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  • Cutting Off Sediment at the Source

    Public works departments may find themselves at both ends of the EPA's new effluent limitation guidelines for construction sites, both as permitting authorities and as site owners. It's time to explore the most preferred methodology for keeping jobsites clean.

  • Deflect defects

    Pinpoint the problems with a sanitary sewer evaluation study.

  • First response

    Why you should consider applying incident-command methods to winter operations.

  • Beyond constructability

    Imagine how much your operations and maintenance efficiency would improve if you had an owner's manual for each facility.

  • Lands of Opportunity

    Sustainability and stimulus spark renewed interest in old industrial property.

  • Sustainability and stimulus spark renewed interest in old industrial property

    As the least-polluted sites were harvested, so to speak, and greenfield financing became easier to obtain, the average timeframe for redeveloping a brownfield stretched from three to five years.

  • Demystifying Reporting Requirements

    Running a ‘transparent and accountable' operation when you don't have all the rules.

  • Stimulus reporting deadline extended; guidance issued

    The Obama administration wants 70% of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to be invested by the end of 2010. At mid-year, it was less than 10% of the way there.

  • Stick Together

    Special cements impart durability and speed in building and repairing concrete bridges and decks.

  • How to manage the funding your operation receives

    As of May 22, $36.7 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds had been paid out. The federal government's target is to have 70% of the $787-billion Act invested by the end of 2010, which is why successful applicants focus on projects that can start now and deliver results quickly.