Career and Personal Development

Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
       First Timers Meeting
    If you are attending the APWA Congress for the first time, please join us at the First-Timers Meeting. You’ll hear greetings from the APWA President and Executive Director; learn how to get the most out of your dollar and time investment in Congress; learn all about the educational sessions and tracks that APWA offers; learn how to use the exhibits to your advantage; understand how to scan the Congress program to find what you need; and in the process, make some lifelong acquaintances of public works people from around the world. The First-Timers Meeting is coordinated by the APWA Diversity Committee.

    Room :  801B Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Learn how the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship provides public works professionals with the opportunity of a lifetime; to learn, grow, and explore how other communities abroad approach public works. Enjoy this overview of the fellowship program as well as insight into one 2014 fellow’s experience in New Zealand reviewing emergency management best practices and other aspects of rebuilding New Zealand communities after the 2011 earthquakes.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover how the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program provides professionals with the unique experience of exchanging information and best practices firsthand.
    2. Discuss Emergency Management best practices and response methods utilized by New Zealand communities.
    3. Compare the role of public works professionals as first responders between New Zealand and the United States.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Amanda Millirons, MPA
      ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • Tyler Palmer
      Division Manager,  City of Moscow,  Moscow,  ID

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Delegating tasks is a vital survival skill for managers, whether you manage an entire organization, department, team, or project. Explore how to delegate, have confidence in others, and increase the competence of staff.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore the advantages and benefits of delegating.
    2. Study the rules of the delegation game and learn how to make efficient use of them.
    3. Develop the skills to create results with and through your team.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeannette Austin
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Public Works Association of BC,  Vancouver,  BC

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA's Leadership and Management Committee Ethics are complicated. Sometimes public works professionals are faced with difficult public policy choices that may stretch our ethical boundaries. Discover how to create and maintain an ethical culture in your agency.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create a framework for ethical decision-making.
    2. Determine the appropriate ethical balance that is right for you and your agency’s culture.
    3. Encourage an ethical culture in your agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Susan M. Hann, PE, PWLF, AICP
      CITY MANAGER,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s International Affairs Committee As part of a Jennings Randolph Fellowship study tour, the speaker gained insight into how Australians advocate for the public works profession. She’ll also share with you how public works issues, similar to ones faced in North America, are viewed and managed by our colleagues from down under.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine if the Australian way of advocating for public works, would work for your agency.
    2. Explore how common public works issues are managed in Australia.
    3. Apply the lessons learned from this study tour to your public works agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Elia Twigg
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Sponsored by APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy The 2013 APWA Emerging Leaders Academy conducted a project to research the current state of succession planning in public works. Review their findings about current best practices for succession planning and evaluate your agency’s program against these criteria.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the current best practices for succession planning in public works.
    2. Evaluate your organization’s current succession plan using measurable criteria.
    3. Lead your organization to create and implement a plan for succession, based on industry best practices.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Audley
      Asset System Coordinator,  City of Lenexa,  Lenexa,  KS
    • Jacob W. Gilliland
      Utility Business Analyst,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX
    • Carla W. Harvey
      Program Coordinator,  Berkeley County Government,  Moncks Corner,  SC
    • Francis J. Marinaccio, EIT
      ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER,  City of Newport, Rhode Island,  Newport,  RI
    • Jennifer Nicholson-Roberts
      Assistant To the Director,  City of Kissimmee,  Kissimmee,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Leadership & Management Committee What a good idea! The City of Golden, Colorado has established a Public Works Citizens Academy that engages the public in a 20-hour program to visit facilities, observe equipment, and explains the role of public works in making the community beautiful, livable, and safe.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Establish your own Citizens Academy.
    2. Engage the public by teaching them about public works.
    3. Create citizen champions for public works in your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dan J. Hartman, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Golden,  Golden,  CO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

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    Sponsored by APWA's Diversity Committee Don’t miss this presentation about recruiting and retaining young people from all walks of life into the public works workforce. Chapter outreach into high schools and technical schools, and human resources initiatives for building a diverse workforce will be discussed.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Adopt best practices in chapter outreach programs for pre-college students from all walks of life.
    2. Examine programs that are being implemented across the country for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
    3. Develop your own program for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Caroline E. Barlow, PE
      CIVIL ENGINEER ASSOCIATE,  Murray Smith & Associates Inc,  Everett,  WA
    • Charles E. Pinson
      Safety Manager,  Anderson County,  Anderson,  SC
    • Mark A. Riley, CPM
      SUPERVISOR,  City of Dublin,  Dublin,  OH
    • Catherine D. Schoenenberger
      PRESIDENT,  Stay Safe Traffic Products Inc,  Westford,  MA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

        Your Brain on the Job
    Is multi-tasking an extreme sport? If you or your employees and colleagues are suffering from decision fatigue, brain fog, forgotten appointments, lost keys, sleep deprivation, illness, and absenteeism, attend this session for strategies maintain strength, vitality and productivity.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine how to maintain the strength and vitality of your brain on the job.
    2. Explore how to use your brain to better increase productivity and ensure success.
    3. Discover how decision fatigue is destroying us and acquire some simple easy, practical and cost-free survival strategies.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeannette Austin
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Public Works Association of BC,  Vancouver,  BC

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Through APWA's partnership with People to People International, APWA members visited Cuba in November 2013. This presentation will share the speakers' experiences in Cuba both interacting with Cuban public works professionals and immersing themselves in the Cuban culture.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how American public works responsibilities and Cuban public works responsibilities are similar and different
    2. Review how the Cuban culture differs from North American culture and how it impacts public works
    3. Challenge yourself to learn more about international exchanges of technology and practices for the betterment of all through improved public works


    SPEAKERS:
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      SR CONSULTANT,  TREKK Design Group,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Kimberly R. Robinett
      MANAGING PARTNER,  TREKK Design Group LLC,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Collaborate with fellow Public Works Directors to explore and advocate for solutions to the challenges you face today and will in the future. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with your peers to share insights on best practices, new developments, and successful approaches.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Collaborate with fellow Public Works Directors from across North America in pursuit of solutions to public works challenges.
    2. Discover how to better advocate for public works.
    3. Network with your peers to share insights on best practices


    SPEAKERS:
    • Christopher Evers
      President,  Evers Infrastructure Group LLC,  Saint Petersburg,  FL
    • Charles R. Jordan, MPA PWE
      Asst. Director / Facilities Manager,  City of Largo, Florida,  Largo,  FL
    • Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MGR,  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure,  Johnson City,  TN

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development
Monday, August 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA's Young Professional's Group Both seasoned and young professionals should attend this session that features stories about the complexities of embarking on a public works career. Get a glimpse into the thought processes of young professionals and participate in an open dialogue about navigating the path to success.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Take advantage of the tips and steps discussed during this presentation.
    2. Better interpret the behavior of young professionals and provide guidance for moving into new job environments.
    3. Gain insight into the views of young professionals and of managers in today’s public works organizations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Eric L. Dundee, PE
      Engineer IV,  City of Madison - Engineering Division,  Madison,  WI
    • Therese M. Mersmann, PE
      Capital Projects & Development Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Amanda Millirons, MPA
      ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • M. Rylan Wadsworth
      Public Works Director,  Town of Montreal West,  Montreal-Ouest,  QC

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Certificants from the various APWA Certification programs will share their real-life stories on the challenges of the certification and testing process and the benefits accrued since obtaining their credential. Bring your questions and join in this helpful dialogue.

    Room :  709

    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 as you move forward with your career.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Keith R. Duncan, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  City of Olathe, KS,  Olathe,  KS
    • Becky Stein, CAE
      Certification Manager,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    To have success in your public works career, you need to be able to communicate your ideas not just in written documents but also with words and pictures in live presentations. Get tips from another public works professional on how to be a more effective communicator and leader.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Choose several tools that will help you improve your speaking skills.
    2. Improve your speaking style by enhancing your strong points and minimizing your weaker ones.
    3. Produce better presentations for all types of audiences.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gus Vander Wegen, P Eng
      Project Engineer,  City of Fitchburg,  Fitchburg,  WI

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Separate fee required (see registration form) Concepts that help us understand and value diversity will be considered and compared, using anecdotal stories and experience gained through a career in public works. Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF is a Principal with AMEC Environment & Infrastructure. Her responsibilities with AMEC have included leading the water resource practice area and working with officials from many locations on solving water resource issues. She has been actively involved in APWA since 1986 at both chapter and national levels. Elizabeth served as APWA Board President for the year 2012-2013. She’s been a major champion of the value of diversity throughout her public works career.

    Room :  801A

    SPEAKERS:
    • Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MGR,  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure,  Johnson City,  TN

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Diversity Committee Working women continue to make career decisions that impact their ability to “rise to the top.” Men and women often take different paths to leadership. A panel of successful women will talk about the strengths, career decisions, mistakes, and struggles they encountered as they built satisfying careers in public works. Both men and women will want to engage in this discussion of what it takes to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Differentiate between the typical path to leadership for both women and men
    2. Mentor emerging female leaders in the public works profession
    3. Modify behavior to promote successful public works careers to both genders


    SPEAKERS:
    • Diane M. Linderman, PE, PWLF
      MANAGING DIRECTOR,  Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc,  Richmond,  VA
    • Judith M. Mueller, PWLF
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Charlottesville,  Charlottesville,  VA
    • Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MGR,  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure,  Johnson City,  TN

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    A practical follow-on to Ian Hill's keynote address, this education session is filled with meaningful real-life information and tangible and actionable tools for: marshalling the human capital both within and outside the four walls of your Department, creating powerful alignment of all stakeholders’ time and talent towards shared goals tapping into the collective intelligence of those around you to generate the innovative ideas needed to maximize limited resources, and inspiring the personal and organizational pride that is the foundation for any successful and sustained work.

    Room :  701A

    SPEAKERS:
    • Ian Hill
      Founder and President,  The Changing Point,  Carson City,  NV

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Leadership and Management Committee APWA’s Leadership and Management Committee established “communication using effective strategies” as one of the core competencies for any public works executive. Attend this overview of basic communication concepts to improve your communication with the public, elected officials, and the media.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover what it means to communicate effectively with the public, elected officials, and the media.
    2. Acquire some basic tools for public works leaders to use to effectively communicate vision and objectives.
    3. Take advantage of communicating in different mediums to build a positive image for your department.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Laura Bynum
      Communications/Media Relations Mgr,  American Public Works Association,  Washington,  DC
    • Cora Jackson-Fossett, Retired
      Retired,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Charles R. Jordan, MPA PWE
      Asst. Director / Facilities Manager,  City of Largo, Florida,  Largo,  FL
    • Elia Twigg
      PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
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    Charleston County, South Carolina issued pedometers to employees asking them to keep track of steps taken in both work and leisure time. Daily goals were set and awards for most steps per week and consistent goal achievement were given. Learn how using incentives and competition can improve employee health and morale.

