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Sunday, May 4, 2014


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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    The APWA Winter Maintenance Supervisor (WMS) Certificate Workshop provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control for individuals charged with supervising their winter maintenance operations. It’s a great way for folks to start off the conference. The goal is for participants to: * Expand their knowledge of planning and preparation * Increase their understanding of winter weather and how it affects operations * Identify how to better use traditional and alternative chemicals * Consider what equipment is available and how to maintain it * Expand understanding of snow & ice control techniques * Appreciate the environmental impacts of winter maintenance policies * Stress responsible material application This is an all-day workshop with testing throughout the day. Attendees receive a Certificate of Completion upon achieving a score or 80% or above. This is a great training opportunity for new supervisors, senior operators or anyone wanting a good overall understanding of winter maintenance operations.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop and update their agency's winter maintenance policy and levels of service.
    2. Determine the appropriate technique needed prior, during and following an event.
    3. Implement modern snowfighting technologies such as anti-icing, use of chemical blends, and smart spreading.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David L. Bergner, PWLF
       Monte Vista Associates, LLC,  Mesa,  AZ
    • Diana W. Clonch
      President,  D. W. Clonch,  Columbus,  OH
    • Mark R. DeVries
      APPLICATION EXPERT,  Vaisala Inc,  Marengo,  IL
    • Bret Hodne, PWLF
      Public Works Director,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • Michael D. Kennedy, PE
      Director of Transportation Maintenance and Repair,  City of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis,  MN
    • William P. Kennedy, PE
      Engr Sup- Denver Street Maintenance,  City & County of Denver CO,  Denver,  CO
    • John Klostermann
      STREET/SEWER MAINTENANCE SUPV,  City of Dubuque,  Dubuque,  IA
    • Dr. Wilfrid A. Nixon, PE, PhD, PWLF
      Professor,  University of Iowa,  Iowa City,  IA
    • Bryan Pickworth
      Road Maintenance Supervisor,  City of Farmington Hills,  Farmington Hills,  MI
    • Jon D. Tarleton
      Marketing Manager/Meteorologist,  Vaisala,  Saint Louis,  MO

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Using the latest telematics and mapping technology, city and county governments are now able to greatly improve the efficiency of their operations while reducing fuel expenses. In this panel session, presenters will share insights and demonstrate how telematics technology can be integrated with other fleet data to provide actionable information for public works fleet managers, including: work status, fleet utilization, excessive idling, automatic meter readings, fleet maintenance and applications integration and integration with GIS maps. Come see how these tools can help your agency.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate telematics technology and trends to determine which features and capabilities will work best in their operations.
    2. Prepare for water and power outages using GIS/GPS data to immediately locate vehicles near water utility poles, transformers, water lines and water mains.
    3. Measure the impact of telematics technology on improving fleet efficiency and reducing costs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mark A. Hanna
      Strategic Account Manager,  Verizon Networkfleet,  Greenback,  TN
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Manager,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA
    • Shane Mark
      Transportation Ops Coordinator,  City of Columbus,  Worthington,  OH

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

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    This session focuses on how 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 they already possess. Hear from a panel of presenters the benefits and ease of implementing the government applications that can vividly show detailed snowplow route completion, traffic congestion, parking restrictions, and other important information while integrating with already established municipal systems including emergency-situation alerts.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine their agency’s approach to the presentation of key performance indicator data to internal stakeholders and the public
    2. Indicate how public agencies can realize additional return on investment from telematics systems and internal GIS data and systems.
    3. Measure the impact of implementing public facing mobile and web-based application services


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dominic Guthrie
      Transportation Svcs,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON
    • Kevin Hensley
      Stormwater Supervisor,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • Chris Jackson
      VP Government Operations,  Webtech Wireless,  Toronto,  ON

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    Snow and Ice control are the key parts of a winter maintenance operation. Road Salts are generally considered the preferred de-icing/anti-icing chemicals for maintaining roadway safety, mostly because of their cost, effectiveness, and ease of handling. By constructing a Salt Management Guide/Plan, municipalities will be able to find and explore ways to more effectively manage their salt used in winter operations while providing the public with safe and efficient road systems expected, while minimizing the negative effects on the environment.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define and execute the role of a Salt Management Plan within your Winter Operations procedures.
    2. Prepare, Compare and analyze your municipal Levels of Service's mandate, goals and future direction.
    3. Assess where the agency has come from, where you are now and need to evolve towards in the future, all within your agencies infrastructure and competencies.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Warren Nicholishen, CRS CIG
      SUPT OF ROADS AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS,  Town of Richmond Hill-Community Svc, PW,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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    Utilizing a Frictionless brake system is an innovative and safe way to reduce stopping distances by up to 30% for most trucks. This system can take up to 85% of your current vehicle’s brake demands thus reducing brake wear, replacement/downtime and costs. It has been used by many companies/agencies including the NYFD, the rubbish industry and heavy truck manufacturers for many years. Come see if this would help your fleet.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    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:
    • Thomas C. Collins, PWLF
      Deputy Director,  Town of Natick,  Natick,  MA
    • Brett Kues
      National Sales Manager - Shuttle and Bus,  Telma,  Bartlett,  IL

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

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    This multimedia presentation will provide an overview of Winnipeg’s major public education campaign ($250,000.00) that started in 2011 to communicate to the public a major change to winter parking bans. The presentation will cover the 1) background to the change, 2) the strategy for communication, and 3) details about the various multimedia elements and ads incorporated into the communications plan including; TV radio, print, social media, outdoor advertising and earned media.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discern the need for a major public eduaction campaign
    2. Describe the overall communication strategy and details about the specific ad campaign elements.
    3. Evaluate lessons learned determine how similar campaign strategies might apply in their jurisdiction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ken Allen
      Field Support Services Supv,  City of Winnipeg,  Winnipeg,  MB

