Operations & Maintenance

  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

     
  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey: In-house help wanted (finally)

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

     
  • Illinois' Municipal Partnering Initiative (MPI)

    A joint buying initiative gaining momentum in suburban Chicago has saved participating communities more than $1.23 million since it was launched three years ago. Thirty communities have joined forces to procure a wide range of public works and construction services.

     
  • Image

    Think small, save big

    Harnessing employees' collective brainpower to reduce costs.

     
  • Mobile Communications Equipment April 2008

    Today's generation of two-way radios provides more than just voice communication. Depending on budget and need, a department can add capability ranging from GPS tracking to remote monitoring and control of plant operations.

     
  • Telecoms jump into state game

    As of mid-February, 21 states have active franchise laws in which telecommunications firms such as AT&T, Qwest, or Verizon no longer have to approach each city separately to bring in service.

     
  • Prudent Purchasing: ‘But my vendor said . . . ‘

    There's no reason to reinvent the wheel if someone else has already taken the time and effort to specify a product you need. But before you sign anything, make sure you read the contract.

     
 
 

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