February 10, 2011
Non Members: $300.00
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||Decision making for sustainable public works infrastructure: Triple bottom line approach using life-cycle costs, risk assessment, and social and environmental impact analysis
Life Cycle Cost Analysis enables decision-makers to assess the long-term financial effects of project alternatives – from design to decommissioning.
Learn to evaluate all relevant costs that will occur during a facility’s lifetime, including initial construction, O&M and direct and indirect social and environmental impacts. It is important that decision-makers understand the risks associated with each alternative, and how alternatives affect the long-term sustainability of the organization (the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic).
Understanding these elements can help your agency develop improved business cases for projects, prioritize capital expenditures, make policies consistent and reduce negative impacts. It promotes decision-making for the long term to improve the entire public works system. It also demonstrates your professionalism and commitment to good stewardship by making the decision-making process more transparent and efficient.
After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
* Communicate the key features that should be considered in making decisions about public works capital investments.
* Apply cost-based risk analysis to water main replacement planning
* Evaluate the life cycle of a vehicle
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.
||Neil S. Grigg
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Neil S. Grigg is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University where he focuses on infrastructure and water resources management. He has been involved in public works education since the 1970s and has served on a number of APWA committees as well as the National Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of the US Military Academy, Auburn University, and Colorado State University and has worked as a consulting engineer and state environmental official, as well as in a number of university posts. He has served since 1988 for the U.S. Supreme Court as River Master of the Pecos River.
He is currently directing a project to develop a cost-based risk model for planning renewal of water infrastructure facilities on a life-cycle basis.
His recent books are: Economics and Finance of Infrastructure and Natural Resources: A guide for Engineers (ASCE, 2010); Infrastructure Finance: the Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future (Wiley, 2010); Water and Wastewater Workforce: Planning, Design, and Action for Organizational Excellence (with M. Zenzen, AWWA, 2009); and Total Water Management: Leadership Practices for a Sustainable Future (AWWA, 2008).
||Daniel R. Pitzler
Principal Economist, Strategic Decisions and Risk Management
Mr. Pitzler has over 25 years of experience helping clients make better decisions about infrastructure development. His areas of expertise include decision analysis, strategic business cases, risk assessment and management, monte carlo simulation, life cycle cost assessment, prioritization, facilitation, benefit-cost analysis, and feasibility analysis. He applies these methods and tools to make decisions about major infrastructure in many fields including water and wastewater, energy, transportation, solid waste, information technology, and security.
Professional Certificate, Strategic Decisions and Risk Management, Stanford University
M.A., Economics, University of Washington
B.A., Economics, Western Washington University
Fleet Management Director
Polk County Florida Board of County Commissioners
Bob Stanton has been the Director of Fleet Management for Polk County for seventeen years. Prior to Polk County he spent 18 years in private fleet management primarily with two Fortune 50 corporations, Pepsi Cola and UPS.
Bob is responsible for the maintenance of Fire, EMS, and all other county on and off road vehicles and equipment.
Bob is a past President of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators, has spoken for several industry and trade groups nationwide. He received the “Excellence in Supervision Award” from the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assn, the first time in their 55 year history the award has been given to a local government fleet. He’s a dual recipient of the Bell Canada Award for Innovation in Fleet Operations.
Polk County Fleet Mgmt. has been recognized both as one of the 100 Best Fleets in America and has attained the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence for the past 8 consecutive years. He is a current member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board. Bob received his BA from Mercer University and his Public Management certification from Florida State University.
||Moderator: Mary Lappin
Mary is retired from Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department, a major midwestern water/wastewater/stormwater utility serving customers in a 6 county metropolitan area, with nearly 30 years' experience.
At various times, her responsibilities included watewater collection and treatment, industrial waste control, drinking water treatment and distribution, stormwater maintenance, and Kansas City's household hazardous waste program.
She served 6 years on the Water Environment Research Foundation's Research Council, with a particular emphasis on wastewater collection system issues.
• She coauthored Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities, including the Ten Attributes of an Effectively Managed Utility, published by EPA, AMWA, APWA, AWWA, NACWA, NAWC and WEF.
• She chaired the Little Blue Valley Sewer District's Technical Advisory Committee Committee as the District developed customer cities’ support for an $89 million financing package for plant and collection system improvements and then built those improvements.
• She also served on the Curriculum Coordinating Committee for the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center, a utility leadership development program jointly sponsored by NACWA, AMWA, AWWA and WEF.
She holds a BS Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Columbia and is a registered Professional Engineer.