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April 2010 Vol. 77, No. 4 The APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association, covers all facets of public works for APWA members including industry news, legislative actions, management issues and emerging technologies.






President’s Message


APWA Board of Directors


Meet your APWA staff


Technical Committee News


Omaha in pictures


50th Anniversary of National Public Works Week


A Taste of Boston


Embracing e-learning in public works


The concept of diversity: growing up and keeping pace with change


Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award


APWA is going social


Florida Chapter celebrates 50 years of service to its members


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Back to the Basics


International Idea Exchange



Washington Insight

Ask Ann




ADA modifications fit building’s character, function and pocketbook


Completing construction quicker and better in Sacramento County


Bakersfield’s downtown canal comes to life


Accommodating intense parks use


Transition Plans: It’s the law


The evolution of modern playground equipment


Bridging the gap between city traffic engineers and the blind community


City of Bristol, Connecticut: City Hall boiler casualty and use of ARRA energy funding for replacement


The art and science of building a retaining wall


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B U Y E R ’ S


Alphabetical listing Categorical listing



Products in the News


Professional Directory


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On the cover: the prefabricated covered bridge in Bakersfield’s Central Park, featured on page 56.

Education Calendar World of Public Works Calendar

Index of Advertisers

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Getting everyone involved

Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., MPA APWA President

ommunity involvement and participation are the heart of any organization’s continued success. APWA’s success is directly attributable to you, its dedicated and involved participants. Encouraging involvement by the community, including individuals, families, churches, service organizations and local businesses, fosters local pride and stewardship. With the economy’s current instability, governments, now more than ever, need participation from their communities to make the most efficient use of their limited resources. With that in mind, I am issuing a challenge to each of you to increase your community’s involvement in various aspects of your organization. One of the easiest ways to get people involved is through an assortment of beautification efforts. These types of projects can help communities in numerous ways and benefit those involved by forming relationships, educating people about their environments, encouraging physical activity, and establishing a sense of pride and accomplishment. Benefits to the communities include increased revenues from donations received for projects, decreased costs for labor since volunteers provide various services, decreased costs for services such as graffiti abatement and litter 2 APWA Reporter

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control, and an overall increase in positive perception of community and governmental relations. Several opportunities are available for volunteer support. Spring is the perfect time to start putting together committees for beautification efforts throughout your community. Volunteers can help with weed control, planting trees, shrubs and flowers, maintaining existing gardens or designing and building new gardens, mowing grass, trimming shrubs and picking up litter. Local people forming community teams and completing these types of projects have proven to be the most effective way of changing behavior and keeping problems such as littering and graffiti from occurring again. Beautification committees aspire to enhance the scenic environments of their communities through involvement and raising environmental awareness. These committees encourage a sense of responsibility in the community to facilitate the creation of a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing community for a better quality of life. A community that is beautiful attracts businesses, homeowners and visitors while enhancing property values. This benefits everyone. Again, I challenge each of you to find ways within your organization

Official Magazine of the American Public Works Association PUBLISHER American Public Works Association 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite #700 Kansas City, MO 64108-2625 (800) 848-APWA (Member Services Hotline) (816) 472-6100 (Kansas City metro area) FAX (816) 472-1610 e-mail: Website: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Peter B. King EDITOR R. Kevin Clark GRAPHIC DESIGNER Julie Smith ADVERTISING SALES Amanda Daniel R. Kevin Clark Erin Ladd Kansas City Liaison Jennifer Wirz (800) 848-APWA (800) 800-0341 APWA WASHINGTON OFFICE 1275 K Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, D.C. 20005-4083 (202) 408-9541 FAX (202) 408-9542 Disclaimer: The American Public Works Association assumes no responsibility for statements and/or opinions advanced by either editorial or advertising contributors to this issue. APWA reserves the right to refuse to publish and to edit manuscripts to conform to the APWA Reporter standards. Publisher’s Notice: The APWA Reporter, April 2010, Vol. 77, No. 4 (ISSN 0092-4873; Publications Agreement No. 40040340). The APWA Reporter is published monthly by the American Public Works Association, 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 700, Kansas City, MO 64108-2625. Subscription rate is $164 for nonmembers and $25 for chaptersponsored students. Periodicals postage paid at Kansas City, MO and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the APWA Reporter, 2345 Grand Boulevard, #700, Kansas City, MO 64108-2625. Canada returns to: Station A, P.O. Box 54, Windsor, ON N9A 6J5. Reprints and Permissions: Information is available at © 2010 by American Public Works Association Address Change? To alert us of a change to your membership record, contact an APWA Membership Specialist at (800) 848-APWA or The APWA Reporter is printed by Harmony Printing & Development Co., Liberty, MO.

in which you can encourage community involvement through volunteerism. Then, I challenge you to recruit and mentor these volunteers about what we do every day. Form relationships with the people you serve to create a better understanding of what it is you do every day. If we as an organization can increase the number of volunteers who work together within your communities, we can increase the number of people who understand that their behaviors can create a better, cleaner, more enjoyable environment for everyone far into the future. In addition, the bonds that are formed will last a lifetime and create a better quality of life for everyone in the community.

YOUR VOTE IN APWA DOES COUNT As an APWA member, you will have the opportunity to vote for members of the APWA Board of Directors between June 25 and July 23, 2010: •

APWA President-Elect;

Three At-Large Directors in the functional areas of Environmental Management, Transportation, and Management/Leadership; and

Regions III, IV and VII Regional Directors (by APWA members in those respective regions).

The ballot will be available for online voting between June 25 and July 23 on the “Members Only” section of

Diversity Awareness Corner

the APWA website. There will also be a voting icon on the home page of our website. If you do not have access to a computer at home or work, you should be able to access the APWA website online at your local public library. You may request a paper ballot from Kaye Sullivan at (800) 848APWA if you cannot vote online. Additional reminders of the voting process will be sent through the infoNOW Communities; through an e-mail to every member for whom we have an e-mail address; and in future issues of the APWA Reporter. If you have questions, please contact Kaye Sullivan, APWA Deputy Executive Director, at or (800) 848-APWA (2792), extension 5233.

“It is more important to be aware of the ground for your own behavior than to understand the motives of another.” – Dag Hammarskjöld Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1953-61


Mission Statement: The American Public Works Association serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., MPA President L&N Koehle Consulting Services Brampton, ON PRESIDENT-ELECT George R. Crombie, MPA Senior Faculty Member, Public Works Administration Norwich University Northfield, VT PAST PRESIDENT Noel C. Thompson Consultant Thompson Resources Louisville, KY DIRECTOR, REGION I Jean-Guy Courtemanche Business Development Lumec, Inc. Boisbriand, QC DIRECTOR, REGION II Ed Gottko, P.E. Town Administrator (retired) Town of Westfield, NJ DIRECTOR, REGION III Elizabeth Treadway Vice President AMEC Earth & Environmental Greensboro, NC

ADVISORY COUNCIL DIRECTOR, REGION IV Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. Chairman and CEO Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. Metairie, LA DIRECTOR, REGION V David L. Lawry, P.E. General Services Group Director City of Elgin, IL DIRECTOR, REGION VI Larry Stevens, P.E. Senior Project Manager Howard R. Green Company Johnston, IA DIRECTOR, REGION VII Jimmy B. Foster, P.E. Plano, TX DIRECTOR, REGION VIII Ronald J. Calkins, P.E. Director of Public Works City of Ventura, CA DIRECTOR, REGION IX Doug Drever, P.Eng. Project Director City of Saskatoon, SK

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY Patty Hilderbrand, P.E. Program Management & Development Manager City of Kansas City, MO DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Daryl Grigsby Public Works Director City of Pomona, CA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, FLEET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Ken A. Nerland Director, General Services Dept. City of Fresno, CA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, PUBLIC WORKS MGMT./LEADERSHIP Diane Linderman, P.E. Director, Urban Infrastructure and Development Services VHB, Inc. Richmond, VA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, TRANSPORTATION Susan M. Hann, P.E., AICP, ICMA-CM Deputy City Manager City of Palm Bay, FL

(Past APWA Presidents) Noel C. Thompson, Chair Robert Albee

Ken Haag

Richard L. Ridings

Roger K. Brown

Erwin F. Hensch

John J. Roark

Myron D. Calkins

Robert S. Hopson

Harold E. Smith

Joseph F. Casazza

Ronald W. Jensen

June Rosentreter Spence

Nick W. Diakiw

Dwayne Kalynchuk

Tom Trice

Robert C. Esterbrooks

Martin J. Manning

William A. Verkest

Jerry M. Fay

James J. McDonough

Win Westfall

Bob Freudenthal

Robert Miller

Carl D. Wills

Larry W. Frevert

Judith M. Mueller

Herbert A. Goetsch

Ronald L. Norris

J. Geoffrey Greenough

Michael R. Pender

Executive Director Peter B. King

Executive Director Emeritus Robert D. Bugher

Editorial Advisory Board Myron D. Calkins

Susan M. Hann

Gordon R. Garner

Stephen J. O’Neill

Neil S. Grigg

Kyle E. Schilling

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APWA member appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council Laura M. Berkey Government Affairs Manager American Public Works Association Washington, D.C. n February 10, APWA member Teresa Scott, P.E., was sworn in to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. Ms. Scott is the Public Works Director for the City of Gainesville, Florida, and currently sits on APWA’s Emergency Management Technical Committee. As a member of the NAC, Ms. Scott joins APWA member Teresa Scott, P.E., represents a diverse group of influential stake- public works on FEMA’s holders from state, local and tribal National Advisory governments, the private sector and Council nongovernmental organizations. Importantly, the 14-member NAC is charged with advising Administrator Fugate on all aspects of emergency management. During Ms. Scott’s two-day orientation, she had the opportunity to hear from FEMA’s senior leadership, namely Administrator Fugate, Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, and Jason McNamara, Chief of Staff. This year, the NAC will have an opportunity to review and make recommendations to the Administrator regarding the following documents: Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8: Establishes policies to strengthen U.S. preparedness in order to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. Specifically, the Directive recognizes public works as a first responder. National Response Framework: Guides response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The Framework establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response. National Incident Management System: Guides departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. 4 APWA Reporter

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Moreover, the NAC expressed interest in reviewing the efforts of the Regional Advisory Councils and making recommendations regarding their effectiveness. This ties directly to one of Administrator Fugate’s core initiatives—to provide FEMA’s regional offices with improved emergency management tools/mechanisms that will help empower these offices to respond when disaster strikes. During the meeting the Council also had an opportunity to review and comment on the draft National Disaster Recovery Framework that was placed in the Federal Register for public comment from February 10 through February 26. The Framework is intended to provide detailed operations guidance for disaster recovery which is applicable to all levels of government and sectors of communities with recovery responsibilities. Founded in September 2009, the Long Term Disaster Recovery Work Group—which is co-chaired by the Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development—reached out to stakeholders seeking input on disaster recovery management issues in order to draft the Framework. Due to FEMA’s recent reorganization, the Council is currently undergoing a transition as well. NAC subcommittees are being narrowed down from six to four: Protection and Preparedness; Response and Recovery; Insurance and Mitigation; and Public Engagement and Mission Support. These four subcommittees better align with FEMA’s Directorates which will help streamline their coordination efforts. The NAC was established in 2007 as mandated by the PostKatrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PL 109-295) to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of national preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters by providing a formal avenue for feedback and incorporating greater input from a wide-ranging cross section of emergency management and homeland security leaders. For additional information on the National Advisory Council, go to: Laura Berkey is the Government Affairs Manager and the legislative liaison to the Emergency Management Technical Committee. She can be reached at (202) 218-6734 or

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APWA Board of Directors

Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., MPA President President L&N Koehle Consulting Services Brampton, ON

Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. Director, Region IV Chairman/CEO Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants Metairie, LA

Patricia Hilderbrand, P.E. Director-at-Large Engineering & Technology Program Management & Development Manager City of Kansas City, MO

George R. Crombie, MPA President-Elect Senior Faculty, Public Works Administration Norwich University Northfield, VT

David L. Lawry, P.E. Director, Region V General Services Group Director City of Elgin, IL

Daryl Grigsby Director-at-Large Environmental Management Public Works Director City of Pomona, CA

Noel C. Thompson Past President Consultant Thompson Resources Louisville, KY

Larry Stevens, P.E. Director, Region VI Senior Project Manager Howard R. Green Company Johnston, IA

Ken A. Nerland Director-at-Large Fleet & Facilities Mgmt Director, General Services Department City of Fresno, CA

Jean-Guy Courtemanche Director, Region I Business Development Lumec, Inc. Boisbriand, QC

Jimmy B. Foster, P.E. Director, Region VII Plano, TX

Edward Gottko, P.E. Director, Region II Town Administrator (retired) Town of Westfield, NJ

Ronald J. Calkins, P.E. Director, Region VIII Director of Public Works City of Ventura, CA

Diane Linderman, P.E. Director-at-Large Public Works Management and Leadership Director, Urban Infrastructure and Development Services VHB, Inc. Richmond, VA

Elizabeth Treadway Director, Region III Vice President AMEC Earth & Environmental Greensboro, NC

Doug J. Drever, P.Eng. Director, Region IX Project Director City of Saskatoon, SK

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Susan M. Hann, P.E., AICP, ICMA-CM Director-at-Large Transportation Deputy City Manager City of Palm Bay, FL

Meet your APWA staff

he following photos and statements of responsibilities are designed to assist members in knowing whom to contact for specific information. Members are encouraged to call the staff members whenever they have a question or need assistance. The toll-free office number in Kansas City is (800) 848-APWA and the Washington, D.C. office number is (202) 408-9541. In addition, the direct lines and e-mail addresses for all staff members are included with their listings.

APWA Reporter Kevin Clark (816) 595-5230 Editor, APWA Reporter • APWA Reporter • Advertising liaison • Media kits Kevin is responsible for editing, managing and producing APWA’s monthly magazine, the APWA Reporter. He oversees the production of media kits and is responsible for the digital version of the APWA Reporter. He serves as the display advertising liaison and as the staff liaison to the Editorial Advisory Board. Kevin also edits marketing, educational and membership materials.

Executive Peter B. King (202) 408-9541 Executive Director • Chief executive officer • External relations • Public policy

Chapter Relations Brian Van Norman, CAE

Peter is the chief executive officer of APWA responsible for executing the Board’s actions and directing member programs and services in accordance with the APWA strategic initiatives. He serves as chief liaison with other professional associations and governmental agencies, and works from offices in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, MO. Peter is also the Executive Director of the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA).

Kaye Sullivan (816) 595-5233 Deputy Executive Director/COO • Association operations • Governance • Management of KC office Kaye serves as the chief operating officer of the Association and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Kansas City headquarters office. She also manages the appointments and elections processes and staffs the APWA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, National and Regional Nominating Committees, International Affairs Committee, Diversity Committee, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Fund, and various task forces.

(816) 595-5260 Director of Chapter Relations • Chapter Relations • Chapter Governance and Bylaws • Awards Program • House of Delegates Brian serves as a liaison and resource in working with APWA’s 64 chapters to support chapter capacity building and development. He oversees the APWA Chapter Leaders’ Training Workshop and Membership Summit and serves as the staff liaison to the APWA House of Delegates, Committee on Rules and Bylaws and Awards Review Committee. He serves as editor of Bridges, the APWA chapter leadership newsletter, and manages the annual APWA Awards Program and Proud to Care community outreach efforts at Congress.

Rhonda Wilhite (816) 595-5261 Chapter Coordinator • Awards Program • Chapter Relations Rhonda provides administrative and project April 2010 APWA Reporter


support to the chapters and the national awards program. She coordinates the posting of information to the Chapter Leaders Resource section of the APWA website and assists with the production of the Bridges newsletter. She is the primary staff liaison to the Awards, Top Ten, Project of the Year, Excellence in Snow and Ice and PACE Committees, and assists in the planning of the APWA Awards Program.

• Financial information on Self-Assessment Workshops and accreditation fees



Ann Daniels (816) 595-5223 Director of Credentialing • Leadership and Management • Progressive Women in Public Works Liaison • Agency Self-Assessment and Accreditation • Online Mentoring Program • Small Cities/Rural Communities Liaison • Emerging Leaders Academy Liaison Ann directs APWA’s Credentialing Department and serves as staff liaison to the Leadership and Management Committee, the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee, the Emerging Leaders Academy, and the Accreditation Council. She manages the Self-Assessment Workshops and Accreditation Program and provides oversight for the Certification programs. She also hosts Online Mentoring calls on a wide variety of topics designed to answer questions and provide insight from public works panelists.

Becky Stein, CAE (816) 595-5212 Certification Manager • Certification Programs • Certification Commission and Councils • Body of Knowledge Task Force • Generational Issues Subcommittee As Certification Manager, Becky manages all of APWA’s certification programs, including the Certified Public Fleet Manager, Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector, and Stormwater Manager Certification programs. She also manages feasibility studies and conducts job analyses for proposed new certification programs.

Jill Boland (816) 595-5294 Credentialing Coordinator • Administrative services for the Accreditation and Certification Programs • Administrative services for Self-Assessment Workshops 8 APWA Reporter

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Jill provides administrative services for APWA’s Accreditation and Certification Programs, as well as for the Self-Assessment Workshops. She maintains current financial information on Self-Assessment Workshops and accreditation fees and prepares information for workshops.

Teri Newhouse (816) 595-5277 Director of Finance/Controller • Director of Finance/Controller • Budget preparation and financial reporting • Audit and tax issues for national and chapters • Treasury management (banking and investments) • Insurance and risk management for national and chapters Teri is responsible for the financial, budget, treasury and risk management functions for APWA. She coordinates the budget process; disseminates financial information to APWA staff, Finance Committee, Board members, and chapters; is the staff liaison to the APWA Audit Committee; performs risk management services for the Association; and assists chapters with finance-related issues and reviews chapter contracts for insurance compliance and legal capacity. Coordination of the APWA audit, federal and state income tax, and state registration requirements is also within Teri’s sphere of responsibility.

Mary Coleman (816) 595-5273 Assistant Controller • General Ledger Maintenance • Reconciliation of Cash and Investments • MicroPAVER billing Mary maintains the General Ledger, including the month-end closing process for the accounting and membership databases. She also reconciles all cash and investment accounts and processes refunds.

Anne Allen (816) 595-5278 Accountant • Financial services to chapter leaders • Invoicing for the APWA Reporter • Collection of bad debt accounts • Budget analysis

• Registration for North American Snow Conference Anne performs a variety of professional accounting functions. She provides ongoing financial services to chapter leaders and their customers directly associated with the chapter credit card processing services included in the chapter template and assists chapters participating in the long-term investment funds sponsored by APWA National. Anne also manages the billing for the APWA Reporter, collection of bad debt accounts, budget analysis, and the registration process related to the North American Snow Conference.

Kay Caldwell (816) 595-5276 Chapter Financial Specialist • Chapter financial reporting for audit and tax purposes • Chapter rebates • Sales/use tax compliance research and reporting for all U.S. chapters • Insurance requests for U.S. and Canadian chapter events • GST/HST/QST reports for national and all Canadian chapters Kay is responsible for collecting, reviewing and combining the chapter financial reports and approves/mails chapter rebate checks. She also facilitates the sales and use tax research and filings for the chapters. In addition, Kay maintains the Master Events Schedule that is used to properly insure all chapter/branch events.

Greg Hartegan (816) 595-5202 Database Administrator • Database management • Mailing labels, lists and reports

North American Snow Conference, Click, Listen & Learn programs, and membership dues. She handles member inquiries regarding payment activity for all nonmembershiprelated invoices.

Pam Potthast (816) 595-5275 Accounts Payable Specialist • Accounts Payable • Vendor records and related contracts • IRS Form 1099 Reporting to the IRS Pam is responsible for the timely payment of all APWA vendors. She maintains the in-house purchase order system and works with staff and members to resolve any questions or concerns regarding expense reimbursements. Pam also maintains all vendor files, related contracts and submits the annual 1099-MISC forms to the IRS for the national office as well as chapters.

Raye LaViolet (816) 595-5272 Finance Specialist • APWA Educational Event Registrations • Prorated membership invoices Raye is responsible for attendee and exhibitor registrations for more than 30 events sponsored annually by APWA National including the North American Snow Conference; Sustainability in Public Works Conference; the Click, Listen & Learn series; SelfAssessment, Construction Inspection and Fleet Management Workshops; and special topic events. Raye also processes prorated membership dues invoices and credit/debit memos, and provides additional customer service support to the Finance Department.

Kelly Price

Greg is responsible for Association-wide database management. He is also responsible for the fulfillment of all data abstractions from APWA’s member database (e.g., mailing labels, report requests), and prepares reports from member data for all data requests.

Rebecca Leistico (816) 595-5274 Accounts Receivable Specialist • Check and credit card payments on customer accounts • Receipts on accounts • Invoice files for all sales transactions Rebecca posts all check and credit card payments received for APWA bookstore or catalog sales, educational workshops,

(816) 595-5271 Member Services Specialist • Customer service calls from members • APWA, CPWA and PWHS Membership Dues Billing • Quality assurance and database reports • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Member records maintenance, and monthly renewal letters Kelly is responsible for handling membership-related inquiries from members and nonmembers. She processes the monthly membership billing and performs ongoing quality assurance programs to ensure member data is accurate.

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Kathryn Ruth

• Annual Corporate Member Directory • Administrative support for APWA and CPWA WorkZones

(816) 595-5270 Member Services Coordinator • Member records maintenance • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Customer service calls related to membership benefits, etc. • Customer service calls for publication orders Kathryn is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and nonmembers as well as maintenance of the membership database. She also serves as a customer service representative for publications orders.

Michelle Vitale (816) 595-5234 Member Services Coordinator • Member records maintenance • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Customer service calls related to membership benefits, publications orders, etc.

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Michelle is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and nonmembers, maintenance of the membership database, and customer support for the Corporate Membership Directory, APWA/CPWA WorkZone websites, and publications orders.

Human Resources/Office Management Julie Bebermeyer (816) 595-5280 Human Resources/Office Manager • Oversee all areas of Human Resources • Office administration Julie coordinates staff recruitment, benefits administration, payroll and all other human resources functions for APWA. She also oversees the office management activities for the office.

Mary Hunt (816) 595-5285 Office Coordinator • Daily office management duties for the Kansas City office • Administrative support for the Deputy Executive Director • Special administrative projects Mary coordinates the day-to-day office management activities for the Kansas City office. She also provides administrative support and works on special projects for the Deputy Executive Director.

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Lois Smith (816) 595-5281 Staff Assistant • Mailing and receiving • Publications fulfillment Lois primarily services the mailing, shipping, delivery, and receiving needs of the organization. She is in charge of copies and supplies, and also fills orders for the APWA bookstore.

LaRita Harris (816) 595-5283 Receptionist • Receptionist duties • Administrative support LaRita is responsible for receptionist duties and administrative support for the Kansas City office includ-


ing daily phone, fax and e-mail procedures and coordination of specific projects.

Information Technology

bership, conferences, publications, workshops, continuing education programs, and outreach. Additionally, he monitors members’ needs with periodic surveys.

Jon Dilley

Christopher Lemon, MCSE, MCP+I

(816) 595-5251

(816) 595-5201 Senior Web Developer • APWA national website • APWA website maintenance • APWA WorkZone technical assistance Chris is responsible for site development of the APWA national website, website maintenance and new projects. He is the technical contact for APWA WorkZone. He also provides backup network support.

Clint Helfers (816) 595-5204 Web Developer • Chapter template sites • APWA site maintenance Clint is responsible for development of the APWA chapter templates, national chapter sections, web maintenance, and new projects. He is the technical contact for APWA’s chapters and provides support for the national website when needed.

Derek Thiessen (816) 595-5203

Manager of Marketing and Graphic Design • National Public Works Week marketing, events and activities • North American Snow Conference marketing • Marketing campaigns • APWA brand/logo usage standards and requests • P.W. Paws mascot rental questions and reservations Jon develops marketing strategies and budgets for National Public Works Week and the North American Snow Conference. In addition, he manages the graphic design team, providing art direction and managing the printing and production of collateral, web graphics, and the APWA Reporter.

Connie Hartline (816) 595-5258 Publications Manager • Books published by APWA • Association historical information As editor and production manager, Connie works with various committees, authors and graphic design staff to update existing APWA books or develop new ones. She also edits marketing and educational materials and fields a variety of historical questions about the Association and out-of-print publications.

Web Developer • APWA and CPWA WorkZone websites • APWA Congress website • APWA website maintenance • Self-Assessment online Derek is responsible for site development and maintenance of the APWA and CPWA WorkZone websites, APWA Congress website, APWA website, and new projects. He also provides backup support for the Senior Web Developer.

Marketing David Dancy (816) 595-5250 Director of Marketing • Marketing of APWA events and activities • Membership recruitment and retention • Publications and continuing education programs • Outreach activities Dave develops marketing strategies for the Association and directs the marketing of all APWA activities including mem

Patty Mahan, CAE (816) 595-5256 Membership Marketing and Development Manager • Membership recruitment and retention • Development of membership materials • Editor of APWA Advantage quarterly newsletter • Staff liaison to national Membership Committee Patty provides tools and support for members’ and chapter leaders’ use in recruitment and retention efforts, including development of membership-related printed materials, web pages, reports, and PowerPoint™ presentations. She also coordinates the national membership marketing campaigns.

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Lillie Plowman

Jared Shilhanek

(816) 595-5253

(816) 595-5257

Product and Outreach Marketing Manager • Marketing of APWA events and activities • Publication and resources marketing campaigns • APWA Premium Collection marketing campaigns • Development and marketing of K-12th grade educational curriculum and outreach programs • Internet marketing

Program Marketing Manager • Professional Development programs • APWA events and activities • APWA and CPWA WorkZone websites • In the Works

Lillie manages the marketing functions of APWA publications and resources, the APWA Premium Collection and APWA’s K-12th grade public works educational initiative. She also pursues partnerships with associations and organizations to ensure that the most comprehensive public works resources are available to inform, assist and educate APWA members on the latest trends, case studies and training used in their various professions.

Cami Travis-Groves (816) 595-5252 Graphic Designer • Congress • Marketing materials • Books Cami’s main projects involve the annual Congress event, including designing the Congress website, the Congress Preview, the Program & Show Guide, ads and marketing material. Other projects include several newsletters, chapter logos, postcards, brochures, corporate stationery and APWA-published books.

Julie Smith (816) 595-5255 Graphic Designer • APWA Reporter • Professional Development collateral • Marketing collateral Julie is the graphic designer for the APWA Reporter. Her design work includes marketing pieces for the Professional Development Department and for the Sustainability in Public Works Conference. Projects include postcards, brochures, ads, educational manuals, books, web and instructional interface graphics.

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Jared promotes all APWA educational programs including the Click, Listen & Learn programs, Live Workshops, and the APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference. He writes and coordinates the production of collateral materials for these programs including postcards, brochures, faxes and broadcast e-mails. He also manages and promotes both of APWA’s online job boards, APWA WorkZone and CPWA WorkZone, and coordinates the weekly communication In the Works to the membership.

Christine Robinson (816) 595-5254 Marketing/Publications Coordinator • Customer service calls for publications and products Christine is the contact person for those wishing to purchase APWA publications and products. She is responsible for the processing and fulfillment of orders, and assists in marketing publications and educational programs as well as National Public Works Week.

Andrea Harts (816) 595-5232 Member Marketing Assistant • Marketing team support • Member assistance/support Andrea works with member relations in the Marketing Department on recruitment and retention support services. She also provides assistance to members regarding their membership with APWA.

P.W. Paws (816) 595-5251 APWA Mascot • Inflatable • Lightweight • Maneuverable P.W. Paws, APWA’s nine-foot-tall mascot, creates excitement wherever he goes, whether it is at Congress, the Snow Conference, at chapter events or your local school. If you would like Paws to appear at your event, just give him a call.


Professional Development Dana W. Priddy

Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D.

(816) 595-5241

(816) 595-5214

Director of Meetings • The Best Show in Public Works: APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition • Site Selection for Future Congress Events

Director of Professional Development • E-Learning • Congress Education Program • Snow Conference • Sustainability Conference • Technical Committees • Onsite Workshops • Education Summit

Dana and the Meetings Department are responsible for the facility management of all of APWA’s meetings, including the annual Congress & Exposition and the North American Snow Conference. She oversees the site selection, logistics, and implementation for the annual meetings, including the exhibit programs, sponsorship opportunities, sessions, events and emergency planning. Meetings Department staff also review all chapter facility contracts. Dana is the staff liaison to the Congress Site Selection Committee.

Brenda Shaver (816) 595-5240 Manager of Meetings • North American Snow Conference • Site Selection for Future Snow Conferences • APWA Congress & Exposition

Mabel leads the development and fiscal management of the department to provide members and the public works community, in general, with high-quality professional development, education programs, and cutting-edge information in a cost-effective manner. The Professional Development Department is responsible for the interrelationship of the work of nine Technical Committees, an Education Committee, association-wide educational programs and training, development of certificate programs, and partnership agreements with other organizations.

Joan Awald (816) 595-5217

Brenda manages the overall meeting planning and site selection for the annual North American Snow Conference. She also coordinates the scheduling, setup, audio-visual, and food and beverage needs for meetings, sessions, and special events at the annual Congress & Exposition and various other Association workshops and meetings.

Professional Development Coordinator • Technical Committee support • Education Staff Support Joan is a part-time coordinator in the department. She provides support to the Technical Committee liaisons and the Education staff.

Diana Forbes

Christina Davis

(816) 595-5242


Meeting Planner/Exhibit Sales Manager • APWA Congress & Exposition • North American Snow Conference • Sustainability in Public Works Conference • Other meetings/workshops

Continuing Education Project Manager • Sustainability in Public Works Conference • Master’s degree development • Click, Listen & Learn programs • Specialty workshops

Diana is a member of the APWA Congress & Exposition team that coordinates the logistics for APWA’s annual event. She also works with other Meetings Department staff in the planning of APWA’s North American Snow Conference and handles Snow Conference exhibit sales and operations. She is responsible for the logistics of other meetings and workshops including the Sustainability in Public Works Conference, and is the contact to review hotel and convention center contracts for chapters.

Christina is responsible for the development and implementation of the education program for the Sustainability in Public Works Conference and manages the Call for Presentations and session selection process in conjunction with the Center for Sustainability. She coordinates with two universities to offer Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees with Public Works concentrations. She also develops and executes Click, Listen & Learn programs and arranges live workshops.

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Kathy Dotson

Carrie Merker

(816) 595-5220

(816) 595-5213

Instructional Designer • Public Works Institutes • Development and design of coursework • Curriculum development for text-based courses

Professional Development Program Producer • Production of downloadable Click, Listen & Learn and live Web-Based Training programs • Speaker training in use of webcast technology and customer service • Education calendar in APWA Reporter and marketing materials • Downloadable Click, Listen & Learn and Web-Based Training programs for aftermarket sale • Special projects

Kathy creates, modifies and enhances a variety of courses for Association and chapter use to create blended learning solutions. She is the liaison for chapters developing or implementing Public Works Institutes and supports the Public Works Institutes Evaluation Committee.

Carol S. Estes, P.E. (816) 595-5222 Professional Development Program Manager • Engineering and Technology • Transportation • Utility & Public Right-of-Way Carol serves as the liaison to three of the Technical Committees: Engineering and Technology, Transportation, and Utility & Public Right-of-Way. She is responsible for managing information related to each issue these committees are working on. She works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, publications, and web-based resources. In addition, Carol serves as the point of contact for seven subcommittees: Winter Maintenance, Road Safety, Sustainable Transportation, Right-of-Way Management, Construction Practices, GIROW, and Damage Prevention.

Teresa Hon (816) 595-5224 Professional Development Program Manager • Fleet Services and Emergency Management • Technical support for MicroPAVER software and subscriptions • Public Works Historical Society Teresa serves as the liaison to two of the Technical Committees: Fleet Services and Emergency Management. She supports the committees in their work to educate and respond to the needs of the membership. She coordinates articles contributed by committee members for the APWA Reporter, works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, and coordinates educational sessions for Congress. Teresa serves as the staff liaison for the Public Works Historical Society, and is the program coordinator and technical services contact for the MicroPAVER (pavement management) program. 14 APWA Reporter

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Carrie handles the logistics of the downloadable Click, Listen & Learn webcasts and the live Web-Based Training programs. This includes orientations of the speakers and production of the downloadable programs each year. She is the customer service connection responsible for all communication and pre-testing of software with the registered sites.

Phyllis Muder (816) 595-5211 Continuing Education Project Manager • North American Snow Conference Education Programs • Web-Based Training and Click, Listen & Learn Programs • Speaker selection and contracting Phyllis manages the development and execution of the webbased Click, Listen & Learn programs. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Education Program at APWA’s North American Snow Conference (NASC). She manages the Call for Presentations and session selection process through the NASC Program Review Committee, plus speaker communications and contracting.

Colene Roberts (816) 595-5221 Professional Development Program Manager • Facilities & Grounds • Solid Waste Management • Water Resources Management Colene serves as the liaison to three of the Technical Committees: Facilities & Grounds, Solid Waste Management and Water Resources Management. She supports the committees

in their work to educate and respond to the needs of the membership. She coordinates articles for the APWA Reporter contributed by committee members, works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, and coordinates educational programs and publications prepared by committee members.


Washington, D.C. Office

Government and Public Affairs Jim Fahey (202) 218-6730

Courtney Thompson (816) 595-5215 Professional Development Coordinator • Speaker relations • Database management for Congress and Snow Conference education programs • Member interaction for all education inquiries • Logistic coordination for specialty programs • CEU applications for chapter programs, and individual member transcripts requests • Support for Live Workshops: Fleet and Construction Inspection Courtney is the department’s information central for all professional development-related inquiries. She coordinates Congress speaker/education session information and communication, assists with coordinating Snow Conference speakers and sessions, processes all CEUs from education events, and handles registration logistics for educational workshops.

Karen Wilson (816) 595-5210

Director of Government and Public Affairs • Advocacy and Public Policy • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs • Government and Public Affairs • Transportation and Rights-of-Way • Government Affairs Committee Jim directs APWA’s government and public affairs programs and is the primary staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee and legislative staff liaison to the Transportation and Utility & Public Right-of-Way Committees. He serves as senior staff advocate promoting APWA advocacy priorities and positions before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and the media.

Laura M. Berkey (202) 218-6734 Government Affairs Manager • Issue Advocacy • Public Policy Development • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Laura monitors legislative and regulatory affairs focusing on homeland security and emergency management issues for the Association’s membership. She serves as the Government Affairs staff liaison to the Emergency Management Committee.

Senior Manager of Continuing Education • Congress Education Program • Speaker selection and contracting • Specialty Workshops

Maggie Oldham

• CEU Policy Management

(202) 218-6712

• Curriculum Development • Education Committee Karen, as team leader, is responsible for the development and implementation of the Education Program at APWA’s International Public Works Congress & Exposition, which includes four General Sessions, more than 130 sessions, and workshops. She manages the Call for Presentations and session selection process through the Congress Program Review Committee, plus all speaker communications and contracting. She also serves as the liaison to the Education Committee.

Government Affairs Associate • Advocacy and lobbying events • Legislative and regulatory issues • APWA advocacy materials Maggie coordinates advocacy and lobbying events including Congressional and Federal Briefings, National Public Works Week on the Hill, and member visits to Congressional offices and Executive agencies. She also researches and tracks legislative and regulatory issues. Maggie works on a variety of projects to advance APWA advocacy efforts, including updating APWA advocacy materials such as the website, Legislative Action Center, and printed material. April 2010 APWA Reporter


Laura Bynum (202) 218-6736 Media Relations/Communications Manager • Media Relations Outreach and Training • Public Affairs Liaison • Communications Campaigns Laura manages and supports APWA media relations information and activities, and is the primary staff liaison between media professionals and Association spokespersons. She works with the APWA staff to communicate advocacy priorities and positions to the press and other associations and organizations. Laura also works to implement media relations outreach and training campaigns, as well as programs in support of the Association’s strategic objectives.

Sustainability Julia Anastasio (202) 218-6750 Director of Sustainability • Directs APWA Center for Sustainability Julia directs the Association’s strategic initiative, the APWA Center for Sustainability, to create an integrated vision of sustainability in public works management and to build a structure that develops and motivates the next generation of public works professionals with strong sustainability credentials and commitments. Julia also monitors legislative and regulatory affairs touching on environmental, water and sustainability issues for the Association’s membership.

Executive/Management Gail Clark (202) 218-6732 Special Assistant to the Executive Director • Executive Director support • Special projects and activities • CPWA Board liaison As Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Gail assists the Executive Director by providing management and administrative support and by managing special projects and activities. Gail also serves as liaison for the CPWA Board and works to advance the CPWA legislative agenda in Canada.

Meg Cunningham (202) 218-6702 Office Coordinator • Daily administrative duties for the Washington, D.C. office • Support for Government Affairs and Special Assistant • Coordination of Executive Committee Calendar • Distribution of Washington Report • Special Projects As Office Coordinator, Meg coordinates and executes the daily administrative duties for the Washington, D.C. office such as directing phone calls, coordinating shipments, and maintaining office equipment. She provides additional support for the Government Affairs Department and the Special Assistant to the Executive Director for any special projects. She manages the Executive Committee Calendar, and she supports and distributes the Washington Report newsletter each month.

THE ROAD TO BOSTON The 2010 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition will take place in Boston, Mass., August 1518. In each issue of the APWA Reporter we’ll highlight one of Boston’s unique attractions. Boston is a great city and our annual conference will be a terrific show! An inviting public walkway along the waterfront, the Boston Harborwalk is designed to connect the public to a clean and restored Boston harbor. The Harborwalk links the water’s edge to the city’s open space system. It passes parks, playgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, and fishing spots. The Harborwalk also connects to new and existing networks of inland trails, which will link the Harborwalk to established parkways and open space networks, including the Emerald Necklace system, the Charles River Esplanade, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Photo: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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Taking a stand on Facilities & Grounds Colene Roberts Professional Development Program Coordinator American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri ll of the Technical Committees create, and keep current, position papers for APWA. There are two kinds of position papers: advocacy and guidance. Advocacy papers are written to present APWA’s stand on legislative issues and are used by the Government Affairs staff in Washington, D.C., to communicate with members of Congress. Guidance papers are written to state APWA’s support for things like best management practices, leadership tools or resource conservation measures. These can be used by members to lend support when speaking to community-elected officials, management or even the public. The Facilities & Grounds Committee has seven guidance papers:

Energy Conservation and Sustainability for Public Facilities APWA encourages use of energy efficient materials, appliances, HVAC units and other means that may be available to decrease the consumption of all forms of energy consumption in new construction and to the maximum extent practicable in remodeling and retrofit where/when reasonable.

Hazardous Materials and Asbestos Management in Public Facilities APWA urges governmental agencies, public works officials and professional facility managers to establish programs that will monitor for potential health hazards, minimize or eliminate potential health hazards and to continue providing local and state decision makers with technically qualified advice on the problems, risks and costs associated with hazardous materials and abatement.

Indoor Air Quality APWA supports ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62 as an international design standard for indoor air quality for new construction and major renovation of buildings, and encourages its adoption and use by local governments.

Mobility and Access for People with Disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) APWA supports full access for citizens with disabilities to our public facilities, public transportation systems, parks and recreation facilities, and pedestrian infrastructure. This goal is achievable through public education, design practices, and coordinated programs.

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Quality Management of Public Facilities and Assets APWA encourages public agencies to centralize property management responsibilities to the extent practicable; inventory all assets, arrange for condition assessment surveys of all structures, facilities and assets, the results of which would be used in planning needed maintenance and construction programs.

Quality Management of the Urban Forest APWA, recognizing that the urban forest constitutes a vital public works infrastructure element, recommends that state, provincial, and local governments initiate programs that will enhance the quality of publicly maintained trees and related vegetation by adopting approved urban forest management standards.

Vulnerability and Security of Public Buildings APWA encourages public works professionals to implement security programs in public buildings based on regular ongoing individual risk assessments. This tool should catalog potential threats to the organization and the development of mitigation strategies to include specific countermeasures to the identified vulnerabilities. All of APWA’s position papers are available online. Choose advocacy from the top menu and select APWA Positions. They are all there, separated into advocacy and guidance and grouped by topic. Maybe the paper on urban forestry will help you support your need for a tree inventory. Maybe you need a little help explaining asset management. Or, maybe you’ll find some references for state- or local-level lobbying. The members of the Facilities & Grounds Committee are: David Fain, Chair, City of Haltom City, TX; Jenny Gulick, Davey Resource Group, Walton, KY; Gordon Siebert, County of Monterey, CA; Brad Underwood, City of Bakersfield, CA; Walter Veselka, City of Bristol, CT; and Harry Weed, Village of Rockville Centre, NY. The Board Liaison to the committee is At-Large Director Ken Nerland and the Staff Liaison is Colene Roberts. For more information on the committee, go to and select Technical Committees and Facilities & Grounds. Colene Roberts can be reached at (816) 595-5221 or croberts@

Omaha in pictures Omaha, Nebraska April 18-21, 2010

On these pages you’ll see just a few of Omaha’s attractions you can visit before, during and after your North American Snow Conference experience. For more information on each of these attractions, visit the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau website at For more information on the Snow Conference and to register online, go to www.apwa. net/Meetings/Snow/2010. Why not combine business with pleasure and incorporate your Snow Conference trip into your vacation plans?

