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  • Water partners award contracts for $2.3 billion project

    Three engineering firms will move from subcontractors to program-management support on the Tarrant Regional Water District and Dallas Water Utilities integrated pipeline, which is designed to double the amount of water available to the region.

     
  • VIDEO: World's longest lateral bridge slide

    Workers in Indiana and Kentucky used eight computer-controlled hydraulic jacks to move a half-mile segment from one set of piers to another. The work is part of a bridge replacement and high-occupancy vehicle program scheduled for completion in 2016.

     
  • Do-it-yourself public works crews

    Imagine 130,000 people descending on Las Vegas in the dead of winter and packed into about one square mile of space.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Killer trucks commit highway homicide

    An 80,000-pound truck does as much damage to pavement as 9,600 cars, but owners pay far less than they should into the near-bankrupt Highway Trust Fund. It's not fair, says a past president of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals.

     
  • 14 really cool construction equipment tools

    Every year, PUBLIC WORKS' sister publication CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION publishes winners of the Most Innovative Products awards program. See what construction equipment and accessories a jury of your peers found most intriguing.

     
  • Public finance costs to increase

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon predicts the fallout from regulatory rules enacted after the financial crisis.

     
  • VIDEO: Watch a bridge section slide into place

    This time-lapse video takes about a minute to show workers moving a 100-foot section of concrete bridge deck into place.

     
  • Free tool for writing construction equipment RFPs

    Caterpillar’s updated procurement website gives agencies a simple way to ask and compare product features, pricing, capabilities, and financing options for multiple equipment brands.

     
  • Esri releases Heartbleed virus advisory

    The OpenSSL Vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) has been big news in the past week. Since learning about the vulnerability, Esri staff have been performing maintenance to validate, secure, and patch Esri servers and infrastructure to close this vulnerability and ensure Esri customers are...

     
  • Thirteen innovative steel bridge projects earn national awards

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

     
  • APWA North American Snow Conference

    An overview of the 2014 APWA North American Snow Conference.

     
  • How to choose the right bird-control method

    If having a site professionally analyzed isn’t an option, follow these three steps to ensure your department deploys a solution that’s both effective and humane.

     
  • Will You Design the Next D.C. Attraction?

    Project teams wanted: The 11th Street Bridge Park design competition is seeking to turn an existing bridge and underutilized waterfront into a dynamic elevated park with shoreline civic spaces, an environmental education center, and urban agriculture.

     
  • VIDEO: This bridge is gonna blow

    Engineers in San Francisco prepare to demolish what was once the world's longest cantilever bridge, a $300 million project that should take several years. "We're taking it down 95% in the reverse order it was built," says one.

     
  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    This annual national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40%. Recent stats suggest that there's still more that can be done to save lives.

     
  • Earn 6 PDH (0.6 CEU) for road construction on May 16

    This all-day bootcamp covers everything you need to know, including the results of actual projects, about Greenroads: a LEED-like rating system for new, reconstructed, and rehabilitated roads, and other transportation projects.

     
  • New from EPA: free discharge mapping tool

    It provides help in filling out the required receiving waters information in a Notice of Intent for a Construction General Permit or Multi-Sector General Permit.

     
  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    Ten years ago a Virginia DOT district kicked off construction season with a week-long focus on employee safety. Today, this national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40 percent. Click here for recent stats.

     
  • Why projects cost more than they should

    Seven federal policies that drive up the cost of our streets, roads, and bridges.

     
 
 
 
 

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