March 27, 2012
Non Members: $300.00
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This program is a rebroadcast of the original program. It is offered again due to popular demand, in case you were not able to attend. This event will be streamed to you and will require use of your computers speakers.
Liquid Use in Winter Maintenance
Liquids are the current "buzz" in winter maintenance. However, new users are often left wondering how to leverage liquid technology to the fullest extent.
This session provides insights from both seasoned and new liquid users and answers several basic questions such as:
How are liquids used?
What are the benefits?
When is it appropriate to use liquids? When is it not?
What infrastructure is required?
What are all these additives and should I use them?
Will liquids save money, provide safer roads, or both?
What climatic conditions affect the use of liquids
How to get started.
By attending this session, participants will be better able to:
Utilize information on how to use winter liquids appropriately
Recognize the different methods for using liquids including when and when not to use them
Build on their current winter operations by successfully adding liquids.
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request these credits is available upon completion of the class evaluation. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
||(John) Paul Johnson
Wellington County ON
Operations Manager County of Wellington
Worked for County for 28 years
Previously worked for several years with McCormick Rankin in the engineering field and Lobby Construction as a bridge foreman.
Resides in Guelph Ontario with wife Paula.
Immediate Past President Ontario Good Roads Association
Director of OGRA Snow School
28 year member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with a C.E.T, .C.S.T. designation
Founding member and Immediate Past Chair of the Ontario Road Salt Management Group
Chair of the Training Sub Committee of ORSMG
Founding member of the Environment Canada Multi-Stakeholders Working Group on Salt Management
Member of American Public Works Association Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee
I have taught courses on winter maintenance and use of liquids in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Alberta, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and the USA, have made over 100 presentations and written dozens of articles over the last 28 years.
Road Maintenance Supervisor
City of Farmington Hills
Farmington Hills, MI
Bryan is a Road Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Farmington Hills, Michigan. He has spent over 20 years as an employee of the City beginning as a Laborer in 1991, moving up through the ranks to Equipment Operator III/Crew Leader in 2001, and then promoted to Road Maintenance Supervisor in 2004. Additionally, he is a 2009 graduate of Michigan APWAs Michigan Public Service Institute.
In 2011, through Bryans efforts, the City of Farmington Hills received the APWAs 2011 National Snow and Ice Control Award.
As Road Maintenance Supervisor, Bryan is responsible for overseeing road and storm drainage maintenance, forestry operations, landscape maintenance, right-of-way irrigation, snow and ice control, gravel road and gravel shoulder maintenance, and street sweeping.
He recently developed and initiated a regional snow and ice control committee where members of area communities meet quarterly to share ideas, techniques, and best management practices related to winter road maintenance.
||Moderator: Ron Ditmar
Public Works Maint Supervisor
City of Overland Park
Ron Ditmars is a Public Works Maintenance Supervisor and Assistant Snow boss for the City of Overland Park Kansas. He has been involved in snow removal for the city since 1998 and was instrumental in initiating a liquid anti-icing program for the city in 1999.
For 18 years prior to his employment with Overland Park Mr. Ditmars worked in the private sector as a Supervisor for bridge construction and repair. Ron also had prior experience as a snow removal contractor.
Mr. Ditmars is active in the KC Metro APWA having served one year on the board of directors and has served on the Missouri Kansas Street Supervisors (MoKan) committee as chair and member since 1999. He was a member of the 2004 North American Snow Conference organizational committee, and is a past presenter for the conference.
Ron is a graduate of Kansas State University and a Kansas Certified Public Manager. He is also a certified ATSSA and IMSA trainer in various work zone and traffic applications and an active trainer for the Kansas City Snow and Equipment Expo.