Beauty and tranquility are found in the Lauritzen Gardens’ 100 acres including a rose garden, Victorian garden, children’s garden and an arboretum. It also includes an indoor floral display hall, cafe and gift shop. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau) In addition to the traditional opening reception on the exhibit floor, the Nebraska Chapter is looking forward to hosting Snow Conference attendees for a very special evening and dinner at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. As big as six football fields, the museum is home to more than 40 of the world’s most famous aircraft, spacecraft and missiles, including the SR-71, U-2, B-17, B1-A and the Apollo 009 capsule. Snow Conference guests will have exclusive use of the entire facility with plenty of time to view the permanent hands-on exhibits and also a special traveling exhibit—Leonardo Da Vinci’s Machines in Motion. Dinner will be served in an airplane hanger, under the wings of historic military planes. All this while enjoying live music by The Avi8ors, a USO-style group, performing songs from the World War II era. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau) As Nebraska’s largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn’s collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, El Greco, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Hart Benton. American masters such as Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly and George Segal are also represented. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. Evolving from the public Riverview Park Zoo established in 1894, today the Zoo includes several notable exhibits. It features the largest cat complex in North America; Kingdoms of the Night, the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; the Lied Jungle, one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests; and the Desert Dome, the world’s largest indoor desert as well as the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau) Sitting at the southwest point of the Lauritzen Gardens property along Interstate 80, Kenefick Park welcomes motorists to Nebraska. It features a display of Union Pacific Big Boy #4023 and Union Pacific Centennial #6900 locomotives. Kenefick Park was relocated in 2004 from Abbott Drive north of downtown to its current location in order to accommodate the Qwest Center Omaha (site of the Snow Conference). It is named in honor of former Union Pacific Chairman and CEO John Kenefick. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau) Making its home in one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, Union Station, the Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through the museum’s affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress and the National Archives. (Photo courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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Sunday, April 18 Exhibit Hours: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Opening General Session One Man’s Junk, Another Man’s Treasure Keynote Speaker: Stacey David 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening and Welcome Reception

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions Operator/Fleet Panel Discussion Snow and Ice Control 101 Understanding Customer Service Level Expectations Anti-Icing – An Argentina Perspective

Monday April 19

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions New Snowfighter Training Tool Road Weather – The Science Behind What You Know Overview of Airport Winter Maintenance Operations Effective Operator Training Strategies

10:30 – 11:20 a.m. Education Sessions Do Not Neglect Snow & Ice Training In Difficult Budget Times New Developments in Chloride Toxicity Working with the Media Clear Roads Research Report

Exhibit Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. General Session “Talk Show” Plowing Through the Media

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussion Groups Use of De-Icing Liquids Operator Perspective – Snow Plow Roadeo New Innovations in Budgeting Sidewalks & Code Enforcement Federal Highway Projects Operator/ Fleet Issues Post Storm Data – What Do I Do with It Now? Focus on Safety What New Technologies Are You Using? 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Education Sessions How To Do Certification/Training on a Shoestring Budget Environmental Management of Road Salts Effective Use of AVL & Weather Data in Winter Operations New Guidelines for Spreader Calibration 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Education Sessions Ensuring Salt Supplies at Reasonable Costs Maximizing Vehicle Resale Values Using the Internet Should Your Agency Lower Snowfighting Service Levels to Match Tighter Budgets? Public Works: Preparing for Emergency Response

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The Snow Conference Exhibit Floor is bigger and better than ever, with more than 120 companies participating! Everything from innovative new equipment and technology to ground-breaking new products and services focused on snow & ice removal and winter operations will be on display. Come kick some tires at The Show for Snow!

Tuesday, April 20 Exhibit Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Education Sessions Latest Results From FHWA’s Road Weather Management Program How Do We Do It? Anti-icing and Deicing Decisions for Runways and Ramps To Contract Out or Not to Contract Out – Plowing and Spreading Equipment 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Education Sessions Lessen the Environmental Impacts of Snow & Ice Materials While Improving Safety A Fully Integrated Maintenance Decision Support System – A Successful Operational Deployment The City of Kearney’s Snow & Ice Melter Program Write it Right! – Developing an Effective Winter Operations Snow & Ice Control Manual

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Education Sessions Changing the Way We Do Business – Argentina’s Winter Maintenance Story Deicing Liquid Additives – Demystified What the Public Expects in Winter Roadway Performance Snowplow COMBAT

Wednesday, April 21 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Technical Tour Fleet Maintenance and Snow & Ice Operations

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Education Sessions Domestic Scan Results Snow from State to City Sustainability and Certification Growth of Liquid De-icing in Europe – Past, Present and Future 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Closing General Session How to Keep on Keeping On Keynote Speaker: Tom Osborne 5:30 p.m. Buses depart for Dinner at the Strategic Air and Space Museum

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50th Anniversary of National Public Works Week Laura Bynum, Media Relations/Communications Manager, and Gail Clark, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, American Public Works Association, Washington, D.C.

ay 16-22, 2010, marks the 50th anniversary of National Public Works Week (NPWW), and in recognition of this year’s golden anniversary, many public agencies and chapters across the U.S. and Canada are planning celebrations and events. Fifty years ago, NPWW had its start at the APWA mid-winter meeting in January 1960, when a new APWA Public Relations Committee was formed under the Chairmanship of Rear Admiral Cushing Phillips, U.S.N. (Retired), who was then President of the Board of Public Works of Los Angeles, California. At that time, Admiral Phillips’ mission for the committee was to launch an important “public education program,” designed primarily to “foster a better understanding of the function and importance of public works in modern community life, and to enhance public works prestige as professional engineers and administrators.” The first observance of NPWW was held the week of October 2-8, 1960. In cooperation with Kiwanis International, activities and events were planned for towns and cities across the U.S. and Canada in observance of the week. A NPWW kit was sent to mayors, local Kiwanis Clubs, and to public works professionals, complete with radio and TV press releases, sample editorial articles, window posters, speech material, and a list of suggested activities such as parades, open houses, equipment displays, and special luncheons featuring public works speakers. (Much of the current NPWW outreach materials are available online in the How To Guide, which can be accessed at NPWW/2010/) 24 APWA Reporter

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In 1960 a new, documentary motion picture, “Headline for Harper,” was produced as a public service in connection with the week highlighting 50 years of public works progress and illustrating its importance to America’s growing population. The film was sponsored by International Harvester Company in cooperation with APWA, and created by Parthenon Pictures in Hollywood. It was dedicated to the “men of Public Works who make daily living safer, healthier and more comfortable for the American public.” Admiral Phillips felt that one of the main objectives of the public education program in 1960 was to tell the positive story of the contributions public works professionals make in every community, and for this reason the ensuing publicity about outstanding public works officials would be of tremendous value to the profession. Phillips also highlighted the highest standards of professional conduct for public works officials with the observance of the selection of the “Top Ten Public Works Men-of-theYear.” (Later this was changed to “Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year.”) Another key goal of the week was to elevate the status of public works engineers and administrators in the eyes of their respective communities, and instill greater civic pride in local government. APWA newsletters in the early years highlighted the states that issued proclamations and any federal observances of congressional resolutions endorsing NPWW, such as the 1962 approval of a Senate Resolution establishing National Public Works Week. Similar to today’s chapter and member outreach, APWA contacted mayors and requested proclamations, or sought their participation or support of the week in other ways.

Over the years, U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and George H. W. Bush sent letters of acknowledgment. Senator Everett M. Dirksen of Il- The National Public linois has been Works Week presidential credited with proclamation included in the September 1962 issue paving the of the APWA Reporter way for the National Public Works Week recognition letters from U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, as well as a Proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Most recently, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent letters recognizing the role that National Public Works Week plays in celebrating the professional contributions of Canadian public works employees, and the essential part they play in their communities. In the early 1960s, the celebration happily coincided with National Newspaper Week, and APWA promoted the similarities that existed between the roles and responsibilities of both public works officials and newspapers, because “both fields of endeavor share the ideal of service to the community, and both are judged on the degree of public acceptance or approval their efforts engender.” For many years following the initial efforts and creation of the week, most information was disseminated through the APWA Reporter, with one NPWW poster inserted as a centerfold into one issue of the magazine. “By the 1980s, the Top Ten awards program took more of the spotlight.

It was around 1990 that APWA began commissioning special NPWW posters and developing other resources to encourage and assist agency members in planning events for the entire week,” said Connie Hartline, APWA Publications Manager. Fast forward to the 21st century and National Public Works Week continues to instruct and inspire the North American public about the essential benefits that public works brings to their everyday life. Now scheduled for the third week in May, National Public Works Week is recognized and celebrated by municipalities, counties, regions, states and provinces, and with proclamations issued by governors of many states in the United States and premiers of many provinces in Canada. In Canada, the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) encourages city and town involvement to celebrate the week by holding a CPWA National Public Works Week awards program. This program recognizes five categories of municipalities and regions from “small” to “metro-sized” communities who have held exceptional NPWW programs. The entries are judged on criteria that emphasize outreach and education. Many agencies host local community events that include school and public tours of facilities and projects, equipment displays, hands-on demonstrations, elementary and middle school visits by public works staff, high school public works career events, and public relations outreach. Brampton, Ontario focused on education during their award-winning 2009 events: elementary children participated in a poster contest; middle school children participated in a bridge building engineering project; and senior high school students attended a public works career forum. These events are designed not only to educate the public to the longlasting effect that public works has on their communities, but also to inspire young people to consider a career in public works. In the last decade, NPWW has grown in involvement, outreach and creativ-

ity. In addition to soliciting proclamations from governors and premiers, APWA chapters assist by spreading the word to thousands of agencies. At the national level, communications about public works extends to legislators and their staff serving in the U.S. Congress and on Canada’s Parliament Hill. In Washington, D.C., NPWW is commemorated by an APWA-hosted reception on Capitol Hill, attended by members of Congress, congressional staff and representatives of the many groups APWA works with in the infrastructure community.

You” is interpreted visually in a distinctive graphic line illustration that captures the essence and allpervasive effort of public works professionals and their projects to enhance the quality of modern life The 2010 National Public Works Week in all of our com- poster munities. To learn more about National Public Works Week and how you, your chapter, community agency or company can become involved, visit www.apwa. net or contact Jon Dilley at jdilley@

Contemporary themes for National Public Works Week have kept pace with the evolution of infrastructure and with the environment in which that progress is made. In 2009 National Public Works Week was aptly themed Laura Bynum can be reached at (202) “Revitalize, Reinvest, and Renew” in 218-6736 or; Gail keeping with the economic stimulus Clark can be reached at (202) 218-6732 and infrastructure spending that was or APWA_FulllineDemo.qxp 2/9/2010 instituted. This year’s theme of “Public10:56 AM Page 1 Works: Above, Below, and All Around

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A Taste of Boston William Kappel Director of Public Works City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin President-Elect, Public Works Historical Society f you picked up this article because of its title and expected a listing of all of the culinary delights you might find out on the town during Congress, I have succeeded. However, since this issue deals with facilities, I thought that a quick look at some of the historic buildings Boston has to offer is in order. If you value history and like to visit historic sites, you’ll want to walk Boston’s Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5mile, red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationallysignificant historic sites, each an authentic American treasure. The Freedom Trail was almost lost to the wrecking ball in 1958. Today it is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. This article will tell you just a little about the historic buildings and hopefully give you just enough of a “taste” that you will want to visit them yourself when you come to Congress in August. What is included on the Freedom Trail? The Boston Common, the State House, Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin Statue and the Boston Latin School, the Old Corner Book Store, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the Bunker Hill Monument, and last but not least, the USS Constitution are all part of the Freedom Trail. A map of this area and the various locations of these sites can be easily accessed at The Boston Common is American’s oldest public park and was established in 1634. This was truly a multi-purpose area purchased by Puritan colonists from William Blackstone for 30 pounds. Each colonist paid Mr. Blackstone six shillings, and the 44-acre area was called the Common Land and used for grazing livestock. Today it is the site of a 50-acre park. The Massachusetts State House, built in 1798 in a cow pasture once owned by John Hancock, has a golden dome visible for miles. It was originally made of wood and sheathed in copper by none other than Paul Revere. It was covered in 23 karat gold in 1874. The State House is located on Beacon Hill and covers almost seven acres of land.

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The Massachusetts State House’s golden dome is visible for miles. (Photo Credit: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Park Street Church was founded in 1809. The steeple is 217 feet high and at one time was the first landmark seen upon entering Boston. There are three Burying Grounds on the Freedom Trail. King’s Chapel, Copp’s Hill, and the Granary Burying Grounds are, respectively, the oldest, second-oldest and third-oldest burying places in Boston. The Granary Burying Ground is host to such famous men as John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. King’s Chapel was built to ensure a presence for the Church of England and built on the burying ground when no one would sell land for a non-puritan church. A newer church was built around the old one to avoid disturbing services. Hopefully I’ve whetted your appetites to add the Freedom Trail as a must-see item when you come to Congress in Boston this August. William “Bill” Kappel is a former member of APWA’s Congress Program Review Committee, Facilities & Grounds Committee, and Membership Committee. He can be reached at (414) 4798933 or For more information on APWA’s International Public Works Congress & Exposition to be held in Boston, August 15-18, go to

or more information about these programs or to register online, visit Program information will be updated as it becomes available. Questions? Call the Professional Development Department at 1-800-848-APWA.

2010 April 8

Asphalt Pavement Preservation CLL (Rebroadcast)

April 8-9

PSMJ’s Public Works Project Management Bootcamp – Chicago, IL

April 18–21

North American Snow Conference – Omaha, NE

April 20

Self Assessment Using the Management Practices Manual - Rolling Meadows, IL

May 6

Complete Streets—Designing Streets to Accommodate All Users

May 6-7

PSMJ’s Public Works Project Management Bootcamp – Washington, DC

May 13

Developing and Utilizing a Strategic Plan

May 13-14

PSMJ’s Public Works Project Management Bootcamp – Denver, CO

May 20

Utility Coordination for Municipal Capital Improvement Projects

May 20-21

PSMJ’s Public Works Project Management Bootcamp – San Francisco, CA

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New Vision for Public Works Management

June 8-10

Sustainability in Public Works Conference – Minneapolis, MN

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Stormwater Study Guide Part 1

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Stormwater Study Guide Part 2

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Embracing e-learning in public works Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D. Director of Professional Development American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri s our first foray into distance learning, APWA partnered with organizations such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, Associated General Contractors of America, and Oklahoma State University to produce satellite videoconferences from 1998 to 2000. Technology using a webinar format made much more sense as the organization began producing high-quality programs known as Click, Listen & Learn™ (CLL) on an ongoing basis. APWA was one of first associations to introduce this “webinar” format. For those members not familiar with APWA programs, our traditional CLL is a two-hour “live” event that relies on internal and external technologies of different companies, hardware, software, servers and phones. APWA’s very first CLL, entitled “GASB 34: What Your Agency Needs to Do,” was offered on June 6, 2000. Just six weeks after 9/11, APWA’s second CLL entitled “Are You Prepared to Respond to a Disaster?” was viewed by 159 participating sites; it is, to date, one of our best-attended CLLs. Since then, through bad weather, colds, sick children, a burning city and even a fire drill siren, CLLs have been delivered on schedule. Since 2001, APWA has produced over 150 CLL programs viewed at nearly 12,000 participant sites. It takes about three months to produce a CLL. Speakers come together for the concept meeting and work closely with our staff until the live event and the subsequent wrap-up. On average, 12 or more people directly and indirectly touch the CLL at APWA. This includes speakers, moderators, subject matter experts, editors, Technical Committees, marketing staff, proofreaders, 30 APWA Reporter

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registration staff and leadership. In addition to the 12 weeks producing the CLL, there is a career’s worth of knowledge brought to the presentation by each of the speakers, and that time is immeasurable.

Continuous Improvement The quality of our CLLs is exceptional, and should you purchase a webinar from another organization, it will be evident. Through the years the processes leading to the production of the CLLs improved as evidenced by the evaluations, the minimal technical difficulties and the ongoing popularity of the program. When the economy began showing signs of constriction and with increasingly tight budgets, it became important to offer our members instruction that was convenient, affordable and effective. At the 2009 APWA Congress in Columbus last September, I had the op-

portunity to meet with members of the House of Delegates and the First-Timers group, along with many public works professionals who were generous with information and suggestions. The ability to access courses when convenient rose to the top as a priority. When the weather is poor, and agencies cannot send crews out to inspect a bridge, then maybe this is a good time to learn more about construction inspection and maybe even to take an assessment to earn a certificate. The membership was suggesting they needed programs that could be offered when the need arose. This is something that could be accomplished through downloadable programs.

Downloadable and Prerecorded CLLs Everything came together because early in 2009, we had started expanding and embracing e-learning offerings

for our members. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for our members to access relevant information. Once we decided to move in this direction, it was a matter of purchasing software and hardware, and working with an e-learning IT professional who helped us to navigate the technical challenges of offering downloadable content.

program and added a certificate assessment. This workshop is also available as a single course. During this special offering, as many staff members as would like can take the assessment within the purchasing organization. There is only a small additional processing fee to the second participant and beyond who take the test and request CEUs.

We also decided to offer seven prerecorded CLLs as part of our CLL schedule this year. Our intent was to offer a beautifully-edited CLL, so that members and speakers could have a higher quality experience. As part of our customer service focus, we realized that bringing prerecorded and downloadable CLLs together gave our members an interesting choice. They could stream the program as usual, or they could download the program and watch it at their convenience.


With baited breath, “Asphalt Pavement Preservation” aired on December 3, 2009. Participants had the choice to participate in the CLL program or download it or both. Eighty-two participant sites became part of the next chapter in the continuous improvement strategy at APWA.

Economic Recovery Sometimes it is interesting how things come together. Sherri Zimmerman and the Education Committee were concerned that the economy would affect the ability of members to access training. Everywhere conversation turned to restricted budgets and the inability to travel to workshops. To meet this challenge, we decided to offer three bundles: The Economic Recovery Bundle; the Value-Added Bundle; and the Super Bundle. These groups of edited CLLs are currently being offered at a tremendously reduced rate so that public works directors can offer training across their organizations. The bundles contain our top-selling CLLs on a variety of topics from within the last few years. One of the bundles contains our Construction Inspection Certificate program. We reworked the content of the face-to-face workshop into a self-paced

We received multiple requests to offer popular programs a second time. Many agencies could not make the regularlyscheduled Thursday program. As we worked through the technology challenges for the downloadable program, our IT e-learning professional also set us up to stream CLLs. This allowed us to offer rebroadcasts. We have now offered three rebroadcasts of our most popular programs. “Retroreflectivity Part 1: Sign Retroreflectivity—What Is It and Why Should I Care?” aired on February 18, 2010, and “Retroreflectivity Part 2—Best Management Practices for How to Implement” aired on February 25, 2010. “Asphalt Pavement Preservation” will air on April 8, 2010. These edited rebroadcasts of programs give members a second chance to participate in programs that they could not access the first time they aired.

Aloha, Hawaii Time We usually start our CLL programs at 10:00 a.m. CST. This works well for most members living in the continental U.S. because it runs at 11:00 a.m. on the east coast and 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. However, members in Hawaii had to be ready at 6:00 a.m. to participate in the CLL. Last year at the request of Ann Burnett, then a member of the Board of Directors, we offered a CLL entitled “The Real Dirt on Subsurface Utility Engineering” on June 25 at 1:00 p.m. CST. That CLL went well and we were happy to try something new to better serve our members. Unfortunately, we did not receive enough demand to continue offering CLLs at two different times. Today we have another option to offer all of our members. We can offer streamed or downloadable

CLLs in real time. Public works professionals on the Hawaiian Islands can now plan to meet and participate in CLLs at their convenience; and, if they get up early, it will be to watch a beautiful sunrise before going to work.

On-Demand Streaming With the new fiscal year will come on-demand streaming. This will allow members to subscribe to an on-demand service for individual programs or to create and purchase personalized bundles. We will keep you posted on when these will be available.

Epilogue We would like to hear from you regarding your instructional and training needs. We are doing all we can to be at-par or stay ahead of the technology, and to make it as easy as possible for our members to access quality educational courses. In the end, investing in public works professionals is the same as investing in the communities in which we live. It affects the quality of life for all of us. We are all in this together. Thank you all for your suggestions and comments. Keep them coming! Mabel Tinjacá can be reached at (816) 595-5214 or

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The concept of diversity: growing up and keeping pace with change Rosemary J. Baltcha Personnel Manager (retired) Fresno County, California, Public Works & Planning Department Chair, APWA Diversity Committee President, Central California Chapter n the late 1980s diversity topics primarily focused on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and gender. I know because I taught class after class of begrudging and unwilling employees who would rather have been anywhere else in the world than in a County-sponsored class on diversity. But it was mandatory and so as we discussed stereotypes, tolerance and biases as they related to diversity issues, I could see guards coming down, wounds opening up, and the healing processes beginning. Communication, even when mandatory, is a powerful force. Women spoke of not being respected or treated equally as their male counterparts, people who were gay spoke of differential treatment by their coworkers and management, people who were over 40 talked about being passed up for

promotions, and people of color, like myself, spoke of being stereotyped and judged on factors other than merit. Of course, this list is brief, cursory and non-inclusive of the many diversity issues that exist; and, while society is not now, and may never be, completely free of individuals who promote these types of prejudicious ideals, things have changed for the better. We cannot deny there has been significant movement in our society towards neutrality. We are more respectful of other human beings and of their differences, and more importantly we have accepted and in some cases embraced the vast number of similarities that we have as humans. Diversity is becoming more sophisticated and adaptable. It is not just race, ethnicity, etc., but is like anything else that “grows up”—the primary focus is ever-changing. These changes are, of course, fueled by societal needs and challenges. Just as we all adapt to our changing environments, the focus of diversity also responds to current factors and changes in our workplaces. While attending the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio, I had an opportunity to participate in and moderate a very stimulating educational session entitled “Productivity through Generational Diversity.” I saw the session as a catalyst to discuss generational diversity and how the concept of diversity may change even more as we move forward as a society. There were 69 attendees at the session. It was an open-panel discussion format that included audience participation and focused on the stereotypes associated with each generation and how they affect our ability to work together. We responded, by generation, to direct questions from the audience. I believe the subject matter was timely and of particular interest to many people because at no other time in the history of the American workplace has there been four distinct generations working together. This is a prime example of the focus of diversity adapting to current workplace challenges. I wrote an article for the April 2009 Reporter that touched on the different generations, our stereotypical attributes, and for the most part how we communicate with each other. One year later we are still discussing the same topic with greater fervor and expanded elements. Why? Because it is pertinent and people are very interested in the anomalies of generational diversity because they encounter it daily.

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I was honored to serve on this panel with William (Bill) Verkest, Past Region VII Director and 2006-2007 APWA National President, Director of Transportation and Public Works for the City of Fort Worth, Texas, representing the Silent Generation (ages 63-86).

dards that would not allow them to text or perform other “teckie” tasks at restaurants, in meetings, or other obviously inappropriate times. So, yet another stereotype dispelled or not, or did we just have the ability to have an open dialog about it? Again, communication is a powerful force!

Laura Kroeger, Colorado Chapter Education Chair, Graduate of the Emerging Leaders Academy, and Project Manager for the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in Denver, Colorado, represented Generation “X” (ages 28-43).

Several others noted that in a meeting they could provide very useful information by instantly pulling up spreadsheets or other pertinent data, which was a point that was welltaken by others in attendance.

Charles (Chas) Jordan, Florida Chapter, West Coast Branch, Graduate of the Emerging Leaders Academy, and Senior Management Analyst for the City of Largo, Florida, represented Generation “Y” or Millennials (ages 9 to 27). Only 10% of this generation is even old enough to work. Those who are 18 to 27 and the rest are yet to come, but it is said that this generation will rival the Baby Boomers in numbers when it comes to term.

We discussed loyalty as it pertained to the older generations because many of us stayed at the same job for our entire careers, while many younger individuals seemed to change jobs every three to five years (maybe not so much in our current economy, but certainly in flush years). The X’ers and Millennials indicated this was not necessarily a matter of loyalty, but rather the inability of some organizations to provide an environment for growth and professional development (stagnation) as well as some agencies requiring time commitments which are so demanding that it left no time for family.

And as for me, I am Chair of the APWA National Diversity Committee, president of the Central California Chapter, Retired Personnel Manager for Fresno County Public Works and Planning Department, Fresno, California, and I represented the Baby Boomers (ages 44-62). As you look at the varied backgrounds of these panel members you immediately notice that in addition to our generational diversity there is also “professional” and “geographical” diversity involved which also serves to shape our views, opinions and general outlook on life. Who knows, these terms may be the next big focus for diversity issues. From a statistical perspective, this panel is not large enough to be called a sample which could statistically infer that it is representational of any larger segment. However, we had no difficulty working together and diversity did much to unify us as a team as we prepared for this presentation. Personally, I believe that this panel is representational of how American workplaces and organizations can effectively function, regardless of generational differences. For the Congress session each of the panel members gave an overview of common stereotypes (or unique characteristics) of their individual generations, with Bill, representing the Silent Generation, putting the rest of us to shame (in a good way) because he not only spoke about the personality attributes inherent to his generation, but the many significant contributions his generation has made to society as whole, which were very impressive. The discussion then turned to individual idiosyncrasies. For example, I explained how it was an irritant for me when my Generation “X” or Millennial family/friends texted, read emails, or played computer games on their iPhones, PalmPilots and Blackberries in restaurants and other places where I felt it was inappropriate. This irritant was quickly addressed by both the Gen X’ers and the Millennials in the audience who said that many of them had personal/professional stan

Both the X’ers and the Millennials can provide valuable insight to the rest of us on the importance of family/friends and the pitfalls of becoming a workaholic. Many of them are the product of workaholic Boomers who inadvertently thought it better to forsake their families for the advancement of their careers (and a better lifestyle for the families). These two younger generations openly discussed the positive factors of a balanced work life, systematic professional development, and the need to be continually challenged in order to increase their proficiency. There was a lot of good feedback from members of the audience, representing all generations, on a variety of issues. We reconfirmed (which is not new news) that communication remains the key factor in our ability to work together effectively. For example, if you are looking at your iPhone in a meeting and you communicate that you are retrieving data needed for that meeting, others will not be overly concerned that you are not paying attention. We also discussed common generational stereotypes which may or may not be true and which vary from individual to individual. We attempted to discern how the actual or perceived traits of each generation influenced specific behaviors. We tried to instill a sense of awareness in individuals to look beyond generational stereotypes and focus on solutions that will benefit everyone. Finally, we discussed striving to create a culture that allows each generation to function at its most optimum level while still maintaining flexibility, mutual value and respect. The Diversity Committee and its two very active subcommittees, Progressive Women in Public Works and the Subcommittee on Generational Issues, will continue to work on promoting and advancing the “Many Faces of APWA” April 2010 APWA Reporter


and responding to the ever-changing focus of diversity. The Generational Subcommittee has focused on college students and young professionals, both engaging and retaining this group; as the committee looks forward (2010) they will continue focusing on young professionals but will also include the retired professionals. How can we keep the recently retired, with their professional and institutional knowledge engaged (in our workplaces and in our chapters) for the mutual benefit of both groups? What we know initially is that just because someone retires doesn’t mean they are ready to “rock on their front porch” for the rest of their lives. These folks have years of experience and knowledge and many of them are willing to share. How can we tap into this resource to benefit our young professionals, our chapters, and even our workplaces in times of dwindling financial resources? This is the task at hand for the Generational Subcommittee.

hesitate to contact us. We welcome your input and are here to be a resource to you in your chapters and workplaces. It is important in closing that I acknowledge the dedication and commitment of the APWA staff. Without them our work would literally be impossible. Thanks to all. Rosemary Baltcha can be reached at

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 is presented annually at the North American Snow Conference. Following is this year’s recipient.

City of Prior Lake, Minnesota

The Diversity Committee meeting at the 2009 Congress in Columbus. From left: Rosemary Baltcha, Committee Chair (2009-10); Jennifer Adams, Committee Chair (2007-09); and Kaye Sullivan, Staff Liaison

The Progressive Women in Public Works Subcommittee has been very successful in identifying and promoting networking, educational and mentoring opportunities specifically for women in the public works arena, and while they will continue with these efforts for 2010, they will also look at what opportunities, if any, exist for recognition of women who work in the public works field. Their efforts to further educate the public and heighten the awareness and understanding of women’s issues in public works is noteworthy. The Diversity Committee and its subcommittees sponsor a number of events at Congress each year that deal with a myriad of issues that support all facets of diversity and respond to new challenges. We encourage you to look for and attend these sessions while at Congress. We are committed to our theme of “inclusiveness” for all and will continue to make strides towards advancing these efforts. If you have a particular issue or area of interest, or specific knowledge pertaining to anything touched on in this article or relating to any area of diversity (age, gender, race, etc.), please do not 34 APWA Reporter

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In 2004, the City of Prior Lake implemented a “smart” snow and ice control program that valued public safety, protection of the environment, and fiscal responsibility. Since the program was implemented the City has reduced total tons of salt used annually by 30% and application rates per lane mile by up to 65% with upgraded equipment. From a fiscal perspective these reductions are even more important when considering that the City’s maintained road mileage has grown by 5% and the cost of salt has increased by nearly 66% over that same period. Prior Lake’s “smart” snow and ice control program uses a customized approach to meet the City’s goals. Staff uses weather forecasting data in conjunction with on-board temperature sensors, automated control systems, and specialized sanders to deliver snow and ice control. This minimizes chemical use by controlling rates and using chemicals customized for weather conditions. Staff also developed five different anti-icing mixtures that can be pre-mixed or mixed on demand to meet specific pavement temperatures and conditions. Because the staff mixes and maintains their own chemical solutions, they have ultimate flexibility in addressing a variety of weather conditions in both an environmentally and economically responsible manner. The City literally develops a specialized plan for each winter weather event. The City of Prior Lake serves as a great model utilizing the latest technologies and best practices in snow and ice control.

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APWA is going social Deana Donohue, P.E., Associate Project Manager, RBF Consulting, Sacramento, California, and member, APWA Awards Committee; Amy Bent, Project Coordinator, Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Orlando, Florida; Chris Porman, Assistant Director, Department of Municipal Services, City of Plymouth, Michigan; and Herb Raybourn, P.E., Civil Engineer, Reedy Creek Improvement District, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Social media is defined as a group of Web 2.0 applications that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.1 Social media have rapidly become major tools for information sharing since these websites are relatively inexpensive and accessible tools that enable anyone to publish or access information that would otherwise require significant monetary resources and time commitments. Additionally, social media have the potential to reach large audiences or specific segments of a population with the capability for updating the information immediately by editing or posting comments.

new media include:

APWA has established a Social Media Committee to research and implement specific social media with the goal of reaching out to the membership and providing several formats for information sharing relating to current public works topics. Currently, APWA has established four social media sites for the membership including Facebook, Twitter, We Are Public Works, and infoNOW. Each of these social media applications will be discussed in this article along with some key features and advantages to using the specific website.

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Facebook Facebook allows users who maintain personal profiles to post information for other users to view. In addition, individuals have the option to join “groups” of other users with similar interests or become a “fan of a page” of an organization, club or cause to keep informed on posts. Key features that are attractive to visitors and provide an experience that encourages users to continue using this 38 APWA Reporter

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• Outreaching to many people and gaining knowledge/experience/ friendship beyond your community; • Pictures and video; • Link to other sites such as a main website that offers more info on each particular subject; • Blogs and Discussion Boards; • Calendar with links to a main website; • Joining as “group” members, a “friend” or becoming a “fan” of an organizational “page”; • Notifications by e-mail. The advantages/disadvantages of using Facebook are summarized in Table 1.

Twitter Twitter functions as a “micro-blog” and allows each user to post com-

ments, commonly known as “tweets,” which are limited to 140 characters or less. Users can “follow” others and receive their updates in real time. Key features that are attractive to visitors and provide an experience that users want to continue to use again and again include: • Brevity of posts allows the user to be effective with a short amount of time and effort; • Interface is clear and concise and posts take little time to review; • Links to web pages, photos, audio and video files allow sharing information beyond the 140-characters; and, • Ease of use, logical format and the simple concept promotes quick and frequent visits. The advantages and disadvantages of using Twitter are summarized in Table 2.

Table 1: Advantages/Disadvantages of Facebook



Fun interactive site

An active poster is needed to ensure the site is current

A user-friendly interface

Search function is limited and ineffective for searching general categories

Photos, videos, links, and documents and can be linked to e-mail notifications

Monitoring required to delete inappropriate or unapproved information

Ability to reach a large group of users beyond your community

Limited to working within Facebook’s template

Accessible by web browser / no specialty software necessary Update from applicable mobile phones (including non-web enabled phones) No monetary fee


Table 2: Advantages/Disadvantages of Twitter



Third-party applications allow users to customize to their needs

An active poster is needed to ensure the site is current

A user-friendly interface

Spellcheck may not be supported and posts may have misspelled words

Updates completed/received from any mobile phone(including non-web enabled phones)

140 character limit is difficult for some and could be limiting

Massive amounts of people are reachable without using organization’s bandwidth

Simplistic interface may limit the creativity or appearance of the site

Accessible by web browser / no specialty software necessary

infoNOW Communities is a combination of a list-serve and message board created in 1998 consisting of a compilation of different communities (based on subject areas) of e-mail networks that allows members to share questions, answers and real-life experiences. This site is maintained by APWA, can only be utilized by APWA members, and can be accessed through the APWA website. Key features that may be attractive to visitors and provide a tool that members will continue to use include:

Easily share photos, videos, links, and documents Updates and/or notifications don’t inundate e-mail No monetary fee

Share questions, answers and reallife experiences with all members that are part of that community in real time;

Tips, Help and FAQs provide helpful information to all users that will instruct the user on using the site;

Search any word from all selected communities to see all messages containing that word in the archives.

Real-time publishing Quickly and easily link with other social media Project management tool

The implementation of Twitter is a relatively simple process and can be used by individual members for many applications. Twitter applications could be used to promote public works-related topics and can be used as an effective project management tool. A wide range of third-party Twitter applications exists and helps enhance its usefulness. Examples of these applications include:

Key features that may be attractive to visitors and provide a tool that members will continue to use include: • Each member has their own “page” to input personal information; • All members are able to view all other members of the site for networking; • Quick link to other public works social media sites;

• TweetDeck – a desktop Twitter interface

• Users can import calendar events to their own personal Outlook Calendar;

• TwitPic – a photo-sharing web application

• Users can start or respond to a discussion or blog subject of their interest;

• HelloTxt – provides simultaneous updating of other sites (e.g., Facebook, Ning, MySpace, etc.)

• Users can post photos and videos;

We are Public Works “We Are Public Works” (WRPW) is a “Ning” site that was created by APWA and is currently available for members to join or visit. Ning is a free online service that allows individuals to discover and create new social networks for their interests and passions. APWA created WRPW as a tool for public works officials to network and share critical information that could be utilized by all to make a positive impact within the communities in which they live and work.

• Users can add an existing group of their choice for networking, or users can create a new group and invite individuals to join. The advantages/disadvantages for using the WRPW site are summarized in Table 3.

Look for a series of comprehensive articles describing each of the social media currently being used by APWA to outreach to the membership in future editions of the APWA Reporter. Deana Donohue can be reached at (916) 928-2623 or; Amy Bent can be reached at (813) 468-4576 or; Chris Porman can be reached at (734) 453-7737 or; and Herb Raybourn can be reached at (407) 828-5227 or 1 Kaplan, Andreas M., Michael Haenlein. 2010. “Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of social media.” Business Horizons, Vol. 53, Issue 1, p. 59-68

Table 3: Advantages/Disadvantages of WRPW



Diverse participation of users

Site control and oversight from outside users limited

Focused on the public works industry

May be difficult to maintain quality of postings

Modest resources needed to maintain site

More time needed to establish and reach audience

Collaborative with other public works-related organizations/agencies

Other public works-specific groups may already be available and active

Broad promotional reach

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Florida Chapter celebrates 50 years of service to its members Ron Ribaric Assistant Project Manager Orange County, Florida Orlando, Florida 2010 Florida Chapter Conference Chair n May 6, 1960, a group of public works professionals came together in Orlando, Florida, to create the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Professionals such as Bill Bryant from Jacksonville, Paul Jorgensen of St. Petersburg, Gordon Burleson from Orlando and others accepted the challenge to start an organization where they had the opportunity to share ideas, obtain training and provide assistance to one another. This was the birth of the organization and I believe that these individuals would be very proud of what the Florida Chapter has evolved into. It was these “Founding Fathers” and many others such as Al Linero, Tony Leffin, Mark Juliano and “Cheech” DeCelles who accepted leadership roles over the years and took this organization from infancy to maturity.

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The first branch, West Coast Branch, was formed in April 1966. The branches are the lifeblood of the organization; besides providing the leadership for the branches and chapter, they provide many services to the local members. The educational opportunities, equipment rodeo, scholarships for students, and the opportunity to share ideas and information at the branch meetings are major factors in the success of the Florida Chapter. Over the years, with the efforts of the branches, the Florida 40 APWA Reporter

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Chapter has grown to be the largest chapter in APWA. The Florida Chapter has had many successes over the years. The scholarship fund has provided assistance to students in public works-related fields to complete their degrees. The first scholarship was awarded in 1966 and, since that time, the organization has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to students working toward their degrees. Many of these recipients have excelled in the public works profession and have accepted leadership roles in the branches and chapter. Educational opportunities are another area in which the Florida Chapter has excelled over the past 50 years. Starting with branch meetings to the State Conference, a variety of professionals have provided information on new products, innovative techniques and other areas of interest to the members. The chapter has provided educational opportunities to the members through programs such as the Click, Listen & Learns offered by APWA National. The chapter has provided sites around the state for members to attend and be part of the educational process. Recently, the chapter entered into a partnership with Indian River State College to provide a Public Works Certificate. This program requires that the participants complete three segments of educational seminars to obtain the certificate. The first class has completed their requirements and obtained their certificate, and other members have enrolled in the program.

