More stories about Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

  • Work Truck Show products 2010

  • Fourth-largest U.S. city turns on the juice

    Reliant Energy is converting 10 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrids to plug-in electric and installing 10 recharging stations, most of which are available to the public, throughout Houston.

  • Beyond constructability

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

  • An Illinois project leads the way in wastewater treatment

    Energy-efficiency retrofits pay off even for mature facilities.

  • Above the Deluge

    Precast concrete buildings stand above the alternatives in flood-prone areas.

  • Bacteria in the Bayous

    In urban waterways, bacteria can come from many sources: storm-water runoff, illicit discharges, wildlife, leaking septic systems, sanitary sewer overflows, stream sediments, wastewater effluent, topsoil, and leaking sanitary sewer systems. Some contribute pollutants during dry weather and some...

  • Water woes

    As part of its role as program manager and engineering consultant to Houston's Surface Water Transmission Program, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), Houston, has collaborated closely with the city's Design Branch on a series of emergency repairs to large-diameter water pipelines. During three...

  • Building the budgeting process

    As in many cities, Houston's equipment replacement process is far from ideal. The city has an equipment acquisition fund of $22 million for fiscal year 2006, but funding levels go up and down yearly, according to the availability of money. So monies available don't always match up with needs.