Engineering and Technology
The IDA is helping communities revitalize their downtown areas as they face transportation, suburbanization and technology challenges. The site includes lists of members, products and services.
The Innovations Program strives to identify and celebrate outstanding examples of creative problem-solving in the public sector. It is sponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
PowerPoint brief of Milwaukee's Asset Management and Capital Improvement program
This guide is a starting point in the process of selecting environmental experts. It identifies consulting firms that employ board-certified environmental engineers. It also lists individuals who have earned the title Diplomate Environmental Engineer and are available to the public for consulting assignments.
This guide is a compendium of the work of the Commission on Partnering convened in 1995 by the American Arbitration Association's Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Task Force (DART) of the construction industry.
Public safety communications is advancing more rapidly than ever, and helping to guide this progress is SAFECOM. This video briefly describes the program.
List of 19 job titles most commonly requested in a response
PowerPoint presentation of Milwaukee's Major Bridge Program
This free, comprehensive database of U.S. engineering schools can be used to search for everything from associate’s to doctoral degrees in over 50 engineering-related concentrations.
Each year, many thousands of construction transactions take place. Occasionally, disagreements develop over these transactions. Many of these disputes are resolved by mediation or through arbitration, the voluntary submission of a dispute to a disinterested person or persons for final and binding determination. Arbitration has proven to be an effective way to resolve disputes privately, promptly, and economically.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a public-service, not-for-profit organization offering a broad range of dispute resolution services to business executives, attorneys, individuals, trade associations, unions, management, consumers, families, communities, and all levels of government. APWA is a member of the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of AAA. Services are available through offices located in major cities throughout the United States. In addition, the AAA serves as a center for education and training, produces specialized publications, and conducts research on all forms of out-of-court dispute settlement.
Site includes technical information and recommended standards for engineering design, equipment
testing, and operating procedures of HVAC systems. Also includes information on ASHRAE
activities and their convention/trade shows.
The most valuable service on this site is the Civil Engineering Database, which covers ASCE documents published since 1975. It provides access to all its journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. The site also includes legislative updates and ASCE congressional testimony. There are online discussion forums for members only.
APWA continues to endorse National Engineers Week which is always the week in February that encompasses George Washington's actual birthday (February 22).
Members and chapters are encouraged to participate with other professional associations in local, regional and statewide activities.
Site includes information of certification programs, job opportunities, product information, and advocacy issues. Also includes article abstracts for the AFE publication Facilities Engineering Journal. AFE focuses on technical and operational needs of building
superintendents and trade employees.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has developed a web site which is beginning its second year. Conceived and developed by NAE staff and volunteer committee members, the web site is an excellent resource for discovering not only what engineers do, but also who engineers are.
This web supplement to the print publication includes a bibliography of green building resources, a checklist for environmentally responsible design and construction, and a calendar of events. This is the website supplement to ebuild.
This was a much sought-after 2001 Congress presentation wherein the author, Gordon Siebert, describes a conceptual model for analyzing public works and engineering staffing needs that relates resources to demand variables such as permit fees and dollar values of capital projects. The model was successfully employed in a number of jurisdictions in California.
A searchable, comprehensive bibliography of GIS related research and literature from Ohio State University.
This site from the University of California Berkeley library lists directories, data resources and tools available on the Internet in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
APWA Oregon Chapter and Oregon Department of Transportation are partnering to develop a joint set of construction specifications and standard drawings for the State of Oregon. ODOT has created a home page for the partnering effort which contains background information, schedule, committee contacts, drafts of the joint specifications, and drawings.
This site from the University of California Berkeley library lists approximately 25 selected Internet sites with resources, text or images, for research in urban history or urban design.
ULI's mission is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. The site includes information on information on urban planning, growth, and development. Includes a searchable online bookstore.