The educational outreach for the Florida Chapter extends from its members to the general public, as our members explain what public works is and what we do on a daily basis. The first effort was a videotape that was produced by members and provided to the branches for use as an informational tool when speaking to public groups such as homeowners associations or community organizations such as Rotary. Recently the chapter has taken this video to another level and produced a DVD of what public works is. A professional videographer was contracted to develop and produce the DVD with assistance from members. This final product was distributed to the branches and the local media outlets throughout the state. Many of the media have used portions of this product in their news stories and some of the outlets have aired the program in its entirety. The Florida Chapter members are family. Providing help to members is another area where the chapter has exceeded expectations. The members have always helped one another providing information, equipment and support for a variety of requests. In recent years the chapter has gone above and beyond. One of our member agencies was completely devastated by a hurricane. They lost their facilities and most of their equipment, and many of the homes of the employees suffered serious damage. The Florida Chapter was there to provide assistance. The chapter purchased equipment such as chainsaws, clothes for the workers, and food, water and a variety of other supplies for the Public Works Depart-

ment that was devastated. Members of the chapter in non-affected areas took these supplies to their fellow members to assist them in their recovery effort. The Florida Chapter has hosted a State Conference for the membership for many years. This event has provided an opportunity for the members to learn through a variety of classroom-style sessions, information on new products and resources through the vendors in the exhibit hall, and an opportunity to test their skills in the equipment rodeo. A major portion of the credit for the success of the State Conference is due to the local branches. They provide the staff and work tirelessly to host a successful event. The Annual Florida Chapter Conference has grown to become the largest chapter conference, and is second only to APWA’s National Congress. The State Conference has grown to offer more than 40 training sessions with 99% of the sessions accredited for continuing educational credits for the members. The exhibit hall provides a site for the members to visit with the providers of the resources and equipment that they use on a daily basis. The equipment rodeo has grown to 100 par-

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Selling your ideas Richard E. Warren, P.E. Member, APWA Washington State Chapter Former Trustee, Public Works Historical Society Former member, APWA Awards Committee As public works agencies come face to face with tough economic conditions, it is important to look back and thoughtfully consider what your charge and purpose are for the community. For many years you have been adding more and more “nice” things that really may not contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the residents you serve. Now that you are doing more with less, this series of articles is designed to help you reflect on what should be basic for your efforts and how you may have to adjust your thinking to meet your mission. Ask an engineering student or a young public works professional if they would like to go into “selling” and they will have one of several reactions. They will look at their shoes, turn away, moan deeply, or move out of reach; or, all of the above. The most frequent statement would be, “I went into engineering so I wouldn’t have to deal with people and selling.” I hate to disillusion them, but to succeed as an engineer, consultant, or public works professional, you will have to master the art of selling. For many the word “selling” invokes images of Willy Loman (Death of a Salesman) or Billy Mays, the ubiquitous pitchman who continues to annoy us even after his untimely death. Forget such images and let’s explore what selling really means to us as professionals. At the bottom line, selling is nothing more than communication between two or more parties, something we all learned to do in our earliest years. Ask Mom. In its most basic form, selling is bringing together people with a mutual interest in such a way that each side 42 APWA Reporter

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gets what they want and can mutually say “Yes.” All of us must make sales if we are to lead a successful life, whether as part of our professional life, seeking a mate, or raising a teenager. Selling is reaching an agreement that achieves both parties’ goals. Can everyone become a successful salesperson? Probably not. We all know someone who seems to have been born with the “gift of gab” and a deep empathy for people. They may evolve to be a good salesperson, but to do so even they must adhere to the principles we will discuss later. Those principles, together with a desire to learn and improve, can turn most professionals into competent salespersons. The key is to realize the importance of selling and make the effort to put oneself in a position to succeed. The following material is intended to apply to persons in all levels of the public works field: public employees, consultants, contractors, managers, staff people and even elected officials. Most of my work life has been as a consultant to public works, so some of the material may reflect those biases and my personal experience which has included, in addition to the private sector, stints as a public works director and as an elected official (mayor). I assure you that the following principles apply at all levels, and where I use the term “client” I mean any person, or persons, you wish to have approve your idea, concept, proposal, product or action. Whomever you report to is

a potential “client.” So are managers, councils, CEOs, and so on up the ladder of authority, including the public whom we serve. After all, in public works our goal is to serve the public good, and to do so we must listen and make the effort to receive their acceptance of projects and actions meant for, but not always perceived as, their benefit. This may be your most important challenge because if the public accepts your proposal, everyone looks good. I stated at the beginning that selling is communication, but a lot of effort is needed to perfect the communication process. I have broken the process into what I call the five P’s: • • • • •

Preparation Planning Presentation Production Postscript

Preparation Except for the famous Fuller Brush Man, everyone must prepare before attempting to make a sale. And, of course, even the Fuller Brush Man prepared before making that “cold call.” To begin with, he knew his product and the type of people he was contacting, the same thing one must do in any situation. You must define what it is for which you intend to seek a favorable decision. Whether it is a product, a design, an idea or an action, you must develop the details so you can list the reasons why someone else would benefit from agreeing with you. Conversely, you need to anticipate the arguments against what you propose and develop answers to the objections. If the objec-

tions outweigh the benefits, you need to go back and rethink your proposal. Much of what I call preparation is also called “market analysis.” One has to know who might benefit from your idea. In other words, who are your “customers/clients”? You must know the organization, the decision makers and their customers, because your customers normally have people they must report to who must also see the benefit of what you propose.

timeline for all actions with an overall deadline for asking for acceptance: saying yes. All plans must be flexible and can be expected to need adjustments over time, but you must keep the decision point always in view. As you execute the plan you will gain additional information that should

strengthen your message and plan. We seldom act alone in a situation where a sales effort is involved, so bring your trusted friends or associates into the process at all points. Part of your plan will probably involve the participation of others from your firm or department, so get them involved early.

Since selling is ultimately a person-toperson transaction, you need to know as much as possible about the decision makers with whom you must ultimately reach agreement. During the preparation phase, one can begin the process of getting to know the customer—not in a sales approach but through mutual activities such as trade associations, service clubs, mutual friends, the Internet, etc. Part of preparation is also to look at your own skills. Would you benefit from a Dale Carnegie course or by joining a group like Toastmasters? Such self-help activities can help build confidence and make future sales efforts much less intimidating. Preparation is building the tools and information you will need in later stages of the selling process.

Planning After you have developed the necessary information about your project (idea, product, etc.) and the persons whom you must convince in order to “make the sale,” it is time to prepare a detailed plan to arrive at the point that the decision maker(s) will agree to your proposal. Such a plan contains a detailed listing of the actions to be undertaken to arrive at the point where you can ask for, and expect, a favorable decision: phone contacts, mailings, personal contacts, meetings, etc. This plan must outline the questions to be asked, and the

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Presentation You are now ready to meet the client, prospect, decision maker. By now this should not be a cold call, but an appointment set up based on your information and plan. The first contacts might be with someone lower than the final decision maker and this is good. It is valuable to get to know people in

several layers of the organization you are planning to reach agreement with. You never know when someone you have met will get a new and higher job. Don’t forget the value of receptionists and secretaries in the process. They can be invaluable. At these early contacts you are not there to “sell” something. Rather, you

are there to get information and build a relationship. You ask questions and listen. Seek out their concerns about the issue at hand, the timing, and critical points that they consider essential to success. At these first meetings your job is not to extol the virtues of yourself or your proposal but to listen! If you speak more than 30% of the time you have probably lost the sale or at least made your job more difficult. The more the client talks the higher will be their opinion of you. Seldom is an agreement reached on first contact; follow-up is necessary. This can mean phone calls to clarify a client’s concerns or a letter of thanks with some response to client concerns. This is followed by improving your proposal and asking for another meeting. It may take several meetings with several people before you sense that the time is right to ask for a decision.

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Once you have explained your proposal and listened to the client’s concerns, and have answered their concerns in your proposal, it is time to ask for acceptance. If you don’t ask, this process could go on forever. If you don’t get outright acceptance at first, ask for their further concerns. It may be timing, or cost, or some particular part of your proposal that you can modify and bring back and again ask for agreement. Having carefully prepared yourself, developed a plan of action and made your presentation(s), you most likely will get a favorable response: an agreement. Now the real selling begins.

Production A career is not built on one “sale,” except perhaps your marriage. Once an agreement is reached, your job is to stay on top of the proposal and in regular contact with the client. Clients sometimes get buyer’s remorse, and regular follow-up will help reduce their anxiety. Next, of course, you must perform what you offered. In most cases the production will involve others from your firm or department. You must ensure that they know what to do to keep the client informed and comfortable with the delivery of your promise.

For most of us a client is not a one-time “sale” but an ongoing relationship that involves many sales over the years, each one easier than the first because of the mutual trust you have developed by outstanding performance and follow-through. In a professional setting we are trying to build a cadre of friends/clients whom we help to succeed and in turn help us to success.

Follow-up with elected officials is especially important so they can gain confidence in staff. Be prepared to answer questions of their constituents or refer them to you with confidence.



If you concentrate on the client relationship you will find that selling is fun. You build friends that can last a lifetime. It is fun doing business with people you like and who like you.

Few clients will have a continuous series of projects for us, but few clients have only one opportunity over time. When your project or proposal is completed, you need to stay in regular contact; first, to seek the client’s input as to the quality of what you have delivered and the method of delivery. This you do throughout the delivery process and at the completion. You also must stay in contact to both build your relationship and to be aware of other client needs that you may be able to supply. RoadSafe_Ad #6b


There are countless books on techniques (gimmicks) of selling. In my experience two elements of the sales process need to be reiterated: first, we are building relationships, not just clients; and second, to be successful at selling (or anything else for that matter), we must learn to listen more than we talk. Selling is not how fast you can talk (e.g., Billy Mays), but how well you listen to the concerns and issues of the other party. By asking questions and listening closely to the responses, you develop 11:32 AM an Page 1 understanding of the client’s key is-

sues that can be incorporated into your proposal such that an agreement can be reached that is mutually beneficial. This is the goal of selling. Richard E. Warren, P.E., has been a principal or owner of consulting engineering firms for more than 40 years. He led the growth of a small civil engineering firm from a staff of 20 to an international firm of more than 300. After retiring at the age of 50, Mr. Warren took an extended sabbatical and then cofounded the firm of Kato & Warren which grew to national prominence in the field of stormwater/environmental engineering. He was the creator of the concept of stormwater as a utility and has helped more than 100 agencies in instituting the concept. In 2002 the firm was sold to TranSystems Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Warren continues to consult with public agencies and private firms on organizational issues and marketing. He can be reached at

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Water: More precious than gold Catherine Chertudi Environmental Programs Manager City of Boise, Idaho APWA Jennings Randolph Fellow he air smells different when you land in Australia. I arrived early in the morning during a short rain shower. The countryside was green and very different from my expectations and any past experiences. Eucalyptus trees and wattle beginning to bloom lined the roadway leading into Melbourne from the airport. The opportunity to study water management challenges in Australia was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event made possible by the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship. Australia (including the state of Tasmania) is comparable in size to the continental United States with far less population. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs ranks the U.S. third in world population at about 308 million. Australia is 51st with 22 million people. Australian cities are found along the coastline of the continent where water supplies and climate are more favorable. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city of almost four million people located on the southern coastline in the state of Victoria. The Yarra River flows through the city and is lined with walkways and parkland. Melbourne is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and has the world’s largest tram network. The Central Business District is vibrant and welcoming and the visitor’s center at Federation Square was my first stop upon arrival. Water seemed to be abundant, especially with almost daily rain showers during my study tour. However, the rain showers really could not slake the long-term drought that has challenged much of Australia for more than eight years. 46 APWA Reporter

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A rower at sunset on the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne relies on surface water for its potable water supplies. Melbourne averages about 25 inches of precipitation each year and, during the drought,

catchment storage (reservoirs) has declined to as low as 80% of capacity. The Melbourne area retail water corporations are responsible for the devel-

opment of the drought management plan. The plan is a statutory public document and established drought management requirements and trigger action levels. Currently, Melbourne is in Stage 3A Water Restrictions which are mandatory with penalties for failure to comply. One component of the aggressive drought response plan is the Target 155 campaign which informs and encourages citizens to use less than 155 liters (about 41 gallons U.S.) of water per person per day. In the past year, the peak week water use was February 4 at 189 liters per person per day. In September 2009 during my visit, Melbournians used 141 liters of water. Peak historic water use was 500 liters per person per day in 1981.

toys are prohibited and vehicle washing at home is limited to hand washing with a bucket for mirrors, windows and lights. Gray water, rainwater and recycled water can be used anytime. Households and businesses are encouraged to install and use water tanks to collect and store rainwater for nonpotable uses. However, all of these

measures cannot resolve the growing demand for water. The answer for many cities like Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney has become the construction of desalination plants. Desalination plants convert seawater to fresh water using large amounts of energy and requiring significant invest-

Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Victoria, Australia – signs explaining the use of recycled water and approval for drought exemption requirements which limit water use on lawns and landscapes

The Target 155 and Stage 3A activities include restrictions on water use for residential gardens and landscapes, and potable water is not allowed at any time on lawns. Gardens may only be watered by hand between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. two days per week or with automatic dripper systems between midnight and 2:00 a.m. Children’s water

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ing the governmental structure, and then, learning the local “language.” Wyndham is struggling with a quickly growing population as a suburb of Melbourne. Keeping pace with growth and providing the required public services while also protecting bushland habitat are high priorities. We visited several new subdivisions, community centers and sports parks. Providing water for the sports fields is challenging and Wyndham is beginning to use artificial turf materials for the cricket ovals. Mornington Peninsula Shire is a summer resort community less than two hours from Melbourne. The area is beautiful and has a vibrant agricultural base including vineyards. Mornington is concerned with protecting its high quality of life, scenic values and agricultural community. The shire has adopted a motto of “Committed to a Sustainable Peninsula.” They have prepared landscaping brochures that promote the use of indigenous plant materials matched to the unique local habitats. A stormwater reuse project in Sorrento provides collection, wetlands treatment, and irrigation water for a nearby golf course. The win-win wetlands project improved water quality and flood management and had an unexpected benefit when it attracted visitors, both feathered and footed, to the community park and wetland. Rainwater tank at a historic farm on Churchill Island, the site of the first European settlement in Victoria.

ments in technology and infrastructure. The state of Victoria has awarded contracts for the construction of the largest desalination plant in Australia. The plant will provide up to 150 billion liters of water per year through an 84 kilometer underground pipeline and will use 90 megawatts of electricity for water production. The plant is projected to cost $3.5 billion (Australian). Construction started in September 2009 and water is to be provided to customers by the end of 2011. 48 APWA Reporter

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My study included the opportunity to join a wonderful tour group from the New Zealand public works professional association. In my time with the INGENIUM group I learned about the ongoing rivalries between the Australians and New Zealanders! The INGENIUM tour included visits to a number of smaller communities in the region surrounding Melbourne. The governance system in Australia is significantly different than in the U.S. and my challenges were first understand-

The city of Manningham is located northeast of Melbourne and is within the transition area of urban to suburban and rural. Manningham is recognized as a leader in water management with involvement in the internationally-recognized ICLEI Water Campaign and the development of a Strategic Water Management Plan, a Stormwater Management Plan, and Water 15 – Manningham’s Sustainable Water Management Plan. Manningham has support from elected officials and the community for sustainable water management programs. Their integrated

water management plan works with all levels of government and recognizes the challenges of the future including continued drought, climate change, population growth and urbanization. The integrated outcomes address water quality/environment, urban amenities, a community focus, flood mitigation and active participation in the process.

for 85% of the water withdrawn in Idaho...” Domestic agricultural production is critical to the food security and economic wealth of the United States. California, Texas and Idaho are also some of the driest states in the U.S. In many states, the challenge of the near future will likely be food production versus lawns in suburban landscapes.

I also visited Adelaide where I saw stormwater reclamation projects that inject treated stormwater into aquifers where the water can be recovered for irrigation and other uses. A horse racetrack converted the interior, unused grounds of the track to enhance a wetland area where stormwater from the track and surrounding area is collected, treated and injected into the aquifer for reuse in turf watering throughout the race season. I visited areas where native plants have been used to reclaim damaged landscapes and provide stormwater runoff treatment and controls. And, I saw the McLaren Vale vineyards where treated wastewater is being used for vineyard irrigation. I also enjoyed the products of a number of Australian vineyards during my study tour!

I returned home from Australia with strong admiration for the work done

Lessons Learned Boise, Idaho receives about 12 inches of precipitation per year, less than half of that received in Melbourne. The majority of our drinking water is provided by groundwater supplies which are thousands of years old. Water is precious in the western United States, and yet we have not come to value water as highly as those who live in continuous drought. Issues of rural and urban conflicts over water have passed the critical point in Australia—no one has adequate amounts of water. A recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey (October 2009) found that “water withdrawals in four states—California, Texas, Idaho and Florida—accounted for more than one-fourth of all fresh and saline water withdrawn in the United States in 2005… Irrigation accounted

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ADA modifications fit building’s character, function and pocketbook Joel Werland, AIA, NCARB, Architect, Freese and Nichols, Fort Worth, Texas; Trooper Smith, II, P.E., Engineer, Freese and Nichols, Austin, Texas; Matt Jalbert, EIT, Engineer-in-Training, Freese and Nichols, Dallas, Texas; and Nathan Light, Technician, Freese and Nichols, Fort Worth, Texas

hen officials at the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) realized that the administration building of their Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) Treatment Plant did not comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they moved quickly to remedy the situation. They discovered, through a study and the help of experienced consultants, that the modifications were simpler than anticipated and enabled them to maintain the basic design and functionality of the structure. Under the ADA, all employers should have made accommodations in accordance with their state’s accessibility standards by 1994. Compliance often becomes an issue when organizations seek permits for building improvements and learn they must comply with the standards. This has led

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to the misconception that there is no requirement prior to seeking permits for new construction. However, building owners are out of compliance and vulnerable to legal action if they have not brought their buildings up to code whether or not they have made or are contemplating any alterations. At TRA, the CRWS administration building fit into two categories of structures requiring ADA compliance: TRA employees worked in the building and the meeting room on the second floor was used for public functions. TRA had accommodated employees with disabilities by providing facilities, including an accessible restroom, on the first floor. The second floor, however, could be reached only by a staircase, and there was no wheelchair-accessible restroom on the second floor. TRA called on the consulting firm of Freese and Nichols to provide a study of the building, opinion of probable construction cost and recommendations for modifications. The team was able to help TRA staff clarify their objectives and consider their alternatives, helping the organization extract maximum value from the project. To meet standards, the building needed an elevator, addition of accessibility features to second-floor restrooms, addition of another designated parking space, and modifications to the walkway slope.

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analytical laboratory in a separate, first-floor wing reached via a hallway and, on the second floor, meeting rooms used by the Customer City Advisory Board and other public meetings. It is a well-used building, housing all the administrative offices for the CRWS plant, which treats more flow in a single facility than any other wastewater treatment plant in Texas and provides treatment to one quarter of the total population of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Adding the elevator to the existing building posed challenges familiar to many facilities managers: building operations could not be halted during construction, the structure did not offer any obvious sites for an elevator, and funds were limited. In addition, one of the most appealing features of the building is the central, open stairway and atrium adjacent to the entryway. The essential character of the structure is one of openness, natural light and simplicity.

The location enabled construction to proceed without major disruption to building operations, was convenient to the lobby and did not alter the building’s essential character. Because the laboratory wing is a single story, the elevator required an enclosed passageway across the roof to gain access to the second floor. The team designed a concrete foundation and pit and a steel structural frame for the elevator shaft and the adjacent, firstfloor machine and control room. To connect the hydraulic elevator to the second floor, the team designed a glassed-in passageway that complements the atrium.

The team considered alternatives to the elevator, but none was satisfactory: • Ramp – A ramp would satisfy requirements of the standards but would need to be 185 feet long. • Chairlift, manlift, stairlift – Texas Accessibility Standards do not recognize these alternatives as accessible unless a waiver is granted; since, technically, an elevator could be installed, there were no grounds for a waiver. The team studied four potential locations for the elevator: two in stairwells, including the atrium stairway, and two that involved adding the elevator shaft to an exterior wall. The team recommended and TRA approved constructing an elevator shaft in a small, front courtyard that abutted the hallway connecting the main structure and the wing housing the laboratory.

One of the building’s most appealing features is the central, open stairway and atrium adjacent to the entryway. The essential character of the structure is one of openness, natural light and simplicity.

Upstairs restrooms were modified with the addition of handrails and appropriate fixtures; handrails and guardrails were added to the atrium stairway, a handrail was added to the entry steps in front of the building and the existing ramp was regraded to conform to slope requirements. A Freese and Nichols landscape architect recommended changes to the front plantings to ease the changes to the building’s exterior. The stucco exterior of the elevator shaft and machine room closely matches the original exterior and is expected to weather to a seamless blend. In fact, Thomas Sanders, TRA’s construction services manager, remarked, “I can always tell a good renovation job because I can’t see where the existing work stops and the new work starts…which was the case on this project.”

The elevator entry includes enough space for a wheelchair to make a turn into the connecting hallway.

In selecting this location, TRA officials emphasized the importance of respecting both the intent and the letter of ADA regulations as well as maintaining the building’s essential character. While a location along an exterior wall away from the main entrance would have met requirements and was a little less costly, it would have diverted those who need assistance to a less inviting entry-path and separated them from the main flow of traffic to the second floor. The selected location was simply more inviting and inclusive.

Construction was completed in July 2009, with costs of $437,760. The result: structural modifications that reflect TRA’s commitment to accessibility and maintain the building’s simple lines, natural colors, functionality and an interior featuring natural light. Joel Werland can be reached at (817) 735-7300 or jww@freese. com; Trooper Smith can be reached at (817) 735-7300 or tws@; Matt Jalbert can be reached at (817) 735-7300 or; and Nathan Light can be reached at (817) 7357300 or April 2010 APWA Reporter


Completing construction quicker and better in Sacramento County Paul W. Scott Chief of Architectural Services County of Sacramento Mather, California e all know how challenging it can be to complete projects in a timely fashion. What is more, trying to get work done on time and on budget can be a maddening process. As true as this is for larger projects, it carries even more weight with smaller, multi-trade jobs in and around repairs, maintenance and minor new construction. This is not news to anybody in our field. Here at Sacramento County, we have implemented a system that allows us to be increasingly more efficient in how we procure construction, manage each project, meet deadlines/budgets, and maintain quality of workmanship. What is our secret? A fully customized Job Order Contracting (JOC) program provided by The Gordian Group.

Background: What is Job Order Contracting? Since 2003, the County of Sacramento has used JOC to complete over $100 million in construction utilizing over 50 JOC contracts. JOC is a procurement system designed to accomplish a large number of small- and medium-sized projects with a single, competitively-bid contract. The system is based on customized, pre-priced construction tasks, or Construction Task Catalog® (CTC®), and empowers administrators to get repair and alteration projects completed quickly and cost effectively. When we were trying to determine the best way to go about the implementation process, County representatives visited other agencies in our region to see what their best practices were. After extensive research, we quickly learned that we needed to seek out professional services to implement our program. Consequently, we issued an RFP for these services and contracted with The Gordian Group to launch our JOC program. Gordian immediately set to work to pull together all the components that would ensure our JOC program’s success: a fully customized CTC® with comprehensive technical specifications to meet our standards, the indefinite contract documents, bid documents, execution procedures, and software to manage the whole program. Because of the level of detail configured into the program, Sacramento County is able to quickly and affordably complete construction projects. In this space, I want to illustrate just how our JOC program makes things easier for us every day.

Benefits of JOC to Sacramento County Time Savings. Typically, the traditional process of designbid-build takes over eight months to get a project to bid. In the case of larger, capital projects where extensive design is needed among other requirements, that process makes sense. It is not conducive, however, to the many small- and medium-sized projects that used to be a struggle to complete. With Job Order Contracting, we can have these simpler projects rolling in as little as four to six weeks. All told, project schedules are reduced by four to six months using JOC. Faster completion translates into more projects being completed with no increase in staffing levels. With the JOC program we have experienced considerable time and cost savings over the traditional procurement system by: 52 APWA Reporter

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• Reduction of procurement time realized by minimizing or eliminating contract construction documents, advertising and award for each project task undertaken. • Expedited Board approval of plans and specifications and request to bid. • Reduction of design costs since a majority of the typical JOC projects can be described without having to develop full design documents. Where some formal design is required, it only needs to be completed to the point of the work being priceable or permitable and not biddable. • Repetitive use of documents. For every JOC task the technical specifications are already included as part of the basic JOC contract. • Insurance and bonds for the JOC contract are received and approved one time. • Project submittal review and approval over the course of time is reduced. As materials and products are submitted and approved there is no longer a need to submit for the same products on subsequent task projects.

A hydronic line leak, one of Sacramento County’s JOC projects. Pressure testing of the water line from the Central Plant to this point in 8th Street indicated there were no leaks in this portion of the pipeline. Pressure testing downstream (north) of the new valve indicated that the leak was between the new valve and the OCIT building. Installing the new valve cut the search area for the leak in half and, more importantly, allowed hot water to be piped to the courthouse without leaks.

At the Sacramento Main Jail, we were able to find a quicker solution to get the kitchen floor replaced. We brought the contractor in and discussed options that included phasing of the project to the installation of a mobile kitchen to pre-

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Also at the Main Jail, using JOC allowed for a mock-up of the new shower installation and the perfection of a prototype that was agreed upon, and all the showers were constructed based off of the prototype.

The County also sees the following savings:

Time savings due to JOC also helps with urgent repairs. In one situation, the hydronic piping loop, providing hot and chilled water to the County’s downtown campus of Administration Buildings, Courts, and Main Jail and serviced by a Central Plant, developed a significant leak. Emergency repairs instituted through JOC allowed the leak to be located and repaired over the course of a weekend. Because prices are already fixed in the CTC® and the contractor was already on call, we could bring them in without rush premiums. The speed of work during off hours resulted in no interruptions to the County’s workforce and building operations.

• Cost savings on bid documents that would be in a traditional construction document format

JOC can also be very useful in securing federal funding. At the Sacramento International Airport, we were in danger of losing FAA AIP grant money due to delays. Our JOC program enabled the County to procure and construct projects inside the timelines set forth by the FAA, thereby keeping the funding and ensuring that the money was wisely spent. Flexibility. One of the by-products of the speed and time savings the County has realized with our JOC program is that we can be far more flexible in the services we provide. The system provides us with yet another tool to help push a wide array of projects along that previously would get bogged down and delayed. For example, Sacramento County uses JOC to supplement the prime contractor who is building the new Youth Detention Facility. By using JOC, the County has been able to deal with scope discrepancies in the prime’s contract in a timely manner, minimizing time delays and changes on the main contract. Utilizing JOC for small, incidental scope changes allows the prime contractor to focus on the large problems and reduce the administrative overhead scheduling to track small items of work. Also, with the assistance of The Gordian Group, we have developed several “JOC Lites,” or specialized, trade-specific Job Order Contracts, that enable the County to be more responsive to rising needs. Currently we have specific JOC Lites for things such as storm drain repairs and roof replacements that allow for work to be scheduled and sequenced during times of predictable good weather. Cost savings. Easily, one of the most profound and measureable benefits to using JOC are the cost savings we receive. The County saves 10 to 15% in soft costs due to the significantly decreased administrative burden needed for each project. As stated above, with regard to time savings, the fact that bidding and procurement have all been completed up front not only frees our time, but also the money we would have to spend in man-hours to manage that process for each project.

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• 5 to 8% savings in direct construction costs due to volume discounts from many jobs spread out over the period of the contract

• Savings on change orders and claims—we pay the same for changes at the same rate as if the unforeseen circumstances were known up front. Quality Control. With all of these benefits, it would be easy to assume that overall quality might suffer when using JOC. Luckily, that is not the case. In fact, overall quality increases because the selected contractor must keep the County satisfied in order to continue receiving projects up to the contract limit. Because of this, we realize a consistent level in the quality of work, better management of subcontractors’ work we accept, a reduced number of material substitutions (or “equals”), a non-confrontational relationship with the contractor, and reduction in claims.

Conclusion Across the board, we have had an enthusiastic response from all County staff we’ve approached when soliciting input on the Job Order Contracting program. The typical comments are, “We’ve needed something like this for a long time” and “When can we start using the program?” which lets us know that we are headed down the right path. The effects of today’s harsh economic realities present the County with limited budgets and staff reductions. JOC offers a viable cost-efficient construction delivery method to the County. As revenue sources are diminished, the era of constructing new facilities is no longer a reality. The focus now becomes to serve the citizens of Sacramento County effectively by maintaining and renovating the current occupied buildings. JOC, with its accelerated response time, consistent and predicable costs and delivery of quality projects to the County, assures the best value for our available capital improvement dollars. Paul Scott can be reached at (916) 876-6300 or scottp@ SacCounty.NET.

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Bakersfield’s downtown canal comes to life Brad B. Underwood Assistant Public Works Director City of Bakersfield, California Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee s part of the development of the Greater Bakersfield 2020 Vision Plan in 2001, the City of Bakersfield held a charette with those in the community interested in creating a vision and direction for downtown. The charette was extremely successful and one of the ideas born from that brainstorming session has now come to life. That is improvements to Central Park and the irrigation canal that runs through it. Central Park is in the eastern part of the downtown area and was in need of a facelift, and with the canal running through it the idea of a linear park along the canal was born. This would improve an area of downtown and provide the catalyst for redevelopment in the area.

So “Mill Creek” Linear Park was born. Mill Creek is an appropriate name as a flour mill was constructed in 1871, on the canal, at about the midpoint of the project. This name became the basis for the design creating a natural creektype look to the canal and recreating a mill pond in Central Park. The entire length of the linear park is 1.5 miles and a master plan for the project was completed in June 2007. Local civil engineer, Dick Meyer, was contracted to develop the construction plans and specifications for the entire project. The design consisted of two distinct elements: canal work, and architectural elements along the canal. Both elements were critically important to the overall success of the project. The canal work consisted of reshaping the canal with soil cement, strategically-placed granite boulders from the nearby Kern River, river rock along the banks, a “lake” in Central Park, aerator fountains, vehicle and pedestrian bridges, and weirs to control water flow and provide an aesthetic over-pouring of water. The architectural elements consisted of wrought iron fences, stamped concrete pathways, planters, landscaping, retaining walls, signalized pedestrian crossing plazas, benches, drinking fountains, trash receptacles and lighting.

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Creek” to transport irrigation water remains the priority. That was accomplished with the City accepting maintenance responsibilities along the 1.5-mile project. The City then went to work with the first phase of the canal reconstruction through Central Park. This occurred in December 2007 during a three-week window when the canal is dry for maintenance activities. The City used their forces as well as earthwork and concrete construction annual contracts already in place to accomplish the work. In addition, portions of the work were bid out early to be ready for the tight construction time frame. Key elements of construction in this phase of the project included the “lake,” the arched weir and the prefabricated steel bridge. Coordination of the work in this three-week window was orchestrated by thenAssistant Public Works Director, Jacques LaRochelle. The canal had to be mucked out of deleterious material in order to begin the soil cement process and shaping of the canal and its banks. This was done by the City’s annual earthwork contractor. At the same time, other work was being done by the City’s annual concrete contractor to construct the canal pier walls along the banks, the bridge foundations and abutments, and place the river rock on the canal banks. To save time it was decided to trench the canal pier walls and only form the top foot which would then be the base for the wrought iron fence to be installed later. Twelve weir panels

were designed to make up the arched weir and prefabricated to accommodate the tight construction time frame. These were set with a crane in their precise locations to achieve the arched over-pour look as envisioned by the designer. City crews and the contractors worked long hours and had to endure some rainy days to complete the work prior to water entering the canal.

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Work continued at the park with the construction and installation of the architectural elements on either side of the canal. The City again used its own crews, and the concrete and landscape annual contractors. In addition, through normal bidding procedures a series of contracts for specialized work and materials were established. City crews juggled their normal workload with the work in the park which resulted in a longer than normal construction time frame. However, their efforts and workmanship resulted in a new centerpiece for the downtown area. The completed project turned out to be a masterpiece with the completed canal work, landscaping and architectural elements in place. As this work was winding down, the City Engineering staff was gearing up for the next phase. Planning the construction of four segments of the canal within the three-week construction window in December 2008 was critical. It was decided to put out four separate contracts for the canal work as it was determined that one contractor could not complete the work in all four segments within the tight time frame. The contracts were awarded to three separate contractors. The two segments awarded to one of the contractors included large and critical work items such as the demolition of two box culverts, installing a new prefabricated arch box culvert, prefabricated concrete arch bridge and prefabricated weir panels. Another segment included the installation of three prefabricated concrete arch bridges and prefabricated weir panels. Again, a contract for the prefabricated materials had to be awarded ahead of time to be ready for the December construction period. Even with utility and rain delays the contractors were able to accomplish the critical construction elements within the designated time frame and let the water flow.

anchor the area with recreational opportunities. In addition, a new movie theatre has opened and plans are complete for housing with condominiums and apartments. The adjacent longtime restaurant is making plans for outdoor seating overlooking the “creek.” The City is hopeful that more restaurants will be attracted to the area to include outdoor seating along the linear park. A commercial and office complex is under construction at 19th Street, and across the street adjacent to the park a new federal courthouse is slated for construction. Also near the park are some senior citizen apartments that have been completed and some “cottage” residential housing that provides homebuyers with downtown opportunities. The City’s efforts are not yet complete for the area, as planned are a plaza with fountains, shade structures, a replica mill at the recently closed 17th Street, and Sister City Gardens in Central Park depicting themes from the various sister city relationships. Mill Creek Linear Park, once just a vision on paper created during a charette to explore downtown improvements, will soon be a reality. The completed park at Mill Creek already provides a place to bring a blanket for a picnic, linger on the covered bridge, or just relax and watch the wind rustle through the trees—all while listening to the pleasant noise of the water fountains or the waterfall pouring over the arched weir. It seems like a place you go to “get out of town.” As construction is completed the area is sure to be a magnet for Bakersfield residents to enjoy the many opportunities in the area or just take a stroll along the 1.5-mile “creek.” Brad Underwood can be reached at (661) 326-3725 or bunderwo@

For the final segment of construction, being the architectural elements along the canal banks, the City decided to put the work out as one contract. Again, some of the architectural elements to be used in construction were pre-ordered by the City to reduce the long lead times. During the construction process the City noticed a longstanding restaurant adjacent to the canal that had an unsightly wall facing the canal. A design for a façade wall was made to transition the new canal improvements with the theme of the restaurant. This addition, as well as utility relocations, has delayed completion of the project, now expected to be March 2010. The largest redevelopment project in downtown Bakersfield has been funded by many sources totaling nearly 15 million dollars. With completion of the project the City is hopeful that the improvements will spur redevelopment in the area. The area is located within two redevelopment areas which provide incentives for improvements. Already in the southern portion are the City-owned aquatic complex and ice center which 58 APWA Reporter

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A covered bridge in the southern section of Mill Creek Linear Park, where redevelopment is planned to include housing and commercial business

Accommodating intense parks use How we make a rapid-fire succession of events successful! Doug Reinert Parks Superintendent City of Ottawa, Kansas


he City of Ottawa, Kansas, is the site of the Antique Engine and Tractor Show (sponsored by the “Power of the Past” Association) and the Ol’ Marais River Run Show (sponsored by the “Over the Road Gang”). These two events, each a source of great community pride, occur on consecutive weekends in September each year. The Antique Engineer and Tractor Show is a well-attended, three-day event held the second weekend in September. Forest Park is filled with nearly 1,000 antique tractors, dozens of vendors, numerous demonstrations and tractor parades. Four days after the last tractor leaves, almost 2,000 classic cars arrive for the Ol’ Marias River Run Show, a three-day car show that draws participants from across the country. Forest Park, the site of these two big events, is a 51-acre park flush with mature trees, many of which are native to the area. Among the approximately 500 trees in Forest Park is the state champion Swamp White Oak. Forest Park amenities include two ball fields, three public restrooms, six playgrounds, eight shelter houses and a 475,000-gallon municipal pool. It is a hub for family gatherings, sporting events, school activities and other community gatherings as well as an icon for the community.

ing of a superintendent, assistant superintendent and three equipment operators, maintains the facilities and grounds in Forest Park and seven other green spaces (parks) totaling approximately 135 acres. If the budget is favorable, these people may be augmented by as many as three seasonal employees. The crew is routinely spread pretty thin to achieve a high standard of grounds maintenance, particularly during the spring and early summer when grass is growing fast.

Early September While tree maintenance and replacement is a year-round function, the effort is intensified as these events approach. Removing dead wood from the trees becomes particularly important, as these events use almost every square foot of Forest Park. In the weeks leading up to these events, the entire crew works feverishly to ensure that sidewalks are perfectly edged, trees are trimmed, and all flower beds are weeded and pruned. The rafters of every shelter house, signposts and even trunks of trees are checked for wasps and swarming bees. Dozens of extra trash barrels are cleaned and strategically placed throughout the park to accommodate heavy trash loads. Facilities and utilities are painstakingly inspected and repaired as necessary to accommodate not only the visiting public, but the vendors and event participants. Shelter houses are inspected and repaired. Each electrical outlet and each light bulb is checked. Every water spigot is tested and additional water outlets are added to accommodate increased demand. Toilets and sinks are inspected for leaks and tested for heavy use. Restrooms are stocked with three times the normal paper stock and cleaning supplies to assist weekend event staff and accommodate increased use. Crews move heavy picnic tables to favorable locations near trash barrels and restroom facilities to accommodate patrons and vendors. All the while, the grounds are mowed and other routine daily functions (all 135 acres and seven other locations) must continue.

Antique Engine and Tractor Show The City of Ottawa’s Parks Division crew (left to right): Tabitha Allis, Doug Reinert, Reggie Silvey, Mike Higbie and Joe Moody

This article is not about these two particular events, but the associated preparation, impact and recovery of the grounds, buildings and other facilities nestled adjacent to the Marais des Cygnes River levee. The Parks Division crew, consist

Monday–Thursday: The week of the tractor show, barricades are brought in for traffic control, dirt is hauled in for highimpact areas, mosquito tablets are placed in waterways, the park is fogged for mosquitoes, and every blade of grass is mowed by Thursday afternoon. The street sweeper makes its way in and around the park as one of the last cleanup activities. To achieve this, the Parks Division crew works as much as 12 hours a day. Parks crew members are available April 2010 APWA Reporter


as event coordinators and participants arrive by noon on Friday, standing by to help as needed with their heads held high, hoping for another successful show. Not caring if anybody notices how hard they have worked, the Parks crew takes great satisfaction in compliments they overhear about how nice the park looks. Tractors and vendors usually leave around noon on Sunday. The recovery of the park grounds is successful, in part, due to the partnership the City has with the organizers of the events. Power of the Past club members make their best effort to fill every rut, return every picnic table and help the Parks crew return the grounds back to the way they found it.

One of the “parade” events during the Tractor Show

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Ol’ Marais River Run Show Monday–Thursday: Early on Monday morning the Parks staff completes a thorough assessment of park conditions to determine if there is a change in priorities. They begin picking up trash, refreshing the restrooms, and repairing any damage to structures. As trimming/edging will usually hold for two weeks, much of the “detail work” is suspended. All staff members saddle up the mowers and work through the park from beginning to end. The Ol’ Marais River Run Show is a much larger event. As much as 90% of the green space is used, frequently with only enough room between cars to walk. Cars begin leaving the park by noon on Sunday, and the park becomes quiet and empty—until next year. Just like the Power of the Past members, the Over the Road Gang members help to clean up. Working with the club members, the Parks crew picks everything up, puts everything back and begins grounds recovery. One particularly fun element of the River Run is the downtown cruise on Saturday night. Most of the show cars participate in a “profile cruise,” parking their cars on Main Street in the downtown area and occasionally driving them through the closed-off area in somewhat of a “parade.” This event begins and ends in the park, creating some significant stress on the lawn areas with the repeated coming and going.

are straightened, posts are put back in place and areas of complete devastation are blocked off and access is restricted. By the spring growing season in March/April, the grounds have generally made a full recovery and we begin to prepare for the next cycle of events. Both shows grow in size and popularity every year.

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Hot rods in the shade! (Unlike a lot of car shows)

After the events On Monday morning following the car show, the Parks crew shows up with a sigh of relief and begins to clean and survey the property. The pace is a little less frantic this time. The park is mowed front to back and the lawn areas are aerated. Ruts are graded, filled, seeded and mulched with straw. Signs

The Parks crew is committed to success and spends considerable effort planning, preparing and recovering from these events. At the same time, they continue maintenance at all the other City parks and a 20-acre cemetery. Additionally, and very important in the process, is the teamwork relationship with the sponsoring organizations. Their volunteer effort to make these events successful is not a small commitment. The clubs consistently recruit necessary help to make these events successful, and publicly express their appreciation for the use and preparation of the facilities. The City also “wins” as a result of donated parks improvements from these clubs. Doug Reinert is a member of APWA’s Kansas Chapter. He can be reached at (785) 229-3630 or

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Transition Plans: It’s the law It’s never too late to devise a plan Scott A. Swiderski, P.E. Senior Construction Manager H.R.Gray Austin, Texas y law, every public entity in the United States with 50 or more employees is responsible for implementing a transition plan. This plan identifies areas in the community that have barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities and outlines the steps to correct them. This is not an engineering law—it is a civil rights law and falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although enforcement has been spotty, it is a smart move since a transition plan is your first line of defense against complaints and provides your community with an outline of items to plan, budget for and correct.

How to implement There are two key, independent processes in assessing existing ADA issues. The first is to perform a self-evaluation of all existing programs, activities and services, while the second is to implement a transition plan. Often they are confused to be one and the same, even mistaken as one process handling both; reasonably so, since one is not a benefit unless the other is performed. It is important for municipalities to go through a self-evaluation process that addresses barriers within their programs and facilities, as well as describes how they will be made accessible and compliant. It is a time-consuming effort that involves staff members going through the whole community in search of areas that are not compliant. Without a doubt, it can be expensive and time-consuming, but it is required.

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The transition plan describes the structural modifications that will be made to correct the barriers found in the selfevaluation process and how it will ensure that programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities. The purpose of the transition plan is to document the barriers to persons with disabilities and to propose the structural modifications that will be undertaken to provide program acces-

sibility. The transition plan will also outline a time frame for these modifications. The number of years it will take to complete the plan and the funding that will be required each year on modifications are determined by what a community can feasibly afford. The transition plan should be adjusted yearly so there is always an updated record of the modifications and funding needed. When a transition plan is complete, the municipality simply keeps it on record as there is no requirement to file it with any government agencies.

