Engineering & Public Works Institute Overview
Each year, the EPW Committee members review workshop proposals and suggest workshop topics that would be most useful for Professional Development Hours (PDH), building the agenda for the EPW Institute. This track always contains an opening day roundtable for discussion of hot EPW topics and a closing day workshops devoted to ethics and leadership . The workshops chosen to fill out the agenda are topics the Committee believes will most benefit public works staff and directors. Engineering & Public Works track workshops are marked with an asterisk (*) on the Conference Agenda.
While this track is designed with engineers and public works staff in mind, everyone is welcome to attend the workshops on this track.
Attendees interested in PDH credit should take a documentation sheet that will be available for pick up in workshop rooms and use these, in combination with confirmation of Conference registration, as the proof of attendance.
Many workshops outside the EPW track may be of use to municipal staff from EPW departments, and documentation can be produced for any of the Conference workshops, though we can't guarantee an audit of PDH topics would approve all the workshops. Please email Lori Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org to request non-EPW track documentation, and we will work with you to have paperwork available for pick up at the Conference..
2018 Engineering & Public Works Committee
Rick Schmidt, Public Works Director
1st Vice Chairman
Amber Thomas, Director of Public Works
2nd Vice Chairman
Josh Radomski, Director of Public Works
Dan Koski, Director of Public Infrastructure
Tom Pinion, Director of Public Works
Roger Strohm, Director of Public Works
Greg Lee, Director of Public Works
Rob Vanden Noven, Director of Public Works
Engineering & Public Works Institute Agenda
9:00 a.m. Deep Dives Begin (General Agenda)
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens--93 Vendors!
Noon Light Buffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. General Session
1:30 p.m. Municipal Roundtable
3:30 p.m. Engineering & Public Works Roundtable*
4:30 p.m. President's Reception (hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Exhibit Hall
5:45 p.m. Raffle Drawings for Exhibit Hall Gift Baskets
6:30 p.m. Table for 10 Networking Dinner (Each person pays his/her own tab.)
Sponsored by WEA Trust
8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast (protein, fruit, coffee)
9:00 a.m. Municipal Partnering: A Smart Cost-Reduction Strategy*
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Toolbox of Pavement Preservation*
Noon Lunch/Keynote Speakers
1:30 p.m. Best Practices for Bidding in a Strong Economy*
2:45 p.m. Attributes of Successful Stormwater Management Programs*
4:30 p.m. Networking Reception Celebrating Arts & Recreation in Wisconsin
Sponsored by Seimens
Appetizers, hosted bar, golf simulator, craft table
8:45 a.m. Ethics for Engineers*
10:00 a.m. Engineering Emotional Intelligence
11:15 a.m. Closing Address: The Art of Tinkering by Wisconsin artist Jason Kotecki
Noon Optional Pizza Buffet Lunch with #JustFixItWI Update: Roads & Transit 2019