Other stories by Ashley Trent

  • Trail Mix

    Robert Amme's goal is to turn the nation's tire stockpiles into inexpensive paving materials.

  • Built to last

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has announced the winners of its 18th biennial Design Awards Competition. Winners were judged on four criteria: satisfaction of the owner's objectives, effective planning, innovation to meet project goals, and full exploitation of the benefits of...

  • Awarding solid waste superstars

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will recognize the winners of its 2006 Excellence Awards at WasteCon 2006, Sept. 21, Charlotte, N.C. The awards honor management facilities, operations, and programs.

  • Taking the blame

    Residents of Fire Island, N.Y., experienced a three-day drinking water emergency after a water authority employee took tainted water samples.

  • PUBLIC WORKS BRIEFS September 2006

    News in brief from the Public Works field.

  • Coming home

    A profile of Victor Ramirez, director of engineering and building/city engineer in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • Supreme court clears up confusion

    On June 19 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overextended its permitting authority under the Clean Water Act of 1972 by restricting construction near storm drains and ditches.

  • NDSU wins—again

    For the fourth time in the competition's 15-year history, a team of North Dakota State University (NDSU) civil engineering students won the annual National Steel Bridge Competition.

  • High prices hinder construction

    With no end in sight to rising oil prices and the increasing global demand for cement, transportation projects continue to experience significant delays.

  • Landfill construction triggers debate

    Despite protest from residents and town employees, Holly Springs, N.C., will be home to a new landfill, the first in the state since 2004.