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    This presentation will demonstrate the use of internal and external social media to improve the effectiveness of winter operations. Included will be examples of the use of Twitter and Facebook, as well as the use of an internal social media component called Chatter which is part of the Sales Force platform. Attendees will better understand the use of a public-facing interface through external social media, as well as the benefits of an internal social media component which allows local agency staff to keep up with the storm real time.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve on winter operations through more effective communication.
    2. Use social media to augment their winter operations.
    3. Communicate to their internal staff and to the public exactly what is happening during a winter storm event.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Daniel B. Rich, MBA
      PW Superintendent,  City of Elgin,  Elgin,  IL

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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    The APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Control Award is awarded annually to those agencies that have proven to have superior winter maintenance practices. This session is reserved for the 2014 winners. Congratulations to: City of Bettendorf, IA City of Bloomington, MN City of Council Bluffs, IA

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare processes with their own agency
    2. Determine what improvements can be made to their winter maintenance plan
    3. Identify what they would need to do to apply for the award


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jon Carlson
       City of Bloomington,
    • Paul Fink
       City of Bloomington,  Bloomington,  MN
    • Duane Laurila
      Street Maintenance Foreman,  City of Bloomington,  Bloomington,  MN
    • Pat A. Miller, ME, TE
      Public Works / Operations Director,  City of Council Bluffs,  Council Bluffs,  IA
    • Brian R. Schmidt, PE
      Director of Public Works,  City of Bettendorf,  Bettendorf,  IA

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

    To be successful in meeting the needs of any incident it is necessary to plan how we respond to both uncommon and routine snow and ice events. This session will consider a formal Incident Command approach to Ohio Snow and Ice incidents. The concept is that any County Manager, Roadway Services Manager, Snow and Ice coordinator or Administrator can look for available resources to assist in a county when an event escalates beyond a county’s capabilities. Come see if this concept would help your agency develop efficiencies and improve effectiveness.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply Incident Management principals when planning and responding to snow and ice related events.
    2. Integrate ICS principals to effectively meet agreed upon or perceived service level agreements.
    3. Encourage inter-agency/inter-departmental cooperation to meet core objectives in snow and ice maintenance


    SPEAKERS:
    • James Boyle
      County Manager,  Cuyahoga,  Cleveland,  OH
    • Thomas Corey
      Highway Management Administrator,  Highway Management Administrator ODOT,  Cleveland,  OH
    • George Holloway
      County Manager,  Geauga,  Cleveland,  OH
    • Howard Huebner
      Highway Management Administrator,  Ohio Department of Transportation District 12,  Garfield Heights,  OH
    • David Paponetti
      County Manager,  Ohio DOT,  Cleveland,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Emergency Management

    APWA offers Fleet Professionals many opportunities for career development. The APWA Fleet Technical committee is taking this opportunity to network with fleet personnel to help them professionally. This session covers the CPFP (Certified Public Fleet Professional) program and how it ties into the DCS (Donald C. Stone Center). It will also discuss what may be available to Fleet professionals on the Snow Conference exhibit floor as well as training materials available in the bookstore. If you’re new to winter fleet maintenance or just want to see what’s available – please join us.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Advocate for Fleet certification and additional training
    2. Identify opportunities for additional learning and development
    3. Correlate agency needs with available training resources


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Manager,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA
    • Samuel P. Lamerato, CPFP
      Superintendent- Fleet Maintenance,  City of Troy MI,  Troy,  MI
    • Jeffrey A. Tews, CPFP
      Fleet Operations Manager,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Monday, May 5, 2014


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Risk, Safety, Liability and Reliability “Snowy roads lead to fatal truck accident” “Help! A Snowplow Wrecked My Car” “Can I sue the city for a car accident due to icy roads?” “Pileup on a snowy highway: Who pays?” Many agencies believe they have little to no liability for accidents caused by snow plow activity or wintry weather conditions. However, an agency can be found to have “contributory negligence” in the event of an accident that occurred on property or roads they were in charge of safely maintaining. Across North America the question of who is liable for winter weather accidents is being challenged in courts. In Ontario, Canada an appeals court ruling, upheld a $4.5 million judgment against roadway maintenance agencies for an "under-maintained" highway. Meanwhile, in the United States, where most of the winter maintenance regulations are set by local authorities, the trend is more and more towards anti-icing which attempts to prevent ice from ever forming. However, what happens if your Winter Maintenance Plan states you are going to anti-ice and slippery roads cause crashes? So how do you know what the situation is for your agency? How does your winter maintenance plan fit into your protection plan. When do you have to pay? Why do service levels matter? Join us for this interactive General Session to learn what you can do to keep your agency safe.

