAKERS:
    • M. Ilyas Bhatti, P.E., DWRE, M.ASCE
      Associate Professor,  Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Boston,  MA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Management
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Facilities & Grounds Committee Trees are valuable infrastructure assets that deserve equal consideration during the planning and implementation of public construction projects. Discover tried-and-true and new methods to protect trees during road, utility, and building improvement projects. Corrective measures to minimize tree decline and loss after construction will also be discussed. In addition, APWA’s newest pocket guide on this subject will be debuted.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create a tree protection plan as an integral part of public infrastructure construction and improvement projects.
    2. Explore corrective measures that can be taken to save trees if they are damaged for both public safety and environmental benefits reasons.
    3. Use APWA’s newest Pocket Guide on tree protection during construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jennifer Gulick, MA
      Senior Consulting Urban Forester,  Davey Resource Group,  Walton,  KY

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The new pollution control facility at The National Arboretum serves as an excellent case study for examining approaches to determining stormwater control best management practices and for assessing the ISI EnvisionTM sustainability rating tool.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Use technology centers and clearinghouses to determine BMP applications.
    2. Apply lessons learned and insights from other projects to improve designs and shorten schedules.
    3. Assess the ISI EnvisionTM rating approach as it applies to facility construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kenneth M. Eyre, PE
      SENIOR ASSOCIATE,  Greeley and Hansen,  Alexandria,  VA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    During this session, presenters will help explain the requirements for accessible construction practices from both MUTCD and PROWAG. Participants will learn how to design and build accessible sidewalk closures and alternate pedestrian routes while also getting a hands-on look at model construction plans and model permits Tim Cox, Plastic Safety Systems, Inc.

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Minimize exposure to accessibility lawsuits by ensuring ADA compliance during sidewalk construction.
    2. Inspect sidewalk construction for ADA compliance.
    3. Design accessible sidewalk closures and pedestrian alternate routes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Parks and Grounds

Snow and Ice

Monday, August 27, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Optimized routing for maintenance operations is a new frontier for organizational efficiency. Learn how one mid-sized Colorado city increased efficiency by 28-40% through applying computerized routing algorithms and guided-driver technology to their snow removal program. Learn how your organization can enhance existing services or reduce needed resources by implementing optimized routing. Monty Sedlak, CH2M Hill

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify service areas that would benefit from optimized routing.
    2. Apply leading-edge technologies to maintenance operations for improved efficiency.
    3. Reduce time and costs for critical and essential maintenance activities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Engineering and Technology

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee This session brings together experts in winter maintenance, project planning, and project construction to share their experiences and ideas that can help planners develop projects that fit the needs of the transportation community without sacrificing winter maintenance.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the impact that design and construction of transportation facilities can have on the ability to perform winter maintenance.
    2. Compare alternative design concepts and the impact they have on public safety and mobility during winter.
    3. Educate other planners on the impacts design considerations will have on winter maintenance.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Lynn J. Bernhard, PE, PSE
      Methods Engineer,  Utah DOT,  Salt Lake City,  UT
    • R. Mark DeVries
      Application Expert,  Vaisala Inc,  Marengo,  IL
    • Wally R. Dittrich
      Design Manager,  Village of Lincolnshire,  Lincolnshire,  IL
    • Benjamin J. Jordan, PE, PWLF
      WI LTAP Program Director,  University of Wisconsin-Madison EPD,  Madison,  WI

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

Solid Waste

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    The average single-use plastic bag is used for 12 minutes and then released to create disposal problems, clog waterways, and damage marine ecosystems and wildlife. Are ordinances restricting the use of single-use bags effective?