Key elements of the plan The basic elements of the transition plan are fairly simple. After the transition plan is developed, it is just a matter of reevaluating and updating it each year. Elements of the plan include: • A list of obstacles to ADA compliance and the procedure for removing and/or accommodating these obstacles. • A list of the structural modifications that are needed. • The timeline when these changes will be accomplished. • Estimated costs of each change outlined in the plan. • The name of the staff member who will regularly report on the progress of the plan. • At least an annual update and revision of the transition plan.

been identified and there is a plan to correct it. If necessary, the modification can be moved up to an earlier stage in the plan. It can potentially protect a community against possible fines and unplanned construction. The best practice is to keep the plan updated and continually monitor and work on achieving the milestones so, if a complaint is issued, the municipality can demonstrate to the designated federal agency that there is an active, working plan in progress.

Know the whole law Understanding the details of what ADA covers is essential. To illustrate, a municipality thought they had compiled a good transition plan, but they didn’t realize that rights-ofway were included as well. A well-informed community activist filed numerous complaints against the community for lack of compliance. The community had no defense against the claims since they had not developed a plan for the rights-of-way. In this case, it was disappointing for a community that thought they were in compliance to be caught unaware. What ADA covers is clearly specified, so diligence to the details is important. The best defense is to understand and pay attention to all ADA requirements. Be proactive about keeping up with the regulations and how to comply. Many communities are not aware of all regulations or are incorrectly complying with them. This is not an excusable defense as public entities, by law, bear all the responsibility for knowing the information and following it correctly. Communities need to learn about the transition plan and realize it is in their best interest to make a plan for these expenditures—just as they would plan for road repair. The protection the plan affords them could potentially save the community money in the long run, instead of having to pay out if sued. It’s going to take a long time for total awareness of transition plans. Knowledge of transition plans is low in some areas, especially smaller communities. Hopefully through word of mouth, more and more communities will realize that this is the law and they need to comply.

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When developing a plan, use the government online resources. Information on transition plans and the requirements can be found under the Title II Technical Assistance Manual, section 8.0000 Administrative Requirements, paragraph 8.3000 Transition Plans of the ADA. ( taman2.html) A transition plan is a safety net when a complaint is issued. A municipality can then prove that the issue has already

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The evolution of modern playground equipment David Fain, MPA Director of Public Works City of Haltom City, Texas Chair, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee ears ago, children spent hours running and playing outside and getting them home from the playground was next to impossible. Today, playgrounds are in competition with computers, videogames and television. In May 2005, KaBoom!, an organization whose mission is to create great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities, found that pediatricians surveyed believed unstructured play helps build children’s social skills and confidence (96%), helps children from becoming overweight (89%), and helps them improve problem-solving skills. The modern-day playground has evolved from crafted wood play pieces such as swings, ladders and balance beams in the early 1920s, to playground structures that looked like rocket ships, teepees and bugs in the 1950s–60s. These pieces of apparatus were placed on dirt and asphalt pavements. Over the last twenty years playgrounds have changed where color and height of the structure have been introduced, and safety and equipment accessibility is standard. Playground equipment now comes in hundreds of configurations with as many features as can be imagined. Children want a place to play. They desire to be creative with their minds and bodies, and a playground is an ideal setting. Playgrounds motivate children to climb and play. This activity improves their strength, coordination and flexibility. They are also a great place for children to learn social interaction with other people. The playground setting allows for children to begin to learn and understand interpersonal relationships with other children as well as adults. In addition, the physical activity involved 64 APWA Reporter

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with climbing and maneuvering on these configurations helps children remain within ideal weight ranges. The traditional playground focused on climbing; however, the designers of today provide more of an opportunity for creative play. The swing sets, seesaws, and jungle gyms have been replaced with equipment that provides for sliding, hanging, balancing, climbing and spinning. Playground slides today may be made of plastic or steel, be bumpy or smooth, curved, spiral or straight, covered or uncovered. These slides may range in height from four to twelve feet. They can be attached to a larger play structure or may be a standalone piece of equipment with a ladder. The classic merry-go-round that children sat on while being spun has been replaced with a variation of a toy that features a straight pole with a curve at the top and a small standing platform at the base. By standing on the platform, starting oneself spinning and pulling one’s center of gravity in, greater speed can be achieved than with the classic merry-go-round. These new toys are replacing the older merry-go-rounds due to safety concerns. A number of pieces of new equipment exist for those who like to perform hanging activities such as traditional monkey bars, swinging rings, hanging trapezes and rolling bars. These activities also build strength in the arms and upper body. Climbing activities are one of the newest areas of playground equipment. The types of equipment that may be spotted in today’s playground settings include cargo net configurations, structures similar to climbing walls, or angled ladders similar to monkey bars. Manufac-

turers also provide equipment that aids in the development of a good sense of balance. These types of equipment include balance beams, stepping stones and log rolls. One of the most important changes from earlier playgrounds is the elimination of concrete and asphalt surfaces. These hard surfaces were replaced with mulch, sand or rubber matting. The installation of playground equipment needs to begin with good surface material. Historically, mulch and sand were used to cushion play areas for a long time. However, sand often blows away over time, and wood can splinter and is combustible creating new safety concerns. New playground surfaces are now available that are made of rubber or synthetic materials. Synthetic protective playground surfaces like rubber tiles, rubber mats, and poured-in-place surfaces, available in a variety of colors, usually need less maintenance than loose fill surface materials. Whatever the surface, they should be checked often for gouges, burns or loosened areas, and should be repaired immediately. One of the primary reasons for these significant changes to playground equipment is related to safety standards enacted to protect children from serious injury. Some voluntary safety standards handed down by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) include those which address the potential for falls from and impact with equipment, the need for protective surfacing under and around equipment, openings with the potential for head entrapment, the scale of equipment and other design features related to user age, layout of equipment on a playground, installation and maintenance procedures, and general hazards presented by pro-

trusions, sharp edges and pinch points. Standards are continually developed to reduce deaths and injuries associated with public playground equipment. The most recent CPSC study of public playground equipment-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms indicated that the majority (79%) resulted from falls from equipment. Other hazard patterns involved colliding with stationary equipment and contact with hazards such as protrusions, pinch points, sharp edges, hot surfaces and playground debris. Fatal injuries reported to the Commission involved falls, entanglement of clothing or other items, entanglement in ropes, head entrapment in openings, and impact from equipment tip-over or structural failure. Deaths from impact with moving swings are now rare; however, climber-related falls resulting in injuries have increased since 1998. Child safety should always be the primary concern when installing new playground equipment. As technology evolves and becomes a primary entertainment source for children, playgrounds must also evolve to peak children’s interests. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children ages 6 to 11 years old increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. In addition to physical activity, playgrounds give children an opportunity to develop confidence, problem-solving skills and other social skills such as forming relationships. Safety is always a supreme concern when designing and installing playgrounds. Keeping children safe is the overriding objective, and no measure is too great to assure their well-being during their explorative and developmental play. Make it a priority to take a few minutes every week to inspect playground equipment, protective surfaces and the surrounding area for possible safety issues. A fun, safe day at the playground should be a childhood memory for everyone. David Fain can be reached at (817) 8349036 or

Bridging the gap between city traffic engineers and the blind community Doggone interesting collaboration with O&Ms in Fresno, California Emily Simone, COMS, GDOMI, Senior Field Services Manager, Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, California; Elizabeth Kunz, ADA Coordinator, City of Fresno, California; Bryan Jones, TE, PTP, AICP, City Traffic Engineer/Division Manager, City of Fresno, California n a brisk fall morning in Fresno, a man stands at the crosswalk at a roundabout. He listens for the cessation of traffic at each leg of the roundabout. At the “all clear,” he raises his right arm and commands “forward.” Ava, a yellow Labrador retriever, steps forward, her stiff leather harness pulling at the man’s left hand. The tension between them gives him information as to Ava’s location and direction of travel. The bumpy texture of the domes underfoot cue the man that he has safely reached the median. Commanding “forward” once more, dog and handler pass through the z-shaped median and wait at the edge of the truncated domes on the other side. Waiting for the “all clear,” the man and dog cross the exiting lanes of the roundabout, stepping onto the truncated domes on the other side.

The man in this scenario is not blind. He is the City of Fresno Traffic Engineer, Bryan Jones, temporarily blindfolded. In addition to Ava, he is accompanied by Emily Simone, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Senior Field Services Manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Mr. Jones is an advocate of the modern roundabout because of its increased safety, lower emissions, more efficient operations and decreased maintenance as compared to a standard signalized intersection. When he wanted to better understand the opposition of blind or visually-impaired pedestrians to roundabouts, he asked Ms. Simone to allow him to “walk in the shoes” of this important constituency. This opportunity is one of many made possible through collaboration between the City of Fresno Public Works Department and local Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&Ms).

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City Traffic Engineer, Bryan Jones, being taught how to use a guide dog using nationally-recognized O&M standards for training and instruction by O&M Senior Field Services Manager Emily Simone from Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The purpose of this article is to describe the concrete benefits that the City of Fresno Public Works Department has gained through an informal collaboration with Certified O&Ms, and to encourage other jurisdictions to form similar relationships. O&Ms are highly-trained professionals who teach visually-impaired pedestrians (VIPs) to travel safely, efficiently and as independently as possible. A certain kinship between the engineering staff and O&Ms has proved vital to the success of the project. Both professions are intensely focused on intersections and have an analytical approach to solving transportation problems. Through the volunteer efforts of O&Ms Karen Loomis and Emily Simone, the City has gained exceptional training opportunities, revamped its policy for prioritizing intersections for the installation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), and improved outreach to the blind community. It has used this as a complement to, and not a replacement for, outreach to stakeholders and the City’s Disability Advisory Commission. For its part, the City has provided non-monetary resources to help the O&Ms better serve their clients. Many items of use to the O&Ms are simple and inexpensive for a public works department to produce. These have included information sessions on City curb ramp designs and traffic engineering technology, listings of the intersections equipped with APS

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and presentations on traffic safety for blind students. The familiarity of O&Ms with City staff has also allowed them to alert the Public Works Department to problems for their clients including broken APS and low-hanging tree branches.

section for VIPs, and cutting-edge research. As a result, City staff revamped its policy. While more labor intensive, this revised policy will provide a much more accurate picture of the intersections of greatest need.

The collaboration started as an attempt to answer questions that designers had about how VIPs travel. The City had a history of engaging with its local disability community. Often these interactions were highly public and focused on specific stakeholder needs. To provide a different but complementary experience, the City ADA Coordinator invited Public Works Department staff to “Pick the Brain of an O&M.” At this session, Ms. Loomis provided staff with both classroom instruction and “hands-on” experience negotiating the crosswalks and sidewalks adjacent to City Hall with a long cane. Through this and subsequent simulated guide dog experiences with Ms. Simone and ambassador guide dog Ava, staff gained a better understanding of how design choices and maintenance issues can affect users of canes and guide dogs.

Working with the O&Ms has also improved outreach with the blind community, even on contentious issues. The result is not necessarily agreement between O&Ms and VIPs with the traffic engineering perspective, but improved dialogue. For example, Mr. Jones and Ms. Simone both volunteered to assist participants from the 75th Annual California Council of the Blind Convention in experiencing a local roundabout. At that event, Ms. Simone instructed each participant on the auditory and physical design cues that would be necessary to cross at each leg of the roundabout, using national O&M standards of training and instruction in the safe application of street crossings for blind and visually-impaired pedestrians. Ms. Simone was very clear about the potential challenges of crossing at an uncontrolled crossing and in no way did she minimize the potential dangers associated with crossing at roundabouts. Mr. Jones provided information In times of constricting budgets, it is important to allocate about the design and function of the roundabout from a resources where they will do the most good. When the City traffic engineering perspective. Instead of categorical oppofield-tested a draft policy for prioritizing intersections for sition, participants observed things they appreciated about APS, it found the input of the O&Ms invaluable. The O&Ms the roundabout, including the much slower speeds of the brought knowledge of the local programs serving the blind, roundabout (15-20 mph), the two-stage crossing, 0660-10 NAT-APWA.qxd:Layout 1 3/10/10 12:03 PM Pagemodern 1 factors that contribute to the relative difficulty of an inter-

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and the physical barriers (medians and raised center circle) that force motorists into a predictable pattern. The collaboration also led Mr. Jones to give a presentation on the function and accessibility features of roundabouts to O&Ms at the national headquarters of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Since many O&Ms and VIPs believe roundabouts are inaccessible, the discussion was lively. This article was prompted by a prescient question from the audience: “Do most jurisdictions have a city traffic engineer that we, as O&Ms, can collaborate with on specific ideas, issues and concerns like we have done with you today?” It is that question that prompted the authors of this article to share the positive experience they have had collaborating.

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A national Guide Dog for the Blind-trained guide dog at the 75th Annual California Council of the Blind Convention roundabout field visit waiting to take its handler across a roundabout.

“Nothing about us without us” is an important principle in the disability rights movement. VIPs were included in every stage of the process, from field visits and experiential exercises to formal presentations before the City’s Disability Advisory Commission (DAC). To complement outreach to stakeholders, the authors suggest that jurisdictions seek to form professionally enriching relationships between traffic engineers and O&Ms. Through collaboration, education and good design, accessibility for VIPs can and will be enhanced. Emily Simone can be reached at (800) 295-4050 or esimone@; Elizabeth Kunz can be reached at (559) 6218716 or; and Bryan Jones can be reached at (559) 621-8792 or

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City of Bristol, Connecticut: City hall boiler casualty and use of ARRA energy funding for replacement Walter E. Veselka, P.E., Director of Public Works, City of Bristol, Connecticut, and member, APWA Facilities & Grounds Committee; George M. Wallace, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Bristol, Connecticut

Background The current Bristol City Hall was constructed in 1962. The building’s heating, cooling and ventilating systems are typical of that period with a twopipe HVAC system and 100% makeup air for building circulation. The systems remain virtually unchanged since original construction. The building underwent internal architectural floor plan modifications in the late 1970s, 1984 and 2000 which included interior ductwork renovations. The chiller and cooling tower were replaced as part of the 1984 renovations. The only other significant modification to the HVAC system was the addition of electronic control and central monitoring systems in 2002. The original boilers were H.B. Smith series Mills 450 (15 section) steam boilers. Boilers were dual fueled: natural gas for initial ignition and fuel oil for steam production. The boilers and chiller units are located in the ground floor mechanical room. The upper three floors of the building receive HVAC service via four air handling units in the mechanical mezzanine on the building roof. The ground floor of the building is serviced via an air handling unit located in the ground floor mechanical room. Steam and chilled water are piped between these two areas via an open pipe chase. The mezzanine mechanical room had undergone limited asbestos abatement consisting primarily of bag and glove work associated with piping and insulation repairs. With the exception of the heating boilers, the ground floor mechanical room had undergone greater abatement of piping runs with only miscellaneous 70 APWA Reporter

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pipe elbows and valves remaining for abatement. Additionally, we later learned that neither boiler had been the subject of abatement activities as part of any work within the room. In the 2006-07 budget year the City funded a study to review and make recommendations regarding upgrading/replacing the heating, cooling and ventilating systems within City Hall. The City’s consultant, Walter McIlveen Associates, Inc., recommended replacement of the exterior windows and heating boilers, and offered several alternatives for modifications to the air conditioning systems. The recommended work would open up virtually all ceilings and exterior walls within the facility. With other major capital projects for schools and fire stations on the immediate horizon, the City was not willing to entertain a total renovation of City Hall. Due to extensive structural corrosion, the City contracted for the replacement of the rooftop cooling tower as part of the 2008-09 budget. Delivery and installation of the unit were planned for early spring 2009.

Project initiation and initial actions At about 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, the fire alarm sounded in City Hall. This event initiated the start of a nine-month-long chain of unexpected events. City Hall was evacuated according to the Emergency Evacuation Plan. The Fire Department responded to the incident and, once it was determined that there was no active fire, the allclear was given to allow staff to return to the building. As staff returned to the building it was noted that smoke remained in some spaces, and a deciassetworks

sion was made to send staff home early. City Hall was closed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Shortly after that we learned the cause of the alarm: Boiler #1 suffered damage due to delayed combustion of fuel. When the boiler fired late, fuel inside the chamber ignited causing a sudden increase in pressure in the fire chamber. This pressure blew out the gasket/ seal from between several sections. As the seals failed, the pressure also blew the exterior insulation off the boiler. This resulted in the spread of insulation materials from the boiler throughout the ground floor mechanical room. The force of the ignition also caused the exterior door to the mechanical room to be blown open. Smoke from the ignition went up the pipe chase that runs from the ground floor mechanical room to the mezzanine mechanical room. A smoke detector in the mezzanine space sensed the smoke and triggered the fire alarm. Luckily, other than the sprung door, there was no structural damage to any spaces in City Hall. Building Maintenance staff turned off all air handlers that distribute air within the building once we became aware of the boiler failure. Although we suspected that the insulation covering the boiler contained asbestos, we were not certain. The ground floor mechanical room had undergone work as part of the City Hall renovations done in the mid-80s. We were unsure if the insulation was replaced with non-asbestos-bearing materials at that time. We contacted the City’s Purchasing Agent to notify him that we would need to make arrangements to bring in an environmental consultant to conduct testing on the

boiler insulation materials and spaces within City Hall. An environmental technician from Eagle Environmental, Inc., arrived shortly after 6:00 p.m. His first actions were to take material samples from the seal material, insulation and cover material for the boiler. After these samples were taken we visited several spaces in City Hall to determine the best locations to conduct air sampling. We decided to take air samples for asbestos fibers in three locations: 1) in the corridor directly outside the ground floor mechanical room; 2) in the Tax Office on the first floor directly above the mechanical room; and 3) in the mezzanine mechanical space. We made special arrangements to have a lab open and test these samples on Saturday morning.

External damage from misfire in boiler #1

Anticipating that results of the testing would be known around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, a meeting was scheduled to discuss the results at that time. Knowing that we would need to control access and prevent air exchange in the ground floor mechanical room in addition to some possible cleanup of spaces within the building, we made arrangements for a local State of Connecticut-licensed asbestos contractor, White Insulation & Asbestos Removal, to join the 3:00 p.m. meeting. They were directed to be

prepared to begin limited remediation work Saturday evening. From Friday evening all access to City Hall was secured, evening shift maintenance staff were sent home, and signs were posted on all doors advising that the building was closed due to air testing. We received notification of the testing results at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The material samples taken of the boiler insulation tested positive for asbestos fibers. The ceiling tile material from the Tax Office and dust from the ground floor corridor tested negative for asbestos. All three air samples contained asbestos fibers; the sample from the ground floor was just below the allowable standard, but the samples taken in the Tax Office and mezzanine mechanical space were both above this standard. City staff, the environmental consultant and asbestos abatement contractor met at 3:00 p.m. to agree on our course of action with the goal of having City Hall certified as being safe for occupancy on Monday morning. The testing results required that we close City Hall and post signs warning of the presence of asbestos above safe standards. We were also required to take remedial cleaning actions in the Tax Office and mezzanine mechanical room. Appropriate remedial action was to wipe all exposed surfaces with a damp cloth and vacuum other surfaces using equipment with a HEPA filter to clean them of any asbestos fibers. In order to clean the air in City Hall we set up negative air filtration units (NAFUs) on each floor that would draw in the air from within the space, filter it for material trapping asbestos fibers, and then exhaust the filtered air outside of the building. Our asbestos abatement contractor’s crew began their remedial work shortly after this meeting. This cleaning work was completed on Sunday morning around 12:30 a.m. The group agreed we would meet again at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday to discuss the results of this work and conduct another round of air sampling

within City Hall spaces. This round of samples would need to be transported to New York City for testing; this was the only lab that would open on Sunday for our testing. The additional expense of this expedited testing was necessary in order to meet our goal of opening the facility on Monday morning to staff and the public. If results

indicated the air was clean, City Hall could be opened; if the results indicated we still had asbestos fibers present above acceptable standards, we could begin additional remedial work on Monday morning rather than wait an extra day for results and begin additional cleaning on Tuesday.

Shortly after the Sunday morning meeting a second round of samples was taken on all levels of City Hall. Two sampling locations were used on the ground floor, five on the first floor, five on the second floor, four on the third floor, and one in the mezzanine mechanical space. These samples left City Hall around 11:30 a.m. and arrived at the lab at 2:30 p.m. We were notified of the results of this testing at 8:00 p.m.: all air samples tested recorded no presence of asbestos fibers. Our environmental consultant confirmed that we could reopen all of City Hall with the exception of the ground floor mechanical room and also remove all the negative air filtration units with the exception of the one in the ground floor mechanical room. Our environmental consultant made contact with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT-DPH) on Monday morning on behalf of the City to notify them of the boiler failure, actions over the weekend to confirm the presence of asbestos materials, actions to ensure materials were contained within the ground floor mechanical room, and actions to sample the spaces within City Hall to confirm they were safe for occupancy on Monday, March 23.

Ground floor mechanical room and boiler damage assessment Monday morning City Hall reopened to staff and the public. An e-mail was distributed to all staff explaining what occurred on Friday and actions taken over the weekend to ensure the building was safe for occupancy. The ground floor mechanical room was sealed off with restricted access through a decontamination area controlled by our environmental consultant. We were supplying heat to the building using #2 boiler and hot water via a natural gas hot water heater both located in the ground floor mechanical room. Our environmental consultant set up a regiment of air sampling within the building to ensure the air quality within City Hall remained safe for occupancy.

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While our consultant notified the CTDPH, the City notified our insurance carrier of the boiler casualty. Staff and the consultant met on Monday to begin laying out needed actions and planning for the repair/replacement of the damaged boiler. On the 25th we received the following assessment from our consultant regarding the ground floor mechanical room and equipment: “My initial observations are this: Boiler #1 is a complete loss—interior refractor material as well as exterior insulation severely damaged. Boiler #2 insulation has severe cracks on both sides of the boiler and the blast loosened the insulation beyond repair and the exterior insulation will require abatement. Boiler breeching is insulated with suspect asbestos material and will likely be positive. The breeching will require abatement to support the abatement of the boilers. Header insulation and piping above boilers will require abatement but the insulating materials in the remainder of the boiler room are in fair to good condition with limited areas of contact damage. These materials can be repaired as part of the work and do not require full abatement. We have quantified these remaining materials so alternate pricing can be obtained for both repair and complete removal of these materials as requested by the City. The entire boiler room requires decontamination as a result of the disturbance to the insulating materials on the boiler regardless if the remaining pipe insulation is abated or not. Boiler #2 should be shut down when possible due to the flue damper opening when the boiler fires drawing air into the breaching and out the chimney. I don’t know if it is possible to seal the damper up.”

trade of boiler repair might refute the initial assessment, we knew that any repair would require a complete disassembly and reassembly of the unit. We also knew that the damage to the insulation on boiler #2 would require at least partial abatement and reinsulation. Full abatement of this boiler would not be possible without disas-

sembly. We knew that anything less than a full abatement including the disassembly and repair or replacement of the boilers at this time would only be a delaying action. Having the 2007 study recommendations for boiler replacements with more efficient units, the City weighed the replacement of the units against repair action. The re-

After receiving the damage assessment, City officials met to discuss our options. We knew that in addition to extensive filtering of air within the room to remove suspended asbestos particles, a full cleaning of the ground floor mechanical room including a wipe-down of all surfaces was required. Although a more comprehensive review of the damage to boiler #1 by someone in the

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placement option was strengthened by the potential of receiving American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Project funding to assist in paying for the new units. City staff made initial inquiries regarding the project’s qualification for ARRA funding while working with our insurance carrier to confirm that they would reimburse the City for costs up to the amount of needed repairs if a decision was made to replace the boilers. Staff also began working with our environmental consultant to develop specifications for the necessary cleanup and abatement work within the ground floor mechanical room. Specifications for the work were completed on March 31. On April 1 the City received an interpretation that Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) money could be used to upgrade the boilers to an energy-efficient model and that ARRA provided $3.2 billion for the EECBG program. With this knowledge the City decided to move forward with a project to replace both boilers. In addition to contracting for cleanup and abatement, staff began developing a scope of work to solicit engineering firms capable of assisting the City with a boiler replacement project. City staff within the building was again apprised by e-mail of the City actions and the results of the air sampling.

Ground floor mechanical room asbestos abatement Once the decision was made to replace the boilers, the cleanup and abatement specifications were revised to include the total removal of both boilers from the ground floor mechanical room. A pre-bid meeting with contractors was held on April 2 and all were notified of the additional work related to the complete removal of the boilers. The City received and evaluated bids for this work and awarded a contract for the cleanup/abatement/boiler removal work to White Insulation & Asbestos Removal on April 9. The contractor was issued a notice to proceed to begin work on Monday, April 13. Since #2 boiler was to be removed and cleanup 74 APWA Reporter

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and abatement work required a complete shutdown and lockout of all systems within the ground floor mechanical room, City Hall was without heat beginning April 13. Staff installed an alternate hot water heater and circulating pump outside of the space in order to provide domestic hot water. In addition to air sampling, room temperatures within the building also became a concern. Luckily, warmer spring weather arrived just in time with the building receiving enough thermal heat during daylight hours to maintain minimum temperature standards. Use of e-mail updates regarding work activities, visible air sampling and the sharing of the test results helped to have staff accept the cool temperatures and keep down concerns regarding having them work under conditions that might be perceived as hazardous to their health. Under the contract the cleanup/abatement contractor was to have work complete and the ground floor mechanical room certified safe for access by April 30. Unfortunately, this date slipped as the City and our insurance carrier worked around issues regarding allowing their boiler inspector, who was not certified to enter the access-controlled space, the opportunity to inspect the damaged boiler and provide an assessment of repair options and costs. Our contractor could not begin the disassembly of the damaged boiler until this inspection was complete. In the end, our abatement contractor established a clean area around boiler #1 within the ground floor mechanical room. Our environmental consultant and the abatement contractor worked out an access plan for entry of the inspector. This initial inspection, conducted on Monday, April 27, resulted in a reinspection with a representative of a boiler repair firm on Monday, May 4. The discussions between the City and our insurance carrier delayed our cleanup and abatement work by more than four weeks. We were finally able to allow the cleanup/abatement/boiler removal work to resume work on Monday, May 18. This delay was necessary to establish the City’s eligible reimbursement

since we were not repairing the boiler. With all the delays the ground floor mechanical room was not cleaned and certified safe for access until the afternoon of Monday, June 22. Remember the cooling tower we ordered for spring 2009 delivery? In midApril we received notice that the unit was ready for delivery, installation and commissioning. In early May the old unit was removed from the roof and the new unit installed in its place. All piping connections were made and the unit was ready for commissioning the week of May 11. Unfortunately, commissioning had to be delayed until the abatement work was complete because the chiller was locked out in the ground floor mechanical room. As spring temperatures rose we began to draw in cool morning air and distribute it using the air handlers in the mezzanine mechanical room, keeping afternoon conditions within the building temperate. After finally gaining entry back into the ground floor mechanical room on the 22nd, working late into the evening and again early in the morning, we were finally able to bring the cooling tower and building’s air conditioning systems on line on June 23. Once the ground floor mechanical room was certified safe for occupancy and air conditioning was restored to the building, the City Hall staff’s and the public’s interest in the project and happenings understandably waned. Public Works staff knew that the next winter season was coming closer every day and that it would take time to design, order, install and commission new boilers.

Boiler replacement consultant Running parallel to the cleanup/abatement/demolition activities, we worked to develop our scope of services, solicit proposals, review submissions and conduct interviews to select an engineering consultant to assist the City with the installation of new boilers. The City issued a request for proposals on April 9 with proposals due on April 27. Major tasks under this proposal were: 1) Conduct preliminary investigation

to validate recommendations made in 2007 report; 2) Examine fuel and heat productions alternatives; 3) Assist the City with design, planning and contracting for the complete installation of two replacement boilers; 4) Develop alternative auxiliary heating plan in the event the new system was not ready for operation prior to the start of 2009-10 heating season; 5) Draft applications for energy credits and/or rebates for City submission; 6) Prepare contract documents that incorporate provisions unique to the use of ARRA funds; and 7) Act as Owner’s Representative on technical matters during the boiler installation and commissioning. The City received proposals, reviewed them to shortlist firms, and conducted interviews on May 6. A recommendation for award was completed on May 7 and we began to finalize the scope of services and a fee proposal. An engineering contract was signed with URS Corporation on the 9th of June.

Replacement boiler funding In terms of funding for the boiler replacement project, on March 26, 2009, the City of Bristol was notified that it would be eligible for $557,500 for an EECBG through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). After discussions with the City’s Grants Office, it was decided to apply for a shared initiative project for the replacement of the boilers as an energy efficiency upgrade ($440,000 original preliminary estimate) under the EECBG program and use the remainder of the funds to perform energy audits on various City buildings. On May 12, 2009, the City Council approved the submission of a grant application seeking $557,000 to replace the City Hall boilers and to perform energy audits on City buildings. Public Works and the City’s Grants Office began working with the selected engineering consultant immediately following the contract signing to finalize projected costs for the boiler replacement. On June 24, 2009, the completed grant application was submitted. The City received notification of its grant approval on September 8, 2009.

Crane company rigging one of the two boilers for placement in the basement boiler room of City Hall

Design considerations/boiler selection While the DOE was reviewing the grant, the engineering consultant began preparing contract plans and specifications for the boiler replacement. The City’s original plan from the 2007 study was to go with a gas-fired hot water system replacing the existing oilfired steam system.

New steam boilers with steel shipping frame in place on concrete pads in boiler room

The first issue became the gas supply in the street outside of City Hall, which the gas company indicated was not able to supply the proposed two gas boilers without having to extend an existing high-pressure line approximately 600 feet on an adjacent street. Considering

the potential coordination efforts in trying to get the gas line extended in time, a decision was made to go with two dual fuel (gas or oil) boilers and run them using oil initially. This also allowed the City to fulfill its oil contract commitment for the upcoming heating season. The City plans to fund the gas line extension under a future five-year capital improvement project. The next issue that came up was the potential lead time from the notice of grant award, to signing a contract for the boiler replacements, ordering and delivery of the new boilers and completing their installation in time for the upcoming fall heating season. Compounding the time issues, we knew that our grant could be in jeopardy should we hire a contractor prior to receiving the official notice of award from DOE. This was originally projected to be sometime in August. DOE was asked if we could prepurchase the boilers prior to receiving the official notice of award while keeping the cost of the prepurchased boilers eligible for inclusion under the grant. DOE responded that the purchase would be eligible as long as the installing contractor was April 2010 APWA Reporter


not hired, contract signed, prior to the grant award notice date. With this knowledge the City issued an RFQ for the purchase of two dual fuel (gas and oil) boilers on August 4, 2009; bids were received on August 20. The boiler supply contractor, Bristol Winnelson Company, was a local firm submitting a bid for the Columbia boilers including water treatment, boiler feed system and blow-down separator for a total contract amount of $87,502. Once the type of boiler was known, the plans and specifications were modified for the Columbia boilers and accessory equipment. Included in the contract was a provision for temporary heat should the boilers and accessories not be received in time to be installed prior to the heating season. The installation RFQ had a requirement that either one of the boilers would have to be installed and operational by October 26 or the contractor would have to have a temporary heating source operational on that date. Furthermore, the specifications required that both boilers be fully operational by December 1. The RFP for installation of the boilers was issued on August 28; bids were received on September 21. The City received official notification of the award of our grant on September 8. The contract bid price for installation was $146,650, including a temporary heat provision. Award of the contract was approved at a special meeting of the City Council and was formally signed and executed with H.H.S. Mechanical Contractors, Inc., on October 5, 2009.

Installation The installation contractor was required to coordinate their installation efforts with the boiler supplier. The contractor anticipated being able to complete the installation of one boiler and have it operational by the October 26 deadline. This would preclude the necessity to provide temporary heat which would save the City $16,700. Both boilers were installed by October 26; however, a slight delay 76 APWA Reporter

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Installed breeching connecting the two new boilers

in the delivery of the burners prevented the boiler startup until October 29. Fortunately, the weather cooperated; with some sweaters and space heaters, the need for the temporary heat was avoided. Another delay in the fabrication and installation of the breeching for the boilers caused us to miss the December 1 installation completion for both boilers; however, the boilers were fully operational in early January. We were able to carry the building’s heating load with the one boiler that was installed and fully operational until that date. The only component of the contract that remains is the lining of the chimney; this work is planned for May 2010 after the heating season is concluded. To date the total boiler purchase and installation contract amount stands at $235,056, while the City expects to reduce its annual fuel consumption by approximately 25% with the new boilers.

Future plans Public Works plans to add a control system that will allow us to connect and use our existing natural gas sup-

ply. This should allow us to run one of the boilers on natural gas during lowdemand periods. The control system will automatically bring the second boiler on-line using our fuel oil source during high-demand periods. This split operation should provide us excellent efficiency maximizing the energy delivery of each fuel source. With the future installation of a natural gas supply with sufficient flow to run both boilers we will be able to use either natural gas, fuel oil, or both fuels. The City will then be able to operate the system at the most economical mode comparing our annual fuel pricing for natural gas and fuel oil. The remaining grant funds are now available for the energy audits. An RFP for the energy audits was issued in February anticipating completion of the audits during the summer of 2010. Walter Veselka can be reached at (860) 584-6104 or walterveselka@ci.bristol.; George Wallace can be reached at (860) 584-7607 or georgewallace@


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The art and science of building a retaining wall Nasser Abbaszadeh, P.E. Public Works Director/City Engineer City of San Juan Capistrano, California

magine you have a street-widening project and it will impact a multimillion-dollar property with owners who are proud of their investment and would like to protect its impression and feel. Imagine that in getting your roadway project built you need to step beyond your engineering field and address social issues and develop a plan to win the support of the affected household. This is where you need to balance the greater public good with an individual’s desire for maintaining what is treasured.

To achieve this balance, initial contacts were made with the property owner from the outset to keep the owner informed and involved with the project. As the pictures tell the story (see page 79), the project is located on an arterial (Del Obispo in the City of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) and fronts a house that sports tons of cobblestones. The rocks are used everywhere on the property and the existing perimeter walls are also made of rocks. As the result of the roadway widening, a retaining wall is necessary to hold back the front and side yards.

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The difficulty or twist is in trying to match the existing walls. Where do you find the exact rocks that will match the size, color and texture of rocks that have been exposed to sunlight and local climate for many years? As the construction phase started, and when pictures of what was available or testimonials were not acceptable to the property owner, a “sample wall” is created onsite, right next to one of the existing walls, to show the degree of care and professionalism intended by the project. The craftsmanship on the sample is convincing to the point that the property owner offers “the rocks from the existing walls” for the project. The offer is to disassemble an existing wall to “take out the rocks” and reuse them as part of the project. The contractor is elated since he no longer needs to scour local construction material outlets in hopes of matching the preexisting walls; the project manager is happy with cost savings; and the property owner knows exactly what types of rocks will be in the proposed wall. The result is unmistakable in the finished wall and a very happy resident. In this case, art and science complemented one another. The key to this success story is early communication with the directly-affected property owner and building trust among project managers, contractor and the owner so that we could arrive at a happy resolution. Nasser Abbaszadeh can be reached at (949) 443-6398 or nabbaszadeh@

Retaining wall under construction

Rock facing going up on the wall

Placing rocks on the top of the wall

Finished wall with landscaping

Correction In the March issue’s article entitled “APWA on pharmaceuticals: It’s time for producer responsibility,” there is an error in the last sentence under the “Canada” heading. The sentence should read, “In 2008, the entire program only cost $315,000 Canadian dollars within the province that has 4.4 million people.”

