August 2006 Table of Contents

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Coming home Coming home

A profile of Victor Ramirez, director of engineering and building/city engineer in Crystal Lake, Illinois Read more

Heavy and mid-sized equipment

The latest in loaders and excavators. Read more

Selecting a vehicle-mounted generator Selecting a vehicle-mounted generator

On-board power in public works fleets is increasing due to the need for lighting and computerized equipment. Here are some ways to get that boost when you need it. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: water and wastewater

A preview of APWA events related to water and wastewater. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: stormwater and erosion control

A preview of APWA events related to stormwater and erosion control. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: leadership and management

A preview of APWA events related to leadership and management. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: equipment and technology APWA Expo Preview: equipment and technology

A preview of APWA events related to equipment and technology. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: building and facilities management APWA Expo Preview: building and facilities management

A preview of APWA events related to building and facilities management. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: engineering and design

A preview of APWA events related to engineering and design. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: solid waste

A preview of APWA events related to solid waste. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: parks and grounds

A preview of APWA events related to parks and grounds. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: fleets and trucks

A preview of APWA events related to fleets and trucks. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: pipes

A preview of APWA events related to pipes. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: emergency management APWA Expo Preview: emergency management

A preview of APWA events related to emergency management. Read more

APWA Expo preview: roads, bridges, and traffic

A preview of APWA events related to roads, bridges and traffic. Read more

APWA Expo Preview: snow and ice

A preview of APWA events related to snow and ice. Read more

2006 American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition Pre-Show Planner 2006 American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition Pre-Show Planner

Introduction to a guide of the upcoming 2006 American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition. Read more

Reserving resources Water distribution Reserving resources

Faced with escalating population growth and drought, Colorado has reason to be concerned with its water supply. Now more than ever, thoughtful management of Colorado's water resources is essential to ensure a healthy economy while protecting the state's environmental resources. Read more

Flower power Special report Flower power

As the Roadside Environmental Unit demonstrates, vegetation managers need to focus on driver safety, managing budgets, beautification, and being environmental stewards. Read more

Supreme court clears up confusion News & Views: Rules & Regulations Supreme court clears up confusion

On June 19 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overextended its permitting authority under the Clean Water Act of 1972 by restricting construction near storm drains and ditches. Read more

News & Views: Awards NDSU wins—again

For the fourth time in the competition's 15-year history, a team of North Dakota State University (NDSU) civil engineering students won the annual National Steel Bridge Competition. Read more

High prices hinder construction News & Views: Operations High prices hinder construction

With no end in sight to rising oil prices and the increasing global demand for cement, transportation projects continue to experience significant delays. Read more

Sun, sand, and sewage News & Views: Operations Sun, sand, and sewage

Beaches attract swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers, but they also attract less desirable visitors, like bacteria and other pollutants from sewer and stormwater system malfunctions. Little wonder, then, that monitoring and maintaining water quality is a big concern for the public works agencies. Read more

Landfill construction triggers debate News & Views: Operations Landfill construction triggers debate

Despite protest from residents and town employees, Holly Springs, N.C., will be home to a new landfill, the first in the state since 2004. Read more

News & Views PUBLIC WORKS BRIEFS August 2006

News in brief from the public works field. Read more

Hope for the future Editorial Hope for the future

John Franklin doesn't have a college degree, but his five decades of construction experience are priceless. Read more

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