March 2008 Table of Contents

Eenie, meenie, miney, or mo?

Four rules ot thumb for selecting the right application. Read more

OSHA singles out sewers

A new rule addresses manholes and lift stations, as well as road excavations, drilled shafts in bridges, and water tunnels in dams. Read more

Picture this Picture this

Larry Vines has spent more than three decades making concrete pretty. Read more

Featuring: 2008 CONEXPO Products Las Vegas hosts international construction exhibition

As an industry gathering place for the worldwide construction industry, the CONEXPO–CON/AGG construction exposition provides exceptional educational and networking opportunities. The show—which takes place March 11–15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—includes more than 2000 exhibitors. Read more

2008 salary survey: Are your benefits flying south? Salary Survey 2008 salary survey: Are your benefits flying south?

This year we reformulated our annual survey to learn what keeps you and your colleagues working. We included questions about benefits, job satisfaction, and what respondents would like to see more of in their jobs and their benefits packages. What we discovered may surprise you. . . Read more

Breaking down the barriers GIS Breaking down the barriers

Three Southeastern communities morph street centerline projects into interdepartmental and, in some cases, intergovernmental asset management programs. Read more

What lies beneath What lies beneath

Arizona wastewater utility makes historical discovery. Read more

Trenchless Construction Process of elimination

Like every infrastructure manager trying to capitalize on the benefits of trenchless construction, Matt Carter went through a process of elimination to determine what method works best for his agency's unique situation. Read more

Clamp down on fastener failures Clamp down on fastener failures

Counterfeits notwithstanding, fasteners fail from misuse, improper storage, or reuse. Read more

Signs of the time

We hope you've budgeted a significant increase for your department's sign shop, because the newest version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is likely to take effect by the end of this year. Read more

Clear as mud Ideas & Opinions Clear as mud

If clarifying a detail is as easy as reading a note on the construction plan sheet, why do contractors make so many requests for information? Read more

March 2008 News & Views

Infrastructure industry news from around the country, and the world. Read more

News & Views PW Briefs March 2008

News briefs and information from around the country. Read more

Nowhere else to turn? News & Views: Funding & Finances Nowhere else to turn?

The executive director of America Moving Forward (AMF)—a nonprofit coalition devoted to promoting solutions to the infrastructure crisis currently plaguing the country—believes U.S. infrastructure is in a sorry state, and he believes he has the solution. Read more

News & Views Letters to the Editor March 2008

Readers respond to our articles and tell us what they think. Read more

Editorial Introducing ‘Team PW’

Your job is complicated. Our job is to gather and present the information you need. We can do that much better if you tell us what that is. Read more

Show Us Yer Stuff

In December, PUBLIC WORKS magazine will feature its fourth annual Department of the Year. Like ASCE, the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognizes outstanding infrastructure projects each year. Read more

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