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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, 2010. 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 98. For corporate members that have display advertising in this issue, we have included their logos with their listings. 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. 3M (651) 733-3103 FAX: (651) 733-7137 3M Center Bldg 223-02-S-24 Saint Paul, MN 55102 A.D.A. Engineering, Inc. (305) 551-4608 FAX: (305) 551-8977 8550 NW 33rd St Ste 101 Doral, FL 33122-1941 AAE, Inc. (714) 940-0100 FAX: (714) 940-0700 1815 E Heim Ave Ste 100 Orange, CA 92865-3019 Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC (505) 889-3341 FAX: (505) 889-8307 PO Box 6265 Albuquerque, NM 87197-6265 Ace Asphalt (602) 304-4016 FAX: (602) 304-2773 3030 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85040-1163 Achen-Gardner Construction (480) 940-1300 FAX: (480) 940-4576 550 S 79th St Chandler, AZ 85226-4706

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ACS Industries, Inc. (330) 678-2511 FAX: (330) 678-0859 Toll Free: (800) 321-2348 2151 Mogadore Rd Kent, OH 44240-7261

AgileAssets Inc. (512) 327-4200 FAX: (512) 328-7246 Toll Free: (800) 877-8734 3144 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746-5560

ADKO Engineering (916) 294-0059 FAX: (916) 294-0875 400 Plaza Dr Ste 125 Folsom, CA 95630-4768

Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. (607) 522-3574 FAX: (607) 522-4412 40 S Main St Prattsburgh, NY 14873

ADS/Hancor (623) 363-6656 505 N 51st Ave Phoenix, AZ 85043-2701

AIRPLACO Equipment Company (513) 321-2950 FAX: (513) 321-8178 Toll Free: (888) 349-2950 4141 Airport Rd Cincinnati, OH 45226-1643

Advanced Federal Services Corporation (256) 772-7795 FAX: (256) 461-1927 250 Sun Temple Dr Madison, AL 35758-5902 Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. (607) 734-2868 FAX: (607) 734-2477 200 William St Ste 207 Elmira, NY 14901-3125 AECOM (509) 535-5454 140 S Arthur St Ste 500 Spokane, WA 99202-2260 AECOM Technology Corporation (212) 973-3187 605 3rd Ave New York, NY 10158-0180 AEI-CASC Consulting (909) 783-0101 FAX: (909) 783-0108 937 Via Lata Ste 500 Colton, CA 92324-3940 AEROSTAR Environmental Services, Inc. (904) 565-2820 FAX: (904) 565-2830 11181 Saint Johns Industrial Pkwy N Jacksonville, FL 32246-7643 Affinis Corp. (913) 239-1100 FAX: (913) 239-1111 Toll Free: (877) 527-5468 7401 W 129th St Ste 110 Overland Park, KS 66213-2694

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Airworks Compressors Corp (780) 454-2263 FAX: (780) 452-9969 14503-115 Ave Edmonton, AB T5M 3B8 CANADA Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (512) 452-5905 FAX: (512) 452-2325 6300 La Calma Dr Ste 400 Austin, TX 78752-3825 Albert A. Webb Associates (951) 686-1070 FAX: (951) 788-1256 3788 McCray St Riverside, CA 92506-2927 Alberta Highway Services Ltd. (780) 459-6611 FAX: (780) 459-7639 23 Bellerose Dr St Albert, AB T8N 5E1 CANADA All States Asphalt, Inc. (413) 665-7021 FAX: (413) 665-9027 PO Box 91 Sunderland, MA 01375-0091 All Traffic Solutions (814) 237-9005 FAX: (814) 237-9006 204 E Calder Way Ste 200 State College, PA 16801-4756 Alliance Wireless Technologies, Inc. / 3rd Eye MobileVision (214) 223-3988 FAX: (214) 260-1435 Toll Free: (866) 804-2984

9940 W Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 330 Houston, TX 77099-5104 Allied Waste Industries (800) 541-2916 FAX: (231) 777-8073 2611 Olthoff St Muskegon, MI 49444-2687 Alpha Corporation (703) 450-0800 FAX: (703) 450-0043 21351 Ridgetop Cir Ste 200 Dulles, VA 20166-6561 Altec Industries (205) 991-7733 FAX: (205) 981-2522 33 Inverness Center Pkwy Ste 100 Birmingham, AL 35242-7640 Alternative Paving Concepts (703) 464-7928 FAX: (703) 832-0366 PO Box 9201 Reston, VA 20195-3101 Altus Capital Planning (877) 258-8708 FAX: (703) 548-7508 415 Tyler Pl Alexandria, VA 22302-3310 AMEC (801) 870-9552 FAX: (801) 999-2098 9865 S 500 W Sandy, UT 84070-2561 AMEC Earth and Environmental (905) 335-2353 FAX: (905) 335-1414 3215 North Service Rd PO Box 220 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y2 CANADA America West Environmental (509) 547-2240 FAX: (509) 547-7861 Toll Free: (888) 547-5474 PO Box 730 3300 E A St Pasco, WA 99301-0730 American Marking Corp. (402) 895-5627 FAX: (402) 895-3976 Toll Free: (800) 777-4655 12712 Q St Omaha, NE 68137-3200

American Road Machinery, Inc. (330) 868-7724 FAX: (330) 868-3386 401 Bridge St Minerva, OH 44657-1500 American Signal Company (770) 448-6650 FAX: (770) 448-8970 2755 Bankers Industrial Dr Atlanta, GA 30360-2745 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 Ames Construction, Inc. (602) 431-2111 FAX: (602) 431-5952 3410 E University Dr Ste 380 Phoenix, AZ 85034-8211 Amick Equipment Company, Inc. (803) 359-6656 FAX: (803) 359-0925 PO Box 1965 Lexington, SC 29071-1965 AMS Consulting (925) 463-4822 FAX: (925) 463-4824 5994 W Las Positas Blvd Ste 205 Pleasanton, CA 94588-8509 Anderson & Associates, Inc. (540) 552-5592 FAX: (540) 552-5729 Toll Free: (800) 763-5596 100 Ardmore St Blacksburg, VA 24060-5802 Angus-Young Associates, Inc. (608) 756-2326 FAX: (608) 756-0464 555 S River St Janesville, WI 53548-4783 APA Engineering, Inc. (949) 770-4429 FAX: (979) 770-9468 23282 Mill Creek Dr Ste 160 Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1689 APAC Southeast, Inc. (813) 973-2888 FAX: (813) 973-3893 4636 Scarborough Dr Lutz, FL 33559-8506 Applied Industrial Technologies (216) 426-4492 FAX: (216) 373-5578 Toll Free: (877) 279-2799 1 Applied Plz Cleveland, OH 44115-2519 Applied Professional Services, Inc. (425) 888-2590 FAX: (425) 888-2554 43530 SE North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045-9289 Aqualitec Corp. (310) 926-3118 FAX: (323) 732-2815

4831 W Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016-3920 ARCADIS (480) 296-7540 FAX: (480) 296-7541 Toll Free: (800) 229-9050 950 W Elliot Rd Ste 220 Tempe, AZ 85284-1145 Archer Western Contractors (602) 246-1485 FAX: (602) 246-1491 1951 W Camelback Rd Ste 450 Phoenix, AZ 85015-3474 Argonics, Inc. (906) 315-4110 FAX: (906) 226-9779 Toll Free: (800) 991-2746 520 9th St Gwinn, MI 49841-3110

Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. (925) 691-8500 FAX: (925) 691-6505 Toll Free: (800) 558-5151 2300 Contra Costa Blvd Ste 525 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3959

Alsip, IL 60803-3225

Associated Transportation Engineers (805) 687-4418 FAX: (805) 682-8509 100 N Hope Ave Ste 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93110-2621

Balfour Beatty Construction (239) 334-8070 FAX: (239) 334-6999 2400 1st St Ste 214 Fort Myers, FL 33901-2982

Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey (609) 584-1877 FAX: (609) 584-8271 2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd Ste 3 Mercerville, NJ 08619-1946

ARI/Automotive Resources International (856) 787-6563 FAX: (856) 840-7270 PO Box 5039 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5039

ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land, Inc. (561) 965-2198 FAX: (561) 965-9777 Toll Free: (800) 932-7267 PO Box 1387 Boynton Beach, FL 33425-1387

ARIES Industries, Inc. (262) 896-7205 FAX: (262) 896-7099 Toll Free: (800) 234-7205 550 Elizabeth St Waukesha, WI 53186-4511

Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC (973) 575-0309 FAX: (973) 287-1086 PO Box 2030 Pine Brook, NJ 07058-2030

Arizona Public Service Co. (602) 371-7537 FAX: (602) 371-6600 PO Box 53933 Station 3876 Phoenix, AZ 85072-3933 Arkansas One-Call Center (501) 328-2500 FAX: (800) 482-7997 Toll Free: (800) 482-8802 2120 Maple Ridge Cir Conway, AR 72034-8503 Arrington Watkins Architects (602) 279-4373 FAX: (602) 279-9110 5240 N 16th St Ste 101 Phoenix, AZ 85016-3214 AshBritt Environmental (954) 545-3535 FAX: (954) 545-3585 480 SW 12th Ave Ste 103 Pompano Beach, FL 33069-3538 Asphalt Pavement Alliance (301) 731-4748 FAX: (301) 731-4621 Toll Free: (877) 272-0077 5100 Forbes Blvd Lanham, MD 20706-4416 Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. (530) 226-1616 FAX: (530) 226-1617 20179 Charlanne Dr Redding, CA 96002-9222

Auto Truck Group (630) 860-5600 FAX: (630) 860-5631 1420 Brewster Creek Blvd Bartlett, IL 60103-1695 Automatic Systems Company (612) 501-2612 FAX: (651) 631-0027 PO Box 120359 Saint Paul, MN 55112-0016 Avalon Engineering, Inc. (239) 573-2077 FAX: (239) 573-2076 2503 del Prado Blvd S Ste 200 Cape Coral, FL 33904-5709 Ayres Associates (715) 834-3161 FAX: (715) 831-7500 Toll Free: (800) 666-3103 3433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy Eau Claire, WI 54701-7698 B & E Engineers (626) 446-4449 FAX: (626) 446-6566 24 W Saint Joseph St Arcadia, CA 91007-2854 B&W Truck Repair, Inc. (773) 247-7002 FAX: (773) 247-4506 3701 S Iron St Chicago, IL 60609-2111 Backflow Solutions, Inc. (800) 414-4990 FAX: (888) 414-4990 12609 S Laramie Ave

BAGG Engineers (650) 852-9133 FAX: (650) 852-9138 847 W Maude Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085-2911

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (410) 291-4540 FAX: (410) 291-4955 1699 Leadenhall St Baltimore, MD 21230-4854 Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. (734) 483-4775 FAX: (734) 483-4774 5800 Cherry Hill Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198-9631 Bartlett Consolidated LLC (508) 746-4246 FAX: (508) 747-6587 PO Box 810 Plymouth, MA 02362-0810 Baum Publications Ltd. (604) 291-9900 FAX: (604) 291-1906 201-2323 Boundary Rd Vancouver, BC V5M 4V8 CANADA Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers (847) 223-5088 FAX: (847) 543-1661 31 S Seymour Ave Grayslake, IL 60030-3652 Belanger, Inc. (248) 349-7010 FAX: (248) 349-2309 PO Box 5470 Northville, MI 48167-5470 Bell Equipment Company (248) 370-0000 FAX: (248) 370-0011 Toll Free: (866) 597-0716 78 Northpointe Dr Orion, MI 48359-1846 Bengal Engineering, Inc. (805) 563-0788 FAX: (805) 682-3599 250 Big Sur Dr Goleta, CA 93117-2435 Bergkamp Inc. (785) 825-1375 FAX: (785) 825-4269 3040 Emulsion Dr Salina, KS 67401-8966 Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates, Inc. (812) 479-6200 6200 Vogel Rd Evansville, IN 47715-4006

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Best LED Group (631) 630-5412 FAX: (631) 630-5414 Toll Free: (800) 788-9195 PO Box 11056 1300 Veterans Highway, Ste 120 Hauppauge, NY 11788-0914 Better Roads Magazine (847) 636-5065 FAX: (847) 636-5077 2340 S River Rd Ste 202 Des Plaines, IL 60018-3223 BFA Environmental Consultants, Inc. (407) 896-8608 FAX: (407) 896-1822 1230 Hillcrest St Orlando, FL 32803-4736 BHC RHODES (913) 663-1900 FAX: (913) 663-1633 6363 College Blvd Ste 500 Overland Park, KS 66211-1887 Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc. (408) 296-5515 FAX: (408) 296-8114 865 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126-3133

2335 Highway 36 W Saint Paul, MN 55113-3898 Bortek Industries Inc. (717) 737-7162 FAX: (717) 731-8230 Toll Free: (800) 626-7835 4719 Gettysburg Rd Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4326 Bosch Rexroth Canada (905) 735-0510 FAX: (905) 735-3074 Toll Free: 1-877-COMPU-11 490 Prince Charles Drive S Welland, ON L3B 5X7 CANADA Boschung America, LLC (724) 658-3300 FAX: (724) 658-2300 930 Cass St New Castle, PA 16101-5241 Boucher & James, Inc. (215) 345-9400 FAX: (215) 345-9401 1456 Ferry Rd Ste 500 Doylestown, PA 18901-2393

Bimasco Inc. (631) 234-3100 FAX: (631) 234-3281 735 Calebs Path Ste 1 Hauppauge, NY 11788-4261

Brandon Industries, Inc. (972) 542-3000 FAX: (972) 542-1015 Toll Free: (800) 247-1274 PO Box 2230 McKinney, TX 75070-8167

BL Companies, Inc. (203) 630-1406 FAX: (203) 630-2615 355 Research Pkwy Ste 1 Meriden, CT 06450-7100

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (281) 558-8700 FAX: (281) 558-9701 10777 Westheimer Rd Ste 400 Houston, TX 77042-3475

Blucor Contracting, Inc. (480) 595-8073 FAX: (480) 575-0814 21738 E Orion Way Queen Creek, AZ 85142-6448

Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation (785) 827-3603 FAX: (785) 827-3029 2335 E Crawford St Salina, KS 67401-2077

BMC Corporation (781) 273-0398 FAX: (781) 273-0724 PO Box 60 Pinehurst, MA 01866-0060 Bolton & Menk, Inc. (507) 625-4171 FAX: (507) 625-4177 1960 Premier Dr Mankato, MN 56001-5900 Bonestroo (262) 241-4466 FAX: (262) 241-4901 12075 Corporate Pkwy Ste 200 Mequon, WI 53092-2649 Bonestroo (847) 816-1631 FAX: (847) 816-3762 1860 W Winchester Rd Ste 106 Libertyville, IL 60048-5312 Bonestroo (651) 636-4600 FAX: (651) 636-1311 Toll Free: (800) 880-4700

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Buck Bros. Inc. (847) 683-4440 FAX: (847) 683-4468 14N937 US Highway 20 Hampshire, IL 60140-8858 Bulk Handling Systems (541) 485-0999 FAX: (541) 485-6341 1040 Arrowsmith St Eugene, OR 97402-9121 Bureau Veritas (858) 451-6100 FAX: (858) 451-2846 Toll Free: (800) 964-4274 11590 W Bernardo Ct Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92127-1624 Burgess & Niple, Inc. (614) 459-2050 FAX: (614) 451-1385 5085 Reed Rd Columbus, OH 43220-2513 Burgess Engineering and Testing, Inc. (405) 790-0488 FAX: (405) 790-0788 2603 N Shields Blvd

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Moore, OK 73160-3302 Burns & McDonnell (816) 333-9400 FAX: (816) 333-3690 9400 Ward Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64114-3319 Bury+Partners, Inc. (210) 525-9090 FAX: (210) 525-0529 922 Isom Rd Ste 100 San Antonio, TX 78216-4184 C & J Sewer Treatment Systems, LLC (985) 863-7978 FAX: (985) 863-7976 35202 Herman Singletary Rd Pearl River, LA 70452-2602

Carroll Engineering, Inc. (408) 261-9800 FAX: (408) 261-0595 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste H184 San Jose, CA 95128-3903 CarteGraph (563) 556-8120 FAX: (563) 556-8149 Toll Free: (800) 688-2656 3600 Digital Dr Dubuque, IA 52003-8962 Case Construction Equipment (262) 636-6011 Toll Free: 866 54C-ASE6 700 State St Racine, WI 53404-3343

C.E. Niehoff & Co. (847) 866-1536 FAX: (847) 866-1536 2021 Lee St Evanston, IL 60202-1557

Casey & Dupuis (617) 924-7575 FAX: (617) 924-4956 340 Pleasant St Watertown, MA 02472-2410

Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. (925) 935-9771 FAX: (925) 935-9773 1870 Olympic Blvd Ste 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5067

Casper’s Truck Equipment (920) 687-1111 FAX: (920) 687-1122 700 Randolph Dr Appleton, WI 54913-9291

California Property Specialists, Inc. (714) 550-4628 FAX: (714) 200-0809 600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 115 Santa Ana, CA 92701-4577

Caterpillar (309) 675-8684 FAX: (309) 578-9389 14009 Old Galena Rd Mossville, IL 61552-7523

CAM, LLC (618) 254-3855 FAX: (618) 254-2200 Toll Free: (800) 347-5560 PO Box 861 300 Daniel Boone Trl South Roxana, IL 62087-0861

CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. (334) 222-9431 FAX: (334) 222-4018 1840 E Three Notch St PO Box 278 Andalusia, AL 36421-2404

Camosy Construction (847) 395-6800 FAX: (847) 395-6891 43451 N US Highway 41 Zion, IL 60099-9455 Cardno TBE (727) 531-3505 FAX: (727) 431-1751 Toll Free: (800) 861-8314 380 Park Place Blvd Ste 300 Clearwater, FL 33759-4928 Cargill Deicing Technology (440) 716-4664 FAX: (888) 739-8705 Toll Free: (800) 600-7258 24950 Country Club Blvd Ste 450 North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333 Carlile-Macy (707) 542-6451 FAX: (707) 542-5212 15 3rd St Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6204 Carollo Engineers (602) 263-9500 FAX: (602) 265-1422 3033 N 44th St Ste 101 Phoenix, AZ 85018-7227

CDM (312) 346-5000 FAX: (312) 346-5228 125 S Wacker Dr Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60606-4437 CEI (479) 273-9472 3317 SW I St Bentonville, AR 72712-7156 Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. (410) 528-1014 FAX: (410) 392-5295 1100 Wicomico St Baltimore, MD 21230-2063 CenterPoint Energy (713) 207-2111 FAX: (713) 207-9293 PO Box 4567 Houston, TX 77210-4567 CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco (612) 321-5426 FAX: (612) 321-5480 PO Box 1165 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1165 Certified Power Inc. (847) 573-3818 FAX: (847) 573-3836

Toll Free: (888) 905-7411 970 Campus Dr Mundelein, IL 60060-3803 CESNW (503) 968-6655 FAX: (503) 968-2595 15573 Bangy Rd Ste 300 Lake Oswego, OR 97035-3396 CFA Software, Inc. (630) 543-1410 FAX: (630) 543-1904 Toll Free: (800) 437-6001 1020 W Fullerton Ave Ste A Addison, IL 60101-4335 CH2M HILL (770) 206-2574 FAX: (770) 206-2578 7840 Roswell Rd Bldg 500 Sandy Springs, GA 30350-4891 Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (866) 530-4980 FAX: (310) 534-8082 2601 Airport Dr Ste 110 Torrance, CA 90505-6142 Cherry Valley Tractor Sales (856) 983-0111 FAX: (856) 988-6290 35 W Route 70 Marlton, NJ 08053-3009 Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. (630) 443-7755 FAX: (630) 443-0533 116 W Main St Ste 201 Saint Charles, IL 60174-1854 Cimline Inc. (800) 328-3874 FAX: (763) 557-1971 Toll Free: (800) 328-3874 2601 Niagara Ln N Plymouth, MN 55447-4721 Ciorba Group, Inc. (773) 775-4009 FAX: (773) 775-4014 5507 N Cumberland Ave Ste 402 Chicago, IL 60656-4754

CIPPlanner Corporation (408) 213-0417 FAX: (408) 715-6976 Toll Free: (866) 364-8054 2075 de La Cruz Blvd Ste 115 Santa Clara, CA 95050-3035 City Utility Equipment Co. (815) 254-6673 FAX: (815) 254-8162 22414 W 143rd St Plainfield, IL 60544-7622 Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. (615) 425-2000 FAX: (615) 385-4834 25 Lindsley Ave Nashville, TN 37210-2038 Civiltech Engineering, Inc. (630) 773-3900 FAX: (630) 773-3975 450 E Devon Ave Ste 300 Itasca, IL 60143-1263 Clark Dietz Engineers (312) 648-9900 FAX: (312) 648-0204 118 S Clinton St Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60661-5767 Claunch & Miller, Inc. (713) 622-9264 FAX: (713) 622-9265 4635 Southwest Fwy Ste 1000 Houston, TX 77027-7139 Clearwater Technology, Inc. (973) 466-1121 FAX: (973) 589-4509 Toll Free: (800) 980-1121 192 Clifford St Newark, NJ 07105-1903 CMTS Florida LLC (904) 739-9804 FAX: (904) 739-9816 9250 Cypress Green Dr Ste 201 Jacksonville, FL 32256-7798 CMTS, Inc. (503) 242-1388 FAX: (503) 242-0094

Toll Free: (888) 661-7259 3207 SW 1st Ave Ste 225 Portland, OR 97239-4686 Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. (713) 462-3242 FAX: (713) 462-3262 Toll Free: (800) 662-4180 13430 Northwest Fwy Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77040-6153 Cold Mix Manufacturing (718) 463-1444 FAX: (718) 463-0292 Toll Free: (800) 985-9192 12030 28th Ave Flushing, NY 11354-1049

Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc. (650) 522-4403 FAX: (650) 522-4402 635 Mariners Island Blvd Ste 200 San Mateo, CA 94404-1060 Converse Consultants (626) 930-1200 FAX: (626) 930-1212 Toll Free: (800) 234-6393 222 E Huntington Dr Ste 211 Monrovia, CA 91016-8012 Converse Consultants (480) 296-0266 FAX: (480) 296-0277 9831 S 51st St Ste C112 Phoenix, AZ 85044-5673

Cole & Associates, Inc. (341) 984-9887 FAX: (314) 984-0587 10777 Sunset Office Dr Saint Louis, MO 63127-1019

CORE Construction (602) 494-0800 FAX: (602) 494-9481 3036 E Greenway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032-4414

CollectiveData, Inc. (319) 362-1993 FAX: (319) 364-4306 Toll Free: (800) 750-7638 308 3rd St SE Ste 200 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1849

Cotter Consulting, Inc. (630) 724-9730 FAX: (630) 310-5512 8150 S Cass Ave Darien, IL 60561-5013

Collier Engineering Company, Inc. (615) 331-1441 FAX: (615) 331-1050 5560 Franklin Pike Cir Brentwood, TN 37027-4396 Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC (281) 923-6863 FAX: (225) 769-2939 1401 Seaboard Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6262 Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (800) 725-2550 FAX: (800) 331-0892 Toll Free: (800) 482-5557 225 Cedar Hill St Marlborough, MA 01752-5900 Construction Testing Services, Inc. (925) 462-5151 FAX: (925) 462-5183 2174 Rheem Dr Ste A Pleasanton, CA 94588-2775

Covello Group, Inc. (925) 933-2300 FAX: (925) 933-0434 1660 Olympic Blvd Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5190 CP&Y, Inc. (214) 638-0500 FAX: (214) 638-3723 1820 Regal Row Ste 200 Dallas, TX 75235-2393 CPH Consultants, LLC (425) 285-2390 FAX: (425) 285-2389 733 7th Ave Ste 100 Kirkland, WA 98033-5657

Crafco, Inc. (602) 276-0406 FAX: (480) 961-0513 Toll Free: (800) 528-8242 420 N Roosevelt Ave Chandler, AZ 85226-2601

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Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (407) 277-0884 FAX: (407) 856-0522 Toll Free: (800) 327-1386 11112 Boggy Creek Rd Orlando, FL 32824-7415 Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP (518) 446-0396 FAX: (518) 446-0397 17 Computer Dr W Ste 1 Albany, NY 12205-1618 Cretex Specialty Products (262) 542-8153 FAX: (262) 542-0301 Toll Free: (800) 345-3764 N16W23390 Stone Ridge Dr Ste A Waukesha, WI 53188-1196 Critex LLC (419) 229-3015 FAX: (419) 228-7717 556 Honeysuckle Bnd Lima, OH 45807-2293 CrowderGulf (251) 459-7430 FAX: (251) 459-7433 Toll Free: (800) 992-6207 5435 Business Park Way Theodore, AL 36582-1615 Cryotech Deicing Technology (319) 372-6012 FAX: (319) 372-2662 Toll Free: (800) 346-7237 6103 Ortho Way Fort Madison, IA 52627-9412 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 Curbco (810) 232-2121 FAX: (810) 232-2460 Toll Free: (800) 223-5024 PO Box 70 Swartz Creek, MI 48473-0070 Cutler Repaving, Inc. (785) 843-1524 FAX: (785) 843-3942 921 E 27th St Lawrence, KS 66046-4917 CValdo Corporation (858) 866-0128 FAX: (858) 866-0131 4901 Morena Blvd Ste 1110 San Diego, CA 92117-7341 D&L Foundry and Supply (509) 765-7952 FAX: (509) 765-8124 Toll Free: (888) 765-0058 PO Box 1319 12970 Road 3 North East Moses Lake, WA 98837-0194 D.L. Withers Construction (602) 438-9500 FAX: (602) 438-9600

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3220 E Harbour Dr Phoenix, AZ 85034-8204 Dahl, Taylor & Associates (949) 756-8654 FAX: (949) 261-9778 2960 Daimler St Santa Ana, CA 92705-5824 David Evans and Associates, Inc. (503) 223-6663 FAX: (503) 223-2701 2100 SW River Pkwy Portland, OR 97201-8009 David McManus Engineering Ltd. (613) 225-1929 FAX: (613) 225-7330 30 Camelot Dr Ste 400 Nepean, ON K2G 5X8 CANADA DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. (570) 459-1112 FAX: (570) 459-0321 Toll Free: (800) 360-9333 100 N Conahan Dr Hazleton, PA 18201-7355 Deery American Corporation (970) 858-3678 FAX: (970) 858-3679 Toll Free: (800) 227-4059 PO Box 4099 Grand Junction, CO 81502-4099 Delta Grinding Company Inc. (925) 778-3939 FAX: (925) 778-3969 PO Box 2297 Antioch, CA 94531-2297 Delta Municipal Consulting (925) 625-7003 FAX: (925) 625-9194 1120 2nd St Ste 106 Brentwood, CA 94513-2230 Design Precast & Pipe, Inc. (228) 831-5833 FAX: (228) 831-2791 PO Box 2401 Gulfport, MS 39505-2401 Dewberry (703) 849-0100 FAX: (703) 849-0118 8401 Arlington Blvd Ste 1 Fairfax, VA 22031-4619 Diamond Mowers, Inc. (605) 368-5865 FAX: (605) 498-1222 27134 S Parklane Dr Sioux Falls, SD 57106-8000 Diaz-Yourman & Associates (714) 245-2920 FAX: (714) 245-2950 1616 E 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92705-8509 Dibble Engineering (602) 957-1155 FAX: (602) 957-2838 7500 N Dreamy Draw Dr Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4669

April 2010

DLZ Kentucky (502) 695-2300 FAX: (502) 695-1497 201 Brighton Park Blvd Frankfort, KY 40601-3717 Doggett Machinery Services (225) 368-2203 FAX: (225) 296-5132 10110 Daradele Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2042 Dokken Engineering (858) 514-8608 5675 Ruffin Rd Ste 250 San Diego, CA 92123-1372 Dome Corporation of North America (973) 744-0440 FAX: (973) 744-8759 15 S Park St Montclair, NJ 07042-2704 Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. (916) 363-4210 FAX: (916) 363-4230 10423 Old Placerville Rd Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95827-2542 DriveCam, Inc. (858) 430-4001 FAX: (858) 430-4001 Toll Free: (866) 419-5861 8911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92123-1596 Duke’s Root Control, Inc. (315) 472-4781 FAX: (315) 475-4203 Toll Free: (800) 447-6687 1020 Hiawatha Blvd W Syracuse, NY 13204-4163

820 W Broadway Louisville, KY 40202-2218 EAC Consulting, Inc. (305) 264-2557 FAX: (305) 264-8363 815 NW 57th Ave Ste 402 Miami, FL 33126-2054 Earth Systems, Inc. (805) 781-0112 FAX: (805) 781-0180 Toll Free: (866) 781-0112 PO Box 4259 895 Aerovista Place Ste 102 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-4259 East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. (231) 536-4444 FAX: (231) 536-4458 Toll Free: (800) 626-4653 PO Box 439 301 Spring St East Jordan, MI 49727-0439 Eco Solutions (905) 864-8740 FAX: (905) 693-8959 Toll Free: (877) 326-7658 1114 Lower Base Line Hornby (Milton), ON L0P 1E0 CANADA ECO:LOGIC Engineering (775) 827-2311 FAX: (775) 827-2316 10381 Double R Blvd Reno, NV 89521-5991 Ed A. Wilson, Inc. (817) 923-6400 FAX: (817) 923-6242 2526 W Pafford St Fort Worth, TX 76110-5934

Duplantis Design Group, PC (985) 626-9547 FAX: (985) 626-0269 34 Louis Prima Dr Covington, LA 70433-5903

eda Design Professionals (805) 549-8658 FAX: (805) 549-8704 PO Box 1829 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1829

Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. (407) 896-0594 FAX: (407) 896-4836 941 Lake Baldwin Ln Orlando, FL 32814-6437

EFK Moen, LLC (314) 729-4100 FAX: (314) 729-4199 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr Ste 250 Ballwin, MO 63021-3802

Dynamic Building Systems (978) 430-6716 FAX: (775) 628-0669 40 Hildreth St Westford, MA 01886-3003 Dynatest Consulting Inc. (979) 776-6700 FAX: (979) 776-6707 4700 Elmo Weedon Rd Ste 107 College Station, TX 77845-3103 E.J. Breneman, L.P. (610) 678-1913 FAX: (610) 678-9691 1117 Snyder Rd West Lawn, PA 19609-1100 E.ON U.S. (Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities) (502) 627-3708 FAX: (502) 217-2179

Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (651) 770-8448 FAX: (651) 770-2552 651 Hale Ave N Oakdale, MN 55128-7534 Energy Laboratories, Inc. (406) 252-6325 PO Box 30916 Billings, MT 59107-0916 ENGEO Incorporated (925) 866-9000 FAX: (888) 279-2698 2010 Crow Canyon Pl Ste 250 San Ramon, CA 94583-1344 Engineering Associates (307) 587-4911 FAX: (307) 587-2596

PO Box 1900 902 13th St Cody, WY 82414-1900 Engineering Resources (951) 765-6622 FAX: (951) 765-6621 3550 E Florida Ave Ste B Hemet, CA 92544-4937 Engineering Service, Inc. (601) 939-8737 FAX: (601) 939-8799 PO Box 180429 Richland, MS 39218-0429 Engineers Inc. (575) 538-5395 FAX: (575) 538-5410 301 W College Ave Ste 1 Silver City, NM 88061-5002 England-Thims & Miller, Inc. (904) 642-8990 FAX: (904) 646-9485 14775 Old Saint Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32258-2463 Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. (410) 884-7888 FAX: (410) 884-7788 9002 Red Branch Rd Columbia, MD 21045-2111 EnviroIssues (206) 269-5041 FAX: (206) 269-5046 101 Stewart St Ste 1200 Seattle, WA 98101-2449 Environmental Partners Group, Inc. (617) 657-0200 FAX: (617) 657-0201 1900 Crown Colony Dr Ste 402 Quincy, MA 02169-0980 Environmental Safety Group (630) 633-5000 FAX: (630) 633-5555 570 E North Frontage Rd Bolingbrook, IL 60440-3061 Envirotex (940) 549-8731 FAX: (940) 549-1292 PO Box 846 Graham, TX 76450-0846 EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. (305) 637-9665 FAX: (305) 637-9659 Toll Free: (877) 637-9665 4 SE 1st St Fl 2 Miami, FL 33131-1008 Envista Corporation (978) 232-6300 FAX: (978) 927-0725 900 Cummings Ctr Ste 307V Beverly, MA 01915-6181 ENZ USA INC (630) 692-7880 FAX: (630) 692-7885 1585 Beverly Ct Ste 115 Aurora, IL 60502-8731

EPC Consultants, Inc. (415) 675-7580 FAX: (415) 675-7586 655 Davis St San Francisco, CA 94111-1903 EPCOR Water Services, Inc. (780) 412-7755 FAX: (780) 969-7057 10065 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1 CANADA

8729 Commerce Place Dr NE Ste A Lacey, WA 98516-1363 EZ-Liner Industries (712) 737-4016 FAX: (712) 737-4148 Toll Free: (800) 373-4016 PO Box 140 1920 Albany Place, SE Orange City, IA 51041-0140

Epic Land Solutions, Inc. (310) 626-4848 FAX: (310) 891-3348 2601 Airport Dr Ste 115 Torrance, CA 90505-6133

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC (715) 874-6070 FAX: (715) 874-6717 Toll Free: (800) 497-4907 PO Box 659 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0659

EPS Group, Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors (480) 503-2250 FAX: (480) 503-2258 2045 S Vineyard Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85210-6890

FallLine Corporation (775) 827-6400 FAX: (775) 827-6749 Toll Free: (800) 325-5463 4625 Aircenter Cir Reno, NV 89502-5948

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. (512) 469-9292 FAX: (512) 469-0391 11612 Fm 2244 Ste 1-250 Ste 250 Austin, TX 78738-5516

FASTER Asset Solutions (800) 753-2783 FAX: (757) 625-5114 Toll Free: (866) 514-2513 2730 Ellsmere Ave Norfolk, VA 23513-2437

Erlandsen, Inc. (509) 884-2562 FAX: (509) 884-2814 Toll Free: (800) 732-7442 250 Simon St SE East Wenatchee, WA 98802-7710 ESI Consultants, Ltd. (630) 420-1700 FAX: (630) 420-1733 1979 N Mill St Ste 100 Naperville, IL 60563-1295 ESRI (909) 793-2853 FAX: (909) 307-3039 380 New York St Redlands, CA 92373-8118 ESRI Canada Inc. (604) 682-4652 FAX: (604) 682-5692 1130 W Pender St Ste 610 Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 CANADA Ess Brothers & Sons, Inc. (763) 478-8868 9350 County Road 19 Unit 1 Loretto, MN 55357-4613 Etna Supply (616) 514-5154 FAX: (616) 514-6154 529 32nd St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49548-2392 Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton & Tilton, Inc. (614) 775-4510 FAX: (614) 775-4871 5500 New Albany Rd New Albany, OH 43054-8870 Exeltech Consulting, Inc. (360) 357-8289 FAX: (360) 357-8225

Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. (781) 221-1214 FAX: (781) 221-1057 Toll Free: (800) 835-8666 5 Burlington Woods Burlington, MA 01803-4511 Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group (847) 741-5370 FAX: (847) 742-3035 1300 W Bartlett Rd Elgin, IL 60120-7528

Flexible Pavements of Ohio (614) 791-3600 FAX: (614) 791-4800 525 Metro Pl N Ste 101 Dublin, OH 43017-5504

Flink Co. (815) 673-4321 FAX: (815) 672-2678 502 N Vermillion St Streator, IL 61364-2245 Flint Trading, Inc. (336) 475-6600 FAX: (336) 475-7900 115 Todd Ct Thomasville, NC 27360-3233 Flynn Brothers Contracting (502) 364-9100 FAX: (502) 363-1646 1213 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40219-3417 FORCE America, Inc. (952) 707-1300 FAX: (952) 707-1330 Toll Free: (888) 993-6723 501 Cliff Rd E Burnsville, MN 55337-1635 FORWI (973) 429-5507 FAX: (973) 429-5507 391 Lakeside Ave Orange, NJ 07050-2809 Foth (920) 496-6740 FAX: (920) 497-8516 2737 S Ridge Rd Green Bay, WI 54304-5513

Fehr & Peers (425) 820-0100 FAX: (425) 821-1750 11410 NE 122nd Way Ste 320 Kirkland, WA 98034-6927

Franklin Paint Company, Inc. (508) 528-0303 FAX: (508) 528-8152 259 Cottage St Franklin, MA 02038-3006

FGM Architects (630) 574-8300 FAX: (630) 574-9292 1211 W 22nd St Ste 705 Oak Brook, IL 60523-3200

Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. (914) 739-3300 FAX: (914) 739-8525 PO Box 71 Montrose, NY 10548-0071

First Vehicle Services, Inc. (561) 578-0306 FAX: (561) 748-6599 567 Rookery Pl Jupiter, FL 33458-8368

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (817) 735-7300 FAX: (817) 735-7492 4055 International Plz Ste 200 Fort Worth, TX 76109-4814

First Vehicle Services, Inc. (401) 845-5630 FAX: (401) 846-3084 80 Halsey St Newport, RI 02840-1332

Frehner Construction Co., Inc. (702) 649-2530 FAX: (702) 649-8834 3101 E Craig Rd North Las Vegas, NV 89030-7501

Fisher & Arnold, Inc. (901) 748-1811 FAX: (901) 748-3115 Toll Free: (888) 583-9724 9180 Crestwyn Hills Dr Ste 100 Memphis, TN 38125-8502

FS3 Inc. (320) 274-7223 FAX: (320) 274-7205 9030 64th St NW Annandale, MN 55302-2452

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Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. (850) 878-2558 FAX: (850) 877-9327 Toll Free: (800) 888-9136 PO Box 5258 Tallahassee, FL 32314-5258

Gannett Fleming (717) 763-7211 FAX: (717) 763-8150 Toll Free: (800) 233-1055 PO Box 67100 Harrisburg, PA 17106-7100

Fugro Consultants, Inc. (512) 977-1800 FAX: (512) 973-9565 8613 Cross Park Dr Austin, TX 78754-4565

GapVax, Inc. (814) 535-6766 FAX: (814) 539-3617 575 Central Ave Johnstown, PA 15902-2600

Fugro Roadware Inc. (804) 264-2982 FAX: (804) 264-2985 Toll Free: (800) 828-2726 3104 Northside Ave Henrico, VA 23228-5410 Fugro West, Inc. (805) 650-7000 FAX: (805) 650-7010 4820 McGrath St Ste 100 Ventura, CA 93003-7778 Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc. (865) 690-6419 FAX: (865) 690-6448 10330 Hardin Valley Rd Ste 201 Knoxville, TN 37932-3742 Fuscoe Engineering (858) 554-1500 FAX: (858) 597-0335 6390 Greenwich Dr Ste 170 San Diego, CA 92122-5923 Fuss & O’Neill (860) 646-2469 FAX: (860) 643-6313 Toll Free: (800) 286-2469 146 Hartford Rd Manchester, CT 06040-5992 G. Rabine & Sons (815) 544-4122 FAX: (815) 544-3240 1311 McKinley Ave Belvidere, IL 61008-1311 Gabrielli Truck Sales (516) 931-7915 FAX: (516) 822-2969 Toll Free: (888) 887-8557 880 S Oyster Bay Rd Hicksville, NY 11801-3519 GAI Consultants, Inc. (904) 363-1110 FAX: (904) 363-1115 1301 Riverplace Blvd Ste 900 Jacksonville, FL 32207-9051 Galaxy Associates, Inc. dba Rieskamp Washing Systems (513) 731-2529 FAX: (513) 731-0678 4370 Malsbary Rd Ste 200 Cincinnati, OH 45242 Gallagher Asphalt Corporation (708) 877-7160 FAX: (708) 877-5222 18100 Indiana Ave Thornton, IL 60476-1276

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Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2035

Geolabs, Inc. (510) 465-5141 FAX: (510) 465-4454 1440 Broadway Ste 804 Oakland, CA 94612-2027

GRAEF (773) 399-0112 FAX: (773) 399-0170 8501 W Higgins Rd Ste 280 Chicago, IL 60631-2817

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (847) 855-1100 FAX: (847) 855-1115 820 Lakeside Dr Ste 5 Gurnee, IL 60031-9165

Granite Construction Incorporated (775) 352-1953 FAX: (775) 355-9559 1900 Glendale Ave Sparks, NV 89431-5507

GHD Inc. (315) 655-8161 FAX: (315) 655-4180 Toll Free: (800) 229-5629 1 Remington Park Dr Cazenovia, NY 13035-9469

Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. (574) 267-2286 FAX: (574) 267-2235 895 E 200 N Warsaw, IN 46582-7854

Ghirardelli Associates (415) 864-4180 FAX: (415) 864-4182 1970 Broadway Ste 920 Oakland, CA 94612-2221

Great West Engineering (406) 449-8627 FAX: (406) 449-8631 PO Box 4817 Helena, MT 59604-4817

GBA Architects and Engineers (913) 492-0400 FAX: (913) 577-8380 9801 Renner Blvd Lenexa, KS 66219-9718

Gilbarco Veeder-Root (336) 547-5000 FAX: (336) 547-5957 7300 W Friendly Ave Greensboro, NC 27410-6232

GBA Master Series, Inc. (913) 341-3105 FAX: (913) 341-3128 Toll Free: (800) 492-2468 10561 Barkley St Ste 500 Overland Park, KS 66212-1834

GLMV Architecture (816) 444-4200 FAX: (816) 444-4355 9229 Ward Pkwy Ste 210 Kansas City, MO 64114-3311

Greeley and Hansen (312) 558-9000 FAX: (312) 558-1006 Toll Free: (800) 837-9779 100 S Wacker Dr Ste 1400 Chicago, IL 60606-4000

Gasaway Company (630) 985-1600 FAX: (630) 343-2260 PO Box 4986 Oak Brook, IL 60522-4986 Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. (800) 701-4782 FAX: (800) 525-3427 160 Freedom Ct Elyria, OH 44035-2245

GCC of America (505) 881-5303 FAX: (505) 881-5304 4253 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 210 Albuquerque, NM 87109-1130 GEC (225) 612-4172 FAX: (225) 612-3015 Toll Free: (800) 883-5588 9357 Interline Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1910 Gensler (310) 449-5843 2500 Broadway Ste 300 Santa Monica, CA 90404-3099 Genuine Parts Company (312) 287-1944 FAX: (312) 744-5243 700 Enterprise Ct Naperville, IL 60563-1078 Geocal, Inc. (303) 337-0338 FAX: (303) 337-0247 7290 S Fraser St Centennial, CO 80112-4286 GeoDesign Inc. (503) 968-8787 FAX: (503) 968-3068 15575 SW Sequoia Pkwy Ste 100 Portland, OR 97224-7195 GeoEngineers (253) 383-4940 1101 Fawcett Ave Ste 200

April 2010

Global Sensor Systems Inc. (905) 507-0007 FAX: (905) 507-4177 400 Brunel Rd Mississauga, ON L4Z 2C2 CANADA Gonzales Companies, LLC (314) 961-1888 FAX: (314) 961-1814 1750 S Brentwood Blvd Ste 300 Saint Louis, MO 63144-1339 GoodPointe Technology (651) 726-2555 FAX: (651) 726-2545 287 6th St E Ste 200 Saint Paul, MN 55101-1656 Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. (207) 657-6910 FAX: (207) 657-6912 PO Box 1237 15 Shaker Rd Gray, ME 04039-1237 GovDeals (865) 406-3783 FAX: (334) 387-0519 5907 Carmichael Pl Montgomery, AL 36117-2346 GPD Group (216) 518-5544 FAX: (216) 518-5545 5595 Transportation Blvd Ste 100 Cleveland, OH 44125-5359 GRAEF (480) 285-3014 FAX: (480) 285-3100 7373 E Doubletree Ranch Rd Ste B-155

Green Sweep, Inc. (419) 861-6666 FAX: (419) 866-6663 10720 Airport Hwy Swanton, OH 43558-9610 Gresham, Smith and Partners (615) 770-8100 FAX: (615) 770-8189 511 Union St Nashville, TN 37219-1733 Griffin Structures, Inc. (949) 497-9000 FAX: (949) 497-8883 385 2nd St Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2304 GS Equipment Co., Inc. (813) 248-4971 FAX: (813) 247-3397 1023 S 50th St Tampa, FL 33619-3629 Guida Surveying, Inc. (949) 777-2000 FAX: (949) 777-2050 9241 Irvine Blvd Irvine, CA 92618-1645 Gulf Industries, Inc. (850) 562-1937 FAX: (850) 562-1934 5285 Tower Rd Ste C6 PO Box 180489 Tallahassee, FL 32303-7965 GVM Snow Equipment (717) 677-6197 FAX: (717) 677-4291 Toll Free: (800) 458-5123 374 Heidlersburg Rd Biglerville, PA 17307-9256

H.I.P. Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC (727) 327-4900 FAX: (727) 327-9815 Toll Free: (800) 272-0529 800 31st St S Saint Petersburg, FL 33712-1923 H.W. Lochner, Inc. (312) 372-7346 FAX: (312) 372-8208 20 N Wacker Dr Ste 1200 Chicago, IL 60606-2901 Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone (206) 732-2019 FAX: (206) 632-0947 4010 Stone Way N Ste 300 Seattle, WA 98103-8099 Hamner, Jewell & Associates (805) 773-1459 FAX: (805) 773-2418 340 James Way Ste 150 Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2880 Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. (952) 829-0700 FAX: (952) 829-7806 7510 Market Place Dr Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3687 Hanson Pipe & Precast (503) 285-3817 FAX: (503) 286-0603 PO Box 11305 Portland, OR 97211-0305 Harris & Associates (925) 827-4900 FAX: (925) 827-4982 Toll Free: (800) 827-4901 1401 Willow Pass Rd Ste 500 Concord, CA 94520-7964 Harrison Engineering (925) 691-0450 FAX: (925) 691-0460 399 Taylor Blvd Ste 100 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2297 Hart Crowser, Inc. (206) 324-9530 FAX: (206) 328-5581 1700 Westlake Ave N Ste 200 Seattle, WA 98109-6212 Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. (262) 364-0500 FAX: (262) 364-0538 Toll Free: (800) 236-8450 5555 S Westridge Dr New Berlin, WI 53151-7900 Hatch Mott MacDonald (205) 939-1119 FAX: (205) 939-1382 2320 Highland Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205-2962 Haydon Building Corp. (602) 296-1496 FAX: (602) 296-1495 4640 E McDowell Rd Ste 1 Phoenix, AZ 85008-4559 HDA Architects (636) 449-2477 FAX: (636) 449-1176

