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Register for the Upcoming Facilities and Grounds Management Certificate Workshop

April 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2022
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT

Whether you are new or want to assess your current knowledge of facilities and grounds maintenance management, this program is for you. You will be able to learn straight from those professionals who developed the program. The Facilities and Grounds Management Certificate program will cover the basic need-to-know topics that professionals in the facilities and grounds disciplines need to understand to perform their jobs effectively and proficiently. The program will also provide you with training and real-life experiences in the areas of ADA compliance, grounds maintenance, preventative maintenance, capital improvement planning, and more.

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Register for CLL: Caring for Your Grounds with Smart Irrigation

April 28, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m. CT

Knowledge experts will discuss why a smart irrigation system is a sound choice for your lawn and landscape program. The presenters will discuss the benefits of water conservation and the benefits of sufficient and timely moisture for turf and landscape health. Discussion will include evaluating your current systems, determining costs and potential savings and how to get buy-in from your decision makers. The key components of a smart irrigation system will be detailed and real-life examples will be given to substantiate the information presented.

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Watch the "Switchyard Park" Roving Reporter

Keep up with the latest and greatest #trendingtech in public works with this Roving Reporter from Bloomington, Indiana highlighting Switchyard Park, a former railyard turned into community space.


Read the "Brown Box to Castle" Blog

Planning projects with customers is always easier when communication plans are set and expectations are defined. Learn how implementation of the “Brown Box” design process will result in new buildings that are within budget after the initial design process is completed, resulting in efficient use of both stakeholders’ staff and consultant resources.

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Take the Principles of Facilities and Grounds Management eCourse

This session is designed for individuals that are interested in exploring the principles of Facilities and Grounds management, as it applies for those entering the public works industry and those who want to further their professional development. This session provides practical advice on how to best manage facilities and grounds and dives into best practices and emerging trends relating to facilities and grounds management. It provides real-world examples, as well as a discussion guide to keep the conversation going with your peers after the conclusion of the session.

$45 for members; $65 for non-members

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Advance Your Career in Facilities and Grounds Management

Advance your career in facilities and grounds management through publications, training, certificates, and certification programs.

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Certified Public Works Professional-Supervision (CPWP-S)
For public works supervisors, crew leaders and frontline employees ready for supervisory positions.

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Certified Public Works Professional-Management (CPWP-M)
For public works managers, superintendents, and supervisors ready for management positions.

Facilities and Grounds Management Committee
The mission of the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the APWA is to provide APWA members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the operation, management, and maintenance of public buildings, grounds, and parks. The committee also recommends and advances APWA policies and positions concerning public facilities and grounds issues.