More stories about Design & Construction

  • National design-build awards honors groundwater project

    The Design-Build Institute of America has recognized CDM, Cambridge, Mass., with a National Design-Build Award in the “water under $ 15 million” project category. The award, given for the company's Gilbert and Mosley project in Wichita, Kan., commends the project's unique groundwater contamination...

  • FHWA Study dispels rebar myths

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), Schaumburg, I11., has announced the release of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) study titled Long-Term Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel in Heavy Self-Contaminated Concrete. The report describes the long-term corrosion test results...

  • Rural roads prove deadly for Southeast drivers

    Rural two-lane highways are the largest single class of roads in the United States-and they are the deadliest, especially in the Southeast. From 1996 to 2000, almost one-third of the nation's traffic fatalities occurred in just eight southeastern states; of those, 64% occurred on rural roads...

  • Maintenance, durability of parking structure major concerns.

  • Unique public participation builds consensus

    Rapidly growing communities are often faced with challenges and opportunities as the existing infrastructure struggles to keep pace with the surging population. It's not unusual to find communities where there is strong agreement that greater transportation capacity and additional bridges are...

  • Concrete canoe competition stays afloat

    A team of students from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, won this year's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 25–27. The contest, designed to provide students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learned in the classroom...

  • APWA Recognizes top projects

    The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced its top public works projects of 2005. This year, 14 projects were recognized in various categories.

  • L.A. Brownfield Project Garners Award

    Chesterfield Square, a brownfield project in Los Angeles, has received a Phoenix Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and International City/County Management Association.

  • Nevada plans improved water supply

  • It's not easy being green—or is it?

    Kermit the Frog never spoke truer words: It is hard being green. But despite Kermit's difficulties, everyone learned to love him, making him an American icon.