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FACILITIES & GROUNDS INSIDE APWA
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President’s Message Technical Committee News Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award City of Tempe: Phoenix neighbor to the east Preparation: The key to success Gerald Williams: Preparing for public sector service Is your history retiring? Changing perception through communication Recognize Your Leaders Santa Cruz Public Works Department launches “Many Faces” employee blog
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Washington Insight Imagination to Innovation Public Works Institutes Ask Ann...
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Fuel site modernization and automation Protecting public tree health with a “low sodium diet” Building a sustainable maintenance facility Historic building maintenance A new method for streamlining tree selection for streets and public properties Big changes in electrical safety Automated asset management systems Establishing site expectations and developing maintenance programs for athletic fields Things to keep in mind regarding ADA guidelines Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition Fighting an uphill battle: facility maintenance software eases the public works load
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PRESIDENT‘S MESSAGE Facilities and grounds management is a holistic approach Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF APWA President
hen one thinks of
its useful life, or prune a mature tree.
infrastructure, not much
These are the components of a facility
attention is given to the
that most people don’t even think
public buildings that our organizations
about. The public has the expectation
are responsible for maintaining. Even
of conducting the business they need
in ASCE’s “Report Card for America’s
to attend to within a well-maintained
Infrastructure,” they speak of public
facility and their perception is based
parks and recreation as well as schools;
solely on appearance. However,
however, there is no mention of the
those of us involved with facilities
public buildings. Take for instance the
management know there is much more
substantial amount of work that is
to maintaining a facility beyond that in
being completed on the U.S. Capitol
which the public observes while in one
Dome in Washington, D.C., and the
of our public buildings.
cost of this renovation/repair project (approximately $60 million). This is
This is why asset management is so
vital in our organizations and should play a critical role in keeping our
Every public organization in North
facilities operating at the highest level.
America, regardless of size, has the
Every public organization needs to
responsibility of maintaining the
have a handle on their facilities and
facilities that house the services they
every component of the grounds
are responsible for providing. Not only
that it takes for them to function. In
should attention be paid to the facility
other words, facilities and grounds
but also to the grounds on which it is
management is a holistic approach
located. Such things as the parking lot,
and not simply picking and choosing
the sidewalks and walkways into the
the things to address that the citizens
facility, and the trees and landscaping
see day in and day out. As public works
are things that we see every day
leaders, it is our responsibility to not
but more often than not pay little
only educate the decision makers in
attention to. All of these are assets that
our communities but the public as
have to be appropriately managed.
well. We must take the time to explain the need to spend the necessary funds
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF Project Director HR Green, Inc. Johnston, IA PRESIDENT-ELECT Brian R. Usher, PWLF Director of Public Works City of Largo, FL PAST PRESIDENT Edward A. Gottko, PWLF Adjunct Professor New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ DIRECTOR, REGION I Richard F. (Rick) Stinson, PWLF Director of Public Works Town of Wakefield, MA DIRECTOR, REGION II Harry L. Weed, II, PWLF Superintendent of Public Works Village of Rockville Centre, NY DIRECTOR, REGION III William “Bo” Mills, PWLF Director of Public Services City of Germantown, TN
DIRECTOR, REGION IV Tommy J. Brown, PWLF Superintendent of Fleet Services City of La Grange, GA DIRECTOR, REGION V Richard T. Berning Retired Springfield, IL
ADVISORY COUNCIL DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY David L. Lawry, P.E. Director of Engineering and Public Works Village of Schaumburg, IL
DIRECTOR, REGION VI Chuck Williams, PWLF Municipal Services Director City of Lenexa, KS
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT William E. (Bill) Spearman, III, P.E. Vice President Woolpert, Inc. Columbia, SC
DIRECTOR, REGION VII Maher Hazine, P.E., PWLF Vice President W.C. Scoutten Inc. Goodyear, AZ
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, FLEET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF Fleet and Facilities Manager City of Ventura, CA
DIRECTOR, REGION VIII Ronald J. Calkins, P.E., PWLF Director of Public Works (retired) City of Ventura, CA
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Cora Jackson-Fossett, PWLF Retired City of Los Angeles, CA
DIRECTOR, REGION IX Jill M. Marilley, P.E., MPA, PWLF Senior Project Manager HDR, Inc. Shoreline, WA
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, TRANSPORTATION Kathleen B. Davis Director of Local Programs Washington State Department of Transportation Olympia, WA
(Past APWA Presidents) Robert Albee Roger K. Brown Nick W. Diakiw Jerry M. Fay Bob Freudenthal Larry W. Frevert Herbert A. Goetsch Edward A. Gottko Ken Haag Dwayne Kalynchuk Larry T. Koehle Diane Linderman Martin J. Manning James J. McDonough Robert Miller
Judith M. Mueller Ronald L. Norris Richard L. Ridings John J. Roark Harold E. Smith June Rosentreter Spence Noel C. Thompson Elizabeth Treadway Tom Trice William A. Verkest Win Westfall Carl D. Wills
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WASHINGTON INSIGHT EPA and USACE set to release final version of WOTUS rule Tracy Okoroike Government Affairs Associate American Public Works Association Washington, D.C.
his spring, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are scheduled to release the final version of the “Waters of the US” (WOTUS) rule. To read more about the WOTUS rule, visit http:// www.apwa.net/be_involved/FederalAdvocacy/Federal-Regulation/USFederal-Regulations.
After releasing the proposed rule, the EPA and USACE opened up a comment period, which after several extensions, lasted seven months. In that seven-month period, the agencies received over one million comments. Throughout the entire rulemaking process, the EPA and USACE have resolutely supported the proposed rule as it was initially written.
Nearly a year ago, the EPA and USACE released a proposed rulemaking to define WOTUS and determine which waters are subject to the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA). When the two agencies released the proposed rule in April 2014, a broad coalition of local government agencies, agricultural producers, business advocates, and congressional members loudly made known their opposition to the rule. In November 2014, APWA submitted its official comments in response to the proposed rule, citing concerns that the rule would expand jurisdiction to ditches and municipal separate stormwater systems (MS4s), increasing the cost of maintenance and permit requirements for public works departments.
EPA and USACE officials have testified multiple times in recent months and faced great skepticism, and sometimes outright hostility, from congressional members. Agency and Corps officials stood their ground against claims that the rule would greatly expand the jurisdiction of the CWA and unfairly burden state and local governments with the unfunded mandate of complying with additional regulations. In spite of the agencies’ claims, the House of Representatives passed legislation blocking the EPA from implementing the proposed rule. The Senate never voted on the bill. In January 2015, the EPA released the final version of a scientific report supporting the WOTUS rule. The
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proposed rule extends jurisdiction of the CWA to streams and wetlands in floodplains, which have been historically excluded from jurisdiction. The EPA claims streams and wetlands can affect the water quality of larger bodies of water. The 400-page scientific report synthesizes 1,200 peer-reviewed scientific studies and draws a strong connection between streams and wetlands and larger bodies of downstream water, such as rivers. These findings consequentially support the agency’s attempt to expand CWA jurisdiction beyond larger bodies of water or navigable waters. Because public works professionals in communities of all sizes play an important role in providing clean and safe water, APWA will continue to monitor this matter and make certain APWA membership is informed. Of paramount importance is to support federal and state policies critical to managing and delivering clean water without placing unnecessary regulatory burdens on state and local entities. Tracy Okoroike can be reached at (202) 218-6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NEWS The heart of many communities Phyllis Muder Professional Development Program Manager American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri
ublic buildings are the heart of many communities. These historic structures with their pristine landscapes are a source of pride across North America. This is thanks to the dedicated individuals that maintain these facilities and tend to the grounds. The APWA Facilities and Grounds Technical Committee consists of expertise from both sides of the profession. Chair Jennifer Gulick, MA, heads this year’s committee. Jenny is a Senior Consulting Urban Forester for Davey Resource Group in Walton, KY. The rest of the committee represents the broad spectrum on public works individuals that are concerned with facilities and grounds issues.
• Brian Carthan, PWLF, Park Services Manager, City of Oakland, CA • Mark A. Whitfield, PLS, Director of Public Works, Borough of State College, PA • Jeffery Patrick Brown, P.E., Engineering & Infrastructure Director, Cumberland County Engineering & Infrastructure Department, Fayetteville, NC • Joseph A. Sisler, P.E., Chief of Engineering/Facility Maintenance, County of York, Yorktown, VA • Gary L. Rank, Facilities Manager, City of West Des Moines, IA With our previous Board liaison, Brian Usher, busy preparing for his term as the next APWA President, the committee welcomed their new board liaison Ms. Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF. Mary Joyce is the Fleet and Facilities Manager, City of Ventura Public Works, Ventura, CA and brings 6
over 20 years of facilities experience to the committee. Facility managers constantly face increased demand for services, shrinking budgets, rising operating costs, and aging infrastructure. The committee has highlighted these issues in this issue of the Reporter with articles on the challenges of retrofitting historic buildings in “Historic building maintenance,” accessibility issues in “Things to keep in mind for ADA compliance,” going green in “Building a sustainable maintenance facility,” managing facilities in “Automated asset management systems” and keeping workers safe in “Big changes in electrical safety.” Sustainability and environmental protection is a key focus on the grounds side of the equation. This edition features articles on the effect of road salt on street trees in “Protecting public tree health with a ‘low sodium diet’” and some best practices for a sustainable landscape in “Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition.” We hope you all caught the committee’s Click, Listen and Learn session, “What to do with Historic Buildings? Tips on Management, Maintenance and Retro-Commissioning” on March 26. With so many communities looking to repurpose properties, the topic is extremely timely. The committee also recommends and advances APWA policies and positions concerning public buildings and grounds issues in the form of position statements. There are three levels of statements that APWA generates: advocacy, guidance and regulatory. An www.apwa.net
advocacy position statement clearly states APWA support for or opposition to a legislative issue; this statement is specific in nature, and directed to local, state, and national legislators and governmental agency administrators. A guidance position statement recommends that public works professionals follow certain practices, methods and activities. The regulatory position states APWA support for action to be taken by an administrative or regulatory body. Every spring, these positions are reviewed for accuracy and relevance to public works. The guidance statements that the committee currently has available on the APWA website are: 1. Mobility and Access For People with Disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) 2. Energy Conservation and Sustainability for Public Facilities 3. Quality Management of Public Facilities and Assets 4. Hazardous Materials and Asbestos Management in Public Facilities 5. Indoor Air Quality 6. Quality Management of the Urban Forest 7. Vulnerability and Security of Public Buildings Updates are currently in the work for all of these. If your agency is looking for guidance on a facilities and grounds issue that is not addressed or if you would like to get more involved, please feel free to contact the staff liaison, committee chair or any committee member. Phyllis Muder can be reached at (816) 595-5211 or email@example.com.
2015 APWA North American Snow Conference The Premier Event in Snow & Ice Management
April 12-15, 2015 | DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI Hosted by the APWA Michigan Chapter | www.apwa.net/snow
Monday, April 13
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. General Session Talk Show Education Sessions Worker Safety
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Education Sessions 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Opening and Welcome Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Exhibit Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break & Noncompete Time on the Exhibit Floor
3:15 p.m. Prize Drawings on the Exhibit Floor
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions
Tuesday, April 14
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Closing General Session Keynote Speaker: Jeff Havens Us vs. Them
8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Education Sessions
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Snow Celebration at The B.O.B.
Exhibit Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
9:40 – 10:25 a.m. Exhibitor Solutions Theater 8:50 – 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break & Non10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Exhibitor Solutions Theater compete Time on the Exhibit Floor 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Education Sessions Exhibitor Solutions Theater 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Non-compete Time 9:45 a.m. Prize Drawings on on the Exhibit Floor the Exhibit Floor 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. 9:50 – 10:35 a.m. Roundtables Exhibitor Solutions Theater 12:50 – 1:35 p.m. Exhibitor Solutions Theater 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Education Sessions
APWA invites you to join us in the heart of the Snowbelt for the record-breaking 2015 North American Snow Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, April 12-15! We’ve just expanded what was already our largest exhibit floor to accommodate all of the top-notch vendors wanting to share their innovative winter maintenance products with you. Pair that with excellent education sessions led by some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, and you have a can’t-miss event! Come experience the most concentrated collection of snow and ice solutions available under one (expanding) roof!
Wednesday, April 15 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Technical Tours
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Winter Maintenance Winter Operations & Truck Fabrication – A Regional Collaboration
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11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Exhibitor Solutions Theater Lunch & Non-compete Time on the Exhibit Floor 2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break & Non- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Exhibitor Solutions compete Time on the Theater Exhibit Floor
Sunday, April 12 Exhibit Hours: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
10:40 – 11:25 a.m. Exhibitor Solutions Theater
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Education Sessions
Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award APWA’s Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works snow and ice operations, and to promote the best practices in snow and ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts. The award will be presented at the 2015 APWA North American Snow Conference, April 12-15, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following are this year’s recipients.
ity of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus, Ohio, has a snow and ice control plan in place to set forth guidance in providing efficient and timely snow and ice control to the residents and visitors of Columbus. The goals of the plan are to reduce life-threatening and injury-producing conditions, reduce interruption to commerce, and reduce damage to property. The plan is also committed to limiting the environmental impacts associated with removing snow and ice. When there is snow, sleet, ice, or other winter weather events, the City of Columbus’ top priority is public safety. The City of Columbus reviews and revises the snow and ice control plan annually to further improve the levels of service provided to the citizens and visitors of the city.
There are high
expectations to get it done right and perform
to a high standard.
Recognizing the need for efficient and effective snow and ice control along with the demands from the public, the City of Columbus has an available 86 dedicated snowplows. Through interdepartmental cooperation, the City can ramp up to 145 plow trucks, depending upon the severity of a storm. The City has 114 core employees for snow and ice control that can be supplemented 8
by other City departments, bringing the total number of snow and ice control staff to over 400 employees. The City maintains a stockpile of 27,000 tons of salt for snow and ice control operations. Depending on the nature of a winter season, the City of Columbus uses between 23,000 to 30,000 tons of salt. The six-year average salt use has been 23,320 tons.
City of Lenexa, Kansas Snow removal is a high priority with the citizens of Lenexa, Kansas. There are high expectations to get it done right and perform to a high standard. The Municipal Services Department takes this challenge seriously and attempts to meet or exceed expectations. According to a 2013 DirectionFinder survey, snow removal on major city streets and residential streets ranked #2 and #3 for top City maintenance priorities over the following two years. According to the survey results, the highest levels of satisfaction with maintenance services was snow removal on major streets at 82% of the respondents either very satisfied or satisfied. In order to enhance onsite salt storage, City crews self-performed the construction of two additional hoop-style, fabric-lined salt storage
structures in the past two years that has added 1,500 tons of salt capacity. One structure was built at the west satellite location and the other unit was built to enhance storage at the main service center location. In previous years, the west satellite location was only able to hold 100 tons of salt; this new structure greatly reduces the City’s need to replenish salt during large or multiple winter events.
and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group discusses all equipment uses, and recommends equipment purchases to improve and maintain service delivery for all divisions of Public Services. The City continues to improve efforts towards chloride
reduction and data acquisition by upgrading one-ton unit application equipment and controls scheduled for 2015, and the proposed 2016 automation of brine and blending production.
City of Waconia, Minnesota Employees of the City of Waconia, Minnesota, actively maintain and improve the City’s environment and infrastructure. In the winter season, workers oversee approximately 48 center-lane miles of roadways, all municipal parking lots, and 27 miles of trails and sidewalks. The State of Minnesota has set forth high expectations for reducing chloride applications in the effort of protecting the wetlands, streams, and lakes for recreational use. In 2010 the City of Waconia made significant changes in winter maintenance practices to meet the State’s expectations. The City of Waconia was the first community in Carver County to utilize liquids in winter maintenance operations. Brine production and anti-icing were implemented into the community’s winter maintenance practices. The City of Waconia continues to equip and research the latest technologies in winter maintenance. In 2014 Public Services created a “Green Fleet Team.” The emphasis of this group is to discuss equipment needs, improve route optimization,
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City of Tempe: Phoenix neighbor to the east Jennifer L. Adams, MSW, LCSW Facilities Maintenance Manager City of Tempe, Arizona Co-Chair, 2015 Congress Publicity Committee
empe has a variety of unique experiences to offer you while attending Congress in August. I should know. Tempe is my home. I am an ASU graduate and have served the residents of Tempe for 25 years. I have watched this community grow from a college community to a thriving hub of corporate business. As Past President of the APWA Arizona Chapter and past Chair of the National Diversity Committee, I encourage you to visit our exceptional city. Tempe, a vibrant urban oasis in the heart of the Phoenix area, has its own personality. This refreshingly offbeat college town is home to Arizona State Tempe Center for the Arts
University (ASU), one of the largest universities in the country. It’s just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and accessible via METRO light rail. It is about a 10-minute METRO light rail ride from the Phoenix Convention Center and host hotels for Congress. Tempe’s spirited lifestyle is welcoming and creates a contagious energy. You can feel it on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus where students sporting maroon and gold learn BIG ideas. You can feel this vibe at fun-filled festivals, at theatre productions, comedy shows and art exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum. And, you will never forget when your children see the desert for the first time or feed a giraffe at the Phoenix Zoo. It’s a place where you can earn your personal best at the P.F. Chang’s Arizona Marathon & Half Marathon or Ironman Arizona. You can go kayaking or paddle boarding on Tempe Town Lake, or just relax poolside underneath a colorful umbrella.
Here is a list of things to do in Tempe while you visit our diverse and beautiful city: • See the best shows straight from Broadway at the Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned ASU Gammage Theater. • Cruise on an electric boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard at Tempe Town Lake. • Shop at Arizona Mills, Tempe Marketplace and IKEA.
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• Take a tour of the Desert Botanical Garden, a living museum with more than 50,000 varieties of desert plants from around the world. www.dbg. org • Stroll the shady, brick-lined sidewalks in Downtown Tempe. This popular gathering place is home to more than 100 restaurants, taverns and shops, in addition to public art and historic sites. www. downtowntempe.com
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Interested in golfing in Tempe? • Play a round at ASU Karsten Golf Course, a par 70, classic Pete Dye links-style course. Afterwards, have a casual lunch at the Trophy Room. You are sure to see a sports personality in the clubhouse. www. asukarsten.com • Play a round at one of the city’s courses. Ken McDonald or Rolling Hills. www.tempe.gov/golftempe
• Escape to another world at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills, with more than 30 display tanks and 5,000 water-loving creatures. www. visitsealife.com/Arizona
Interested in adult activities?
• Savor farm to table cuisine and see the city lights from Top of the Rock, a signature dining experience at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes. www.marriott.com/phxtm
• Meet a few locals at The Handlebar Tempe on Mill Avenue. This popular spot features a unique mix of beers on tap, beer cocktails, Germaninspired brats and pretzels, and a
• Four Peaks Brewing Co. is legendary in Tempe for both great food and beers like Kilt Lifter and 8th Street Ale. www.fourpeaks.com
• Order a perfect pint of Guinness, listen to a live band and soak up the Emerald Isle charm at Rula Bula Irish Pub. www.rulabula.com • Laugh along with one of the wellknown comedians who grace the stage at the Tempe Improv each weekend. www.tempeimprov.com • See live music and have rockin’ good food at Copper Blues. www. copperblueslive.com • Have a great meal, play games on the expansive outdoor patio and find your favorite specialty cocktail at the newest addition to Downtown Tempe’s culinary and nightlife scene, Culinary Dropout at the Yard Tempe. www.culinarydropout.com
Interested in some family activities? • Go to the Phoenix Zoo, voted one of the top five zoos for kids. www. phoenixzoo.org • Take a hike at Papago Park, where you can discover saguaro cactus, lagoons and see the sunset from Hole in the Rock. www. papagosalado.org • See a Childsplay performance, created just for young audiences, at the Tempe Center for the Arts. www. childsplayaz.org • Go play at Main Event Tempe. Here, you’ll find bowling lanes, laser tag, arcade games, gravity ropes course and great food. www.mainevent. com • Explore the underwater world at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, perfectly designed for kids. www.visitsealife. com/Arizona
Here are some fun facts about Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: • ASU ranks second on a list of schools that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the area of academics, facility and student life, according to U.S. News and World Report. The ranking put ASU in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in America.
• The Gallery of Scientific Exploration features interactive exhibits from the voyage of HMS Darwin to NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory. A self-guided tour of Arizona’s largest public arboretum at ASU’s Tempe campus is available online at https://cfo.asu.edu/fdm-arboretumplantcollection. The arboretum has a large date palm collection as well as collections of palms, conifers, cacti, succulents, and desert accent plants.
Getting to and around Tempe by METRO light rail METRO light rail connects Tempe and the ASU Tempe Campus to Downtown Phoenix, the airport and the city of Mesa. METRO runs seven days a week, Monday through Sunday, and on Friday and Saturday, hours are extended. Trains arrive at the stop every 12-20 minutes, depending on the time of day. METRO light rail cars can accommodate wheelchairs and bicycles. Bicycle symbols on the train
• For its commitment to sustainability operations and practice, ASU has achieved a gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, a self-assessment program launched by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. • Visit Air Apparent, a Skyspace designed by James Turrell on the ASU Tempe Campus at Rural and Terrace Roads. skyspace.asu.edu Tempe Town Lake Bridge
windows indicate the doors nearest the bicycle rack. Tempe believes that public transportation is crucial to a community. We are the only city in Arizona offering light rail from border to border and the only one with a light rail bridge. The bridge is illuminated by LCD lights and changes colors every time a train crosses. The rainbow reflects onto the surface of Town Lake, casting shimmering color onto the water. Tickets are $2 one-way, or $4 for an allday pass. Passes for light rail can also be used for buses. www.valleymetro.org/metrolightrail, (602) 253-5000 Whatever your plans may be when you visit our gorgeous state, we hope you consider exploring our exciting and diverse community in Tempe. Jennifer Adams can be reached at (480) 350-8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Preparation: The key to success Terry Kader, CPFP Fleet Services Superintendent City of Denton, Texas
n life, being well prepared has its advantages. Taking APWAâ€™s Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) exam is no different. I began supervising the maintenance of public works vehicles and equipment in 2002, and like many of todayâ€™s seasoned fleet professionals, my career in fleet maintenance began long before that. I worked as a technician for more than 15 years before advancing into supervision and, eventually, management. As a technician, I learned of professional certification programs that could enhance the status of my career path, such as the
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE); in just a few short years, I became an ASE Master, certified in Automotive and Heavy Duty Truck. While these certifications are not required in my present position, they are still maintained as a matter of pride and as an example of their importance and value in the fleet maintenance industry. Technicians continue to be highly encouraged and supported throughout their efforts to obtain ASE certifications. While working as a fleet supervisor for a small municipality, I learned of the CPFP credential offered by APWA.
