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  • FREE bridge design standards download

    Use this National Steel Bridge Alliance publication to mitigate risk in using preliminary designs for schedule, initial cost, and cost growth estimates.

     
  • Cities disinfect drinking water with UV Rays

    Often used in conjunction with chlorine to deactivate chlorine-resistant pathogens like cryptosporidium, ultraviolet light destroys a microorganism's DNA.

     
  • The worst roads in the nation

    The U.S. DOT lays blame for the sad state of roads and bridges firmly at the feet of Congress. This chart uses the agency's information to rate each state's transportation assets based on three criteria.

     
  • Is there no solution to this state's drought?

    As Colorado continues to grow, water utilities say conserving existing sources isn't enough to meet future demand. Those who support river diversion are squaring off against those who believe in "frugality and reuse."

     
  • Rough Roads Cost Car Owners $1,044 a Year

    That's the figure for San Francisco, which according to The Road Improvement Project has the nation's worst pavement. As travel returns to pre-recession rates, road conditions are expected to decline further without additional funding from all government levels.

     
  • Robot scouts utility's water lines for leaks

    Warning, Will Robinson! Louisville Water Co. is spending almost $2 million on a new tool that will (hopefully) enable crews to fix troubled mains before they burst.

     
  • Worker Shortages Delay Public Projects

    Good help is harder than ever to find in areas of the country where the Great Recession's a distant memory. The result: construction delays. A road project in Texas, for example, is at least a year behind schedule.

     
  • Trench collapse leads to $424K OSHA fine

    One minute he was working in the 8-foot trench in Richmond, Texas; the next, he was being buried in it. His co-workers came to his rescue, digging him out with their bare hands.

     
  • Who knew parking was so competitive?

    We’re not referring to finding a parking space. We’re talking about a new accreditation program for public parking structures that already has five recipients.

     
  • FHWA Launches New Tunnel Inspection Program

    They're the most expensive project a DOT can build, but highway tunnel construction is increasing. To enhance the structures' safety, FHWA's released the first set of inspection standards.

     
  • Damage-free analysis of 2,500 miles of pavement

    When no as-built construction plans or pavement condition information could be found, high-speed ground penetrating radar (GPR) was used to assess how asphalt and concrete county roads would handle heavy oil and gas drilling equipment.

     
  • Marathon a day keeps waterborne diseases at bay

    The 33-year-old co-founder of Activewater ran one marathon each day for 100 consecutive days to raise money for a clean water-and-sewer project. Talk about a sense of mission!

     
  • Need a new bridge? Fire up a 3D printer

    Plans are under way to build the world's first 3D printed pedestrian bridge. Hey, if it works for clothes and cars, why not infrastructure?

     
  • Six states raise gas tax to fund road, bridge projects

    To plug the gap between available funding and infrastructure needs, these six states have begun charging drivers anywhere from 0.35 cents to 7 cents more for a gallon of gas. (One state, though, lowered its gas tax.)

     
  • Washington, D.C., suburb seeks civil engineer

    Here’s your chance to preserve the past while innovating the future as a Civil Engineer III (sanitary sewers). That’s the motto of Alexandria, Va., a historic community (settled in 1695) that’s now home to 140,000 people.

     
  • Residents and roundabouts: a love-hate relationship

    What IS it with American drivers and traffic circles?! European motorists have no problem with the concept, but every U.S. project inevitably faces resistance.

     
  • 27 states sue EPA over Clean Water Act 'expansion'

    For decades, local and federal regulators have argued over what constitutes a 'water of the U.S.,' even asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in. With its latest ruling, states say EPA's overstepped its bounds and are taking action.

     
  • Seven super-cool public parking facilities

    These award-winning programs show what happens when the need to stash vehicles while people are shopping, eating, and play is considered an asset instead of a liability.

     
  • Everything you wanted to know about pumps (but were afraid to ask)

    Wastewater Treatment Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Selection, Application, and Operation is written for engineers, designers, trainers, maintenance staff, and plant operators.

     
  • 10 water system webinars between now and end of 2015

    American Water Works Association (AWWA) sessions cover all aspects of collection and treatment, risk assessment and management, public outreach, and regulatory changes. Members get a price break, but even without they’re an excellent deal.

     
 
 
 

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