BC Ground Disturbance Seminar – Kelowna, BC

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Dates and Time:

October 23, 2019

Location:

Kelowna, BC

Seminar Description:

Join us in a one day session that covers all you need to know about ground disturbance including: regulatory updates, BC One Call requirements, excavation safety, hydrovac and locate demonstration.

This Seminar Qualifies for EOCP 0.6 CEU’s and BC Housing 7.25 CPD’s

For more information and for registration please visit:

 https://globaltrainingcentre.com/cart_builder.cfm?ProductID=5653

Understanding & Developing Levels of Service Workshop – Richmond, BC

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Dates and Time:

November 8, 2019

Location:

Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC
Workshop Description:

November 8, 2019  Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC – In conjunction with the annual conference, AMBC will be hosting its first full-day workshop on how to document and assess community levels of service in small communities.  This will begin with a one-hour session on what levels of service is and why it’s important, and transition into a workshop-style how to session.  Participants will leave the workshop with levels of service completed for at least one of their service areas, a toolkit to guide and support ongoing implementation, and an expanded network of contacts from across BC who are at a similar stage in their asset management journey

For more information and for registration please visit: https://www.assetmanagementbc.ca/understanding-developing-levels-of-service-workshop/

 

 

 

2019 Asset Management BC Annual Conference – Vancouver, BC

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Dates and Time:

November 6 – 7th, 2019

Location:

Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport
Conference Description:

Mark November 6 – 7th, 2019 on your calendar for the 2019 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport. The conference theme is Innovate, Communicate and Celebrate – A Culture of Continuous Improvement. Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing asset management in your community such as managing risk, establishing levels of service, measuring performance, building corporate capacity, small community challenges, effective communication, and more. The 2019 Preliminary Conference Program is now available.

For more information and for registration please visit: https://www.assetmanagementbc.ca/2019-asset-management-bc-annual-conference/

 

 

 

Introduction to Public Works for Administrative Staff – City of Surrey, BC

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Dates and Time:

Monday October 28th and Tuesday October 29th, 2019 – 8:30am – 4:00pm

Location:

City of Surrey Operations Centre
6651 148 St. Surrey, BC

Course Description:

Specifically designed for the administrative professional working in a public works context, this course brings a blend of sessions that will help improve your communication skills, and increase your knowledge of public works in general. This course covers administrative and organizational skills required in the transportation, utilities, solid waste collection and disposal, emergency management, facilities and grounds including parks, water supply and safety, waste water collections, treatment and disposal, storm water and flood control, engineering technology, and equipment and fleet management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Broaden knowledge of public works operations
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Expand soft skills including emotional intelligence and networking
  • Study methods in dealing with difficult conversations
  • Discover communication styles

Who Should Attend?

Administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers or coordinators, clerks, or anyone who plays an important administrative role in a local government public works department or with an agency that supports public works.

Event Schedule / Agenda:

Discounted hotel rates have been secured at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Cloverdale (17530 64th Avenue, Surrey BC).
Please call 604-576-8862 and use code “PWABC” when booking

Instructors:

Jeannette Austin (Diamond J. Consulting)

Jeannette has over 8 years of experience as a consultant, trainer, coach and Non-Profit Executive. She also has 15 years of municipal government experience in Alberta holding positions such as Manager of Planning and Development, Director of Operations, and Director of Community Services. She holds a Certificate in Local Government Administration from the University of Alberta. Jeannette also has 10 years of customer service experience with a variety of companies.

Cost:

$550 plus GST includes light breakfast, coffee, and lunch

Register:

https://events.eply.com/2019PWAdmin

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at anytime. Cancellations are permitted until October 18th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

 

 

2019 Winter Roadeo – Township of Langley, BC

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Dates and Time:

Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 08:00 – 16:30

Location:

Township of Langley – Public Works Operations Centre
4700 – 224 Street
Langley, BC
V2Z 1N4

https://www.tol.ca/

Course Description:

Full day of winter maintenance training related snow removal, anti-icing, de-icing methods specific to the Metro Vancouver area and climate. Join the staff at the Township of Langley to learn about their approach, share and compare best practices and find some ideas to take back with you.

Event Schedule / Agenda:

7 Stations that groups of approx.. 15 people rotate through every 40 minutes, the stations are as follows (subject to change)

  • Tandem Sander/Plow Overview – How the equipment works and should be operated
  • Truck Roadeo – Obstacle course for class III drivers.  Practical hands on training, raising and lowering belly plow and front mount plow, pushing snow and tires, imitation railroad tracks etc.
  • Pre-Trip inspection – Highlights the importance of pre/post trip inspection, groups are divided up and perform a pre-trip inspection
  • Plowing Techniques – How to plow depending on road classification, road width etc.
  • Material Basics – Salt, Brine overview.  When do we use each material, when is effective/ineffective
  • Routes & Priorities – Discussion of our maps and priority ranking
  • Brine System / Loader – Practical hands on training of how to load your brine tank and how to use loader for picking up salt and depositing into our sander

Instructors:

Supervisors from Township of Langley

Cost:

$150 per person

Register:

https://events.eply.com/2019WinterRoadeo

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at anytime. Cancellations are permitted until October 31th and will be subject to a $30 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

 

 

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

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Dates and Location

Monday October 7, 2019: Fernie Curling Club, Fernie, BC
Wednesday October 9, 2019: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC

Time:  9am to 2pm

Description

This course content has been developed in by PWABC in collaboration with Vaisala and snow and ice professionals from the Salt Institute, Lethbridge and Minneapolis. It builds on the content delivered in 2018 and incorporates an introduction to best practices for operations staff responsible for snow removal and also includes tips for smaller municipalities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Preparations based on weather forecasts
  • Salt and sand applications, rates of application and speeds
  • Pre trips on plow equipment and loaders
  • Best practices to remove snow regionally i.e. roundabouts, driveways, bike lanes
  • Public education, outreach and social media i.e. responsibility to clear sidewalks
  • Liquid salt brine, application and precautions, pros and cons
  • Salt management, storing and handling
  • Snow plowing, preparation and equipment, precautions and hazards
  • Risk assessments for plowing, salting, sanding and brine applications
  • Use of RWIS (Road Weather Information Systems) in larger municipality
  • Use of Traffic Camera, CCTV, SCADA, AWL, and communication devices
  • Best practices for training new staff

Who should attend?

  • All levels of winter maintenance field staff;
  • Public works professionals new to winter maintenance;
  • Public works professionals looking to hear new ideas and gain different perspectives.

Instructors:

  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $149 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch. Free parking

Register: 

Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMOBurnaby

Fernie: https://events.eply.com/2019WMOFernie

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until September 30th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

APWA Winter Maintenance Supervisors Workshops

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Dates and Location

Monday October 7, 2019: Fernie Ice Rink, Fernie BC
Wednesday October 9, 2019: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC
Time
8am – 3:30pm

Description

This course provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control for individuals charged with supervising their winter maintenance operations. The curriculum is developed by the American Public Works Association and is delivered by experienced Public Works professionals from Canada and the US.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expand knowledge of planning and preparation
  • Increase understanding of winter weather and how it affects operations
  • Identify how to better use traditional and alternative chemicals
  • Consider what equipment is available and how to maintain it
  • Expand understanding of snow & ice control techniques
  • Appreciate the environmental impacts of winter maintenance policies

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors with winter maintenance responsibilities
  • Operators who aspire to be supervisors
  • Operators who want a greater understanding of winter maintenance processes

Instructors:

  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $349 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch

Register: 

Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSBurnaby

Sparwood/Fernie: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSFernie

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until September 30th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.