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  • NAPA Webinar on New Requirements for Confined Spaces

    ARTBA is offering a webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT Sept. 9 to explain new requirements for working in confined spaces.

  • 2015 Deicing Workshops

    While we’re still in the lazy days of summer still, winter is quickly approaching. For those in the Libertyville, IL area consider attending their 2015 Deicing Workshops. The aim of the workshops is to provide “sensible salting practices for more efficient use of deicing materials while protecting...

  • Light Pole Destroyed by Urine Falls on Street

    Dog and human urine is weakening concrete streetlight bases so much that a three-story pole toppled over onto a moving car. No one was injured, but San Francisco's public works department has a real (unique?) problem on its hands.

  • Which is the Better Use of Taxpayer Dollars?

    It’s the time of year when we ask public works departments when and why they retain consultants vs. performing work themselves. After all, many men and women who staff our nation’s road, water, and waste agencies have the advanced degrees and technical knowledge required to design, engineer, and...

  • 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium

    30th annual WaterReuse Symposium for water professionals, will be held in Seattle, Wash. September 13-16.

  • What Public Works Project Managers Need to Know

    It is no secret to any A/E/C firm that has worked in both the public and private sector that they are two completely different “animals.”

  • EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions

    WASHINGTON – As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

  • Groundwater pumping speeding subsidence in Central California

    Parts of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California are sinking faster than ever due to excessive groundwater pumping as the state deals with a devastating drought, says a NASA report released last week.

  • When You Should Specify Grout vs. Mortar

    This explains the difference between the two, and why you shouldn't use concrete for one of them.

  • Female "Refuse Laborer" Breaks All-Male Ranks

    "Some women go to the gym. I go to work."