December 2012 Table of Contents

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Increasing the energy efficiency of fabric roofs Increasing the energy efficiency of fabric roofs

Five enhancements that will hold the line on electricity and natural gas use, bills. Read more

ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 F-350 ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 F-350

The 2012 ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 and F-350 feature a 6.2-liter V8 engine and two tank options: in-bed, 49-gal. or under-bed, 25-gal. Read more

ADA-compliant waterless urinals Buildings & Facilities ADA-compliant waterless urinals
Backhoe loader with curved boom Construction Equipment Backhoe loader with curved boom
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp pliers Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp pliers

Three quick-adjust models for electricians and two toungue-and-groove models for plumbers. Read more

Metal Forms Corp. Sterling Metal Forms Corp. Sterling

Redesigned to handle tough construction jobs, the Sterling’s welded, one-piece steel leg unit provides strength by eliminating bolts. Read more

E-Ride Industries EXV2 Patriot E-Ride Industries EXV2 Patriot

The EXV2 Patriot costs 30% to 50% less than a pickup truck, reaches speeds of up to 25 mph, and runs 40 to 50 miles per charge. Read more

Chevrolet 2012 Silverado Chevrolet 2012 Silverado

New front-end designs with chrome mesh grilles and heated/cooled seat options (LTZ models) help to enhance the 2012 Silverado’s appearance and driver comfort. Read more

CertainTeed Corp. Certa-Lok C900 RJIB CertainTeed Corp. Certa-Lok C900 RJIB

Certa-Lok C900 RJIB (for “restrained joint integral bell”) features the company’s standard mechanical joining system of precision-machined grooves and nylon spline for tensile strength in pulling/push. Read more

Sing a song about urban planning Sing a song about urban planning

Singer and songwriter Melanie Hammet uses her job as pro-tem mayor of Pine Lake, Ga., for musical inspiration. Read more

Fast-track bridge replacement: self-propelled trasnporter and bridge-jacking methods Fast-track bridge replacement: self-propelled trasnporter and bridge-jacking methods

Utah cracks down on construction-related traffic delays with accelerated bridge construction and "bridge move" techniques Read more

City launches conservation competition City launches conservation competition

Pit businesses against each other to achieve local public works goals. Read more

Trendsetters: Mothers of invention Trendsetters: Mothers of invention

Four readers who have delivered the most bang for the taxpayer’s buck. Read more

The dollars and sense of disinfection byproduct compliance The dollars and sense of disinfection byproduct compliance

Granular-activated carbon may be the ideal solution for removing organic material from water. Read more

Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue

Public works crews in Tenafly, N.J., clean up debris and downed trees after Hurricane Sandy hit the Atlantic Seaboard in late October. Read more

National rollout’s complicating local interoperable communications efforts

Some states fear their interoperable networks will be inhibited by the federal initiative to develop a single, nationwide architecture. Read more

VIA Motors eREV VIA Motors eREV

eREV power train technology enables work trucks to perform without emissions and run entirely on electric power. Read more

Progressive Dynamics Inc. 24 V power converter/battery charger Progressive Dynamics Inc. 24 V power converter/battery charger

This 24 V power converter/battery charger comes in 25-amp ad 40-amp configurations with a built-in four-stage charging system. Read more

Polaris GEM compact electric vehicles Polaris GEM compact electric vehicles

These compact electric vehicles, suitable for light-duty applications, feature: high-low beam headlamps for improved visibility while driving, day-night mirror with the ability to reduce reflective gl Read more

Peterbilt Motors Co. Model 579 Peterbilt Motors Co. Model 579

The Peterbilt Model 579 truck is designed to give fleets a premium vehicle with fuel efficiency, cost savings, comfortable driving, and productivity. Read more

OLEV Technologies wireless vehicle charging OLEV Technologies wireless vehicle charging

OLEV (on-line electric vehicle) technology delivers electric power wirelessly from the roadbed, allowing vehicles to charge wirelessly both during operation and while they pause to load and unload pas Read more

Odyne Systems LLC plug-in hybrid systems Odyne Systems LLC plug-in hybrid systems

The company offers a range of plug-in hybrid systems that can interface with a wide variety of truck-mounted equipment on trucks weighing more than 14,000 lbs. Read more

Lightning Hybrids Inc. hydraulic hybrid system Lightning Hybrids Inc. hydraulic hybrid system

Vehicles equipped with this company’s hydraulic hybrid system attain as much as 40% better fuel economy than non-hybrids. Read more

Ford Commercial Truck 2013 F-Series Super Duty Ford Commercial Truck 2013 F-Series Super Duty

The 2013 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks offer high performance regarding towing and payload capacities. Read more

Federal Signal Corp EcoInfused Federal Signal Corp EcoInfused

EcoInfused technology is designed to impart Elgin Sweeper street sweepers and Vactor Manufacturing sewer and catch-basin cleaners with increased energy efficiency, lowered emissions, and overall eco-f Read more

DuraClass Alumax DuraClass Alumax

The Alumax aluminum dump body offers high strength and low body weight for long life and maximum payloads. Read more

Donaldson Co. TopSpin Donaldson Co. TopSpin

The company offers a range of filtration solutions for construction and work vehicles —including the TopSpin pre-cleaner that’s designed to extend the life of an air filter and help reduce overall oper Read more

Dodge 2013 Ram 3500 Dodge 2013 Ram 3500

The 2013 Ram 3500 pickup truck features a 6.7-L Cummins turbo diesel engine, six-speed manual transmission, and anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes. Read more

Chevrolet 2013 Express Cutaway 3500/4500 Chevrolet 2013 Express Cutaway 3500/4500

The 2013 Express Cutaway 3500/4500 includes a number of enhancements over previous models including a navigation radio, rear-vision camera system, and higher GVWR (up to 14,200 lbs). Read more

ABB Terra 51 DC ABB Terra 51 DC

The Terra 51 DC electrical vehicle charger offers quick, safe charging of electric vehicles. Read more

Five ways to improve fuel economy Five ways to improve fuel economy

How to increase a vehicle’s miles-per-gallon ratio. Read more

Letters to the editor

A collection of reader feedback from 2012 Read more

In celebration of everyday heroes In celebration of everyday heroes

There are so many examples of public works employee as hero. Read more

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