More stories about Engineering

  • SSSBA to host free webinar on short span steel bridge design

    In cooperation with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) will host a free one-hour webinar on the innovative design of short span steel bridges (under 140 feet) on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • Thirteen innovative steel bridge projects earn national awards

    Thirteen amazing steel bridge projects have earned national recognition in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition.

  • Congratulations, U.S. Water Prize winners!

    Two of the four recipients of the U.S. Water Alliance's fourth annual program have received coverage in PUBLIC WORKS for their innovative programs: the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and the water and sewer districts of Orange County, Calif.

  • Public works training for city and county employees

    Illinois created a program to nurture future public works managers. Although it is designed for supervisors, it has value for public works personnel at all levels.

  • Not-so-complete streets

    In the struggle to accommodate vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit, cities end up with too much or too little parking. Here's how to avoid that.

  • Trendsetter: Linda Jones

    During Linda Jones' six years at Smith College, the engineering program earned accreditation and is among the best in the nation.

  • Vigo County, Ind., GIS GPS sign integration

    A highway department's path to meeting federal retroreflectivity requirements.

  • Water infrastructure webinar provides CEUs

    Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association online educational opportunity for water utility owners and engineers, design engineers, and consultants.

  • Cold-weather sewer correction

    Gray water had backed up into residential basements and heavy rain. The repair had to be made in the middle of winter.

  • Oysters for Shoreline Control

    Tyler Ortego has invented a method of shoreline control which creates semi-artificial reefs using oysters, whose clusters fill in the gaps of strategically placed precast concrete rings.