Spotlight On Engineering, Technology, and Asset Management
This three-and-a-half-hour program featured three relevant and pertinent sessions for those who supervise and work in engineering, technology, and asset management, including interviews with current APWA Leadership.
Sessions in this program include:
Linking Mobile Solutions to Assets, Work and Time Reporting
Speakers: John Medlock, Harry Lorick
Increase Your Options with Alternative Project Delivery Methods
Speakers: Shane Silsby, Khalid Bazmi, Edward Frondoso
Virtual Reality in Public Building Design: Immerse Yourself
Speakers: Svetlana Kortova, William Lam, Seiya Okada
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Small Cities/Rural Communities Perspective On Asset Management
Having an asset management plan has never been more important for public works departments. However, creating and implementing an asset management plan will be much different in a small city or rural community than in a large city. This panel will discuss how assets are managed in smaller municipalities with limited staff and resources.
Small Cities/Rural Communities Perspective On Engineering Technology
All public works departments use engineering and technology to deliver services, but small cities and rural communities often use them differently than their confidants in large cities. Join this panel as they discuss creative uses of engineering and technology in small cities and rural communities.
Construction Inspection Live Online Workshop
SOLD OUT — REGISTRATION CLOSED. New March session now open >
This unique course combines the benefits of an in-person workshop with the convenience of on-line learning. This course will include instruction for two hours, two days a week for four weeks, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and on-line discussions. 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. The program is based on the newly revised APWA Construction Inspection Manual and is designed for construction inspectors of various experience levels. All facets of public project inspection are covered, including the roles and responsibilities of an inspector, legal/ risk management and regulatory issues, documentation and communication, and project close-out. This program will be worth 2.0 CEU credits or 20 hours of CPII recertification credit.
After completing this course, participants will be better able to:
1. Explain the purpose, responsibilities and duties of an inspector.
2. Identify the elements involved in construction inspection (communication, documentation, risk mgmt., legal, planning, regulations, etc.)
3. Identify and address risk management and various proper installation concerns.
International Perspectives and the Value of Asset Management
Asset management practices and approaches vary widely from country and country. In Australia, asset management typically refers to strategic long-term financial planning and resource allocation across all asset categories. In the United States, asset management may refer to pavement management practices or GIS inventories. In some countries, asset management and long-term financial plans are compulsory for municipalities. In other countries, approaches vary across states and provinces. There is also variation in capacity building globally and a plethora of resources and training available. Hosted by APWA’s International Affairs Committee, this moderated panel discussion will focus on different asset management implementations around the world, as well as international standards, lessons learned, and how to get started.
Third Thursday Advocacy Jam: Engineering, Technology, and Asset Management
January 21, 2021
2:30–3:30 p.m. CT
Asset management has only increased in importance and utilization by public works agencies across the U.S. and Canada in recent years, and this trend shows no signs of stopping. Federal and state/provincial policies in both countries can play a critical role in the promotion, adoption and successful implementation of asset management. Please join the APWA Government Affairs team for an overview of government programs impacting asset management and an interactive discussion of asset management policy. We look forward to hearing your experiences with asset management and your thoughts on how the American and Canadian governments can better support successful implementation of asset management. Join the conversation.
Registration is FREE for Members and Non-Members. You can register for the entire year of programming or by each individual program.
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Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) Training
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Envision was designed to help infrastructure stakeholders implement more sustainable projects. The ENV SP designation is becoming an increasingly important credential for any professional involved in civil infrastructure. Since its inception, more than 6,000 professionals have obtained their ENV SP credential, which has equipped them with the knowledge to apply the ground-breaking Envision concepts to their daily work. The purpose of this training is to equip participants to use Envision. The Envision Training will be held over four consecutive days for two hours each day. After completing the training candidates will understand how Envision works, how it can improve the sustainability of their projects, and be able to successfully apply it to assess project sustainability. Participants will also be qualified to take the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) exam. The cost of the exam is included in the training registration cost.
Asset Management Demystified