March 2007 Table of Contents

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Curing blanket roller Curing blanket roller

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Power train protection Power train protection

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Executive dashboard Executive dashboard

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Automatic coupler system Automatic coupler system

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Access ACI Certification training programs online Access ACI Certification training programs online

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Flatproofed tire recycling Flatproofed tire recycling

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Photo-engraved formliners Photo-engraved formliners

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Repair cracks in concrete pavement and more Repair cracks in concrete pavement and more

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Most Innovative Products 2009 Most Innovative Products 2009

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The Host The Host

PUBLIC WORKS reviews the sci-fi thriller The Host Read more

Hats off to the garbage man

When it comes to fashion, sanitation workers are cutting-edge. Read more

Every drop counts

A new audit methodology determines loss by volume and cost, not loss-rate percentages, making “unaccounted-for” water the nation's largest untapped source of water. Read more

PM worth its weight in gold Asset Management PM worth its weight in gold

It's cheaper to avert repairs than wait until they're necessary. By implementing a preventive maintenance plan, two very different departments reduced traffic signal failures and lowered life-cycle cost. Read more

Pipes Pipe vs. pipe

Picking the perfect pipe can be perplexing. Here, we share with you a range of resources to help you determine the best material, size, and accessories for the job. Read more

Recycling gets hot Roadway construction & maintenance Recycling gets hot

Cut costs by adding more recycled asphalt pavement to the mix. Read more

Satisfaction in action Special report Satisfaction in action

A California engineering team shares how team-building exercises make a world of difference in a inaction public works department's operations and performance. Read more

2007 salary survey: How do you stack up? 2007 salary survey: How do you stack up?

Though compensation is stagnant and even falling (slightly), benefits in the public sector remain solid. Here's the skinny on what you're worth, based on our second annual salary and benefits survey. Read more

Fuel For Thought Fuel For Thought

Beginning June 15, all on-road engines must use S15 diesel. Here's how this requirement will affect budgets, maintenance intervals, and performance. Read more

Rules'n dregs

The EPA weighs in on drinking water, sewage sludge, and clean beaches. Read more

Ideas & Opinions Tried-and-true training

Shelby County Roads and Bridges Department finds all signs point to documentation. Read more

News & Views: Home Land Security DHS offers Web, video security help
News & Views: Parks & Grounds Vegetation management excellence applauded

One awards program recognizes vegetation management projects that go beyond the basics and show excellence in their planning and execution. Read more

News & Views: Funding Water bills get thumbs up in house
Post-Katrina design projects applauded News & Views: Design Post-Katrina design projects applauded

As New Orleans continues the slow journey on the road to recovery, the city's architects are aiding the effort by designing first-class parks, preservation of historic buildings, and other projects. Read more

Volunteerism is a beautiful thing News & Views: Community Volunteerism is a beautiful thing

For more than 50 years, Keep America Beautiful worked to combat the litter problem, largely through public-service campaigns and volunteer programs. One of their biggest pushes for pickups comes during the Great American Cleanup, scheduled this year from March 1 to May 31. Read more

Skewed Views Minnesota senator goes dumpster diving

Members of Congress are always getting accused of trashy behavior. One senator recently took the concept to another level. Read more

Here Comes Hollywood! Editorial Here Comes Hollywood!

Public works is dramatic Read more

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