    Room :  Grand Ballroom A

    SPEAKERS:
    • Scott L. Bressler
      Butler County Operations Deputy,  County Engineers Association of OH,  Hamilton,  OH
    • Diana W. Clonch
      President,  D. W. Clonch,  Columbus,  OH
    • Dominic Guthrie
      Transportation Svcs,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON
    • Dr. Wilfrid A. Nixon, PE, PhD, PWLF
      Professor,  University of Iowa,  Iowa City,  IA
    • Sonja Simpson
      Deputy Director, Division of Operations,  Ohio Department of Transportation,  Columbus,  OH

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
       Exhibit hours
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
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    Cargill Deicing Technology provides several enhanced deicing products based upon liquids. We will discuss the properties ad performance characteristics for the commonly used liquid deicer chemicals in the context of the basic chemistry of ice melting. Topics will include how different chemicals and “hot mixes” compare in ice melting capacity/speed, understanding “effective temperature,” the relationships between freezing point, eutectic, and performance, how corrosion inhibitors work and their limitations. We will also discuss recent work to develop improved test methods to better understand how deicers behave when exposed to freezing precipitation over time and the relation to residual effect. Booth: 901

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Scott Koefod, PhD
      Principal Scientist,  Cargill Deicing Technology,  Wayzata,  MN

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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    This will be a discussion about how route optimization technology has improved the ability to remove snow and ice in a fraction of the time that it has taken in the past. You will see real life examples like Centennial Colorado, Littleton Colorado, and Anchorage Alaska that show what can be accomplished using technology to plan snow removal that is customized to the particular needs of the individual community. Very often cities and towns see improvements in excess of 40% in the time it takes to clear pavement. Booth: 817

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Tony Esposito, TE
      President & CEO,  C2Logix, Inc.,  Fairfax,  VA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    The City of Toronto delivers its winter maintenance program in one of the most densely populated cities in North America. Service standards are high and our customers' expectations are often higher. Come to this session to hear how a large urban municipality provides exceptional customer service within the context of winter maintenance operations. Some of the topics reviewed will include working within a 311 call centre environment, remote retrievel of Service Requests in the field, and how to measure your customer service performance through ongoing review of response times. The presentation will also highlight the challenges associated with delivering services such as driveway windrow opening and sidewalk clearing on residential streets - programs which can sometimes result in high service request volumes.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a winter maintenance program with a strong customer service orientation.
    2. Identify areas in your program where your customer service standards could be improved.
    3. Assess how your program compares to another agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dominic Guthrie
      Transportation Svcs,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    With Emergency Management being a hot topic in many of our organizations, see how lessons learned in dealing with severe winter weather events has allowed two very different communities become effective emergency managers when dealing with severe snow situations. By focusing on the use of three main critical emergency management practices (Preparation, Execution, Post Operations) both the Town of Lexington and the City of Fargo have been able to create very distinctive road maps that help identify clear direction when dealing with severe winter weather events. By comparing the Town of Lexington DPW's and the City of Fargo DPW's trials and tribulations in using Emergency Management Strategies during 2012/2013 winter snow season, you will get a unique look into concepts that have worked for each organization. Both communities have been able to clearly identify actual working solutions while making minimal modifications to their overall snow operations.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan more efficiently for severe winter weather.
    2. Analyze their current operations for severe winter weather.
    3. Recommend best practices based on required level of service.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Benjamin Dow
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Fargo,  Fargo,  ND
    • Marc F. Valenti
      Highway Superintendent,  Town of Lexington,  Lexington,  MA

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    This session will discuss the science of road weather, while keeping the presentation light and easy to understand. Most road maintenance decision makers understand how their roads behave in specific weather conditions, but do not know what specific conditions cause the resulting effect. By providing insight as to what causes hazardous weather conditions maintenance decision makers can be better prepared to handle winter weather, and know what specifically to look for.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze dew point and how it impacts a multitude of pavement weather conditions.
    2. Recognize the difference between roadway and bridge deck surface impacts during specific weather events.
    3. Execute a plan for addressing road weather.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jon D. Tarleton
      Marketing Manager/Meteorologist,  Vaisala,  Saint Louis,  MO

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    Multi-modal transportation is creating challenges for winter maintenance personnel: on- street bike lanes, multi-use paths, dedicated pedestrian structures, mass transit, and all surrounded by the need to provide full ADA accessibility. Local agencies are learning new ways to improve winter maintenance through the use of new equipment, shared services, community outreach and combined levels of service. Join this panel of experts who will share the challenges and accomplishments of addressing winter maintenance in multi-modal environment.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the challenges in managing winter snow operations in a multi-modal environment with differing levels of service needs.
    2. Evaluate the requirements of the Americans With Disability Act and understand how they can affect winter maintenance.
    3. Study the solutions from several cities and compare them to your own agency challenges and needs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bret Hodne, PWLF
      Public Works Director,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • Michael D. Kennedy, PE
      Director of Transportation Maintenance and Repair,  City of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis,  MN
    • William P. Kennedy, PE
      Engr Sup- Denver Street Maintenance,  City & County of Denver CO,  Denver,  CO

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    The roundtables allow you to network with other winter maintenance professionals in a casual, interactive environment. This year's issues to be addressed include: 1. Winter Maintenance in a Multi-modal world 2. How do I know if I should Contract out? 3. Social Media for Winter Maintenance 4. Clear Roads - What is it and how do I learn more? 5. Tomorrow's SnowPlow 6. What's the scoop on Liquids? 7. Winter weather tracking

    Room :  Hall BC Foyer
12:50 PM - 1:35 PM
    This Solutions Theater presentation presents snow fights with extensive ice melt capacity data on today’s most popular salt-pre-wetting agents. This data provides snow fighters with instantaneous knowledge! Knowledge is power! This newfound knowledge will equip snow fighters to: 1. Decrypt salt pre-wetting agents to identify their core components, concentration levels, and whether the components are active or inactive ingredients. 2. Identify what agents will perform best, based on the agent’s ingredients. 3. Understand the beneficial impact these agents can have on their agency’s performance and bottom line. 4. Utilize salt pre-wetting agents to their maximum potential. We invite all to join us! Booth: 624

