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August 2012

August 2012

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Click here for this month's Web extras:

From "Flatbed tie-down systems and regulations"

From "When the Olympics come to town ..."

From "'Just-in-time' water delivery for irrigation"





Click here for Web extras from the 2012 Public Works Manual


















Fleet Management
From "FLATBED TIE-DOWN SYSTEMS AND REGULATIONS"
Protect your equipment, employees, and the public with best practices for securing cargo.

    The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) offers a Recommended Practices Manual on best management practices for vehicle maintenance and operations.

    TMC guidelines supplement Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations. See Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart I - Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo, Sections 393.100 through 393.136.

    Cargo Securement FLATBEDS training DVD by J. J. Keller & Associates includes best practices and how-to information for proper and safe securement of cargo.















Administration & Mnagement
From "WHEN THE OLYMPICS COME TO TOWN ...
How the Canadian city of Vancouver prepared for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

    London 2012: A look at the summer Olympic games from several different design and building aspects

      From Architectural Lighting, June 2012, with expanded web content:
      London's legacy: In lighting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, designers balance the needs for a high-profile identity today and a character that's appropriate for the years ahead.

      From Architect Magazine, Jan. 2012:
      An Olympic feat:Three new stadiums for London's 2012 Games combine structure innovation with sustainability to ensure a positive legacy long after the torch moves on.

      From Pool & Spa News, May 2012:
      London calling: The London Aquatics Centre was built for the Olympic Games this summer, but designed to stand the test of time.

    Additional coverage:

    To read full municipal, provincial, and federal financial reports and learn more about the economic impact of the 2010 Olympic Games on British Columbia and Canada, go to the B.C. Ministry of Finance Olympics page.















Water distribution
From "'JUST-IN-TIME' WATER DELIVERY FOR IRRIGATION"
A computerized distribution system lets farmers control from their computer, smartphone, or iPad how much water they use and when.




    An aerial view of the district's entire pressurized pipe system, which both district employees and farmers can access.











    The airline-style ordering system farmers use to schedule water deliveries.












    Graphs of an individual farmer's watering activity, historical data.















    A weather screen provides local weather information and alerts.



































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