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a program that encourages the use of reusable bags and restricts single-use bags.
    2. Review single-use bag restriction ordinances implemented by other communities.
    3. Examine the outreach efforts and community concerns, plus the cost issues and savings associated with implementing the "Bag the Plastic" program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mark Bowers
      Solid Waste Programs Division Manager,  City of Sunnyvale,  Sunnyvale,  CA
    • Matthew Maddox
      Environmental Planner,  Rincon Consultants,  San Luis Obispo,  CA
    • Josephine Miller
      Environmental Analyst,  City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment,  Santa Monica,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    The County of Los Angeles has replaced an open market trash collection system with a series of franchise and non-exclusive franchise agreements. Using competitive bidding, 21 customized exclusive residential franchises have been implemented, reducing monthly trash bills. The commercial sector trash collection will switch to franchising in 2012.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Benefit from the lessons learned by Los Angeles County in implementing a franchise system.
    2. Discover the key concepts that need to be included in trash collection agreements.
    3. Examine how Los Angeles County created an effective public outreach and recycling program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Paul Alva, PE, MPA
      Senior Civil Engineer,  Los Angeles County Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Los Angeles County is implementing three demonstration projects for conversion of solid waste into electricity, biofuels, and other beneficial products. Each project will use a different technology and process feedstock composed of post-recycled residual MSW.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Perform a technology and site analysis, identifying the unique needs of your jurisdiction.
    2. Create an effective outreach program, educating decision makers and the public on the benefits of conversion technologies and dispelling misconceptions.
    3. Discuss the regulatory, social, and economic obstacles facing the development of conversion technologies and identify what jurisdictions can do to mitigate those challenges.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Pat A. Proano
      Assistant Deputy Director, Environmental Programs Division,  Los Angeles County Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee Throughout the United States, municipal governments have realized the benefits of creating public/private partnerships to manage solid waste. The City of Phoenix Solid Waste Program has forged regional partnerships with other governmental agencies as well as the private-sector in order lower operational costs and improve the quality of service to residents.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive public-private partnership.
    2. Advise on contractual arrangements between governments and private sector service providers.
    3. Make a judgment on the future of the relationship between the public and private sectors.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Johnnie Perkins
      West Region Director of Marketing and Municipal Services,  Republic Services,  Pleasanton,  CA
    • John A. Trujillo
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Phoenix,  Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Management

Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Zero Waste = diverting at least 90% of waste generated from all sources away from the landfill . Examine innovative strategies for achieving zero waste; review zero waste plans adopted by others; get tips for creating the awareness, acceptance, and behavioral changes necessary for a sustainable future.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize and establish zero waste goals for your community.
    2. Determine the best approach for achieving zero waste.
    3. Develop a zero waste planning project that meets the specific needs of your community.


    SPEAKERS:

    • Michelle P. Leonard
      Vice President,  HDR Engineering,  Pasadena,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Monday, August 27, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Learn about the state-of-the art biowaste facilities developed in the Czech Republic and other countries in the European Union. Find out how these facilities were established and the EU directives that are impacting both current practice and future trends.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve your knowledge about biowaste and renewable energy.
    2. Compare the features of state-of-the-art biowaste facilities in the EU and Czech Republic.
    3. Develop a plan for your community on how to use biowaste to generate renewable energy.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Helena K. Allison, PWLF
       HAB International,  Davis,  CA
    • Jaroslav Mynar
      Chair,  Czech Public Works Association (CZPWA),  Olomouc,  CZ

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine a cost-benefit analysis that weighs the pros and cons of replacing dumpster-based trash collection in downtown cores with more frequent bag or small container collection. Find out why more and more cities are incorporating these programs in their downtown revitalization efforts.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare real examples of an innovative option to help revitalize downtowns at low cost to cities / communities.
    2. Examine practical pros and cons and how the programs operate.
    3. Assess the results of a quantitative benefit-cost analysis and learn the results of one program and the option's potential for application in your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Juri Freeman
      Project Manager,  Skumatz Economic ResearchAssoc,  Superior,  CO
    • Lisa Skumatz
      Principal,  Skumatz Economic ResearchAssoc,  Superior,  CO

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee Public/private partnerships in the Monterey Bay area are realizing up to 92% waste diversion from special events, tourism businesses, and multi-family facilities.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Build effective regional partnerships and ongoing program capacity.
    2. Plan for and implement recycling programs that achieve results.
    3. Track recycling program outcomes and use data to increase program success.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kirsten Liske
      Vice President, Community Programs,  Ecology Action,  Santa Cruz,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

Storm Water / Flood Control

Sunday, August 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Cities around the country are watching as Kansas City completes construction of the largest "green" Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control project in the nation. The green infrastructure tactics include: street, curb, and sidewalk repairs; traffic calming devices; and green stormwater management features.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how to integrate stormwater controls and community improvements through sustainable design approaches.
    2. Discover the various applications and benefits of using green infrastructure.
    3. Anticipate challenges and determine solutions when retrofitting stormwater controls for older neighborhoods.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David A. Dods
      Senior Environmental Engineer,  URS Corporation,  Overland Park,  KS

