Other stories by Carol Carder

  • FDR Comes to Town

    Usually reserved for rural locations with plenty of wide-open space, full-depth reclamation (FDR) with portland cement has come to the city--specifically, to downtown Reno, Nev.

  • Rapid road repairs

  • Top-notch team effort: Growth Industry

    Since 1996, states have made it increasingly possible for public agencies to manage projects using design-build.

  • Top-notch team effort

    A tiny water district in Colorado opts for design-build on a Class 1 dam, saving a million dollars and a year on construction, and earning kudos from the U.S. Society on Dams.

  • Field of dreams

    A blind girl now believes she can go to college because she can hit a ball. A boy confined to a wheelchair can play like his older brother. A dad fulfills his dream of coaching his son's team. This can-do attitude comes from adaptive baseball fields and leagues.

  • From trash to treasure

    David A. Lorenz, executive director at South Suburban Park and Recreation District in the South Denver, Colo., metro area has eyed the closed Arapahoe County- owned landfill in Douglas County as a potential recreation site for years. Developers in Douglas County, the nation's fastest growing county...

  • Pipeline partnership

    While the city of Santa Rosa, Calif., needed to reduce the discharge from its water treatment plant into the Russian River, Calpine Geothermal needed water to replenish the aquifer feeding its geothermal steam fields.

  • The people’s park

    When St. Louis mayor Chauncy F. Schultz dedicated Forest Park on June 24, 1876, he promised his citizens it would exist for the "enjoyment of yourselves, your children, and your children's children, forever... all without stint or hindrance ... and there will be no notice put up, Keep Off the...