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  • The greening of civil infrastructure

    Recycled industrial materials are increasingly finding their way into transportation infrastructure. This takes advantage of manufacturing byproducts and reduces the use of resources.

  • Public works partnership saves 3,500 jobs

    The U.S. Defense Department is cutting costs however it can. If your community is near an active military base, the public works department can protect the installation from "Base Realignment and Closure."

  • Bad design caused Bay Bridge troubles

    When approved in 1998, the San Francisco Bay Bridge was the largest self-anchored suspension span. Public engineers who warned the design would be a nightmare were outvoted by a panel of "experts."

  • VIDEO: What all bad bosses have in common

    Investor Barbara Corcoran, of the TV show "Shark Tank," explains how to drain employees of the energy and excitement necessary to solve problems. (It's hurting your productivity, too.)

  • States, cities to issue $357B for public works projects

    "We've put off maintenance for years," says the commissioner of Atlanta's Public Works Department of the $250 million the city's spending on roads, bridges, and other projects in 2015. Now, after years of budget balancing, it appears government coffers are opening once again.

  • Stormwater fees may have influenced governor race

    Maryland's governor-elect wants to repeal a law that funds stormwater improvements, but how utilities are going to pay for them without it remains to be seen.

  • World's largest dump truck

    This behemoth hauls almost 500 tons. Buy one of these and use it as a single snow-storage yard!

  • Cybersecurity laws include infrastructure

    One of five cybersecurity bills that President Obama signed into law last month addresses cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

  • Water testers seek source of E.coli contamination

    Why would bacteria levels in a stream that starts with mountaintop snow and flows through untouched forests be 19 times greater than the state limit?

  • County earns public works accreditation

    Congratulations to the men and women who work for this California agency, which just became accredited by the American Public Works Association.