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Water / Waste Water

Monday, August 27, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Accurately tracking and predicting future O&M expenditures, while implementing forward-thinking O&M strategies is working for Ventura County. Building on fourteen years of meticulously tracked O&M expenditures, the county calculated just how much each of its wide variety of drainage channels, pipes, pump stations, and dams cost to maintain. A twenty year forecast of flood O&M costs was completed by applying an “aging factor” and predicted inflation rate to the O&M budget.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Challenge your current approach to Public Works O&M.
    2. Apply cost-cutting strategies to Public Works O&M.
    3. Succeed in creating sustainable flood control and public works systems.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Karl Novak, PE
      Deputy Director,  Ventura County CA,  Ventura,  CA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine the effects of changing economic conditions on the watershed dam project near McKinney, Texas. Find out how they handled contractor issues and what methods were used to continue financing of the project.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve an understanding of funding methods a municipality can utilize for projects involving federal and local participation.
    2. Anticipate the warning signs of poor performance from construction contractors and the actions that can be taken to document and correct the issues.
    3. Examine issues and procedures relating to contract default.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael P. Hebert, PE, CFM, CPESC,
      Assistant City Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX
    • Lissa M. Shepard, PE
      CFM Project Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The new pollution control facility at The National Arboretum serves as an excellent case study for examining approaches to determining stormwater control best management practices and for assessing the ISI EnvisionTM sustainability rating tool.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Use technology centers and clearinghouses to determine BMP applications.
    2. Apply lessons learned and insights from other projects to improve designs and shorten schedules.
    3. Assess the ISI EnvisionTM rating approach as it applies to facility construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kenneth M. Eyre, PE
      SENIOR ASSOCIATE,  Greeley and Hansen,  Alexandria,  VA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    During this session, participants will learn how chemical grouts are currently being used world-wide to stop water infiltration, stabilize soil and fill voids. Find out how numerous methods of application have helped these versatile grouts become an ideal solution within the public works community. Jim Gentry, Avanti International

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the chemistry and functionality of several types of grout.
    2. Select the correct grout for the application.
    3. Choose the appropriate application method.


    SPEAKERS:
    • PWX Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA Transportation Committee Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and Low Impact Development (LID) techniques have become standard options and the conversation has moved from how to build them to how to maintain them. Learn from the experts how priorities are established and what’s working and what’s not.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify what maintenance issues your organization can anticipate as you implement Green Infrastructure tools.
    2. Program resources and train staff for these different operations and maintenance tasks.
    3. Develop guidelines to identify key tasks from bioretention, pervious pavement, collection, and filtration facilities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Peg R. Staeheli, ASLA, LEED AP
      PRINCIPAL/SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT,  SvR Design Company,  Seattle,  WA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    APWA's Water Resources Committee has planned an exceptional learning opportunity about stormwater issues geared specifically to the interests of public works professionals. John Kemmerer, Associate Director, Water Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 will offer an overview of why improved control of stormwater discharges is a priority for EPA. Learn how Green Infrastructure (GI) (aka Low Impact Development) provides opportunities to more effectively manage stormwater and discover how municipalities are successfully utilizing GI to achieve multiple benefits. Michael Adackapara, Division Chief, California State Water Board will provide a State of California perspective on regulating stormwater, including a discussion of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approaches. These strategies include the renewal and updating of municipal stormwater permits covering portions of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernadino Counties. He’ll also discuss his Region’s innovative approach for regulating stormwater discharges from scrap metal recyclers. Juli Beth Hinds, Principal, Birchline Planning, LLC will review how in the context of the national stormwater rulemaking and MS4 permit program, EPA has focused on the essential role of municipal zoning ordinances, codes and plans in determining how sites are developed, and whether better stormwater engineering practices such as LID can be implemented. She will review findings on code and ordinance barriers to better stormwater management, present successful approaches for auditing and amending codes to improve LID and source control implementation, and offer suggestions for engineers and public works officials on how to better integrate stormwater management with municipal planning and zoning.