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  • Don't Look Down Unless You Want to Get Sick

    When completed, this "glass bridge" over China's Grand Canyon will be the world's longest.

     
  • 'Waters of the U.S.': Round One Goes to EPA

    President Obama's ninth veto upholds EPA's expanded definition of what should be regulated under the Clean Water Act. That's a major victory, but challenges including a U.S. Supreme Court review are still in play.

     
  • Does Your Highway Department Have a Sign Like This?!

    The Ford County Highway Department in Paxton, Ill., ordered four of these to grab the attention of drivers on poorly lit back roads. And guess what -- it worked!

     
  • Water Utility Extends Cross-Border Partnership

    The federal agency that manages water rights on the U.S./Mexico border has extended its contract regarding a 25 mgd wastewater treatment plant outside San Ysidro, Calif., for another five years.

     
  • Water Utility Extends Cross-Border Partnership

    The federal agency that manages water rights on the U.S./Mexico border has extended its contract regarding a 25 mgd wastewater treatment plant outside San Ysidro, Calif., for another five years.

     
  • Two FREE Resources on Asphalt Pavement

    Reusing asphalt is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Learn how to mill, process, store, and use the reclaimed material to build a durable, high-performing roadway.

     
  • Feb. 19 Webinar: Construction Oversight for Stormwater BMPs

    Stream restoration, ecological engineering, and erosion control may seem easier to design than a bridge, but they’re trickier than most owners and contractors realize. This American Society of Civil Engineers webinar explains how to identify and troubleshoot potential issues. 

     
  • Webinar: Large-Diameter Water Transmission Pipeline Inspection, Rehabilitation

    Sign up by March 22 for this 1.5-hour American Society of Civil Engineers live presentation on material selection, design best practices, installation, and quality control for repair systems including external post-tensioning, CFRP, and hybrid systems.

     
  • Reuse Program to Supply 30% of Region’s Water Needs

    Kennedy/Jenks Consultants has a $3.4 million contract to provide engineering services for a wastewater-recycling program to generate a new water supply that’s local, reliable, cost-effective, and drought-proof.

     
  • Farewll to L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct

    From Grease to Terminator 2, many iconic movie scenes have been shot on this iconic bridge but it now prepares to take its final bow.

     
  • Possible Corrosion in Bay Bridge Tunnel

    After a concrete chunk narrowly avoided a motorist, Caltrans is investigating possible corrosion in the Bay Bridge’s Yerba Buena Island tunnel.

     
  • Posters for 2016 National Public Works Week Now Available

    American Public Works Association unveils the posters for its 2016 National Public Works Week.

     
  • U.S. Army and Union County, N.C. Team Up to Teach Solid Waste Management

    Union County Public Works and the U.S. Army are working together to help teach developing nations improve the solid waste management practices

     
  • A Closer Look at Highway Bill's Environmental Provisions

    The Fix America's Surface Transportation Act is more than 400 pages.To make it easier to understand changes to air quality and other environmental requirements, this article addresses them in the order in which they appear in the law.

     
  • It's Official: EPA Rules on Water Contaminants

    The agency's decided not to regulate four of the 116 chemicals on its third contaminant candidate list (CCL), which includes disinfection byproducts and pharmaceuticals.

     
  • City Was Planning to Change Water Suppliers

    The City of Flint, Mich., has been building infrastructure to connect to a regional system that will cost residents less than getting water from Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department, which has had financial struggles of its own. The $285 million project will draw water from Lake Huron.

     
  • Public Works Praised for Snow Removal

    Has anyone ever dropped off a thank-you gift for you? Residents and council members are thrilled that this Iowa public works department resolved a thorny issue: whose streets get plowed first.

     
  • Self-Healing Concrete: Cure for Crumbling Roads?

    Researchers say they've developed concrete that repairs itself and purifies water. Even if true, the costs associated with such mixes make them cost-prohibitive for most public applications.

     
  • Is the Aluminum Body Pickup Really New or Unique?

    Not really. Ford and GM just did something that another American automaker did in 1914. Yes: 1914. Our guest blogger explains.

     
  • Designing Pervious Concrete Pavement

    Is this the year your team's going to plunge into pervious? Before you do, read this article and this one to see what concrete producers are doing to ensure public projects perform over the long haul.

     
 
 
 
 

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