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Denver Preston
      General Sales Mgr Winter Products,  K-Tech Specialty Coatings, Inc.,  Ashley,  IN
    • Dave Tribolet
      Product Specialist,  K-Tech Specialty Coatings, Inc.,  Ashley,  IN

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
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    Many state organizations, including highway agencies, counties, cities, townships, distributors, and snow removal companies, stockpile salt. This storage is beneficial and necessary. However, if stored improperly, stockpile runoff may negatively impact water resources. Therefore, the development of sensible and balanced salt storage guidelines will best benefit from an inclusive collaborative approach involving all stakeholders. This session illustrates an actual case study using an inclusive collaborative approach to develop practical salt storage guidelines that all stakeholders have accepted. It serves as a model for future guideline development.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and engage key stakeholders in the preparation of a policy guideline.
    2. Detect practice and facility deficiencies that increase risk of environmental exposure.
    3. Design and publish a rational guideline for material storage.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Wilfrid A. Nixon, PE, PhD, PWLF
      Professor,  University of Iowa,  Iowa City,  IA
    • Jeff Patzke
      Manager, Water Quality Characterization and Protection Section,  Ohio EPA,  Columbus,  OH
    • Morton Satin, MSc
      Vice President, Science and Research,  Salt Institute,  Alexandria,  VA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

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    In this session, representatives from Farmington Hills, Michigan and of the Ohio Department of Transportation in NE Ohio will share ideas and strategies on snow removal in there prospective areas. They will give background information from both of their agencies pertaining to methods of snow removal, types of equipment, and budgets in their distinctive areas. Each agency tries to always be looking for ways to improve they will talk about how each organization improves its performance and some tools on how they do this.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a liquid snow and ice plan
    2. Analyze their agency’s snow removal efforts from a standpoint of cost effectiveness compared to the level of service provided
    3. Implement change in a snow and ice plan


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jim Miller
       Ohio DOT,  Akron,  OH
    • Bryan Pickworth
      Road Maintenance Supervisor,  City of Farmington Hills,  Farmington Hills,  MI
    • John L. Thorpe
      Ohio Regional Sales Manager,  Road Solutions,  Alliance,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    When it comes to winter weather, snow and ice operations managers only have two questions: “What am I Going to Get?” and “When am I Going to Get it?” Road and Bridge Deck temperature is the most important piece of the information puzzle when it comes to effective snow and ice removal operations. RWIS is the only tool in the toolbox, which provides both weather forecasting ground truth and real world surface impacts, to front line managers and first responders on a timely basis. ODOT’s RWIS is a critical tool in snow and ice operations and evaluation. Come see if this can help your agency as well.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize the use of RWIS sensors in addition weather forecasts to plan and direct snow and ice operations.
    2. Discuss how local communities can access and share RWIS data from surrounding regions/states.
    3. Recognize how RWIS data can enhance snow and ice control effectiveness.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Abner F. Johnson
      Planner,  Ohio DOT,  Columbus,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    In West Des Moines, Iowa we have implemented new technology and enhanced training efforts over the past few years to dramatically reduce the amount of deicer materials required to achieve desired service levels. Advanced spreader controls, automated vehicle location units and educational opportunities have driven this success. Come see if what we've done can be utilized in your agency.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Coach employees to achieve desired service levels with less deicer materials.
    2. Experiment with new technology to see what improvements you can make in your operation
    3. Implement new practices in your operation to achieve similar goals with less materials


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kevin Hensley
      Stormwater Supervisor,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • Bret Hodne, PWLF
      Public Works Director,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • William Lee Perkins, PWM, CET
      Transportation Operations Manager,  City of Lethbridge,  Lethbridge,  AB

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    This presentation will discuss the integration of real-time support technology within central hydraulic systems for snow and ice removal vehicles. Booths: 927/929

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Randy J. Fowler
      Sales Manager-Special Accounts,  Muncie Power Products, Inc.,  Muncie,  IN

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Keeping your snow-fighting equipment in top shape is a continuous process that begins when the last snow of the season has fallen. Learn about the different stages of winter preparedness for equipment to avoid having to do basic and emergency repairs when you need your equipment the most. How to optimize snow related repairs without impacting day-to-day fleet operations. If time permits, an open fleet forum will follow the presentations. Bring your questions and comments!

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement an effective repair program during snow and ice events.
    2. Prepare snow-fighting equipment to be in peak condition before it is needed.
    3. Complete a comprehensive inspection and prepare equipment for storage and readiness for next winter. Be proactive not reactive with your equipment repairs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Samuel P. Lamerato, CPFP
      Superintendent- Fleet Maintenance,  City of Troy MI,  Troy,  MI
    • Jeffrey A. Tews, CPFP
      Fleet Operations Manager,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

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    Severe winter weather is a major cause of disasters resulting in much destruction and disruption of normal life and often deaths and injuries. Initial response is primarily a local government responsibility and Public Works has a critical role in that. Other emergency responders depend upon us to clear and repair roadways so that they can access stricken areas. Every jurisdiction must have an Emergency Operation as well as distinct Winter Operations and Debris Management plans. This session will discuss what you need to have in your plans, what training is available, how to implement mutual aid agreements, utilize PW task forces and how to incorporate ICs into your agency. The panelists will also discuss how to analyze information from forecasters to better anticipate severe weather and what to watch for as these storms are imminent. Are you prepared?

