August 2008 Table of Contents

APWA 2008: Complete Coverage

Your one-stop resource for news, articles, links and resources from the 2008 American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition in New Orleans, LA. Check back every day of the show for new information, articles and links. Read more

Playing nice in the right of way

A Web-based program lets public and private utilities in on the details of each other's planned projects. Read more

Deciding if quiet zones are worth the time and investment

With no case law to indicate potential liability, plan on going above and beyond minimum Federal Railroad Administration safety requirements for at-grade crossings Read more

There's smart growth, and there's smarter growth

Understand what it all means in the big picture. Read more

Setback breeds opportunity

Faced with a consent decree from the EPA, one city becomes proactive. Read more

Making it easy for public and the officials to 'get it'

"Map Milwaukee" visually summarizes paving project details including the economic impact of change orders and bid item overruns. Read more

Wastewater 101

Know the basics of efficient operations and what it takes to prepare for a successful inspection of your facility. Read more

Getting beyond 'lowest-bid'

Former chief engineer explains why his transportation department still uses qualifications-based selection. Read more

Administration & Management A Place to Call Home

Hiring managers must weigh the pros and cons of residency requirements. Read more

Alter Ego Alter Ego

Build the department of your dreams on the Internet. Read more

Double-Duty Design Double-Duty Design

A manmade wetland treats both stormwater and wastewater. Read more

Administration & Management Security Risk

Focusing on service in a cynical world. Read more

Custom Care-Taking Snow & Ice Control Custom Care-Taking

Free decision-making software allows managers to build programs designed specifically for their community. Read more

Asset Management Unexpected Payoff

How one wastewater department cut its capital budget in half. Read more

Trenchless Technology An Economical Solution

A Texas city uses static pipe bursting with restrained-joint PVC pipe for sewer main replacements. Read more

Top 10 Great Expectations

This year's American Public Works Association Top Ten Leaders share their greatest achievements. Read more

Smooth Ride Smooth Ride

The value of suspensions rises in a heavy-duty market. Read more

The Necessary Evil? Ideas & Opinions The Necessary Evil?

Public works doesn't often get the attention it deserves—and that's unfair. Read more

Community News & Views: Turn Ash Into Cash With 'urban Timber' Community
Iowa Comes Up for Air News & Views: Community Iowa Comes Up for Air

This summer, Mother Nature leaves no facet of infrastructure untouched. Read more

Editorial Tough Stuff
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