    Room :  701A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement an intervention designed to improve employees’ health and reduce costs associated with absenteeism and lost productivity.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the effective use of incentives and competition to modify employee behaviors.
    3. Explain how a minimal investment in programs like this can lead to long-term cost-savings.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Diane E.A. Neal
      Principal,  Academic Research Rx LLC,  Charleston,  SC
    • James R. Neal, PE
      Public Works Director,  Charleston County,  North Charleston,  SC

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Young Professionals Group Explore how young professionals are acting as change agents and program champions in public works agencies. They will discuss navigating organizational change, demographic trends, and the importance of tapping into the institutional knowledge base of veteran colleagues to improve overall processes.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Interpret the views of young professionals in the public works industry.
    2. Motivate and encourage young professionals to serve as change agents.
    3. Compare the experiences of others with your own and adapt to new ideas.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Eric L. Dundee, PE
      Engineer IV,  City of Madison - Engineering Division,  Madison,  WI
    • Therese M. Mersmann, PE
      Capital Projects & Development Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Amanda Millirons, MPA
      ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • M. Rylan Wadsworth
      Public Works Director,  Town of Montreal West,  Montreal-Ouest,  QC

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

Construction Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
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    The recently completed $62 million Kitchener Operations Facility consolidates multiple public works operations into one 325,000 square foot facility on a 45 acre property. Don’t miss this overview of prior facilities, the budget and design process, construction management, use of the People, Process, and Service Integration system, and the Relocation and Business Continuity plan.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how operations were modernized by integrating and enhancing processes through an inclusive People, Process, and Service (PPSI) project stream.
    2. Review and determine if change management techniques, such as Relocation and Business Continuity Planning, can be deployed for your agency’s projects.
    3. Discover how a creative Brownfield Redevelopment Project can be successful at achieving numerous financial, environmental and community enhancement objectives.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Pauline Houston, CPA
      Retiring,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON
    • Donald J. Miller, CPFP
      DIRECTOR OF FLEET,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Fleet Services
    • Construction Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
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    Using the design and construction of the new 36,000 South Florida Water Management environmental services lab as a case study, this presentation will demonstrate how effective use of web-based project management tools improved project quality and scheduling and reduced costs.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage cost-effective electronic web-based project management tools to improve project outcomes.
    2. Recommend and execute a quality control and design review process to generate more well-qualified bidders and fewer change orders.
    3. Communicate and coordinate with team members from various disciplines in multiple locations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dana Gillette, LEED AP, PE, PSM
      Principal Associate,  Erdman Anthony,  Royal Palm Beach,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Water / Waste Water

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    Examine how two bridge superstructures on the Queensway (Highway 417) were replaced using Rapid Replacement Technology (RapidLift) which consists of three pairs of self-propelled modular transporters.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Summarize the benefits of the RapidLift construction technique.
    2. Identify an alternative to the “normal” construction methods.
    3. Identify the role of construction administrators in representing the client onsite.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gordon R. Krieger, P Eng
      Principal, Transportation,  WSP,  Bancroft,  ON

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
        Envision™ Roundtable
    Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and APWA's Center for Sustainability Cities of the future must employ a means to measure and ensure that public works and infrastructure projects contribute to the overall sustainability of the communities they serve. Don't miss this opportunity to network with Envision™ users and discuss the potential applications and uses for this infrastructure sustainability rating system.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the benefits and applications of the Envision™ Rating System
    2. Encourage the use of the Envision™ Rating System for projects in your community
    3. Challenge status quo and view infrastructure projects in a new and holistic manner.


    SPEAKERS:
    • William J. Bertera
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,  Washington,  DC
    • Andrew Dane, AICP
      Community Dev/Sustainability,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Appleton,  WI
    • Jeffrey Fuchs, PE
      Associate Vice President,  HDR,  Portland,  OR
    • Wayne D. Houle, PE
      Senior Professional Engineer II,  Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc,  Hopkins,  MN
    • Jane E. Madden, PE, BCEE
      Senior Vice President,  CDM Smith,  Cambridge,  MA
    • Paul J. Pasko, III, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Minnetonka,  MN

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The significant difference between Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and design-build project delivery approaches is that the builder is brought into the process early in the design stage and it incentivizes innovation.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the benefits of implementing CM/GC for a transportation project and/or program.
    2. Improve results by adding CM/GC to your project delivery "tool-box."
    3. Recognize the challenges and potential pitfalls of implementing CM/GC in your organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kenneth E. Atkins, PE
      Contract Administration Engineer,  FHWA Office of Technical Services - Resource Center,  Denver,  CO
    • Gregg A. Hostetler, PE
      Vice President, Regional Manager,  Infrastructure Engineers, Inc.,  Edmond,  OK
    • R. Edward Minchin, Jr, PhD
      Associate Professor,  University of Florida,  Gainesville,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Atlanta’s Streetcar plans will improve access between core sites in downtown Atlanta, and with connections to the MARTA, Atlanta Beltline and other transportation services that will create easier access to outlying areas.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Advocate for transit connectivity alternatives that spur economic development and enhanced mobility.
    2. Encourage collaborative public/private partnerships with common interests in enhancing transit access.
    3. Acquire funding, utilizing multiple sources, for capital construction projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tim Borchers
      Deputy Commissioner,  City of Atlanta Department of Public Works,  Atlanta,  GA
    • Richard Mendoza
      Commissioner,  City of Atlanta Department of Public Works,  Atlanta,  GA

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Environment/Sustainability

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine how to use asset management, sustainability, and innovation principles to identify and prioritize activities based on age/condition, types of delivery methods, financing, aesthetics, and phasing for all types of infrastructure projects.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare your organization’s experiences and share ideas for complete infrastructure project completion.
    2. Collaborate with other internal departments and key stakeholders to overcome barriers and challenges to project completion
    3. Integrate asset management, sustainability, aesthetics, and stakeholder goals to determine a complete scope of work.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeffery Beal
      Pavement Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Robert Beilfuss, CPESC
      Stormwater Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Celia J. Duran
      City Engineer,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Dave Kumke
      Traffic Operations Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Construction Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    No additional fee for full week Congress registrants, but you must register in advance as space is limited for each tour. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. For this tour, you must bring your own safety boots. The revitalization of Toronto’s Union Station has three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement in and around the station; to restore heritage elements; and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting. The station’s revitalization will result in many benefits to commuters, including bigger, brighter transit concourses, more exits and entrances to the station, new underground PATH connections, repair and rehabilitation of an aging facility, and the introduction of an exciting and revitalized retail presence. Significant improvements are also concurrently being carried out by both the provincial and municipal transit agencies to modernize their infrastructure within and around the station. Over $1 billion of construction is ongoing. Construction is well underway with project completion expected in 2016.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. See how the expansion of the concourses by threefold is being achieved to accommodate the expected doubling of passengers by 2030.
    2. Examine the incorporation of advanced environmental designs, such as deep-lake water cooling, district heating and energy-efficient technology.
    3. Evaluate the restoration and preservation of many of Union Station's heritage elements.
    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Environment/Sustainability

    No additional fee for full week Congress, but you must register in advance as space is limited. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. Some workshop tours may require an advanced security check. Appropriate shoes are recommended. York Region is pleased to highlight the Highway 7 BRT Rapidways in Markham and Richmond Hill which are now open for Viva service. This segment consists of 6 stations and 12 canopies which are 28m (92’) long and 5m (16’) high. The curved glass above the platform provides both weather protection and a sense of space at the same time and satisfies long-term needs as platforms accommodate two Viva vehicles at once and eventually LRT (Light Rail Transit). Each station is equipped with a bank of fare equipment, and a large Variable Message Sign, which scrolls through all the upcoming arrivals. The vivaNext project is not just about transit, it is transforming York Region’s corridors.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate technology and systems provided on board York Region’s Viva rapid transit buses.
    2. Observe the recently opened centre median bus rapid transit system on Highway 7 in York Region.
    3. Examine how York Region is transforming a former suburban highway into a new pedestrian and cyclist friendly, transit first environment.
    Category:
    • Construction Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Construction meetings in the design-build environment are often adversarial. Everyone collaborates during the design phase, but once the low bid is awarded, the owner and contractor are left to wrangle over the bottom line. Discover how one agency is dealing with this through an alternative delivery method call Project Partners.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Advocate for continual organizational growth by regularly asking “Is there a better way.”
    2. Prepare your organization to handle change and to assess when major shifts in perspective and doing business are needed.
    3. Implement the eight-stage process of leading change by John P. Kotter.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Laura A. Kroeger, PE
      Assistant Manager, (DCM),  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    The City of Phoenix, Arizona evaluates each project and selects the appropriate delivery system based on the highest probability for success. In the last 12 years, they have complete 366 projects using Construction Manager at Risk; 76 projects using Design-Build; and 6000 projects using Job Order Contracting.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the project delivery methods available to project owners in executing capital construction projects.
    2. Evaluate project deliver methods to better understand which methods are appropriate for specific projects.
    3. Describe the advantages and benefits available through use of alternate project deliver methods.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Wylie Bearup, PE, PhD
      Executive Director, Alliance for Construction Excellence,  Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University,  Tempe,  AZ
    • Evan Dale Bingham
      Graduate Research Associate,  Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering,  Tempe,  AZ

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Emergency Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Learn how the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship provides public works professionals with the opportunity of a lifetime; to learn, grow, and explore how other communities abroad approach public works. Enjoy this overview of the fellowship program as well as insight into one 2014 fellow’s experience in New Zealand reviewing emergency management best practices and other aspects of rebuilding New Zealand communities after the 2011 earthquakes.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover how the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program provides professionals with the unique experience of exchanging information and best practices firsthand.
    2. Discuss Emergency Management best practices and response methods utilized by New Zealand communities.
    3. Compare the role of public works professionals as first responders between New Zealand and the United States.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Amanda Millirons, MPA
      ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • Tyler Palmer
      Division Manager,  City of Moscow,  Moscow,  ID

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Career and Personal Development

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    In the wake of recent disasters, recovery and rebuilding efforts are increasingly focused on the link between disaster resiliency and sustainability including robust building standards, infrastructure risk and vulnerability assessments, and economic vitality through secure infrastructure.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the link between disaster resiliency and sustainability.
    2. Assess local disaster risks and identify community vulnerabilities.
    3. Examine the importance of incorporating code-plus programs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tien Peng, LEED AP BD+C
      Vice President, Sustainability,  National Ready Mixed Concrete Association,  Albany,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Emergency Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Emergency Management Committee Social media now plays an omnipresent role in the emergency response phase. Whether it is the public, media, or emergency response teams using social media, the impact is significant. Some emergency planners have teamed up using #SMEM to help responders identify hot zones for dispatch.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the effective use of social media in public works.
    2. Examine how to manage social media during emergencies.
    3. Utilize social media in emergency management plans for a positive impact on communications.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Valerie Cere, MA
      Disaster Anthropologist, RN,  Canadian Risk and Hazards Network,  Ottawa,  ON

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Facilitators: Emergency Management Committee Members This networking opportunity will feature an open discussion of emergency management issues affecting your agency and the profession at large. Time permitting, committee members will lead a discussion on the vital role of public works in emergency response.

    Room :  801A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify training required and available for public works emergency management professionals.
    2. Provide input in emergency management issues facing your community.
    3. Discuss the role of public works professional as first responders.


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

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
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    Much of the debris from Hurricane Sandy was blown or washed into the back bays and adjacent waterways creating hazards to navigation, health, environment, and safety that are different than land-based debris fields. The lessons learned from this clean-up will help you plan ahead for potential disasters in your area.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Make better informed decisions regarding environmental and historic preservation regulations when dealing with waterway debris removal.
    2. Schedule post-disaster response and recovery operations that accommodate time-sensitive environmental buffers in impacted areas.
    3. Coordinate the work of debris removal contractors and monitoring firms in accordance with FEMA reimbursement policies.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Timothy R. Berkhimer, PE
      Debris Program Manager,  Dewberry Consultants LLC,  Virginia Beach,  VA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Solid Waste

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Emergency Management Committee Emergency planning for aboriginal, rural, and isolated communities is met with different challenges than those of more urban communities. Learn about efforts in both the U.S. and Canada to culturally adapt emergency management plans and develop more resilient communities.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze the unique context of aboriginal communities in the Canada and the U.S.
    2. Examine the dichotomy of emergency planning for the urban vs. rural/isolated contexts.
    3. Create emergency management plans that are culturally sensitive.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Valerie Cere, MA
      Disaster Anthropologist, RN,  Canadian Risk and Hazards Network,  Ottawa,  ON
    • Vince J. Slominski
      Training Manager,  Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX),  College Station,  TX

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    This networking opportunity will enable Canadians to discuss emergency management issues they face as well as share success stories. Members of the APWA Canadian Emergency Management Subcommittee and the Emergency Management Committee will be on hand to facilitate and serve as resources.