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop Emergency Operation as well as distinct Winter Operations and Debris Management plans.
    2. Utilize PW task forces and mutual aid agreements
    3. Determine how to incorporate ICS into your agency


    SPEAKERS:
    • David L. Bergner, PWLF
       Monte Vista Associates, LLC,  Mesa,  AZ
    • Sara Croke
      PRESIDENT,  Weather or Not, Inc.,  Shawnee Mission,  KS
    • Ron Ditmars
      Street Maintenance Supt.,  City of Olathe,  Olathe,  KS
    • Mary M. Wilson
      PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST,  Town of Herndon,  Knoxville,  MD

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    The APWA North American Snow Conference is honored to have the best and brightest minds in municipal snow operations attend and present at this conference. Many of these esteemed individuals participate in national and international research boards such as Clear Roads, AASHTO, Transportation Research Board, etc. This interactive session is designed to identify from you, the attendees, what topics should be taken to these boards on behalf of municipal winter maintenance professionals. This session will be 90 minutes long with a brief overview of the general topics of consideration. Most of the session will be held in working groups who will zero in on the top issues. If you want say in where the research money goes in winter maintenance – please join us.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Establish changes to problem processes
    2. Determine if another agency's approach is workable for their agency
    3. Experiment with different materials, processes and procedures


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mark R. DeVries
      APPLICATION EXPERT,  Vaisala Inc,  Marengo,  IL
    • Benjamin Dow
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Fargo,  Fargo,  ND
    • Dr. Wilfrid A. Nixon, PE, PhD, PWLF
      Professor,  University of Iowa,  Iowa City,  IA

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

        Where Do I Start?
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    How can your agency move forward in your winter program? The first step requires us to ask ourselves the right questions and then determine what methods or technology will help you achieve your intended goals. In this session, you will hear how local cities; including your host city; counties and DOT have answered these questions and moved forward implementing technology with limited resources. Case studies will be presented along with implementation, cost details, and contact information helping you succeed in knowing where to start.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify areas where innovation in methodology and technology can improve your results in providing safe roadways.
    2. Develop a plan to incorporate these changes into your operation.
    3. Recognize that other agencies have faced the same challenges and found ways to move forward.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Diana W. Clonch
      President,  D. W. Clonch,  Columbus,  OH
    • Shane Mark
      Transportation Ops Coordinator,  City of Columbus,  Worthington,  OH
    • Diane Sue Watkins, (retired)
      Superintendent,  City of Cincinnati,  Cincinnati,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
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    This presentation will share the process and current status of collaboration between the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and various public works organizations in the Twin Cities area of the state. This collaboration focuses on addressing the emerging issue of chloride impairment of waterbodies in a mutually productive and respectful manner. This is a case study, and attendees will learn to identify potential opportunities within their own states and communities to become leaders in the discussion of environmental impacts.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Anticipate how increasing environmental scrutiny will affect their operations
    2. Assess the methods by which they can alter their operations to achieve both cost-saving and reduced environmental impacts
    3. Collaborate with government and environment groups to use BMP's as the means to manage environmental impacts


    SPEAKERS:
    • Connie Fortin
      President,  Fortin Consulting Inc.,  Hamel,  MN

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

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    This presentation will discuss all areas of snow and ice control operations and the challenges for a city of 24 sq. miles and a population of 58,000. Included will be information on our snow and ice control manual, shift assignments, hours of operation and equipment used by the City of Dubuque during snow and ice control events. The presentation will also cover snow removal operations and new techniques including using intersection cameras to monitor pavement conditions, automatic vehicle location (AVL) and multi-edge snow plows.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate their agencies operations to another city operation
    2. Acquire operational information concerning snow and ice control operations.
    3. Determine if anti-icing, the use of AVL or other new technology would be a helpful tool in their snow and ice control operation.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John Klostermann
      STREET/SEWER MAINTENANCE SUPV,  City of Dubuque,  Dubuque,  IA

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

    Clear Roads is an ongoing-pooled fund research project aimed at rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods for use by highway maintenance crews. Launched in 2004 by experienced winter maintenance professionals, Clear Roads responds to a need for research based on practical experience. By conducting structured field-testing and evaluation across a range of winter conditions and highway maintenance organizational structures, Clear Roads projects will deliver immediately useful data and recommendations on the effectiveness, ease of use, optimum application rates, durability, and more, of many advanced winter operations technologies. This presentation will share a few of the research project results with the attendees. Many of the projects pertain to counties, cities, villages and townships as well as do not only pertain to state DOT’s. Come see what you can take back to your agency.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize the basic function of the Clear Roads research program and what the program has the offer.
    2. Acquire information on previously completed Clear Roads projects.
    3. Discuss ideas for future projects and provide input to the speaker as to what research is most meaningful to their organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Scott Lucas, CPM, MBA
      Administrative Assistant IV,  ODOT,  Columbus,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

    Nearly every public works agency is now responsible for the maintenance of green infrastructure --- Bioswales, rain gardens, and even green roofs --- on public property. What you do to it (or not do to it) in the winter season can affect its performance in the spring and summer. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanic Gardens has successfully installed and maintained green infrastructure components in every season within one of the most challenging properties to manage. The lessons learned at the Zoo will help you manage your own green stormwater structures in the winter.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire knowledge on proven and innovative methods of grounds maintenance for green infrastructure
    2. Maintain green infrastructure components in the winter to protect their functions, maximize their benefits, and extend their service lives.
    3. Improve balancing the need for public safety and aesthetics during the winter with the need to have sustainable stormwater management solutions.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Scott Beuerlein
      Horticulturalist,  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanic Gardens,  Cincinnati,  OH