After comparing other prevalent accreditations, I chose to pursue the CPFP certification, as it seemed the most relevant to the public works industry and to my work. Professional certification would be a big step toward being ready for a future fleet management position if (or when) an opportunity presented itself. Any fleet professional that has attempted CPFP certification will attest to the difficulty of the exam. Preparing to take the test is not an easy task. Although relevant prior experience may contribute to passing the test, a thorough study of suggested
The Fleet Services Department with the City of Denton, Texas. Terry Kader, Fleet Services Superintendent, is third from left on the front row.
materials is essential. I began with research of the recommended reading list and gathered materials suggested by APWA, especially in those areas of less familiarity, as this would be the best investment of my time. The core competency areas are Operations, General Management and Business, Asset Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Risk Management, Environmental Management, and Information Management & Technology. Each core area requires knowledge based on a wide range of subject matter, which is not as simple as memorizing pages from a particular book. While studying, however, it can be surprising to find what you already know from experience, as well as learning some basic information that you may not have encountered in your career to-date. I attained my certification in 2007, and there have been many associated personal and professional benefits. My promotion to Fleet Superintendent for the City of Denton in 2012 was certainly due, in part, to having the CPFP certification. When seeking advancement opportunities, you find yourself competing against equallyqualified candidates. CPFP is not just four letters added behind your name on a business card; it immediately recognizes your professionalism, knowledge, integrity, and ethics. The credential adds personal credibility and promotes a level of respect among other fleet managers—and that, in and of itself, leads to invaluable networking opportunities. Credibility with your customer base is another benefit, especially when you begin establishing relationships with various operating departments. When hiring a manager into a position of great fiscal responsibility, I believe a city, and its residents, benefit by selecting a candidate who has a thorough
understanding of the core principles of fleet management. Initially, I believed that fleet maintenance was all about vehicles, equipment, machines, parts, and tools. I have come to realize that fleet maintenance is really all about people. Directors, managers, supervisors, technicians, administrative staff, customers, vendors—these are the people who drive fleet maintenance. Learning to develop and maintain good working relationships with all of them is important for today’s fleet manager. Taking care of people, whether customers or staff, is one of the most important functions a fleet manager will do on a day-to-day basis. Becoming certified was a very rewarding experience for me. In the beginning, I did not give much
thought to how my career in fleet maintenance would progress and to what extent. Over time, I simply prepared to the best of my ability and made the most of the opportunities that came my way. I highly recommend this credential to anyone in the fleet maintenance business, whether you are currently in management, working toward a management position, or simply want to enhance your credibility in your current position. The CPFP credential demonstrates possession of industry knowledge, best practices, and a commitment to the profession. A CPFP-accredited fleet manager is well-prepared for the many challenges and opportunities that he or she may face in today’s fleet maintenance environment. Terry Kader can be reached at (940) 3498729 or Terry.email@example.com.
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Gerald Williams: Preparing for public sector service Connie Hartline Editor, APWA Publications American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri
hen I looked over the list of APWA Donald C. Stone (DCS) Center graduates, I was curious about the one person on the list who was not currently working for a public agency. So, I decided to interview Gerald Williams, who earned the DCS Public Works Manager designation in 2014. At first I wondered why an engineer who ran his own consulting firm would enroll in the program. In looking through his DCS application, I discovered that after 32 years working in the private sector, Gerald is planning to find a position in the public sector. To meet a key requirement of the DCS manager’s track, he enrolled in Iowa State University’s Public Employee Leadership Institute, an online, 100hour program. I became even more curious about Gerald when I noticed that besides the Institute, in the last four years, he also has managed to earn, online, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and he is completing his last class this semester at the University of Idaho to earn a master’s degree in engineering management. Now I was even more curious. With two master’s degrees almost under his belt at such an accelerated pace, when I interviewed him, I asked why he pursued the DCS designation as well. “Formal book learning is important,” he said, “but real world application where ‘the rubber meets the road’ is also invaluable, and that is why I was so interested in the DCS program.” 16
He said that when he applied to the DCS program, he was encouraged to enter at the Public Works Executive (PWE) level, but he felt compelled to begin with the manager track. “The majority of public works agencies in this country are still small enough that one person must capably wear both the public works manager and executive hats. It was important for me to understand both levels.” The DCS program gives him the additional, relevant public works experience the university programs don’t provide. When I told Gerald about my interest in his paradigm shift, he said this new direction is partly a reflection of the times—an economy that has hit consulting engineering firms squarely in the pocketbook. This is particularly true in small communities like Rexburg, Idaho, where Gerald currently lives and does business, which is approximately 80 miles northeast of Pocatello. He said the switch is also about where he is in life. Gerald wants to be able to devote all of his time at work to using what he knows doing things that benefit society, and he believes that he will be better able to do that in the public sector. “It is not about position and status for me now,” said Gerald. “As a consultant, even in the good times, you can spend about a third of your time marketing and networking, looking for work— lining up that next job. But in public works, the work is just there. There’s seldom any non-productive downtime to deal with.” www.apwa.net
Having once worked in the public sector for about a year and a half, Gerald has a little “official” public works experience. However, that was many years ago, and not as an administrator or a manager. But he does have a rich variety of experience in areas that are related to public works, including drainage and hydraulics, floodplain management, water and sewer, transportation engineering, and other forms of municipal engineering. His numerous successful projects attest to Gerald’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in dealing with public works projects and personnel. Since mentorship is a significant part of the DCS process, Gerald chose Bill Sterling as his mentor from the list of DCS Public Works Leadership Fellows (PWLFs). Bill, who retired a few years ago as director of public works in Greeley, Colorado, has— among many other things—written management-oriented books for
APWA, served in key capacities on several APWA committees, and has been instrumental in the APWA Accreditation program. “What a terrific opportunity,” Gerald said. “I could not have picked a better person to be my mentor.” He noted that some programs with mentoring components at other associations pick the mentors for the participants, “but I was able to pick Bill Sterling for myself. That’s a real advantage of the DCS program.” As with other DCS graduates I have interviewed, Gerald can’t say enough about how much he appreciates the time his mentor has taken with him. Bill’s counsel was invaluable to Gerald as they searched through his varied and numerous completed work projects to find one that was public works oriented enough to submit for the project component of the PWM.
in budget the first year! While used to working with contractors on public works projects, this offered Gerald a new and greater view of the challenges and opportunities available in public works. Gerald particularly appreciates the interest Bill showed in him. He felt that Bill was interested in Gerald reaching his own various goals, not just in “going down a checklist” with him. However, because of his simultaneous educational endeavors and not being actively involved in an agency at the time, Gerald observed that he “was probably not the kind of mentee Bill was looking for.” This makes Gerald even more appreciative of Bill’s willingness to mentor him. Gerald has identified a particular area of interest in public works for himself, which he believes is “not adequately
covered in typical engineering, project management, business, or public administration programs and training.” Noting that even small communities like Rexburg have hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in infrastructure assets, he said, “Cities deserve to have people who are trained in infrastructure asset management.” Gerald has been accepted into the DCS PWE program and will begin it officially after he finishes his last master’s class in May. About his experience with DCS, Gerald said, “I think if someone thinks that they don’t need the DCS program, they need to think again! Whatever level you are at, there is something there for all of us. That’s the beauty of the DCS program.” Connie Hartline can be reached at (816) 595 5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimately, they selected the Portneuf River Levee Recertification Project, which Gerald’s firm undertook in September 2008 to July 2009. The river flows through the City of Pocatello in southeastern Idaho, and a significant older portion of the town (commercial and residential area) is protected by levees on both sides of a 7.2-mile reach of the river. Although the levees were critical to the area, several factors threatened to force their deaccreditation. At the time, levee recertification was new, and the Portneuf project was one of the first to be considered. The project presented some interesting (a euphemism for frustrating!) challenges in coordination of multiple agencies (local and federal). Levee rehabilitation was necessary before certification could be made, which was innovatively provided under the direction of Superintendent Randy Ghezzi using multiple City departments—without any change
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Is your history retiring? Bob Moorhead, P.E. Maintenance Manager, County Road Administration Board Olympia, Washington President, Public Works Historical Society, Board of Trustees
at” is retiring after a long
reasonable job in keeping the fleet and
systems over to the next generation,
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mechanical systems up-to-date. Many
which will face different challenges
in the Maintenance Center
of us are daring enough to try some
and situations, but might still need to
break room for some coffee, cake,
new materials when they come along.
know where the gizmo that keeps the
and punch this Friday afternoon
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thing-a-ma-jig running smoothly is
just before quitting time. Maybe the
keep our employees current on the
Mayor will stop by with a Certificate
issues and options of the day. But how
of Appreciation. Maybe the crew has
many of us are getting the most out of
And, let’s not forget to say “Thanks, Pat
fashioned some sort of memento from
our most experienced employees before
for all you’ve done.” And, invite Pat to
the stuff in the scrap box. Let’s all hope
they retire or move on?
stop by once in a while just to see how
that Pat’s first retirement check arrives
well the next generation is doing in
on time next month!
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its own season of responsibility. After
Brokaw lauded the perseverance and
all, we’ll all likely be following Pat’s
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accomplishments of “The Greatest
footsteps out the door in a year, or two,
memento and the left-over cake, what
Generation” of the Depression and
or ten, or twenty, or thirty.
else is leaving with Pat this week?
World War II era. Have we done the
Perhaps 25 or 30 years of Memories.
same for the “Baby Boomers” who
Bob Moorhead is a Past President of the
Knowledge. Insights. Everyday
followed? Statistically, the “Boomers”
APWA Washington State Chapter, and
Practical Answers. The confidence that
were born between 1946 and 1964,
a member of the Public Works Historical
everything is running well just from
which puts them in their early 50s
Society Board of Trustees. He may well
the hum or the feel or the sound or the
to late 60s, the common age range
be joining Pat within a year or two, and
smell in the place.
for retirements. They operated
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wa.gov or (360) 350-6083.
Can you afford to let Pat retire? Have
infrastructure over the past 30 to 40
you asked Pat to review the operations
years as the population of the United
The Public Works Historical
manual lately? Or just jot down a few
States grew from under 200,000,000
Society is an affiliate of APWA, with
“secrets” to keep things on an even
to over 300,000,000. They knew not
membership open to public works
keel? Have a few less-experienced
just how to build or rebuild the water,
practitioners, authors, academia,
employees been given the opportunity
sewer, transportation, and recreation
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to spend any quality time shadowing
facilities, but how to operate them
works history. Membership in APWA
Pat to learn the routines? Does
efficiently as well.
is not required. Annual dues are $35,
anybody else know which locker holds
and can be added to APWA members’
that gizmo Pat uses to adjust the thing-
So, let’s not let Pat out the door before
regular annual dues statements.
we glean as much of her/his vocational
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memory and institutional knowledge
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The three components of any well-run
as we can. Let’s utilize the retiring
details on the Society’s mission and
organization are people, equipment,
generation as the valuable resource
and materials. Most of us do a
it is before turning the public works
Changing perception through communication Amy McLaren, P.E. County Engineer Peoria County Highway Department, Peoria, Illinois Member, APWA Diversity Committee
ublic works professionals (including us engineers) have a knack for being progressive and innovative. When faced with technological advances, we adapt to change. When faced with funding constraints, we find creative solutions. We must be responsive and resourceful to survive in our competitive field. But there’s one field that presents a road block to many of us, myself included. That is social media. Let’s face it: engineers are not historically known for our social acuity. I find this stereotype of myself as a kind of selffulfilling prophecy.
But if we set aside
our fears of repercussion and take the time to tell people how and
Social media sites are great avenues for people to express their opinion, brag on their children, and share personal triumphs or challenges. But they are not great avenues for me. Or so I thought, until it was suggested I use social media as a means to reach more people in a professional capacity, to diversify my department’s public awareness portfolio so to speak. Historically, we’ve gone the traditional route to share information: press releases about road closures, public meetings about proposed projects, construction updates on our website, etc.
why we do the things we do, then they
Call me, e-mail me, even fax me and I’ll respond to your questions and comments, but tweet me? IM me? What? I hope I am not alone in my “old school” thinking when it comes to public correspondence. I hope there are some of you willing to join me in forging a new path on the information superhighway of web 2.0. It’ll be less scary for all if we band together when putting ourselves, our coworkers, and our department on Facebook and Twitter for all to see, criticize, and crush. No one likes public humiliation. Professionals like us who just “do our job” don’t even like public accolades, so how can we possibly consider sharing the bad news of a road is closed, the bridge is out, or snow is coming directly with the public @ PeoriaCoHwyDept? (That’s a handle for those who don’t know, and it’s probably too long for those who do know.) We’re just asking for trouble. But then I dug a little deeper. People tend towards distrust when they do not fully understand. Maybe they believe we’re repairing Main Street because the mayor lives on Main. Or Mercedes Drive is the first road plowed because it leads to the country club. But if
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All these things we take for granted— funding challenges, construction delays, award nominations—the general public does not have general knowledge of because they do not live and breathe it like you and I. But if we set aside our fears of repercussion and take the time to tell people how and why we do the things we do, then they understand. My preliminary investigation into this personally uncharted territory of social media as a professional means to communicate with our motoring public has led me to discover that people simply appreciate knowing. And who can fault them for that? Certainly not us public works professionals, who know how roads are made and how we could make them better. I believe we can make the less traveled road of social media the best avenue for reaching our citizens with www.apwa.net
the information they need3/10/15 so we6:51 can PM develop the trust we both desire. To that end, I will be content in taking baby steps toward a more robust pallet of communication methods, keeping in mind that I might have to learn new “languages,” of sorts, to be effective with others who I deal with. Amy McLaren can be reached at (309) 697-6400 or email@example.com. Special Reminder: Please make sure you update your personal membership profile, including answering the optional questions 13-16 (see page 10, November 2013 Reporter). Please refer to APWA’s 2013 Diversity Resource Guide 2nd Edition and the Diversity Toolbox for more ideas in celebrating the diversity in your chapter.
Recognize Your Leaders Nominator’s Name: Josh Wheeler, Benton County Public Works Director Candidate’s Name: Jim Burke Candidate’s Title: Fleet Manager Candidate’s Agency/Organization: Benton County Public Works Candidate’s City/State: Benton County Public Works
ow long has the candidate been involved in the public works industry? 28 years
How long has the candidate worked in their current position? Started as a mechanic in 1986. That fall, Jim was promoted to Lead Worker. In August of 1988, Jim was promoted to his current position of Fleet Manager. How was the candidate’s leadership ideas/actions brought to the forefront? In 1990, Jim Blair, the Public Works Director at that time, became aware of economic struggles at a small school district, the Alsea School District. They were having problems with getting their buses repaired in a timely and cost-effective manner. Mr. Blair asked Jim Burke if we could take on that account, and thus begun the future of Benton County Fleet as a regional maintenance facility for the Willamette Valley. As was common, the various governmental entities met on a quarterly basis and learned of this new account at Benton County. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked if the County would be willing to do their work for the local district. Jim Burke realized at that time that the County could be a regional maintenance facility for the central Valley. At the time, agencies in Benton County were looked at, but over the years, the program has expanded to agencies in Polk and Linn County. In
1992, Corvallis Fire came on board which accelerated the program as other Fire Departments saw the advantage of allowing Benton County to maintain their fleet. Jim’s background as a volunteer firefighter became the highlight of Benton County Fleet as he understood the needs of fire departments. When ODOT came on board, they asked if they could fuel at the County site. This started what has now become Benton County Public Works as a regional fueling site for all of Benton County and a few other programs outside of the County such as LinnBenton College. Today, Benton County Fleet Department serves 48 customers in the three-county region which includes Oregon State University, Corvallis Fire, Albany Fire, and Lebanon Fire, just to name a few. The partnerships formed by the Benton County Fleet Department jumpstarted a regional effort by all of Benton County. Today, the Road Crew provides Chip Seal services to other agencies as well as Striping Services (all the way to Seaside, OR). Shared mowing has occurred with Lane County as well as internally with our Parks and Natural Resources Department. The Health Department now has facilities in Linn County, the furthest being all the way to Sweet Home, OR.
Who did the candidate work with to help bring this idea/action forward? See above description. Started with Public Works Director Jim Blair and Alsea School District. Tim Smith, foreman at the time, and Dave MacKenzie, Senior Mechanic at the time, really supported Jim in this effort. After Tim left in 1996, Dave MacKenzie, now Foreman, ended up being a staunch supporter of Jim’s commitment to the customers and bringing the mechanic staff along with him, with all staff believing in the concept and making Benton County a regional facility—the place to get done what was needed done with the best service possible. The Board of Commissioners has been instrumental in supporting this endeavor throughout the years. Did the candidate experience any challenges when trying to implement this? In 1992, as the program was quickly expanding, the mechanics were concerned about their compensation. They felt they were being asked to do more without compensation. There were four mechanics at the time, and Jim asked the Public Works Director if they could hire an additional mechanic due to the increasing workload. To be able to justify additional pay, Jim instituted the requirement of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification which allowed the mechanics to receive additional wages. In 1994-1995, space started to become an issue. The work bays were full. Work had to be done outside. There was just not enough room for all the repairs the County was now responsible for. Sometimes they had to tow a vehicle that was waiting on parts out of the garage just to make room for another repair. To solve this issue, the Board of Commissioners recognized the Fleet
Department as a team and asked what they could do for the employees. The employees asked for a new lathe and more space. At the time, the building housed the Road Department and the Fleet Department. The Commissioners had a new building built that would house Road Department staff and allow the Fleet Department to take over the old area they used. A few years later, an addition was made to the garage which was built specifically to work on large fire engines, two at a time. A big challenge in operating a government regional facility is that we cannot profit from the services. The shop rate must remain low to compete with private business, but with rising wages and overhead costs, the need to raise rates presents a challenge for the future. One challenge we have today, as our staff ages and technology changes annually, is implementing a succession plan where highly educated and experienced people will transfer from college, technical school, or private industry to keep Benton County Fleet as a regional leader in the industry. Our partnerships with Linn-Benton College
and Oregon State University will allow us to make this a reality. Are there steps/processes that, when looking back, the candidate could have done differently to make this idea/ action even more successful (lessons learned)? Ideas have been proposed over the years such as being a full regional shop for places like Corvallis Public Works and Albany Public Works. Those ideas never fully came to fruition, but if we had to do it over again, we would strengthen those relationships early on rather than later which would allow those communities to not be as vested in their own departments and instead save money by using Benton County as a regional facility. The County also looked at partnering with Oregon State University; however, the logistics for partnering with a state agency were too complex. Contributed by Josh Wheeler, Benton County Director of Public Works, Office: 541-766-6010, Fax: 541-766-6891, Cell: 541-740-7704, Joshua.wheeler@ co.benton.or.us
APWA President-Elect Brian Usher and CPWA President Kealy Dedman with Hazel McCallion, retired mayor of Mississauga, Ontario at the Ontario Chapter’s 2015 Annual Conference on January 29 www.apwa.net
Santa Cruz Public Works Department launches “Many Faces” employee blog Janice Bisgaard Community Relations Specialist City of Santa Cruz, California
he City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department has launched a blog that profiles 37 of its employees titled “The Many Faces of Public Works.” Individuals who help to keep the city in working order are depicted through photography and narrative. Santa Cruz residents who visit the blog may enter a weekly contest to win prizes donated by local Green Certified Businesses. Visit http:// themanyfacesofpublicworks.blogspot. com.
free’ Santa Cruz as it wakes up five days a week.”
“The Many Faces of Public Works” includes narrative from Resource Recovery Worker Daniel Ambrose who enjoys operating the street sweeper. “The best part of this work is my shift from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,” he said. “I get to experience ‘green and
Street Maintenance Crew Leader Jess Davila’s post says, “I was drawn to public works 34 years ago because I wanted to work for the town I grew up in and enjoyed outdoor construction work. There’s always a full plate maintaining the streets and
In her profile, Tina Larsen, Parking Facilities Maintenance Assistant, states, “Off of the job, I am a seamstress and limit my work to performance costumes. My hobbies include wilderness camping and four-wheeling. I am also an avid target shooter. I am very concerned about our local homeless youth and have served as a licensed foster parent.”
sidewalks and storm drains for the citizens of Santa Cruz. The challenge is completing jobs with minimal traffic delays and maximum safety for pedestrians and cyclists.” The employee profiles also include Fred Stevens, Lead Mechanical Technician at the Wastewater Treatment Facility; Agnes Topp, Environmental Projects Analyst; and Laura Shaw, Wharf Parking Attendant. Photography is by Kevin Johnson, a photojournalist, documentary videographer and multimedia journalist. Prizes for the weekly contest have been donated by six Certified Green Businesses: Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Santa Cruz Warriors; Santa Cruz Dream Inn; Olitas Cantina & Grille; Venture Quest Kayaking; The Crow’s Nest; and L’Atelier Salon and Day Spa. The first winner received two NBA D-League Showcase passes providing seats to 16 tournament games at the 11th annual event in Santa Cruz. For more information, please visit the Public Works Department’s website, www.cityofsantacruz. com/publicworks, or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ cityofsantacruzpublicworks. Janice Bisgaard can be reached at (831) 420-5166 or JBisgaard@cityofsantacruz. com.
City of Santa Cruz Street Maintenance Crew Leader Jess Davila is profiled at The Many Faces of Public Works blog. Photo by Kevin Johnson.
JOIN US IN CELEBRATION! NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK
Community Begins Here may 17-23, 2015
Weâ€™re Celebrating Public Works! There would be no community without the quality of life public works provides. There would be no community to police and protect, no public to lead or represent. Public works allows the world as we know it to be - community begins here. Join us in celebrating the tens of thousands of women and men in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Visit our website at apwa.net/npww for great ideas on how to celebrate National Public Works Week in your community this year. Share your experiences on social media using the hashtag #NPWW. If you have any questions about NPWW, contact Jon Dilley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-595-5251.
Community Begins Here NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK: may 17-23, 2015 this year’s national public works week poster is now available!
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Christiane Beauregard is an award winning illustrator and designer. Her creative motivation has been to expand her capacity to bring virtual images to life. From delicate emotion to complex technological data, she is always striving to express her passions through her digital art.
