More stories about FLORIDA

  • Pinpoint accuracy

    Much like a mapping program that gives you the wrong driving directions, the privately owned Jacksonville (Fla.) Electric Authority was finding that many of its electric, water, and sewer services were incorrectly mapped.

  • Shock therapy

    Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a dangerous problem--and all too common for the many bridges in Florida's salt-water environments. It induces cracks and spalls, which compromises structural integrity and public safety.

  • Balancing act

    Though it's very uncommon for a private utility--electric, gas, or telecommunications--to refuse to move assets that are within the public right of way, disagreements occur and these instances are increasing.

  • Holey Success sidebar: Short and Sweet

  • Holey Success

    Paving more than 220 miles of dirt roads with porous asphalt keeps traffic in a Florida county moving.

  • Collection correction

    Cities in Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Virginia manage growth by juggling schedules and automating.

  • Florida park tops grounds awards

  • PUBLIC WORK Briefs: January 2007 2007

    Florida students design winning plants; Chicago gives e-waste new home; New technique cuts cost of treatment; and more ....

  • Swamped in the Everglades

    Now that the Everglades's natural water flow has been altered to civilize Florida, civilization is attempting to alter the wetlands again, this time to save the Everglades.

  • Creative contracting

    There's nothing small about the plan known as Better Jacksonville. But the largest, most costly, and potentially most publicly disruptive part of the Better Jacksonville program is the roads improvement portion.