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Newly Highlighted Sessions for the 2015 Public Works Officers Institute

January 23, 2015
Don’t miss out on this year’s Public Works Officers Institute being held from Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. 
 
The conference includes fundamental educational sessions, an exciting mini expo, and several relevant breakout sessions designed to increase your public works area knowledge and skill set.
 
A couple of session highlights include:
  • Successful Implementation of Sustainable Practices in Public Works A session designed to promote sustainable practices in all phases of civil infrastructure projects from planning to design, construction, operation and maintenance through institution level sustainable strategies and/or a series of innovative practices. Presentations will provide three case examples that demonstrate how public agencies have successfully implemented sustainability principles during project planning and design. Industry-recognized Envision™ award winning projects will be presented with recommendations for industry professionals on how best to use the Envision™ rating tool to implement sustainable design principles. 
  • Watt Avenue at US 50 Interchange: An Intermodal Transformation to a “Complete Interchange” The Watt Avenue at U.S. Hwy 50 Interchange project reconfigured the original full cloverleaf interchange to a partial cloverleaf interchange. The new interchange reduces congestion, installs dedicated transit facilities, improves mobility, increases safety for bicycles and pedestrians, and adds extensive landscaping/aesthetic features. Attendees will learn how Sacramento County navigated the challenges of: 
    • Transforming an antiquated interchange into a multi-modal facility to include a dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lane, a grade separated bicycle/pedestrian pathway with under crossings through the on and off ramps, and extensive landscape and aesthetic improvements; and
    • Utilizing a collaborative multi-agency design approach involving input from Caltrans, Sacramento Regional Transit District, and local bicycle and community advocacy groups. 
Register online and select Public Works Officers Institute. Registration must be received by Friday, Feb. 27. After this date all registration must be completed on site.
 
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