December 3, 2009
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Opinions differ between agencies if it is more prudent to do planned asphalt pavement preservation or to react to crisis situations resulting from poorly constructed or poorly maintained roadways. Speakers present information about the importance and value of developing preservation maintenance strategies for asphalt.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
~ Identify proven asphalt treatment strategies.
~ Prepare a strategy to convince elected officials and the public of the long-term financial gain to using preservation strategies.
~ Recognize different strategy applications from case study examples.
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request these credits is included in the handouts for this program. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
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||Dan Patenaude, P.E.
President, NE Division
Dan Patenaude is a licensed professional engineer and a 17-year veteran of the pavement preservation industry.
After spending the first 11 years of his career in construction management and commercial real estate development, Dan was appointed Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Wallkill, NY, in 1992. A newcomer to the public sector, he quickly determined that his community’s most valuable financial asset was its roadway network, and endeavored upon implementing a computerized pavement management system. His determination to gain political support for this plan and disciplined commitment to the pavement preservation treatments recommended by the plan resulted in the town’s pavement condition index (PCI) increasing from a 76 in 1993 to an 83 in 2002 when he decided to return to the private sector.
Today, Dan is President of the Northeast Division of Roadway Management, Inc., a New York-based contractor who has been providing pavement preservation services to governmental agencies along the east coast from Maine to Florida since 1956. He’s thankful to continue his work in the pavement preservation field, and for the opportunity to help numerous public works agencies manage their roadway networks as cost-effectively as possible.
Dan has been an active member of APWA’s New York Metro Chapter since 1993, and was compelled to join after deciding “the most progressive and professional public works managers I met were members of APWA, and I joined to be able to spend more time interacting with and learning from them.”
Dan’s been married for 23 years to his wife Dianne, and they most enjoy spending time as a family with their 9 year-old daughter, Nicole.
||William A. Robertson
Bureau of Street Services - Department of Public Works
City of Los Angeles, CA
William A. (“Bill”) Robertson entered city service as an employee of the Department of Public Works in 1983 and was appointed Director of its Bureau of Street Services in 2002, after having worked in nearly all areas in which the Bureau has primary responsibility.
As Director, Mr. Robertson is responsible for managing a budget of $150 million that involves preservation and maintenance of more than 7,300 miles of city streets, alleys and related throughways, 295 acres of landscaped traffic median islands and the city’s 680,000 tree urban forest—the largest in the nation. He also oversees personnel in the construction of new street improvement projects, cleaning of unimproved lots, removal of brush from hillside properties, enforcement of street use and sidewalk vending ordinances including inspection during the movement of houses and other oversized loads on city streets. These responsibilities are accomplished with 1,500 employees who staff nine operating divisions within the Bureau.
Mr. Robertson received his collegiate education at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the University of California at Los Angeles.
||James J. Dean
Superintendent of Highways
Town of Orangetown
Rockland County, NY
James J. Dean is the Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, and has been a member of the department for 52 years. He began his career as summer help during his high school years and worked his way up through the ranks by promotions, to the position of General Foreman in charge of Operations in 1986 serving in that position until he was elected Superintendent in 1998.
The Town of Orangetown has 140 centerlane miles of roads with an annual budget of nine million dollars, 25% of which is allocated to Highway Improvements with $900,000 earmarked to pavement preservation.
Chip seal has been a main component of the town’s pavement maintenance program for over 50 years. During the 1980’s the town incorporated Microsurfacing and Slurry Seal into their program. Even though Orangetown has changed from a rural to a suburban community within 20 miles of New York City, they have been able to continue with chip seal by developing technology that deals with residents concerns.
Jim oversees the town’s Snow & Ice Control Program which includes 200 centerlane miles of town, county and state roads, under contract as well as 14 miles of safety sidewalks. The Town of Orangetown also provides green waste and leaf removal for over 11,500 residential properties as well as managing a Residential Drop-Off Center with an annual utilization of over 50,000 visits.
The Town of Orangetown also provides maintenance and repair of 150 miles of sidewalks as well as new sidewalk construction projects ranging from $150,000 to $1,000,000 annually.
Jim is past President of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association and is currently the chapter's Education Chairman. He has an Associate Degree in Business Management and has been awarded the Road Master II Certification from the New York State Cornell Local Roads Programs.
||John G. Calvert
Tennessee Public Works Institute (TPWI) and Administrator of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association
John Calvert serves as the Tennessee Region Consultant for Pavement Technology, Inc. He retired as Public Works Division Manager from the City of Oak Ridge in 2003 after 28 years of service. Mr. Calvert has taught courses on Pavement Maintenance and has been a frequent speaker at APWA national and state conferences. He has assisted the Utah LTAP with classes at the annual Utah Asphalt Conference and the annual Utah Road School. He teaches pavement maintenance and other subjects at TPWI. He has published numerous papers and articles on pavement maintenance and pavement preservation. Mr. Calvert is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (1973).