    Room :  Terrace View Room 401

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify training required and available for public works emergency management professionals.
    2. Provide input in emergency management issues facing your community.
    3. Discuss the role of public works professionals as first responders.


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

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by APWA's Solid Waste Management Committee Attend this review of current natural disaster clean-ups in Canada and the United States from the perspective of municipal waste managers. Discover the approaches taken for disposal operations, collections equipment, staffing, and internal and external communications, highlighting challenges and solutions.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Coordinate municipal response to disaster clean up and recovery
    2. Manage expectations of staff and municipal officials
    3. Anticipate challenges and respond with resources within your organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Darwin K. Durnie, PWLF
      DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT,  Stantec Consulting Ltd,  Red Deer,  AB
    • Trent Tompkins
      Director, Collection Services,  City of Edmonton,  Edmonton,  AB

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    As building resilience in our cities has become more of an imperative than an option, public works and others involved in planning, building, and operating infrastructure and public services must help stake out a vision and plan that prepares cities to adapt and respond to a growing set of challenges. Join Center for Sustainability Leaders and others directly involved in creating more resilient communities in a roundtable exchange and discussion to identify challenges, solutions, and needed resources. Participants will leave the roundtable better informed of best practices in community resiliency, connected to experts, and with a greater understanding of the resources available through the APWA Center for Sustainability.

    Room :  Terrace View Room 401

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the term resilience as it relates to public works services.
    2. Identify trends, challenges, and solutions for creating more resilient communities.
    3. Take advantage of the resources provided by APWA’s Center for Sustainability.


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

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management
    • Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    The Alberta Public Works Association will discuss the events leading up to the Flood of 2013, the emergency response, and the assistance provided by the chapter’s public works community. Hear testimonials from those who lived through it and the lessons learned, especially when a local emergency transforms into a provincial emergency.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the challenges encountered by Alberta public works officials when working with local, provincial and federal agencies.
    2. Identify key areas of focus when developing emergency management plans.
    3. Be prepared to adapt to changing conditions in an emergency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dean Berrecloth
      PRESIDENT,  Town of Killam,  Killam,  AB
    • Patricia M. Podoborozny
      Past President,  Alberta Chapter,  Sherwood Park,  AB

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    The City of Eugene’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is very robust including data input via iPad and iPhone. With the flick of a switch, the system becomes a key component to the City’s Emergency Management System. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how this system works.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Investigate the challenges and rewards of an in-house developed CMMS.
    2. Explore the cultural design considerations required to introduce CMMS into a traditional workforce.
    3. Determine if an in-house developed CMMS is an option for you to consider.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jim McLaughlin
      Maintenance Ops Mgr,  City of Eugene,  Eugene,  OR

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Classroom Workshop - no limit on attendance, do not need to sign up in advance. This workshop is a must-attend for public works professionals who consider current and future climate trends when planning for, designing, managing, maintaining, and operating public infrastructure systems and facilities. Real world experiences from a variety of levels will provide insight into the importance of recognizing climate change as an issue to be incorporated into infrastructure decisions and risk assessment. Attendees will learn about the identification of adaptation and capacity building measures that can support the planning and implementation of solutions to improve the resilience of infrastructure as a result of climate change.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the history of climate trends and adopt methods for climate projection as they pertain to public infrastructure.
    2. Explore options for risk assessment as applied to infrastructure.
    3. Recognize the benefits of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team to address the complexities and impacts of climate change on public infrastructure.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Graeme Aggett, PhD
      Associate/Americas Water Practice Lead,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Boulder,  CO
    • Dr. Marco Aieta, PE
      Senior Vice President/Americas Water Sector Lead,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Denver,  CO
    • Shawn Allan
      Manager,  Met-Ocean Services, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  St. Johns,  NL
    • Jackie Janes
      Assistant Deputy Minister,  Office of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Gov't. of Newfoundland & Labrador,
    • Ryan Ness
      Manager, Water Resources,  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,  Toronto,  ON
    • Peter Nimmrichter, M Eng, P Eng
      Senior Water Resources Engineer,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Mississauga,  ON
    • Ron P. Scheckenberger, PE
      Office Manager,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Burlington,  ON
    • Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MGR,  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure,  Johnson City,  TN
    • Laura Zizzo, JD, BES
      Partner,  Zizzo Allan Law,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Emergency Management
    • Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Public works and transportation departments need to be prepared to respond, and in some cases, actually take command, when damaged or failed infrastructure is the cause or result of a traffic incident. It is vital that public works agencies understand their evolving roles and responsibilities for Traffic Incident Management.

    Room :  714A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire a better understanding of the role of Public Works in Traffic Incident Management and how that serves as a foundation for all-hazards emergency functions
    2. Participate in all phases of emergency management as a full and equal partner with other responder disciplines.
    3. Establish stronger working relationships with other first responder disciplines in order to develop the protocols and policies for effective performance under Incident Command and Unified Command.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David L. Bergner, PWLF
       Monte Vista Associates, LLC,  Mesa,  AZ
    • Ron Ditmars
      Street Maintenance Supt.,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Robert D. Lowry, MPA, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Colleyville,  Colleyville,  TX
    • Dr. Yuko Nakanishi, PhD
      Principal,  Nakanishi Research and Consulting, LLC,  New York,  NY
    • Kimberly C. Vasconez, MPA
      MPIA Team Leader Traffic Incident and Events Management,  Federal Highway Administration - DOT,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Traffic Engineering

Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Company: Crystal Lighting (Booth #1250) To LED or not to LED, is that the question? How do you decide when to use other lighting technologies besides LED? What’s the best way to compare different LED systems or Lighting Technologies against each other? Do you know what meets IES code? Learn the answers to all of these questions and get a better understanding of whether or not LED is the best solution for your organization.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. List current options in energy efficient municipal lighting other than LED.
    2. Discover the latest trends and what to avoid in the fast-changing world of LEDs
    3. Utilize IES tools to evaluate any and all energy efficient lighting technologies on an equal footing as well as whether or not they meet code.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Company: Trimble Navigation (Booth #1822) Description: Join your peers and embark into a new era of software for a geo-enabled geospatial enterprise. Improved access to geospatial data across the organization, optimized and integrated workflows, and centralized management of key operations are possible with Trimble’s new cloud solutions. Learn all about Trimble’s new cloud-based platform for central management of geospatial data, services, and applications, and discuss how your organization can benefit from it.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage geospatial data in one central location.
    2. Determine how to manage field devices centrally.
    3. Oversee data collection projects seamlessly between field and office and across a mixed fleet of devices.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Company: Total Resource Management (Booth #1649) Description: This presentation shows how leading organizations have used the top-ranked IBM Maximo system to integrate and improve traditional “public works silos” including work, maintenance, materials, projects, and contracts. Hear presenters discuss high payback EAM strategies including ISO 55000 alignment, GIS & mobile integration, planning & scheduling and configuration for RCM. Several case studies will also be reviewed to highlight tips, lessons learned and payback.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how an EAM system can be cost-effectively configured to support the entire public works business model and all asset types.
    2. Analyze industry-leading EAM practices for maintenance that reduce cost and improve reliability.
    3. Identify industry-leading EAM options for integrating project, contract and construction functions.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
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    Within the Columbus, (Georgia) Consolidated Government (CCG), there are approximately 40,000 MS4 and combined sewer inlets. By establishing an inlet inspection program, flood calls have reduced by 44% as compared with previous rain events. Their next steps include GIS mapping, automated work orders, and real-time tracking.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Establish a stormwater inlet program within your jurisdiction.
    2. Examine how to establish mapping and data recording of stormwater inlets.
    3. Analyze problem areas and use data to formulate inspection schedules to be more proactive for flood protection.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Patricia C. Biegler
      Director of Public Services,  Columbus Consolidated Government,  Columbus,  GA
    • Chris Brown
      Rainwater Division Manager,  Columbus Consolidated Government,  Columbus,  GA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Engineering and Technology

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    Using the design and construction of the new 36,000 South Florida Water Management environmental services lab as a case study, this presentation will demonstrate how effective use of web-based project management tools improved project quality and scheduling and reduced costs.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage cost-effective electronic web-based project management tools to improve project outcomes.
    2. Recommend and execute a quality control and design review process to generate more well-qualified bidders and fewer change orders.
    3. Communicate and coordinate with team members from various disciplines in multiple locations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dana Gillette, LEED AP, PE, PSM
      Principal Associate,  Erdman Anthony,  Royal Palm Beach,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Water / Waste Water

    Sponsored by APWA’s Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee Many public works agencies still operate within a maze of print-outs, reports, and files. Discover how one community tamed the paper jungle by moving to a system of digital plans, reports, and documents.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Deploy technology to go paperless.
    2. See if these tactics will work for your agency.
    3. Modernize your wasteful review processes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Katie Evans
      Director of Development,  Town of Victor,  Victor,  NY

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Sponsored by APWA’s Emergency Management Committee Social media now plays an omnipresent role in the emergency response phase. Whether it is the public, media, or emergency response teams using social media, the impact is significant. Some emergency planners have teamed up using #SMEM to help responders identify hot zones for dispatch.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the effective use of social media in public works.
    2. Examine how to manage social media during emergencies.
    3. Utilize social media in emergency management plans for a positive impact on communications.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Valerie Cere, MA
      Disaster Anthropologist, RN,  Canadian Risk and Hazards Network,  Ottawa,  ON

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Company: Rival Solutions Inc. (Booth #1745) Using innovative tools for field data collection, information consolidation and dashboard reporting while eliminating traditional barriers and time consuming efforts, RUBIX provides infrastructure and roadway managers a turnkey solution for evaluating roadway infrastructure conditions. Learn how this new technology utilizes tablets, smart phones and compatible apps to offer managers an agile and efficient tool applicable to planning, maintenance and operational transportation lifecycle practices.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the processes, value and applicability of affordable mobile technology as it relates to measuring performance measures on road and infrastructure.
    2. Simplify data collection and reduce processing burdens and costs by utilizing cloud and mobile technology.
    3. Apply new concepts of continuous and automated road roughness data to compliment pavement management programs.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

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    The City of Toronto’s Traffic Management Centre (TMC) maintains and operates 2271 traffic control signals and is in the process of converting to cellular communication for signal coordination. Learn about the results of their pilot project and what influenced the decision to go forward with full implementation.

    Room :  714A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Deploy wireless communication as a cheaper, reliable alternative to existing leased line communication.
    2. Review your communications strategy to assess and ameliorate risks before rolling out a wireless communications solution.
    3. Determine if a similar wireless communications program would work for your traffic management needs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Rajnath Bissessar, P Eng
      Manager - Urban Traffic Control Systems,  City of Toronto - Transportation Services,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Traffic Engineering

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
        Envision™ Roundtable
    Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and APWA's Center for Sustainability Cities of the future must employ a means to measure and ensure that public works and infrastructure projects contribute to the overall sustainability of the communities they serve. Don't miss this opportunity to network with Envision™ users and discuss the potential applications and uses for this infrastructure sustainability rating system.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the benefits and applications of the Envision™ Rating System
    2. Encourage the use of the Envision™ Rating System for projects in your community
    3. Challenge status quo and view infrastructure projects in a new and holistic manner.


