Other stories by Stephanie Johnston

  • 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.

  • World of Concrete attendees see high-profile projects up close

    Three high-profile, world-class public works projects are all near Las Vegas.

  • The merits of Fusible PVC

    Fusible PVC is highly compatible with ductile iron, which facilitates connections and extensions. Here are two cases where it was used.

  • Five nifty products from World of Concrete

    And an extra one thrown in for good measure because it could make your life a whole lot easier.

  • Remote-control dowel pin drilling

    Wireless remote control is enabling crews to drill more accurately and more safely, increasing the productivity of dowel-pin drilling applications.

  • Purchasing co-op expands to fleets

    A new agreement between U.S. Bank and WSCA-NASPO, the cooperative purchasing arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials, offers cities, counties, and states access to more commercial card programs at preferred prices.