    Category:
    • Facilities

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
       Exhibit Hours
8:50 AM - 10:10 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    In making any decision, quality information about the current situation is critical to your success and makes your job easier. During the winter, information on how your streets are interacting with the weather is a key component to a successful winter. There are a lot of ways to gather road weather information, some good, some bad. Learn what steps to take to begin building your road weather decision making process. These ideas can be used in any size agency to ensure you have information to do your job effectively and efficiently. Booth: 910-914

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Tony Coventry
       Vaisala,  Louisville,  CO

9:45 AM - 9:45 AM
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM
    AquaSalina+ approved by Pacific Northwest Snowfighter’s Association is a corrosion inhibited liquid deicer of natural ancient seawater replacing man-made brines. These natural waters range of use is from 35F to Minus 15F. Ohio DOT, municipalities and contractors use the product successfully pre-treating salt at the spinner, roads and limestone grit mixed with salt on road temperatures of minus 5F and ambient air temperature of minus 10F. No mixing, no chemical additions, no freezing of pumps, no maintenance, and no capital expenditures. The presentation will include excerpts from the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University Final Report dated 12/28/2013. Speaker: David Wilkening, PhD, President, Wilkening & Associates, exhibiting as Nature’s Own Source, LLC, Booth 515

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
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    In West Des Moines, Iowa, Fargo, North Dakota and Lethbridge, Alberta the weather can be extreme at times. While these agencies often experience "normal" winter conditions, they always have to be prepared for the "extraordinary". Whether these conditions include blizzards, ice storms or spring flood events, preparations must be made to prepare for the worst. While these conditions can test even the most seasoned professional, advanced preparations and planning can minimize some of the impacts during the event. Come see how these three agencies plan for future "challenges".

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Prepare for the worst conditions that Mother Nature may throw at you!
    2. Analyze past events and experiences to prepare for future storms
    3. Anticipate that extraordinary event will eventually happen and get prepared


    SPEAKERS:
    • Benjamin Dow
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Fargo,  Fargo,  ND
    • Bret Hodne, PWLF
      Public Works Director,  City of West Des Moines,  West Des Moines,  IA
    • William Lee Perkins, PWM, CET
      Transportation Operations Manager,  City of Lethbridge,  Lethbridge,  AB

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    Since 1995, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways has used the services of private trucking companies to assist in the snow & ice removal process. Standards for certain types of roadways have been set and the assistance of these companies has allowed the Commonwealth to provide faster service to the taxpayers of Kentucky on both major interstate routes and local roads. This presentation will discuss the procurement and administration of these contracts over the last 20 years and provide some insight to Kentucky’s snow & ice removal program. A short presentation will also be given at the end regarding KY Transportation Center’s study into the use of various types of rubber blades as well as a look at the types and impacts of pavement markers in light of snow & ice removal.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage in discussion on whether contracting snow removal services is a method of providing service where personnel needs fall short
    2. Administer contracts where private companies provide snow and ice removal services on public roads
    3. Develop procedures and policies to ensure that the public is receiving the intended service during winter storms


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ken Agent
      Research Engineer,  Kentucky Transportation Center, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky,  Lexington,  KY
    • Matthew Arlinghaus
      Branch Manager - Engineering Support,  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,  Ft Mitchell,  KY

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Management

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    The City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has a long and strong history with the use of liquids in snow and ice control. The Street Department, spurred by a vast supply of natural brine, began using it for snow & ice control by the mid 1970’s. Through some trial and error in storage as well as different application equipment and roadway applications, the City’s continued use of this valuable money saving product has evolved into some very innovative treatment methods. With literally decades of use of liquids in snow and ice control, Cuyahoga Falls’ experience can provide a footprint to help you understand and apply practical knowledge to successfully incorporating liquids as a major treatment type.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Illustrate the practical application of liquids over years of use.
    2. Provide evidence of salt reduction methods while achieving extremely good results.
    3. Enhance the understanding of liquid treatments within winter operations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Charles J. Novak
      Street Commissioner,  City of Cuyahoga Falls,  Cuyahoga Falls,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    “I sure wish the road crews would do a better job of cleaning these streets during a winter storm.” “Weather Forecasting; the only job you can be wrong all the time and still get paid!” These common comments are indicative of the misunderstanding between those individuals that are responsible for highway winter maintenance and those assigned to forecast it. While weather forecasting and winter highway maintenance are based on science, there is also an art to both professions because each industry deals with levels of uncertainty associated with current data and weather model information. This session will illustrate the challenges both communities face and ways to address them in a real-time situation. Perspectives from both communities will be shared along with tips for better understanding weather forecast information as it pertains to maintenance operations.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Interpret weather forecast information as it pertains to maintenance and how to use that forecast for decision making.
    2. Promote the use of detailed weather information for maintenance decision making.
    3. Explain how different weather forecast information is generated and the importance of knowing these differences.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Benjamin Hershey
      Associate VP - Weather Services Ops,  Iteris, Inc,  Grand Forks,  ND
    • Anthony McClellan
      Sr. Transportation Engineer,  Meridian Environmental Technology,  Brownstown,  IN

