February 2015

Meetings and Events 2014 APWA North American Snow Conference The American Public Works Association will hold the North American Snow Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 12-15. More than 1,500 winter maintenance professionals are expected to attend the conference, which will include educational sessions, networking roundtables, two technical tours, and an exhibit hall with more […]

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November 2014

News Snow Removal Apps Generated by Public Contests Montreal named Heritage Software as the winner of a city contest to develop an app to track the city’s snow-removal process, according to a Montreal Gazette story. The city has awarded a $25,000 contract to develop the app and release it in time for winter this year. […]

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August 2014

Meetings and Events 2014 Snowposium The 2014 Snow and Ice Management Conference and Expo, hosted by the Snow & Ice Sector Group of the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, will be held September 16 in Milton, Ontario. The event will feature conference sessions on material reduction best practices, material supply lessons learned from the 2013-2014 […]

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May 2014

SIMA’s Snow & Ice Symposium Columbus, Ohio, will host the 17th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium June 18 to 21. Sponsored by the Snow & Ice Management Association, the event includes a two-day trade show; 21 educational sessions covering topics such as LEED for snow removal, public/private partnerships, and operations and equipment; a brine-making workshop […]

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February 2014

Three States Deploy Intelligent Snowplows Michigan, Minnesota, and Nevada are testing hundreds of plows with custom sensors that continually measure road and weather conditions. The Pikalert Enhanced Maintenance Decision Support System, built by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, combines sensor measurements with satellite and radar observations and computer weather models to help agencies identify […]

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