Focus on Operations and Maintenance

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Stay in the Know with Operations and Maintenance Trending Technologies

Keep up with the latest and greatest #trendingtech in public works with APWA’s Talking Top Tech: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Auto Vehicle Location (AVL).

Register for the Popular Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Perspective on Operations and Maintenance

November 3, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Public works operations and maintenance staff excel when routines and standard procedures are in place, but public works rarely has the luxury of working without unexpected disruptions. Interact with operations and maintenance staff in small cities and/or rural communities to discuss the operations and maintenance challenges.

Free for members and non-members.

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Take the Public Works Math 101: Calculating Concrete and Asphalt eCourse

This course is designed for individuals that are interested in brushing up on their math skills. It provides in-depth instruction and hands-on training for calculating volume and area - as needed to determine the amount of concrete or asphalt needed to pave a given area (such as a driveway or parking lot). This course contains the following components: pre-assessment, presentations, reading assignments, practice exercises, post-assessment and a course evaluation.

This program is worth .1 CEUs (1PDH).

Registration is $15 for members; $25 for non-members.

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Access Operations and Maintenance (OM) Resources

APWA’s NEW Resource Center will highlight the following resources November 1–30, 2021, FREE to members and non-members:

  1. Spotlight on OM: Workforce for the Workforce: Integrating a Work Order Management System with GIS for Mobile Inspections
  2. Spotlight on OM: Pavement Preservation: Roads in Jeopardy!
  3. Spotlight on OM: Empowering Employees to Achieving Organizational Excellence
  4. OM Training: Inspections - What to Expect
  5. Is There an App for That? Mobile Technologies for Field Crew/Maintenance Efficiency
  6. Do Robots Read Signs? Technology Impacts on Roadway Maintenance and Operations

Advance Your Career in Operations and Maintenance

Advance your career in operations and maintenance through publications, training, certificates and certification programs.

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM 
November 2-4
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

This course will run for three days, in one week. Each class session will be 2.5 hours in duration, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and online discussions.

Join winter maintenance industry experts as they share their knowledge in an engaging and personable way. Targeted toward foremen, supervisors, and managers of winter maintenance operations, this certificate program helps those in charge of winter operations understand all facets of what goes into developing and maintaining an effective winter maintenance program. Resulting in more effective, efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly snow and ice control.

Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants.

This program will be worth .7 CEU credits.

Registration is $150 for members; $225 for non-members.

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The presenters in this class were all amazingly knowledgeable, personable, and engaging. I enjoyed this class more than any other I have ever attended! A BIG HUGE THANK YOU!
David Key, Street Superintendent, Waynesboro, VA

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM
November 9-10
10:00 a.m.–12:00p.m.

Learn from speakers who developed this program, many of whom are current or former operators themselves. The program is targeted toward those staff in the trucks performing winter operations, including operators, crew leaders, and foremen. The program focuses on snow and ice control materials and how they work, equipment, and operations. New or seasoned, this training is invaluable for any plow operator.

Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants.

This program will be worth .4 CEU credits.

Registration is $75 for members and non-members.

SPECIAL OFFER: We are offering discounted pricing when registering a group of 15 or more! The fee will be $50 per person.

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I learned a lot about what will help me in my role of plowing and maintaining the roads.
Corey MacAuthur, Operator, Cold Lake, Canada

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Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII)
For individuals who inspect the construction of public infrastructure and facilities and other types of construction work and materials to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

Check Out APWA's Operations and Maintenance Training Partners

APWA and the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) have a formal partnership for the purpose of fostering a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system. Our goal together is to improve the skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer.

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NLTAPA has compiled some of the best resources for online learning from across the country on their website. These resources are drawn from all levels of government, from federal to local, as well as some of the most up-to-date learning modules and videos from private and academic partners.

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Vista Equipment Training
APWA has teamed up with Vista Training, Inc. to offer valuable Instructor Kits, e-learning courses, and online videos for equipment operators with special discounts for APWA members.

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