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FDOT AEC Collections – “Autodesk Infraworks”

Join the Production support CADD Office for a webinar on Autodesk Infraworks.

FDOT AEC Collections – “Autodesk Infraworks”

Join us for a webinar on Oct 02, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT.

Register now!

Autodesk Infraworks is a design platform that is included in the FDOT AEC Collections. Infraworks establishes a model of your project’s existing environment. Used to identify and resolve potential design issues earlier in the design process.

This webinar will provide an understanding of Infraworks for Transportation:
•Navigate the Autodesk InfraWorks user interface
•Create new models from scratch
•Incorporate existing data sources into the model
•Add essential design elements to the model
◦Conceptual roads
◦Conceptual bridges
◦Conceptual buildings
◦Coverages and land areas for shaping terrain
◦Pipe networks
◦Conceptual railways
•Create new styles according to project requirements
•Generate videos by using storyboards

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Announcing the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity

Announcing the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity

Dear CNCS Stakeholders,

Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity. For decades, RSVP has effectively engaged older Americans in meeting national and community needs that deliver lasting, meaningful results. With this Notice, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older, serving in a diverse range of activities in response to local community needs.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity and specific geographic service areas can be found at www.nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition. Please see Appendix A for a full list of the available opportunities.

Eligible Applicants

The following entities are eligible to apply, including current CNCS grantees: public or private nonprofit organizations (including faith-based and other community organizations); institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g. cities, counties); government-recognized veteran service organizations; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and Indian Tribes. We strongly encourage all eligible applicants to visit www.nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition to learn more about how RSVP can help them increase their impact by engaging volunteers age 55 years and older in service.

Timeline

  • Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. The Notice of Intent to Apply should be completed via Survey Monkey no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday October 10, 2018.
  • Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-February, 2019.

Funding Priorities

RSVP volunteers help organizations expand services, build capacity, develop partnerships, leverage resources, create sustainable projects, and recruit and manage other volunteers. Grant funding partially covers expenses to operate a RSVP project such as staffing, supplies, volunteer stations, and training of staff and members. This RSVP Competition Notice prioritizes grant-making in the six focus areas identified by the Serve America Act (SAA) of 2009 and in alignment with the CNCS Strategic Plan: Disaster Services; Economic Opportunity; Education; Environmental Stewardship; Healthy Futures; and Veterans and Military Families.

Within the six focus areas, Senior Corps funding priorities include:

  • Evidence-Based Program Implementation
  • Access to Care – Opioid Abuse
  • Aging in Place – Elder Justice
  • Aging in Place – Independent Living
  • Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development
  • Education – Intergenerational Programming
  • Disaster Services
  • Veterans and Military Families

Technical Assistance

CNCS will host a series of technical assistance calls to answer questions about this funding opportunity, Performance Measures, and eGrants. CNCS strongly encourages all interested applicants to participate in these sessions.

Call dates and times can be found at www.nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition. If you have questions at any time during the application period, please send an email to 2019RSVP@cns.gov.

 

In service,

Senior Corps

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APWA Advocates – Legislative Action Alert

As soon as today, the House of Representatives will vote on S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation includes the Secure Required Funding for Water Infrastructure Now (SRF WIN) Act language, as well as the Drinking Water System Improvement Act, both of which APWA supports. The inclusion of these legislative proposals will help communities across our nation maintain and enhance their water infrastructure by providing much needed financial support.

Communities across the nation are working diligently to provide clean and safe water to their residents, meeting imposed federal mandates with dwindling resources. America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will provide vital funding to help public works professionals maintain and enhance public health and environmental safety.

We need you to contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support S. 3021. 

Take Action!

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OSHA – USF Outreach Training Institute – Director Statement on Silica

Director’s Column

Greetings from USF OTI Education Center.

Crystalline silica is a mineral that can be found in earth’s crust and can also be  found in common materials such as concrete, ceramics, artificial stone, and many other products. Because crystalline silica is a very small particle, it is easily inhaled and causes serious diseases. Diseases such as silicosis (incurable lung disease that leads to disability and death), lung cancer, COPD, and kidney disease can be caused by respirable crystalline silica. It is important to be mindful of the harmful effects of silica exposure and be proactive in preventing unnecessary exposure to workers.

OSHA has recently published new resources to inform and protect workers from silica exposure. These resources include frequently asked questions, training videos, and also a PowerPoint presentation for training in respirable silica in construction.

Visit the pages below for helpful information on silica in construction.

Silica Standard for Construction

FAQs

Training Videos

 Silica Exposure Powerpoint

Silica Trade Release

 

Stay Safe,

Robert Nesbit
Program Director

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West Coast Branch Executive Committee of the APWA (Registration Info for APWA Rodeo and Golf Tournament)

West Coast Branch
Executive Committee
Meeting and Speaker

September 12, 2018
10:00am

Lake Mirror Center
121 S. Lake Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801

Speaker: Sandra Keller-Eunice with Sealmaster, Inc.
This product is being applied to a parking lot at the Lake Mirror Center, so please join us to see this process being completed in real time!

Click Here for RODEO
Event Details and Forms 

Click Here for Golf Tournament Event Details, Player Registration and Sponsorship Forms.