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  • Looking at possible stormwater violations?

    Build a training facility instead of paying a fine. Colorado allows for a "supplemental environmental project," so the state DOT expanded its Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor Certification program.

  • Where to find current parking, striping, signage regs

    QUESTION: A supervisor recently asked me for information on striping and signage of parking lots for ADA compliance, and I found “ADA Business Brief: Restriping Parking Lots” on the Department of Justice website. However, the document is dated January 2002. Is this information still accurate?

  • 2010 ADA Regulations: Section 502

    You must read the advisories to better understand how to comply with the regulations.

  • How one person can clean out an entire culvert

    When sediment completely blocked a culvert on his property, Concrete Construction Editor-in-Chief Bill Palmer found this nifty tool online. His wife then proved that it works.

  • The spoils of soil recovery

    A soil recycling program launched by one public works department is spreading to others, moving the city slowly but surely toward landfilling 80% less waste by 2020.

  • Efficient pipe placement

    Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) trimmed costs when installing 50 miles of steel pipeline by implementing a time-saving, joint-sealing method.

  • Water supply project finishes $147 million under budget

    Value engineering three major components – treatment, pipeline, and pumping – wrings inefficiencies from water project and holds the line on future rate increases.

  • Florida water agency selects CH2M HILL for Everglades rehabilitation project

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently awarded CH2M HILL a contract to provide professional engineering services as part of an $880 million plan to restore the Everglades.

  • The merits of Fusible PVC

    Fusible PVC is highly compatible with ductile iron, which facilitates connections and extensions. Here are two cases where it was used.

  • Creating beauty in a public space

    Designed by GSBS Architects of Salt Lake City and the Denver office of Stanley Consultants, the urban renewal project transformed a deserted lot with abandoned housing into downtown gathering place.