    SPEAKERS:
    • William J. Bertera
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,  Washington,  DC
    • Andrew Dane, AICP
      Community Dev/Sustainability,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Appleton,  WI
    • Jeffrey Fuchs, PE
      Associate Vice President,  HDR,  Portland,  OR
    • Wayne D. Houle, PE
      Senior Professional Engineer II,  Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc,  Hopkins,  MN
    • Jane E. Madden, PE, BCEE
      Senior Vice President,  CDM Smith,  Cambridge,  MA
    • Paul J. Pasko, III, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Minnetonka,  MN

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

    Sponsored by APWA’s Engineering & Technology Committee Examine the conventional and new uses for porous and pervious paving materials. You’ll learn about new research and best practices for different types of materials. Questions will be taken from the audience and we’ll use polling technology to tailor the discussion to issues relevant to you.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Enhance your knowledge of porous and permeable pavements; the variety and type of materials available.
    2. Communicate to officials the pros and cons of various materials for various types of projects.
    3. Make contacts and get your questions answered about state-of-the-art porous and pervious pavements.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Adam Crookes
       University of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON
    • Dr. Vimy Henderson, PhD, P Eng
      Pavement and Materials Engineer,  Golder Associates Ltd.,  Mississauga,  ON
    • Kevin Mercer
      President,  RainGrid,  Toronto,  ON
    • Dennis A. Randolph, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Grandview,  Grandview,  MO

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Learn how to streamline maintenance issue reporting and reduce costs, by using a crowdsourcing mobile app. Reports are automatically generated for the work order management software which include GIS location information.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Modernize your agency’s service request intake process.
    2. Promote citizen engagement using this smartphone app.
    3. Improve work order management routing.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Andrew K. Kirk
      Vice President, Sales & Marketing,  CitySourced,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Learn from this example of how to develop a regional vision for sustainability including place-making and transportation and environmental planning. Examine the multiple planning and visualization tools used, including a new regional natural resource inventory.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize how to construct a triple bottom line planning framework at a regional scale.
    2. Adapt existing or new environmentally-focused GIS data to integrate environmental conservation goals with other community priorities.
    3. Mediate among competing environmental, economic, and social demands in the formulation of sustainable development strategies at the regional and community scales.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Dale Jacobs, MSc
      DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS,  Mid-America Regional Council,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology

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    A healthy infrastructure is necessary for any City to thrive. Unfortunately, the City of Lake Worth is currently dealing with an all too common issue: failing infrastructure across the board. This didn’t happen overnight; it came from decades of neglect. As a Florida beach destination, funding has gone to infrastructure for a new casino, boat ramps and a golf course. But infrastructure maintenance has been secondary…until now. It’s time to get back to the basics.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement fundamental strategies to address current or possible future infrastructure issues.
    2. Develop a better understanding of how multiple plans/ideas can be formulated into a concise platform for implementation.
    3. Communicate the purpose, necessity, and benefits of committing to the improvement of a City's infrastructure.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jamie B. Brown
      PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR,  City of Lake Worth, FL,  Boynton Beach,  FL

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

    Company: CitySourced (Booth #1937) Description: Mobile has long been the buzzword in government. But, what is truly involved from a management and back office perspective to provide services through such an application? This presentation will discuss the necessary steps to evaluate and prepare an organization to provide a mobile solution. Attendees will cover the pre-planning, launch and ongoing analysis that can be easily done in order to accomplish a complete deployment.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate mobile application options through a more complete analysis.
    2. Comprehend how mobile applications impact back office management and administration.
    3. Develop the steps necessary to prepare an organization internally before launching.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Company: PublicStuff Inc. (Booth #1947) Description: Attendees will discover how the power of technology is being used to foster civic engagement and a sense of ownership in communities across the country. Using current clients as case studies, presenters will showcase how local governments can adopt technology to better serve and communicate with their constituents, improve their internal workflows and enrich the government-citizen experience.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Quantify the value of adopting new technology for local governance.
    2. Plan communication initiatives for communities.
    3. Identify key components of implementing and training staff on a new system.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Company: The Checker (Booth #2040) Description: Regular inspections are an integral part of any municipality. Whether it is for safety, workplaces and facilities or equipment there is a growing need to not just improve the efficiency of the inspection processes but also to manage the data created. Learn how your organization can reduce the time, paperwork and hassles associated with traditional clipboard and paper efforts by using handheld devices and a purpose-built inspection and audit tool.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Reduce repair costs and downtime using mobile device-enabled audit/inspection processes.
    2. Increase audit/inspection productivity and efficiency using mobile devices.
    3. Protect municipalities from liability and risk by incorporating audit/inspection data.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Company: Trimble Navigation (Booth #1822) Description: Across the globe, public works agencies have turned to crowdsourcing and integrated geospatial technologies to leverage citizens as a resource. To connect with community and improve levels of service, the City of Turk, Finland deployed a feedback system that uses GIS information to allow for easy identification, processing and reporting of streetlight issues. Through multiple reporting interfaces, the city collects information on streetlights and ensures service commitments. Join Trimble and learn how Turk is streamlining their streetlight audits, improving safety and cutting costs.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Increase the speed of asset audits.
    2. Measure service response times and work progress.
    3. Collect, process and manage feedback from a central location.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Company: NEXGEN Asset Management (Booth #1818) Watch presenters demonstrate how organizations are harnessing their staffs’ appetite for technology to transform their organizations by optimizing business practices and efficiencies through leveraging mobile technologies. Organizations that have implemented mobile technologies have realized significant gains in efficiency, streamlined business processes, increased employee morale and saved money while practicing asset management best practices.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the benefits of mobile technologies.
    2. Identify mobile solutions for field users.
    3. Select the best mobile solution for asset management.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

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    Sponsored by APWA's Engineering and Technology Committee The continuing progress of infrastructure asset management practices and technologies focuses organizational efforts toward achieving high returns on public investments. This session will spotlight the City of Hamilton as a leader in asset management and feature key practices and strategies.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define how public works assets fit in with an agency's financial operations.
    2. Establish links between an asset management system and enterprise resource planning systems.
    3. Promote more effective asset management practices.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gerry Davis, CMA
      General Manager of the Public Works Department,  City of Hamilton,  Hamilton,  ON

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Company: Esri (Booth #1631) Description: Discover how you can use the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS app to integrate real-time data and improve operational awareness. This presentation illustrates how your organization can leverage sensor networks, maps and apps to increase efficiency by proactively responding to public works field events. From bridge temperature sensors to water quality indicators, attendees will see how real time sensor data can be visualized on any device to support integrated office to field workflows.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover how integrating sensors can improve day-to-day workflow.
    2. Promote situational awareness throughout an organization with simple-to-use apps.
    3. Communicate how mobile devices support office-to-field workflows.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Transportation Committee Don’t miss this overview of the steps and components for replacing and rehabilitating of asphalt pavement using Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR), Hot In-Place Recycling (HIPR); Cold In-Place Recycling (CIPR); and Warm Mix methods. We’ll share case studies for each method and lessons learned.

    Room :  701A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the technical considerations associated with these sustainable construction methodologies.
    2. Examine how these methods save money and reduce materials usage.
    3. Evaluate the environmental and sustainability benefits of these methods.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Betty Bennett, P Eng
      Senior Pavement Design Engineer,  Ontario Ministry of Transportation,  Downsview,  ON
    • Sam Yaghmaie, LEED AP, PE
      Market Director,  Harris & Associates,  Seattle,  WA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Six public works agencies in Sarpy County, Nebraska use a Citizen Service Request Form to assist in fast, accurate, and efficient reporting of infrastructure issues. Discover how this web-based tool provides better service and communication to residents within the 250 square mile area.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a service request reporting tool that can be used by multiple jurisdictions.
    2. Identify the steps for creating a web tool to be used by multiple jurisdictions with complex geographical boundaries.
    3. Organize large amounts of data into an easily accessible mapping system that improves communication between agencies and constituents.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Dennis L. Wilson, PE, PhD
      SARPY COUNTYENGINEER,  Sarpy County Public Works,  Papillion,  NE

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    PDF
    Social media is having an increasing impact on how we deliver public works customer service. Explore challenges and share ideas for using social media to interact with customers.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop meaningful approaches for adding more value to your existing customer service strategies and identify success factors for using social media tools.
    2. Collaborate and share your experiences with delivering exceptional customer service.
    3. Translate ideas gained from this presentation into practical steps you can immediately implement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David Szeptycki
      Head, Strategy, Liaison and Policy Implementation,  The Regional Municipality of York,  Newmarket,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Examine how to use asset management, sustainability, and innovation principles to identify and prioritize activities based on age/condition, types of delivery methods, financing, aesthetics, and phasing for all types of infrastructure projects.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare your organization’s experiences and share ideas for complete infrastructure project completion.
    2. Collaborate with other internal departments and key stakeholders to overcome barriers and challenges to project completion
    3. Integrate asset management, sustainability, aesthetics, and stakeholder goals to determine a complete scope of work.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeffery Beal
      Pavement Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Robert Beilfuss, CPESC
      Stormwater Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Celia J. Duran
      City Engineer,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Dave Kumke
      Traffic Operations Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Construction Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Company: Trimble Navigation (Booth #1822) With advancements in camera technology and software processing capabilities, Trimble now offers the ability to capture, document, measure and create 3D objects directly from images. This unique technology offers users the ability to achieve centimeter-level accuracies on their 3D deliverables and the ability to visualize and share project statuses with other project members. This presentation showcases the core concepts of terrestrial photogrammetry, and will cover how helpful it can be in capturing 360 degree panoramas instantaneously and improving office workflow used to visually document site conditions.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Comprehend how to use imagery to capture objects.
    2. Generate 3D objects from imagery to avoid site re-visits.
    3. Calculate measurements from imagery.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Company: Webtech Wireless (Booth #1823) Description: It’s a fact – public works professionals are learning to embrace the power of mobile and web-based application technologies to keep their constituents informed with critical updates drawn from real-time data. Webtech 511 is North America’s first real-time roads application available on smartphone devices or through a custom website. Learn more about the features of Webtech 511, how it can help improve accountability and transparency and hear examples of how municipalities have utilized the application and the benefits realized as a result.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Effectively present key performance indicators to internal stakeholders and the public
    2. Indicate how public agencies can realize additional return on investment from telematics systems and internal GIS data
    3. Measure the impact of implementing public-facing mobile and web-based application services


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Company: Pavemetrics (Booth #1743) Discover how easy it is to automate infrastructure inspection with the help of 3D scanning technology. This presentation will focus on the principles of operation of 3D line laser scanning technology, file formats, operating constraints, achievable accuracies and processing available algorithms.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Differentiate between 3D line laser and LiDAR technology.
    2. Recognize the operating constraints of 3D line laser technology as it relates to the scanning of roadways and bridges, runways, railways and tunnels.
    3. Examine the kinds of infrastructure condition defects that can be detected by 3D line laser technology and the system data outputs and reports available.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Company: NEXGEN Asset Management (Booth #1818) Description: This presentation will demonstrate how organizations are harnessing their staffs’ appetite for technology to transform their organizations by optimizing business practices and efficiencies through leveraging mobile technologies. Organizations that have implemented the mobile technologies have realized significant gains in efficiency, streamlined business processes, increased employee morale and saved money while practicing asset management best practices.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Select the best mobile application for asset management best practices in the field.
    2. Identify the core components and functionalities in the iPad application.
    3. Increase response time and efficiency in the field by using the iPad application in the field.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Company: Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Booth #1923) Description: Learn how Bentley has worked to create solutions for creating and communicating construction work packages to the field on mobile devices. Presenters will also be on hand to showcase what a full integration with ProjectWise, the industry leader in engineering and design team collaboration, could look like in your organization.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Control documents in the field.
    2. Communicate design intent clearly to construction teams.
    3. Provide consistent collaboration and document control with design teams.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Company: Weever Apps Inc. (Booth #2147) Description: Residents from all across North America are becoming more and more comfortable with mobile apps and are turning to technology solutions for their everyday problems. This presentation will show how residents are now using CIP services to report issues such as pot holes, power outage, etc. Find out how easy it is to implement one of these solutions in your community and how city staff can even manage reporting through mobile apps.

    Room :  Booth 2017

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage reporting through mobile devices.
    2. Cut paper cost by utilizing mobile e-signatures.
    3. Reduce travel time by receiving photos or images before going to a reported issue.


