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  • DOT uses pervious concrete for parking lot expansion

    Supporting mobility and minimizing environmental impacts, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is installing pervious pavement systems at two park and ride lots in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

     
  • Fortune 500 CEOs say water affects where they locate facilities

    A recent survey reveals that 60% of business leaders believe water-related issues will negatively impact their businesses in the next five years, but most don’t have contingency plans.

     
  • Meet this year's Top 10 Public Works Leaders

    California leads the American Public Works Association's annual list of exceptional managers with four winners. Two are from Florida; the rest from Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Anyone you know?

     
  • Rent a hybrid refuse truck

    Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Big Truck Rental to offer a Parker RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System on refuse trucks available for rent prior to purchasing a truck.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Congratulations, U.S. Water Prize winners!

    Two of the four recipients of the U.S. Water Alliance's fourth annual program have received coverage in PUBLIC WORKS for their innovative programs: the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and the water and sewer districts of Orange County, Calif.

     
  • Drought is only one explanation for California’s water crisis

    As California continues to battle its water crisis, the situation is drawing remarkable attention from media, local officials, and even the federal government. While the ongoing historic drought has made the state’s supply shortages more visible and severe, the roots of California’s water woes are...

     
  • pwmag.com's 5 most-popular stories

    The hottest topics among people who visited PUBLIC WORKS online.

     
  • The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority receives EPA award

    The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) received the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2013 Environmental Award in the Green Government category.

     
  • 2014 APWA Congress keynote speakers announced

    The keynote speakers of the 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Ontario have been announced.

     
  • Clean drinking water tops list of best inventions ever

    A new survey of chemical engineers reports that the ability to treat water so that it can be used for human consumption is the most significant invention in the modern era.

     
  • 10th Greenroad is world certified in Denver

    The 14th Street: Market Street to Colfax Avenue Project recently became Bronze Certified, marking double digits for the number of completed and certified Greenroads.

     
  • How much federal highway aid does your county get? (interactive map)

    Counties own almost half the nation's roads, one of every three bridges, and one-third of transit and airport systems. But they're getting less and less financial support to maintain these critical assets.

     
  • Rotary Lift installer network becoming go-to resource for certified lift inspectors

    Rotary Lift now requires each RAI company to have at least one Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certified Lift Inspector on staff.

     
 
 
 
 

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