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2015 North American Snow Conference, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Resilient Cities – A Discussion with Chief Resilience Officers
Built to Last: Getting the Most out of Your Solid Waste Fleet
CSM, CPII and CPFP Certification Exams (computer-based testing)
Public Works Leaders Talk About Traffic Incident Management
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CSM, CPII and CPFP Certification Exams (computer-based testing)
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2015 Congress, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
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IMAGINATION TO INNOVATION Bright prospects from a rare earth Andrew C. Lemer, Ph.D. Senior Program Officer The National Academies of the United States, Washington, D.C. Member, APWA Engineering & Technology Committee Dennis Gabor, awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discoveries underpinning the development of holography, once wrote, “The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.” Imagination to Innovation is a periodic look at new technology and scientific discovery that we could be using to invent the future of public works.
ith snow on the ground and an Alberta Clipper’s sub-freezing temperatures outside my window, my mind wanders to a memory of a colorful chart on the wall of my high school chemistry classroom—the periodic table of elements—and the outlier boxes that introduced me to the “rare earth elements,” oddly named because they are for the most part fairly common in our planet’s rocks and soil. By most accounts there are seventeen of these elements and what is rare is finding enough of them in one place to support economical mining and refining operations. China, by far the low-cost producer, accounts for about 95 percent of the global supply. The supply matters because these rare earth elements have turned out to be really important in many electronics applications and in the very strong magnets used everywhere from tiny electric motors to stereo speakers to medical devices. According to one report, an Apple iPhone has in it eight rare earth elements, in its screen, speakers, and circuitry. One particular rare earth element, samarium (number 62 on that chemistry wall chart), is used primarily in production of strong magnets that can withstand significantly higher temperatures than other kinds without losing their magnetic properties. But what has generated particular
buzz lately is the odd properties of the chemical compound samarium hexaboride, six parts boron (think heat-resistant glass in cooking pots and laundry bleach) and one part samarium. The material is one of several electrical insulators that physicists began to study several decades ago because, contrary to what would normally be expected, they retain some conductivity when cooled to near absolute zero; researchers call them Kondo insulators. At such low temperatures, the insulating ability of most insulating materials effectively becomes infinite— no electricity flows through. Trying to learn why Kondo insulators are different led some scientists to theorize that “topological insulators” might exist, materials that let electricity flow over their surface but not through. Now scientists at a number of universities have shown experimental results that samarium hexaboride may be a true topological insulator.
open a new path to quantum computers and other futuristic electronics. Quantum computers, applying advanced physics principles to perform computation and data processing tasks with single atoms or electrons, could dramatically increase our computing power and greatly improve computer security. Their development is still in its infancy, of course, but the research could one day help control the threat that someone will hack into our increasingly sophisticated water supply or transportation control systems. For now, though, just stay cool. Andrew Lemer, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Program Officer with the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. In addition to technical papers and occasional articles for the Reporter, he writes on civil infrastructure and human settlement at www.andrewlemer.com.
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The “fly in the ointment” for samarium hexaboride’s contribution is the low temperatures needed to have it perform. Having found what they believe is one real topological insulator, however, scientists anticipate they may find others and then develop ways to put them to work. The excitement about the discovery comes from the thought that having topological insulators could www.apwa.net
PUBLIC WORKS INSTITUTES Module 3: The Importance of Effective Communication in Leadership Janet Ramsay Public Works Operations Manager City of Peoria, Arizona Public Works Institute graduate, 2011
ublic works is unique in that many who end up here, did not start out with public works in mind much less a leadership role in the field. Whether you started your public works career in construction or environmental services, a common thread is the ongoing need to develop leaders with the specific skill set unique to our profession. I am proud to have completed one of the first Public Works Institute’s four-part programs in the Arizona Chapter. Many of my leaders were called upon to deliver modules of the Institute’s curriculum. The specific relevance of this national program was not only a benefit; it was a boon to my own career. In addition to the invaluable lectures from respected local authorities, the program provided a unique opportunity to spend extended
The Arizona Chapter’s Public Works Institute graduating class of 2011
group time with my peers from around the state. These contacts became one of the most precious takeaways from the program and I have remained in contact exchanging data, collaborating on policies and procedures, and sometimes just benchmarking our service with that of others in the area. As a leader, I have steered several emerging leaders to the Institute for training, utilizing the program as a resource to help me with the growth and development of my organization and succession planning. I recently made an internal promotion of a supervisor in the department. As you might guess, his résumé included the Public Works Institute. I appreciate the experience and insight he gained from the Institute and his participation in the American Public Works Association so when I was called upon to deliver a module to a program group, I could scarcely refuse. My module was on a topic near and dear to my heart: communication. The leader’s role is to inspire and motivate a team toward the mission and vision of the organization through communication. That’s much more complicated than good grammar and eloquence in presentation. While those things are important, a good communicator must find a common ground on which to deliver her message to the selected audience. Even when there is a captive audience, those you pay to listen, communication is a
complicated beast that takes on life of its own. It can support or destroy your organization through its use. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – Epictetus The best communicators are at least equal parts listener and speaker. In a world of communications gone high-tech—text messages, e-mails, twitter and snapchat—it’s tempting to sit at a desk and deliver directives along with colorful illustrations about your organization’s goals and objectives. Depending upon the people in your organization, this may work some or even most of the time. Knowing when and under what circumstances is key because it is a fact that the most effective leaders have always been and will always be good communicators. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Anthony Robbins As a leader, you must not only convey your message through communication, you must be effective in its delivery. This requires some knowledge of your audience and, ideally, a relationship with them. You begin to build this relationship and build upon it by communicating. You must build awareness of the individuals, their interest and role in your message, and then you can be most effective. There are five essential “Be” rules of effective communication: 1. Be honest. Build trust in you and your organization by being a reliable source of information. Tell the truth,
even when it is unpleasant because you can move past an incident of digression, but you cannot move past a general lack of trust. Integrity is key to your team’s security. Security is a requirement for people to take risks and, as we know, risks are required to find innovation. People will feel secure in taking the risks to be innovative where trust exists. When they do not trust you, they will secure themselves in the safest role and that is not where we find motivation and innovation. To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. – Edward R. Murrow 2. Be personal. John Maxwell said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Even as their leader, you are engaged in a relationship with your team. Human beings are emotional and when you communicate to them that you care about them as a person, you touch them on a level that inspires loyalty and motivation. The personal aspect of this relationship may be uncomfortable for some leaders so it will take practice to find what you can do that is both sincere and comfortable. Whether it’s eye contact, a pat on the back, or just a handshake, haptic (nonverbal) communication is personal and cannot be accomplished in an e-mail or twitter blast. 3. Be available. When one of your team members asks, “Do you have a minute?” the answer is ALWAYS yes. If not this minute, soon. The best message you can send is, “Of course I have a minute for you.” In the best case, you do not wait for them to seek you. You will find them and ask what you can do for them. Time spent with your team is time spent developing the relationship that supports your mission as a leader. www.apwa.net
4. Be quiet. Never underestimate the value of listening attentively. Not only will you gain understanding of the question or problem at hand, you will likely gain valuable insight to the person that will help you to reach him/ her when you need to communicate your message. Knowing their values is insight into their motivational keys. 5. Be aware. Take note of the things you do and be ever mindful that your words, your body language, your appearance and even your silence can speak volumes for you. Are you conveying the message you want in all your communications? Self-awareness is vital to avoidance of sending unwanted messages. Communication is the single most important aspect of leading a team. You can be the most skilled technician in your field but if you lack the communication skills to lead, direct and motivate your support team, you will be an ineffective leader. “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere." – Lee Iacocca It is critical to be a perpetual student in the art of communication. As a leader, it is critical to engage in the continuous study of yourself, your words, the things you do and do not say in communicating to your team. It is vital that you stay informed, relevant and appropriate as a communicator and it is this insight, this skill, that will set you apart from the rest and earn you the distinction as a great leader. Janet Ramsay can be reached at (623) 773-7830 or email@example.com.
Fuel site modernization and automation Lloyd Brierley Director, Fleet Services Division City of Toronto, Ontario Member, APWA Fleet Services Committee
n addition to overseeing vehicles and equipment, the City of Toronto’s Fleet Division is responsible for overseeing the City’s fueling infrastructure. This includes a number of City-owned sites that distribute thousands of litres of fuel per day for use in City vehicles and equipment. The City is currently undergoing a multi-year fuel site improvement and consolidation initiative. This initiative reduces a number of smaller fuel sites that are nearing the end of their life by replacing them with larger capacity super-sites. Super-sites are strategically located and contain multiple pumps and fuel types, enabling them to serve a wider range of vehicles and equipment. The estimated completion date for all upgrades and replacements is 2017, with the City typically upgrading two or three sites per year.
New fuel pumps used at supersites
Site upgrades include installing new above-ground tanks and state-of-theart fuel management systems. Not only do these upgrades ensure compliance with current environmental standards and regulations, but they also provide an increase in management effectiveness through consolidation and modernization. Older fuel sites required daily manual fuel volume measurements and inspections, followed by volumetric charting and calculations which were recorded, inputted and emailed for central record keeping. In contrast, super-sites are equipped with real-time centralized 32
automated controls that are able to identify tank volumes, including the amount of fuel dispensed or obtained. In addition, the controls provide live readings and thresholds for each tank which are used for ordering fuel, similar to a fuel gauge and low fuel light in a passenger vehicle. Sites are now equipped with an emergency standby generator to ensure the location remains operational in the event of a power outage. These upgrades have considerably reduced the amount of staff time and effort that was previously required for the numerous daily manual tasks necessary to maintain a fuel site. As a result of the automated systems and centralized oversight, data accuracy and response time for fuel management operations have significantly improved. In 2013, Fleet Services introduced a pilot project to further automate the fueling process at each of these sites. Wireless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology was used to capture vehicle usage and fuel consumption data. Initially, fifty on-road vehicles ranging from small passenger cars to large garbage trucks were equipped with a wireless microprocessor known as a Vehicle Interface Box (VIB). The VIB connects to a secure transponder ring near the vehicle’s fuel port. A corresponding inlet ring was installed on the fuel pump nozzle at the pilot sites for proximity control. Pumps are
activated when the transponder ring on the vehicleâ€™s fuel port is within approximately six inches of the inlet ring on the fuel pump. The pilot was later expanded to include more sites along with a wider range of vehicles and off-road equipment. The fueling process for VIB equipped vehicles is fast and simple. The operator drives to the fuel island, picks up the nozzle, fuels the vehicle and returns the nozzle to the pump when finished. No other steps are required. Behind the scene, the system is fully integrated through a fuel module application on the Fleet Management Information System. This enables real-time authentication and secure fuel management. Statistics including asset identification, fuel type, dispensing limit, time/date and location are collected seamlessly during the fueling process. Vehicle- or equipment-operating data such as the odometer and/or engine hour readings are also captured. As an added option, additional diagnostic data directly from the engine computer is available on many newer vehicles. The simplicity in the fueling process reduces the time operators spend at the fuel pump. Previously, in order to fuel a vehicle the operator had to insert the vehicleâ€™s fuel card into a pump activation module located in an operator shack at each site. They then were required to correctly key in the odometer reading before fuel was dispensed. If the reading was incorrectly keyed or the vehicleâ€™s fuel capacity did not match the system specified range, fueling was stopped or the operator was locked out. A phone call was required to have the reading corrected or the system overridden in order for fuel to be dispensed. In addition, vehicle capacity threshold control was only provided in ranges
Upgraded fuel site, near completion, with multiple pumps and above-ground fuel tanks
as opposed to exact quantities, so some variance existed. Having upto-date reliable data will result in improvements on vehicle preventive maintenance scheduling and vehicle life-cycle management. The VIB pilot project has been successful. It has proven to be a costeffective method to capture asset data while ensuring secure and accurate fuel management when compared with other solutions, such as those that require ongoing monthly charges and/ or human effort to input odometer readings and review and correct entry and reporting errors. Due to the success of the pilot and the seamless data transfer that further reduces staff time and involvement, Fleet Services will now be using the new module on all fuel pumps/islands as upgrades continue. The illustrated 125,000 litre fuel site, which is nearing completion, dispenses gasoline and clear diesel for on-road vehicles as well as dyed-diesel for off-road equipment. www.apwa.net
As a result of the improvement in data accuracy, fleet and fuel management integrity and security, Fleet Services will be adding the VIB modules to all new vehicles as part of the ongoing vehicle and equipment replacement process. Additional efforts will be put forth in 2015 and 2016 to add VIBs to existing vehicles and equipment. The new fuel management system in itself is an improvement, even without the VIB component. Previous systems were unable to provide the same concise data and fleet management capability. The resultant combination of the modernized fuel sites, automated processes and real-time data has produced positive results and financial savings in both fleet and fuel management for the City of Toronto. Lloyd Brierley can be reached at (416) 392-1034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting public tree health with a “low sodium diet” Lee Mueller Community Forestry Consultant Davey Resource Group, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company Grand Rapids, Michigan
he 2013-14 winter was unquestionably severe. Across the country, the “Polar Vortex” broke records for both total snowfall and low temperatures in many communities. The impacts of the harsh winter on road conditions and budgets have been well documented. In fact, the high demand for salt to keep roads and sidewalks clear caused prices to skyrocket in many local markets (Coyne 2015). As a result of the unanticipated frequency and duration of snow removal and ice treatment, many cities exceeded their winter maintenance budgets which made news headlines across the country (Murray 2015). While much attention has been dedicated to the budgetary overruns and unexpected costs associated with the “Polar Vortex,” the damage of the severe weather and snow management practices on trees and other plants have been less publicized. While some tree and shrub damage has been attributed to cold temperatures alone, communities are now realizing the negative impacts of using large quantities of salt and other snow removal practices on plants.
“In Columbus, we had a really bad winter. It was not typical. We had a lot of London plane dying, because they don’t take extreme cold that well,” said Joe Sulak, at the time the City Forester for Columbus, Ohio and now with Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I saw a lot of salt damage on elms—mostly on newly planted trees. I’d say approximately two percent of newly planted trees were affected citywide by salt. But in some corridors it was much as sixty-five percent.” Salt can cause significant damage to plants, especially in high concentrations. In many winters, cities use salt sparingly. In more severe winters—like last year—high usage of salt led to considerable and irreversible plant injury. Clayton, Mo., is an example of a city learning the costs of high concentrations of salt on tree health. Clayton has a vibrant business district. To help enhance and protect the character of their community, Clayton established a streetscape program that requires the inclusion of trees as well as other features throughout the business district.
Following the 2013-14 winter, both Clayton, Mo., and Columbus, Ohio, experienced significant tree losses. In Clayton especially, a large portion of these losses have been attributed to uses of large quantities of salt (sodium chloride or NaCl) to melt snow and ice within the business corridor. 34
Considering that many communities across the country are looking at their trees as public assets, practices such as using different deicing chemicals, locating piles of snow appropriately, and employing post-winter damage mitigation strategies may help cities protect their investment in trees.
Salt can cause significant damage to trees and other plants. In this attractive business district, severe salt injury killed these trees. (Credit: Rex Bastian)
“Typically, we put our street trees on 22-foot spacing. We’ll put two trees followed by a streetlight. We have a very tight tree canopy in our business district,” said Gary Scheipeter, Superintendent of Public Works. Clayton also requires business owners to clear their adjacent sidewalks of all snow and ice. In the business district, where the streetscape consists mostly of pavement, a mixture of snow and salt was repeatedly piled on the small four-foot-square areas where trees are planted. As the long winter dragged on, heavy concentrations of salt accumulated in the soil and only growing space the trees had.
“After the [2013-14] winter, what we saw was extremely typical for salt damage, once trees pushed buds out in spring a lot just instantly turned brown and shriveled up,” said Justin Whipple, Clayton’s City Forester. “In total, we lost 117 trees, 25 more were severely affected.” Scheipeter added that the losses “represent about 45% loss of trees in our downtown core. We lost one whole block of gorgeous ‘Frontier’ elms, about six inches in diameter.” Following winter, Clayton replaced 117 of the trees. Normally, the City plants 125 trees each year. To complete the extra work, the City was forced to contract tree planting for the first time in recent history. Not including removal costs, the replacement of these trees totaled $35,000 or an increase of
15% over Clayton’s standard forestry budget. Citizen safety is a top priority for every community and it is not realistic, nor recommended to stop deicing altogether. Largely, the tree damage in both Clayton and Columbus was limited to those areas where salt is heavily applied—primarily business districts. While the winter of 201314 was extreme, it brings to light the need for public works managers to understand the interactions between trees and salt/deicing chemicals, and how a few simple best practices might limit damage even in normal or average winter seasons. Where realistic, the simplest way to limit salt damage is to avoid using it as much as possible. Prudent snow removal, or pre-wetting prior to
application, can reduce the amount of salt needed. While more expensive, alternative deicing chemicals such as calcium magnesium acetate or potassium chloride are not as harmful to plants (Beckerman and Lerner 2009). However, this investment is often justified when the expense of removing and replacing trees and other vegetation is included in cost-benefit analyses. In Clayton, mounding of salt-laden snow on trees near the sidewalk led to the loss of the business district trees. In addition to salt, snow from urban sites often includes contaminants produced by vehicles, which can severely damage plants. Simply locating piles of snow on pavement, away from sensitive vegetation, or relocating snow and ice entirely may reduce damage to trees and other plants.
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“One of the options we considered was to double or triple the water when first turning on our irrigation to flush salt out of the soil in the spring.” said Whipple. “We’ll see whether or not it’s going to work, it’s an experiment.” Regardless of how managers choose to mitigate the problems of salt damage, it remains a fact that cities across the country are increasingly investing in trees. Numerous studies have quantified the benefits and values provided by community trees. Initiatives such as Million Trees New York, the Mile High Million (Denver), and Million Trees Los Angeles demonstrate the growing priority that communities have placed on their urban forests.
Piling snow laden with salt and other contaminants from pavements can severely damage trees. In this case, trees can suffer from both mechanical and chemical damage. (Credit: James Zwack)
“We touched base with a number of contract companies [that do snow removal] expressing concerns about stacking snow around the base of the trees” said Scheipeter. “We’re discussing ways that when we plow, [the contractors] could push excess snow into the streets so that it could be removed.”
With such increasing attention and resources dedicated to the urban forest, it makes sense to understand the effects of winter management practices on trees. Though trees are
dormant in winter, they are still fragile, and often face many other significant challenges in the urban environment. For communities that have decided that a vibrant urban forest is a desirable objective, small changes to winter management practices may be one way to protect city’s return on this growing investment. Lee Mueller can be reached at (248) 2210439 or Lee.email@example.com. Acknowledgements Thanks to Gary Scheipeter, Justin Whipple, Joe Sulak, Jenny Gulick, Geoff Kempter, Dotti Clune, Rex Bastian, and James Zwack for their assistance. References • Beckerman, Janna and B. Rosie Lerner. 2009. “Salt damage in landscape plants.” Purdue University Extension, April. Publication ID412-W.
Where other options are infeasible, communities can plant trees that are more tolerant of salt. Community foresters are well versed in selecting trees that tolerate a variety of challenging urban conditions. Species such as horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), honeylocust (Gleditsia triocanthos), and white oak (Quercus alba) tend to be more tolerant of salt. If a tree is subjected to high concentrations of salt, there are ways to limit damage. Flushing or irrigating the soil may help to wash out excess salt before it is taken up by the tree. In Clayton, the tree wells in the downtown are already irrigated for summer watering. 36
These street trees are permanently damaged from winter deicing salt application to the surrounding pavement. This neighborhood will be dramatically changed when these trees have to be removed.
• Coyne, Justine. 2015. “Polar vortex main culprit for large spike in salt prices.” Pittsburgh Business Times, January 2. Accessed February 12, 2015. http://www. bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/printedition/2015/01/02/polar-vortexmain-culprit-for-large-spike-in-salt. html?page=all • Murray, Jon. 2014. “Snow removal breaking budgets in Indianapolis, suburbs.” Indystar, January 21. Accessed February 12, 2015. www.indystar.com/story/news/ politics/2014/01/21/snow-removalbreaking-budgets-in-indianapolissuburbs/4734561/
Too much salt can kill! When rock salt (chemically sodium chloride or NaCl) contacts ice or water it separates into sodium and chloride ions. These ions are taken up by plants much the same way as essential nutrients. Chloride tends to concentrate near shoot tips and causes bud death or leaf scorch (Beckerman and Lerner 2009). These effects are not often noticed until the early spring, when trees begin shoot elongation and growth. Sodium ions are treated by plants similarly to essential nutrients such as potassium and magnesium. As a plant accumulates sodium in its tissue, it lowers the capacity to gather other nutrients. Lacking these essential nutrients, plants can have difficulty producing sufficient chlorophyll, limiting their ability to produce carbohydrates (Beckerman and Lerner 2009). This condition is known as chlorosis and is exhibited in leaf discoloration, disfigurement, or necrosis (tissue death).
High concentrations of salt can have significant effects on the osmosis mechanism used by a plant to capture water through its root system (Beckerman and Lerner 2009). Rather than moving into the tree, water potential can be reversed. Trees can
actually lose water to the surrounding soil—causing desiccation and even death of plant tissue. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/ extmedia/id/id-412-w.pdf
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Building a sustainable maintenance facility Edward C. Holmes Public Services Manager State College Borough, Pennsylvania
his facility will serve the needs of the Borough of State College for the next 50 years.â€? No one knew just how accurate that statement would be when it was made prior to Borough Council approving construction of a new public works maintenance facility in 1961. In the ensuing years, the Borough grew and the services provided by the Public Works Department grew right along with it. By the turn of the millennium, the truck garages were full and the department was parking about $2 million in rolling stock in driveways and beside buildings every night.
The high water mark at the original maintenance facility, September, 2004. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of water wall-to-wall in both buildings.
Residential developments built upstream from the facility and a sediment-filled neighborhood sinkhole resulted in too frequent flooding events
during or before which staff scrambled to move equipment to high ground. A concrete plant closed on an adjacent property, opening the door to a solution. The Borough acquired the property, which also happened to be in a neighboring township. The purchase set the stage for the construction of a new maintenance facility on the highest ground of the combined parcels. A qualifications-based selection process yielded a local design team to prepare the land development plan. Design charrettes with public works crews and neighborhood meetings were staged to seek input on the project from the people using the facility and those living with it in their backyards. The land development plan team envisioned the campus, scaled the buildings, and conceptualized the stormwater management plan. The team was very intentional about minimizing the impact of the facility on surrounding properties. As environmentally conscious construction came to the forefront, Borough Council adopted a policy to build all new municipal buildings to qualify for LEED Silver certification at a minimum. Council appointed a citizens advisory committee to act as liaison to staff and the design team. Most members were Borough residents, predominantly from the neighborhoods closest to the facility. These citizens brought expertise to the advisory committee in such areas as construction, energy engineering
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and acoustics. Council also recognized the impact the new facility would have on the local elementary school, which is in the Borough and a halfblock from the facility, and residential neighborhoods in Ferguson Township, which borders the site. With one appointment, Council gave voice to both concerns by appointing the elementary school principal who lived a stone’s throw from the project site. The design professional for the construction project was selected following a second qualifications-based evaluation process. Buchart Horn’s architects and engineers set about the business of designing the new facility to meet the environmental and operational needs of the department. This new facility would be built around an existing building with administrative offices, the mechanics garage and crew locker rooms. A
significant phasing challenge awaited the Borough and the contractor, all owing to the fact that street and sewer maintenance, sanitation and tree crews had to operate from the old facility while the new one was being built around it.
electricity consumption. Site lighting includes both photocells and occupancy sensors. Minimal light levels will be maintained when there is no activity, but will increase instantly to maximum lighting when motion is detected.
The design professional and advisory committee began evaluating major design themes. Winter weather response means loaders and trucks with backup alarms at all hours of the day and night. The salt storage and cold truck storage buildings would be built along the property line to allow their mass to block most of the noise from onsite activities. General oneway traffic flow within the facility minimizes backing up, further limiting the noise of backup alarms.
