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  • 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.

  • Valve ends sewer backflow problems

    Lasso Technik's new Stop Silent Light Check Valve is designed to not only prevents sewer backflow into buildings, but also block animal infestation into the pipe system.

  • Snowfighters Storm Cincinnati for 2014 Snow Conference

    New snow- and ice-control products showcased at the American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2014 North American Snow Conference.

  • Mitigating a high-risk project

    Most people wouldn’t consider building a trail particularly risky. But like any project there are inherent challenges that, if not addressed, will slow construction and increase costs.

  • Paint Detects Damage in Concrete Structures

    Electrically conductive paint detects and reports damage in bridges and other concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond to problems before they become serious. Researchers call it "sensing skin" and say anybody can apply the coating.

  • Adapt your planting plan

    Selecting tree species with internal genetic traits that promote resilience to external threats reduces the vulnerability of the future urban forest.

  • Plant a diverse tree palette

    The goal of every public works program should be to plant as diverse an array of trees as possible.

  • Two ways to curb corrosion

    Equipment corrosion eats away at budgets of snow and ice management fleets. Here are some options to alleviate these concerns.

  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey: In-house help wanted (finally)

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

  • Certified Power spreader and liquid control

    The Freedom line of CAN bus controls for spreader and liquid control operations includes the XDS controller, which features Dual Spreader (including the Tow-Plow application), directional spinner capability, dynamic gate control, and a large color touchscreen.