Other stories by Michael Fielding

  • Seeds of Discontent?

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has infused $680 million into roads since it was enacted. Despite critics who charge that it provides little more than a loose patchwork of quick fixes, it is working: More than 2,000 projects are under way in 47 states.

  • Lime kiln dust is an economical option for full-depth reclamation projects

    In 2008 the City of McKinney, Texas-renown for its efforts to create a sustainable community, including the first privately developed LEED Platinum office building in the country and a Wal-Mart that uses photovoltaic arrays, rainwater harvesting, a waste-oil heating system, and two wind...

  • Stimulus requirements fuel the midnight oil

    It may seem a long time off, but Feb. 17, 2010, is a date many state water agencies are eagerly anticipating.

  • Waived in the U.S.A.

    The Buy American provision in section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is not as clear-cut as it seems.

  • Clearing the Way

    Country helps develop nationwide road weather information service.

  • Stimulus saves drinking water plants from EPA crackdowns

  • Partnering Prowess

    How a city spruced up to welcome the largest annual gathering of public works professionals.

  • Gas ‘N Go

    Treatment plant to use renewable energy to power itself.

  • Dot Does ‘The Weave’

    Adding and braiding lanes increases interchange capacity by 50%.

  • Early Returns

    Five months into the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, it's too early to tell how much impact the legislation has had. But with some projects under way, managers and manufacturers alike hope this is the beginning of a revitalized construction industry and the economy as a whole.