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    Performance deficits force public works departments to prioritize their performance-measurement efforts. If your council cut you loose—i.e., jumped on the performance-management wagon without providing direction—avoid wasting time and energy by focusing on projects that improve quality of life in...

  • County Cuts Right of Way Incidents 71%

    When Verizon announced plans to lay 16 million feet of fiber-optic cable throughout Hillsborough County, Fla., infrastructure managers were poised to avoid the chaos that usually accompanies "fiber-to-the-premises" projects.

  • Pinpoint accuracy

    Much like a mapping program that gives you the wrong driving directions, the privately owned Jacksonville (Fla.) Electric Authority was finding that many of its electric, water, and sewer services were incorrectly mapped.

  • Shock therapy

    Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a dangerous problem--and all too common for the many bridges in Florida's salt-water environments. It induces cracks and spalls, which compromises structural integrity and public safety.

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  • Holey Success

    Paving more than 220 miles of dirt roads with porous asphalt keeps traffic in a Florida county moving.

  • Collection correction

    Cities in Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Virginia manage growth by juggling schedules and automating.

  • Innovative reclamation plant gets flowing

    An innovative new plant in West Palm Beach, Fla., will enable the city to reclaim much of its wastewater for reuse while being kind to the environment.