Every year, NCTCOG's Public Works program is updated and paid for cooperatively by cites and counties across North Central Texas. The FY2014 Public Works Program (PDF) was approved by the Public Works Council in March 2013.
Public Works Council
The Public Works Council (PWC), initially established as the Public Works Advisory Committee in 1984, provides expertise and support to the Executive Board and staff on a wide range of local public works issues. For example, the PWC provides continuing advice regarding the Public Works Construction Standards - North Central Texas, as well as such issues as managing right-of-way, comprehensive and consistent storm water management through iSWM, and regional pavement design guidance, as well as identified subregional issues.
Annual Public Works Roundup
The North Central Texas Council of Governments' Public Works Council (PWC) hosted the 15th Annual Public Works Roundup on May 21st, 2014 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie. This year's Roundup continued the theme of sustainability and Low Impact Development in a day-long event that brought together public works professionals from across the region to communicate and coordinate on regional public works issues. More
15th Public Works Roundup - May 21, 2014
Presentations and videos now available!
Information and presentations from previous Public Works Roundups:
APWA Webinar on Sustainability
Click here [PDF] to view the APWA Webinar PowerPoint presentation "Sustainability 3: Green Transportation and Smart Growth" held at NCTCOG on January 15, 2009.
Management of public works facilities is a very important component of the responsibilities of cities, counties, and special districts across North Central Texas. The quality of the region’s infrastructure (its roads, water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage systems) has always been a high priority and a source of pride for its communities. The Public Works Council created the Public Works Construction Standards to guide infrastructure development in North Central Texas.
Currently, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Public Works Council are in the process of updating the current version of the Public Works Construction Standards – North Central Texas, 2004 Version. We anticipate the update will be completed by the end of 2014. If you are interested in participating in the update by volunteering on one of the Construction Standards Review Groups, please contact Jack Tidwell, NCTCOG Manager of Environment & Development, at 817-695-9220, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Public Rights of Way
The Sustainable Public Rights of Way Program provides public works professionals with resources and suggestions to create safe and context sensitive rights of way for all users and needs. The goals of the program are to compile best practices for sustainable public rights of way, review real examples of best practices within the region and hold workshop(s) in order to educate on and discuss best practices for sustainable public rights of way.
Please visit The Roadmap to a Sustainable Public Right of Way interactive website and document that is intended to be a resource to both public officials and private developers to improve the sustainability of their projects constructed within the public rights-of-way.
integrated Stormwater Management
Development and redevelopment by their nature increase the amount of imperviousness in our surrounding environment. This increased imperviousness translates into loss of natural areas, more sources for pollution in runoff, and heightened flooding risks. To help mitigate these impacts, more than 60 local governments are cooperating to proactively create sound stormwater management guidance for the region through the integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM) project.
Hydrologic hazard technical assistance through cooperating technical partnership and NFIP training and outreach.
In 2004 NCTCOG conducted a detailed multi-hazard risk assessment process known as HazMAP that identified hydrological hazards that this region will likely face over the next 30 years. As a result of the HazMAP findings, NCTCOG developed multi-jurisdictional strategies guided by a Regional Hydrologic Hazard Mitigation Coordinatting Council. More information.
NCTCOG Environment and Development Staff Contacts
Jack Tidwell, Manager of Environment and Development, (817) 695-9220
Jeff Rice, Environment and Development Planner, (817) 695-9212
Liz Zecckine, Environment and Development Administrative Assistant, (817) 695-9231