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From "Tests support admixture for all concrete assets"

From "Welcome to the new normal"

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with Michelle S. Ohmes

[Concrete construction & repair]
A nontoxic agent thwarts microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC) in new head works, clarifiers, and treatment plant pipes as well as rehabilitation.

ASTM International K26451: New Practice for Installing a Centrifugally Cast Concrete Pipe Liner inside Storm and Sanitary Sewer Pipes.

April 2009 analysis of Conshield/ConmicShield by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works.

Preventing sewer corrosion: an excellent overview of what causes microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC), how it damages concrete, and early test results of Conshield/ConmicShield from ConShield Technology Inc.

Manholes take center stage in Chicago: $60 million project under way using advanced mortar for rehab work

Right in the mix: A Florida department uses an antibacterial concrete additive in an effort to head off microbiological corrosion in a major treatment plant upgrade

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District's experience with Conshield/ ConmicShield: "Anti-microbial additive helps concrete survive in sewer project"

Manhole rehab in Virginia: City of Hampton takes a big bite out of its I&I problems

Regarding Westlake, Ohio's project: New technology saves a sewer interceptor - and $1.5 million!

From the 2010 Toronto Trenchless Road Show: "Long-term microbiological-induced corrosion (MIC) protection for concrete sewerage systems"

Cover Story
Paying more for fewer benefits is business as usual in this economy.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How does your salary compare?
This region-by-region analysis compares median salaries of survey respondents by population served. You can find median salaries by title or department/area of work.

  • Note: Not all titles, departments, etc. are represented due to lack of survey respondents from those areas.

May 2009 wage estimates for federal, state, and local government occupations

Click here to access mean and median salaries for even more jobs in the public sector, provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more salary and benefits statistics by industry, occupation, region, and state, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Benefits and pensions

To read the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' Program Perspectives on State and Local Government Benefits, click here.

A new database from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College offers access to a variety of state and local government pension data. To access the Public Plans Database, click here.


To read the full report, Out of Balance? Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation Over 20 Years, click here.

To read National League of Cities' 2010 City Fiscal Conditions Research Briefclick here.

To read A Fiscal Survey of States, Fall 2010, released by the National Governors Association and National Association of State Budget Officers, click here.