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  • The top 15 Complete Streets communities

    Almost 500 municipalities have adopted Complete Streets policies, and every year the National Complete Streets Coalition releases a list of the best ones. Click here to learn how to address the thorniest aspect of such efforts: parking.

  • Code violations created a death trap

    The EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Okla., in 2013 killed dozens of people. Members of a special American Society of Civil Engineers team sent to analyze the wreckage are reporting construction flaws including roof beams not attached to walls and improper wall construction.

  • Company owes city $20,000 for sewer damage

    A manufacturer of malt used to make beer is going to compensate Great Falls, Mont., for corrosion caused by high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas.

  • Superstorm Sandy rebuild leader steps down

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accepts Kathryn Mallon's resignation, saying "I'm not comfortable that so many people have not been able to get back to their homes."

  • Whistleblower awarded damages

    An Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 in damages to an excavation crew foreman who alleged that he was fired for reporting safety violations on a highway construction project.

  • AASHTO approves geogrid software

    Third party confirms product meets American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards for Geosynthetic Reinforcement of Aggregate Base Course of Flexible Pavement Structures.

  • Federal minimum wage hike no big deal

    The $10.10 hourly rate that President Obama recently signed into law is going to help roughly 3 percent of the people working for nearly 8 million federal contractors.

  • Another winter storm casualty: trees

    Salt corrodes cars. Ice breeds potholes. Snow is inconvenient. Public works departments will have to deal with the damage and death of publicly owned green assets once the polar vortex is no longer with us.

  • Plumber unearths mammoth tusk

    You never know what you'll find when you start digging. In London, it was 20,000 human remains. In Seattle, you get the remains of ice age animals.

  • 5 ways to revive civil engineering

    Engineers make civilization possible. They design roads, keep drinking water safe, and solve environmental problems. With fewer people entering the profession, where does that leave infrastructure?