ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Conference Call Meeting Summary
September 11, 2008
Participants: Laura Cabiness, Chair
Dean Lehman, Member
Sherri McIntyre, member
Sherri Zimmerman, Member
Absent: Bill Reichmuth, member
Brian Usher, member
Staff: Carol Estes, Staff Liaison
Kathy Dotson, Education
1. Call to order – Laura Cabiness called the meeting to order at 1:00pm
2. Review of meeting Summary 8/16/2008 – The meeting summary was
3. At-large Director Report –Patty Hilderbrand was not available for the
4. Education Report – Sherri Zimmerman filled the committee in on
education activities. A Click, Listen and Learn session on Keyhole
Technology was held yesterday and a CLL entitled “Salt Storage – More
than a grain of salt” is scheduled for October 2. Another CLL program,
“Porous Pavement-How is it performing?” is scheduled for October 16.
The first program in the 4-Part Sustainability Web Series is scheduled for
October 30, 2008. It is called: Sustainability 1: Introduction to
Sustainability and what it Means to Public Works.
Upcoming live workshops: October 22-24, 2008 – Dallas, Texas: Public
Works Fleet Management
The online Masters Degree program through Norwich University is
scheduled to begin in March 2009
Public Works Institutes: Currently nine chapter-sponsored Public Works
Institutes are approved: Arizona, Northern California, Pacific Northwest,
Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Florida.
5. Discussion of topics for Education sessions for Congress 2009 -
Guaranteed session topic selection must be complete by the end of
Topics discussed for guaranteed sessions in 2009 included:
HAWK Signalization – Richard Nassi, Carol will coordinate
Warm Asphalt – Laura Cabiness – Working on a draft
Sustainability – Dean Lehman–Three cases will be discussed, one is in
Action item: Complete online form by September 30
6. Roadway Maintenance Guide Discussion –Dean Lehman reported that
he is working on the two chapters to be added, “Street Sweeping,” and
“Right of Way Encroachments.”
Action item: Keep item on the agenda
7. E & T Survey work plan – The members of the committee discussed the
questions that comprised the E & T survey. Committee members were
assigned questions in order to take a closer look at the results. Each
member will look at the questions they have been assigned and determine
Is there a project suggested by the responses that the committee
as a whole should undertake?
Is there a project suggested by the responses that should be
placed on the committee’s long term work plan?
Is there information that should be passed to another technical
committee or department within APWA?
Assignments of question responses were made to members by category.
Questions 1 – 5, Information Resources – Laura Cabiness
Questions 6, 12-16, 20 – Demographics – Staff
Questions 17-19 – Procurement Technology – Bill Reichmuth
Questions 21-23 – Project Tracking – Brian Usher
Questions 24-32 – Procurement Process – Sherri McIntyre
Question 33 – Infrastructure security – Sherri Zimmerman
Question 34 – Education – Sherri Zimmerman
8. E & T work plan – The committee discussed the objectives of the current
business plan. Listed objectives were assigned to individual committee
members to keep track of during the year.
The next call is Thursday, October 2, at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central,
12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 pm Pacific time