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

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Gain insight into the Integrative Design Process Model that uses whole systems thinking technology and structured decision-making tools to design and manage large-scale infrastructure projects. Using this model provides the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and educate the public.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare the Integrated Design Process model to other more conventional design process models.
    2. Employ structured decision-making tools and whole system framework thinking that evaluate a variety of disparate criteria associated with complex projects.
    3. Assess the value of incorporating the Integrated Design Process on a complex project with multi-discipline teams.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bill Reed
      Principal,  Regenesis Group,  Arlington,  MA
    • John Spencer, PE
      Vice President,  CH2M HILL,  Bellevue,  WA
    • Scott Alan Wolf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
      PARTNER,  Miller/Hull Partnership LLP,  Seattle,  WA
    • Matthew Woodruff
      Architect AIBC,  Matthew Woodruff Architecture, Inc.,  Vancouver,  BC

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Engineering and Technology Committee Attend this panel featuring the implementation of streetcar systems in Kansas City, Missouri, Portland, Oregon, and Toronto, Ontario. Explore how these cities navigated the political and design challenges, and the innovations and qualities necessary to move their projects forward.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage your community through transit expansion.
    2. Assess the benefits that rail transit can bring to your community.
    3. Examine the process necessary to deliver complex projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ralph S. Davis
      Assistant Director/City Engineer,  City of Kansas City,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    For City’s with existing GIS, the leap from desktop to mobile is upon us. Hear how the City of Ames, Iowa is leveraging existing ESRI GIS platforms and using IPad and web applications to view, edit, and share data in real-time for sign management, water distribution, sewer inspection, tree inventories, and NPDES reporting.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss mobile GIS and how it might be applied to various public works operations.
    2. Design and implement a mobile GIS platform by leveraging existing GIS infrastructure.
    3. Determine areas where mobile GIS can provide increases efficiency and customer service.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Benedict J. McConville, GISP
      GIS Coordinator,  City of Ames,  Ames,  IA
    • Corey Mellies
      Operations Manager,  City of Ames,  Ames,  IA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Sponsored by APWA’s Small Cities and Rural Communities Committee Designated MS4’s in New York have created stormwater coalitions to share services and comply with regulations. The resulting cost savings and efficiencies have benefited all the MS4’s and even some non-designated communities.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify stakeholders for creating a viable stormwater coalition.
    2. Operate a multi-jurisdictional team.
    3. Implement programs, training, and support teams for a stormwater coalition.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Geoffrey A. Benway, PE
      TOWN ENGINEER,  Town of Penfield,  Penfield,  NY
    • Andrew Sansone
      Senior Industrial Waste Technician,  Monroe County Environmental Services,  Rochester,  NY

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Ratepayers want more accountability and involvement in big ticket infrastructure spending. Learn about the approaches and technologies the City of Bend, Oregon used to it $180 million project to replace aging sewer infrastructure.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Promote community involvement in master planning.
    2. Demonstrate the value of optimization modeling.
    3. Apply new and innovative decision-making processes to your own planning efforts.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Elizabeth Barg
      Vice President,  Barney & Worth, Inc.,  Salem,  OR
    • Jeffery Frey, PE
      Co-Founder and VP Client Services,  Optimatics,  Chicago,  IL
    • Thomas R. Hickmann, PE
      Engineering and Infrastructure Planning Department, Director,  City of Bend,  Bend,  OR
    • David E. Stangel, PE
      Managing Principal,  Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.,  Boise,  ID

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Water / Waste Water

Environment/Sustainability

Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Using snow balance, cost and carbon dioxide emission comparisons, cities in Finland are moving towards short hauling for snow. Examine the drainage, soil properties, environmental, and aesthetic considerations.

    Room :  714A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Maintain streets and public areas more effectively, during heavy snow accumulations.
    2. Describe the sustainability aspects of short hauling snow accumulation.
    3. List the considerations for preparing a snow disposal site.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Anna Maija Keskinen, MSc
      Maintenance Engineer,  City of Helsinki, Public Works Department,  Helsinki, Finland,

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Environment/Sustainability

    PDF
    In the wake of recent disasters, recovery and rebuilding efforts are increasingly focused on the link between disaster resiliency and sustainability including robust building standards, infrastructure risk and vulnerability assessments, and economic vitality through secure infrastructure.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the link between disaster resiliency and sustainability.
    2. Assess local disaster risks and identify community vulnerabilities.
    3. Examine the importance of incorporating code-plus programs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tien Peng, LEED AP BD+C
      Vice President, Sustainability,  National Ready Mixed Concrete Association,  Albany,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Emergency Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Examine the process, critical issues, methods, and innovative practices for recovering and recycling precious metals from electronic waste in computers, cell phones, monitors and screens. Compare effective methods used in both North America and Europe.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the process by which precious metals are recovered from electronic recycling.
    2. Assess when it is cost-effective to recover precious metals from electronic waste.
    3. Determine which methods used by other agencies might work for your agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Helena K. Allison, Ing, PWLF
      Engineering Manager,  MLJ-LLC,  Davis,  CA
    • Dr. Jiri Neuzil, PhD
      Director,  Remit Ltd. Sternberk,CZ-EU,  Olomouc,  CZ

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Environment/Sustainability

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
        Envision™ Roundtable
    Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and APWA's Center for Sustainability Cities of the future must employ a means to measure and ensure that public works and infrastructure projects contribute to the overall sustainability of the communities they serve. Don't miss this opportunity to network with Envision™ users and discuss the potential applications and uses for this infrastructure sustainability rating system.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the benefits and applications of the Envision™ Rating System
    2. Encourage the use of the Envision™ Rating System for projects in your community
    3. Challenge status quo and view infrastructure projects in a new and holistic manner.


    SPEAKERS:
    • William J. Bertera
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,  Washington,  DC
    • Andrew Dane, AICP
      Community Dev/Sustainability,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Appleton,  WI
    • Jeffrey Fuchs, PE
      Associate Vice President,  HDR,  Portland,  OR
    • Wayne D. Houle, PE
      Senior Professional Engineer II,  Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc,  Hopkins,  MN
    • Jane E. Madden, PE, BCEE
      Senior Vice President,  CDM Smith,  Cambridge,  MA
    • Paul J. Pasko, III, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.,  Minnetonka,  MN

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The City of Twin Falls, Idaho discharges treated wastewater into the Snake River which has a TMDL. In lieu of constructing expensive treatment plant options, wetlands were developed using irrigation return. Millions of dollars of were saved and hundreds of tons of sediment loads will be removed annually.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Investigate alternatives to traditional wastewater permit compliance.
    2. Challenge partners to evaluate alternatives and participate in creating solutions that meet all the needs.
    3. Recognize, appreciate, and utilize the necessary leadership roles of project partners.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jacqueline D. Fields
      City Engineer,  City of Twin Falls,  Twin Falls,  ID

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

    Pierce County’s in-house-designed asset management system has received awards and recognition for its full featured asset management approach that includes inventories, condition levels, work functions, and cost information. It enhances the agency’s long range planning, service level goals and adaptive management processes.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Build and implement a cost-effective in-house asset management program that meets NPDES permit requirements.
    2. Use mobile technology for inspection procedures and get live updates on new work orders, work completed, and crew deployment.
    3. Implement a likelihood vs. impact risk assessment chart to compare and prioritize different types of work orders.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bryan Arthur Chappell
      WATER QUALITY SUPERVISOR,  Pierce County Public Works and Utilities,  Spanaway,  WA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by APWA’s Center for Sustainability Discover innovative approaches to managing water resources and how communities are implementing sustainable water and wastewater management practices.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore examples of sustainable water and wastewater approaches.
    2. Identify innovative approaches to managing water resources.
    3. Determine which best practices for water and wastewater will work for your agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mike T. Healy
      SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST,  FATHOM Global Water Resources, Inc.,  Penn Valley,  CA
    • Chris Peacock
      DIR STRATEGIC ACCOUNTS,  FATHOM,  Granite Bay,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Water / Waste Water

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Learn from this example of how to develop a regional vision for sustainability including place-making and transportation and environmental planning. Examine the multiple planning and visualization tools used, including a new regional natural resource inventory.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize how to construct a triple bottom line planning framework at a regional scale.
    2. Adapt existing or new environmentally-focused GIS data to integrate environmental conservation goals with other community priorities.
    3. Mediate among competing environmental, economic, and social demands in the formulation of sustainable development strategies at the regional and community scales.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Dale Jacobs, MSc
      DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS,  Mid-America Regional Council,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology

    PDF
    Recognizing the impact of congestion on the economic prosperity of the region, the City of Toronto has identified eight strategies for a congestion management plan: *intelligent transportation systems, *congestion engineering studies, *incident and event response, *construction coordination, *curbside management, *alternative transportation modes, *traveler information, *traffic management centre.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate recent developments and emerging trends and technologies in congestion management.
    2. Partner with other agencies in the region to integrate congestion management solutions.
    3. Develop and integrated plan that identifies projects and initiatives to manage congestion.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Rajnath Bissessar, P Eng
      Manager - Urban Traffic Control Systems,  City of Toronto - Transportation Services,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Environment/Sustainability

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is posing a major economic and environmental threat to forests across southern Ontario. Richmond Hill is taking a proactive approach to identify and prioritize immediate hazard tree removal and replacement. Determine is this tactic will work for your agency.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer infestation and understand the impacts on a community.
    2. Develop an integrated pest management program for invasive species.
    3. Coordinate municipal departments to implement a multi-faceted pest management program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Austin Adams, BSc EP
      Manager Natural Environment,  Town of Richmond Hill,  Richmond Hill,  ON
    • Ann Marie Farrugia
      Natural Environment Coordinator,  Town of Richmond Hill,  Town of Richmond Hill,  ON
    • Jeff Stewart
      Manager, Parks Operations,  Town of Richmond Hill,  Town of Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by APWA's Center for Sustainability Sustainable transportation practices provide greater effectiveness, efficiency, and safety in mobility and lessen environmental and ecosystem impacts. Attend this critical discussion about the future of sustainable transportation.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore examples of sustainable transportation approaches.
    2. Identify new innovative techniques that provide greater mobility and lessen environmental impacts.
    3. Review real-world sustainable transportation examples and determine if they can be implemented in your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Marshall Elizer, Jr, PE, PTOE
      EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,  Gresham, Smith and Partners,  Nashville,  TN

