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  • Water utility chooses asset-management program

    Portland Water Bureau serves roughly one-quarter of Oregon’s residents via its own 2,000-mile supply-and-distribution network as well as wholesalers. This software will help managers allocate resources for maximum impact.

  • Tennessee Utility adopts Esri Technology to increase efficiency, cut paper, and speed customer service

    White House Utility District (WHUD)—the state's largest water district by geography—is maximizing efficiency, making better decisions, improving customer service, and enhancing its ability to share information across departments through the Esri digital mapping platform.

  • Triad Award Call for Entries

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is seeking entries for the 2015 Triad Award, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines. This annual award honors outstanding publicly-owned concrete projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, and...

  • City pilots temporary sidewalk widening

    The Washington, D.C., Georgetown neighborhood is home to three colleges, so imagine the pedestrian traffic during Parents and Family weekends. To alleviate congestion, 16 extra feet of walkway is temporarily added along commercial streets.

  • Deadline extended! Cast your vote by Friday!

    Tnemec Co. Inc.'s extended the deadline for voting on Tank of the Year candidates through Fri., Oct. 24. Winners will be highlighted in a 2015 calendar.

  • Earn 2.5 continuing ed credit on Oct. 27

    Ohio DOT Pavement Specialist Craig Landefeld, PE, is among the experts who’ll discuss proper alignment and location of dowels in concrete pavement. Course is designed for engineers, construction managers, project managers, and inspectors involved in placement and/or retrofit.

  • Will Seattle's innovative streetcar plan work?

    Critics say streetcars are virtually useless as public transit, and agencies wrestle with how to effectively integrate them into congested downtowns. Unlike most cities, however, Seattle's would operate in a streetcar-only lane.

  • EPA gives city $67,000 in water support

    The agency's helping the City of Santa Maria, Calif., with Integrated Planning and Permitting Policy (IP3), a relatively new way of managing wastewater and stormwater that won't necessarily pay off in more manageable permits.

  • 5 specifications that concrete producers hate

    You may not agree, but here's how National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research and Engineering Standards committee members responded to a recent survey.

  • Can recycled concrete clean your water?

    Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.