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Trending Now: Reading Construction Plans

This program is designed to help engineers and technicians that are new to the field be able to accurately review construction plans. This includes identifying key symbols, interpreting notes, and an explanation of commonly used terms.

Introducing APWA’s 2024 Top 5 Trending Technologies in Public Works!

  • Artificial Intelligence—Condition Assessment Data Collection
    • AI in condition assessment data collection automates and optimizes the gathering of infrastructure asset condition data. Leveraging AI algorithms and machine learning improves efficiency, accuracy, and analysis capabilities.
  • Availability of Centralized Community GIS/Mapping Data
    • Centralized community GIS/mapping data refers to consolidating geographic information system (GIS) and mapping data in a centralized repository accessible to the community.
  • Lead Service Line Identification
    • Lead service line identification refers to the process of determining whether a building or property has a lead service line, which is the pipe that connects the water main to the building’s plumbing system.
  • Microgrids
    • Microgrids are localized energy systems that operate independently or in conjunction with the main power grid, consisting of distributed energy resources and smart grid technologies. Microgrids offer increased grid stability, reduced carbon footprint, and the ability to provide localized power in emergencies.
  • Sustainability Due to Severe Events—Improving Transportation Infrastructure
    • Sustainability in improving transportation infrastructure refers to incorporating resilient and environmentally-friendly practices and technologies into the design, construction, and operation of transportation systems to mitigate the impacts of severe events.

Do you have experience with one of APWA’s 2024 Top 5 Trending Technologies in Public Works? Here’s your opportunity to share your knowledge! Join a work group to help inform and educate our members on these important advances in the industry. Contact to learn more and join a work group today!