16150 Main Circle Dr Chesterfield, MO 63017-4689 HDR, Inc. (509) 343-8500 FAX: (509) 343-8501 1401 E Trent Ave Ste L101 Spokane, WA 99202-2903 HDR, Inc. (402) 399-1000 FAX: (402) 399-1111 Toll Free: (800) 366-4411 8404 Indian Hills Dr Omaha, NE 68114-4098 Heil of Texas (713) 923-7600 FAX: (713) 923-5522 5900 Wheeler St Houston, TX 77023-5409 Helac Corporation (360) 825-1601 FAX: (360) 825-1603 225 Battersby Ave Enumclaw, WA 98022-8204

Henke Manufacturing (913) 682-9000 FAX: (913) 682-0300 3070 Wilson Ave Leavenworth, KS 66048-4637 Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (618) 594-3711 FAX: (618) 594-8217 1075 Lake Rd PO Box 70 Carlyle, IL 62231-1245 Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (480) 383-8480 FAX: (480) 383-8499 444 N 44th St Ste 105 Phoenix, AZ 85008-7625 Herzog Contracting Corp. (816) 233-9001 FAX: (816) 233-9881 Toll Free: (800) 950 1969 PO Box 1089 600 S Riverside Rd Saint Joseph, MO 64502-1089 Highway Equipment Company (319) 363-8281 FAX: (319) 632-3081 Toll Free: (800) 363-1771 1330 76th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7038

HNTB Corporation (816) 527-2236 FAX: (816) 472-5004 Toll Free: (800) 693-4682 715 Kirk Dr Kansas City, MO 64105-1310 Hogan Company (909) 421-0245 FAX: (909) 421-0249 Toll Free: (800) 214-6426 2741 S Lilac Ave Bloomington, CA 92316-3213 Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists (530) 478-1305 FAX: (530) 478-1019 792 Searls Ave Nevada City, CA 95959-3056 Hoosier Company, Inc. (317) 872-8125 FAX: (317) 872-7183 Toll Free: (800) 521-4184 PO Box 681064 Indianapolis, IN 46268-7064

Hydro Designs, Inc. (248) 250-5000 FAX: (248) 786-1789 Toll Free: (800) 690-6651 5700 Crooks Rd Ste 100 Troy, MI 48098-2826 Ideate Inc. (888) 662-7238 FAX: (800) 214-1838 Toll Free: (888) 662-7238 44 Montgomery St Ste 1000 San Francisco, CA 94104-4612 Impact Sciences (916) 787-0818 FAX: (916) 787-0828 1544 Eureka Rd Ste 180 Roseville, CA 95661-3092

Horner & Shifrin, Inc. (618) 622-3040 FAX: (518) 622-3070 640 Pierce Blvd # 200 O’Fallon, IL 62269-2579

IMS Infrastructure Management Services (847) 506-1500 FAX: (847) 255-2938 Toll Free: (800) 467-7110 1820 W Drake Dr Ste 108 Tempe, AZ 85283-4312

Howard P. Fairfield, LLC (207) 474-9836 FAX: (207) 474-6526 PO Box 188 9 Green St Skowhegan, ME 04976-0188

INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company (425) 635-1000 FAX: (425) 635-1150 400 112th Ave NE Ste 400 Bellevue, WA 98004-5540

Howard R. Green Company (319) 841-4000 FAX: (319) 841-4012 Toll Free: (800) 728-7805 8710 Earhart Ln SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-8947

Independent Equipment Corp. (516) 877-2220 FAX: (516) 877-0409 332 Sagamore Ave Mineola, NY 11501-1918

Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. (617) 482-7080 FAX: (617) 482-7417 38 Chauncy St Fl 9 Boston, MA 02111-2307 Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (281) 496-0066 FAX: (281) 496-0220 1500 S Dairy Ashford St Ste 200 Houston, TX 77077-3858 Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (512) 231-1119 FAX: (512) 231-1129 3701 Executive Center Dr Ste 101 Austin, TX 78731-1651

Highway Technologies, Inc. (630) 932-4600 FAX: (630) 932-7611 880 N Addison Rd Villa Park, IL 60181-1153

Hunter Contracting Co. (480) 892-0521 FAX: (480) 892-4932 701 N Cooper Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233-3703

Hill International Inc. (925) 275-9870 FAX: (925) 275-9930 5000 Executive Pkwy Ste 430 San Ramon, CA 94583-4282

HVJ Associates, Inc. (281) 933-7388 FAX: (281) 933-7293 6120 S Dairy Ashford St Houston, TX 77072-1010

HWA GeoSciences Inc. (425) 774-0106 FAX: (425) 774-2714 19730 64th Ave W Ste 200 Lynnwood, WA 98036-5957

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (231) 582-3100 FAX: (231) 582-0622 Toll Free: (800) 662-4638 1385 S M 75 Boyne City, MI 49712-9689 Infor Public Sector (916) 921-0883 FAX: (916) 921-6620 Toll Free: (800) 821-9316 11092 Sun Center Dr Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6109 INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company (630) 652-1200 FAX: (630) 652-0002 980 N Lombard Rd Lombard, IL 60148-1231 Insituform Technologies, Inc. (636) 530-8000 FAX: (636) 519-8010 Toll Free: (800) 234-2992 17999 Edison Ave Chesterfield, MO 63005-3713 Inspection Services, Inc. (415) 243-3265 FAX: (415) 243-3266 1798 University Ave

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Berkeley, CA 94703-1514 Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. (604) 574-7510 FAX: (604) 574-8970 Toll Free: (800) 688-5652 102-17957 55th Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 6C4 CANADA InterClean Equipment, Inc. (734) 975-2967 FAX: (734) 975-1646 Toll Free: (800) 468-3725 3939 Bestech Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-9628 Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (703) 657-6900 FAX: (703) 657-6901 Toll Free: (800) 241-3652 13921 Park Center Rd Ste 270 Herndon, VA 20171-3269 Intermountain Sweeper Company (303) 574-0340 FAX: (303) 574-9468 3881 Paris St Unit A Denver, CO 80239-3381 International Municipal Signal Association (315) 331-2182 FAX: (315) 331-8205 Toll Free: (800) 723-4672 PO Box 539 165 E Union St Newark, NY 14513-0539 J-U-B Engineers, Inc. (509) 783-2144 FAX: (509) 736-0790 Toll Free: (888) 582-5951 2810 W Clearwater Ave Ste 201 Kennewick, WA 99336-2982 J.R. Giese Operations, LLC (904) 730-7994 FAX: (904) 221-7521 3560 Cardinal Point Dr Ste 201 Jacksonville, FL 32257-9238 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (405) 810-8254 FAX: (405) 810-2980 10001 Broadway Ext Oklahoma City, OK 73114-6307 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (281) 983-2357 FAX: (832) 351-7766 5995 Rogerdale Rd Houston, TX 77072-1601 James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. (630) 719-7570 FAX: (630) 719-7589 950 Warrenville Rd Ste 101 Lisle, IL 60532-1844 Jet-Vac Inc. (800) 577-1841 FAX: (973) 659-0081 Toll Free: (800) 577-1841 15 Taylor Rd Wharton, NJ 07885-1532

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JFNew (708) 534-3450 FAX: (708) 534-3480 6605 W Steger Rd Ste A Monee, IL 60449-7044 Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. (702) 564-3331 FAX: (702) 564-8542 106 Cassia Way Henderson, NV 89014-6415 JSD Professional Services, Inc. (608) 848-5060 FAX: (608) 848-2255 161 Horizon Dr Ste 101 Verona, WI 53593-1249 JTS Manage Services (206) 861-8000 FAX: (206) 861-1115 1825 S Jackson St Seattle, WA 98144-2257 K & A Engineering, Inc. (909) 279-1800 FAX: (951) 279-4380 357 N Sheridan St Ste 117 Corona, CA 92880-2029 K M International (810) 688-1234 FAX: (810) 688-8765 Toll Free: (800) 492-1757 6561 Bernie Kohler Dr North Branch, MI 48461-8886

Orange, CA 92868-6914 Kirkham Michael, Inc. (402) 393-5630 FAX: (402) 255-3850 Toll Free: (866) 973-9243 12700 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154-2154 Kissick Construction Company, Inc. (816) 363-5530 FAX: (816) 523-1557 Toll Free: (800) 335-4414 8131 Indiana Ave Kansas City, MO 64132-2507 Kleinfelder/S E A (508) 270-6555 FAX: (508) 370-8259 Toll Free: (800) 489-6689 5 Whittier St Ste 600 Framingham, MA 01701-4691 Klotz Associates (281) 589-7257 FAX: (281) 589-7309 1160 Dairy Ashford St Ste 500 Houston, TX 77079-3098 Knaack L.L.C. (815) 301-2208 FAX: (815) 301-2330 420 E Terra Cotta Ave Crystal Lake, IL 60014-3611

Kansas One-Call (316) 687-0494 FAX: (316) 687-0629 8100 E 22nd St N Bldg 2300 Wichita, KS 67226-2388

Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint (810) 762-1100 Toll Free: (800) 589-9100 1200 S Averill Ave Flint, MI 48503-2975

KBR, Inc. (713) 753-3204 4100 Clinton Dr Houston, TX 77020-6299

Komatsu America Corporation (847) 970-5763 FAX: (847) 970-4180 PO Box 5049 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-5049

KCI Associates of NC (919) 783-9214 FAX: (919) 783-8405 4601 Six Forks Rd Ste 220 Raleigh, NC 27609-5210

KPFF, Inc. (206) 622-5822 FAX: (206) 622-8130 1601 5th Ave Ste 1600 Seattle, WA 98101-3665

KE&G Construction, Inc. (520) 748-0188 FAX: (520) 748-8975 5100 S Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85706-1976

Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. (504) 837-9470 FAX: (504) 837-9477 PO Box 19688 New Orleans, LA 70179-0688

Keystone Plastics, Ltd. (908) 561-1300 FAX: (908) 561-3404 Toll Free: (800) 635-5238 3451 S Clinton Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1303

Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated (909) 684-6900 FAX: (909) 684-6986 3602 University Ave Riverside, CA 92501-3331

Kiewit Western Co. (602) 437-7868 FAX: (602) 437-7806 3888 E Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040-2924

KSA Engineers, Inc. (903) 236-7700 FAX: (903) 236-7779 140 E Tyler St Ste 600 Longview, TX 75601-7256

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (714) 939-1030 FAX: (714) 938-9488 765 The City Dr S Ste 400

Lafarge North America (262) 754-8488 FAX: (262) 754-8489 Toll Free: (800) 678-6220

April 2010

150 N Sunny Slope Rd Ste 215 Brookfield, WI 53005-4810 Lakeside Industries (425) 313-2681 FAX: (425) 313-2622 PO Box 7016 Issaquah, WA 98027-7016 Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. (402) 496-2498 FAX: (402) 496-2730 14710 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154-2027 Landau Associates, Inc. (425) 778-0907 FAX: (425) 778-6409 Toll Free: (800) 552-5957 130 2nd Ave S Edmonds, WA 98020-3512 LandMark Consultants, Inc. (760) 370-3000 FAX: (760) 337-8900 780 N 4th St El Centro, CA 92243-1511 Larkin Group, Inc. (816) 361-0440 FAX: (816) 361-0045 Toll Free: (800) 488-5275 9200 Ward Pkwy Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64114-3350 Lawson-Fisher Associates, P.C. (574) 234-3167 FAX: (574) 234-3167 525 W Washington St South Bend, IN 46601-1527 LCC, Inc. (925) 228-4218 FAX: (925) 228-4638 930 Estudillo St Martinez, CA 94553-1620 Legat Architects (312) 848-8809 FAX: (312) 258-1555 651 W Washington Blvd Ste 1 Chicago, IL 60661-2123 Leighton Group, Inc. (805) 654-9257 3585 Maple St Ste 211 Ventura, CA 93003-3511 Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc. (734) 955-2508 FAX: (734) 955-2504 28529 Goddard Rd Ste 106 Romulus, MI 48174-2779 Little Falls Machine, Inc. (320) 632-9266 FAX: (320) 632-3484 Toll Free: (800) 772-7569 300 Lindbergh Dr S Little Falls, MN 56345-1598 Littlejohn Engineering Associates (423) 928-3500 FAX: (423) 926-3565 Toll Free: (800) 869-5596 207 E Main St Ste 3A 101 Fountain Pl Bldg Johnson City, TN 37604-5749

LJA Engineering, Inc. (713) 953-5200 FAX: (713) 953-5026 2929 Briarpark Dr Ste 600 Houston, TX 77042-3768 LJB Inc. (937) 259-5000 FAX: (937) 259-5100 Toll Free: (866) 552-3536 3100 Research Blvd Dayton, OH 45420-4022 LNV, Inc. (210) 822-2232 FAX: (210) 822-4032 8918 Tesoro Dr Ste 401 San Antonio, TX 78217-6220 Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (713) 266-6900 FAX: (713) 266-2089 2925 Briarpark Dr Houston, TX 77042-3720 LONCO, Inc. (630) 577-9100 FAX: (630) 577-9199 1560 Wall St Ste 222 Naperville, IL 60563-1146 LOT Maintenance, Inc. (918) 446-4111 FAX: (918) 446-1310 909 W 23rd St Tulsa, OK 74107-2817 Louisiana Machinery LLC (866) 843-7440 FAX: (985) 536-4549 3799 W Airline Hwy Reserve, LA 70084-5717 Louisiana One Call (225) 275-3700 FAX: (225) 272-1967 2215 W Boardwalk Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70816-8334 LucyCo Communications (916) 491-3161 FAX: (916) 491-3160 1614 19th St Sacramento, CA 95811-6704 Lumec, Inc./Div. of Philips (450) 430-7040 FAX: (450) 430-1453 640 Boulevard Cure-Boivin Boisbriand, QC J7G 2A7 CANADA M.A. Mortenson Company (847) 981-8600 FAX: (847) 981-8667 25 Northwest Point Blvd Ste 100 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1099 M.H. Corbin, Inc. (614) 873-5216 FAX: (614) 873-8095 8420 Estates Ct Plain City, OH 43064-8015 MacKay & Sposito, Inc. (360) 695-3411 FAX: (360) 695-0833 Toll Free: (888) 695-3411 1325 SE Tech Center Dr Ste 140

Vancouver, WA 98683-5554 MacQueen Equipment, Inc. (651) 645-5726 FAX: (651) 645-6668 595 Aldine St Saint Paul, MN 55104-2297 Maguire Group Inc. (508) 543-1700 FAX: (508) 543-5157 33 Commercial St Ste 1 Foxboro, MA 02035-5309

McCormick Rankin Corporation (905) 823-8500 FAX: (905) 823-8503 2655 N Sheridan Way, Ste 300 Mississauga, ON L5K 2P8 CANADA Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. (831) 426-3186 FAX: (831) 426-6607 224 Walnut Ave Ste B Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3836

Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. (603) 880-9380 FAX: (603) 886-8254 Toll Free: (800) 624-5468 7 Tracy Ln Hudson, NH 03051-3031

MetaDome, LLC (608) 249-8644 FAX: (608) 249-8922 Toll Free: (877) 270-3663 2136 E Dayton St Madison, WI 53704-4723

Maintenance Design Group (303) 302-0266 FAX: (303) 302-0270 1600 Stout St Ste 940 Denver, CO 80202-3100

Metal Forms Corporation (414) 964-4550 FAX: (414) 964-4503 3334 N Booth St Milwaukee, WI 53212-1697

Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. (936) 372-1800 FAX: (936) 372-1803 PO Box 919 Waller, TX 77484-0919 Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (713) 840-1511 FAX: (914) 694-9286 1700 West Loop S Ste 1450 Houston, TX 77027-3008 Manhard Consulting, Ltd. (775) 882-5630 FAX: (775) 885-7282 3476 Executive Pointe Way Ste 12 Carson City, NV 89706-7956 Manhard Consulting, Ltd. (847) 634-5550 FAX: (847) 634-0095 Toll Free: (866) MANHARD 900 Woodlands Pkwy Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3103 Martin Implement Sales (708) 349-8430 FAX: (708) 349-4230 18405 115th Ave Orland Park, IL 60467-9489 Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. (610) 759-8213 FAX: (610) 759-0873 2857 Bath Pike Nazareth, PA 18064-9010 Mattern & Craig, Inc. (423) 245-4970 FAX: (423) 245-5932 429 Clay St Kingsport, TN 37660-3654 Maverick Enteprises, Inc. (815) 494-9220 FAX: (815) 335-2641 PO Box 476 Winnebago, IL 61088-0476 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (480) 449-4700 FAX: (480) 449-4747 80 E Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 310 Tempe, AZ 85281-9104

Meyer Products LLC (216) 486-1313 FAX: (216) 486-3073 18513 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44112-1018 Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson (510) 808-2000 FAX: (510) 444-1108 Toll Free: (800) 646-3559 555 12th St Ste 1500 Oakland, CA 94607-4095 MGC Contractors, Inc. (602) 437-5000 FAX: (602) 470-4000 4110 E Elwood St Phoenix, AZ 85040-1922 Michael Baker Corporation (703) 960-5620 FAX: (703) 317-6281 3601 Eisenhower Ave Ste 600 Alexandria, VA 22304-6426 Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (734) 513-0300 FAX: (734) 513-0318 14001 Merriman Rd Livonia, MI 48154-4262 Michigan Pipe and Valve (810) 230-2737 FAX: (810) 230-2992 4040 Eagles Nest Flushing, MI 48433-2492

Midwest Rake Company LLC (574) 267-7875 FAX: (574) 267-8508 Toll Free: (800) 815-7253 PO Box 1674 1605 W Center St Warsaw, IN 46581-1674 Miller Pipeline Corporation (317) 293-0278 FAX: (317) 2956410

Toll Free: (800) 848-3742 8850 Crawfordsville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46234-1559 Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (203) 217-1773 FAX: (203) 272-9733 99 Realty Dr Cheshire, CT 06410-1656 Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. (502) 485-1508 FAX: (502) 485-1606 5151 Jefferson Blvd Louisville, KY 40219-3209 Minuteman Trucks, Inc. (508) 668-3112 Toll Free: (800) 225-4808 2181 Providence Hwy Walpole, MA 02081-2528 MJ Harden Associates, Inc. (913) 981-9515 5700 Broadmoor St Ste 800 Mission, KS 66202-2424 MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. (316) 684-9600 FAX: (316) 684-5100 411 N Webb Rd Wichita, KS 67206-2521 MMM Group Limited (905) 882-1100 FAX: (905) 882-0055 100 Commerce Valley Dr W Thornhill, ON L3T 0A1 CANADA MNS Engineers, Inc. (805) 692-6921 FAX: (805) 692-6931 4050 Calle Real Ste 110 Santa Barbara, CA 93110-4027 Mobile Power Sweepers, Inc. (608) 839-3816 FAX: (608) 839-9385 3895 Ridge Rd Deerfield, WI 53531-9656 ModernTech AEC Solutions (865) 531-6090 FAX: (865) 694-9505 Toll Free: (877) 531-6090 1626 Downtown West Blvd Knoxville, TN 37919-5408 Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (608) 329-8105 FAX: (608) 328-8390 Toll Free: (800) 880-0109 1051 W 7th St Monroe, WI 53566-9100 Montage Enterprises, Incorporated (908) 362-5353 FAX: (908) 362-5405 PO Box 631 Blairstown, NJ 07825-0631 Morgan Asphalt (801) 381-5698 FAX: (801) 595-0020 PO Box 16085

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Salt Lake City, UT 84116-0085

Nashville, TN 37203-1616

Morrison-Maierle, Inc. (602) 273-2900 FAX: (302) 273-2901 Toll Free: (866) 862-9384 1275 W Washington St Ste 108 Tempe, AZ 85281-1859

Neenah Foundry Company (920) 725-7000 FAX: (920) 729-3661 Toll Free: (800) 558-5075 PO Box 729 2121 Brooks Ave Neenah, WI 54957-0729

MPRI, an L-3 Company (443) 285-4728 FAX: (443) 285-4750 Toll Free: (888) 259-4746 7142 Columbia Gateway Dr Columbia, MD 21046-2132 MSA Consulting, Inc. (760) 320-9811 FAX: (760) 323-7893 Toll Free: (866) 297-3366 34200 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1762 MSA Professional Services Inc. (608) 242-6627 FAX: (608) 242-5664 Toll Free: (800) 446-0679 2901 International Ln Ste 300 Madison, WI 53704-3177 Mulkey Engineers & Consultants (704) 566-4360 FAX: (704) 537-2811 7500 E Independence Blvd Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28227-9405 Munsys, Inc. (800) 696-1238 FAX: (800) 694-0293 3689 Tampa Rd Ste 320 Oldsmar, FL 34677-6312

New Jersey Alliance for Action (732) 225-1180 FAX: (732) 225-4694 PO Box 6438 Edison, NJ 08818-6438 Nichols Consulting Engineers (916) 388-5655 FAX: (916) 388-5676 8795 Folsom Blvd Ste 250 Sacramento, CA 95826-3721 Ninyo & Moore (858) 576-1000 FAX: (858) 576-9600 5710 Ruffin Rd San Diego, CA 92123-1013 Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. (207) 453-2362 FAX: (207) 453-4774 330 Neck Rd Benton, ME 04901-3545 NMG Geotechnical, Inc. (949) 442-2442 FAX: (949) 476-8322 17991 Fitch Irvine, CA 92614-6079

Murray & Trettel, Inc. (847) 963-9000 FAX: (847) 963-0199 600 N 1st Bank Dr Ste A Palatine, IL 60067-8185

Nolte Associates, Inc. (916) 641-9100 FAX: (916) 641-9222 Toll Free: 800 21-NOLTE 2495 Natomas Park Dr Fl 4 Sacramento, CA 95833-2940

Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. (208) 350-2250 FAX: (208) 350-2251 950 W Bannock St Ste 910 Boise, ID 83702-6138

North American Salt Company (913) 344-9360 FAX: (913) 338-7945 9900 W 109th St Ste 600 Overland Park, KS 66210-1436

MWH Americas Inc. (702) 878-8010 FAX: (702) 878-7833 3010 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89102-1969

North Florida Emulsions, Inc. (386) 328-1733 FAX: (386) 328-1887 701 N Moody Rd Ste 15 Palatka, FL 32177-2439

National Research Council Canada (613) 991-2987 FAX: (613) 993-3142 Bldg M-20, Montreal Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 CANADA

Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. (510) 839-0688 FAX: (510) 839-4350 300 Frank H Ogawa Plz Ste 510 Oakland, CA 94612-2040

NBS (Local Government Solutions) (800) 676-7516 FAX: (951) 296-1998 32605 Temecula Pkwy Ste 100 Temecula, CA 92592-6838

Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. (425) 313-9161 FAX: (425) 313-9194 Toll Free: (800) 726-0031 345 NW Dogwood St PO Box 2410 Issaquah, WA 98027-3216

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. (615) 383-8420 FAX: (615) 383-9984 210 25th Ave N Ste 800

NOVA Engineering and Environmental, LLC (858) 292-7575 FAX: (858) 292-7570

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4373 Viewridge Ave Ste B San Diego, CA 92123-1619 NUCA of Oregon & Southwest Washington (503) 742-8877 FAX: (503) 650-7555 PO Box 301251 Portland, OR 97294-9251 NW Engineers, LLC (503) 601-4401 FAX: (503) 601-4402 Toll Free: (877) 648-4061 19075 NW Tanasbourne Dr Ste 160 Hillsboro, OR 97124-5858 O’Brien & Gere (502) 587-7884 FAX: (502) 587-7895 730 W Main St Ste 200 Louisville, KY 40202-2640 Oates Associates, Inc. (314) 588-8381 FAX: (314) 588-9605 720 Olive St Ste 1660 Saint Louis, MO 63101-2312 OBEC Consulting Engineers (503) 620-6103 FAX: (503) 620-8416 5005 Meadows Rd Ste 120 Lake Oswego, OR 97035-4288 Occidental Chemical Corporation (231) 845-4367 FAX: (231) 845-4312 Toll Free: (800) 447-4369 1600 S Madison St Ludington, MI 49431-2568 ODB Company (804) 226-4433 FAX: (804) 226-6914 Toll Free: (800) 446-9823 5118 Glen Alden Dr Richmond, VA 23231-4319 OEST Associates, Inc. (207) 761-1770 FAX: (207) 774-1246 343 Gorham Rd South Portland, ME 04106-2342 Oldcastle Precast, Inc. (801) 399-1171 FAX: (801) 392-7849 Toll Free: (800) 776-8760 PO Box 12730 Ogden, UT 84412-2730

Toll Free: (800) 571-6677 1 Systems Dr Appleton, WI 54914-1654 Ontario Concrete Pipe Association (519) 489-4488 FAX: (519) 578-6060 Toll Free: (800) 435-0116 447 Frederick St Second Fl Kitchener, ON N2H 2P4 CANADA OPW Fuel Management Systems (708) 485-4200 FAX: (708) 485-7137 6900 Santa Fe Dr Hodgkins, IL 60525-7600 Ossian Inc. (563) 324-3381 FAX: (563) 324-0751 635 S Elmwood Ave Davenport, IA 52802-2129 Otak (503) 699-4548 FAX: (503) 635-5395 17355 Boones Ferry Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97035-5217 P&G Fleet Services, Inc. (631) 289-9845 FAX: (631) 289-9848 40 Corporate Dr Holtsville, NY 11742-2004 P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC (708) 430-5770 FAX: (708) 598-1277 Toll Free: (800) 443-5770 8432 Beloit Ave Bridgeview, IL 60455-1774 PACE, Inc. (602) 275-8066 FAX: (602) 393-3026 426 N 44th St Ste 120 Phoenix, AZ 85008-6595 PacifCAD (509) 326-7789 FAX: (509) 326-8087 159 S Lincoln St Ste 321 Spokane, WA 99201-4418 Pacific Geotechnical, LLC (503) 656-0156 FAX: (503) 656-0186 1419 Washington St Ste 101 Oregon City, OR 97045-1617

Olsson Associates (913) 381-1170 FAX: (913) 381-1174 7301 W 133rd St Ste 200 Overland Park, KS 66213-4750

Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. (925) 224-7717 FAX: (925) 224-7726 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd Ste 320 Pleasanton, CA 94588-2838

Olympic Foundry Inc. (206) 764-6200 FAX: (206) 764-1170 5200 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108-1725

Palmetto Utility Protection Service (803) 939-0117 FAX: (800) 939-0704 810 Dutch Square Blvd Ste 320 Columbia, SC 29210-7318

OMNNI Associates, Inc. (920) 830-6171 FAX: (920) 830-6100

Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. (850) 478-5250 FAX: (850) 479-5901

PO Box 3717 Pensacola, FL 32516-3717

426 S Kansas Ave Olathe, KS 66061-4441

Paragon Partners Ltd. (714) 379-3376 FAX: (714) 373-1234 Toll Free: (888) 899-7498 5762 Bolsa Ave Ste 201 Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1172

PBS Engineering + Environmental (503) 248-1939 FAX: (503) 248-0223 Toll Free: (888) 248-1939 4412 SW Corbett Ave Portland, OR 97239-4207

Parametrix, Inc. (253) 269-1330 FAX: (253) 269-6899 1002 15th St SW Ste 220 Auburn, WA 98001-6502

PBS&J (281) 529-4219 FAX: (281) 493-1047 1250 Wood Branch Park Dr Ste 300 Houston, TX 77079-1213

Parsons Brinckerhoff (480) 921-6887 FAX: (480) 966-9234 1501 W Fountainhead Pkwy Ste 400 Tempe, AZ 85282-1853

PBS&J (407) 647-7275 FAX: (407) 647-0551 482 S Keller Rd Orlando, FL 32810-6101

Parsons Brinckerhoff (206) 382-5200 FAX: (206) 382-5222 999 3rd Ave Ste 2200 Seattle, WA 98104-4044

PCA, Southeast Region (770) 962-3360 FAX: (770) 962-3361 175 Gwinnett Dr Ste 330 Lawrenceville, GA 30046-8461

Pat’s Pump & Blower (800) 359-7867 FAX: (407) 648-2096 630 W Church St Orlando, FL 32805-2269 Patrick Engineering Inc. (630) 795-7200 FAX: (630) 724-1620 4970 Varsity Dr Lisle, IL 60532-4101 Pavement Restorations, Inc. (731) 707-0731 FAX: (731) 613-2019 Toll Free: (731) 487-4621 10162 Stinson St Milan, TN 38358-6482 Pavement Savers Inc. (321) 635-9500 FAX: (321) 635-9555 Toll Free: (800) 677-9442 PO Box 759 Cocoa, FL 32923-0759 Pavement Technology, Inc. (440) 892-1895 FAX: (440) 892-0953 Toll Free: (800) 333-6309 24144 Detroit Rd Westlake, OH 44145-1515 Paveway Systems (813) 632-3500 FAX: (813) 632-3579 924 E 124th Ave Tampa, FL 33612-3506 Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. (316) 838-0300 FAX: (316) 838-0505 Toll Free: (800) 594-7674 1616 E 37th St N Wichita, KS 67219-3526 Payne & Brockway, P.A. (913) 782-4800 FAX: (913) 782-0907

Gardner, KS 66030-3001

PCL Constructors Inc. (480) 829-6333 FAX: (480) 829-8252 1711 W Greentree Dr Ste 201 Tempe, AZ 85284-2717 Pease Associates (704) 376-6423 FAX: (704) 332-6177 2925 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28205-7034 PECO Energy Company (215) 841-6485 FAX: (215) 841-6906 2301 Market St Fl 9 Engineering Services Philadelphia, PA 19103-1380 Peerless-Midwest, Inc. (616) 527-0050 FAX: (616) 527-5508 505 Apple Tree Dr Ionia, MI 48846-8512 PENGWYN (614) 488-2861 FAX: (614) 488-0019 Toll Free: (800) 233-7568 2550 W 5th Ave Columbus, OH 43204-3815 Pennoni Associates Inc. (302) 655-4451 FAX: (302) 654-2895 62 Rockford Rd Ste 201 Wilmington, DE 19806-1051

Perteet Inc. (425) 252-7700 FAX: (425) 339-6018 2707 Colby Ave Ste 900 Everett, WA 98201-3565 Phoenix Highway Products, Inc. (949) 330-6208 FAX: (949) 743-5814 65 Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2601 Pipeline Video Inspection and Cleaning (520) 840-5751 FAX: (602) 237-0294 1616 S 31st Ave Phoenix, AZ 85009-6222 Pizzo & Associates Ltd (815) 495-2300 FAX: (815) 498-4406 10729 Pine Rd Leland, IL 60531-9802 Plateau Engineering, Inc. (928) 556-0311 FAX: (928) 213-9614 202 E Birch Ave Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5246 Portland General Electric (503) 463-4382 FAX: (503) 463-4308 4245 Kale St NE Salem, OR 97305-2333 Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. (847) 640-1010 FAX: (847) 640-1079 2100 Golf Rd St 230 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Power Equipment Leasing Company (815) 886-1776 FAX: (815) 886-1161 Toll Free: (800) 521-0246 605 Anderson Dr Romeoville, IL 60446-1687

Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. (208) 466-7190 FAX: (208) 466-7168 Toll Free: (866) 466-7190 3818 E Newby St Ste 101 Nampa, ID 83687-5217 Proseal Inc. (316) 650-9805 FAX: (316) 465-5530 PO Box 741 El Dorado, KS 67042-0741 PSMJ Resources, Inc. (617) 965-0055 FAX: (617) 965-5152 Toll Free: (800) 537-PSMJ 10 Midland Ave Newton, MA 02458-1000 Psomas (714) 751-7373 FAX: (714) 545-8883 3 Hutton Centre Dr Ste 200 Santa Ana, CA 92707-8794 Public Works Equipment and Supply, Inc. (704) 289-6488 FAX: (704) 283-2266 Toll Free: (800) 222-6803 3405 Westwood Industrial Dr Monroe, NC 28110-5208 Public Works Magazine/Hanley Wood Business Media (773) 824-2400 FAX: (773) 824-2401 8725 W Higgins Rd Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60631-2713

Precision Concrete Cutting Midwest (913) 851-2004 11922 Stearns St Overland Park, KS 66213-1962

PubWorks FAX: (760) 280-6660 Toll Free: (888) 920-0380 PO Box 6502 Snowmass Village, CO 81615-6502

Prinoth Ltd (450) 776-3600 FAX: (450) 776-3625 1001 J-A Bombardier St Granby, QC J2J 1E9 CANADA

Puget Sound Energy (253) 476-6304 FAX: (253) 476-6323 Toll Free: (888) 225-5773 PO Box 90868 TACLL Bellevue, WA 98009-0868

Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. (412) 464-7111 FAX: (412) 464-7104 925 Irwin Run Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122-1078

Professional Pavement Products, Inc. (904) 448-4074 FAX: (904) 733-8800 Toll Free: (866) 855-1256 9556 Historic Kings Rd S Ste 315 Jacksonville, FL 32257-2012

Performance Consulting Associates Inc. (PCA) (770) 717-2737 FAX: (770) 717-7014 3700 Crestwood Pkwy NW Ste 100 Duluth, GA 30096-5583

Progressive Innovations, LLC (877) 885-4834 FAX: (615) 790-7257 992 Davidson Dr Ste 108 Nashville, TN 37205-1051

Peridian Group, Inc. (913) 856-7899 FAX: (913) 856-7644 265 Stonecreek Dr

Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. (602) 906-1901 FAX: (602) 906-3080

2310 W Mission Ln Ste 4 Phoenix, AZ 85021-2812

Pulice Construction, Inc. (602) 944-2241 FAX: (602) 870-3396 2033 W Mountain View Rd Phoenix, AZ 85021-1999

QPR, Division of Lafarge North America (585) 944-7996 FAX: (678) 746-2238 Toll Free: (800) 388-4338 12735 Morris Road Ext Ste 150 Alpharetta, GA 30004-8904

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Quest Civil Constructors, Inc. (623) 581-9700 FAX: (623) 581-9710 1903 W Parkside Ln Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85027-1236 Quincy Engineering, Inc. (916) 368-9181 FAX: (916) 368-1308 3247 Ramos Cir Sacramento, CA 95827-2501

1000 Raco Ct Lawrenceville, GA 30046-3305 Reid Middleton (425) 741-3800 FAX: (425) 741-3900 728 134th St SW Ste 200 Everett, WA 98204-5322

R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. (904) 731-5440 FAX: (904) 731-5465 8298 Bayberry Rd Ste 1 Jacksonville, FL 32256-9400

ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. (416) 444-5842 FAX: (416) 444-1176 11 Prince Andrew Place Toronto, ON M3C 2H2 CANADA

R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. (954) 680-7771 FAX: (954) 680-7781 6861 SW 196th Ave Ste 302 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332-1663

Republic ITS (817) 633-5300 FAX: (817) 633-5350 Toll Free: 800LIGHTS ON 2725 114th St Grand Prairie, TX 75050-6467

R2H Engineering, Inc. (702) 260-7000 FAX: (702) 260-7070 840 Grier Dr Ste 320 Las Vegas, NV 89119-3777

RFE Engineering, Inc. (916) 989-3285 FAX: (916) 989-3597 8680 Greenback Ln Ste 107 Orangevale, CA 95662-3970

RBF Consulting (949) 472-3505 FAX: (949) 472-8373 Toll Free: (800) 479-3808 14725 Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA 92618-2027

RH2 Engineering Inc. (425) 951-5400 FAX: (425) 398-2774 Toll Free: (800) 720-8052 12100 NE 195th St Ste 100 Bothell, WA 98011-5764

RBF Consulting (760) 346-7481 FAX: (760) 346-8315 74130 Country Club Dr Ste 201 Palm Desert, CA 92260-1687 Reagan Equipment Co. Inc. (504) 368-9760 FAX: (504) 367-4044 2550 Belle Chasse Hwy Gretna, LA 70053-6758 Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. (214) 350-5600 FAX: (214) 350-7510 2424 Stutz Rd Ste 400 Dallas, TX 75235-6500 Reed Systems, Ltd (845) 647-3660 FAX: (845) 647-5651 Toll Free: (800) 743-3661 PO Box 209 Ellenville, NY 12428-0209 Reef Industries, Inc. (713) 507-4251 FAX: (713) 507-4295 9209 Almeda Genoa Rd Houston, TX 77075-2339 Regional Truck Equipment (630) 543-0330 FAX: (630) 543-9806 255 W Laura Dr Addison, IL 60101-5013 ReGreen Inc. (310) 261-8660 FAX: (213) 621-7792 605 Imperial St Los Angeles, CA 90021-1309 Rehrig Pacific Company (678) 252-2273 FAX: (770) 339-4840

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RHOMAR Industries, Inc. (417) 866-5592 FAX: (417) 866-5593 Toll Free: (800) 688-6221 2107 E Rockhurst St Springfield, MO 65802-6522 Rick Engineering Company (951) 782-0707 FAX: (951) 782-0723 1223 University Ave Ste 240 Riverside, CA 92507-7209 Rick Engineering Company (805) 544-0707 FAX: (805) 544-2052 711 Tank Farm Rd Ste 110 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7075 RJN Group, Inc. (630) 682-4700 FAX: (630) 682-4754 200 W Front St Wheaton, IL 60187-5111

Root Spring Scraper Co. (269) 382-2025 FAX: (269) 382-5920 Toll Free: (800) 333-7668 527 W North St Kalamazoo, MI 49007-2433 RootX Root Control Corp. (503) 364-2999 FAX: (503) 485-5229 Toll Free: (800) 844-4974 1705 Salem Industrial Dr NE Salem, OR 97301-8079 RORE, Inc. (858) 404-7393 FAX: (858) 404-7395 5151 Shoreham Pl Ste 260 San Diego, CA 92122-5962 Roth Hill, LLC (425) 869-9448 FAX: (425) 869-1190 Toll Free: (800) 835-0292 2600 116th Ave NE Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004-1468 Roto-Mix (620) 225-1142 FAX: (620) 225-6370 2205 E Wyatt Earp Blvd Dodge City, KS 67801-7016 RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. (800) 977-7284 FAX: (410) 290-0334 8850 Stanford Blvd Ste 3250 Columbia, MD 21045-4797 ROWE Professional Services Company (810) 341-7500 FAX: (810) 341-7573 Toll Free: (800) 837-9131 PO Box 3748 540 S Saginaw St, Ste 200 Flint, MI 48502-0748 RPM Engineers, Inc. (843) 839-1490 FAX: (843) 839-1491 511 Robert M Grissom Pkwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6576 RRM Design Group (805) 543-1794 FAX: (805) 543-4609 3765 S Higuera St Ste 102 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-1577

RNOW Inc. (414) 541-5700 FAX: (414) 543-9797 8636R W National Ave Milwaukee, WI 53227

RtVision, Inc. (320) 632-0760 PO Box 394 Little Falls, MN 56345-0394

Rock Mills Enterprises, Inc. (712) 451-6550 FAX: (712) 451-6551 1522 14th St Rock Valley, IA 51247-1207

S & C Engineers, Inc. (510) 272-2970 FAX: (510) 272-2972 111 Broadway Ste 300 Oakland, CA 94607-3730

Rockgown Tool and Equipment (914) 409-6024 57 W 2nd St Mount Vernon, NY 10550-3002

April 2010

Sabre Equipment Inc. (412) 262-3080 FAX: (412) 262-2779 802 Pennsylvania Ave Coraopolis, PA 15108-3958

Salaber Associates, Inc. (707) 693-8800 FAX: (707) 693-8801 180 S 1st St Ste 10 Dixon, CA 95620-3439 Salt Institute (613) 564-0534 FAX: (703) 548-2194 700 N Fairfax St Ste 600 Alexandria, VA 22314-2085 Salt River Project (602) 236-4637 FAX: (602) 236-2737 PO Box 52025 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2025 San Antonio Design Group Inc. (210) 342-6700 FAX: (210) 342-6701 2101 Lockhill Selma Rd Ste 216 San Antonio, TX 78213-1409 San Diego Gas and Electric (858) 636-5716 FAX: (858) 636-3967 8315 Century Park Ct Ste 210 San Diego, CA 92123-1550 Sandis (650) 969-6900 FAX: (650) 696-6472 605 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041-2011 Schaefer Systems International, Inc. (704) 944-4500 FAX: (704) 588-1862 Toll Free: (888) 262-9112 10021 Westlake Dr Charlotte, NC 28273-3787 Schlagel & Associates, P.A. (913) 322-7155 FAX: (913) 492-8400 14920 W 107th St Lenexa, KS 66215-4018 Schmidt North America (603) 226-0150 FAX: (603) 226-0170 26 S Main St #192 Concord, NH 03301-4809 Schwarze Industries, Inc. (256) 851-1200 FAX: (256) 851-1105 Toll Free: (800) 879-7933 1055 Jordan Rd Huntsville, AL 35811-8405 SCI Engineering Inc. (636) 757-1055 FAX: (636) 949-8269 130 Point West Blvd Saint Charles, MO 63301-4408 SCI Products, Inc. (630) 377-9100 FAX: (630) 377-9270 Toll Free: (800) 327-4417 2500 Production Dr PO Box 4314 Saint Charles, IL 60174-3350

