Marcus Vitruvius Pollio was a Roman Architect, Engineer and Writer, who lived during the 1st Century BC. Vitruvius was the author of De Architectura, known today as The Ten Books on Architecture, a treatise written in Latin and Greek on architecture dedicated to the Emperor Augustus.
De Architectura is the only surviving major book on architecture from classical antiquity. Vitruvius asserted in his book De Architectura that a structure must exhibit the three qualities: firmitas, utilitas, venustas. That is, it must be strong or durable, useful, and beautiful.
The members of the Levee Certification Public Safety Project Team have adopted Vetruvius’ “Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas,” as our Team Ethos.
The Project Team is currently composed of more than twenty dedicated, talented and skilled Watershed Protection District professionals. Working as a team, these professionals represent the technical disciplines required to achieve success in attaining federal certification status for the District’s Provisionally Accredited Levees by the December 1, 2009 deadline mandated by Federal regulations.
As members of the Ventura County Public Works Agency family, we are dedicated to the Agency’s vision of becoming the premier regional provider of public works projects, programs and services essential to the public health, safety, natural resource protection and economic vitality of Ventura County, and by so doing, help to improve the quality of life in our beautiful county.