Public Works Supervisor Level Two – BCIT INFR 1120

Date and Time

Monday, May 13 – Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm

Location

Updated location: City of Surrey

2336 166 Street, Surrey BC. Room 201

Description

The focus  of this level is on the Supervisor. Individuals may be in consideration for a mid-management position OR are serving in that role currently. These courses provide basic management fundamentals and will prepare the individual for Level 3 of this program.

Program information: Public Works Supervisor Program Information 2016

Cost:

Regular: $1,270 plus GST

Register at: https://events.eply.com/PWS22019

In Partnership With:

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

Dates and Time

Burnaby – Wednesday October 9, 2019
Sparwood/Fernie – Thursday October 10, 2019
9am – 2pm

Location

City of Burnaby: Shadbold Centre

Sparwood/Fernie: To be confirmed

Description

This course content has been developed in by PWABC in collaboration with Vaisala and snow and ice professionals from 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

Sparwhttps:https://events.eply.com/2019WMOSparwood

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until October 1st and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

APWA Winter Maintenance Supervisors Workshops

pwabc-winter-maintenance-supervisor-certificate

Dates and Time

Burnaby – Wednesday October 9, 2019
Sparwood/Fernie – Thursday October 10, 2019
9am – 4pm

Location

City of Burnaby: Shadbold Centre

Sparwood/Fernie: To be confirmed

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/2019WMSSparwood

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until October 1st and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.