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  • Curing pervious concrete: what's your take?

    A contractor and equipment owner argue over how important superabsorbant polymer (SAP) is to the future performance of pervious concrete. Who's right?

  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

  • Will new emissions regs force you to raise water, sewer rates?

    EPA released its plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30% on Monday to mixed reviews. How your utility feels about them depends on what state you’re in.

  • Access Board Webinar: Accessible Assembly Areas (June 5)

    The next webinar in the Access Board's free monthly series will take place June 5 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review requirements for assembly areas in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, including provisions for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, and designated aisle seats.

  • Asphalt vs. concrete in trails and sidewalks

    Question: I am in the process of installing a wide sidewalk at our county nursing home. I would like something that’s durable and gives the best ride to the residents.

  • Protecting your domain

    No agency wants citizens to visit their project website and find objectionable content. It's even worse if the agency is forced to allow it to remain. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to prevent this from happening.

  • New study completed on natural trail surface materials

    Question: I hear there’s a new report about a ground surface study related to trails. Has this happened? If so, can you let me know how to retrieve it?

  • U.S. Access Board: Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing

    The U.S. Access Board has issued guidelines that address access to temporary housing provided by the government in emergencies and natural disasters.

  • Maddie in my heart forever

    On April 9, 2014, I had to say goodbye to my priceless service dog Maddie. She was loved by 99% of those who met her. For every one person that I may have made happy, Maddie made at least 1,000 more people happy.

  • Limestone sand/aggregate may not be your best paving choice

    In my area we call it limestone aggregate, and I’m sure it has other titles in other areas. No matter what you call it, it is addressed by Surfaces 302.1 General in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which states that floor and ground surfaces shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.