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Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP)


AASHTO Liaison
Rick Nelson, SICOP Coordinator
rnelson@aashto.org

This podcast is devoted to the promotion of completed research, best practices, and general information that winter service providers will find useful in accomplishing their winter service mission.

Episode 7: Are we sustainable?

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Using sustainable winter maintenance practices is one of the top-10 things you should be doing to have a world class winter maintenance program but what does being sustainable mean?  Sustainability requires balancing three factors – economics, the environment, and the public need. Building a winter service program around these three legs creates a system that can provide optimal benefits to all.  So how do you know just how sustainable your agencies practices are.

Mark DeVries and Wilf Nixon have taught many winter maintenance professionals through the APWA and are here to share their thoughts on sustainability.

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Episode 5: Part 2 Top-10 Things for a World Class Winter Maintenance Program

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A short while back SICOP took to social media with the goal of identifying the 10 most important things an agency should do to have a world class winter maintenance program. Using crowd-sourced data from winter maintenance professionals we hit upon the 10 most important topics, with a bonus, that would be necessary for a world class winter maintenance program. In this episode Dr. Wilf Nixon joins Rick Nelson to reveal the Top-10 and why they’re important.

For more information on SICOPs Top-10 project click here

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Episode 4: Part 1 Top-10 Things For A World Class Winter Maintenance Program

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A short while back SICOP set about to identify the Top-10 things that would be necessary to have a world class winter maintenance program. Using crowd-sourced data we hit upon 11 important topics that would be necessary for a world class winter maintenance program. In this episode Dr. Wilf Nixon joins Rick Nelson to discuss the process by which the Top-10 were identified and why.

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