Quarter 3 2014

Florida T2 Center: Always Growing to Serve You Best

Welcome to the August edition of the new and improved Florida T2 Center Newsletter. Here at T2, we are always looking for ways to improve our service by evaluating our policies, practices, and procedures. Scroll down to read about what we’ve been doing and what’s available to you.

You can also click the menu items to the left for external articles we gleaned on topics from state, national, and international sources.


Message from the Director

Chris LeDew, P.E. (left) celebrated his six month anniversary this week. During his time with T2, he has been traveling near and far to find ways to grow the Center by listening, learning, and building partnerships. 

Meet Morgan Witter: Your Editor and Registration Coordinator

This October, Morgan will celebrate five years with the T2 Center. During that time, she has served you as Newsletter Editor and Registration Coordinator, and served in other roles as well.

Florida News

2014 FACERS Awards Winners: Recognizing Excellence in Florida’s Public Works Agencies

The Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents (FACERS) recognizes excellent service in Florida’s public works agencies. The FACERS awards are the most prestigious professional recognition in Florida for transportation and public works professionals. 


Cement-Based Applications for Pavement Workshop

Portland cement can be used to improve subgrade soils, strengthen pavement bases, and serve as an effective material for backfill. The T2 Center’s “Cement-Based Applications for Pavement” course is a one-day workshop that trains attendees on, among other things, how to recycle worn-out flexible pavements in order to create environmentally friendly pavements. 

How Can You Help T2 Classes Go?

While session cancellations are frustrating, they are an unfortunate, but necessary, piece of the training puzzle. We understand how difficult it can be for our trainees to arrange time, travel, and job coverage, so we carefully consider every element that goes into our courses before we decide to cancel. 

Exclusive Class Options: Your Training, Your Way! 

We at the T2 Center always do our best to ensure you get the training you need. If we cancel a class and you really need the training, we can work with you to get it to you where you need it, when you need it! 

Keeping Up-to-date through Technical Review Teams

Technical Review Teams (TRTs) provide technical advice in each of the Construction Training/Qualification Program (CTQP) subject areas: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, final estimates, geotechnical, and quality control. TRT members are individuals who are considered experts in their fields and are appointed to TRT positions by the Director of the Office of Construction.


Florida T2 Center Participates in APWA Conference

The American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Florida Chapter held its annual conference and exposition July 8-11, 2014, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The trade show featured new tools and techniques from leading industry suppliers and manufacturers. The T2 Center, an APWA partner, hosted a display booth. 

T2 Center Staff Attends NLTAPA Annual Conference

Five T2 Center staff members attended the Annual LTAP/TTAP Conference hosted by the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) in St. Louis, MO, July 20–24. Participation in this event allowed Center staff to network with peers from around the country and participate in valuable technical presentations to improve training, technical assistance, and overall Center operations. 

Safety Resource Center Updates

The staff at the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycling SRC and the Occupant Protection SRC work hard to keep you safe and spread the word about safe walking, biking, and driving habits. Click each Center’s logo to read about what they’ve been up to the past few months.