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  • Bridge from hell goes boom

    Daniel Ruefly won an essay contest and got to be the person who flipped the switch and detonate a hated Washington, DC bridge.

  • Engineering awards presented

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) held its annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on May 2. Awards were presented to firms who demonstrated technical, economic, and social value in their projects.

  • Finding help from the feds

    Local public works officials and federal bureaucrats often find themselves partners and adversaries at the same time. Bridging those gaps requires a relentless focus on open communications.

  • Getting the lead out

    Elevated levels of lead in Washington, D.C.'s drinking water became national news in 2004, reviving interest in a public health issue that had largely faded from the media spotlight since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in 1991. Although most...

  • Turning a corner with mapping software

    A geographic information system (GIS) now provides detailed information on every intersection in the nation's capital. Washington, D.C.'s, Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Administration (DPW-SWMA) uses both routing software and new turn-restriction information to increase...

  • Full-service drainage solution

  • Wastewater facility garners award

  • Program pairs engineer mentors with students

    In the National Engineers Week Future City competition, students—under the guidance of a teacher and engineer mentor—design a city on a computer using SimCity 3000, build a 3-D model, write an essay, and create an oral presentation. Regional winners receive all-expense-paid trips to the national...

  • Steel reinforcement increases security of buildings

    Washington, D.C., is home to a large number of high-profile government offices, landmarks, and other buildings. These vulnerable structures require protection from the potential effects of terrorist attacks, so that the U.S. government and the people working for it can continue their important work...

  • Baltimore/Washington announce Clean Water Act

    Two major Clean Water Act settlements recently announced by Baltimore County and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission are anticipated to lead to more than $1 billion in sewer system improvements.