More stories about WASHINGTON

  • Drones are being tested in some locales

    Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive.

  • How drones work

    Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive.

  • Never rely on an old worksite survey

    A state DOT that used a 30-year-old asbestos survey has been fined $56,000 for worker safety violations.

  • Reducing Risk

    Four years ago, King County, Wash., implemented a project-assessment system that's reducing unpleasant cost and timeline surprises on multimillion-dollar public works projects.

  • 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.

  • How to keep elected officials happy

    King County (Wash.) has implemented a system designed to keep both staff and elected officials out of the hot seat.

  • Flood grouting reduces private side sewer lateral infiltration

    A wastewater utility's business case evaluation for flood grouting. The project earned a Water Environment Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Innovation.

  • 2014 Outlook: Vancouver, Wash.

    New emission limits will require more extensive and more expensive monitoring. Additional recording and training will also be required.

  • 21st century financing

    Three states and a Canadian province form entity to deliver $1 trillion in regional projects.

  • Water-Treatment Plants

    Wastewater-treatment plants used to be dirty buildings. Today, architects are cleaning them up.