Asset Management (Infrastructure)
Welcome to Amsna PWA TV
Our 2007 Program takes us on-site to municipalities throughout the US. Tune in to practical training programs on:
Water & Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation – Update on Rehab Options
Water & Wastewater Treatment Technologies – Meeting New Regulations
Condition Assessment, Monitoring & Risk Management
Stormwater Management – Meeting NPDES Permit Requirements
Facilities Condition Assessment
Finance, Technologies & Management
Best Of Public Works
AMSNA Continuing Education Completion Certificates are available on request.
Before you put another contract out to bid
Perhaps the greatest obstacle to a successful project is a flawed cost estimate. This is the first course in a series on Estimating from the American Society of Professional Estimators. Certified professional estimators from the Los Angeles chapter of the ASPE teach this material at UCLA, USC, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, and in seminars for small contractors with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
It happens far more often than most people think. This threat to safety is very real, as recent explosions demonstrate. The time for awareness, education, and new procedures is now. Don’t let a tragedy strike when you can act now to prevent it. Experts frame the problem and response to date.
Dynamic Monitoring to Prevent Catastrophic Failure
There have been some spectacular failures of PCCP in water and wastewater networks in the US prompting the development of innovative risk management methods over the last 10 years. We will be talking to John Galleher of San Diego County Water Authority about their experience with PCCP management.
Learn about electromagnetic inspection, continuous acoustic monitoring for loss of prestress, data analysis, and prediction of time to failure.
EPA: Why formal Asset Management practices are inevitable
We visited Steve Allbee at the EPA headquarters building in Washington DC, and after we finally got all our film gear past security, we learned a few things. Why your water bills will double, how formal Asset Management processes are inevitable in the US, and how attitude and education can make all the difference with the regulator.
-Trailer Professor Tian and the research group at the University of Nevada, Reno show us how their diamond interchange phasing strategy for signal coordination markedly improves traffic flow.
-Trailer Three years into a grass roots Best Practice program has seen injuries decrease markedly, productivity gains of up to 300%, and developed a genuine team culture that has replaced the us-vs-them mentality that used to prevail. In this episode, see the Ready Response Trailer, another common sense innovation from the folks in New Mexico that cut their response time to 15 minutes.
-Trailer The New Mexico DOT is back with another in their series of innovations. Obvious only after you see it, this repair truck setup has increased bridge repair productivity by a factor of 3 (yes, 300% !).
-Trailer Three years into a grass roots Best Practice program has seen injuries decrease markedly, productivity gains of up to 300%, and developed a genuine team culture that has replaced the us-vs-them mentality that used to prevail. In this episode, see the Asphalt Oven developed by District 6 which has cut work time in half and lowered fire risk.