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  • Survey Shows 32% of Local Governments Have Adopted a Sustainability Plan

    Number shows great strides have been made since the initial survey in 2010 but more work is needed in this area says Andrea Fox, ICMA Center for Sustainable Communities director.

  • Engineering Donald Trump's Great Divide

    This writer's not an engineer, but his wife is. They calculate that building a 2,000-mile wall between the U.S. and Mexico would take 94 times (yes, you read that correctly) more concrete than the Hoover Dam. This piece made us smile ruefully.

  • 90 Public Works Departments Recieve Snow, Ice Control Honor

    Twenty of the 90 transportation departments across North America are first-time recipients of the Salt Institute's annual Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards. Do you work for one?

  • Massive New Ships Pressure Public Ports

    Container ships four football fields long and 20 stories high can't just dock anywhere. To accept this bold, new breed of commercial vessel, ports on both coasts have launched extensive dredging projects.

  • Hollow Columns Huge Potential Problem for Washington Bridges

    Columns beneath the I-5 and I-405 Bridges, that are hollow, could collapse in the event of a serious earthquake.

  • World Water Day Projects

    The conservation of water has never been more important and in honor of this conservation, Builder takes a look at six projects that save water and products that can help your home reduce water use.

  • Seven Winners of WTS Scholarships Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the seven WTS scholarships for 2016! Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 19 during the 2016 WTS Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.

  • Poll: Americans Think Their Tap Water's Not Safe

    Most Americans think the lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., indicates a widespread rather than isolated problem. If you work for a drinking water utility, the phone's probably ringing off the hook. And now EPA's in on the action.

  • California's Giant Twin Tunnels Project

    Here are some of the key things that you should know about California's new water project, the most ambitious project seen in the last 50 years.

  • 3D Printers Could Soon Be Fixing Roads

    While the biggest and best 3d printers are usually stuck in buildings, this Harvard graduate has designed a compact, mobile version.