Equipment storage buildings would have large roof surfaces, ideal for rainwater harvesting. Two 20,000-square-foot storage buildings would be built, one heated and one not, with their roof lines sloping toward each other. A 20,000-gallon rainwater collection tank would be buried between the buildings. The Borough will use this water to fill a sewer jetter truck, street sweepers, and large pressure washer tanks. The water is also piped to a holding area where trees, shrubs and flowers are staged in the spring planting season.
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the “LEED Campus” concept had been born. While LEED Silver was the initial goal, the committee and architect determined that LEED Gold was within reach. In the final analysis, with the expectation that tens of thousands of dollars would be added to the cost of the project to meet the LEED requirements, Council accepted the recommendation of the advisory committee to not pursue LEED certification.
20,000-gallon rainwater collection tank buried between truck storage buildings
A new truck wash facility would include a canopy between the truck wash and the existing fuel island. The new canopy was designed with space for a CNG fueling island should the Borough’s fleet of CNG-powered vehicles expand to the point that onsite compression makes sense. The drive-through truck wash design includes undercarriage wash and customized wash cycles for each vehicle type. Wash-water reclamation equipment will minimize the use of freshwater in the washing of vehicles and equipment.
parking is made available in the staff lot for employees of the elementary school when their onsite parking is at full capacity. The design professional worked with the advisory committee and staff to scope the LEED points within reach of the project. The only new occupied structure in the project was too small to qualify for LEED certification, but
Bids were opened in the fall of 2013 followed by groundbreaking in January 2014. The staging was every bit as challenging as expected. The excellent working relationship between the Borough and general contractor Poole Anderson kept things moving forward in a positive vein. As the construction project concluded in February 2015, public works crews used available time to “move in” to the new buildings. Already one wonders how crews managed in the leaky, flood prone, way-too-cramped buildings that just barely outlived that prophetic statement made to Council in 1961. Ed Holmes can be reached at 814-2784713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stormwater management plan features a detention sump to contain runoff from most rainfall events, with a detention pond the size of a soccer field for the largest storm runoff events. The field may be used by the elementary school and by the regional parks and recreation department. Employee parking will double as public parking for parks and recreation activities which will generally occur during non-work hours. In addition, 40
Architect’s site rendering from above the entrance road. The peaked roof in the upper left is the only original structure remaining.
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Historic building maintenance Identifying issues with the upkeep of historic buildings Gary Rank Facilities Manager City of West Des Moines, Iowa Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee
he dust has settled, the engineers have put away their slide rules, and the architect has filed the paint swatch colors for the newly remodeled/repurposed historic building. Now the real fun and work begins—maintenance of what was created by others in some cases over two hundred years ago and repurposed in your last budget cycle. Let’s take a look at how this may affect you, your staff, and those who inhabit the building as the end user. Small items that were not found when the punch list was completed become your problem, along with a few big ones that were hidden. You then get to play hide and seek to find the root cause of the issues. An example of this would be low water pressure to the second floor restrooms. It seems to have plenty of volume and pressure to fill the ultralow water flush toilet, and seems that the new low-flow faucet has plenty of water, but when the garden hose was hooked up to complete a maintenance task on the second floor it runs a steady stream for all of a minute. From there, the water all but disappears, and there is no pressure. As you initiate your search in all of the dark, confused, compromised, and confined spaces you find no issue with the newly-installed water lines. As you work the problem from end to source you determine that the water line into the building has an issue. This is where the Facility Manager begins to ask some important questions. Was this system evaluated? Was the Water Department involved in flow testing this before the new 42
concrete floor was placed? All too often these critical items are overlooked. They do, however, become a very major issue as you move forth to replace or repair. This may sound very familiar to some and a “duh” moment to others, but it does happen. As we begin to work out all of the kinks and twists that this old girl has up her sleeve, you find other issues, the ones that come back to haunt and create sleepless nights for a Facility Manager. The paint is beginning to boil in very specific areas of the building. We all know what that means. Moisture has found a way to compromise the very existence of this historic building. But how could this happen? The building with which I have had recent
West Des Moines Historic City Hall
experience has been around for over a hundred years. It seems to come down to modern intervention. The brick design of this structure, as with a lot of buildings of its era, shares common wall construction with its neighbors. At this point one may think compromised walls. No, once again the building has been around for a long time and upon evaluation to repurpose it, all that was detected was some tuck point areas that needed repair and all would be fine. This is where tools such as thermal cameras, moisture detecting tools, and small probe tools are found to be indispensable. What happened in the short span of time from repurpose to now? Plaster was added to the walls of the building. This caused any trapped moisture within the wall system a very limited area for it to escape. In the case of this building it was found that moisture was wicking up from below grade and through the walls themselves. No issues were found with adjoining walls, just front and rear of the building and a center support footing midway through the structure. I won’t go into the obvious discussion about proper backfill, caulking, or vapor barrier, but I will state these were all factors in the root problem. We all know that with the building being occupied and no other place to relocate the affected staff, you now have a dilemma on your hands. How do we correct this issue without shutting down the building? Will this issue become more problematic if not addressed correctly? What changes need to be made that won’t
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affect the building’s historic value? Will any of this jeopardize meeting all the requirements to remain listed as a historic landmark? These are all questions that will have to be sorted through, with decisions needing to be made based upon the findings with relevance to historic preservation. I can say that in this case, the problem will never be truly corrected. Unfortunately, recurring maintenance will have to be the solution to many of the issues. There are many factors that will impact the complete repair, monetary expense and relocation space for affected staff. Another area that compounded these problems was with the HVAC system. It was determined that the diffusers were improperly sized to allow for adequate air flow and dehumidification of the building. With the system already in place, altering it was a next-to-impossible task with relation to maintaining the aesthetics
of the building’s interior—another “slap in the face.” As we redesign and repurpose these types of structures, maintenance needs to be part of the equation. This viewpoint is from one of those who is typically left “holding the bag” and having to repair these types of buildings to maintain their integrity for now and well into the future. Items that may not be in some folks’ “cross hairs” are very much in the “bull’s-eye” of those of us that have to maintain them. It is imperative for success that key maintenance staff should be included in every aspect of this process including purchasing, planning and punch list completion. These folks are the ones that look at the building from a maintenance perspective and ask the questions that far too often are overlooked in the planning process. Some of the questions that seem to be www.apwa.net
a common theme are “was the water line tested?”, “has the sewer into the building been evaluated?” and “has it had a camera run down the line and a report given as to deficiencies found by a Certified Inspector?” These are very important items to a Facility Manager, as they become the problems inherited once the project is completed. From a logical point of view, if a project isn’t designed with overall maintenance in mind, small items that make a huge difference will eventually come into play. In closing, the issue really boils down to similar problems in many other processes—a lack of communication. Getting the right people involved and engaged in the process will typically lead to enhanced levels of success. Gary Rank can be reached at (515) 2223480 or email@example.com.
A new method for streamlining tree selection for streets and public properties David Moore Forester New York City Parks Department
very city plants trees; but how
wrong tree in the wrong place, you are
survey have varying environmental
do you choose the types of trees
again setting your community forest up
that your crews plant? Would
for failure and wasting tax dollars. Selection can be a simple task on a tree-
your answer be any of these? 1. We have a “Top 10” species list we choose from every year. 2. I select whatever trees are on sale at
So, how do you make the right tree
by-tree basis, but this is not efficient
species selection when you have so
when it comes to making thousands
many to choose from and yet so many
of selections per season. We needed a
possible site constraints?
decision-making protocol to ensure consistency and accuracy throughout
the nursery. 3. We plant the same kinds of trees because it’s easier to maintain them. 4. We plant the mayor’s favorite trees.
The New York City Parks Department
the urban forestry program, while
developed a simple and effective
considering the reality of our foresters’
system to help them select the right
time constraints. We also wanted
tree for the right place. This system
to optimize the net benefits of our
works well for this city that plants over
tree plantings by systematically
If your answer is any of the above, then
25,000 trees annually. But, it can also
maximizing each planting site’s
you are taking a big risk with your
work for your city whether you plant
future forest and are likely wasting
2,500 or 250 trees a year.
Developing a classification system for street tree planting sites
History has shown us the perils of
The MillionTreesNYC initiative
Our first task was to develop a
planting too many trees of the same
was catalyzed by research that
classification system to distinguish the
species. In the 1920s Dutch elm disease
shows on average, New York City
different street tree planting conditions
all but wiped out the popular American
street trees currently return $5.60
we come across. Each site is its own
elm that graced city streets and parks.
to the community for every $1
habitat or biotope (a subsection of a
Currently the emerald ash borer (EAB)
spent on management. In the
biome) for a tree. We aimed to define
is killing the even more popular ash
course of fulfilling the mission
the various environmental conditions
species that is a favorite go-to tree for
of MillionTreesNYC, NYC Parks
that would set one street tree biotope
streets, parks, cemeteries, commercial
Department foresters are tasked
apart from another.
areas, and residential properties.
with designing planting spaces and
selecting tree species for each site,
This was a difficult task given the
Planting too many trees of the same
then overseeing construction and
diverse landscapes of New York
species (a monoculture) is a disaster
City. We had to choose the most
waiting to happen. But another wrong
significant criteria influencing a
practice is not selecting trees that are
Two factors that affect plant selection
forester’s selection decision. If we
best suited for the planting site. Some
in NYC: first, to guarantee biodiversity,
split hairs, we could have hundreds of
trees won’t grow in compacted soils;
we use over 250 different tree species,
different biotopes, but such a specific
some need large rowing areas above
cultivars, and selections grown under
classification system wouldn’t be very
and below ground; some need high
contract by tree nurseries in the region;
helpful to anyone in the field. But
levels of nutrients. If you plant the
second, the planting sites that we
by framing the biotopes a little more
broadly, they would be more easily
Additional major factors to consider:
been shaped and sized to accommodate
identified in the field.
We recognize that there is a dramatic
both the tree and pedestrian traffic
range of how “urban” a planting
on the sidewalk. These cut-outs vary
How did we determine the most
site can be across the city—parts of
in size due to the fluctuating shape
significant and common criteria
Manhattan resemble a concrete jungle,
and size of the public right-of-way
impacting tree selection? Many
while parts of the outer boroughs
throughout the city, or to underground
conditions are already held constant
consist of single-family homes
utilities, or to other safety and spacing
across the city for various reasons—
with lush lawns and quiet streets.
guidelines that are used throughout
for example, because of contract
Another big factor is whether or not
the city. In some neighborhoods of
specifications. For instance, soil
a planting site has overhead power
the outer boroughs, trees are planted
composition within the tree bed is
lines; if such wires are present, only a
in extended lawn strips instead of in
uniform because each excavation is
small ornamental tree species would
concrete cut-outs. This allows for extra
backfilled with a specified topsoil.
be chosen. (Most neighborhoods
rooting volume as well as other site
There are also some conditions that
throughout the outer boroughs have
vary, however uncommonly. For
electric power lines over one side of the
instance, the majority of planting sites
Definition of criteria
will be a full-sun condition because
The following is an overview of how we
streets are typically wide relative to
A third major factor is the total soil
defined these three major criteria used
building height, but some sites will be
volume available to the tree. Typically
to classify our biotopes:
outliers with a partial-sun condition.
trees are headed for cut-outs that have www.apwa.net
Site Condition. A forester judges a site’s degree of drought condition, soil compaction, and soil Site Condition. A forester judges a site’srating. degree of drought condition, soil compaction, and soil pollution, then provides a site condition pollution, then provides a site condition rating. Landscape Landscape Drought Condition caused by surrounding Drought Condition caused by surrounding reflective surfaces, lack of nearby lawns or reflective surfaces, of nearby lawns or mature trees, lack oflack irrigation mature trees, lack of irrigation Soil Compaction caused by truck and bus Soil Compaction caused passengers by truck andunloading bus traffic, pedestrian traffic, traffic, pedestrian traffic, passengers unloading from vehicles from vehicles Soil Pollution caused by pedestrian waste, pet Soil Pollution by pedestrian waste, vehicularcaused pollution, road salt waste, pet waste, vehicular pollution, road salt
Urban Urban Urban Urban (Residential) (Commercial) (Residential) (Commercial)
A Landscape be representative of a quiet withforatree lawn strip for –– A Landscape ratingrating wouldwould be representative of a quiet street with astreet lawn strip planting.
tree planting. – A Landscape rating would be representative of a quiet street with a lawn strip for tree planting.
–– AnAn Urban (Residential) rating would representative of a moderate-usage urban street with a sidewalk Urban (Residential) ratingbewould be representative of a moderate-usage urban streetcut-out with for a – An Urban (Residential) rating would be representative of a moderate-usage urban street with a tree planting.cut-out for tree planting. sidewalk
sidewalk cut-out for tree planting.
–– AnAn Urban (Commercial) rating would representative of a heavy-usage street with a sidewalk Urban (Commercial) ratingbewould be representative of a urban heavy-usage urban streetcut-out with afor – An Urban (Commercial) rating would be representative of a heavy-usage urban street with a tree planting. sidewalk cut-out for tree planting.
sidewalk cut-out for tree planting.
Vertical Clearance: Vertical Clearance: Wires Wires Pole to Pole electric wires less than 30’ Pole to Pole electric wires less than 30’ overhead overhead
Wireless Wireless No wires at all, communication wires only, or No wires at all, communication wires or wires connecting building to main linesonly, across wires connecting building to main lines across the street the street
– The vertical clearance criterion determines whether an “underwire” (dwarf or ornamental) tree is needed.
– The vertical clearance criterion determines whether an “underwire” (dwarf or ornamental) tree – The vertical clearance criterion determines whether an “underwire” (dwarf or ornamental) tree is needed. and each column represents various tree bed width); thus, these are our 18 Tree is Bed Width (distance needed. perpendicular to curb):
different street tree biotopes for New
< 42” vs. 42” to 54” vs. > 54”
photos on pages 48-49.)
Tree Bed Width (distance perpendicular curb): York City. (Seeto flow chart and example Tree Bed Width (distance perpendicular to curb): < 42” vs. 42” to 54” vs. > 54” < 42” vs. 42” to 54” vs. > 54”
categories of a tree’s biological qualities (drought tolerance, flood tolerance, shade tolerance, form, leaf color, etc.).
These data were drawn from USDA – This last criterion is an indicator of Developing tools – This last Because criterion is an of total soilthis volume. most tree bedsand areother rectangular to Fact Sheets relevant sources total soil volume. most treeindicator In order to make systemBecause field– This last criterion is an flow, indicator of total soil(distance volume. Because most tree bedsisare rectangular to accommodate pedestrian tree bed width perpendicular to curb) the limiting written in an urban forestry context. beds are rectangular to accommodate ready, it was necessary to develop a accommodate pedestrian flow, tree bed width (distance perpendicular to curb) is the limiting factorflow, fortree howbed big a tree trunk can get spreadsheet without causing sidewalk Each column is filterable, so a forester pedestrian width master that identified the heaving. factor for how big a tree trunk can get without causing sidewalk heaving. can find a tree species fitting various (distance perpendicular to curb) is distinguishable features and tolerances specific criteria in a matter of seconds. the limiting factor for how big a tree of all the 250+ tree species on our Results Results You will(site notice that our department trunkIn can get without causing sidewalk possible plantingcombinations list. (You can download total, there are 18 different of these three criteria condition, In total, there are 18 different possible combinations of these three criteria (site condition, added some columns customized to heaving. this spreadsheet here: http://www. vertical clearance, and tree bed width); thus, these are our 18 different street tree biotopes for vertical clearance, and tree bed width); thus, these are our 18 different street tree biotopes for our own needs; you may want to tailor nycgovparks.org/trees/street-treeNew York City. (See flow chart and examples photos on pages __-__.) New York City. (See flow chartplanting/steps. and examplesUnder photos pages __-__.) this spreadsheet to your own program’s Stepon 5: Species Results needs. Selection and Tree Planting, see the In total, there are 18 different possible Developing tools Developing tools hyperlink for “data sheet”). Each row combinations of these three criteria represents a different tree species (site condition, vertical clearance, and 46
Combining the science-based research collected in this spreadsheet with additional first-hand field knowledge, it was possible to assign these tree species to their most appropriate biotopes (see columns in far right). We used an “x” to signify the first choice, and an “m” for the “maybes” or secondary choices. The process of choosing which tree species corresponded to each biotope was quite challenging and underwent many revisions. The trees needed to be distributed based on their biological tolerances to match the given site conditions. The lists also had to be generous enough so that foresters had realistic options given nursery availability. Plus, some biotopes are more commonly found in the field than others, so tree species choices had to reflect that distribution. Lastly, we wanted to assign trees to biotopes where they would be put to best use relative to all their other biotope options (considering factors of tree growth potential, longevity, and site potential).
• Step 1: Approach your potential tree planting site. • Step 2: Measure distances from surrounding buildings, trees, and other infrastructure to find the most suitable location for the new tree. • Step 3: Assess the site condition by taking a 360º view of the streetscape and how it is used. • Step 4: Score the site on drought condition, soil compaction, and soil pollution and determine its site condition rating as either UrbanCommercial, Urban-Residential, or Landscape. • Step 5: Determine whether or not the site has overhead pole-to-pole electric wires. • Step 6: Determine and measure the
• Step 7: Use information regarding site condition, overhead clearance, and tree bed width to classify the site as a specific biotope (1–18). • Step 8: Make note of any additional environmental factors that could influence tree species selection. • Step 9: Using data collected during the field visit, filter the master spreadsheet and match tree species to corresponding biotopes and site conditions. Using this process, foresters will be collecting information on the distribution of biotopes across the city. These data can be analyzed and used to inform tree procurement decisions for future years.
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Application Using this methodology, we are able to approach a planting site and classify it as a certain biotope fairly efficiently. When the forester comes across one of the less-common environmental constraints (e.g., being in a coastal flood zone), the spreadsheet can be filtered by this criterion, which further refines the tree species list for that biotope. Since it is common for surveying to take place months before a forester knows nursery availability, this classification system can come in handy. During the site visit, the forester can assess the three criteria for determining the biotope, make note of that biotope number, and document any additional environmental constraints. Then, species can easily be retrofitted to the site listing at a later date.
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Conclusion By developing a methodical system based on scientific research, New York City hopes to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our street tree planting program, as well as demonstrate accountability and transparency to the public we serve. While many citizens are primarily focused on the aesthetic results of our tree planting operations, we hope this set of documented protocols will portray street trees as growing, living, green infrastructure that provide quantifiable environmental benefits to our city. We believe our system can provide useful insights that can be adapted and customized to the needs of other cities undertaking street tree planting, and we are pleased to share this with the public works community.
Acknowledgements: • Matthew Stephens, NYC Parks Department, consultation and editing Example photo: Biotope 3, Urban-Commercial, Wires, Tree Bed >54”
• Navé Strauss, NYC Parks Department, consultation • Leylâ Moore, flow chart design
Citations: Peper et al. New York City, New York Municipal Forest Resource Analysis. Center for Urban Forest Research, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 2007. 1
Reprinted courtesy of City Trees, the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists (www.urban-forestry.com). David Moore can be reached at David. Moore@parks.nyc.gov.
Right: Example photo: Biotope 11, Urban-Residential, Wireless, Tree Bed 42-54”
Bottom: Example photo: Biotope 18, Landscape, Wireless, Tree Bed >54”
Big changes in electrical safety Doug Tellin Project Manager and Consultant Electrical Safety Specialists LLC Louisburg, Kansas
here has been a major shift in the enforcement of electrical safety. This is in part due to the latest regulations concerning Arc Flash Risk Assessments. Arc Flash in a sense has become the driving force for bringing the existing known hazards of shock and electrocution to the forefront, as well as emphasizing the importance of qualified persons and proper equipment maintenance. Explosions, burn injuries, and physical trauma caused by electrical equipment failure and accidental contact are easily visualized at a primordial level. This has made OSHA compliance officers and safety professionals take a second look at what factors contribute to electrical injuries and what can be done to prevent future injuries from occurring. It is becoming more and more evident that working as an electrician or electrical maintenance person requires training and an understanding that even the slightest modification or error can have catastrophic results. Arc Flash Risk Assessments are just one piece of the overall picture in becoming OSHA compliant and preventing future injuries or deaths.
3. Lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 4. Poorly maintained electrical equipment The best defense is a good offense. Employees who have been properly trained have the skills to avoid and prevent the accident before they occur. If an event does occur, they have the proper PPE to maintain a survivable level. The question “Who is a Qualified Person?” seems to be a common debate. There is frustration that OSHA does not clearly define what a qualified person is except for the fact that a person must be deemed qualified to work on or near energized parts. OSHA and the NFPA 70E also have strict guidelines on when you can and can’t work near energized parts. Every qualified person should know these regulations or standards as well as several others. OSHA’s definition of a qualified person (1910.399 8/07)
It may be best to identify some of the root causes of electrical accidents and injuries, and then address them individually. 1. Inadequately trained personnel 2. Electrical hazards have not been evaluated properly 50
Electrical Safety Specialists classroom training
includes the phrase “has demonstrated skills.” This has a big impact on the type of training required for electrical workers. In order to meet this requirement a person actually has to demonstrate the ability to perform the task in a safe and timely manner. The level of training should match the level of the hazard. This type of training is seen in the community and is accepted because there is a proper perception on the hazards and consequences of these hazards. Take firemen, for example; if they make a mistake “on the job” the worst-case scenario would be death to themselves or others nearby. The public in general would not feel safe if they knew the only training firemen received was watching a short video on how to drive a fire truck and put out fires. So one could ask what the worst-case scenario is if an electrician makes a mistake on the job. It could also be death to themselves or others
nearby. If the training an electrician receives does not include individual hands-on demonstrations and auditing procedures, training would be incomplete. If the worker cannot perform the task with proper PPE in a safe manner, a reasonable person can assume the training has failed. When it comes to training OSHA tells employers what to do and the NFPA 70E tells them how to do it. Justification to work, Hazard Risk Assessments, PPE, Shock Boundaries, CPR/AED, Release of Victims, and LOTO are but a few of the items a person needs to clearly know and demonstrate their ability to perform before an employer can deem them qualified.
production. Worst case would mean death, serious injuries, and building damage. Outdated and improperly maintained or tested equipment will not operate as expected. If the Arc Flash Risk Assessment is based on particular clearing times of breakers and the breaker does not clear per manufacturer’s specs, the hazards can increase exponentially. This renders PPE virtually ineffective. It takes highly
trained personnel to evaluate and test electrical equipment. Electricity is not only the most powerful and dangerous item in your facility but also arguably the one item you cannot do without. Electricity deserves the upmost respect as a driving force for industry and as a hazard. Doug Tellin can be reached at (816) 9250443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Automated asset management systems Joe Sisler, P.E. Chief of Engineering and Facility Maintenance County of York Yorktown, Virginia
f your public works department is managing work orders via a homegrown database or worse, by some type of “pen and paper” system, you could save significant time and money while obtaining better outcomes by utilizing an automated asset management system. Automated asset management systems have many advantages such as higher efficiency, improved communications, better record keeping, and easy-to-use reporting capabilities. Here are some of the reasons that your department may wish to consider using such a system.
