SPWA stands for the Saskatchewan Public Works Association. It is an Association of public works officials from municipal agencies across the province as well as companies and suppliers of consulting services, technologies, and equipment used in typical public works areas of responsibility. These areas include road and street maintenance, solid waste collection and disposal, municipal water and wastewater operations, storm water management, transportation, traffic control, fleet maintenance, building and grounds maintenance and other related areas.
The Association strives to promote professionalism in the public works field and provide a network through which members can share and receive useful information. Membership in the association provides an opportunity to meet other public works officials who share common responsibilities and services. The networking and exchange of information can help members improve the efficiency and operations of any local public works department.
Check out pictures highlighting National Public Works Week (NPWW) being celebrated in North Battleford and at our 2014 SPWA 'Water Sampling Analysis 1.0' Workshop in Yorkton: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/resources/images/
Congratulations to Derek Hoffman from the Town of Stoughton and Brad Secundiak from the Town of Sturgis for winning the mounted prints of "Building for today, Planning for tomorrow" by Lane duPont.
This years theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it. Focusing on the communities; "building" points out the day to day aspect of public works that is quality of life, while "planning" references the sustainable practices that ensure that quality of life for future generations.
2014 SPWA Equipment Demo Day and Inaugural Golf Tournament
Saskatchewan Public Works Association is proud to announce that we are hosting our Equipment Demo Day and Inaugural Golf Tournament taking place on August 22 and 23, 2014 in North Battleford, SK.
Our Equipment Demo Day is being held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Western Development Museum, and the City Public Works Yard, in North Battleford, SK. We are excited to announce that Industrial Machine Inc. will be presenting their KM 8000T Trailer Mounted Asphalt Hot Box, KM 2-18X Infrared Asphalt Heater, and Road Hog Cold Planer to attendees. A practical session, where the above equipment will perform patching on City streets, will also take place.
Pavement repair is a priority in all of our communities. With the elevated cost of road maintenance, it has become increasingly important to maintain these roads within our limited budgets. Communities are using smaller scale equipment aimed at re-use of asphalt, such as those being demonstrated by our presenter.
We can make our roadways more sustainable with proper care and maintenance, reducing the financial cost to taxpayers. The timely investment in routine maintenance in roads can extend the usable pavement life and provide for a safer road surface. Not only will the road last longer, but repairing a failed road is anywhere from 4 to 9 times more expensive than a routine maintenance program. Attend to learn about the techniques to enhance your community’s pavement repair program.
For more event information please follow this link: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/events/12878/
Membership now includes, at no extra charge:
• Registration for live Click, Listen & Learn webinars
• Access to recorded Click, Listen & Learn webinars in the Members’ Library
• 24/7 access to recorded educational sessions from past International Public Works Congress & Exposition events in the Members’ Library
• Access to e-books in the Members’ Library
• Earn CEUs or PDHs from all live or recorded Click, Listen & Learn programs you view with no additional “tracking fee.” (No tracking fee for CEUs/PDHs earned from other APWA national events either!)
In addition to the opportunities members have enjoyed for the past 75 years!
• Tap into the experience of more than 28,500 others in public works and public infrastructure (over 2,100 from Canada)
• Get connections to hundreds of corporations that provide products or services for public works
• Receive discounts on top notch live and online educational programs, books, videos, public outreach tools, and other materials
• Promote professional excellence in the public works industry through accreditation programs for public agencies, certification programs for individuals, and career path programs from the Donald C. Stone Center for Professional Excellence
• Support the profession with public outreach programs and the opportunity to be the voice of public works at the national or local level
APWA/CPWA members handle issues in:
• Construction Management
• Emergency Management
• Engineering and Technology
• Fleet Services
• Grounds and Urban Forestry
• Leadership and Management
• Solid Waste
• Transportation (streets/roads, bridges, signage, and transit)
• Utility and Public Right-of-Way
• Water (potable, stormwater, and wastewater)
• Winter Maintenance
What makes APWA/CPWA different from other professional associations?
“APWA engages the full spectrum of public works professionals, and they’re all equal stakeholders. I’m a member of other professional organizations but don’t see the rate of return that APWA brings.” — Kurt Corey, Director of Public Works, City of Eugene, OR
“What I find by being a member of APWA is its 'one stop shopping'. Other associations can specialize in their areas of expertise, which is great, but what APWA does for me is that I can go to one place and find all the information on any topic I need in the very diverse world of public works.” — Brenda Herrman, Director of Public Works (retired), City of Hays, KS
Join today! Visit www2.apwa.net/membership/PickMembership.asp or call 800-848-APWA.
Power Up with APWA/CPWA. The Power of One. The Strength of Many.
Take a minute and check out the new pictures highlighting our 2014 Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Regina.