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sponsored by APWA's Water Resources Management Committee Volatile and changing weather patterns have increasingly turned the focus of public works professionals to renewing and strengthening infrastructure to a level of resiliency that will allow quicker recovery times, using sustainable and green infrastructure tactics. Day One of the summit will feature case studies about creating resilient and sustainable infrastructure and systems: • The 2013 flooding events in the Denver, Colorado area tested the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District’s drainageway infrastructure. Examine how their two-pronged approach of good floodplain management and fixing existing infrastructure made the flood effects far less devastating. • The City of Welland, Ontario completed a study in 2013 to evaluate the resiliency of its stormwater, combined sewer and municipal wastewater treatment systems. This assessment is allowing them to better manage infrastructure risk and to plan and design future systems. • The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is pushing scientific envelopes to position the region to achieve resilient, adaptable infrastructure systems that manage fast paced growth along with the uncertainties of climate change. If you register for the full Congress, you may attend all or parts of the Public Works Stormwater Summit at no additional fee. However, if the issues being addressed in this summit are at the top of your need-to-know list and you are unable to attend the full Congress, you may register separately to attend the six-hour Public Works Stormwater Summit which will occur Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. each day. See Registration Page at www.apwa/congress for additional information.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the two-pronged approach of good floodplain management that made the 2013 Colorado flooding less devastating.
    2. Review how the City of Welland, Ontario, evaluated the resiliency of its stormwater, combined sewer and wastewater treatment systems.
    3. Evaluate the steps that the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is using to manage system growth and the uncertainties of climate change.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David B. Bennetts, PE
      MANAGER (DCM),  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO
    • Sameer Dhalla, P Eng
      Senior Manager, Water Resources, Ecology Division,  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,  Downsview,  ON
    • Laurian Farrell
      Senior Manager, Flood Risk Management and Infrastructure,  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,  Toronto,  ON
    • Paul A. Hindman, PE, PWLF
      Executive Director,  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO
    • Marvin Ingebrigtsen, P Eng
      Technical Analyst Infrastructure Programs,  Corporation of the City of Welland,  Welland,  ON
    • Ryan Ness
      Manager, Water Resources,  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,  Toronto,  ON
    • Peter Nimmrichter, M Eng, P Eng
      Senior Water Resources Engineer,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Mississauga,  ON
    • Shea Thomas, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Environment/Sustainability
Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Solid Waste Management Committee Several APWA members visited the “zero waste” community of Boras, Sweden to examine how they harvest biogas from organic waste, sewage sludge, and old city landfill. The biogas fuels city buses and vehicles. A waste-to-energy plant center produces electricity and central heating which heats 85% of the city’s buildings.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the next steps in waste management and recycling.
    2. Challenge your community with new ways of thinking about waste.
    3. Determine which of the approaches used in Boras Sweden could be replicated by your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jason M. Marcotte, MPA
      Director of City Services,  City of Everett,  Everett,  MA
    • Mark A. Whitfield, PLS
      Director of Public Works,  Borough of State College,  State College,  PA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Atlanta’s Streetcar plans will improve access between core sites in downtown Atlanta, and with connections to the MARTA, Atlanta Beltline and other transportation services that will create easier access to outlying areas.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Advocate for transit connectivity alternatives that spur economic development and enhanced mobility.
    2. Encourage collaborative public/private partnerships with common interests in enhancing transit access.
    3. Acquire funding, utilizing multiple sources, for capital construction projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tim Borchers
      Deputy Commissioner,  City of Atlanta Department of Public Works,  Atlanta,  GA
    • Richard Mendoza
      Commissioner,  City of Atlanta Department of Public Works,  Atlanta,  GA

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Environment/Sustainability

    PDF
    Discover how to account for triple bottom line costs (social, environmental, financial) of infrastructure investments and projects. Decision-makers want value-for-money comparisons when determining which options to pursue and providing them Sustainable Return on Investment data is essential. 3) Acquire funding, utilizing multiple sources, for capital construction parties.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate best practice methods for quantitatively accounting for triple bottom line costs (social, environmental, financial).
    2. Explain how to optimize the best value for money while achieving sustainability goals.
    3. Examine how a risk analysis framework can account for the uncertainties in infrastructure construction and operations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Stephane Larocque
      Associate Vice-President & Managing Principal - Ottawa,  HDR Decision Economics,  Ottawa,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management

    Sponsored by APWA’s Transportation Committee Don’t miss this overview of the steps and components for replacing and rehabilitating of asphalt pavement using Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR), Hot In-Place Recycling (HIPR); Cold In-Place Recycling (CIPR); and Warm Mix methods. We’ll share case studies for each method and lessons learned.

    Room :  701A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the technical considerations associated with these sustainable construction methodologies.
    2. Examine how these methods save money and reduce materials usage.
    3. Evaluate the environmental and sustainability benefits of these methods.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Betty Bennett, P Eng
      Senior Pavement Design Engineer,  Ontario Ministry of Transportation,  Downsview,  ON
    • Sam Yaghmaie, LEED AP, PE
      Market Director,  Harris & Associates,  Seattle,  WA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
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    The City of Norman, Oklahoma developed one of the largest alternative vehicle fleets among similar sized Midwest cities and built a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility. In the first 18 months of operation, fuel savings have exceeded expectations and sales of CNG fuel to the general public has doubled expectations.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine whether and how to develop an alternative fuel program and a CNG fueling facility.
    2. Convince the City Manager and City Council to pursue an alternative fuel program including a possible CNG fueling facility.
    3. Estimate the cost of design, construction, and operation of an alternative fuel program and CNG fueling facility.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John H. Bolte, PE
      Principal,  Small Arrow Engineering, LLC,  Joplin,  MO
    • Shawn R. O'Leary
      Director of Public Works,  City of Norman OK,  Norman,  OK

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Examine how to use asset management, sustainability, and innovation principles to identify and prioritize activities based on age/condition, types of delivery methods, financing, aesthetics, and phasing for all types of infrastructure projects.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare your organization’s experiences and share ideas for complete infrastructure project completion.
    2. Collaborate with other internal departments and key stakeholders to overcome barriers and challenges to project completion
    3. Integrate asset management, sustainability, aesthetics, and stakeholder goals to determine a complete scope of work.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeffery Beal
      Pavement Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Robert Beilfuss, CPESC
      Stormwater Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Celia J. Duran
      City Engineer,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Dave Kumke
      Traffic Operations Manager,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Construction Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Public works services founded on the pillars of sustainability and life cycle management requires a significant shift in organizational decision-making and performance reporting. Learn how the City of Saskatoon strategically aligned operating and capital programming to develop a 10 year $200 million service strategy for its water distribution system.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify ten key organizational practices that must change to move from historical to service-based budgeting.
    2. Recognize how the industry must strategically align infrastructure, financial, and environmental planning activities around frameworks and tools to deliver sustainable practice.
    3. Motivate public works practitioners to recognize and embrace the need to plan, deliver, and evaluate infrastructure around sustainability principles.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Greg P. Chartier, P Eng, MSC
      INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT,  Greg Chartier Consulting,  Saskatoon,  SK

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Water / Waste Water

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    What does the gateway corridor into your city say about your community? These corridors have the potential to be vibrant marketplaces within sustainable communities that promote alternative transportation modes, improved commerce, and community connectivity.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Communicate project needs, vision, and impacts to officials and the public.
    2. Select and incorporate emerging trends into innovative roadway projects.
    3. Plan and Integrate a variety of competing needs and resources into a successful project.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dana Gillette, LEED AP, PE, PSM
      Principal Associate,  Erdman Anthony,  Royal Palm Beach,  FL

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Environment/Sustainability

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    Sponsored by APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee Disposable products that are labeled “flushable” but do not rapidly disperse are causing increasing clogging problems for both consumer plumbing and publicly-owned gravity and pumping collection systems. Join this conversation about efforts to build more consumer and industry awareness and find solutions for this problem.

    Room :  701B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Promote the importance of understanding your site specific conditions and then network with other stakeholders to build a cohesive and coordinated effort about non-dispersible products.
    2. Analyze the impacts of non-dispersible materials on wastewater collections systems.
    3. Improve public and ratepayer awareness about this issue.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Nick Arhontes
      Director Facilities Support Svcs,  Orange County CA,  Fountain Valley,  CA
    • Bobbi Wallace
      Surface Water and Wastewater Manager,  City of Kirkland,  Kirkland,  WA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Water / Waste Water

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    Sponsored by APWA's Fleet Services Committee Hear how the City of Kitchener, Ontario integrated the ISO 14001 environmental management standard into its fleet operations. Review the benefits and improvements accomplished as a result of the ISO 14001 standard’s application as a management model.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the steps to implementing an environmental management system.
    2. Describe the key components of the ISO-14001 Standard.
    3. Compare/contrast between the ISO 14001 environmental management system and the ISO 9001 quality management system.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Donald J. Miller, CPFP
      DIRECTOR OF FLEET,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON
    • Barry Mooney
      President,  Barry Mooney Management Consultants,  Mississauga,  ON

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    The first part of this presentation will focus on the development of a stormwater utility and credit policy by the City of Kitchener, Ontario. This model approach is being adopted by other communities in Canada. The use of permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP) as a stormwater control measure will also be discussed.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how the City of Kitchener’s stormwater utility devised a fair and equitable financial contribution of different land use types.
    2. Recognize the need for a strong communications strategy and a property owner recognition policy.
    3. Describe the benefits of PICP to urban hydrology and water quality.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Rob Bowers, P Eng, LEED GA
      Director of Engineering,  Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute,  Uxbridge,  ON
    • Nick Gollan, CET
      Manager, Stormwater Utility,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    Using industry benchmarks, the City of San Jose, California was able to reinforce that preventive maintenance efforts were underfunded, identify the funding necessary to reach acceptable service levels, and collaborate with the City budget office to align with available funding.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Increase employee engagement in creating successful programs.
    2. Develop a case for budget increases to fund maintenance activities.
    3. Examine the value of performance data in establishing maintenance programs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Joe A. Garcia
      DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS,  City of San Jose,  San Jose,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Environment/Sustainability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    As building resilience in our cities has become more of an imperative than an option, public works and others involved in planning, building, and operating infrastructure and public services must help stake out a vision and plan that prepares cities to adapt and respond to a growing set of challenges. Join Center for Sustainability Leaders and others directly involved in creating more resilient communities in a roundtable exchange and discussion to identify challenges, solutions, and needed resources. Participants will leave the roundtable better informed of best practices in community resiliency, connected to experts, and with a greater understanding of the resources available through the APWA Center for Sustainability.

    Room :  Terrace View Room 401

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the term resilience as it relates to public works services.
    2. Identify trends, challenges, and solutions for creating more resilient communities.
    3. Take advantage of the resources provided by APWA’s Center for Sustainability.


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

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management
    • Emergency Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    The City of Sacramento is achieving its carbon reduction goals by converting the refuse-hauling fleet from diesel to LNG and CNG and being the first U.S. city to collect and divert food waste, send it through the Sacramento Biodigester and fuel the refuse fleet by the waste that it normally hauls.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve community carbon reduction goals with renewable natural gas.
    2. Increase awareness of the environmental benefits of renewable natural gas
    3. Increase awareness of the economic benefits of renewable natural gas


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jay S. Kemp, PE, BCEE
      Client Manager,  Cornerstone Environmental Group,  Madison,  WI
    • Joel Laubenstein
      Consulting Manager,  Baker Tilly Virchow & Krause,
    • Andrea L. Stephenson
      General Manager,  Atlas ReFuel,  Sacramento,  CA
    • Matthew P. Tomich
      Vice President,  Energy Vision,  New York,  NY

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Fleet Services
    • Solid Waste

    Join in this hands-on demonstration of SITES™, a LEED-like sustainability certification program that will transform how we approach the design and operation of projects with or without buildings. Using a case study, you’ll use the SITES™ scorecard to review the various categories, guidelines, and performance benchmarks of a truly sustainable public park.

