More stories about WASHINGTON

  • 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.

  • Six pontoons head for 'floating bridge' (slideshow)

    "In the coming months, the public will start to see the new floating bridge take shape as we begin to align, join, and anchor the pontoons together on Lake Washington," says Washington State DOT Program Director Julie Meredith.

  • Boring machine to be offline for a year (video)

    Bertha, the huge machine drilling a highway tunnel below downtown Seattle, struck an obstruction earlier this year and was shut down. Even so, the project will meet the Washington State DOT's completion deadline.

  • 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.

  • Public Works Manual 2011 Web Extras

    Click on any of the stories below to directly view the Web Extra.