Scully Inc. (847) 891-1004 FAX: (847) 891-1006 PO Box 363 Medinah, IL 60157-0363

Sidney B. Bowne & Son, LLP (516) 746-2350 FAX: (516) 747-1396 235 E Jericho Tpke Mineola, NY 11501-2032

Sealcoating, Inc. (781) 749-6802 FAX: (781) 749-2654 Toll Free: (877) 637-1800 120 Industrial Park Rd Hingham, MA 02043-4316

Sierra Nevada Concrete Association (775) 852-6551 FAX: (775) 853-8965 PO Box 19639 Reno, NV 89511-2163

Southstar Engineering and Consulting, Inc. (951) 342-3120 FAX: (951) 342-2148 1650 Iowa Ave Ste 160 Riverside, CA 92507-2416

Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. (251) 445-5500 FAX: (251) 445-5511 Toll Free: (866) 556-0049 1444 W I-65 Serve Rd South Mobile, AL 36693-5100

Southwest Gas Corporation (602) 484-5212 PO Box 52075 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2075

Storr Tractor Company (908) 722-9830 FAX: (908) 722-9847 3191 US Highway 22 Somerville, NJ 08876-3481

SouthWest Water Company (228) 868-5740 FAX: (228) 868-5743 4050 Hewes Ave Gulfport, MS 39507-3903

Strand Associates, Inc. (608) 251-4843 FAX: (608) 251-8655 910 W Wingra Dr Madison, WI 53715-1943

SEC Group, Inc., an HR Green Co. (630) 553-7560 FAX: (630) 553-7646 651 Prairie Pointe Dr Ste 201 Yorkville, IL 60560-6506

Skillings Connolly, Inc. (360) 491-3399 FAX: (360) 491-3857 PO Box 5080 5016 Lacey Blvd SE Lacey, WA 98509-5080

SEIU Local 73 (312) 787-5868 FAX: (312) 337-7768 300 S Ashland Ave Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60607-2746

Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. (702) 284-5300 FAX: (702) 284-5399 5740 Arville St Ste 216 Las Vegas, NV 89118-3070

Spring Align (847) 934-1525 FAX: (847) 934-1540 2312 N Rand Rd Palatine, IL 60074-1161

STV Inc. (312) 553-4173 FAX: (312) 553-0661 200 W Monroe St Ste 1650 Chicago, IL 60606-5015

SES (630) 231-4840 FAX: (630) 231-4945 1400 Powis Rd West Chicago, IL 60185-1644

Smoky Hill, LLC (785) 825-1224 FAX: (785) 825-7416 645 E Crawford St Ste E8 Salina, KS 67401-5117

SRBL Architects (847) 272-9500 FAX: (847) 272-9510 1161 Lake Cook Rd Ste A Deerfield, IL 60015-5277

Summit Associates (925) 363-5560 FAX: (925) 363-5511 2300 Clayton Rd Ste 1380 Concord, CA 94520-2161

Seton Engineering Service Corporation (847) 776-7200 FAX: (847) 776-7239 19 S Bothwell St Palatine, IL 60067-6113

SNI Solutions (309) 944-3168 FAX: (309) 944-4620 Toll Free: (888) 840-5564 205 N Stewart St Geneseo, IL 61254-1241

Standard Equipment Company (312) 829-1919 FAX: (312) 829-6142 Toll Free: (800) 633-2997 2033 W Walnut St Chicago, IL 60612-2317

Sun Peaks Utilities (250) 578-5416 FAX: (250) 578-5516 1280 Alpine Rd Sun Peaks, BC V03 5N0 CANADA

Severn Trent Services (623) 572-9550 FAX: (623) 561-6514 19614 N 73rd Ave Glendale, AZ 85308-5681

Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. (970) 210-6170 FAX: (970) 858-8671 955 Malachite Dr Fruita, CO 81521-8820

Stanley Consultants, Inc. (563) 264-6477 FAX: (563) 264-6658 225 Iowa Ave Muscatine, IA 52761-3764

Sundt Construction (480) 293-3000 FAX: (480) 293-3079 2620 S 55th St Tempe, AZ 85282-1903

Stasi Bros. Asphalt Corp. (516) 334-1229 FAX: (516) 334-1245 422 Maple Ave Westbury, NY 11590-3386

Sunland Asphalt Inc. (602) 288-5055 3002 S Priest Dr Tempe, AZ 85282-3400

SFM Services, Inc. (305) 818-2424 FAX: (305) 818-3510 9700 NW 79th Ave Hialeah, FL 33016-2514 Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (913) 888-7800 FAX: (913) 888-7868 Toll Free: (800) 280-8901 11250 Corporate Ave Lenexa, KS 66219-1392 SharpeSoft, Inc. (530) 671-6499 FAX: (530) 671-5739 Toll Free: (800) 777-0786 925 Market St Yuba City, CA 95991-4210

Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck (814) 443-2671 FAX: (814) 443-2621 Toll Free: (800) 777-2671 10558 Somerset Pike Somerset, PA 15501-7352 Source Fleet Solutions (704) 597-2262 FAX: (704) 921-9880 5900 Northwoods Business Pkwy Ste M Charlotte, NC 28269-5747 Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation (407) 292-8580 FAX: (407) 292-0141 6500 All American Blvd Orlando, FL 32810-4350

Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. (913) 432-8046 FAX: (913) 432-0819 6124 Merriam Dr Shawnee Mission, KS 66203-3297

Southern California Edison Company (626) 302-3417 FAX: (626) 302-6870 2244 Walnut Grove Ave GO 1, Quad 4C 470B Rosemead, CA 91770-3714

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (952) 912-2604 FAX: (612) 758-6701 Toll Free: (800) 734-6751 10901 Red Circle Dr Ste 200 Minnetonka, MN 55343-9301

Southern California Gas Company (213) 244-2528 555 W 5th St GT26E2 Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010

Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. (336) 993-2828 FAX: (336) 993-6929 Toll Free: (866) 897-2828 272 Clayton Forest Dr PO Box 467 Kernersville, NC 27284-3796 Sterling Company, Inc. (314) 487-0440 FAX: (314) 487-8944 5055 Baumgartner Rd Saint Louis, MO 63129-2821 Sternberg Lighting (847) 588-3400 FAX: (847) 588-3440 Toll Free: (800) 621-3376 555 Lawrence Ave Roselle, IL 60172-1568 Stonebrooke Engineering (952) 402-9202 FAX: (952) 403-6803 12467 Boone Ave Savage, MN 55378-1282

Super Products LLC (262) 784-7100 FAX: (262) 784-9561 Toll Free: (800) 837-9711 17000 W Cleveland Ave New Berlin, WI 53151-3537 Swenson Spreader Company (888) 825-7323 FAX: (866) 310-0300 Toll Free: (888) 825-7323 PO Box 127 127 Walnut St Lindenwood, IL 61049-0127 Swinerton Management & Consulting (415) 984-1253 FAX: (415) 984-1292 260 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107-1719 T.Y. Lin International (480) 968-8814 FAX: (480) 921-0001 60 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281-9124

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Taber Consultants (916) 371-1690 FAX: (916) 371-1256 Toll Free: (888) 423-0573 3911 W Capitol Ave West Sacramento, CA 95691-2116

Tarheel Underground Camera (704) 895-8015 FAX: (704) 895-1398 Toll Free: (800) 803-0332 18636 Starcreek Dr Cornelius, NC 28031-9330

TapanAm Associates, Inc. (816) 941-6100 FAX: (816) 941-6102 201 W 135th St Ste 100 Kansas City, MO 64145-1201

Taylor Wiseman & Taylor (919) 297-0085 FAX: (919) 297-0090 3500 Regency Pkwy Ste 160 Cary, NC 27518-8519

Telco Supply Company (580) 622-2170 FAX: (580) 622-2451 Toll Free: (800) 344-3430 124 W Vinita Ave PO Box 775 Sulphur, OK 73086-3821 Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. (450) 549-2411 FAX: (450) 549-2410 Toll Free: (800) 318-3626 1318, rue Principale

St. Valerien, QC J0H 2B0 CANADA Terasen Gas (604) 576-7000 FAX: (604) 576-7220 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V3S 2X7 CANADA Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. (513) 315-2007 FAX: (614) 276-0570 1595 Frank Rd Columbus, OH 43223-3737 Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc. (616) 822-4357 FAX: (989) 466-2838 1950 Williams Rd Alma, MI 48801-2085


Because swept is not always clean, call TYMCO. Our Regenerative Air Sweepers blast into pavement cracks with up to a 250mph controlled jet of air, forcing up even the finest sand and particulates into a totally enclosed system — never exhausting dirty air as do vacuum sweepers. All with only a few moving parts, reducing maintenance cost and downtime.

Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. (817) 279-6011 FAX: (817) 279-8624 11880 Greenville Ave Ste 120 Dallas, TX 75243-3568 The Benham Companies, LLC (314) 821-7017 FAX: (314) 821-8499 622 Emerson Rd Ste 600 Saint Louis, MO 63141-6728 The CAD Store, Inc (623) 931-7936 FAX: (623) 435-9028 Toll Free: (800) 576-6789 15353 N 91st Ave Peoria, AZ 85381-3690 The Hydro Hawk (662) 324-2721 FAX: (662) 324-6933 114 E Main St Starkville, MS 39759-2928

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The PAR Group (847) 234-0005 FAX: (847) 234-8309 100 N Waukegan Rd Ste 211 Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1660

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The Westmark Group (702) 839-2960 FAX: (702) 839-2962 2430 N Decatur Blvd Ste 140 Las Vegas, NV 89108-2998 The Williams Companies (630) 221-1212 FAX: (630) 221-1220 450 Gundersen Dr # D Carol Stream, IL 60188-2414

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TYMCO REGENERATIVE AIR SWEEPERS are AQMD Rule 1186 Certified PM10 -Efficient

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Thiele Manufacturing, LLC (814) 467-4504 FAX: (814) 467-4172 309 Spruce St Windber, PA 15963-2524 Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. (202) 387-0022 FAX: (202) 682-1367 1400 I St NW Washington, DC 20005-2208

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company (386) 767-7310 FAX: (386) 761-0362 PO Box 291370 Port Orange, FL 32129-1370 Transportation Research Board (202) 334-2934 FAX: (202) 334-2920 500 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001-2736

Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. (613) 933-5602 FAX: (613) 936-0335 1345 Rosemount Ave Cornwall, ON K6J 3E5 CANADA

Transportation Solutions, Inc. (425) 883-4134 FAX: (425) 867-0898 8250 165th Ave NE Ste 100 Redmond, WA 98052-6628

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. (520) 319-2106 FAX: (520) 323-3326 Toll Free: (800) 887-0847 1575 E River Rd # 201 Tucson, AZ 85718-5831

TranSystems Corporation (314) 997-2459 FAX: (314) 569-9858 Toll Free: (800) 800-5261 1001 Craig Rd Ste 260 Saint Louis, MO 63146-6212

Tiger Corporation (605) 336-7900 FAX: (605) 731-0472 3301 N Louise Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0113

TranSystems Corporation (816) 329-8600 FAX: (816) 329-8701 2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400 Kansas City, MO 64108-2526

Tighe & Bond (413) 572-3203 FAX: (413) 562-5317 53 Southampton Rd Westfield, MA 01085-5308

Traverse Technologies Inc (857) 362-8314 145 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111-1208

Timmerman Equipment Company (908) 534-4126 FAX: (908) 534-2320 PO Box 71 3554 Rte 22 W Whitehouse, NJ 08888-0071

TRIC Tools, Inc. (510) 865-8742 FAX: (510) 769-1636 2317 Blanding Ave Ste D Alameda, CA 94501-7064

Toter Incorporated (704) 872-8171 FAX: (704) 878-0734 Toll Free: (800) 424-0422 841 Meacham Rd Statesville, NC 28677-2983 Towill, Inc. (925) 682-6976 FAX: (925) 682-6390 Toll Free: (800) 273-2023 5099 Commercial Cir Ste 100 Concord, CA 94520-1234 Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. (573) 814-1568 FAX: (573) 814-1128 1901 Pennsylvania Dr Columbia, MO 65202-1996

Trackless Vehicles Limited (519) 688-0370 FAX: (519) 688-3644 PO Box 244 Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 CANADA Traffic Logix (866) 915-6449 FAX: (866) 995-6649 3 Harriet Ln Spring Valley, NY 10977-1302

Twin City Outdoor Services, Inc. (763) 235-2408 FAX: (763) 235-2410 14430 21st Ave N Plymouth, MN 55447-4639 Twining, Inc. (562) 426-3355 FAX: (562) 426-6424 2883 E Spring St Ste 300 Long Beach, CA 90806-6847

3993 E 93rd St Cleveland, OH 44105-4052 United Rotary Brush Corporation (913) 888-8450 FAX: (913) 541-8336 Toll Free: (800) 851-5108 15607 W 100th Ter Lenexa, KS 66219-1362 United Survey, Inc. (440) 439-7250 FAX: (440) 439-7255 Toll Free: (800) 981-8417 25145 Broadway Ave Oakwood Village, OH 44146-6398 Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (941) 358-7410 FAX: (941) 358-7353 1748 Independence Blvd Ste B1 Sarasota, FL 34234-2149 Universal Field Services, Inc. (918) 494-7600 FAX: (918) 494-7650 Toll Free: (800) 447-9191 PO Box 35666 Tulsa, OK 74153-0666 University of Wisconsin-Madison, EPD (608) 263-2400 432 N Lake St Engineering Professional Development Madison, WI 53706-1415 Urban Engineers, Inc. (215) 922-8080 FAX: (215) 922-8082 Toll Free: (800) 232-4597 530 Walnut St Fl 14 Philadelphia, PA 19106-3685 URETEK ICR Gulf Coast (281) 894-4990 FAX: (281) 720-1222 Toll Free: (866) 873-5438 11603 Windfern Rd Houston, TX 77064-4866

TYMCO, Inc. (254) 799-5546 FAX: (254) 799-2722 Toll Free: (800) 258-9626 225 E Industrial Blvd Waco, TX 76705-9415

URETEK USA, Inc. (888) 621-7533 FAX: (630) 839-0761 Toll Free: (888) 287-3835 PO Box 2485 Carrollton, GA 30112-0046

U.S. Arbor Products, Inc. (847) 593-8100 FAX: (847) 593-8151 1881 Commerce Dr Ste 108 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-2134

URS Corporation (602) 371-1100 FAX: (602) 371-1615 7720 N 16th St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4493

Underground Imaging Technologies (518) 783-9848 FAX: (518) 783-9634 19 British American Blvd W Latham, NY 12110-6405

US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. (704) 342-3007 FAX: (704) 342-1666 1043 E Morehead St Ste 203 Charlotte, NC 28204-2898

Unique Paving Materials Corporation (800) 441-4880 FAX: (216) 341-8514 Toll Free: (800) 441-4880

USABlueBook (847) 775-6901 FAX: (847) 775-6908 PO Box 9006

Gurnee, IL 60031-9006 Utilities Protection Center (770) 623-4332 FAX: (770) 623-1847 3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy Duluth, GA 30096-6390 Utility Notification Center of Colorado (303) 205-6301 FAX: (303) 234-1712 Toll Free: (800) 833-9417 16361 Table Mountain Pkwy Golden, CO 80403-1826 Utility Service Co., Inc. (314) 378-2678 FAX: (314) 909-9555 Toll Free: (888) 424-4188 439 S Kirkwood Rd Ste 215 Saint Louis, MO 63122-6100 V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. (630) 724-9200 FAX: (630) 724-9202 7325 Janes Ave Ste 100 Woodridge, IL 60517-2350 Vac and Jet Services, LLC (407) 260-0255 FAX: (407) 260-0472 PO Box 520986 Longwood, FL 32752-0986 Vaisala (312) 467-6750 FAX: (312) 467-9625 35 E Wacker Dr Ste 1100 Chicago, IL 60601-2108 Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (617) 924-1770 FAX: (617) 924-2286 101 Walnut St PO Box 1951 Watertown, MA 02472-4026 Vanir Construction Management, Inc. (916) 575-8888 FAX: (916) 575-8887 Toll Free: (888) 912-1201 4540 Duckhorn Dr Ste 300 Sacramento, CA 95834-2597 Veolia Water (304) 235-1626 FAX: (304) 235-1619 317 E 3rd Ave Williamson, WV 25661-3621 Veolia Water (785) 238-7142 FAX: (785) 762-2697 PO Box 686 Junction City, KS 66441-0686 Vermeer Corporation (641) 628-3141 FAX: (641) 621-7733 Toll Free: (888) 837-6337 PO Box 200 1210 Vermeer Road East Pella, IA 50219-0200

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Viking-Cives/Sno-King (315) 543-2321 FAX: (315) 543-2366 14331 Mill St Harrisville, NY 13648-3331 Vila & Son Landscaping Co. (407) 654-9415 FAX: (407) 654-9417 1900 Williams Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787-9136 Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. (262) 695-2340 FAX: (262) 695-2359 Toll Free: (800) 876-8478 W230N4855 Betker Dr Pewaukee, WI 53072-1430 Volvo Construction Equipment (828) 650-2000 FAX: (828) 650-2440 1 Volvo Dr Asheville, NC 28803-3447 VT LeeBoy, Inc. (704) 966-3300 FAX: (704) 483-5802 500 Lincoln County Parkway Ext Lincolnton, NC 28092-6132 VTN Consulting (702) 253-2484 FAX: (702) 247-4262 2727 S Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146-5148 W. C. Doland Engineering, Inc. (847) 991-5088 FAX: (847) 934-3427 334 E Colfax St Ste C Palatine, IL 60067-5343 W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, LLC (614) 847-4670 FAX: (614) 847-1648 355 E Campus View Blvd Ste 250 Columbus, OH 43235-5680 W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. (562) 594-8589 FAX: (562) 594-8549 801 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200 Seal Beach, CA 90740-6210 W.H. Shurtleff Company (207) 885-1230 FAX: (207) 885-1240 Toll Free: (800) 663-6149 1 Runway Rd Ste 8 South Portland, ME 04106-6169 Wade Trim (734) 947-9700 FAX: (734) 947-9726 25251 Northline Rd Taylor, MI 48180-4596 Wallace Group (254) 772-9272 FAX: (254) 776-2924 Toll Free: (800) 336-1683 PO Box 22007 Waco, TX 76702-2007

Walter P Moore (713) 630-7300 FAX: (713) 630-7396 1301 McKinney St Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77010-3064

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Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. (785) 539-7513 FAX: (785) 539-6521 2616 Tuttle Creek Blvd Manhattan, KS 66502-4479 Water Movers Inc. (602) 275-8822 30 N 56th St Phoenix, AZ 85034-2110 Water Resource Engineering Associates (805) 653-7900 FAX: (806) 653-0610 2300 Alessandro Dr Ste 215 Ventura, CA 93001-3778

Wheeler & Gray Consulting Engineers (626) 432-5850 FAX: (626) 432-5858 650 Sierra Madre Villa Ave Ste 300 Pasadena, CA 91107-2073 Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. (860) 526-9504 FAX: (860) 526-4078 51 Winthrop Rd Chester, CT 06412-1036 White Shield, Inc. (509) 547-0100 FAX: (509) 547-8292 320 N 20th Ave Pasco, WA 99301-4963

Wiser Company, LLC (615) 896-7375 FAX: (615) 890-7016 1431 Kensington Square Ct Bldg 2 Murfreesboro, TN 37130-6939 Wood Rodgers, Inc. (916) 341-7760 FAX: (916) 341-7767 3301 C St Ste 100B Sacramento, CA 95816-3350 Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc. (602) 335-8500 FAX: (602) 336-7915 2051 W Northern Ave Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021-5180

Water Resources Learning Center (703) 289-9600 FAX: (703) 289-9622 3918 Prosperity Ave Ste 305 Fairfax, VA 22031-3333

Whitestone Research (805) 879-9928 2050 Alameda Padre Serra Ste 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93103-1704

Woodard & Curran (207) 774-2112 FAX: (207) 774-6635 Toll Free: (888) 265-8969 41 Hutchins Dr Portland, ME 04102-1931

Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. (262) 784-6066 FAX: (262) 784-6720 Toll Free: (800) 788-6066 1905 S Moorland Rd New Berlin, WI 53151-2321

WHPacific, Inc. (360) 918-5327 FAX: (425) 951-4808 Toll Free: (800) 375-4167 724 Columbia St NW Ste 140 Olympia, WA 98501-1291

Woolpert, Inc. (937) 461-5660 FAX: (937) 461-0743 Toll Free: (800) 414-1045 4454 Idea Center Blvd Dayton, OH 45430-1500

WennSoft (262) 821-4100 FAX: (262) 317-3801 2537 University Dr S Ste 103 Fargo, ND 58103-5743

Wilbur Smith Associates (816) 942-3570 FAX: (816) 942-3577 10401 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131-3405

WorkingBuildings (678) 990-8001 FAX: (678) 990-5399 4501 Circle 75 Pkwy SE Ste B2200 Atlanta, GA 30339-6037

WEST Consultants, Inc. (858) 487-9378 FAX: (858) 487-9448 11440 W Bernardo Ct Ste 360 San Diego, CA 92127-1644

Wilbur Smith Associates (904) 730-3032 FAX: (904) 730-8893 7029 Commonwealth Ave Ste 1 Jacksonville, FL 32220-2860

WRG Design Inc. (503) 419-2500 FAX: (503) 419-2600 5415 SW Westgate Dr Ste 100 Portland, OR 97221-2409

West Side Tractor Sales (630) 355-7150 FAX: (630) 355-7173 1400 W Ogden Ave Naperville, IL 60563-3909

Wilbur Smith Associates (803) 758-4517 FAX: (803) 251-3027 PO Box 92 Columbia, SC 29202-0092

Wright-Pierce (207) 725-8721 FAX: (207) 729-8414 99 Main St Topsham, ME 04086-1292

West Yost Associates (530) 756-5905 FAX: (530) 756-5991 2020 Research Park Dr Ste 100 Davis, CA 95618-6148

Wilkinson Corporation (989) 843-6163 FAX: (989) 843-6451 8290 Lapeer Rd Mayville, MI 48744-9305

WSB & Associates, Inc. (763) 541-4800 FAX: (763) 541-1700 701 Xenia Ave S Ste 300 Minneapolis, MN 55416-1030

Western Remac, Inc. (630) 972-7770 FAX: (630) 972-9680 Toll Free: (888) 744-6765 1740 Internationale Pkwy Woodridge, IL 60517-4994

Willdan (714) 940-6300 FAX: (714) 940-4920 Toll Free: (800) 424-9144 2401 E Katella Ave Ste 300 Anaheim, CA 92806-5909

Weston & Sampson (978) 532-1900 FAX: (978) 977-0100 5 Centennial Dr Peabody, MA 01960-7985

Williford, Gearhart & Knight, Inc. (601) 925-4444 FAX: (601) 924-6708 PO Box 318 Clinton, MS 39060-0318

WH Response (763) 477-3096 FAX: (763) 477-3080 PO Box 330 Rockford, MN 55373-0330

Wilson & Company, Inc. (816) 701-3165 FAX: (816) 942-3013 903 E 104th St Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64131-3539

April 2010

Corporate members advertising in this issue CIPPlanner Corporation (p. 83); Crafco, Inc. (p. 99); ESRI (back cover); Flink Co. (p. 60); Gateway Industrial Products (p. 19); GVM Snow Equipment (p. 72); Henke Manufacturing Corp. (p. 25); Midwest Rake Co. (p. 56); QPR (inside front cover); RHOMAR Industries, Inc. (p. 41); Trackless Vehicles LTD (p. 65); TYMCO International, LTD (p. 94); Walter P Moore (p. 47)


Some thingS actually get better with age – including aSphalt perpetual pavementS. The pavement structure lasts indefinitely. Every 18 to 20 years, the surface is milled up and recycled; an overlay is placed during off-peak hours; and road users get a good-as-new highway. There’s no need for the entire highway to be removed and replaced from the ground up. A pavement that remains a

permanent asset. A pavement that our grandchildren’s grandchildren will be able to use. A pavement that’s infinitely reclaimable, reusable, and renewable. think smart. decide diligently. perpetual pavements make sense.

ASPHALT. AGE 59 the new Jersey turnpike, one of the most heavily traveled highways in the country, won the very first perpetual pavement award back in 2001. now, 59 years after the turnpike opened, it’s still going strong – with no structural failures ever. congratulations to the new Jersey turnpike authority on a pavement that has stood the test of time.

Annual Buyer’s Guide (categorical 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, 2010. The Annual Buyer’s Guide is not intended to provide endorsement of any particular products or services listed herein. The categorical listing appears below; the alphabetical listing is found on pages 80 through 96 (address and contact information appear in the alphabetical listing only). 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.

Advertising/Promotional Products LucyCo Communications ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc.

Associations Asphalt Pavement Alliance Flexible Pavements of Ohio Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute International Municipal Signal Association New Jersey Alliance for Action NUCA of Oregon & Southwest Washington Ontario Concrete Pipe Association PCA, Southeast Region Salt Institute Sierra Nevada Concrete Association

Bridges Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. EFK Moen, LLC ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company

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Mattern & Craig, Inc. Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. MSA Professional Services Inc. National Research Council Canada R2H Engineering, Inc. ROWE Professional Services Company T.Y. Lin International Taber Consultants TapanAm Associates, Inc. Wood Rodgers, Inc. Bridges, Construction Ames Construction, Inc. Bartlett Consolidated LLC Bengal Engineering, Inc. Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc. Cotter Consulting, Inc. David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Haydon Building Corp. Herzog Contracting Corp. Pulice Construction, Inc. ROWE Professional Services Company Sundt Construction T.Y. Lin International Bridges, Expansion Joint Systems Deery American Corporation Bridges, Manufacturing/Design ADKO Engineering Bengal Engineering, Inc. Quincy Engineering, Inc.


Cleaning Galaxy Associates, Inc. dba Rieskamp Washing Systems SFM Services, Inc. Cleaning, Catch Basin Cleaners American Road Machinery, Inc. Bell Equipment Company Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Howard P. Fairfield, LLC Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. Tarheel Underground Camera Cleaning, Equipment Belanger, Inc. Bortek Industries Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc. Cleaning, Graffiti Removal DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. RHOMAR Industries, Inc. Cleaning, Services InterClean Equipment, Inc. Cleaning, Washers Belanger, Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc.

Coatings Alternative Paving Concepts Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. RHOMAR Industries, Inc.

Advanced Federal Services Corporation Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. Balfour Beatty Construction Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc. Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Burns & McDonnell Cotter Consulting, Inc. Dome Corporation of North America Dynamic Building Systems Gensler Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. R2H Engineering, Inc. Sundt Construction TapanAm Associates, Inc.



Computers & Software, Data Collection Systems Boschung America, LLC CarteGraph Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. Fugro Roadware Inc.

D&L Foundry and Supply East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Ess Brothers & Sons, Inc. Neenah Foundry Company

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Airworks Compressors Corp

Computers & Software AgileAssets Inc. AMS Consulting CarteGraph CFA Software, Inc. CollectiveData, Inc. Envista Corporation GBA Master Series, Inc. GoodPointe Technology Ideate Inc. ModernTech AEC Solutions PubWorks RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. Whitestone Research

Phoenix Highway Products, Inc. SharpeSoft, Inc. Toter Incorporated Computers & Software, Data Conversion Services MJ Harden Associates, Inc. Computers & Software, Facilities Maint./Mgmt. Altus Capital Planning CFA Software, Inc. ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. The CAD Store, Inc Computers & Software, Fleet Management AgileAssets Inc. CFA Software, Inc. CollectiveData, Inc. Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. FASTER Asset Solutions Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. OPW Fuel Management Systems RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. Computers & Software, GASB 34 AgileAssets Inc. CIPPlanner Corporation Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. GBA Master Series, Inc. Computers & Software, GIS CIPPlanner Corporation ESRI Canada Inc. GBA Master Series, Inc. Infor Public Sector ModernTech AEC Solutions Munsys, Inc. RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. The CAD Store, Inc. Traverse Technologies Inc. Wiser Company, LLC Computers & Software, Management Services SharpeSoft, Inc. The CAD Store, Inc. Computers & Software, Mapping & Surveying Cardno TBE ModernTech AEC Solutions The CAD Store, Inc. Computers & Software, Software AgileAssets Inc. CFA Software, Inc. CIPPlanner Corporation FASTER Asset Solutions

Ideate Inc. Infor Public Sector National Research Council Canada SharpeSoft, Inc. Whitestone Research Computers & Software, Traffic Engineering CarteGraph SharpeSoft, Inc.

Concrete Materials & Equipment AIRPLACO Equipment Company Blucor Contracting, Inc. GCC of America Hanson Pipe & Precast Hogan Company Lafarge North America Metal Forms Corporation Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Pavement Technology, Inc. PCA, Southeast Region Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Concrete Materials & Equipment, Interlocking Pavers Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Concrete Materials & Equipment, Restoration Systems Crafco, Inc. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corpo-

ration/Rapid Set Products URETEK USA, Inc. Concrete Materials & Equipment, Unit Paving Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute MetaDome, LLC

Construction Alternative Paving Concepts Ames Construction, Inc. APAC Southeast, Inc. Blucor Contracting, Inc. Carlile-Macy Cold Mix Manufacturing D.L. Withers Construction Dahl, Taylor & Associates Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Ghirardelli Associates Haydon Building Corp. Hunter Contracting Co. INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Inspection Services, Inc. Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Komatsu America Corporation MGC Contractors, Inc. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. Peridian Group, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Puget Sound Energy

Pulice Construction, Inc. Quest Civil Constructors, Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Telco Supply Company Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Construction, Equipment Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC Buck Bros. Inc. Case Construction Equipment Casey & Dupuis Caterpillar Cutler Repaving, Inc. Doggett Machinery Services GS Equipment Co., Inc. Komatsu America Corporation Martin Implement Sales SES TRIC Tools, Inc. Volvo Construction Equipment VT LeeBoy, Inc. West Side Tractor Sales Construction, Geotextiles W.H. Shurtleff Company Construction, Grouting CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Construction, Management Achen-Gardner Construction ADKO Engineering Alpha Corporation

ARCADIS Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Balfour Beatty Construction Bureau Veritas Camosy Construction Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers CMTS, Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. Cotter Consulting, Inc. D.L. Withers Construction Dahl, Taylor & Associates Engineering Associates ESI Consultants, Ltd. Gannett Fleming Ghirardelli Associates Griffin Structures, Inc. Harris & Associates Haydon Building Corp. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Hunter Contracting Co. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. KBR, Inc. LJA Engineering, Inc. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. M.A. Mortenson Company Maguire Group Inc. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Nolte Associates, Inc. OEST Associates, Inc. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc.

Crack sealing uses less energy than any other recognized type of pavement preservation, leaving a light carbon footprint while adding years of life to most pavements. At Crafco we are responsibly doing our environmental part. We recycle the equivalent of over 700,000 tires every year in our crack sealing products,

Preserving Pavement Responsibly Preserve and protect our pavements by crack sealing... saving money, saving time and saving our roads the environmental way.

and put them where they belong:



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Crafco sealant and packaging are recyclable. 420 N. Roosevelt Ave.,Chandler, Arizona 85226, USA • Phone 602-276-0406 • Fax: 480-961-0513

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Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS&J PCL Constructors Inc. Pulice Construction, Inc. Quincy Engineering, Inc. RBF Consulting S & C Engineers, Inc. Salaber Associates, Inc. Southstar Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Strand Associates, Inc. Sundt Construction Urban Engineers, Inc. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates WRG Design Inc. Construction, Microtunneling Airworks Compressors Corp Construction, Retaining Walls Western Remac, Inc. Construction, Service Maintenance Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. Herzog Contracting Corp. Towill, Inc. Construction, Sewer Maintenance Cretex Specialty Products Duke’s Root Control, Inc. EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. ENZ USA INC LOT Maintenance, Inc. Progressive Innovations, LLC TRIC Tools, Inc. United Survey, Inc. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Construction, Survey Equipment eda Design Professionals Guida Surveying, Inc. Construction, Vehicles Sabre Equipment Inc.

Consulting Services Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC AECOM Technology Corporation Affinis Corp. Angus-Young Associates, Inc. Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. B&W Truck Repair, Inc. Bonestroo Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Burns & McDonnell Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc. Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Dewberry Diaz-Yourman & Associates Dibble Engineering DLZ Kentucky ECO:LOGIC Engineering Engineers Inc. Environmental Partners Group, Inc. FGM Architects Fugro West, Inc.

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GeoEngineers GoodPointe Technology GPD Group Greeley and Hansen Guida Surveying, Inc. H.W. Lochner, Inc. HDA Architects HDR, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. J.R. Giese Operations, LLC JFNew Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. LucyCo Communications Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Otak Patrick Engineering Inc. PBS Engineering + Environmental PBS&J Peridian Group, Inc. PSMJ Resources, Inc. Rick Engineering Company Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation Universal Field Services, Inc. V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, LLC Wood Rodgers, Inc. Woodard & Curran WRG Design Inc. Consulting Services, Architecture ARCADIS Arrington Watkins Architects Ayres Associates Burgess & Niple, Inc. FGM Architects Freese and Nichols, Inc. GBA Architects and Engineers Gensler HNTB Corporation Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Legat Architects Maintenance Design Group Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. OEST Associates, Inc. SRBL Architects Strand Associates, Inc. The Benham Companies, LLC Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. TranSystems Corporation Wilson & Company, Inc. Consulting Services, Computer RJN Group, Inc. Whitestone Research Consulting Services, Engineering ADKO Engineering AECOM Technology Corporation AEI-CASC Consulting Affinis Corp. AMEC Earth and Environmental AMS Consulting Anderson & Associates, Inc. Associated Transportation Engineers Avalon Engineering, Inc. B & E Engineers BHC RHODES Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc. Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bureau Veritas Carlile-Macy

April 2010

Carollo Engineers CDM CESNW Ciorba Group, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers Claunch & Miller, Inc. Comprehensive Environmental Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. Dahl, Taylor & Associates David Evans and Associates, Inc. David McManus Engineering Ltd. Diaz-Yourman & Associates Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. EAC Consulting, Inc. Earth Systems, Inc. ENGEO Incorporated Engineering Associates EPS Group, Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Foth Freese and Nichols, Inc. Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc. Fuss & O’Neill Geolabs, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. Great West Engineering Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. Harrison Engineering HDR, Inc. HNTB Corporation Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Howard R. Green Company Huitt-Zollars, Inc. HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JSD Professional Services, Inc. K & A Engineering, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. KPFF, Inc. Landau Associates, Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. LCC, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. Littlejohn Engineering Associates Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. LONCO, Inc. MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Maintenance Design Group Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Milone & MacBroom, Inc. MMM Group Limited MNS Engineers, Inc. ModernTech AEC Solutions MSA Consulting, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. NMG Geotechnical, Inc. Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OEST Associates, Inc. Otak PACE, Inc. Pacific Geotechnical, LLC Paragon Partners Ltd. PBS&J Pennoni Associates Inc.

Plateau Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Quincy Engineering, Inc. R2H Engineering, Inc. RBF Consulting RFE Engineering, Inc. RH2 Engineering Inc. Rick Engineering Company RJN Group, Inc. RPM Engineers, Inc. RRM Design Group S & C Engineers, Inc. Salaber Associates, Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. Southstar Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Sterling Company, Inc. Stonebrooke Engineering T.Y. Lin International Taber Consultants The Benham Companies, LLC Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. Transportation Solutions, Inc. Twining, Inc. Urban Engineers, Inc. US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. VTN Consulting W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Walter P Moore WEST Consultants, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates Willdan Wilson & Company, Inc. Wright-Pierce Consulting Services, Environmental Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Bonestroo Bureau Veritas CDM Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. Comprehensive Environmental Inc. David Evans and Associates, Inc. Earth Systems, Inc. Foth Freese and Nichols, Inc. Gensler Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. HDR, Inc. Howard R. Green Company HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Impact Sciences Landau Associates, Inc. Littlejohn Engineering Associates MMM Group Limited MSA Consulting, Inc. Murray & Trettel, Inc. Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OMNNI Associates, Inc. PBS&J Pennoni Associates Inc. Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. SCI Engineering Inc.

Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation Wade Trim WEST Consultants, Inc. Weston & Sampson White Shield, Inc. Consulting Services, Management Alpha Corporation APA Engineering, Inc. ARCADIS Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc. Covello Group, Inc. FASTER Asset Solutions Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Paragon Partners Ltd. Performance Consulting Associates Inc. (PCA) Southstar Engineering and Consulting, Inc. The Benham Companies, LLC Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Transportation Solutions, Inc. Whitestone Research Wilbur Smith Associates Consulting Services, Right-of-Way ARCADIS Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. California Property Specialists, Inc. Carlile-Macy Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. eda Design Professionals Epic Land Solutions, Inc. Hamner, Jewell & Associates Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services Paragon Partners Ltd. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Towill, Inc. TranSystems Corporation Traverse Technologies Inc Consulting Services, Utilities Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC Burgess & Niple, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. David Evans and Associates, Inc. Fisher & Arnold, Inc. Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. Kleinfelder/S E A LNV, Inc. Paragon Partners Ltd. PBS&J Psomas Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. TRIC Tools, Inc.

Demolition AshBritt Environmental ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land, Inc. CrowderGulf

Disaster Recovery, Debris Management ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land, Inc. CrowderGulf Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc.

Drilling Equipment & Services ARIES Industries, Inc. Reed Engineering Group, Ltd.

E-Commerce ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc.

Education Asphalt Pavement Alliance Gensler International Municipal Signal Association PSMJ Resources, Inc. ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. University of Wisconsin-Madison, EPD Water Resources Learning Center

Engineering AECOM Technology Corporation Affinis Corp. Anderson & Associates, Inc. Angus-Young Associates, Inc. Bengal Engineering, Inc. Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc. Bonestroo Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Burns & McDonnell Carollo Engineers Carroll Engineering, Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Ciorba Group, Inc. Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Converse Consultants CP&Y, Inc. Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP Dewberry Diaz-Yourman & Associates Dibble Engineering DLZ Kentucky Dome Corporation of North America EAC Consulting, Inc. ECO:LOGIC Engineering EFK Moen, LLC Engineering Resources Engineers Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Greeley and Hansen Harrison Engineering HDR, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Inspection Services, Inc. J.R. Giese Operations, LLC James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

Klotz Associates Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Manhard Consulting, Ltd. McCormick Rankin Corporation Michael Baker Corporation Milone & MacBroom, Inc. Mulkey Engineers & Consultants Ninyo & Moore O’Brien & Gere OEST Associates, Inc. Otak Parametrix, Inc. PCA, Southeast Region Pease Associates Peridian Group, Inc. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. ROWE Professional Services Company Seton Engineering Service Corporation Smoky Hill, LLC Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Stonebrooke Engineering Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. West Yost Associates Willdan Wood Rodgers, Inc. Woodard & Curran Engineering, Architectural Fisher & Arnold, Inc. GPD Group Gresham, Smith and Partners Hatch Mott MacDonald Legat Architects LJB Inc. LNV, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. Maintenance Design Group Michael Baker Corporation OMNNI Associates, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Wallace Group WHPacific, Inc. Engineering, Civil AAE, Inc. AECOM AECOM Technology Corporation AEI-CASC Consulting APA Engineering, Inc. Associated Transportation Engineers Avalon Engineering, Inc. Ayres Associates B & E Engineers Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers Bengal Engineering, Inc. BHC RHODES Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bonestroo Boucher & James, Inc. Burgess & Niple, Inc. Bury+Partners, Inc. Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. Carollo Engineers

Carroll Engineering, Inc. CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. CEI CESNW Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. Ciorba Group, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Claunch & Miller, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. Cole & Associates, Inc. Collier Engineering Company, Inc. CP&Y, Inc. Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP David McManus Engineering Ltd. Dibble Engineering Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. EAC Consulting, Inc. eda Design Professionals EFK Moen, LLC Engineering Associates EPS Group, Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors Erlandsen, Inc. ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Foth Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc. Fuscoe Engineering Fuss & O’Neill GBA Architects and Engineers GEC Geolabs, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. GHD Inc. Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. GPD Group GRAEF Great West Engineering Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. Harris & Associates Harrison Engineering Hatch Mott MacDonald Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. HNTB Corporation Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Howard R. Green Company Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. JSD Professional Services, Inc. J-U-B Engineers, Inc. K & A Engineering, Inc. KCI Associates of NC Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Klotz Associates Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. LCC, Inc.