    Room :  714B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Calculate the sustainability of a site, with or without a building.
    2. Determine the key similarities and differences between Envision™, LEED, and SITES™.
    3. Identify and measure the value of specific sustainable site features.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jennifer Montgomery, ASLA, LEED AP
      Project Manager,  Schmidt Design Group, Inc.,  San Diego,  CA
    • Glen Schmidt, FASLA
      President,  Schmidt Design Group, Inc.,  San Diego,  CA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Environment/Sustainability

    With the number of community bike-share systems established throughout North America’s largest cities and many more in the planning stage for both large and medium sized urban areas, mode-shift, congestion reduction, and health benefits are being realized. Review the lessons-learned from some of the pioneering systems.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the basic components and system operation strategies for bike-share systems.
    2. Discuss the benefits and challenges of bike-share systems and their implementation.
    3. Evaluate bike-share programs and their applicability to various urban settings.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Debra L. Hale
      Executive Director,  Transportation Agency for Monterey County,  Salinas,  CA
    • Sean Hancock
      General Manager,  Bixi Toronto/Alta Bikeshare,  Toronto,  ON
    • Sean Wheldrake
      Project Lead,  Cycling Infrastructure, City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Gain insight into the Integrative Design Process Model that uses whole systems thinking technology and structured decision-making tools to design and manage large-scale infrastructure projects. Using this model provides the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and educate the public.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare the Integrated Design Process model to other more conventional design process models.
    2. Employ structured decision-making tools and whole system framework thinking that evaluate a variety of disparate criteria associated with complex projects.
    3. Assess the value of incorporating the Integrated Design Process on a complex project with multi-discipline teams.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bill Reed
      Principal,  Regenesis Group,  Arlington,  MA
    • John Spencer, PE
      Vice President,  CH2M HILL,  Bellevue,  WA
    • Scott Alan Wolf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
      PARTNER,  Miller/Hull Partnership LLP,  Seattle,  WA
    • Matthew Woodruff
      Architect AIBC,  Matthew Woodruff Architecture, Inc.,  Vancouver,  BC

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology

    Explore how Pierce County, Washington implemented a comprehensive road maintenance asset management program and successfully applied it to all aspects of road maintenance, operations, and preservation activities. This system leverages ease of use, affordability and the power of the latest mobile technologies.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve efficiency and effectives of your road maintenance operations through the application of asset management strategies.
    2. Build trust and credibility with the public and elected officials through the use of performance measures.
    3. Leverage the asset management approach to adapt to changing regulations and technologies.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bruce Wagner
      Road Operations Manager,  Pierce County,  Spanaway,  WA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Sustainable Stormwater Management Day Two of the summit will focus on sustainable stormwater management strategies and best practices. These presentations will offer practical tools and approaches that will help you with your agency’s stormwater management responsibilities and obligations. • Review a demonstration of the Business Case Evaluator (BCE) economic companion tool to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s EnvisionTM Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System. See how it will help you prioritize capital spending for the greatest economic, environmental, and social returns. • Examine the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) designs to address community needs, long-term visions for the watershed, and the ability to meet CSO consent decree requirements. If you register for the full Congress, you may attend all or parts of the Public Works Stormwater Summit at no additional fee. However, if the issues being addressed in this summit are at the top of your need-to-know list and you are unable to attend the full Congress, you may register separately to attend the six-hour Public Works Stormwater Summit which will occur Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. each day. See Registration Page at www.apwa/congress for additional information.

    Room :  717

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review a demonstration of the business case evaluator (BCE) economic comparison tool to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System.
    2. Examine how to use the BCE to prioritize capital spending for the greatest economic, environmental, and social returns.
    3. Evaluate the benefits of green infrastructure (GI) designs to address community needs, long-term visions for the watershed, and the ability to meet CSO consent decree requirements.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Marty Janowitz
      Vice President, Sustainable Development,  Stantec,  Dartmouth,  NS
    • Brenda R. Macke, CFM,PE
      Project Engineer,  CDM Smith Inc,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Ryan D. Meyers
      Product Manager,  Impact Infrastructure, LLC,
    • John C. Parker
      Chief Economist,  Impact Infrastructure, LLC,  Toronto,  ON
    • Vicki Vickrey Quiram, PE
      ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER,  NH Department of Environmental Services,  Bedford,  NH
    • Andrew N. Sauer, PE
      ASSOCIATE,  CDM Smith Inc.,  Kansas City,  MO
    • John Williams
      Chairman & CEO,  Impact Infrastructure, LLC,  New York,  NY
    • Brian Young
      Sustainable Infrastructure Program Manager,  Autodesk,  San Francisco,  CA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Environment/Sustainability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Find out how state-of-the-art traffic engineering techniques and new urban planning concepts can improve the sense of community, enhance neighborhood and pedestrian safety, and reduce traffic volume and speeds.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire the skills to compare, design and implement traffic calming techniques – and avoid common mistakes and hazards to pedestrians.
    2. Identify cost, benefits, consequences, challenges and opportunities and identify smart growth techniques.
    3. Define best practices in traffic management, engineering, mitigation, and urban planning.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David S. Zelenok, PE
      Chief Innovation Officer,  City of Centennial,  Centennial,  CO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by APWA’s Engineering and Technology Committee Attend this panel featuring the implementation of streetcar systems in Kansas City, Missouri, Portland, Oregon, and Toronto, Ontario. Explore how these cities navigated the political and design challenges, and the innovations and qualities necessary to move their projects forward.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage your community through transit expansion.
    2. Assess the benefits that rail transit can bring to your community.
    3. Examine the process necessary to deliver complex projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ralph S. Davis
      Assistant Director/City Engineer,  City of Kansas City,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    No additional fee for full week Congress registrants, but you must register in advance as space is limited. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. Some workshop tours may require an advanced security check. Appropriate shoes are recommended. Enwave's Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) is the world's largest lake-source cooling system, and an alternative to conventional, energy-intensive air conditioning. Customers include the major downtown hospitals, multi-residential and commercial office towers, entertainment facilities and government buildings. Cold water from the bottom of Lake Ontario is pumped to the Toronto Island Filtration Plant where it is processed and then directed to Enwave's Energy Transfer Station where heat exchangers facilitate an energy transfer between the cold lake water and Enwave's closed chilled water supply loop. Explore the Enwave's Energy Transfer Station and learn how the system keeps over 80 buildings cool during the summer months.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the components that make up the Deep Lake Water Cooling system.
    2. Examine the steps of the energy transfer process.
    3. Discover the many benefits of this system to the City and the environment.
    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Environment/Sustainability

    No additional fee for full week Congress, but you must register in advance as space is limited. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. Some workshop tours may require an advanced security check. Appropriate shoes are recommended. Constructed in the 1930s, the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant began operating on November 1, 1941. It was declared a national historic civil engineering site in 1992 and recently affirmed as a Canadian Water Landmark by the American Water Works Association. Today it remains Toronto’s largest water treatment facility. Located in an attractive east-end community called The Beaches, the plant is well known for its architectural features. It is often described as a “sparkling jewel by the lake.” One of four City water treatment plants, the R.C. Harris takes raw water from Lake Ontario, then cleans, disinfects and converts it into safe potable/drinking water for pumping into the City’s distribution system.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the history of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, its architecture and its systems.
    2. Examine the steps of the water purification process.
    3. Discover the technology applications used to process over 400 million litres (106 million US gallons) of potable water per day.
    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Environment/Sustainability

    There is a separate fee required for bicycle and helmet rental. See registration form, you must register in advance as space is limited. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. Some workshop tours may require an advanced security check. Appropriate shoes are a recommended for all tours. Cycling for transportation is growing every year in Toronto. Experience it for yourself with City of Toronto cycling staff. This bicycle mobile workshop will be split into two groups and experience the tour from the seat of a Toronto Bike Share bicycle. One group will explore some of Toronto's key downtown cycling infrastructure, including new cycle tracks and Waterfront Trail. They will also visit the waterfront to see the transformation of Queens Quay and the innovative integration of LRT, the Waterfront trail and enhanced pedestrian environment. The other group will learn about the Bicycle Parking Strategy - one of the most comprehensive bicycle parking programs in North America. The group will visit the Union Station Bike Station, the ubiquitous post-and-ring rack (more than 17,000 installed) and other innovative bicycle parking installations.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Observe some of Toronto's cycling infrastructure and determine if its components would work in your City.
    2. Examine the challenges and innovative solutions for designing cycle tracks on very narrow urban streets.
    3. Evaluate the important role of secure bicycle parking in encouraging cycling.
    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

    No additional fee for full week Congress registrants, but you must register in advance as space is limited for each tour. Participation available on a first-registered, first served basis. For this tour, you must bring your own safety boots. The revitalization of Toronto’s Union Station has three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement in and around the station; to restore heritage elements; and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting. The station’s revitalization will result in many benefits to commuters, including bigger, brighter transit concourses, more exits and entrances to the station, new underground PATH connections, repair and rehabilitation of an aging facility, and the introduction of an exciting and revitalized retail presence. Significant improvements are also concurrently being carried out by both the provincial and municipal transit agencies to modernize their infrastructure within and around the station. Over $1 billion of construction is ongoing. Construction is well underway with project completion expected in 2016.

    Room :  Tour

    Learning Objectives:
    1. See how the expansion of the concourses by threefold is being achieved to accommodate the expected doubling of passengers by 2030.
    2. Examine the incorporation of advanced environmental designs, such as deep-lake water cooling, district heating and energy-efficient technology.
    3. Evaluate the restoration and preservation of many of Union Station's heritage elements.
    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Environment/Sustainability

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Complete Streets are designed with all users (pedestrians of all abilities, transit users, and motorists) in mind. Using the ongoing work in Toronto as a case study, this session will explore how to make the tough decisions on prioritization and trade-offs and how to evaluate the success of complete streets.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the approaches available for pursing Complete Streets design.
    2. Determine the steps involved in developing a Complete Streets plan.
    3. Anticipate and prepare for the challenges of implementing a Complete Streets program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Fiona Chapman
      Manager, Public Realm Transp Svcs,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Examine the key findings and components of the newly developed Pervious Concrete Pavement Design Guide developed by the Cement Association of Canada, the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, and Waterloo University.

    Room :  715

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate pervious concrete as a stormwater management strategy.
    2. Examine the best practices for using pervious concrete outlined in the guide.
    3. See the value of proper maintenance and rehabilitation of pervious concrete pavements for long service life.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Vimy Henderson, PhD, P Eng
      Pavement and Materials Engineer,  Golder Associates Ltd.,  Mississauga,  ON

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Classroom Workshop - no limit on attendance, do not need to sign up in advance. This workshop is a must-attend for public works professionals who consider current and future climate trends when planning for, designing, managing, maintaining, and operating public infrastructure systems and facilities. Real world experiences from a variety of levels will provide insight into the importance of recognizing climate change as an issue to be incorporated into infrastructure decisions and risk assessment. Attendees will learn about the identification of adaptation and capacity building measures that can support the planning and implementation of solutions to improve the resilience of infrastructure as a result of climate change.

    Room :  718A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the history of climate trends and adopt methods for climate projection as they pertain to public infrastructure.
    2. Explore options for risk assessment as applied to infrastructure.
    3. Recognize the benefits of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team to address the complexities and impacts of climate change on public infrastructure.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Graeme Aggett, PhD
      Associate/Americas Water Practice Lead,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Boulder,  CO
    • Dr. Marco Aieta, PE
      Senior Vice President/Americas Water Sector Lead,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Denver,  CO
    • Shawn Allan
      Manager,  Met-Ocean Services, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  St. Johns,  NL
    • Jackie Janes
      Assistant Deputy Minister,  Office of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Gov't. of Newfoundland & Labrador,
    • Ryan Ness
      Manager, Water Resources,  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,  Toronto,  ON
    • Peter Nimmrichter, M Eng, P Eng
      Senior Water Resources Engineer,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Mississauga,  ON
    • Ron P. Scheckenberger, PE
      Office Manager,  AMEC Environment & Infrastructure,  Burlington,  ON
    • Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MGR,  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure,  Johnson City,  TN
    • Laura Zizzo, JD, BES
      Partner,  Zizzo Allan Law,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Emergency Management
    • Management

