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  • Infrastructure: Spend Now or Later?

    While there is a compelling case for investing in infrastructure work in America, the government must decide whether to spend now or later

     
  • New Poll Shows Americans Concerned with State of Water Infrastructure

    Value of Water Coalition releases the results of new national poll on the publics attitudes and concerns about water.

     
  • States Have 3 Years to Spend $2B in Highway Funds

    FHWA will soon announce how much of $2.1 billion in previously earmarked but unused highway project funds goes to each state. The money can be spent on any public works project within 50 miles of the original project. Start your engines!

     
  • Have You Hugged an Engineer Lately?

    If not, you've got until Feb. 27 -- the last day of National Engineers Week -- to officially thank an engineer for making a world of difference.

     
  • State Works to Kill Prevailing Wage Law

    The legislature wants to repeal West Virginia's 81-year-old Prevailing Wage Act on the grounds that the free market is better at determining how much construction crews working on public projects should earn. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin disagrees.

     
  • Water District OKs Abandoned Oil, Gas Well Work

    A conservation district is allowing a for-profit water provider to explore options for alternative sources, such as brackish water from oil and gas test wells, of drinking water for municipalities in West Texas.

     
  • TRC Awarded Contract by PennDOT

    As apart of new contract TRC will provide construction inspection services statewide

     
  • Despite Tainted Water, Flint Paid America's Highest Rate

    Flint's water rates were tops in the country before a judge ordered them to be reduced by 35%.

     
  • CONEXPO-CONAGG Theme for 2017 Unveiled

    CONEXPO-CONAGG is the international trade show for the construction industries. Held every three years, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies.

     
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: EPA Enforcement Results

    According to this fascinating webpage, wastewater utilities discharged 526 million fewer gallons of raw sewage last year. They restored 38,000 linear feet of streams and more than a thousand wetland acres.

     
  • Highway Department's Unique Traffic Sign Stolen

    Any of you who read about Paxton, Ill.'s "suicidal deer" sign, or whose public works department maintains signs, knew what would happen next. And it did.

     
  • Road, Bridge Inspections Go Digital

    The Texas DOT is poised to award billions in new construction contracts. In hopes of obtaining a federal grant, the agency's going to show how using tablets to inspect work saves taxpayer dollars.

     
  • Council: Tenants Must Defray Upgrade Costs

    Last October, Los Angeles adopted the nation's toughest requirements for retrofitting buildings to withstand earthquakes. After much debate, the city is allowing owners to pass half of compliance costs (up to a point) to renters.

     
  • 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. 

     
 
 
 
 

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