These systems help
to ensure that budget dollars and valuable staff time are spent on actual
Public works managers must be good stewards of the buildings and infrastructure they are responsible for. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is an old maxim that has application to the resources that public works managers maintain. Staff’s perception of how often they are working on or how much they are spending to maintain a building’s roof or a certain piece of equipment is often distorted. It is frequently surprising to pull up a report of actual dollars spent and hours expended working on something such as a heat pump and learn that it isn’t nearly as bad, or possibly as good, as the maintenance supervisor thought. Without the ability to easily retrieve and view such vital reports, important decisions about equipment and infrastructure repair and replacement can be misguided. Automated asset management systems provide such
priorities rather than just responding to ‘squeaky
reports with just a few clicks of the mouse. These systems help to ensure that budget dollars and valuable staff time are spent on actual priorities rather than just responding to “squeaky wheels.” Public works departments that still use some form of pen and paper system for initiating and carrying out their work orders invariably have an indispensable staff person that is essential to the system’s operation. This individual has all of the history, knows each of the technicians and their capabilities, has a relationship with all the building managers and knows just whom to give each job as it is reported. Having such a knowledgeable and valuable employee performing a task that the asset management system can perform automatically is a waste of crucial resources. In these trying times of budget constraints there are certain to be other critical needs to which such a valuable employee could be better utilized. With most systems, nearly anyone having knowledge of problems or a needed repair can in a minute or two initiate a work order. The system can then automatically route the work order to the supervisor or technician that normally handles the work of the needed craft or the type of problem detailed in the work order request. There is no sticky note to lose, and the system rapidly resolves multiple reports of the same problem; and once the work is complete, the technician can quickly and easily input
important information such as the cost of materials, hours of labor, and a description of what was found and how it was corrected. Communications between the service providers and end users can be greatly improved through the use of these systems. Often, an office manager will only learn the outcome of the work order requests they initiate, either when the problem is corrected or they pick up the phone and track down who is working their issue. Many automated asset management systems have multilayered work order feedback built in. Such systems can automatically generate an e-mail message that lets requesters know that their work order request was received, when it was assigned, who is working on it and when it has been resolved. Such communication helps to improve relations between maintenance departments and the other public works employees that depend upon their services without adding any additional effort on the part of the maintenance workers. Another advantage of these systems is that they provide easy access and permanent storage of vital information about your assets. With most systems, the public works department can decide how much detail they wish to input and maintain in the system. It can be high-level information such as when installed, value, make, model, etc. or more detailed information such as filter types and sizes, operating voltage, replacement value, etc. Having one location where everyone can access this data can be a huge time saver. It is also essential during accidents and disasters. As APWA President Larry Stevens recently wrote, “Every year the extraordinary events that happen seem to evolve significantly, from
the types of disasters to the shifting pattern of geographical locations.” When facilities are damaged or destroyed, public works departments are strained beyond their limits trying to simultaneously clean up, provide temporary facilities, repair or replace the damage all while continuing with regular operations. Agencies like FEMA will step in to help, but they pretty quickly want to know what facilities you are dealing with, what assets are in them, what their condition was, and what the replacement value was. That information can be very hard to pull together quickly if you don’t already have it. Outside of disasters, having up-to-date information on assets is crucial to justify spending requests, maintaining proper inventories and aiding with long-term planning. There are dozens upon dozens of automated asset management systems available. The different software systems have highly varied capabilities and costs. The advantages and disadvantages depend upon items such as: what types of assets you will be tracking and maintaining; what level of automation you want; and how much time and effort you want to put into developing and operating the system. Some systems reside on your computer network and others are cloud based. As with so many things, you can utilize APWA resources to aid you in determining which system is best for your organization. Speak with neighboring jurisdictions, your colleagues in APWA, or use infoNOW to learn what system they are using and which ones may work best for your organization. Joe Sisler can be reached at (757) 8903788 or email@example.com.
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Establishing site expectations and developing maintenance programs for athletic fields Arthur Goodhind Supervisor of Land Facilities and Natural Resources Town of Natick, Massachusetts
The foundation of a collaborative
The challenges facing grounds
relationship begins with identifying
managers today are arguably
your own and other individuals’
the most complex seen in decades.
goals, both personal and within an
Challenges such as the rising costs
organization. This identification
of supplies, increasing expectations,
is critical to understand not what
environmental concerns, and limited
an individual does within an
resources are issues that a grounds
organization or department, but
manager must confront on a frequent
to better understand why they do
basis and still maintain safe playable
what they do. For example, a youth
conditions. This article attempts to
group leader may speak with you
provide some key elements in your
regarding a game schedule, but the
tool kit as a grounds manager. Tools
core of their participation is rooted
and strategies such as interpersonal
in a child’s joy while playing a sport.
skills, effective communication, and
Understanding this core element
collecting metrics are essential for
of an individual’s purpose will help
a grounds manager to obtain great
build a collaborative relationship by
results in any municipal organization.
aligning goals and building trust. Both you as a grounds manager and
Building collaborative relationships
the youth group leader have a shared
Perhaps the most important and most
athletic field that a child can enjoy.
difficult skill set to master is the ability
This shared interest begins to build a
to build collaborative relationships.
win-win situation and relationship
Jeffery Shuman and Janice Trombly
that can be very valuable when you
of The Rhythm of Business, Inc., state
may be challenged as manager, or need
that “Collaboration is a purposeful,
support to make capital improvements
strategic way of working that leverages
to a site. Learning how to leverage
the resources of each party for the
resources through a collaborative
benefit of all by coordinating activities
relationship is an essential skill for a
and communicating information
grounds manager. To begin building
within an environment of trust
collaborative relationships consider
and transparency”(Shuman 2009).
interest in providing a safe and fun
Collaborative relationships extend beyond the department of the grounds
the most important)
manager and include stakeholders such as youth groups, town or city
• Identify ways to build trust
committees, and athletic directors. 54
• Identify shared interests (not always
• Consider how all parties benefit from the relationship • Remember this relationship requires leadership • Find ways to obtain group buy-in
Set site expectations and level of service Regardless of your community’s size or economic stability, resources are limited. Limited resources can negatively affect a grounds manager’s ability to adequately meet the needs of the community and meet level of service expectations. Attempting to meet the same level of service at all locations throughout your community can be frustrating and for most of us impossible due to staffing, funding, and most importantly time. One effective strategy is to set different levels of service for your properties and set site expectations. To accomplish this consider the following: • Key user groups • Site amenities • Versatility of site • Irrigation • Level of use • Overall site conditions After gathering this data a level of service model can be built. In the areas of the greatest use and most desirable site amenities set a high level of service. In areas that are used less or offer more passive recreation, set a lower level of
service (see Exhibit 1 on page 56). Most importantly document the level of service goals and outline the frequency and quality related to: • Mowing height and frequency • Irrigation, if any • Fertilizer and pest control, if any • Cultural practices such as aeration and seeding • Infield grooming frequencies This may seem to be a simple strategy; however, when documented this information offers a desirable level of transparency for your department and helps you to build a maintenance program and schedule for each site. This information can be used to address issues regarding product applications and concerns, maintenance frequencies, and to build trust with your key stakeholders. This trust and transparency will enable you to build collaborative relationships and help others understand the maintenance of the turf and why strategies such as goal mouth wear, proper infield grooming, and frost damage prevention are so important to you.
Know your costs and collect data for performance increase justifications Now that your site expectations and level of service are set, a monetary value can be set for the work that you perform (see Exhibit 2 on page 57). Setting monetary values and collecting other metrics such as the number of events on your field, or hours required to repair damage, will greatly help you and others understand the financial impact of maintenance and events.
As management educator and author
• Product costs Peter Drucker once said, “What gets • Contractor costs measured gets improved.” Costs that • Maintenance frequencies are more transparent will not only help
• Product costs
under-promise and over-deliver.
• Contractor costs
Although these tools may seem simple
• Maintenance frequencies
on the surface, they are essential to build relationships, align goals, and to
with fiscal budgeting, but will also be
For maintenance performed by in-
demonstrate your value as a grounds
funding for new or improved sites.
can be difficult to capture such as labor,
Fordata maintenance performed by in-house a commercial be substituted to measure house staffstaff a commercial rate canrate be can manager valuable to help support your professional. other costs that can be difficult to capture such as labor, fuel, and equipment depreciation. substituted to measure other costs that requests for extra funding, or obtain
Finally, produce results and maintain trust Jeffery Shuman and Janice Trombly, fuel, and equipment depreciation. Of course, the most important factor to maintain your relationships and keep the trust earned is to “The Real Power of Collaboration,” with your key stakeholders to help follow through. Now that site expectations and level of service are set, ensure that you stick to Finally, produce results and Volume 9 in the White Paper Series demonstrate the value of your service your commitments. When issues arise that endanger your commitments, communicate those Collaborative Business, October 2009, and demonstrate the value of return for maintain trust issues with your stakeholders. Set expectations that are obtainable and when appropriate underOf course, the most important factor to The Rhythm of Business, Inc. investing in the community. Because promise and over-deliver. Although these tools may seem simple on the surface, they are maintain your relationships and keep most of what municipal organizations essential to build relationships, align goals, and to demonstrate your Arthur valueGoodhind as a grounds manager the trust earned is to follow through. can be reached at provide are social, public or political professional. Now that site expectations and level of firstname.lastname@example.org. goods, metrics and monetary values This information can also be shared
are an essential tool to realize our
service are set, ensure that you stick to
of service, a monetary value per acre
communicate those issues with your
can be determined by considering the
stakeholders. Set expectations that
are obtainable and when appropriate
Works Cited your commitments. When issues arise value in a tangible manner. Based Jeffery Shuman and Janice Trombly, “The Real Power of Collaboration,” Volume 9 in the White that endanger your commitments, on your set expectations and level Paper Series Collaborative Business, October 2009, The Rhythm of Business, Inc. Arthur Goodhind can be reached at email@example.com.
Exhibit 1. Site Expectation Example Class One Class one represents the most intense use, care, and site expectations. These sites are mowed two or three times per week at a height of two and one-quarter inches and are irrigated with well water. Irrigation is monitored on a frequent basis and irrigation programs are adjusted on a weekly basis based on anticipated rainfall and environmental conditions. Cultural practices include core aeration and vertical drainage at a frequency not to be less than twice per year. Goal mouths and other high wear areas are monitored frequently with soil amendments and turfgrass seed applied as needed. Class Two Class two represents a moderate use model and site expectations. Site two locations may or may not be irrigated. These areas are mowed once, sometimes twice per week at a height of two and one-quarter inches. Cultural practices such as core aeration and vertical drainage have a goal of once or twice per year. Fertilization and turfgrass seed applications in a given year depend on funds available. Class Three Class three represents the lowest use model and site expectations. These areas are not irrigated and are mowed once per week at a height of two and one-quarter inches. Cultural practices such as core aeration and vertical drainage are performed when possible based on time and funds. Fertilizer and seed are rarely applied to these sites.
Exhibit 2. Maintenance Program Example Class One Maintenance Program Fertilization
Fertilizer 16-1-5 @1lbN
Fertilizer 17-0-20 @1lbN
Fertilizer 16-1-5 @1lbN
Seed 50/50 Mix
Seed 50/50 Mix
$$/lb $ 1.02 $ 0.54 $ 1.18 $ 1.02 $ 0.54
$$/A $ 280.17 $ 475.20 $ 304.77 $ 280.17 $ 475.20 $ 1,815.51
$$/lb $ 2.79 $ 2.79
$$/A $ 245.52 $ 245.52 $ 491.04
$$/A $ 28.88
Weeks Per Year
$$/A $ 700.00 $ 325.00 $ 375.00 $ 150.00
$$/A/Year $ 1,400.00 $ 650.00 $ 375.00 $ 300.00
Total Cost per Acre Fertilization Seeding
Total Cost per Acre Seed
Mowing Mowing* Total Cost per Acre Mowing Cultural Practices-Labor Deep Tine Aerification* Core Aerification* Topdressing Seeding
2 2 1 2
$$/A/Year $ 1,732.80 $ 1,732.80
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Total Cost per Acre Cultural Practices-Labor Cultural Practices-Tines
$$/Tine $ 7.35 $ 7.35
# of Tines
Top Dressing Sand 2mm Total Cost per Acre Cultural Practices-Materials
Deep Tine-Solid Tines Core Aerification Tines Total Cost per Acre Cultural Practices-Tines
Plant Protectant ApplicationsMaterials
Plant Protectant Applications-Labor Spray Rate Per Acre Total Cost Per Acre Plant ProtectantLabor *= Performed In House
$$/A $ 11.03 $ 29.40 $ 40.43
Times/Year $$/A/Year $ 25.25 1 505.00 $ 505.00
Insecticide Total Cost Per Acre Plant ProtectantMaterials
$$/oz $ 1.55 $ 0.56 $ 0.84 $ 19.19
$$/A $ 102.30 $ 3.94 $ 55.44 $ 124.12 $ 285.80 $$/A $ 125.00 $ 125.00
$ Total Cost Per Acre Class One 7,229.54
Things to keep in mind regarding ADA guidelines Jeffery Brown, P.E. Engineering & Infrastructure Director Cumberland County, North Carolina Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee
icture this: Your department
plans, the building code official begins
has been appropriated some
to ask questions about door widths
funding to make some
and counter heights. You immediately
improvements to one of the many
begin to panic. This is the first time
buildings that you are responsible
that you think ADA: Another
for maintaining. Departmental staff
Disapproved Action. Have you ever
works diligently with the building
found yourself in the middle of this
occupant in developing a detailed
scenario? If so, you are not alone.
plan for the proposed improvements. You have reached the pinnacle. The
The American with Disabilities Act
plan is complete and the last step
(ADA) of 1990 was put in place to
before construction begins is to get the
prohibit discrimination against
necessary permits. While reviewing the
persons with a disability as well as to
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ensure that they are provided an equal
Understanding of ADA requirements
end of the day you commend your
opportunity for employment and
is not only essential for the design
staff for addressing the work orders
public accommodations. The 1991
of facilities, it is equally important
in such a timely manner. However,
ADA Standards for Accessible Design
when it comes to maintaining
what you don’t realize is that the staff
could be used for new construction
an organization’s facilities and
just created two ADA violations that
and alterations up until March 14,
grounds. It is easy to see why design
did not previously exist. The soap
2012. However, as of March 15, 2012,
professionals would need to have a firm
dispenser was installed at a height of
all new construction and alterations
understanding of ADA requirements
42” and ADA guidelines require soap
shall meet the 2010 ADA Standards
when designing a new facility or
and towel dispensers not to exceed 40”
for Accessible Design as published
renovating an existing facility.
from the floor. ADA also requires that
by the Department of Justice. The
However, it may not be as obvious
all obstacles protrude no more than 4”
2010 ADA Standards addresses new
why your facilities maintenance staff
from the wall and the newly installed
construction and alterations to state
needs to understand ADA guidelines as
suggestion box protrudes 5.5” from
and local government facilities as well
well. If you are responsible for facilities
as program accessibility and barrier
management for your organization,
then I am sure that you have received
As you can see, it is critical for
work order requests to reinstall a
maintenance personnel to have a
We have to begin to analyze our
paper towel dispenser or a hand soap
good understanding of the ADA
facilities with ADA guidelines as
dispenser within a restroom that
guidelines to avoid the creation of
forethought and not an afterthought
has become unattached from the
compliance issues as they relate to the
as many of us find ourselves doing
wall. This work order is then given to
ADA guidelines. This is why training
at times. It is not a goal of any
maintenance staff to be completed.
and education are so vital for any
organization to overlook the needs
Staff arrives at the facility and
organization. Both of these compliance
of anyone as most agencies pride
determines that the drywall anchors
issues could have been easily avoided
themselves on providing equal
used to attach the dispenser to the
if the maintenance staff had been
opportunities to all citizens. In the
restroom wall have been stripped out
educated on the requirements of
scenario described above, the basis of
of the wall. The decision is made to
ADA. Two basic examples were
the renovation was to improve security
simply raise the height of the dispenser
provided within this article. Take the
for the employees working within the
and the dispenser is reattached to the
time to evaluate your organization’s
facility as well as improve customer
wall. The work order is complete and
maintenance practices to make certain
service to the citizens conducting
closed out and they move onto the
that you are not creating compliance
business within the facility. One of the
next work order in a different facility.
sole reasons behind the renovation was
One of the largest departments within
for customer service enhancement,
your organization has requested a
Please reference the link below to find
but no thought was given to the fact
suggestion box be placed within the
detailed information concerning the
that the service counter would have
hallway to receive feedback from the
current requirements regarding ADA
to be lowered and the door width
customers in which they are providing
accessibility and design. Information
widened to be able to guarantee that
services to. The skilled craftsmen
and Technical Assistance on the
someone utilizing a wheelchair could
with the Carpentry Section have
American with Disabilities Act (www.
be provided the same level of service.
constructed a small box and given to
Would we see things differently if
the maintenance staff to install. The
we could see things from a different
maintenance staff arrives at the facility
Jeffery Brown can be reached at (910) 678-
perspective? People tend to pay greater
and consults with the department
7633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
attention to details when they have
head as to where they would like
firsthand experience with assisting
to see the suggestion box installed.
a friend or loved one who utilizes a
The suggestion box is installed and
wheelchair for mobility.
the work order is closed out. At the
Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition Robert Kennedy Park Supervisor II Parks & Tree Services Division City of Oakland, California
ark Services: Bay-Friendly Practice
The City of Oakland has partnered with the Bay-Friendly Coalition to train and develop its Parks & Tree Services staff to improve City standards and to create sustainable landscapes within its parks network. In October 2014, 90% of Parks and Tree Services staff received their Maintenance Qualification (MTQ). Oakland’s Bay-Friendly Qualified Staff applies this sustainable and holistic approach to improve its maintenance practices and manage the City’s park assets. They work with nature to conserve water and soil, reduce waste, and prevent pollution—creating a landscape that is safe, healthy and provides an aesthetic that the community values and supports.
Background The Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition is a nonprofit organization that the City of Oakland works in partnership with to make informed decisions about sustainable landscaping in their communities, reduce waste and pollution, conserve natural resources, and create vibrant landscape amenities. Bay-Friendly landscaping is the systematic approach that Oakland Public Works (OPW) uses when it comes to design, construction, and the maintenance of landscapes. This allows for a balanced maintenance practice that supports the San Francisco Bay Area’s fragile watershed and ecosystem. There are seven Bay-Friendly Landscape principles that integrate
over 50 environmentally-sound landscape practices that the Parks and Tree Services Division implements. The seven principles are: (1) Landscape Locally; (2) Landscape for Less to the Landfill; (3) Nurture the Soil; (4) Conserve Water; (5) Conserve Energy; (6) Protect Water & Air Quality; and (7) Create & Protect Wildlife Habitat. Some practices are repeated under multiple principles because they protect the environment in more than one way. Using mulch, for example, reduces waste, nurtures the soil, conserves water, and creates wildlife habitat.
Bay-Friendly Guidelines The Bay-Friendly guidelines are organized around seven principles for protecting the environment. By viewing our landscapes through the lens of these seven principles, our agency can see how the choices we make for specific landscape projects can have a ripple effect on the surrounding community and the natural environment. Plant selection, for example, has a direct impact on how much waste ends up in landfills. Selecting the appropriate plant palette for a given area can determine how
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much water is consumed for irrigation due to plant needs, and how much food and habitat is available for pollinators and wildlife. In applying these principles OPW can establish a beneficial planting pallet, improve our maintenance standards with sustainable practices, and conserve our resources.
The Seven Principles 1. Landscape Locally. This principle encourages our staff to learn about the native plant communities and helps our gardening staff recognize what these local plant communities are and how to evaluate the condition that allows these plants to thrive. By choosing plants that match the microclimate and soil conditions, we can reduce their susceptibility to disease, other pests, while decreasing their need for fertilizers and pesticides. These thriving local plant communities can act as a model for our planting standards and enable our staff to develop procedures for selecting the appropriate plant palette for their environment. 2. Landscape Less to the Landfill. In order to reduce our waste stream, we have to not create it in the first place. This goes back to landscaping locally and proper plant selection. The reuse of plant trimmings such as mulch, grass clippings, and compost have helped to improve our park soils which in turn reduces the tons of debris going to the landfill. The use of compost has a direct benefit to our park patrons as the soil stores approximately twice as much carbon as that in the atmosphere, reducing the city’s carbon footprint. Landscaping less to the landfill has helped create beautiful, low-maintenance landscapes that yield year-round benefits for the community and the San Francisco Bay. 3. Nurture the Soil. The cornerstone to Bay-Friendly landscaping is creating and protecting soil conditions that help to promote the diversity of 62
beneficial soil organisms. The soil beneath our feet is a complex and dynamic combination of minerals, air, water, and organic matter that play a vital part in the health of our environment. Healthy soils contain plant and animal debris in various stages of decomposition along with billions of living organisms such as beneficial bacteria and fungi. This matters because the soil and the organisms that live within it create soil structure that stores and cycles nutrients which protect plants from pests and filter out urban pollutants. Oakland’s network of creeks and streams tie into the Bay Area’s watershed, so keeping these waterways clean and clear of pollutants is the main focus. 4. Conserve Water. The climate in California consists of long, dry summers and in recent years drought conditions due to the lack of significant rainfall. Water is a precious and often scarce resource where onethird of all urban water is applied to landscapes. Sustainable water practices for landscaping are more than efficient irrigation and xeriscaping. It’s a combination of practices that augments the water-holding capacity of the soil to create drought resistant soils. By utilizing non-potable water sources like reclaimed water, gray water, or rain catchment water, we can conserve the potable water we rely on to live and promote a sustainable maintenance practice. 5. Conserve Energy. As the City of Oakland embraces sustainability, the conservation of energy is one of our top priorities as the use of power equipment contributes to major use of energy. Conventional landscapes consume large amounts of fossil fuels. Statistics show that nationally forty million lawnmowers consume 200+ million gallons of gasoline per year, representing a huge investment of energy for this one maintenance task alone. By adjusting our maintenance www.apwa.net
practices and creating native habitats we reduce the need for power equipment, thus allowing Mother Nature to sustain itself. 6. Protect Water and Air Quality. The Bay-Friendly practices protect our waterways from pollution by reducing the amount of contaminants entering the waterways and by increasing the soil’s ability to remove pollutants from urban runoff before it enters the watershed. Only 15% of rainwater leaves the system through surface water runoff and more than one-third moves into the soil where the living organisms break down and naturally filter out pollutants. For example, an acre of parking lot will produce four gallons of oil, gasoline and diesel fuel runoff each year. At the same time, gas-powered equipment accounts for 5% of the nation’s air pollution. The plant debris that is removed from the site is hauled off in CO2 emitting trucks. Once there, the disposed plant materials begin to decompose and release greenhouse gases. By embracing the deployment of composting in our parks we can sequester large amounts of these gases before they reach the atmosphere, promoting a healthier way of maintaining our park network. 7. Create and Protect Wildlife Habitat. The San Francisco Bay Area, rich in its plant and animal diversity, makes for a unique and beautiful watershed. With more than 1,500 local plant species that support hundreds of native pollinators, beneficial insects and other organisms, we can reduce the need for herbicides. By installing native habitats, we attract birds and butterflies that bring song and beauty to our urban park spaces throughout the city. The developed landscape that we maintain provides food, shelter, water and nesting sites for birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and other creatures. Maintaining our park networks with Bay-Friendly techniques
creates natural corridors that preserve valuable wildlife resources and restores damaged ecosystem, which promotes the benefits of having a healthy and diverse wildlife population.
