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  • NYC maintenance facility gets new life as community building

    The building, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, is set to be part of Brooklyn Bridge Park and will include an environmental education classroom.

     
  • Triad Award Call for Entries

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is seeking entries for the 2015 Triad Award, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines. This annual award honors outstanding publicly-owned concrete projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, and...

     
  • City pilots temporary sidewalk widening

    The Washington, D.C., Georgetown neighborhood is home to three colleges, so imagine the pedestrian traffic during Parents and Family weekends. To alleviate congestion, 16 extra feet of walkway is temporarily added along commercial streets.

     
  • Deadline extended! Cast your vote by Friday!

    Tnemec Co. Inc.'s extended the deadline for voting on Tank of the Year candidates through Fri., Oct. 24. Winners will be highlighted in a 2015 calendar.

     
  • Earn 2.5 continuing ed credit on Oct. 27

    Ohio DOT Pavement Specialist Craig Landefeld, PE, is among the experts who’ll discuss proper alignment and location of dowels in concrete pavement. Course is designed for engineers, construction managers, project managers, and inspectors involved in placement and/or retrofit.

     
  • Will Seattle's innovative streetcar plan work?

    Critics say streetcars are virtually useless as public transit, and agencies wrestle with how to effectively integrate them into congested downtowns. Unlike most cities, however, Seattle's would operate in a streetcar-only lane.

     
  • EPA gives city $67,000 in water support

    The agency's helping the City of Santa Maria, Calif., with Integrated Planning and Permitting Policy (IP3), a relatively new way of managing wastewater and stormwater that won't necessarily pay off in more manageable permits.

     
  • 5 specifications that concrete producers hate

    You may not agree, but here's how National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research and Engineering Standards committee members responded to a recent survey.

     
  • Can recycled concrete clean your water?

    Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.

     
  • Lawmaker wants to resurrect earmarks

    Washington eliminated the use of earmarks for federally funded transportation projects. That's why, says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), it's nearly impossible to pass a highway bill.

     
  • VIDEO: Bridge closing displaces 400 homeless people

    Boston officials closed a visibly deteriorating two-lane bridge after state inspectors deemed it unsafe to carry even a single vehicle at a time. The state DOT used new criteria to assess the structure.

     
  • Drug makers lose challenge to disposal law

    A federal judge says a California ordinance requiring prescription drug manufacturers to take back unused product is legal.

     
  • Public works training for less than $25 per employee

    The American Public Works Association’s “Building the Public Sector: One Leader at a Time” program begins Oct. 31. Large departments will pay even less.

     
  • FREE asphalt pavement design tool

    AASHTO guidelines are simplified so roadways and parking lots can be scoped using basic design parameters and traffic data.

     
  • WEBINAR: Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements

    Learn how to both increase productivity on the grade and extend the life of finished pavements.

     
  • Water treatment plant malfunction causes pink water

    Fortunately, there appears to be no major reports of illness.

     
  • Proposal would virtually eliminate mercury waste

    Dentists wash 4.4 tons of mercury down the drain each year that wastewater utilities must then remove. EPA wants to require dental offices to buy a $700 piece of equipment that removes toxic metals before discharge to public sewers.

     
  • New minimum wage to cost taxpayers $500 million

    Beginning Jan. 1, federal construction, service, and other contractors have to pay employees at least $10.10 per hour. The Labor Department says higher productivity and lower turnover will offset the increase.

     
  • VIDEO: Texas DOT's $44 million spider

    Revisions to a Texas highway modernization project will protect the habitat of an endangered spider, but it will cost nearly three times as much.

     
  • Is this bridge design a contributing factor in suicides?

    More than 80 people have jumped off New Jersey's Victory Bridge in an effort to commit suicide since it was redesigned in 2004. Locals say the state needs to install barriers.

     
 
 
 

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