Date and time:

November 8th, 9th, and 10th – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST – Virtual
November 15th, 16th and 17th – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST- Virtual
November 22nd and 23rd – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST- Virtual


Learn from an expert with more than 35 years of experience in the construction management industry in this virtual course. This program brings the APWA Construction Inspection Manual to life along with the help of an expert instructor. It is designed for construction inspectors of various experience levels looking to learn more about all facets of public project inspection, including the roles and responsibilities of an inspector, legal/risk management and regulatory issues, documentation and communication, and project close-out. This unique course combines the benefits of an in-person workshop with the convenience of online learning.

This course will run for three weeks and will include sixteen instructional hours. Each class session will be two hours in duration, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and online discussions.

After completing this course, participants will be better able to:

  1. Explain the purpose, responsibilities, and duties of an inspector.
  2. Identify the elements involved in construction inspection (communication, documentation, risk management, legal, planning, regulations, etc.)
  3. Identify and address risk management and various proper installation concerns.

Live instruction will take place virtually on the following dates for the three weeks will be two hours each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the first two weeks, and Tuesday and Wednesday for the last week. The schedule is as follows:

November 8th, 9th, and 10th – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST

November 15th, 16th and 17th – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST

November 22nd and 23rd – Course hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am PST

LOCATION: Virtual (Zoom Platform)


REGISTRATION COST: $850 (CAD) per attendee plus GST

REFERENCE MATERIAL: This training session is based on the APWA Construction Inspection Manual – available online at https://www.apwa.net/Store/detail.aspx?id=PB.E09B ($125 US$ member price, $162.50 US$ non-member)


Please complete your registration form using these links:


Date and time: September 27th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST – Virtual


We hear about how vital self-awareness is in leadership, but how do you start to develop self-awareness? And how does self-awareness help lead effectively? These fundamental questions need answers if we want to become highly effective leaders.

In this 90-minute workshop, we will explore the grassroots of self-awareness using straightforward models that open new conversations about self-awareness and the ways of being a leader.

At the end of this 90-minute workshop, you will:

  • Be able to locate where you are leading from at any moment
  • Have a solid foundation to strengthen self-awareness
  • Recognize the power of choice as it relates to your leadership
  • Understand the importance of taking radical responsibility
  • Actively create a ‘dramaless’ environment and become results-oriented

The session will be 90-minutes and happen online via Zoom to increase access to the PWABC Membership and will include:

  • Interactive facilitation style.
  • Slide show presentation to be shared with participants.
  • Worksheets to support continued learning after the session to participants.

Registration Fees:

$99.00 plus GST per PWABC Member, and $119.00 plus GST per Non-Members (maximum 20 participants)

More information:

  • This workshop is eligible for 0.1 CEUs from the EOCP upon completion.

To Register:

Please complete your registration form using these links:





Date and time: September 19th and 20th, 2022, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST

Penticton, BC (616 Okanagan Ave E)


The Public Works Association of B.C. is pleased to introduce Safe Jet BC! Safe Jet BC is an EOCP recognized training provider for all levels of Flush Truck Operators.  Safe Jet BC will be in Penticton B.C. on September 19th and 20th to provide the following two day training opportunity, Safe Jetting Storm/Sanitary Infrastructure (Course Number: 8047, CEU’s: 0.60), Safe Jetting Storm/Sanitary Practical Field Application (Course Number: 8142, CEU’s 0.60).

The two day course will educate operators on the safe and efficient operation of jetting equipment used to clean, repair and maintain storm and sanitary sewer lines.  The courses include information on operating procedures, everyday problems encountered, how to diagnose, assess and resolve issues in pipelines, hydraulics in sanitary and storm sewer pipes as well as practical and hands on demonstrations of jetting equipment used in municipal operations.  Operators will understand cleaning techniques, equipment selection and general storm and sanitary operational improvements.  Instructor Paul Bains currently working at Public Works Engineering for The District of Saanich, has over 37 years of experience in the field and has been teaching for the last two years across Vancouver Island and the mainland.