Robert Kennedy graduated from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley where he was able to merge landscape architecture with city planning. UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design program and philosophies have provided him with the foundation to not only obtain his CA Landscape Contractor’s license, but enabled him to become CAD certified
and a Bay-Friendly designer. As Park Supervisor II for the City of Oakland, it is Kennedy’s vision to continue applying the Bay-Friendly concepts in a way that integrates the natural environment to improve the residents’ lives and increase their standard of living. He can be reached at (510) 615-5987 or RKennedy@ oaklandnet.com.
The City of Oakland has inspired many people to be environmental stewards and to take part in the “Pollinator Posse” which activates the collaboration between Oakland Park Maintenance, the West Oakland Green Initiative, the Insect Sciences Museum of California and Children’s Fairyland. This group works closely together to keep Oakland beautiful and safe for pollinator populations by creating healthy and sustainable landscapes. OPW’s vision is to be the industry leader by creating the Lake Merritt Butterfly House garden and applying maintenance practices that can be used as a model for greener living throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Oakland Parks and Tree Services is working to increase wildlife diversity and reestablish sustainable and balanced ecosystems throughout our city by creating Bay-Friendly, Pollinator-Friendly landscapes. It is OPW’s mission and challenge to the community and local businesses to go Bay-Friendly and Pollinator-Friendly in their landscapes and gardens. OPW is working to create a system and practice within Oakland’s park network that can be used as a national model for activating local communities to take ownership of their neighborhood parks. By creating a stewardship and volunteer based model, OPW is reversing pollinator decline through gardening opportunities and other educational outreach that brings life, habitat and nature back into the urban built environment.
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Fighting an uphill battle: facility maintenance software eases the public works load Brian Bell Vice President of Strategy Dude Solutions and FacilityDude Cary, North Carolina
onsistently fighting against budget constraints and cuts coupled with renewed questions on the efficacy and efficiency of the department as a whole, public works professionals are facing mounting pressures to maintain vast infrastructures in the areas they serve. As state governments and municipalities continue to grow, so do the facility maintenance requirements, particularly with older buildings and crumbling infrastructure systems as well as linear.
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Technology in support of select local and state government operations and particularly facility maintenance is outdated or relies on e-mail and fax to handle communication across departments to track and update progress to supervisors managing work requests. Often, “phoning it in” is still an accepted method to convey status updates or location status while out in the field. With the use of web-based facility management technology applications,
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facility maintenance professionals can benefit from an affordable and efficient vehicle to streamline operations requests, improve awareness, readiness and response times during an event, reduce liability exposure and drive down insurance claims, and empower supervisors with information and answers when needed. Let’s take a deeper look:
Administrative efficiency affords project transparency Whether it’s a scheduled repair to a courthouse out-of-work bathroom or a pop-up water main break, it can be a complex and daunting task for facility maintenance professionals to manage administrative work orders and reporting, particularly when much of it is still accomplished in a paper-based fashion or through Excel spreadsheets. Web-based facility maintenance solutions can help improve communication and give continuous insight into progress on current work orders, personnel assigned to managing and completing the project, and time and budget allocated. Supervisors can easily reallocate personnel utilizing web-based software to handle emergency situations or call in a nearby field worker when additional support is needed. Armed with the right information, facility maintenance professionals can do more with the assets and resources available and, at the same time, justify resource needs and requests to administration. And, according to recent research, technology can extend the life of building and equipment assets by nearly 35 percent.
Inter- and cross-departmental communications vehicle While cloud technology enables improved facilities data accessibility
and storage capacity, adoption rates are still relatively low across most governmental departments. The benefits of the cloud, however, are undeniable—particularly when looking at increased communication across a department or multiple departments. Take, for instance, if several employees are sick or can’t make it on time during a snow emergency when they are tasked to be first on the scene in order to keep roads and government building entrances clear. Public works is on the front lines and is responsible for managing the cleanup regardless of a reduced workforce. During routine or emergency issues, facility maintenance webbased software affords the ability to effortlessly assess scheduling needs and reassign personnel located in one part of the municipality to help out in the understaffed region. Instantly creating automatic reports, supervisors can easily send status updates to other departments apprising them of the progress on an hourly, daily or other pre-determined timing basis. In addition, incident calls coming in from local residents can be easily tracked and managed through the software.
Minimizing liability exposure Civil lawsuits against municipalities are on the rise. Building maintenance issues ranging from routine repairs to old and outdated facilities mean hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars that eat into government budgets and resources. Recently, one municipality was able to successfully fight a lawsuit using their facility maintenance software reporting records where a local resident claimed they slipped and injured themselves in a courthouse bathroom due to an out-of-order overflowed toilet. Through a quick review of records in www.apwa.net
the implemented facility maintenance solution, it was determined that the toilet was successfully replaced several weeks prior to the incident thus stopping the lawsuit before thousands of dollars in legal fees and settlement claims could be assessed. During a major natural disaster where FEMA steps in, such as Hurricane Sandy, response, cleanup and recovery efforts by a municipality or state government need to be well-documented in order to receive reimbursement funds from the federal agency. Using paper-based or even Excel spreadsheets can mean hundreds of hours of time and money wasted, whereas a facility maintenance management solution yields incredible efficiency and reporting capabilities as the work happens so that facilities maintenance professionals can focus on the cleanup rather than the administrative tasks. Whether managing public works buildings, maintaining grounds, or mitigating a minor or major disaster in concert with other departments, critical resources are vital to ensuring that the overall assets are wellmaintained, kept safe, and the public works department works smoothly and efficiently. As in-house resources become stretched and strained, the advantage of a web-based facility maintenance solution can easily manage daily work requests, schedule routine maintenance and inspections, and create a more cooperative work environment to better connect employees and other governmental agencies and most importantly the citizens they serve. Brian Bell can be reached at (866) 4553833 or email@example.com.
Annual Buyer’s Guide (alphabetical listing) The Annual Buyer’s Guide is provided as a service by the American Public Works Association to its members to assist in identifying the corporate members that represent the consulting, service and manufacturing firms serving the public works industry today. It is by no means an attempt to list all of the firms serving the industry, only those that are APWA members as of February 18, 2015. The Annual Buyer’s Guide is not intended to provide endorsement of any particular products or services listed herein. The alphabetical listing appears first, followed by the categorical listing on page 80. APWA makes every effort to achieve accuracy, but cannot be held responsible for inadvertent omissions or incorrect entries. If any errors are detected, please notify the Finance/Membership Department at (800) 848-APWA.
3rd Eye MobileVision (972) 765-3767 9940 W Sam Houston Pkwy, Ste 330 Houston, TX 77099 www.awti.net
AgileAssets Inc (512) 327-4200 FAX: (512) 328-7246 3001 Bee Caves Rd Ste 200 Austin, TX 78746-5590 www.agileassets.com
Alpha Geotechnical & Materials (602) 453-3265 FAX: (602) 453-3267 2504 W Southern Ave Tempe, AZ 85282-401 www.alphageotech.com
4Leaf, Inc (925) 462-5959 FAX: (925) 462-5958 2110 Rheem Dr Ste A Pleasanton, CA 94588-2767
AHBL Inc (253) 383-2422 FAX: (253) 383-2572 2215 N 30th St Ste 300 Tacoma, WA 98403-3350 www.ahbl.com
Altec Industries (205) 790-6253 FAX: (205) 981-2522 33 Inverness Ctr Pkwy Dr Birmingham, AL 35242 www.altec.com
Air-Flo Manufacturing Inc (607) 522-3574 365 Upper Oakwood Ave Elmira, NY 14903-1127 www.air-flo.com
American Engineering Testing Inc Toll Free: (800) 972-6364 550 Cleveland Ave N St. Paul, MN 55114
Achen-Gardner Construction LLC (480) 940-1300 FAX: (480) 940-4576 550 S 79th St Chandler, AZ 85226-4706 www.achen.com ADA Engineering Inc (305) 551-4608 FAX: (305) 551-8977 8550 NW 33rd St Ste 202 Doral, FL 33122-1941 www.adaengineering.com Adhara Systems Inc (408) 441-0341 FAX: (408) 441-0343 1735 N First St Ste 200 San Jose, CA 95112-4530 AECOM Technology Corporation (763) 551-2409 FAX: (763) 473-0400 161 Cheshire Ln N Ste 500 Plymouth, MN 55441 www.aecom.com Aerostar SES LLC (904) 565-2820 FAX: (904) 565-2830 11181 Saint Johns Industrial Pkwy N Jacksonville, FL 32246-7643 www.aerostar.net Affinis Corp (913) 239-1100 FAX: (913) 239-1111 7401 W 129th St Ste 110 Overland Park, KS 66213-2694 www.affinis.us Aggregate Industries SWR Inc (734) 529-2411 FAX: (734) 529-4110 Toll Free: (888) 646-5246 201 Jones Road Waltham, MA 02451 www.aggregate-us.com
Airworks Compressors Corp (780) 454-2263 FAX: (780) 452-9969 14503 115 Ave Edmonton, AB T5M 3B8 www.airworkscompressors.com AirX Utility Surveyors (760) 480-2347 FAX: (760) 739-8037 2534 East El Norte Parkway, Ste C Escondido, CA 92027 www.airxus.com AKS Engineering & Forestry LLC (503) 563-6151 FAX: (503) 925-8969 12965 SW Herman Rd Ste 100 Tualatin, OR 97062-7194 Alamo Industrial (830) 372-9646 Toll Free: (800) 882-5762 1502 E Walnut Street Sequin, TX 78155 Alberta Highway Services Ltd (780) 701-8668 FAX: (780) 443-2918 200 11010 178th St N W Edmonton, AB T5S 1R7 www.ahsl.ca Alfred Benesch & Co (630) 577-9100 FAX: (630) 577-9199 1560 Wall St Ste 222 Naperville, IL 60601
American Pavement Systems (209) 303-5921 1012 11th St Ste 1000 Modesto, CA 95354-0846 American Paving Fabrics Inc (410) 379-2209 FAX: (410) 796-0272 6910 O Conner Rd Hanover, MD 21076-1038 American Samoa Power Authority 68-46-9901-05 FAX: 68-46-9941-29 PO Box PPB Pago Pago, AS 96799 www.aspower.com American Traffic Safety Materials Inc (904) 284-1708 FAX: (904) 284-8165 Toll Free: (877) 872-2876 PO Box 1449 Orange Park, FL 32067-1449 www.atsminc.com Ames Construction Inc (602) 431-2111 FAX: (602) 731-5952 8333 E Hartford Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5478 www.amesconstruction.com Amick Equipment Company Inc (803) 359-6656 FAX: (803) 359-0925 PO Box 1965 Lexington, SC 29071-1965 www.amickequipment.com
A-N West Inc (510) 222-9800 FAX: (510) 222-6714 3095 Richmond Pkwy Ste 212 Richmond, CA 94806-5875 Anderson & Associates Inc (540) 552-5592 FAX: (540) 552-5729 100 Ardmore St Blacksburg, VA 24060-5802 www.andassoc.com AndersonPenna (949) 428-1500 20280 Acacia St Unit 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 www.andpen.com Andregg Geomatics (530) 885-7072 FAX: (530) 885-5798 11661 Blocker Dr Ste 200 Auburn, CA 95603-4649 www.andregg.com Angus-Young Associates Inc (608) 756-2326 FAX: (608) 756-0464 555 S River St Janesville, WI 53548-4783 www.angusyoung.com Applied GeoLogics (519) 821-3262 FAX: (519) 821-7302 111 Farquhar St Guelph, ON N1H 3N4 www.appliedgeologics.com Applied Professional Services Inc (425) 888-2590 FAX: (425) 888-2554 43530 SE North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045-9289 www.apslocates.com ARCADIS (602) 438-0883 410 N 44th St Ste 1000 Phoenix, AZ 85008-6503 www.arcadis-us.com Arizona Public Service Co (602) 371-7837 FAX: (602) 371-6653 PO Box 53933 Station 3177 Phoenix, AZ 85072-3933 www.aps.com
ARS Engineers Inc (214) 739-3152 FAX: (214) 739-3169 12801 N Central Expy Ste 1250 Dallas, TX 75243-1861 www.arsengineers.com
Ayres Associates (715) 834-3161 FAX: (715) 831-7500 3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54701-7698 www.ayresassociates.com
AshBritt Environmental (954) 545-3535 FAX: (954) 545-3585 565 E Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3543 www.ashbritt.com
Aztec Engineering (602) 454-0402 FAX: (602) 4540403 4561 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85008-4505 www.aztec.us
Aspect Consulting LLC (206) 838-6589 401 2nd Ave S Ste 201 Seattle, WA 98104-3870 Asphalt Pavement Alliance (301) 918-8391 FAX: (301) 731-4621 Toll Free: (877) 272-0077 5100 Forbes Blvd Ste. 101B Lanham, MD 20706-4416 www.asphaltalliance.com Associated Pump & Supply (228) 818-6400 FAX: (228) 818-6408 6501 Sunplex Drive Ocean Springs, MS 39564-8704 Associated Transportation Engineers (805) 687-4418 FAX: (805) 682-8509 100 N Hope Ave Ste 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93110-2621 www.atesb.com ATKINS NA Inc (928) 855-4505 FAX: (928) 855-4535 60 S Acoma Blvd Ste C-106 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 www.atkinsglobal.com Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison LLC (732) 424-2717 FAX: (732) 424-2727 PO Box 950 180 Rte 17 South Lodi, NJ 07644-0950 www.atlanticdda.com Atmax Equipment Co (813) 634-1111 FAX: (813) 634-1115 PO Box 329 Wimauma, FL 33598-0329 www.atmax.us
Azteca Systems/Cityworks (801) 523-2751 FAX: (801) 523-3734 Toll Free: (888) 523-2751 11075 South State Street Ste 24 Sandy, UT 84070 www.cityworks.com
Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc (408) 296-5515 FAX: (408) 296-8114 865 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126-3133 www.biggscardosa.com BioSeal (708) 479-0110 FAX: (714) 528-8434 19148 104th Ave Mokena, IL 60448-8202 www.biosealusa.com
B & E Engineers (626) 446-4449 FAX: (626) 446-6566 20 E Foothill Blvd Ste 230 Arcadia, CA 91006-2375 www.beeng.com
BL Companies Inc (203) 630-1406 FAX: (203) 630-2615 Toll Free: (800) 301-3077 355 Research Pkwy Ste 1 Meriden, CT 06450-7100 www.blcompanies.com
Barrett Engineered Pumps (619) 232-7867 FAX: (619) 232-3029 1695 National Ave San Diego, CA 92113-1008
Blacklidge Emulsions Inc (228) 863-3878 12251 Bernard Pkwy Gulfport, MS 39503-5086
Bartlett Consolidated Inc (508) 746-4246 FAX: (508) 747-6587 PO Box 810 Plymouth, MA 02362-0810 www.bartlettconsolidated.com
Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers (559) 326-1400 FAX: (559) 326-1500 451 Clovis Ave Ste 200 Clovis, CA 93612-1376
Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers (847) 223-5088 FAX: (847) 543-1661 8678 Ridgefield Rd Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2714 www.baxterwoodman.com
Blois Construction Inc (805) 656-1432 FAX: (805) 485-0338 3201 Sturgis Rd Oxnard, CA 93030-8931 www.bloisconstruction.com
Becher-Hoppe Associates Inc (715) 845-8000 FAX: (715) 845-8008 330 Fourth Street PO Box 8000 Wausau, WI 54402-8000 Behnke Materials Engineering (608) 449-8427 FAX: (608) 713-4823 3621 E Hart Rd Beloit, WI 53511-9538
Auto Truck Group (630) 860-5600 FAX: (630) 860-5631 1420 Brewster Creek Blvd Bartlett, IL 60103-1695 www.autotruck.com
Bell Equipment Company (248) 370-0000 FAX: (248) 370-0011 78 Northpointe Dr Orion, MI 48359-1846 www.bellequip.com
Avalon Engineering Inc (239) 573-2077 FAX: (239) 573-2076 2503 del Prado Blvd S Ste 200 Cape Coral, FL 33904-5709 www.avalonengineering.net
Berg & Associates Inc (310) 548-9292 FAX: (310) 548-9195 302 W 5th St Ste 210 San Pedro, CA 90731-2749
Aviles Engineering Corporation (713) 895-7645 FAX: (713) 895-7943 5790 Windfern Rd Houston, TX 77041-6210
Brandon Industries Inc (972) 542-3000 FAX: (972) 542-1015 PO Box 2230 McKinney, TX 75070-8167 www.brandonindustries.com
BHC RHODES Civil Engineers & Surveyors (913) 663-1900 7101 College Blvd Ste 400 Overland Park, KS 66210-2081 www.ibhc.com
Bergkamp Inc (785) 825-1375 FAX: (785) 825-6869 3040 Emulsion Dr Salina, KS 67401-8415 www.bergkampinc.com
Brown & Gay Engineers Inc (713) 488-8271 FAX: (713) 488-8250 10777 Westheimer Rd Ste 400 Houston, TX 77042-3475 www.browngay.com Burgess and Niple FAX: (614) 451-1385 Toll Free: (800) 321-5313 668 Seabury Drive Worthington, OH 43085 www.burgessniple.com Burns & McDonnell (816) 333-9400 FAX: (816) 333-3690 9400 Ward Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64114-3319 www.burnsmcd.com BURY (512) 328-0011 FAX: (512) 328-0325 221 West Sixth Street Ste 600 Austin, TX 78701
BMC Corporation (781) 273-0398 FAX: (781) 273-0724 PO Box 60 Pinehurst, MA 01866-0060 www.tsoil.com Bollinger Lach & Associates Inc (630) 438-6400 FAX: (630) 438-6444 333 W Pierce Rd Ste 300 Itasca, IL 60143-3165
Cal Engineering & Geology Inc (925) 935-9771 FAX: (925) 935-9773 1870 Olympic Blvd Ste 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5067 www.caleng.com California Pavement Maintenance (916) 381-8033 FAX: (916) 381-3703 Toll Free: (800) 473-9390 9390 Elder Creek Rd Sacramento, CA 95829-9326 Caltrop Corporation (619) 787-7393 FAX: (619) 235-9229 1775 Hancock St Ste 190 San Diego, CA Calvin Giordano & Associates (954) 921-7781 FAX: (954) 921-8807 1800 Eller Dr Ste 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-4211 www.calvin-giordano.com Camosy Construction (847) 395-6800 FAX: (847) 395-6891 43451 N US Highway 41 Ste 100 Zion, IL 60099-9455 www.camosy.com
Bolton & Menk Inc (507) 625-4171 1960 Premier Dr Mankato, MN 56001-5900 www.bolton-menk.com Bowen Island Municipality (604) 947-4255 981 Artisan Ln Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 Bowman Bowman Novick (816) 753-2550 411 Nichols Rd Ste 246 Kansas City, MO 64112-2023
Cargill Deicing Technology (440) 716-4700 FAX: (888) 739-8705 Toll Free: (866) 900-7258 24950 Country Club Blvd Ste 450 North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333 www.cargilldeicing.com
Carolina Industrial Equipment Inc (704) 588-4522 FAX: (704) 588-2592 Toll Free: (800) 476-2434 PO Box 667907 Charlotte, NC 28266-7907
CESARE Inc (702) 564-3331 FAX: (702) 564-8542 106 Cassia Way Henderson, NV 89014-6415 www.jacesare.com
Carollo Engineers (925) 932-1710 FAX: (925) 930-0208 Toll Free: (800) 523-5826 2700 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94598-3466 www.carollo.com
CESNW Inc (503) 968-6655 FAX: (503) 968-2595 13190 SW 68th Pkwy Ste 150 Portland, OR 97223-8294 www.cesnw.com
Carroll Engineering Inc (408) 261-9800 FAX: (408) 261-0595 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste H184 San Jose, CA 95128-3903 www.carroll-engineering.com CarteGraph (563) 556-8120 FAX: (563) 556-8149 Toll Free: (800) 688-2656 3600 Digital Drive Dubuque, IA 52003 www.cartegraph.com
CFA Software Inc (630) 543-1410 FAX: (630) 543-1904 Toll Free: (800) 437-6001 1020 W Fullerton Ave Ste A Addison, IL 60101 www.cfasoftware.com Chastain & Associates LLC (815) 489-0050 FAX: (815) 489-0055 345 Executive Pkwy Ste L4 Rockford, IL 61107-5291 www.hlclip.com Cherry Valley Tractor Sales (856) 983-0111 FAX: (856) 988-6290 35 W Route 70 Marlton, NJ 08053-3009 www.cherryvalleytractor.net
Case Construction Equipment (262) 636-7498 Toll Free: (866) 542-2736 621 State St Racine, WI 53402-5133 www.casece.com Casperâ€™s Truck Equipment (920) 687-1111 FAX: (920) 687-1122 700 Randolph Dr Appleton, WI 54913-9291 www.casperstruck.com CDG Engineers & Associates Inc (334) 222-9431 FAX: (334) 222-4018 1840 E Three Notch St PO Box 278 Andalusia, AL 36421-2404 www.cdge.com CDO Technologies Inc (937) 476-2278 FAX: (937) 258-1614 5200 Springfield St Ste 320 Dayton, OH 45431-1265
Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group FAX: (763) 557-1971 Toll Free: (800) 328-3874 2601 Niagara Ln N Plymouth, MN 55447-4721 www.cimline.com Ciorba Group Inc (773) 775-4009 FAX: (773) 775-4014 5507 N Cumberland Ave Ste 402 Chicago, IL 60656-4754 www.ciorba.com Civic Engineering & Information Technology Inc (615) 425-2000 FAX: (615) 385-4834 25 Lindsley Ave Nashville, TN 37210-2038 www.civicinc.com
Clark Patterson Lee (585) 454-7600 FAX: (585) 232-5836 Toll Free: (800) 274-9000 205 Saint Paul St Ste 500 Rochester, NY 14604-1187 www.clarkpatterson.com
Colorado Barricade (303) 922-7815 2295 S. Lipan Denver, CO 80223 www.coloradobarricade.com Company Wrench (803) 508-5144 FAX: (740) 687-9130 1252 Old Kimbill Trl Aiken, SC 29805-9010
ClearSpan Fabric Structures (860) 528-1119 FAX: (860) 289-4711 1395 John Fitch Blvd South Windsor, CT 06074-1029 www.clearspan.com CMT Engineering Laboratories (801) 908-5859 FAX: (801) 972-9074 2800 S Redwood Rd West Valley City, UT 84119-2375
Compass Minerals America Inc (913) 344-9222 FAX: (913) 345-0309 9900 W 109th St Ste 100 Overland Park, KS 66210-1436 www.nasalt.com CompassCom Software (303) 680-3311 FAX: (303) 766-2488 12353 E Easter Ave Ste 200 Centennial, CO 80112-6797 www.compasscom.com
CMTS, LLC (503) 242-1388 FAX: (503) 242-0094 Toll Free: (888) 661-7259 3220 SW 1st Ave Ste 150 Portland, OR 97239-4600 www.cmtsinc.com Cobb Fendley & Associates Inc (713) 462-3242 FAX: (713) 462-3262 13430 Northwest Fwy Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77040-6153 www.cobfen.com Colas Solutions Inc (313) 410-1090 FAX: (734) 213-2735 Toll Free: (888) 369-3163 2309 Peters Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9431 www.barrettpaving.com
Construction Accessories (937) 429-9089 FAX: (937) 427-4653 3880 Haines Rd Waynesville, OH 45068 Construction Testing Services Inc (925) 462-5151 FAX: (925) 462-5183 2118 Rheem Dr Pleasanton, CA 94588-2775 www.cts-1.com
