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  • Do-it-yourself public works crews

    Imagine 130,000 people descending on Las Vegas in the dead of winter and packed into about one square mile of space.

  • Stackable pipe and hose supports

    Stack these interlocking plastic blocks as high as necessary to cradle hose and pipe.

  • Portable pavement reclamation attachment

    Attach this to a backhoe loader to pulverize, reclaim, and reuse pavement for pothole patching, backfill, and other full-depth reclamation applications.

  • Want to host the PW editor?

    Editor Stephanie Johnston wants to spend more time with readers as they work.

  • Congratulations, U.S. Water Prize winners!

    Two of the four recipients of the U.S. Water Alliance's fourth annual program have received coverage in PUBLIC WORKS for their innovative programs: the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and the water and sewer districts of Orange County, Calif.

  • Women and pay in public works

    April 8 is Equal Pay Day: the date on which I’ll finally have earned as much as a similarly educated, similarly experienced male colleague earned last year. Is my employer deliberately low-balling my compensation?

  • Americans are recycling less

    According to EPA's latest analysis of solid waste trends, Americans recycled 0.2% less in 2012 than in 2011. That doesn't mean, however, that the amount of waste going into landfills has increased, says a prominent industry group.

  • Public works departments benefit charities

    Few people realize how much communities benefit from all of the extracurricular activities that public works employees undertake.

  • Joining forces to rebuild a highway bridge

    Local sculptor Cliff Garten was asked to design the new bridge commissioned by the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, using grants and administered by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative.

  • Three tips I picked up at Traffic Expo

    The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 40th annual convention – Traffic Expo – convened last week. Here are my top take-aways.