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  • Minimize pavement damage

    Pinpoint gas and other leaks without tearing up a lot of roadway or hurting your back.

  • Purchasing co-op expands to fleets

    A new agreement between U.S. Bank and WSCA-NASPO, the cooperative purchasing arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials, offers cities, counties, and states access to more commercial card programs at preferred prices.

  • FHWA: asphalt recycling up 22%

    Public works departments and contractors are using more reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) than is collected.

  • State DOT: 'Engineering wasn't allowed to be done right'

    Engineers spotted "hundreds" of cracks in welds on parts produced for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 2008 and were encouraged to stay quiet rather than delay the $6.4 billion project, according to a California Senate committee report.

  • Preliminary results: annual salary survey

    But first: Many thanks to Vic Maslanka, who sent me these Washington Post illustrations when I questioned the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's explanation for "Bridgegate." Now, if I may, another request ...

  • Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Holds Record Breaking Auction at World of Concrete

    The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised more than $810,000 in gross revenue at its ninth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

  • Ban stands: opponents cheated

    Restaurants that say alternatives to styrofoam take-out containers are too costly are stuck with them for the foreseeable future.

  • Utilities fight brain-eating amoeba

    While West Virginia water providers clean up a nasty chemical spill, Louisiana utilities aim their treatment guns at an organism that's killed three people.

  • Poor infrastructure threatens oil industry

    The good news is, the Great American Shale Boom continues to hurtle onward. The strange news is, we may be running of ways of moving it around.

  • Schedule your free pipe demonstration

    A manufacturer of AWWA-C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe is giving municipal engineers and local public works groups a chance to work hands-on with the material.