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LJA Engineering, Inc. LJB Inc. LNV, Inc. LONCO, Inc. MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Mattern & Craig, Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. Michael Baker Corporation Milone & MacBroom, Inc. Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. MMM Group Limited MNS Engineers, Inc. Morrison-Maierle, Inc. MSA Consulting, Inc. Mulkey Engineers & Consultants Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. MWH Americas Inc. Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Nichols Consulting Engineers Nolte Associates, Inc. Olsson Associates OMNNI Associates, Inc. Otak PACE, Inc. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. Parametrix, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS&J PCL Constructors Inc. Pease Associates Pennoni Associates Inc. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Psomas Quincy Engineering, Inc. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. RBF Consulting RFE Engineering, Inc. Rick Engineering Company RJN Group, Inc. Roth Hill, LLC ROWE Professional Services Company RPM Engineers, Inc. RRM Design Group Salaber Associates, Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. Seton Engineering Service Corporation Skillings Connolly, Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Sterling Company, Inc. Stonebrooke Engineering Strand Associates, Inc. TapanAm Associates, Inc. Taylor Wiseman & Taylor The Westmark Group Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. Transportation Solutions, Inc. Urban Engineers, Inc. URS Corporation US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. VTN Consulting

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W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, LLC W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wade Trim Walter P Moore Water Resources Learning Center WEST Consultants, Inc. West Yost Associates Weston & Sampson WHPacific, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates Willdan Wiser Company, LLC Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc. Woolpert, Inc. WRG Design Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Construction AAE, Inc. Blucor Contracting, Inc. Bonestroo Boucher & James, Inc. Ciorba Group, Inc. CMTS, Inc. Collier Engineering Company, Inc. Cotter Consulting, Inc. Covello Group, Inc. Dibble Engineering Engineering Service, Inc. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. GRAEF Haydon Building Corp. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Lawson-Fisher Associates, P.C. LNV, Inc. Milone & MacBroom, Inc. MNS Engineers, Inc. Olsson Associates Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. S & C Engineers, Inc. SCI Engineering Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Southstar Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Sundt Construction T.Y. Lin International URS Corporation West Yost Associates WHPacific, Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Consulting AAE, Inc. ADKO Engineering AEI-CASC Consulting Affinis Corp. Alpha Corporation APA Engineering, Inc. Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. B & E Engineers Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers Bonestroo Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. CEI CESNW Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc.

April 2010

Clark Dietz Engineers Claunch & Miller, Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. Covello Group, Inc. CP&Y, Inc. Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. EAC Consulting, Inc. EPS Group, Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors Erlandsen, Inc. Gannett Fleming Geocal, Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GHD Inc. GPD Group Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Harris & Associates Harrison Engineering HDR, Inc. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. J-U-B Engineers, Inc. KBR, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LJB Inc. LONCO, Inc. Maintenance Design Group Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Mattern & Craig, Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation MetaDome, LLC Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Morrison-Maierle, Inc. MSA Professional Services Inc. Mulkey Engineers & Consultants MWH Americas Inc. Olsson Associates Pease Associates Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. RBF Consulting RJN Group, Inc. Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Sterling Company, Inc. Stonebrooke Engineering Taber Consultants Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. Transportation Solutions, Inc. TranSystems Corporation URS Corporation WEST Consultants, Inc. West Yost Associates Western Remac, Inc. WHPacific, Inc. Willdan Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc. Engineering, Environmental AEI-CASC Consulting Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. AshBritt Environmental Ayres Associates Boucher & James, Inc.

Burgess & Niple, Inc. Carollo Engineers Earth Systems, Inc. Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. ENGEO Incorporated Environmental Partners Group, Inc. ENZ USA INC Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Foth Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc. Fuss & O’Neill GBA Architects and Engineers GEC Geocal, Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GeoEngineers Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. GHD Inc. GRAEF Greeley and Hansen Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Hart Crowser, Inc. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. HNTB Corporation Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Howard R. Green Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Kleinfelder/S E A Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Landau Associates, Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. Littlejohn Engineering Associates LJB Inc. Maguire Group Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation Michael Baker Corporation MMM Group Limited MSA Consulting, Inc. Nichols Consulting Engineers Ninyo & Moore Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. Olsson Associates Parametrix, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS Engineering + Environmental PBS&J Pease Associates R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. RBF Consulting SCI Engineering Inc. Skillings Connolly, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. The Westmark Group Tighe & Bond URS Corporation V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Water Resources Learning Center White Shield, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates Woolpert, Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Geotechnical

Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. Diaz-Yourman & Associates Earth Systems, Inc. ENGEO Incorporated Fugro Consultants, Inc. Geocal, Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GeoEngineers Geolabs, Inc. Hart Crowser, Inc. Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. Kleinfelder/S E A Landau Associates, Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. Nichols Consulting Engineers Ninyo & Moore Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OMNNI Associates, Inc. Pacific Geotechnical, LLC PBS Engineering + Environmental Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. SCI Engineering Inc. Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Taber Consultants Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Twining, Inc. Engineering, Management AAE, Inc. Advanced Federal Services Corporation Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers Covello Group, Inc. Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Harris & Associates Huitt-Zollars, Inc. KBR, Inc. KPFF, Inc. LONCO, Inc. S & C Engineers, Inc. TranSystems Corporation W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc.

Engines Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC Doggett Machinery Services P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC

Environmental Equipment Converse Consultants Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. Roto-Mix Environmental Equipment, Composting Roto-Mix Environmental Equipment, Culverts & Drains ENZ USA INC Environmental Equipment, Maintenance Products

Cold Mix Manufacturing Environmental Equipment, Oil/Sediment Separators Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Environmental Equipment, Sweepers Bortek Industries Inc. Casey & Dupuis Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Keystone Plastics, Ltd. Schwarze Industries, Inc.

Environmental Services ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land, Inc. Bimasco Inc. Bonestroo Burns & McDonnell Comprehensive Environmental Inc. Eco Solutions ENGEO Incorporated Engineers Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Gannett Fleming JFNew Littlejohn Engineering Associates Manhard Consulting, Ltd. PBS Engineering + Environmental Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. SouthWest Water Company Water Resources Learning Center Environmental Services, Dust Control CAM, LLC Gasaway Company Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. Proseal Inc. W.H. Shurtleff Company

Washing Systems Howard P. Fairfield, LLC INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Power Equipment Leasing Company RNOW Inc. Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. Storr Tractor Company Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company Equipment, Blades & Cutting Edges Spring Align Equipment, Buckets Altec Industries City Utility Equipment Co. Timmerman Equipment Company Equipment, Cleaning Equipment Belanger, Inc. Super Products LLC Equipment, Conveying Dome Corporation of North America Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Equipment, Crack Sealing Cimline Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. Equipment, Cranes Altec Industries P&G Fleet Services, Inc. Power Equipment Leasing Company Equipment, Deicers America West Environmental Cryotech Deicing Technology

Environmental Services, Erosion Control Hart Crowser, Inc. PACE, Inc. Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. Environmental Services, Hazardous Waste Management AshBritt Environmental Comprehensive Environmental Inc. HVJ Associates, Inc. O’Brien & Gere The Westmark Group Woodard & Curran Environmental Services, Recycling Equipment Rehrig Pacific Company Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Environmental Services, Sludge Management Severn Trent Services

Equipment Applied Industrial Technologies Buck Bros. Inc. Diamond Mowers, Inc. E.J. Breneman, L.P. FallLine Corporation FORCE America, Inc. Galaxy Associates, Inc. dba Rieskamp

Equipment, Demolition SES Equipment, Electronics Automatic Systems Company Best LED Group Equipment, Generators P&G Fleet Services, Inc. Equipment, Graders Komatsu America Corporation Volvo Construction Equipment Equipment, Lifts P&G Fleet Services, Inc. Power Equipment Leasing Company Toter Incorporated Equipment, Loaders ACS Industries, Inc. Case Construction Equipment Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Komatsu America Corporation Martin Implement Sales SES Volvo Construction Equipment Equipment, Mowing Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Tiger Corporation Trackless Vehicles Limited Equipment, Paint

Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. Equipment, Park & Playground Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. Equipment, Pumps AIRPLACO Equipment Company Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company Water Movers Inc. Equipment, Root Control ENZ USA INC Equipment, Sweepers Doggett Machinery Services Keystone Plastics, Ltd. Equipment, Traffic Control All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Maverick Enteprises, Inc. SCI Products, Inc. Traffic Logix Vaisala Equipment, Trucks Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC Auto Truck Group City Utility Equipment Co. Gabrielli Truck Sales Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Minuteman Trucks, Inc. P&G Fleet Services, Inc. Sabre Equipment Inc. Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Standard Equipment Company

Fleet ARI/Automotive Resources International CollectiveData, Inc. Galaxy Associates, Inc. dba Rieskamp Washing Systems Minuteman Trucks, Inc. P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC PubWorks Fleet, Computerized Management ARI/Automotive Resources International FASTER Asset Solutions Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. Vermeer Corporation Fleet, Maintenance ARI/Automotive Resources International B&W Truck Repair, Inc. Belanger, Inc. CollectiveData, Inc. P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC Power Equipment Leasing Company Spring Align Fleet, Parts Distributor Genuine Parts Company Minuteman Trucks, Inc. Spring Align

Fuel Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. Sun Peaks Utilities

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Fuel, Automated Fuel Mgmt. Systems Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. OPW Fuel Management Systems Fuel, Control Equipment OPW Fuel Management Systems

GIS AMS Consulting Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers CarteGraph DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. Dewberry DLZ Kentucky Freese and Nichols, Inc. Fuss & O’Neill GRAEF Impact Sciences Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LJA Engineering, Inc. Peridian Group, Inc. Psomas PubWorks Wilbur Smith Associates Woolpert, Inc. GIS, Fuel Sun Peaks Utilities GIS, Management Services Collier Engineering Company, Inc. Environmental Partners Group, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. GIS, Mapping & Surveying Ayres Associates Bolton & Menk, Inc. CESNW Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. EFK Moen, LLC Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. Epic Land Solutions, Inc. Erlandsen, Inc. ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. Fisher & Arnold, Inc. GeoEngineers Guida Surveying, Inc. Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Hatch Mott MacDonald INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. K & A Engineering, Inc. KCI Associates of NC Lawson-Fisher Associates, P.C. LCC, Inc. MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. MJ Harden Associates, Inc. MNS Engineers, Inc. Ninyo & Moore Nolte Associates, Inc. Rick Engineering Company Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Sterling Company, Inc. Strand Associates, Inc. Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Towill, Inc. VTN Consulting White Shield, Inc.

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Wilson & Company, Inc. GIS, Software Altus Capital Planning ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. Ideate Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services MJ Harden Associates, Inc. GIS, Traffic Engineering Associated Transportation Engineers Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. MSA Professional Services Inc. Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Wade Trim Weston & Sampson

Grinders AshBritt Environmental Vermeer Corporation

Grounds Maintenance Advanced Federal Services Corporation Buck Bros. Inc. Curbco D&L Foundry and Supply Hoosier Company, Inc. Precision Concrete Cutting Midwest SFM Services, Inc. SouthWest Water Company Storr Tractor Company Vila & Son Landscaping Co. Grounds Maintenance, Arboreal & Landscaping Services JFNew Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. Vila & Son Landscaping Co. Grounds Maintenance, Chippers Brush Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Vermeer Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Ditch Cleaners Tiger Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Erosion Control Ess Brothers & Sons, Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Hand Tools Midwest Rake Company LLC Grounds Maintenance, Lawn Care American Marking Corp. Prinoth Ltd Vila & Son Landscaping Co. WRG Design Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Leaf Loaders American Road Machinery, Inc. Trackless Vehicles Limited Grounds Maintenance, Litter Collection Equipment Bortek Industries Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Mowing

April 2010

Equipment Martin Implement Sales Prinoth Ltd Tiger Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Stormwater Management Larkin Group, Inc. LOT Maintenance, Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Vegetation Management DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. LOT Maintenance, Inc.

Hydraulic Systems & Equipment Airworks Compressors Corp B&W Truck Repair, Inc. Bosch Rexroth Canada Certified Power Inc. FORCE America, Inc. Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. PENGWYN Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Lifts Applied Industrial Technologies Casper’s Truck Equipment Rock Mills Enterprises, Inc.

Insurance Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Joint Sealing Materials & Equipment ARIES Industries, Inc. Cimline Inc. Crafco, Inc. Cretex Specialty Products Deery American Corporation K M International Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast

Laboratory Services & Analysis Construction Testing Services, Inc. Converse Consultants Fugro Consultants, Inc. Geocal, Inc. Inspection Services, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. Twining, Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation

Legal Services Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson

Lighting Systems Best LED Group Lumec, Inc./Div. of Philips Sternberg Lighting Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Magazines & Publications APWA Reporter Baum Publications Ltd. Better Roads Magazine International Municipal Signal Association LucyCo Communications

PSMJ Resources, Inc. Public Works Magazine/Hanley Wood Business Media ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. Salt Institute Transportation Research Board

Manhole, Services & Equipment AIRPLACO Equipment Company Cretex Specialty Products Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Rock Mills Enterprises, Inc.

Manufacturer APAC Southeast, Inc. Caterpillar GCC of America Hogan Company Lafarge North America Rehrig Pacific Company Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. Manufacturer, Bridges Hanson Pipe & Precast Manufacturer, Cranes Altec Industries Manufacturer, Marking Equipment American Marking Corp. EZ-Liner Industries Paveway Systems Manufacturer, Pipes ADS/Hancor Hanson Pipe & Precast Oldcastle Precast, Inc.

Mapping Engineering Resources Guida Surveying, Inc. JSD Professional Services, Inc. J-U-B Engineers, Inc. MJ Harden Associates, Inc. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Towill, Inc. White Shield, Inc. Wiser Company, LLC Woolpert, Inc.

Pavement All States Asphalt, Inc. Asphalt Pavement Alliance Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Bimasco Inc. Curbco Dynatest Consulting Inc. E.J. Breneman, L.P. Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC Flexible Pavements of Ohio Flynn Brothers Contracting Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro Consultants, Inc. GCC of America Geolabs, Inc. Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Lakeside Industries Murray & Trettel, Inc. North Florida Emulsions, Inc. Pavement Savers Inc. PCA, Southeast Region QPR, Division of Lafarge North

America Pavement, Asphalt Ace Asphalt Alternative Paving Concepts APAC Southeast, Inc. Asphalt Pavement Alliance Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Flexible Pavements of Ohio H.I.P. Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Herzog Contracting Corp. Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. Pavement Restorations, Inc. Pavement Savers Inc. Proseal Inc. Sealcoating, Inc. Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc. Twining, Inc. Pavement, Asphalt Concrete Road Repairs Achen-Gardner Construction Alberta Highway Services Ltd. All States Asphalt, Inc. CAM, LLC Cold Mix Manufacturing Crafco, Inc. Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC Gallagher Asphalt Corporation Lakeside Industries North Florida Emulsions, Inc. Pavement Restorations, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation URETEK USA, Inc. Pavement, Asphalt Equipment & Materials Argonics, Inc. Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. Bergkamp Inc. Cutler Repaving, Inc. H.I.P. Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Herzog Contracting Corp. K M International Pavement Technology, Inc. Professional Pavement Products, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Sealcoating, Inc. Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation VT LeeBoy, Inc. Pavement, Asphalt Patching Machines Bergkamp Inc. Crafco, Inc. Deery American Corporation Heil of Texas K M International Schwarze Industries, Inc. VT LeeBoy, Inc.

Ace Asphalt City Utility Equipment Co. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Hogan Company MetaDome, LLC Metal Forms Corporation Sierra Nevada Concrete Association

EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. Insituform Technologies, Inc. Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Water Movers Inc.

Pavement, Crack Sealing Materials & Equipment Ace Asphalt Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. CAM, LLC Deery American Corporation North Florida Emulsions, Inc. Professional Pavement Products, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc.

Pipe, Rehabilitation 3M Achen-Gardner Construction Applied Professional Services, Inc. Insituform Technologies, Inc. Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc. Miller Pipeline Corporation National Research Council Canada Progressive Innovations, LLC Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. TRIC Tools, Inc.

Pavement, Dust Control All States Asphalt, Inc. America West Environmental Occidental Chemical Corporation Proseal Inc.

Pipe, Supplies Argonics, Inc.

Pumps AIRPLACO Equipment Company FORCE America, Inc. Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company

Pavement, Interlocking Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Pavement, Management Programs AMS Consulting Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. Dynatest Consulting Inc. Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. Envista Corporation Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Fugro Consultants, Inc. Gasaway Company GoodPointe Technology IMS Infrastructure Management Services Nichols Consulting Engineers US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Pavement, Marking Materials EZ-Liner Industries Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway Systems Pavement, Markings Alternative Paving Concepts EZ-Liner Industries Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Professional Pavement Products, Inc. Pavement, Markings Contractors Ace Asphalt

Pavement, Cleaning RHOMAR Industries, Inc. United Rotary Brush Corporation

Pavement, Survey Equipment Dynatest Consulting Inc. Fugro Roadware Inc.

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Pipe, Maintenance Duke’s Root Control, Inc. Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc. RootX Root Control Corp.

Recycling Cutler Repaving, Inc. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Sealcoating, Inc. Recycling, Equipment Gallagher Asphalt Corporation Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Recycling, Services Pavement Savers Inc. Sealcoating, Inc. U.S. Arbor Products, Inc.

Roads American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Ames Construction, Inc. Anderson & Associates, Inc. APAC Southeast, Inc. Applied Industrial Technologies Avalon Engineering, Inc. Balfour Beatty Construction Bimasco Inc. Blucor Contracting, Inc. Brandon Industries, Inc. E.J. Breneman, L.P. East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Engineering Service, Inc. Envista Corporation Flexible Pavements of Ohio Flynn Brothers Contracting GCC of America Hoosier Company, Inc. Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Infor Public Sector Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Lakeside Industries Mattern & Craig, Inc. MetaDome, LLC Metal Forms Corporation Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Munsys, Inc.

Murray & Trettel, Inc. Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. Professional Pavement Products, Inc. Proseal Inc. Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. TapanAm Associates, Inc. Urban Engineers, Inc. W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, LLC Wilkinson Corporation Roads, Catch Basin Risers D&L Foundry and Supply Roads, Compactors Volvo Construction Equipment Roads, Concrete Curbing Bartlett Consolidated LLC Hogan Company Metal Forms Corporation Roads, Crack Sealing Materials & Equip. Pavement Technology, Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. Roads, Culvert Rehabilitation Bartlett Consolidated LLC URETEK USA, Inc. Roads, Culverts & Drains Alberta Highway Services Ltd. Hanson Pipe & Precast Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Ontario Concrete Pipe Association W.H. Shurtleff Company Roads, Dust Control America West Environmental CAM, LLC Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Occidental Chemical Corporation SNI Solutions Wilkinson Corporation Roads, Gas Valve Risers Puget Sound Energy Roads, Maintenance Alberta Highway Services Ltd. Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. Bergkamp Inc. Bimasco Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Ed A. Wilson, Inc. H.I.P. Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Lakeside Industries LOT Maintenance, Inc. National Research Council Canada Occidental Chemical Corporation Pavement Restorations, Inc. Pavement Technology, Inc. PubWorks Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation URETEK USA, Inc. Roads, Maintenance Equipment Bergkamp Inc.

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K M International Root Spring Scraper Co. VT LeeBoy, Inc.

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau DriveCam, Inc. Global Sensor Systems Inc. Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. Hoosier Company, Inc. INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company International Municipal Signal Association

Roads, Manholes & Risers Cold Mix Manufacturing D&L Foundry and Supply East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Ess Brothers & Sons, Inc. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Rock Mills Enterprises, Inc.

Safety, Barricades Bartlett Consolidated LLC SCI Products, Inc. Vaisala Safety, Closed Circuit Televisions Global Sensor Systems Inc.

Roads, Marking Equipment EZ-Liner Industries Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Roads, Marking Materials American Marking Corp. Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway Systems

Safety, Driver Simulation MPRI, an L-3 Company

Roads, Recycling Equipment Cutler Repaving, Inc. E.J. Breneman, L.P. H.I.P. Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Roads, Signage All Traffic Solutions American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Brandon Industries, Inc. Maverick Enteprises, Inc. Phoenix Highway Products, Inc. Western Remac, Inc. Roads, Survey Equipment Traffic Logix Roads, Sweepers Keystone Plastics, Ltd. Schwarze Industries, Inc. United Rotary Brush Corporation

Safety, Hazardous Waste Management The Westmark Group Safety, Lifting Devices Rock Mills Enterprises, Inc. Safety, Lighting Systems Best LED Group Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. Safety, Security Roth Hill, LLC Safety, Signage American Signal Company American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Associated Transportation Engineers B&W Truck Repair, Inc. Maverick Enteprises, Inc. SCI Products, Inc. Western Remac, Inc.

Roads, Sweeping Contractors DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Keystone Plastics, Ltd. Pavement Restorations, Inc. SFM Services, Inc. Roads, Testing Equipment Dynatest Consulting Inc. Flint Trading, Inc. Fugro Roadware Inc. GoodPointe Technology Roads, Traffic Control Equipment All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Bell Equipment Company Maverick Enteprises, Inc. Phoenix Highway Products, Inc. Rehrig Pacific Company SCI Products, Inc. Traffic Logix Vaisala Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Safety, Traffic Control Equipment All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway Systems Traffic Logix

Services Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Precision Concrete Cutting Midwest Telco Supply Company Services, Financing Altus Capital Planning


Roads, Water Valve Risers Argonics, Inc. Ess Brothers & Sons, Inc.

Safety Alliance Wireless Technologies, Inc. / 3rd Eye MobileVision American Marking Corp. Applied Industrial Technologies

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Safety, Electronic Backing Safety Devices DriveCam, Inc. Global Sensor Systems Inc. Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Engineering Service, Inc. Flynn Brothers Contracting MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Munsys, Inc. MWH Americas Inc. United Survey, Inc. Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc.

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Sewer, Cleaning Vehicles Auto Truck Group Casey & Dupuis Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Jet-Vac Inc. RNOW Inc. Standard Equipment Company Super Products LLC Tarheel Underground Camera Timmerman Equipment Company Sewer, Inspection Maintenance ARIES Industries, Inc. Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC Cretex Specialty Products EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc. RPM Engineers, Inc. Super Products LLC Tarheel Underground Camera Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Sewer, Rehabilitation Achen-Gardner Construction David McManus Engineering Ltd. Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc. Miller Pipeline Corporation Progressive Innovations, LLC Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Sewer, Rodding Equipment Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Sewer, Root Control Duke’s Root Control, Inc. RootX Root Control Corp. Sewer, Sludge Management Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC Severn Trent Services

Snow & Ice Control Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. Alberta Highway Services Ltd. Auto Truck Group Buck Bros. Inc. Cargill Deicing Technology Casper’s Truck Equipment Certified Power Inc. Curbco FallLine Corporation FORCE America, Inc. Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. Green Sweep, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Henke Manufacturing Hoosier Company, Inc. Howard P. Fairfield, LLC INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Meyer Products LLC Pavement Savers Inc. PENGWYN Reed Systems, Ltd Salt Institute Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Storr Tractor Company Twin City Outdoor Services, Inc Wilkinson Corporation Snow & Ice Control, Anti-Icing Systems

Bosch Rexroth Canada Cargill Deicing Technology Certified Power Inc. Flink Co. Reed Systems, Ltd Schmidt North America SNI Solutions Swenson Spreader Company Snow & Ice Control, Automated Spray Technology Boschung America, LLC Snow & Ice Control, Blowers Schmidt North America Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Tiger Corporation Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Snow & Ice Control, Chemicals America West Environmental Cryotech Deicing Technology GVM Snow Equipment RHOMAR Industries, Inc. SNI Solutions Wilkinson Corporation Snow & Ice Control, Deicers Cargill Deicing Technology Cryotech Deicing Technology Flink Co. Gasaway Company Green Sweep, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Highway Equipment Company Occidental Chemical Corporation PENGWYN Reed Systems, Ltd Salt Institute SNI Solutions Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. W.H. Shurtleff Company Snow & Ice Control, Equipment Bosch Rexroth Canada Cargill Deicing Technology Casey & Dupuis Certified Power Inc. Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Dynamic Building Systems Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Henke Manufacturing Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Martin Implement Sales Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. PENGWYN Prinoth Ltd Reed Systems, Ltd Sabre Equipment Inc. SES Swenson Spreader Company Timmerman Equipment Company Trackless Vehicles Limited Twin City Outdoor Services, Inc Vaisala Viking-Cives/Sno-King Snow & Ice Control, Plows Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. American Road Machinery, Inc. FallLine Corporation Flink Co. Green Sweep, Inc. Henke Manufacturing

Highway Equipment Company Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Meyer Products LLC Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. Root Spring Scraper Co. Schmidt North America Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Viking-Cives/Sno-King Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Snow & Ice Control, Spreaders Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. Argonics, Inc. FallLine Corporation Flink Co. Green Sweep, Inc. Highway Equipment Company Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Meyer Products LLC Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. Schmidt North America Swenson Spreader Company Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Viking-Cives/Sno-King Snow & Ice Control, Underbodies Henke Manufacturing Little Falls Machine, Inc. Root Spring Scraper Co. Viking-Cives/Sno-King Wausau Equipment Company, Inc.

Sweepers Bortek Industries Inc. Curbco Howard P. Fairfield, LLC Jet-Vac Inc. RNOW Inc. Standard Equipment Company TYMCO, Inc. Sweepers, Brooms, Brushes, Refills United Rotary Brush Corporation Sweepers, Contractors Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. Sweepers, Equipment Cimline Inc. Doggett Machinery Services Jet-Vac Inc. Schwarze Industries, Inc. TYMCO, Inc. Sweepers, Roads TYMCO, Inc. Sweepers, Street Bell Equipment Company Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Heil of Texas Timmerman Equipment Company United Rotary Brush Corporation

Tools Midwest Rake Company LLC

Snow & Ice Control, Weather Services Murray & Trettel, Inc.

Tools, Long-Handled Midwest Rake Company LLC

Solid Waste

Tools, Park and Rec Maintenance Midwest Rake Company LLC

Great West Engineering Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Toter Incorporated Solid Waste, Collection Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. Toter Incorporated U.S. Arbor Products, Inc. Solid Waste, Equipment Bell Equipment Company Heil of Texas Rehrig Pacific Company Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Solid Waste, Processing U.S. Arbor Products, Inc.

Spreaders American Road Machinery, Inc. Bosch Rexroth Canada Casper’s Truck Equipment Highway Equipment Company Roto-Mix Swenson Spreader Company

Storage Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. Storage, Buildings Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. Dome Corporation of North America Dynamic Building Systems Storage, Tanks Gasaway Company

Tools, Street Maintenance Midwest Rake Company LLC

Training Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc. Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Training, Driver Simulation MPRI, an L-3 Company

Trench Telco Supply Company Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Trench, Excavation ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land, Inc. Super Products LLC Telco Supply Company Vermeer Corporation

Underground Damage Prevention Applied Professional Services, Inc. Arkansas One-Call Center Louisiana One Call Palmetto Utility Protection Service Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Utilities Protection Center Utility Notification Center of Colorado


Advanced Federal Services Corporation Baltimore Gas & Electric Company Best LED Group E.ON U.S. (Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities) Engineering Resources Envista Corporation Flynn Brothers Contracting J.R. Giese Operations, LLC Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Klotz Associates Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Puget Sound Energy San Diego Gas and Electric Southern California Edison Company Southwest Gas Corporation Sun Peaks Utilities Universal Field Services, Inc. VTN Consulting Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Utilities, Consulting/Design ARI/Automotive Resources International Avalon Engineering, Inc. CEI Dahl, Taylor & Associates Dewberry Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. eda Design Professionals Engineers Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc. EPS Group, Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors Fulghum, MacIndoe, & Associates, Inc. GBA Architects and Engineers Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JSD Professional Services, Inc. KCI Associates of NC KPFF, Inc. LCC, Inc. Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. O’Brien & Gere PBS&J Roth Hill, LLC RPM Engineers, Inc. RRM Design Group Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Skillings Connolly, Inc. Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Utilities, Location & Coordination Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC Applied Professional Services, Inc. Cardno TBE KCI Associates of NC Puget Sound Energy Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Utilities, Right-of-Way Services APA Engineering, Inc. California Property Specialists, Inc. Epic Land Solutions, Inc.

Hamner, Jewell & Associates Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. Universal Field Services, Inc. Utilities, Valve/Meter Boxes East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.

Vehicles Galaxy Associates, Inc. dba Rieskamp Washing Systems Minuteman Trucks, Inc. RNOW Inc. Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Storr Tractor Company Vehicles, Accessories Airworks Compressors Corp Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC Sabre Equipment Inc. Vehicles, Blowers Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Vehicles, Bulldozers Case Construction Equipment Vehicles, Cleaning Clearwater Technology, Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc. Vehicles, Construction City Utility Equipment Co. Gabrielli Truck Sales Vehicles, Garbage Gabrielli Truck Sales Standard Equipment Company Vehicles, Loaders Case Construction Equipment Vehicles, Snowplows Auto Truck Group Prinoth Ltd Root Spring Scraper Co. Spring Align Trackless Vehicles Limited Vehicles, Sweepers TYMCO, Inc.

Water/Wastewater 3M Ames Construction, Inc. Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey Balfour Beatty Construction Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bury+Partners, Inc. DLZ Kentucky ECO:LOGIC Engineering Engineering Service, Inc. Gannett Fleming Great West Engineering Greeley and Hansen Infor Public Sector J.R. Giese Operations, LLC Klotz Associates Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. MGC Contractors, Inc. Miller Pipeline Corporation

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MSA Professional Services Inc. Munsys, Inc. MWH Americas Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Quest Civil Constructors, Inc. R2H Engineering, Inc. RootX Root Control Corp. Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. SouthWest Water Company Sun Peaks Utilities W.E. Stilson Consulting Group, LLC Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Wood Rodgers, Inc. Woodard & Curran Water/Wastewater, Consulting Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Anderson & Associates, Inc. Bonestroo Bureau Veritas Carlile-Macy CDM CEI Clearwater Technology, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. Converse Consultants Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. Engineering Resources Environmental Partners Group, Inc.

Fisher & Arnold, Inc. GHD Inc. Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Hart Crowser, Inc. Hatch Mott MacDonald Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Impact Sciences Kleinfelder/S E A Larkin Group, Inc. Lawson-Fisher Associates, P.C. LJA Engineering, Inc. Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. Nolte Associates, Inc. O’Brien & Gere PACE, Inc. Parametrix, Inc. Pennoni Associates Inc. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Psomas Roth Hill, LLC RRM Design Group Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Skillings Connolly, Inc. Slater Hanifan Group, Inc.

Taylor Wiseman & Taylor US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. Wade Trim Wiser Company, LLC Wood/Patel & Associates, Inc. Water/Wastewater, Equipment ARIES Industries, Inc. Automatic Systems Company Clearwater Technology, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Jet-Vac Inc. Progressive Innovations, LLC Severn Trent Services Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Company Water Movers Inc. Water/Wastewater, Maintenance Services Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC David McManus Engineering Ltd. Duke’s Root Control, Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc. Tarheel Underground Camera URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Weston & Sampson Water/Wastewater, Management Services Automatic Systems Company

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CDM EPCOR Water Services, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Severn Trent Services SouthWest Water Company Water/Wastewater, Storage Tanks Bury+Partners, Inc. Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. Water/Wastewater, Treatment Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Automatic Systems Company Bury+Partners, Inc. Clearwater Technology, Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc.

Corporate members advertising in this issue CIPPlanner Corporation (p. 83); Crafco, Inc. (p. 99); ESRI (back cover); Flink Co. (p. 60); Gateway Industrial Products (p. 19); GVM Snow Equipment (p. 72); Henke Manufacturing Corp. (p. 25); Midwest Rake Co. (p. 56); QPR (inside front cover); RHOMAR Industries, Inc. (p. 41); Trackless Vehicles LTD (p. 65); TYMCO International, LTD (p. 94); Walter P Moore (p. 47)


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“Our City Council wants us to find a way to cut costs, no matter what it is. They are even asking us to consider converting some asphalt streets in more rural areas to gravel. Is this something anyone has done just for this reason?” Gravel roads today. Horse and buggy tomorrow. What’s that old saying, “Everything old is new again?” Actually, several states in the Midwest and Northeast have been forced to revert back to gravel roads and have found it to be very cost effective. However, these aren’t just the old-fashioned gravel roads from our early past. They are recycling the asphalt that was in place and have found it to create a gravel-like surface that adequately

prevents potholes and is cheaper to maintain. Recent studies have shown that the use of gravel roads can be cost effective when the usage is 200 vehicles a day or less. Even so, some areas are considering converting asphalt to gravel on more highly traveled thoroughfares. A representative from AAA suggests, along with the conversion, that tips for driving on gravel surfaces should be shared with residents since driving conditions are often different and many drivers may never have driven on the surface. Is this the next future trend? Only time will tell. “We have a citizen that has experienced a problem with their driveway moving into the foundation of their home. This has caused some cracking of the house foundation. They contend that this was caused by movement of the city street or what they call “Street Creep.” Have there been any past articles in the APWA publications on this topic of pavement movement which cause problems with adjoining driveways or structures? I’m not sure where to look for this type of information. Thanks.” Mike Fraser, Salina, KS This doesn’t seem to be a topic APWA has addressed in any of our articles, but I did some research and came up with some information and a couple of places who are dealing with it, officially, with their residents. Street Creep is also called Concrete Creep. It occurs as a result of the unpredictable movement, shift and expansion of concrete streets. Extreme pressure, due to traffic and natural settlement, pushes the concrete street against the driveway moving it into the home’s foundation producing serious cracks in foundation walls. The problem usually affects homes with concrete driveways and attached garages. Homes located at the end of “T” intersections, at the end of cul-de-sacs, and on the outside of a curve are especially susceptible to Street Creep damage. Homes built on hills are more susceptible to creep because gravity will induce concrete streets and driveways to “slide” downhill. While the problem occurs nationally, it is more prominent in wet areas and areas with expansive clay soils. Dry regions experience the downhill slide scenario. Typically it is not as noticeable in regions without basements but it still occurs.

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The most common preventive fix for Street Creep is installing an expansion joint between the slabs to absorb the flex. The only permanent solution appears to be to install proper expansion joints. Most contactors will pour the entire driveway and then while the concrete is still wet insert the expansion joint material into the wet concrete. If the depth of the concrete exceeds the width of the expansion material, there can be inches of concrete beneath the expansion material that render the expansion joint useless. When the slab expands it will push the inches of concrete underneath the expansion material and in time push into the foundation wall causing damage to the home. These repairs are not cheap. It can range from $2,400 to $50,000 depending on the extent of the damage and the repairs involved. Most homeowner insurance companies indemnify themselves with what is called “Earth Movement Exclusion.” Earth movement is defined as: earthquake, landslide, mudflow, earth sinking, rising or shifting, or mine subsidence. This exclusion is usually part of the homeowner’s coverage and it allows the insurance company to deny a claim for the extreme costs of repairing the foundation walls and driveway damaged by Street Creep. NOW HERE’S THE INTERESTING PART: Many municipalities have a policy handling Street Creep claims. The policy normally is that when there is “visible proof” of Street Creep, they will make the necessary repairs to your driveway and decrease the potential for any future Street Creep problems. The municipality WILL NOT COVER any damages to your home. The “visible proof” could be a cracked foundation causing thousands of dollars in damage. I have found a couple of cities that have been proactive in the matter where they are taking preventive actions to minimize the occurrence of Street Creep in new developments. These area officials require driveways constructed in areas prone to Street Creep to have a four-inch expansion joint at the back of the curb, a one-inch expansion joint at the back of the sidewalk or near the property line, and a two-inch expansion joint adjacent to the garage floor.

There is a home inspector named Greg Wayman who is a licensed home/real estate inspector and his website discusses this issue. You can link to it at: Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention. There may be others who are, or will be, facing similar complaints. “What’s going on with the Certification program for public works directors or those who want to be public works directors?” The APWA Board of Directors approved continuing with the Job Practice Analysis during their February meeting. This involves developing a survey to determine what skills, knowledge and background someone who would be working full-time in the upper levels of public works management would be required to possess in order to be qualified to earn the certification. Many of you will be receiving this survey so be certain you complete it when it arrives. The final step in formulating the certification would come with the development of the exam questions. Hopefully, the Board will approve this phase so that the certification titled “Certified Public Works Official” (CPWO) will launch at Congress in Boston in August.

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Street Creep doesn’t happen overnight. You can see the signs of it with simple tests before it ruins the home foundation. Two cities that are dealing with this can be found at the following links, as well as an inspector who offers additional information. The City of O’Fallon, MO, has adopted a policy and has a Citizens Complaint form. You can find it at http://www. The City of Foristell, MO, has a policy and you can find it at Agenda.pdf.

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Guide to Full-Depth Reclamation publication As states, counties and municipalities recognize the benefits of cementstabilized bases as a cost-effective treatment for deteriorated and unpaved roads, they are turning to fulldepth reclamation (FDR). It recycles old pavement into new base and conserves natural resources and energy, allowing DOTs to save money and be environmentally responsible. Guide to Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) with Cement, from the Portland Cement Association, covers initial site investigation, to mix design, and construc

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Extend Manufacturing launches line of towable mini-excavators Extend Manufacturing introduces the new line of TMX Towable Mini-Excavators. Designed to provide exceptional power in a towable, easy-to-maneuver package, the TMX units offer a powerful excavating solution for a wide variety of markets, including rental, municipal, landscape and plumbing. Weighing only 2,941 pounds (1.5 ton class), the TMX features an eight-foot digging depth. Similar digging depth on traditional mini-excavators is typically only found on a three-ton class or larger machine. With a 6,600 pound digging force, the TMX unit offers a minimum of 21% more digging force than similar sized competitive excavators, making it one of the most powerful excavators for its size and weight class. For more information, visit Extend Manufacturing’s website at

Startech’s Hard Drive Duplicator functions as both an external hard drive docking station for 2.5in or 3.5in and convenient hard drive imaging solution. It can operate as a standalone HDD duplicator without connection to a host computer delivering an exact 1 to 1 clone of the target hard drive including partition, boot sector information and user data. Functioning as a SATA docking station, the Hard Drive Duplicator can be connected to a computer through USB with support for simple plug-and-play installation, allowing users to access hard drive contents without having to open the computer case for conventional drive installation. For more information, visit

TKDA celebrates 100 years of providing leading-edge engineering, planning Barionet 50 from Barix and architectural Barix is now shipping its new Barionet 50 device, a lowexpertise cost IP automation controller, monitoring device and visual-

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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 Accu-Steel, Inc., pp. 10, 117

Gee Asphalt Systems, p. 117

RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., p. 45

Allianz Sweeper, p. 71

Geocal, Inc., p. 117

RUD, p. 66

American Water Works Association, p. 35

GVM Snow Equipment, p. 72

Simpson Strong-Tie, p. 5

AssetWorks, Inc., p. 78

Henke Manufacturing Corp., pp. 25, 118

Southeastern Surveying, p. 118

Burns & McDonnell, p. 119

Holt Technologies, p. 119

Stan Design Inc., p. 117

Camosy Construction, p. 118

J.A. Larue Inc., p. 50

Strapbinder Products, p. 108

CIPPlanner Corporation, p. 83

McAsphalt Industries Limited, p. 55

SWA Group, p. 119

Consort Display Group, p. 117

Manhole Adjustible Riser Co., p. 119

TAPCO, p. 67

Cooper Lighting, p. 77

Midwest Rake Co., p. 56

Tensar International Corporation, p. 115

Cover-All Building Systems, p. 68

MJ Harden Associates, Inc., p. 118

thomas engineering group, llc., p. 118

Crafco, Inc., pp. 99, 119

National Asphalt Pavement Association, p. 97

TMA Systems, p. 43

Dannenbaum Engineering Company, p. 118

Nortrax, p. 57

Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks, p. 119

Designovations, Inc., p. 119

NTech Industries, Inc., pp. 111, 118

Trackless Vehicles LTD, p. 65

DOGIPOT, p. 32

Plastics Pipe Institute, p. 73

Transpo Industries, Inc., p. 52

Donaldson Company, p. 53

Portland Cement Association, p. IBC

Trimble Navigation, p. 117

EsGil Corporation, p. 118

Precision Concrete Cutting, p. 118

TYMCO International, LTD, p. 94


Proseal Inc., p. 119

Vaisala Inc., p. 61

Everblades, p. 117

Pulltarps Manufacturing, pp. 110, 118

Walter P Moore, p. 47

Evolution Paving Resources, p. 119


WEST Consultants, Inc., p. 119

Flink Co., p. 60

QuakeWrap, Inc., p. 118

The Willdan Group of Companies, p. 119

Gateway Industrial Products, p. 19

RHOMAR Industries, Inc., p. 41

Winkler Canvas Ltd., p. 44

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April 2010 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association