Day 1 – Course 1 – 0.60 C.E.U’s

Topic:  Definitions / Objective:  Operator will recognize critical components required in jetting
Topic:  Operating Procedures / Objective:  Thrust loads for different pressures and volumes
Topic:  Sanitary/Storm Mainlines / Objective:  Mainline maintenance and cleaning procedures
Topic:  Safety Awareness / Objective:  Hazard assessment / policies and procedures

Day 2 – Course 2 – 0.60 C.E.U’s

Topic:  Safe Jetting Overview / Objective:  Review of jetting course / classroom instruction
Topic:  Nozzle Demonstration / Objective:  Field Demo – different nozzle applications for various work required
Topic:  Sanitary Sewer Main Field Jetting Applications / Objective:  Identify various methods / procedures in routine jetting applications
Topic:  Storm Drain Main Field Jetting Applications / Objective:  Identify various methods / procedures in routine jetting applications

Registration Fees:

$600.00 plus GST per student (maximum 20 participants)

More information:

  • Membership with Public Works Association of BC is not required to attend this event.
  • 0.6 Continuing Education Credits from EOCP per day

To Register:

Please complete your registration form using these links:




Hello again PWABC members and friends!

I hope this update finds you doing well and getting excited about transitioning into some summer activities!  Hopefully you will all have an opportunity for a little bit of fun in the sun while you enjoy some of the amazing opportunities that our wonderful Province has to offer.  On behalf of our whole Board, the PWABC wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer of 2022.

Q2 has proven to be a very busy quarter for our team at the PWABC.  First of all, and in case you haven’t already seen or heard about it, our Chapter is thrilled to be partnering once again with the BC Municipal Safety Association to offer the 4th Joint Annual Conference & Tradeshow.  This year the in-person event will be hosted at the beautiful Sheraton Wall Center in downtown Vancouver on October 4th and 5th.  The technical agenda has been set and our amazing sponsors and vendors are rolling in to provide an awesome tradeshow experience, so go to our website at www.pwabc.ca to register now!!

The other item that has been keeping our Board busy is our upcoming training and professional development events.  We are very excited to be putting some of the final touches on opportunities such as Construction Inspection, Leadership Development, and Winter Maintenance Operator and Supervisor certification.  Please keep your eye on our events calendar at:  https://pwabc.ca/events/ and be ready to get yourself or your team members registered for these exciting public works professional career development opportunities.

Have you considered or are you aware of our Annual Awards?  With our conference returning to an in-person event later this fall, we are hoping to recognize our 2022 winners at the formal awards luncheon.  So please head to our website here at https://pwabc.ca/awards/ to learn more and get your applications submitted.  The deadline of September 9th is fast approaching, so please don’t delay.  We also hope to recognize our pandemic winners from 2020 and 2021, so if this is you or your organization, please contact us at executivedirector@pwabc.ca to let us know of your attendance.

Do you have a job opening that you’d like to post on our site?  Click on this link here to get that done and share your posting with public works professionals from around the Province.

As always, and if you have some volunteer capacity, please drop us a line at executivedirector@pwabc.ca to let us know of your thoughts and ideas of how you’d like to contribute to our Chapter.

Stay safe everyone!

Chris Anderson, AScT, CPWP-M

PWABC 2021/22 President

Are you a public works professional in British Columbia? Are you interested in the possibility of future Board vacancies? Why not put your name forward now for one of our available volunteer opportunities as a way to test the waters with our volunteer Board?
The PWABC Board is looking for interested Chapter members to join our team. We are looking for volunteers to join our committees and help shape the future of the Association. There are opportunities to participate on the following committees:
– Education
– Finance
– Social Media
– Conference
– Emerging Leaders
If you are interested in joining any of these committees or volunteering in a different capacity, please contact the PWABC at executivedirector@pwabc.ca today!!!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there haven’t been any updates regarding the Emerging Leaders.

Please check back again.