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  • Warm-mix asphalt or concrete?

    Warm-mix asphalt may be cheaper initially, but concrete wins on life-cycle costs. According to the Portland Cement Association, that is.

  • The rumble strip ruckus

    DOTs installed thousands of miles of rumble strips to qualify for safety stimulus dollars, and FHWA constantly touts how well this inexpensive surface treatment works in minimizing accidents. Unfortunately, not everyone's a fan.

  • VIDEO: The half-a-million-dollar sink hole

    According to engineers, it was caused by a city-owned storm drain failure.

  • Engineering's where the money's at

    Civil engineers can expect to bring home nearly $2 million in lifetime earnings, says a Washington, D.C., think tank.

  • 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?

  • EPA to Fund Border Projects

    Nearly $9 million in grants has been awarded for environmental improvement efforts along the U.S.– Mexico border.

  • Will Seattle's innovative streetcar plan work?

    Critics say streetcars are virtually useless as public transit, and agencies wrestle with how to effectively integrate them into congested downtowns. Unlike most cities, however, Seattle's would operate in a streetcar-only lane.

  • 5 specifications that concrete producers hate

    You may not agree, but here's how National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research and Engineering Standards committee members responded to a recent survey.

  • Can recycled concrete clean your water?

    Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.

  • Lawmaker wants to resurrect earmarks

    Washington eliminated the use of earmarks for federally funded transportation projects. That's why, says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), it's nearly impossible to pass a highway bill.