Cold Mix Manufacturing (718) 463-1444 FAX: (718) 463-0292 12030 28th Ave Flushing, NY 11354-1049 www.greenpatch.com
Contractor Compliance & Monitoring Inc (618) 254-3855 FAX: (618) 254-2200 635 Mariners Island Blvd Ste 200 San Mateo, CA 94404-1060 www.ccmi-tpa.com
Cole & Associates Inc (314) 984-9887 FAX: (314) 984-0587 1520 S 5th St Ste 307 Saint Charles, MO 63303-4153 www.colestl.com
Corrective Asphalt Materials (801) 359-5565 FAX: (801) 359-4272 2060 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84109 www.cammidwest.com
CE Niehoff & Co (847) 866-1536 2021 Lee St Evanston, IL 60202-1557 www.ceniehoff.com
Civil Consulting Group (972) 569-9193 FAX: (972) 569-9197 201 1/2 E Virginia St Ste 2 McKinney, TX 75069-4323
CEI (479) 273-9472 PO Box 1408 Bentonville, AR 72712-1408 www.ceieng.com
Civiltech Engineering Inc (630) 773-3900 FAX: (630) 773-3975 450 E Devon Ave Ste 300 Itasca, IL 60143-1263 www.civiltechinc.com
CollectiveData Inc (319) 362-1993 FAX: (319) 364-4306 Toll Free: (800) 750-7638 230 2nd St SE Ste 414 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 www.collectivedata.com
Crafco Inc (602) 276-0406 FAX: (480) 961-0513 Toll Free: (800) 227-4059 420 N Roosevelt Ave Chandler, AZ 85226 www.crafco.com
CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco (612) 321-5426 FAX: (612) 321-5480 PO Box 1165 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1165 www.centerpointenergy.com
CivTech Inc (480) 659-4250 10605 N Hayden Rd Ste 140 Scottsdale, AZ 85260-5595 www.civtech.com
Collier Engineering Company Inc (615) 331-1441 FAX: (615) 331-1050 5560 Franklin Pike Cir Ste 101 Brentwood, TN 37027-4982 www.collierengineering.com
Crafton Tull (479) 878-2412 901 N 47th St Ste 200 Rogers, AR 72756-9634 www.craftontull.com
Certified Power Inc (314) 422-3128 FAX: (314) 978-6471 970 Campus Dr Mundelein, IL 60060-3803 www.certifiedpower.com
Clark Dietz Engineers (262) 657-1550 FAX: (262) 657-1594 5017 Green Bay Rd Ste 126 Kenosha, WI 53144-1782 www.clark-dietz.com
Collins Engineers Inc (312) 704-9300 FAX: (312) 704-9320 Toll Free: (800) 835-3483 123 North Wacker Drive Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60606
Creighton Manning Engineering LLP (518) 446-0396 FAX: (518) 446-0397 2 Winners Cir Albany, NY 12205-1121 www.cmellp.com
Cretex Specialty Products (262) 542-8153 FAX: (262) 542-0301 Toll Free: (800) 345-3764 N16 W23390 Stoneridge Dr –A Waukesha, WI 53188 www.cretexseals.com CrowderGulf (251) 459-7430 FAX: (251) 459-7433 Toll Free: (800) 992-6207 5435 Business Park Way Theodore, AL 36582-1615 www.crowdergulf.com CRS Consulting Engineers (407) 896-0594 FAX: (407) 896-4836 2060 E 2100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1151 www.crsengineers.com
David Evans and Associates Inc (503) 223-6663 FAX: (503) 223-2701 2100 SW River Pkwy Portland, OR 97201-8070 www.deainc.com Davis & Floyd Inc (843) 554-8602 FAX: (864) 229-7119 3229 W Montague Ave North Charleston, SC 29418-7915 DBA Construction Inc (602) 442-6767 FAX: (602) 442-0408 1833 S 59th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85043-7921 DeAngelo Brothers Inc (570) 459-1112 FAX: (570) 459-0321 100 N Conahan Dr Hazleton, PA 18201-7355 www.dbiservices.com D’Escoto Inc (312) 787-0707 FAX: (312) 787-7322 420 N Wabash Ave Ste 200 Chicago, IL 60611-3539
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products (714) 379-8260 FAX: (714) 379-8270 Toll Free: (800) 929-3030 11065 Knott Ave Ste A Cypress, CA 90630-5149 www.ctscement.com CTS Group (636) 230-0843 FAX: (636) 230-5886 15933 Clayton Rd Ste 110 Ballwin, MO 63011-2172 Curbco (810) 232-2121 FAX: (810) 232-2460 PO Box 70 Swartz Creek, MI 48473-0070 www.curbco2121.com
Design Precast & Pipe Inc (228) 831-5833 FAX: (228) 831-2791 PO Box 2401 Gulfport, MS 39505-2401 Dewberry (703) 849-0192 FAX: (703) 849-0118 8401 Arlington Blvd Fairfax, VA 22031 www.dewberry.com Diaz Yourman & Associates (714) 245-2920 FAX: (714) 245-2950 1616 E 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92705-8509 www.diazyourman.com
Custom Hydraulics & Design Inc (704) 347-0023 3822 Statesville Ave Charlotte, NC 28206-1013
Dibble Engineering (602) 957-1155 FAX: (602) 957-2838 7500 N Dreamy Draw Dr Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4669 www.dibblecorp.com
Custom Underground Inc (309) 683-3677 FAX: (309) 683-3076 9907 W US Highway Edwards, IL 61528
Dickson Equipment (214) 741-6337 FAX: (214) 741-5515 4525 Irving Blvd Dallas, TX 75247-5703
Cutler Repaving Inc (785) 843-1524 921 E 27th St Lawrence, KS 66046 www.cutlerrepaving.com
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ROWE Professional Services Company (810) 664-9411 FAX: (810) 664-3451 Toll Free: (800) 837-9131 128 N Saginaw St Lapeer, MI 48446-2661 www.rowepsc.com RtVision Inc (320) 632-0760 PO Box 394 Little Falls, MN 56345 www.rtvision.com RV Anderson Associates Limited (416) 497-8600 FAX: (416) 497-0342 2001 Sheppard Ave East, Ste 400 Toronto, ON M2J 4Z8 www.rvanderson.com S & C Engineers Inc (510) 272-2970 FAX: (510) 272-2972 1814 Franklin St Ste 600 Oakland, CA 94612-3438 www.scengineers.com S & S Tree & Landscaping Specialists (651) 357-0465 FAX: (651) 451-1787 405 Hardman Ave S South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2415
Safe Site Utility Services LLC (602) 606-8882 FAX: (623) 444-2218 8194 W Deer Valley Rd Ste 106 PMB 223 Peoria, AZ 85382 www.safesitellc.com Salaber Associates Inc (707) 693-8800 FAX: (707) 693-8801 180 S 1st St Ste 10 Dixon, CA 95620-3439 www.saiservices.com Salt Institute (613) 564-0534 FAX: (703) 548-2194 700 N Fairfax St Ste 600 Alexandria, VA 22314-2085 www.saltinstitute.org Salt River Project (602) 236-4637 FAX: (602) 236-2737 PO Box 52025 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2025 www.srpnet.com San Diego Gas and Electric (858) 636-5716 FAX: (858) 636-3967 8315 Century Park Ct Ste 210 San Diego, CA www.semprautilities.com Sayre Associates Inc (605) 332-7211 FAX: (605) 332-7222 216 S Duluth Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3614 Schlagel & Associates PA (913) 322-7154 FAX: (913) 492-8400 14920 W 107th St Lenexa, KS 66215-4018 www.schlagelassociates.com Schwarze Industries Inc (573) 442-4537 FAX: (573) 442-4543 3200 Penn Ter Ste 100 Columbia, MO www.schwarze.com SCI Engineering Inc (636) 757-1055 FAX: (636) 949-8269 130 Point West Blvd Saint Charles, MO 63301-4408 www.sciengineering.com Sealcoating Inc (781) 428-3400 FAX: (781) 428-3430 825 Granite St Braintree, MA 02184-5329 www.sealcoatinginc.com Sealmaster (317) 780-1310 FAX: (317) 780-1315 Toll Free: (800) 477-8436 1010 E Sumner Ave Indianapolis, OH Seminole Tribe of Florida (954) 894-1060 FAX: (954) 989-1172 3107 N State Road 7 Hollywood, FL 33021-2102
SEPI Engineering & Construction Inc (919) 789-9977 1025 Wade Ave Raleigh, NC 27605 www.sepiengineering.com
Slope Care LLC FAX: (407) 277-2394 207 N Goldenrod Road Ste 400 Orlando, FL 32807 www.slopecare.com
Stonebrooke Engineering (952) 402-9202 FAX: (952) 403-6803 12279 Nicollet Ave Burnsville, MN 55337-1650 www.stonebrookeengineering.com
Serco Inc (571) 449-0374 FAX: (972) 323-2639 Toll Free: (800) 933-4834 1818 Library St Reston, VA 20190-6242
SNI Solutions (309) 944-3168 FAX: (309) 944-4620 Toll Free: (888) 840-5564 205 N Stewart St Gemeseo, IL 61254 www.snisolutions.com
Strand Associates Inc (608) 251-4843 FAX: (608) 251-8655 910 W Wingra Dr Madison, WI 53715-1943 www.strand.com
SFM Services Inc (305) 818-2424 FAX: (305) 818-3510 9700 NW 79th Ave Hialeah, FL 33016-2514 www.sfmservices.com Shafer Kline & Warren Inc (573) 442-4537 FAX: (573) 442-4543 3200 Penn Ter Ste 100 Columbia, MO www.skw-inc.com SharpeSoft Inc (530) 671-6499 FAX: (530) 671-5739 Toll Free: (800) 777-0786 925 Market Street Yuba City, CA 95991-4210 www.sharpeipm.com Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management LLC (540) 347-7407 FAX: (703) 656-4795 PO Box 3121 Warrenton, VA 20188 Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc (651) 470-2448 FAX: (888) 908-8166 Toll Free: (800) 325-2055 3535 Vadnais Center Dr Ste 200 Saint Paul, MN 55110-5108 www.sehinc.com Siewert Equipment (585) 482-9640 FAX: (585) 482-4149 175 Akron St Rochester, NY 14609-7297 www.siewertequipment.com Site-Safe LLC (270) 242-0636 FAX: (270) 242-3507 PO Box 287 609 West Main Street Clarkson, KY 42726-0287 www.sitesafeonline.com Skillings Connolly Inc (360) 491-3399 FAX: (360) 491-3857 PO Box 5080 5016 Lacey Blvd SE Lacey, WA 98509-5080 www.skillings.com Slater Hanifan Group Inc (702) 284-5300 FAX: (702) 284-5399 5740 Arville St Ste 216 Las Vegas, NV 89118-3070 www.shg-inc.com Sletten Construction of Nevada (702) 739-8770 FAX: (702) 739-9932 5825 S Polaris Ave Las Vegas, NV 89118-3104
Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation (407) 292-8580 FAX: (407) 292-0141 6500 All American Blvd Orlando, FL 32810-4350 www.southeasternsurveying.com Southwest Gas Corporation (602) 484-5212 PO Box 52075 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2075 www.swgas.com Standard Equipment Company (312) 829-1919 FAX: (312) 829-6142 Toll Free: (800) 633-2997 2033 W Walnut St Chicago, IL 60612-2317 www.standardequipment.com Stanley Consultants Inc (563) 264-6477 FAX: (563) 264-6658 225 Iowa Ave Muscatine, IA 52761-3764 www.stanleygroup.com Stantec (403) 341-3320 FAX: (403) 342-0969 4522-57 Avenue Innisfail, AB T4G 1X2 www.stantec.com Stasi Brothers Asphalt Corp (516) 334-1229 FAX: (516) 334-1245 435 Maple Ave Westbury, NY 11590-3216 www.stasibrothers.com Stay Alert Safety Services Inc (336) 993-2828 FAX: (336) 993-6929 272 Clayton Forest Dr PO Box 467 Kernersville, NC 27284-3796 www.stayalertsafety.com Stenstrom Excavation & Blacktop Group (815) 398-3478 FAX: (815) 229-0978 2422 Center St Rockford, IL 61108-7446 www.rstenstrom.com Sternberg Lighting (847) 588-3400 FAX: (847) 588-3440 Toll Free: (800) 621-3376 555 Lawrence Ave Roselle, IL 60172 www.sternberglighting.com
Strawser Construction Inc (614) 276-5501 FAX: (614) 276-0570 1595 Frank Rd Columbus, OH 43223-3737 www.strawserinc.com Stringfellow Inc (615) 226-4900 FAX: (615) 226-8685 Toll Free: (800) 832-4404 2710 Locust St Nashville, TN 37207 Sturgis Materials Inc (913) 371-7757 FAX: (913) 371-7764 PO Box 5133 Kansas City, KS 66119-0133 Summit Associates (925) 363-5560 FAX: (925) 363-5511 2300 Clayton Rd Ste 1380 Concord, CA 94520-2161 www.summitcm.com Sun Peaks Utilities (250) 578-5416 FAX: (250) 578-5516 1280 Alpine Rd Sun Peaks, BC V03 5N0 www.sunpeaksutilities.com Sunland Asphalt (602) 323-2800 FAX: (602) 288-5047 PO Box 50699 Phoenix, AZ 85076 Sunrise Engineering Inc (801) 523-0100 12227 Business Park Drive, #220 Salt Lake City, UT 84020 www.sunrise-eng.com Swenson Products Inc FAX: (815) 393-4964 Toll Free: 888-825-7323 PO Box 127 127 Walnut St Lindenwood, IL 61049-0127 www.swensonproducts.com Swinerton Management & Consulting (415) 984-1287 FAX: (415) 984-1292 260 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107-1719 www.swinerton.com Taber Consultants (916) 371-1690 3911 West Capitol Avenue West Sacramento, CA 95691-2116 www.taberconsultants.com
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor (704) 527-2535 FAX: (704) 527-2537 700 Forest Point Circle Ste 116 Charlotte, NC 28273 www.taylorwiseman.com
Tierra Right of Way Services (520) 319-2106 FAX: (520) 323-3326 1575 E River Rd # 201 Tucson, AZ 85718-5831 www.tierra-row.com
Team Consultants Inc (817) 467-5500 3101 Pleasant Valley Ln Ste 101 Arlington, TX 76015-2916
Tighe & Bond (413) 562-1600 FAX: (413) 562-5317 53 Southampton Rd Westfield, MA 01085 www.tighebond.com
Telco Supply Company (580) 622-2170 FAX: (580) 622-2451 124 W Vinita Ave PO Box 775 Sulphur, OK 73086-3821 www.telcosupply.com
Time Striping Inc (479) 474-0452 FAX: (479) 474-0498 PO Box 1236 Van Buren, AR 72957-1236
Terra Associates Inc (713) 993-0333 FAX: (713) 993-0743 1445 North Loop W Ste 450 Houston, TX 77008-1667 www.terraassoc.com
Timmerman Equipment Company (908) 534-4126 FAX: (908) 534-2320 PO Box 71 3554 Rte 22 W Whitehouse, NJ 08888-0071 www.timmermanequipment.com
Terra Engineering (312) 467-0123 FAX: (312) 467-0220 225 W Ohio 4th Fl Chicago, IL 60654-4151 www.terraengineering.com
Titan Machinery Inc (952) 445-5400 FAX: (952) 445-0365 Toll Free: (800) 795-9274 6340 County Road 101 E Shakopee, MN 55379-9052
Terracare Associates (720) 587-2533 FAX: (720) 587-2571 7272 S Eagle St Centennial, CO 80112-4244
TKDA (651) 292-4400 FAX: (651) 292-0083 Toll Free: (800) 247-1714 444 Cedar Street Ste 1500 Saint Paul, MN 55101
Terry Asphalt Materials Inc (614) 276-5501 FAX: (614) 276-0570 1950 Williams Rd Alma, MI 48801-2085 www.terryasphaltmaterials.com
Toro Company (952) 887-8863 FAX: (952) 887-8693 8111 Lyndale Ave S Bloomington, MN 55420
TETRA TECH (425) 635-1000 FAX: (425) 635-1150 400 112th Ave NE Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98004-5543 www.tetratech.com The Altum Group (760) 346-4750 FAX: (760) 340-0089 73710 Fred Waring Dr Ste 219 Palm Desert, CA 92260-2574 www.thealtumgroup.com
Trackless Vehicles Ltd (519) 688-0370 FAX: (519) 688-3644 48 Main St Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 www.tracklessvehicles.com
The Chazen Companies (518) 273-0055 FAX: (518) 273-8391 547 River St # 6 Troy, NY 12180-2269
Transfield Dexter Gateway Service Ltd (506) 832-2857 FAX: (506) 832-3408 PO Box 1036 Hampton, NB E5N 8H1
The Papers Inc FAX: 574-658-4701 Toll Free: (800) 733-4111 206 S Main St Milford, IN 46542-3004 www.themunicipal.com
TranSystems Corporation (816) 329-8600 FAX: (816) 329-8701 2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400 Kansas City, MO 64108-2526 www.transystems.com
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company (386) 767-7310 FAX: (386) 761-0362 Toll Free: (800) 767-7310 4620 City Center Drive Port Orange, FL 32129 www.thompsonpump.com
Trillium Municipal Supply Inc (905) 891-0635 321 Lakeshore Road West PO Box 59548 Mississauga, ON L5H 1G9 www.trilliummunicipal.com
Trius Inc (631) 244-8600 FAX: (631) 244-8660 458 Johnson Ave Bohemia, NY 11716 Trotter and Associates Inc (630) 587-0470 FAX: (630) 587-0475 40W201 Wasco Rd Ste D Saint Charles, IL 60175-8535 www.taiengr.com Truck Country (563) 556-3773 FAX: (563) 582-8925 Toll Free: (800) 553-5642 2099 Southpark Ct Ste 2 Dubuque, IA 52003-8095 True North Consultants Inc (630) 717-2880 FAX: (630) 689-5881 1240 Iroquois Ave Ste 206 Naperville, IL 60563-8538 TRULINE Sheet Piling System (239) 591-6234 1415 Panther Lane, Ste 234 Naples, FL 34109 Turtle Southeast Inc (727) 518-0962 FAX: (727) 518-9621 PO Box 1858 Largo, FL 33779-1858 www.turtlese.com Twining Inc (998) 383-6660 FAX: (998) 282-2580 732 Carnegie Dr Ste 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408-3589 www.twininginc.com TY Lin International (925) 365-3960 2483 Lariat Ln Walnut Creek, CA 94596-6606 www.tylin.com
United Rotary Brush (913) 888-8450 FAX: (913) 541-8336 (800) 851-5108 USA (800) 463-6292 Canada 15607 W 100th Ter Lenexa, KS 66219-1362 www.united-rotary.com United Survey Inc (440) 439-7250 FAX: (440) 439-4890 25145 Broadway Ave Oakwood Village, OH 44146-6398 www.unitedsurvey.org Universal Field Services (918) 494-7600 FAX: (918) 494-7650 PO Box 35666 Tulsa, OK 74153-0666 www.ufsrw.com University of Wisconsin-Madison EPD (608) 263-2400 FAX: (608) 263-3160 432 N Lake St Engineering Professional Development Madison, WI 53706-1415 www.epd.engr.wisc.edu Urban Engineers Inc (215) 922-8080 FAX: (215) 922-8082 530 Walnut St Fl 14 Philadelphia, PA 19106-3685 www.urbanengineers.com Uretek (281) 290-1111 PO Box 1929 13900 Humble Rd Tomball, TX 77377-1929 www.uretekusa.com Uretek ICR Gulf Coast (281) 894-4990 FAX: (281) 720-1222 11603 Windfern Rd Ste A Houston, TX 77064-4866 www.uretekicr.com URS Corporation (303) 740-3863 FAX: (303) 694-3946 7720 N 16th St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4493 www.urs.com
TYMCO (254) 799-5546 FAX: (254) 799-2722 Toll Free: (800) 258-9626 225 E Industrial Waco, TX 76705 www.tymco.com Unique Paving Materials Corporation (216) 441-4880 FAX: (216) 341-8514 Toll Free: (800) 441-4880 3993 E 93rd St Cleveland, OH 44105 www.UniquePavingMaterials.com United Resource LLC (734) 338-7730 FAX: (734) 338-7735 32940 Capitol St Livonia, MI 48150-1743
US Infrastructure of Carolina Inc (704) 342-3007 FAX: (704) 342-1666 1043 E Morehead St Ste 203 Charlotte, NC 28204-2898 www.usi-eng.com USABlueBook (847) 775-6901 FAX: (847) 775-6908 Toll Free: (800) 548-1234 PO Box 9006 Gurnee, IL 60031-9006 www.usabluebook.com Utility Service Company (404) 281-9442 136 Fairway Oaks Dr Perry, GA 31069 www.utilityservice.com
V3 Companies (630) 729-6172 FAX: (630) 724-9202 7325 Janes Ave Ste 100 Woodridge, IL 60517-2256 www.v3co.com
Wade Trim (734) 947-9700 FAX: (734) 947-9726 25251 Northline Rd Taylor, MI 48180-4596 www.wadetrim.com
Weiler Engineering Corporation (847) 697-4900 FAX: (847) 697-4915 1395 Gateway Dr Elgin, IL www.weilerengineering.org
Willdan Engineering (714) 940-6300 FAX: (714) 940-4920 2401 E Katella Ave Ste 450 Anaheim, CA 92806-5982 www.willdan.com
Vacuum Trucks of Canada (248) 349-0904 777 Doheny Dr Northville, MI 48167-1957 www.vacuumtruckscanada.ca
Wallace Group (254) 772-9272 FAX: (254) 776-2924 PO Box 22007 Waco, TX 76702-2007 www.wallace-group.com
West Coast Arborists Inc (714) 991-1900 2200 E Via Burton Street Anaheim, CA 92806
William Frick and Company (847) 918-2215 FAX: (847) 918-3701 2600 Commerce Drive Libertyville, IL 60048
Vance Brothers Inc (816) 923-4325 FAX: (816) 923-6472 Toll Free: (800) 821-8549 5201 Brighton Ave Kansas City, MO 64130-3113 www.vancebrothers.com
Wallis Engineering (360) 852-9173 FAX: (360) 694-1043 215 W 4th St Ste 200 Vancouver, WA 98660-3370
WEST Consultants Inc (858) 487-9378 FAX: (858) 487-9448 2601 25th St SE Ste 450 Salem, OR 97302 www.westconsultants.com
Williams Architects (630) 221-1212 FAX: (630) 221-1220 500 Park Blvd Ste 800 Itasca, IL 60143 www.williams-architects.com
Walter P Moore (713) 630-7300 FAX: (713) 630-7396 1301 McKinney St Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77010-3064 www.walterpmoore.com
West Side Tractor Sales (630) 355-7150 FAX: (630) 355-7173 1400 W Ogden Ave Naperville, IL 60563-3909 www.westsidetractorsales.com
Wilson & Company (801) 634-3164 FAX: (801) 302-0998 10913 S River Front Pkwy Ste 125 South Jordan, UT 84095-3502 www.wilsonco.com
Walters-Morgan Construction Inc (785) 539-7513 FAX: (785) 539-6521 2616 Tuttle Creek Blvd Manhattan, KS 66502-4479 www.waltersmorgan.com
Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (775) 722-5041 FAX: (775) 355-0817 475 E Greg St Ste 119 Sparks, NV 89431-8517
Winter Equipment Company (440) 946-8377 FAX: (440) 942-0607 1900 Joseph Lloyd Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094-8030 www.winterequipment.com
Westland Group Inc (998) 989-9789 11023 Eucalyptus St Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-7689
Wood Rodgers Inc (916) 341-7760 FAX: (916) 341-7767 3301 C St Ste 100B Sacramento, CA 95816-3350 www.woodrodgers.com
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers Transportation (828) 253-2796 FAX: (828) 253-4864 1318 Patton Ave Ste F Asheville, NC 28806-2624 Veolia Water Milwaukee LLC (304) 235-1626 FAX: (304) 235-1619 8500 S 5th Ave Oak Creek, WI 53154-3506 www.veoliawaterna.com Verizon Networkfleet FAX: (858) 450-3246 Toll Free: (866) 869-1353 6363 Greenwich Drive Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92122 www.networkfleet.com/fleetsolutions/ Visu-Sewer Inc (262) 695-2340 FAX: (262) 695-2359 W230 N4855 Betker Dr Pewaukee, WI 53072-1430 www.visu-sewer.com Volvo Construction Equipment (717) 530-6640 312 Volvo Way Shippensburg, PA 17257-9209 www.volvoce.com/na VT LeeBoy Inc FAX: (704) 483-5802 500 Lincoln County Parkway Ext Lincolnton, NC 28092 www.leeboy.com VTN Consulting (702) 873-7550 FAX: (702) 873-1703 2727 S Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146-5148 www.vtnnv.com WG Zimmerman Engineering Inc (562) 594-8589 5772 Bolsa Ave Ste 200 Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1134 www.wgze.com
Waltman Construction (530) 587-7017 FAX: (530) 587-7033 PO Box 8400 Truckee, CA 96162 www.waltmanconstruction.com Wastequip/Toter (704) 872-8171 FAX: (704) 878-0734 841 Meacham Rd Statesville, NC 28677-2983 www.toter.com Water Resource Engineering Associates (805) 653-7900 FAX: (806) 653-0610 Toll Free: (800) 259-2837 2300 Alessandro Drive Ste 215 Ventura, CA 93001-3778 www.wreassoc.net Wausau Equipment Company Inc (262) 784-6066 FAX: (262) 784-6720 1905 S Moorland Rd New Berlin, WI 53151-2321 www.wausau-everest.com WBK Engineering (630) 443-7755 FAX: (630) 443-0533 116 W Main St Ste 201 Saint Charles, IL 60174-1854 www.wbkengineering.com Webtech Wireless (604) 434-7337 FAX: (604) 434-5270 Toll Free: (866) 287-0135 4299 Canada Way Ste 215 Burnaby, BC V5G 1H3 www.webtechwireless.com
Weston & Sampson (978) 532-1900 FAX: (978) 977-0100 Toll Free: (800) 726-7766 5 Centennial Drive Peabody, MA 01960-7985 www.westonandsampson.com WGK Inc (601) 925-4444 FAX: (601) 924-6708 PO Box 318 Clinton, MS 39060-0318 www.wgkengineers.com Whelen Engineering Company Inc (860) 526-9504 FAX: (860) 526-1302 51 Winthrop Rd Chester, CT 06412-1036 www.whelen.com White Shield Inc (509) 547-0100 FAX: (509) 547-8292 320 N 20th Ave Pasco, WA 99301-4963 www.whiteshield.com
WorkSafe USA Inc (217) 487-7045 FAX: (217) 487-7212 326 Hopple Hills Dr Springfield, IL 62707 www.worksafeusainc.com Wright Construction Group Inc (239) 481-5000 FAX: (239) 481-2448 5811 Younquist Rd Fort Myers, FL 33912 Wright-Pierce (207) 725-8721 FAX: (207) 729-8414 99 Main St Topsham, ME 04086-1292 www.wright-pierce.com WSP Canada Inc Toll Free: (800) 670-7220 780 King W Street Sherbrooke, BC
WHPacific Inc (425) 951-4876 FAX: (425) 951-4808 12100 NE 195th St Ste 300 Bothell, WA 98011-5767 www.whpacific.com Wilkinson Corporation (989) 843-6163 FAX: (989) 843-6451 8290 Lapeer Rd Mayville, MI 48744-9305 www.wilkinsoncorp.net
Annual Buyer’s Guide (categorical listing) The annual Buyer’s Guide in the April issue of the APWA Reporter is provided as a service by the American Public Works Association to its members to assist in identifying the corporate members that represent the consulting, service and manufacturing firms serving the public works industry today. It is by no means an attempt to list all of the firms serving the industry, only those that are APWA members as of February 18, 2015. The Buyer’s Guide is not intended to provide endorsement of any particular products or services listed herein. APWA makes every effort to achieve accuracy, but cannot be held responsible for inadvertent omissions or incorrect entries. If any errors are detected, please notify the Finance/Membership Department at (800) 848-APWA.