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM
    As municipalities race to keep up with demand for web-based communication systems, their constituents have abandoned fixed computers in favor of mobile devices, particularly smartphones. Today, the trend is toward increased mobile device usage by constituents – and the adoption rate is increasing. Webtech 511 is North America’s first real-time roads application for smartphones. It synthesizes multiple streams of information and can vividly show detailed snow plow route completion, traffic congestion, parking restrictions, and more, while integrating with other well established systems including emergency situation alerts. Learn more about the features of Webtech511, how it can help during heavy winter storms (similar to the winter we just had!) and hear examples of how it’s helped municipalities communicate important information to constituents. Booth: 620

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Chris Jackson
      VP Government Operations,  Webtech Wireless,  Toronto,  ON

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Concrete damage associated with freeze/thaw cycles and deicer applications is not a new issue. Research into the damage-causing mechanism began in the 1930’s and it continues today. A problem arises in that conclusions from recent studies tend to conflict with those from earlier research. Which is right? This presentation will address this question by providing an understandable overview of concrete damage research and the experimental factors that influence whether or not research results are applicable to real world performance. Booth: 714/716

    Room :  Exhibit Floor – Booth: 1301

    SPEAKERS:
    • Joseph B. Althouse
      Technical Representative,  Occidental Chemical Corporation,  Ludington,  MI

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Winter maintenance professionals need to create comprehensive, well thought out plans covering every aspect of their winter operations mission – a burdensome task when constrained by limited resources. So OGRA (Ontario Good Roads Association), with support from the Salt Institute, has created a simple, yet robust and intuitive online Web App to do just that. This breakthrough product was created by winter maintenance professionals for winter maintenance professionals.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan for and implement a comprehensive winter maintenance program.
    2. Prepare a fully-integrated winter maintenance plan with associated documents.
    3. Make informed budgeting decisions and rationally allocate available resources.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Wilfrid A. Nixon, PE, PhD, PWLF
      Professor,  University of Iowa,  Iowa City,  IA
    • Morton Satin, MSc
      Vice President, Science and Research,  Salt Institute,  Alexandria,  VA
    • Fahad Shuja, P Eng
      Coordinator, Ontario Provincial Standards and OGRA Member Services,  Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA),  Oakville,  ON

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

    This session will cover topics that can significantly affect the winter maintenance programs of many local agencies. Industry experts will review the history of material spreading equipment and the challenges that local agency managers face when attempting to implement salt spreading best practices with older equipment. In addition, attendees will hear an Indiana county case study on the calibration of material spreading equipment and the reduction of sand in the salt-sand ratio. Other topics will include enhancing the effectiveness of dry material and reducing the bounce and scatter effect.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Measure the performance of existing equipment
    2. Apply these performance measures to their winter maintenance plan
    3. Increase the level of service in their agency with little or no financial investment


    SPEAKERS:
    • Richard J. Domonkos
      Training Specialist,  Indiana LTAP,  West Lafayette,  IN
    • Rod Waltman
       Road Solutions, Inc.,  Indianapolis,  IN
    • Ed Ward
       Tippecanoe County Highway Dept.,  Lafayette,  IN

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    For public works agencies located within the snow regions of North America, executing winter maintenance operations is by far the single most costly maintenance activity performed. Efficient and effective operations are critical elements for maintaining levels of service during extreme winter conditions while managing on limited budgets. A key element for both efficiency and effectiveness lies within good resource management. This session will provide a review of associated resources; labor, equipment and facilities, materials, and innovative technology to help provide a pathway for optimizing operations.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire an understanding of overall resource management as applied to snow and ice operations.
    2. Promote and encourage outside-of-the box thinking for resource management
    3. Identify tools necessary for optimizing snow and ice operations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Diana W. Clonch
      President,  D. W. Clonch,  Columbus,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    When the ODOT District 4 Portage County Maintenance Garage was deemed unsafe due to structural issues, the District had to move fast to come up with a solution. Within several months, the Portage County facility was relocated to the City of Ravenna’s Street Department Garage. This move created the first shared services garage between two government agencies in Northeast Ohio with both entities sharing services, equipment and training classes. Since then, a 7,000 salt storage coverall has been constructed and is being used by five different agencies including ODOT, the City of Ravenna, Ravenna Township, and two local school districts. The challenge of this move was combining services prior to the winter and being operational for winter storm events. This session will explain the logisitcs of moving one facility into another and involving the workforce, it will also focus on what had to be accomplished by both entities to make a smooth transition to provide winter services for our customers.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan for a complex problem by using storyboarding and involving the workforce.
    2. Coordinate shared services between state and city for efficient operations.
    3. Demonstrate how different government entities can work together for a common cause.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kelly Engelhart
      Director of Public Service,  City of Ravenna,  Ravenna,  OH
    • David Ray, PE, PS
      District Five Deputy Director,  Ohio Department of Transportation,  Jacksontown,  OH
    • Anthony Urankar
      District Deputy Director,  Ohio Department of Transportation - Dist,  Akron,  OH

    Category:
    • Facilities

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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    For over 10 years the staff and mechanics of the Jasper, Indiana Street Department have been able to design and make all of their anti-icing equipment in house. Using old equipment along with materials purchased from vendors, they have built all of their own brine makers, brine/”beet juice” applicators as well as the buildings needed to produce/apply anti-icing materials while staying within a limited budget. During the planning and design process, other uses besides anti-icing where incorporated into the building process to be able to use the equipment all year long for other uses. Although municipalities have the opportunity to buy this equipment from some very good vendors, sometimes it is a matter of doing it using very limited funds or not doing it at all.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore the opportunities they have available within their departments to utilize under used or surplus equipment for anti-icing uses along with other uses throughout the year.
    2. Establish a plan that would utilize their own employees along with outside fabricators if necessary to build their own equipment to start or improve their anti-icing efforts.
    3. Budget their precious resources to perhaps start an anti-icing program they may not otherwise be able to accomplish.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Raymie J. Eckerle
      Street Commissioner,  City of Jasper Street Dept,  Jasper,  IN