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    A Combination Classroom and Walking Tour No attendance limit on the classroom portion of this workshop. HOWEVER, space is limited for the walking portion of this workshop so you MUST sign up for it in advance. See online registration form. We are all walkers! Walking is the first thing a child wants to do and the last thing an older person wants to give up. Yet, as a form of transportation it has been neglected and virtually engineered out of our lives in favor of faster, more technologically focused forms of transportation. The benefits of walkable environments include healthy people and economies, reductions in traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and more sustainable communities. The first portion of this workshop will introduce the WALK Friendly Ontario designation, a program that recognizes municipalities that are working to improve the conditions for walking, and discuss the criteria for designing and building a walk-friendly community. The second part will be an outdoor walkability audit in downtown Toronto to illustrate some of the key features of walk-friendly environments.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Train colleagues in the field of Public Works on the overwhelming importance of building walk friendly environments and retrofitting car-dependent streets..
    2. Design and build walk-friendly infrastructure.
    3. Meet the needs of an aging demographic, achieve sustainability goals, revitalize local economies, and aid in chronic disease prevention.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kate Hall
      Program Manager,  WALK Friendly Ontario-Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada,
    • Paul Young, OALA, CSLA
       Public Space Workshop,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    The City of Boulder, Colorado will discuss the innovative features included in the design of the Pearl Parkway Multiway Boulevard including: permeable brick paver systems for water quality benefits; LED street lighting with wireless control; landscaping with a below grade, structure void system for root volume benefits.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare key design aspects of this multiway boulevard and determine possible applicability to your community.
    2. Encourage agency consideration of innovative features for street projects that balance engineering and land-use considerations.
    3. Identify key benefits of integration of urban forestry, water quality and energy efficient street lighting.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Sam Assefa
      Senior Urban Designer,  City of Boulder-Dept of Community Planning & Sustainability,  Boulder,  CO
    • Alexander L. May, PE
      Transportation Project Manager,  City of Boulder Dept of Public Works,  Boulder,  CO

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

Facilities

Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
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    The recently completed $62 million Kitchener Operations Facility consolidates multiple public works operations into one 325,000 square foot facility on a 45 acre property. Don’t miss this overview of prior facilities, the budget and design process, construction management, use of the People, Process, and Service Integration system, and the Relocation and Business Continuity plan.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how operations were modernized by integrating and enhancing processes through an inclusive People, Process, and Service (PPSI) project stream.
    2. Review and determine if change management techniques, such as Relocation and Business Continuity Planning, can be deployed for your agency’s projects.
    3. Discover how a creative Brownfield Redevelopment Project can be successful at achieving numerous financial, environmental and community enhancement objectives.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Pauline Houston, CPA
      Retiring,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON
    • Donald J. Miller, CPFP
      DIRECTOR OF FLEET,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Fleet Services
    • Construction Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Using industry benchmarks, the City of San Jose, California was able to reinforce that preventive maintenance efforts were underfunded, identify the funding necessary to reach acceptable service levels, and collaborate with the City budget office to align with available funding.

    Room :  716A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Increase employee engagement in creating successful programs.
    2. Develop a case for budget increases to fund maintenance activities.
    3. Examine the value of performance data in establishing maintenance programs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Joe A. Garcia
      DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS,  City of San Jose,  San Jose,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Environment/Sustainability

Fleet Services

Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Facilitators: APWA Fleet Services Committee Members Get your conference off to a great start by joining in with other fleet professionals in this open dialog about trends, challenges, and solutions in fleet management. Discover what resources are available for fleet professionals.

    Room :  801A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage in a discussion of cost-saving measures currently in use.
    2. Identify colleagues with whom you can network.
    3. Evaluate the opportunities available to public fleet professionals to advance personal career goals.


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

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

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    The recently completed $62 million Kitchener Operations Facility consolidates multiple public works operations into one 325,000 square foot facility on a 45 acre property. Don’t miss this overview of prior facilities, the budget and design process, construction management, use of the People, Process, and Service Integration system, and the Relocation and Business Continuity plan.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how operations were modernized by integrating and enhancing processes through an inclusive People, Process, and Service (PPSI) project stream.
    2. Review and determine if change management techniques, such as Relocation and Business Continuity Planning, can be deployed for your agency’s projects.
    3. Discover how a creative Brownfield Redevelopment Project can be successful at achieving numerous financial, environmental and community enhancement objectives.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Pauline Houston, CPA
      Retiring,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON
    • Donald J. Miller, CPFP
      DIRECTOR OF FLEET,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Fleet Services
    • Construction Management

Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Company: FacilityDude (Booth #1442) Facing daily challenges such as shrinking budgets, limited staff, managing public perception and aging infrastructure, every can acknowledge that working in local government is hard. Now, more than ever, it’s important for local governments to run at maximum efficiency levels. Hear experts discuss some of the challenges currently facing facility managers in local government what opportunities are available to help them increase efficiencies.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Leverage cloud technology to streamline and enhance business processes.
    2. Employ cloud technology to increase efficiency and save money.
    3. Improve transparency and reduce liability exposure using cloud technology.


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

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Company: K-100 Fuel Treatment/Kinetic Fuel Tech. (Booth #643) Fuels are changing. Understanding the ins and outs of today's fuel treatments and how they interact with these changing fuels is critical to controlling fuel-related maintenance costs, lowering emissions, increasing MPG and eliminating fuel problems resulting in downtime. This presentation offers attendees a look into the science behind fuel treatments in layman's terms, and help them navigate the world of "snake oils".

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Reduce fuel-related maintenance costs.
    2. Realize fuel storage system challenges and maintenance requirements.
    3. Identify weathering fuel contamination problems.


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

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA's Fleet Management Committee Every agency needs to know the cost to do their work, whether it’s patching a pothole, repairing a guardrail, or cleaning a sewer line or maintaining fleet and equipment. Agencies often bill others for their services. Assuring total compensation for reimbursable services performed is imperative so that those receiving the service are fairly charged. It is also crucial to know how overhead is determined.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the different types of overhead and methods used to calculate the rates.
    2. Discuss the methodology for applying overhead for activity costing.
    3. Apply rates to identify opportunities for savings.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Manager,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA
    • Kurt B. Lind
      BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR,  Mesa Water District,  Costa Mesa,  CA
    • Billy Wright
      SR. CONSULTANT,  Lorick Associates Consulting Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Fleet Services
    • Water / Waste Water

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Fleet Services Committee With no pay increases in over four years, Milwaukee implemented a new pay plan for technicians and shop personnel that allows movement to higher pay rates based on the training and certifications earned by technicians along with on-the-job performance standards. This approach raised shop morale, pride, productivity, and retention of talent.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create new pay incentives to develop and retain top talent and encourage average performers to improve.
    2. Develop and implement job standards to hold personnel accountable and improve overall efficiency.
    3. Expand similar programs to support other personnel.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeffrey A. Tews, CPFP
      Fleet Operations Manager,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Company: Muncie Power Products (Booth #1922) There is a significant amount of conflicting ideas as to what is really important to construct a quality high performing hydraulic system for Snow & Ice truck mounted circuits. This presentation will provide attendees with much-needed expert comments and clarifications to go along with an in-depth look at pump drives, load sensing, electronic controls, groundspeed orientation, and specifications.

    Room :  Booth 1331

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the value of pump drives.
    2. Define the science behind groundspeed control.
    3. Explain why great specification language can lead to a great system outcome.


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

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    If your organization is considering outsourcing fleet services or equipment, be aware that these decisions should not be based simply on upfront costs. Attend this overview of all the factors that should be weighted to ensure that you are making an informed decision.

    Room :  716B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the limiting factors involved in conducting work in-house or the outsourcing alternative
    2. Analyze the options available using a weighted methodology
    3. Justify your decision showing that you have taken into consideration all the relevant factors.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ross Victor Moody
      EXECUTIVE OFFICER,  IPWEA,  Australasia,

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by APWA’s Solid Waste Management Committee Several APWA members visited the “zero waste” community of Boras, Sweden to examine how they harvest biogas from organic waste, sewage sludge, and old city landfill. The biogas fuels city buses and vehicles. A waste-to-energy plant center produces electricity and central heating which heats 85% of the city’s buildings.

    Room :  709

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the next steps in waste management and recycling.
    2. Challenge your community with new ways of thinking about waste.
    3. Determine which of the approaches used in Boras Sweden could be replicated by your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jason M. Marcotte, MPA
      Director of City Services,  City of Everett,  Everett,  MA
    • Mark A. Whitfield, PLS
      Director of Public Works,  Borough of State College,  State College,  PA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Frictionless brakes reduce truck stopping distances by 30 percent and thus reduce break wear. Fleet managers will enjoy this overview how electromagnetic braking systems function.

    Room :  718B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop an understanding of how an electromagnetic braking system functions.
    2. Improve and save on vehicle maintenance downtime and brake-related costs.
    3. Increase the overall safety of your fleet operation.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John M. Engler
      Manager, Canadian and Western US Regions,  Telma Retarder, Inc.,  Bartlett,  IL

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
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    The City of Norman, Oklahoma developed one of the largest alternative vehicle fleets among similar sized Midwest cities and built a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility. In the first 18 months of operation, fuel savings have exceeded expectations and sales of CNG fuel to the general public has doubled expectations.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine whether and how to develop an alternative fuel program and a CNG fueling facility.
    2. Convince the City Manager and City Council to pursue an alternative fuel program including a possible CNG fueling facility.
    3. Estimate the cost of design, construction, and operation of an alternative fuel program and CNG fueling facility.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John H. Bolte, PE
      Principal,  Small Arrow Engineering, LLC,  Joplin,  MO
    • Shawn R. O'Leary
      Director of Public Works,  City of Norman OK,  Norman,  OK

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
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    Sponsored by APWA's Fleet Services Committee Hear how the City of Kitchener, Ontario integrated the ISO 14001 environmental management standard into its fleet operations. Review the benefits and improvements accomplished as a result of the ISO 14001 standard’s application as a management model.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the steps to implementing an environmental management system.
    2. Describe the key components of the ISO-14001 Standard.
    3. Compare/contrast between the ISO 14001 environmental management system and the ISO 9001 quality management system.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Donald J. Miller, CPFP
      DIRECTOR OF FLEET,  City of Kitchener,  Kitchener,  ON
    • Barry Mooney
      President,  Barry Mooney Management Consultants,  Mississauga,  ON

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    The City of Sacramento is achieving its carbon reduction goals by converting the refuse-hauling fleet from diesel to LNG and CNG and being the first U.S. city to collect and divert food waste, send it through the Sacramento Biodigester and fuel the refuse fleet by the waste that it normally hauls.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve community carbon reduction goals with renewable natural gas.
    2. Increase awareness of the environmental benefits of renewable natural gas
    3. Increase awareness of the economic benefits of renewable natural gas


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jay S. Kemp, PE, BCEE
      Client Manager,  Cornerstone Environmental Group,  Madison,  WI
    • Joel Laubenstein
      Consulting Manager,  Baker Tilly Virchow & Krause,
    • Andrea L. Stephenson
      General Manager,  Atlas ReFuel,  Sacramento,  CA
    • Matthew P. Tomich
      Vice President,  Energy Vision,  New York,  NY

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Fleet Services
    • Solid Waste

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
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    This session is not going to be about just “another day in the shop.” Each day is an opportunity to evaluate and improve the operations and image of your staff and facility. How you represent yourself and your municipality, the way you communicate with customers and other departments, and your body language will determine how you are remembered.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Represent - Appearance is more than just being uniform; how you represent yourself and your municipalitywill determine how you are remembered.
    2. Organize - Providing your staff with a clean, organized, well lit, state-of-the-art facility and equipment will enable them to be more productive and efficient.
    3. Educate - By requiring certifications and training of staff, you are not only increasing their knowledge, but also adding value to your shop.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Samuel P. Lamerato, CPFP
      Superintendent- Fleet Maintenance,  City of Troy MI,  Troy,  MI
    • Thomas W. Trice, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Bloomfield Township,  Bloomfield Hills,  MI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Management

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Follow the example of the City of San Jose, California which has merged a successful recruitment program, traditional training approaches, and a practical hands-on apprentice program to develop highly productive, fluid and efficient technicians who have the ability to work on both heavy and light equipment.

    Room :  711

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Select the best technical candidates for a public fleet career.
    2. Train a great team of technicians with the range of skills to work on both heavy and light equipment.
    3. Maintain and retain a well-trained technician team for public fleets.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dan Sunseri
      FLEET MANAGER,  City of San Jose,  San Jose,  CA

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Management

Management

Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Separate fee required: $339 USD* member, $395.50 USD* 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 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 :  704

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