Business Services, ADA Compliance/ Risk Mitigation Cole & Associates Inc Lynch & Associates-Engineering Consultants LLC Precision Concrete Cutting Midwest Business Services, Advertising Equipment World International Municipal Signal Association Stonebrooke Engineering Business Services, Appraisal/ Appraisal Review Becher-Hoppe Associates Inc Mesa Associates Inc Paragon Partners Ltd Universal Field Services Business Services, Asset Management Services Adhara Systems Inc AgileAssets Inc Applied GeoLogics Azteca Systems/Cityworks Cal Engineering & Geology Inc Carollo Engineers CarteGraph CFA Software Inc Collier Engineering Company Inc Colorado Barricade Data Transfer Solutions EJ Group Inc ESG Operations ESRI Exp Services Inc Fay Spofford & Thorndike Inc Fugro Roadware Inc GeoEngineers Gulf Industries Inc HDR Inc Holbrook Asphalt HVJ Associates Inc IMS Infrastructure Management Services LiRo Engineers Inc LNV Inc Open Spatial Paragon Partners Ltd Parsons Brinckerhoff PubWorks Rangerbidcom Robinson Consultants Inc
Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Tighe & Bond Universal Field Services Webtech Wireless Business Services, Asset Management Software Azteca Systems/Cityworks Carollo Engineers CarteGraph CFA Software Inc Civic Engineering & Information Technology Inc CollectiveData Inc EJ Group Inc Fugro Roadware Inc Lucity Inc Open Spatial Paragon Partners Ltd PubWorks RJN Group Inc Verizon Networkfleet Volvo Construction Equipment Webtech Wireless Business Services, Certification International Municipal Signal Association Business Services, Communication EnviroIssues Equipment World International Municipal Signal Association Stonebrooke Engineering Telco Supply Company The Papers Inc Webtech Wireless Business Services, Consulting Angus-Young Associates Inc Associated Transportation Engineers Bolton & Menk Inc Bowman Bowman Novick Cal Engineering & Geology Inc CFA Software Inc CollectiveData Inc Colorado Barricade Creighton Manning Engineering LLP Dewberry Dokken Engineering Earth Systems Inc EBA-A Tetra Tech Company
Encore Group Engineering Resources Engineering Service Inc EPS Group Inc Equipment World ESI Consultants Ltd ESRI Evans Mechwart Hambleton & Tilton Inc Exeltech Consulting Inc Fay Spofford & Thorndike Inc Fugro Roadware Inc GHD GPD Group Guida Surveying Inc Hannum Wagle & Cline Engineering Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson Inc Hey and Associates Inc HNTB Corporation Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates Inc HVJ Associates Inc HWA GeoSciences Inc Hydro Designs Inc IMS Infrastructure Management Services Interwest Consulting Group James J Benes & Associates Inc Jones & Carter Inc Killeen Engineering & Surveying Kleinfelder Klotz Associates KPFF Inc Landau Associates Inc Larkin Lamp Rynearson LiRo Engineers Inc Lynch & Associates-Engineering Consultants LLC MacKay & Sposito Inc Mattern & Craig Inc Mesa Associates Inc Moore Twining Associates Inc Murray & Trettel Inc Murray Smith & Associates Inc NV5 NW Engineers LLC Oates Associates Inc Otak Paragon Partners Ltd Parsons Brinckerhoff Pease Engineering & Architecture Perteet Inc Principal Engineering Inc Project Engineering Consultants Ltd Quincy Engineering Inc
R2H Engineering Inc RFE Engineering Inc Robinson Consultants Inc ROWE Professional Services Company Schlagel & Associates PA SCI Engineering Inc Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Southwest Gas Corporation Stantec Terra Associates Inc Tierra Right of Way Services Tighe & Bond True North Consultants Inc Universal Field Services US Infrastructure of Carolina Inc VTN Consulting Water Resource Engineering Associates Westland Group Inc Weston & Sampson Willdan Engineering Wood Rodgers Inc Business Services, Cooperative Contracts Federal Signal Corporation Environmental Solutions Group Business Services, Data Conversion CarteGraph Evans Mechwart Hambleton & Tilton Inc Paragon Partners Ltd RJN Group Inc Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Business Services, Ditch Management & Services KE&G Construction RH2 Engineering Inc Business Services, E-Commerce Equipment World Telco Supply Company Business Services, Education and Training Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison LLC Behnke Materials Engineering CFA Software Inc Colorado Barricade
Encore Group ESRI Hydro Designs Inc International Municipal Signal Association LJB Inc Manhard Consulting Ltd Public Works Trainingcom Salaber Associates Inc Siewert Equipment Tighe & Bond Business Services, Insurance IDS Engineering Group Southwest Gas Corporation Business Services, Legal Services Lloyd Gosselink & Townsend Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson Business Services, Publications Equipment World ESRI International Municipal Signal Association Public Works Magazine/Hanley Wood Business Media The Papers Inc Twining Inc Business Services, Right-of-Way Acquisition Cole & Associates Inc First Group Engineering HDR Inc Interwest Consulting Group Mesa Associates Inc Paragon Partners Ltd ROWE Professional Services Company RtVision Inc Skillings Connolly Inc Tierra Right of Way Services TranSystems Corporation Universal Field Services Wilson & Company Business Services, Right-of-Way Appraisal Lochmueller Group Mesa Associates Inc Paragon Partners Ltd RtVision Inc Slater Hanifan Group Inc Universal Field Services Business Services, Right-of-Way Coordination Dokken Engineering Freese and Nichols GovHR USA Interwest Consulting Group Larkin Lamp Rynearson LDA Engineering Lochmueller Group Mattern & Craig Inc Mesa Associates Inc Northwest Utility Contractors Association Paragon Partners Ltd RtVision Inc Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation
Tierra Right of Way Services Universal Field Services Business Services, Sign Management Software AgileAssets Inc Azteca Systems/Cityworks CarteGraph Fugro Roadware Inc Lucity Inc Professional Pavement Products Inc PubWorks RtVision Inc Business Services, Software AgileAssets Inc Azteca Systems/Cityworks CarteGraph CFA Software Inc CollectiveData Inc EJ Group Inc Encore Group ESRI Fugro Roadware Inc Lucity Inc MotionLink OPW Fuel Management Systems Paragon Partners Ltd PubWorks RtVision Inc SharpeSoft Inc Webtech Wireless Business Services, Trade Associations Northwest Utility Contractors Association
Everglades Farm Equipment GovDeals GS Equipment Co Inc HOLT CAT Jesco Inc KM International Louisiana Cat McClellan Sales Inc Ohio CAT Rain For Rent Rangerbidcom Sletten Construction of Nevada Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company Titan Machinery Inc Volvo Construction Equipment West Side Tractor Sales Winter Equipment Company
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Service Maintenance Amick Equipment Company Inc Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison LLC Custom Underground Inc Louisiana Cat Maintenance Facility Consultants Div of Whitman Requardt & Assoc RJN Group Inc Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management LLC
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Demolition CrowderGulf Helac Corporation New-Com Inc Volvo Construction Equipment West Side Tractor Sales
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Storage Buildings ClearSpan Fabric Structures Gateway Industrial Products Inc Oldcastle Precast Inc PTMW Inc
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Detectable Warning Franklin Paint Company Inc Professional Pavement Products Inc Construction Equipment & Supplies, Drilling Equipment & Services Meyer Products LLC Moore Twining Associates Inc West Side Tractor Sales
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Attachments Cherry Valley Tractor Sales GS Equipment Co Inc Harrison Hydraulic Solutions Helac Corporation Titan Machinery Inc Volvo Construction Equipment West Side Tractor Sales
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Geotextiles Crafco Inc Etna Supply Reef Industries Inc
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Auctions Surplus GovDeals Rangerbidcom
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Masonry Stasi Brothers Asphalt Corp Sturgis Materials Inc
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Bridge Expansion Joints Crafco Inc Dynamic Surface Applications Ghirardelli Associates
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Personal Protective Apparel QPR
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Concrete Forming Accessories & Supplies Curbco Nevada Material Services Occidental Chemical Corporation Sletten Construction of Nevada TRULINE Sheet Piling System Construction Equipment & Supplies, Construction Tools/Equipment Altec Industries Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Construction Accessories
Construction Equipment & Supplies, Inflatable Seals Sealmaster
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“I think I saw something in this column a while back about getting high-speed Internet to rural communities but I think it was for a specific issue. We are out in the middle of nowhere and really need to get this service to our residents. Is there any way to make the big companies install it for us?”
I hear this question from folks all over the U.S. They tell me they are losing out on educational opportunities because they can’t
hire a teacher to teach an advanced placement course so your students miss out. If broadband was available, the district could link up with adjoining districts so students could take part remotely in the course. Doctors are confronted with unusual medical cases and may not have to send patients “hundreds of miles” to tertiary-care hospitals if the doctors were equipped with broadband. They can consult with an expert online and the patient could even be examined online. In some areas, conventional broadband providers find it hard to make a business case for extending access to sparsely populated areas. And in other areas, there’s little or no competition, and even if people there have access to broadband, it’s priced so high they can’t afford it. The U.S. Agriculture Chief, Tom Vilsack, recently shared information about his department’s Community Connect program which makes grants for broadband and will soon reopen its loan program, which provides financing for broadband in unserved or underserved areas. Community Connect is targeted specifically for small rural communities. The grants can range from $200,000 to $1 million, depending on the scope of the project. The department is still in the process of writing rules and regulations for how the new money should be distributed to unserved and underserved areas. If your community is interested in expanding broadband access, you should seek technical assistance from BroadbandUSA, a program of the U.S.
Department of Commerce. Contact the USDA’s Rural Development office and ask for information on Community Connect. The link is: www.rd.usda. gov/programs-services/communityconnect-grants.
“Enough is enough already! We have gotten 60 inches of snow this year and the winter isn’t even over yet. We are running out of places to put it. We’ve filled all our vacant lots. A suggestion has been made that we push or dump it in the nearby river. What’s going to happen to us if we do this?”
It has indeed been a record year for snow in the Northeast and I can only imagine the frustration at not having any place to move it. Dumping it in rivers or the ocean might seem like a good alternative when everything else is full. Normally, dumping plowed snow into waterways is considered a bad idea. Snow that’s been on roads and highways is filthy. It’s mixed with chemical-laced road salt, motor oil, dog poop, trash and who knows what else. Not only that but some of the snow could potentially freeze in chunks and threaten boat traffic or create hazard pushing against bridge pilings. So far, the Environmental Protection Agency is not regulating the dumping of snow into rivers or oceans. I hope they don’t get into that business! Some states have their own laws that forbid coastal towns from doing so unless the snow threatens public safety and they get an emergency waiver. This requirement is not surprising since many of our rivers and harbors have been polluted and overrun by sewage for many decades, and states have been forced to spend billions of dollars cleaning them up. My sources tell me more cities are utilizing “snow farms” further inland so that the soil can filter out contaminants as it melts and runs toward the sea or river. During storms,
cities like Boston and New York will also ship some of their snow to melters, which send the water to treatment plants to remove contaminants. We all realize that emergency situations can cause us to override these concerns. When cities accumulate an insane amount of snow, it can become dangerous. The snow piled up alongside roadways can get so high that drivers can’t see. Pedestrians stop using sidewalks and start stumbling down streets. My best advice would be to contact your state department of natural resources/environmental quality to see what they will allow. By now, you have probably already resolved the issue but it’s never too late to plan for the next “snowmageddon” because it always manages to come!
“We are seeing many technologies added to the vehicles we purchase for our fleet every year. While we only dreamed of having backup cameras previously, it is now cheaper to buy a vehicle with that package than it is to install it after the purchase. What impact will these various new technologies have on how we purchase and operate our fleets?”
I understand there are “voice alert systems” that can be added to buses that provide an audible warning signal that will broadcast a heads-up message to anyone who might be in the bus’s path. Similar “talking bus” systems, using externally mounted speakers, have been tested in Portland, Ore., Baltimore and Washington, DC. In Cleveland, transit officials say that the use of the alerts—which in that city consist of a female voice warning that the bus is turning—have contributed to a reduction of bus-pedestrian fatalities to zero since they were installed on 400 vehicles in 2009. The cost for the Cleveland program, the most comprehensive in the nation so far, was www.apwa.net
$600,000 paid from federal stimulus funds. The program is not without opponents. Reaction to the advent of talking buses was met with skepticism by advocates in Washington, believing “talking buses bully pedestrians into accepting responsibility for an incident that might occur” and call the move “safety theater.” Rob Pitingolo at Greater Greater Washington (a group organized to promote informed and civically engaged communities to support a growing and inclusive region and speak up for livable communities and quality education) says, “After all, if someone is unfortunately struck, shouldn’t they have seen it coming? It is logic designed to distract attention away from the incident itself, and prematurely assign responsibility.” Noise pollution is also another concern in a crowded city. Opponents here believe that “degrading the public realm with unnecessary noise doesn’t make anything safer.” With all the varying levels of noise that already surround a busy intersection in, say, New York, one more noise might be more irritating than effective. People may likely be able to subconsciously block out the noise the same way they block out the other auditory offenses in the city—jackhammers, elevated trains, honking, revving engines and the like. And, after all, half of the pedestrians in any city are walking around wearing headphones as it is! We’ll watch for results.
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WORLD OF PUBLIC WORKS CALENDAR UPCOMING APWA EVENTS
National Public Works Week: May 17-23, 2015
International Public Works Congress & Exposition 2015 2016
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Aug. 28-31
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For more information, contact Dana Priddy at (800) 848-APWA or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Always the third full week in May. For more information, contact Jon Dilley at (800) 848-APWA or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. North American Snow Conference 2015 April 12-15 Grand Rapids, MI For more information, contact Brenda Shaver at (800) 848APWA or send e-mail to email@example.com. 18-22 American Planning Association National Planning Conference, Seattle, WA, www.planning.org
7-8 Innovations Conference on Asphalt & Technology, Peoria, IL, http://icat.bradley.edu 12-15 APWA North American Snow Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, (800) 848-APWA, www.apwa.net 12-16 National Outdoor Recreation Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD, www.recpro.org
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
19-23 National Association of County Engineers Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, www. countyengineers.org 29-5/1 Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference, Tampa, FL, www.swana.org
When you contact an advertiser regarding a product, please tell them you saw their ad in the APWA Reporter. Thanks! – The Editor Legend: IFC = Inside Front Cover; IBC = Inside Back Cover; BC = Back Cover
Best Management Products, p. 35 www.bmpinc.com
J.A. Larue, p. 41 www.jalarue.com
Transpo Industries, Inc., p. 99 www.transpo.com/BondadeOffer.html
Blackhawk Technology Company, p. 15 www.blackhawkco.com
Kleinfelder, p. 99 www.kleinfelder.com
TYMCO International LTD, p. 63 www.tymco.com
Bonnell Industries, p. 9 www.bonnell.com
KM International, p. 19 www.kminternational.com
Vaisala Inc., p. 45 www.vaisala.com
Cargill Deicing, p. 3 www.cargilldeicing.com
Legacy Building Solutions, p. 99 www.legacybuildingsolutions.com
Walz Scale, p. 92 www.walzscale.com
Certified Power, p. 61 www.certifiedpower.com
McClellan Sales Inc., p. 99 www.mcsales.com
ClearSpan Fabric Structures, pp. 43, 99 www.ClearSpan.com/ADAPWA
Muncie Power Products, p. IBC www.munciepower.com
Construction Accessories, Inc., pp. 21, 100 www.jackjaw.com
National Joint Powers Alliance, p. IFC www.njpacoop.org Plastics Pipe Institute, p. 64 www.plasticpipe.org
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation, p. 53 www.ctscement.com
Precision Concrete Cutting, p. 99 www.SafeSidewalks.com
DOGIPOT, p. 47 www.DOGIPOT.com
SnapTite, p. 99 www.culvertrehab.com
Henderson Manufacturing, p. 59 www.hendersonproducts.com
Spin Screed, p. 17 www.spinscreed.com
Henke Manufacturing Corp., p. 11 www.henkemfg.com
Tippmann Industrial Products, p. BC www.PropaneHammer.com
Highway Equipment Company, p. 39 www.highwayequipment.com APWA Reporter
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RHOMAR Industries, Inc., p. 37 www.rhomar.com
GVM Snow Equipment, pp. 5, 99 www.gvminc.com
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The April 2015 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association