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), 2013 APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Control award winner, developed a completely objective, data-driven Snow & Ice performance measurement tool using speed data in conjunction with weather data. This tool grades how quickly the motoring public can resume travelling at normal speeds following a winter weather event. After its second winter of use, learn about how ODOT has refined this tool to more accurately model maintenance efforts.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare ODOT's method of measuring Snow & Ice control performance to their own.
    2. Examine how quantifying performance can lead to the development of best practices across the agency.
    3. Encourage data driven performance measurement in their agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Howard Huebner
      Highway Management Administrator,  Ohio Department of Transportation District 12,  Garfield Heights,  OH
    • John MacAdam
      ITS Engineer,  Ohio Department of Transportation,  Columbus,  OH
    • Merih Ocbazghi
      Transportation Engineer,  Ohio Department of Transportation,  Columbus,  OH

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

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    Agencies across North American are facing the challenge of an aging workforce. This session will provide an overview of how the City of Winnipeg developed the Streets Foreman Apprentice Program and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities developed the Alaska Maintenance Leadership Academy (AMLA) to confront these issues. Come see if you can apply their successes to your agency.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine if an Apprentice Program would benefit their agency
    2. Build a foundation for developing leadership competency
    3. Discuss the benefits of developing such a program and how to develop similar supervisory training programs for their jurisdictions


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ken Allen
      Field Support Services Supv,  City of Winnipeg,  Winnipeg,  MB
    • Michael James Coffey
      Chief, Statewide Maintenance and Ops,  Alaska Dept of Transportation and Public Facilities,  Juneau,  AK

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

    This session will draw on experience gained through over 10 years municipal operations experience with contracts involving road salting and plowing, sidewalk plowing, snow removal, bus pad clearing, driveway windrow clearing, and more. The session will present examples and discuss considerations for planning contracted services, contract structure and content, and administration of contracts. Come see if my experience can help you decide what's best for your agency.

    Room :  Junior Ballroom D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan for use of contracted resources
    2. Develop useful contract documents
    3. Administer contracts for effective results


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mark Covert, P Eng
      Senior Manager - Works Operations,  Town of Oakville,  Oakville,  ON

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Cosby on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar.” In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is an accomplished author, which is supported by his bestselling book "Enjoy The Ride" being on the publisher’s best-seller list for seven consecutive years and being named Author of the Year in 2010. He was also recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals. He built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences: If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. So fasten your seat belt and hold on tight as one of North America’s most entertaining and motivational speakers presents his renowned ENJOY THE RIDE presentation. Through side-splitting humor and reality-tested techniques, Steve Gilliland will reveal the way to face conflicting demands in an unforgiving world. This speech is straightforward, clear and easy to grasp—yet extremely profound. You will be talking about this keynote long after you hear it!

    Room :  Grand Ballroom A
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Our APWA Ohio Chapter hosts are planning a fun-filled networking reception at the new Horseshoe Casino, located at Broadway Commons just off the Ohio River. The event will be held in the beautiful Pavilion Ballroom and Terrace overlooking the heart of Cincinnati’s bustling downtown shopping, dining, arts and theater district. Guests must be age 21 or older to attend. Transportation provided from official Snow Conference hotels. One ticket is included with each full registration. Other registration types may purchase tickets for $50 each. The Snow Celebration is sponsored by Western, SnowEx and Fisher.

    Room :  Horseshoe Casino

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This tour will highlight what sustainability means at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. From struggling to figure out how to recycle aluminum bottles to becoming the greenest zoo in America (with the greenest restaurant in America), the zoo’s sustainability journey has been sincere, aggressive and unapologetic. Tour will include the various methods the Cincinnati Zoo has utilized to become so green including LEED certified buildings, the largest public accessible solar canopy in the country, underground water retention tanks, pervious pavers, pervious concrete, and the Go Green Garden. Hear some intriguing, funny, and at times embarrassing examples of how the zoo turned it all around and learned that saving the world and saving money don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
    The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) encompasses more than 7,500 acres and four runways comprised of approximately eight miles of concrete, and serves more than six million passengers annually. CVG never closes, and the number one priority is to maintain safe flight operations for passengers, airline partners and cargo customers in any type of weather event. The role of their round-the-clock Field Maintenance team is to keep the airfield and all roadways on property open and maintained. This team can easily scale staff as needed, to more than 100 strong, during the Snow Season from mid-October to March. Nine multifunction snow removal vehicles easily clean a runway in approximately 20 minutes. CVG is a leader in the aviation industry through its ability to capture stormwater, snowmelt and any dispensed de-icing fluid used in this 4.5 square mile airfield. Approximately 400-million gallons of water are treated annually to remove trace amounts of chemicals and keep the environment safe.
    This tour includes two stops at Miami Township’s snow fighting facilities. You’ll visit the township’s 6,500-ton salt dome, brine-making and storage system, and brine-additive storage (i.e. beet juice) and cost-effective on-demand blending station. The service garage tour will include their winter operations fleet, maintenance garage and equipment yard. You’ll see how the township combines technology and the latest trends in the industry to provide its residents with a highly effective and efficient winter operations program. The township’s winter operations management staff will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate their utilization of AVL technology to keep a close eye on progress during a winter event, and explain how residents can benefit from this real-time information.