More stories about Concrete

  • Down & Dirty February 2007

    Officials at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection worry that herds of hungry deer munching vegetation around drinking water reservoirs might be threatening the supply.

  • Rolling with the changes

  • World of Concrete 2007's Most Innovative Products

  • Getting to the root of the issue

    A Gardena, Calif., company has come up with a solution that helps sidewalks and trees coexist peacefully.

  • Dam good flood prevention

    A new dam in Wise County, Va., makes use of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) as a flood-fighting structure.

  • Post-party pickup

    Take a page from these cities' playbooks to learn how to craft and execute an effective cleanup plan.

  • Concrete repairs: Fast and long-lasting

    Repair and maintenance often play a role in the pavement selection process.

  • Public works leaders should take a hike

    PUBLIC WORKS Associate Editor Jenni Spinner asks: How often How often do you get out to see your town? Have you ever left the comfort of your office or truck cab to get out to take a good look at the town you serve? If you haven't, you're not getting the big-picture view—the one your constituents...

  • Choosing between asphalt and concrete pavement

    Hard-surfaced pavements, which make up about 60% of U.S. roads, typically are constructed with either hot-mix asphalt or portland cement concrete (commonly referred to as “asphalt” and “concrete,” respectively). Of those roads, more than 90% are asphalt.

  • Asphalt versus concrete

    The debate goes on: Which is better, concrete or asphalt? While there is no cut-and-dried answer, a smart public works official will consider the following questions before selecting a material for the next road project: Which pavement option is better for my specific application?