More stories about Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

  • Quick-sealing tire technology

    Earlier this year Goodyear introduced commercial tire technology, called DuraSeal, that repairs tire punctures. And it works, said Ross Petrini, Toronto's fleet maintenance operations manager.

  • Top of the heap

    A solid-waste transfer station is more than a mere shed into which solid waste is unceremoniously dumped. At its best, it is a well-oiled machine, thoughtfully designed and manned by a conscientious staff with an eye toward efficiency, safety, and environmental compliance.

  • A hot night in the big city

    In the 1950s, 30% of the world's population lived in urban areas. By 2030, 60% of the world's population will live in cities. The phenomenon of rapid urbanization is resulting in the transition of native vegetation to manmade engineered paved surfaces for roads, parking areas, sidewalks, and...

  • Public works and municipal utilities departments, Chandler, Ariz.

    Rapid expansion is common to American cities. For Chandler, Ariz., population growth and development is especially challenging. The city enjoys the distinction of being rated the seventh fastest growing city of all U.S. municipalities with populations exceeding 100,000. Over the past 10 years...

  • L.A. Brownfield Project Garners Award

    Chesterfield Square, a brownfield project in Los Angeles, has received a Phoenix Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and International City/County Management Association.

  • Delivery alternatives reduce construction costs

  • Building buy-in

    Flood control is a hard sell in a desert, says Scott Vogel. As a civil engineer with the Flood Control District of Arizona's Maricopa County, he knows what he's talking about.

  • The sound of traffic

    Highway design was never easy. Increasing scrutiny and critical public opinion only have added to the challenges facing transportation engineers. With each project, there always seems to be someone upset with the proposed location, the number of lanes, and the type of pavement.

  • Water reclamation facility recognized