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  • Get 2 CEUs for $25 on March 20

    The fourth of a five-part series presented by the National Precast Concrete Association and American Concrete Pavement Association covers fabricating and installing jointed precast panels for pavement repair and rapid reconstruction projects.

  • Americans are recycling less

    According to EPA's latest analysis of solid waste trends, Americans recycled 0.2% less in 2012 than in 2011. That doesn't mean, however, that the amount of waste going into landfills has increased, says a prominent industry group.

  • Whistleblower awarded damages

    An Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 in damages to an excavation crew foreman who alleged that he was fired for reporting safety violations on a highway construction project.

  • AASHTO approves geogrid software

    Third party confirms product meets American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards for Geosynthetic Reinforcement of Aggregate Base Course of Flexible Pavement Structures.

  • Three recipients selected to receive APWA Snow and Ice Control Awards

    Three city public works agencies have been selected to receive the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2014 national Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards.

  • Three tips I picked up at Traffic Expo

    The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 40th annual convention – Traffic Expo – convened last week. Here are my top take-aways.

  • Federal minimum wage hike no big deal

    The $10.10 hourly rate that President Obama recently signed into law is going to help roughly 3 percent of the people working for nearly 8 million federal contractors.

  • Another winter storm casualty: trees

    Salt corrodes cars. Ice breeds potholes. Snow is inconvenient. Public works departments will have to deal with the damage and death of publicly owned green assets once the polar vortex is no longer with us.

  • Plumber unearths mammoth tusk

    You never know what you'll find when you start digging. In London, it was 20,000 human remains. In Seattle, you get the remains of ice age animals.

  • 5 ways to revive civil engineering

    Engineers make civilization possible. They design roads, keep drinking water safe, and solve environmental problems. With fewer people entering the profession, where does that leave infrastructure?