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  • Houston thieves are stealing sewer grates

    The problem has gotten so bad city officials have approved funding for locks.

  • Could this supercomputer eliminate a need for civil engineers?

    Developers are using China's Tianhe-1A, recently ranked the worlds fastest supercomputer, to construct new "smart cities."

  • The case for big bridge data

    A little bit of big data, gathered from a variety of technologically advanced sensors, can go a long way toward saving money, and lives.

  • Detroit Water Project taps donors to support residents in need

    As the City of Detroit works out a bankruptcy settlement in court, the Detroit Water Project is working out ways to help struggling residents pay their water bills, and avoid a shut-off.

  • OSHA to protect employees from retaliation

    Did the Supreme Court set a precedent with its recent ruling regarding public-employee testimony? OSHA wants to make it "safer" for workers to report injuries without fearing employer backlash.

  • Tunnel on verge of 'catastrophic collapse'

    Nineteen miles of the Hetch Hetchy water system, which brings water from outside Yosemite National Park to 2.6 million San Francisco Bay people and businesses, will cost $100 million to repair or $630 million to replace.

  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

  • How much federal highway aid does your county get? (interactive map)

    Counties own almost half the nation's roads, one of every three bridges, and one-third of transit and airport systems. But they're getting less and less financial support to maintain these critical assets.

  • Elgin Sweeper celebrates 100 years of innovation and industry leadership

    This year, Elgin Sweeper, the leading manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications, celebrates 100 years in business.

  • Work Truck Show 2014 success reflects rebounding industry

    Indianapolis, IN, was once again the center of the vocational truck universe as more than 10,000 industry professionals gathered for The Work Truck Show 2014, March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center.