July 2014 Table of Contents

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Training & Education Tree risk assessment training

Enhance the benefits, health, and longevity of your community’s canopy with the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Risk Assessment Qualification program. Read more

Highway Trust Fund Crisis Industry Highway Trust Fund Crisis

Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership. Read more

Reducing Risk Reducing Risk

Four years ago, King County, Wash., implemented a project-assessment system that's reducing unpleasant cost and timeline surprises on multimillion-dollar public works projects. Read more

Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey

Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle. Read more

Climate change and the urban forest Climate change and the urban forest

Urban foresters in various regions of the country explain how to protect trees from the effects of climate change. Read more

Snow Show products Snow Show products

New snow- and ice-control products showcased at the American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2014 North American Snow Conference. Read more

Two ways to curb corrosion Two ways to curb corrosion

Equipment corrosion eats away at budgets of snow and ice management fleets. Here are some options to alleviate these concerns. Read more

A little $ help from your friends A little $ help from your friends

Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help get projects funded. Read more

Modernizing an interstate Project of the Month Modernizing an interstate

Even after decades of use, the pavement was still in good enough condition to save, so UDOT elected to perform concrete pavement preservation (CPP). Read more

A community works to create a garden Department of the Month A community works to create a garden

The Shrewsburry Public Works Department joins forces with its community to bring a garden to life. Read more

How to keep elected officials happy How to keep elected officials happy

King County (Wash.) has implemented a system designed to keep both staff and elected officials out of the hot seat. Read more

City of Ravenna-Ohio DOT joint garage City of Ravenna-Ohio DOT joint garage

A multijurisdictional public works collaboration benefits school districts and other government agencies. Read moreyfvdfdzdrbywwacuw

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