NWAPPA Drive-In Workshop


​A Clear Path to Snow Removal


Date: November 7, 2018


​Place: University of Washington Bothell

​       North Creek Events Center

       18235 Campus Way NE

​       Bothell, WA 98011


Lunch: Free lunch and breakfast snacks


Prizes and giveaways!!




​Topics:

Snow Clearing and Removal


  • Staff notification and scheduling

    • What triggers snow removal - inches, intensity, President of the University?

    • Completion times and staffing for activities


  • Equipment and Tools Used
    • What is the best equipment
      • For the space / structure?
      • For the ambient temperature?
      • For the amount of snow?


  • Snow placement
    • When do you move the snow?
    • Where do you move the snow?


  • Priorities and Managing Client Expectations
    • Preplanning with the campus
      • Communication to campus
        • Reporting hazards
        • Level of service and expectations
      • Primary routes
      • Building entrance and sidewalks
      • Fire corridors
      • Parking lots
      • ADA accessibility
      • Athletic fields - synthetic


Ice Management


  • Anti-icing (Proactive) Prevent the formation of ice
    • Pre-treatment of concrete and asphalt
      • Heated side walks
      • Heated mats
      • Snow Placement / Removal


  • De-icing (Reactive) Remove ice after it is formed
    • What do you use?
      • Liquid or Granular? Both and when?
        • Calcium chloride
        • Sodium chloride
        • Magnesium chloride
        • Potasium formate
        • Granular mixed with sand - Spokane


  • Environmental Considerations
    • 3/8" Clean wash chip - WSU

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