The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals. Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues.
APA exists to elevate and unite a diverse planning profession as it helps communities, their leaders and residents anticipate and meet the needs of a changing world. The Sun Coast Section is a division of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). Our goal is to provide our diverse membership with an equally diverse range of professional development, networking and other opportunities.
TC3 is a technical service program within AASHTO that focuses on developing training products for technical staff in the areas of construction, maintenance, and materials. TC3 has a library of more than 190 online training modules covering a variety of topics in the three primary disciplines. As a national resource, TC3 helps states, local government, and industry save money at a critical time of infrastructure investment through course development, web-based trainings, information, and resource sharing that is available at substantially reduced cost. All 50 state DOTs have used the TC3 web-based training resources, which are also being used by local governments, universities, consultants, contractors, industry, contractor organizations, and international groups.
The National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD) organization was formed in 1980 to improve the development and delivery of technical and organizational transportation training, to improve training outcomes, institute best practices, reduce costs, accelerate training delivery, and assess competencies of employees.
The Florida Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center is now part of the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. As an umbrella organization for many national and state-based programs, T2 provides training, technical assistance, technology transfer services, and safety information to transportation, public works and safety professionals as well as the general public. Our Mission: To transform engineering research and technology into common practice and to foster a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills, and knowledge.
The mission of the Florida Association of County Engineers & Road Superintendents (FACERS) is to foster and maintain a high professional spirit among the members, provide instructive and entertaining programs of interest to the members, and to provide an organization through which the public works programs may be coordinated among Florida’s Counties, Municipalities and other governmental agencies.
The APWA Florida Chapter has a diverse multi-faceted membership which includes professionals specializing in emergency management, engineering and technology, facilities and grounds, fleet services, leadership and management, solid waste management, recycling programs, transportation (roadway planning, design and maintenance), utlity and right-of-way issues, stormwater management, water resources management, and waste water management. The Florida Chapter of APWA has eleven Branches that include professionals at all levels of almost all the public works agencies in Florida and also private sector companies that provide goods and services to these public agencies.
The Florida Pavement Preservation Council is a partnership of agency, industry and academia professionals in Florida focused on the promotion of Pavement Preservation Principles through Education. The Florida Pavement Preservation Council believes that education in Pavement Preservation Principles will lead to the application of sound and cost effective engineering and business practices and result in improved levels of service to the motoring public. The Council will provide ongoing regional education workshops through the National Center for Pavement Preservation for promoting the sound principles and genuine benefits of pavement preservation practices.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
The Florida Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the third largest ASCE section in the country. The Florida Section, consisting of 13 Branches, 18 technical institute chapters and technical groups, 11 Student Chapters and over 7,000 members, was founded in 1929 and is one of the most active sections within the Society. The South Florida Section is no longer, but is not forgotten; founded in 1926, it was merged with the Florida Section in 1999, and continues on with us as the Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Southwest Branches.