January 2015 Table of Contents

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Building a memory that lasts Building a memory that lasts

Parks department overhauls one of the nation’s largest war memorials. Read more

Ventura County eliminates water pollutants with innovation infiltration system Project of the Month Ventura County eliminates water pollutants with innovation infiltration system

To prevent contaminants from polluting the community's water, Ventura County's Public Work's Watershed Protection Agency designed an innovative approach that has changed the way we deal with environment elements such as rain. Read more

Lining up resources Lining up resources

An asset management program can be a potent recruiting tool that can move an operation forward. Read more

Public works departments inch toward recovery Public works departments inch toward recovery

Our survey shows public works departments are finally putting the Great Recession behind them. Read more

Grade changes threaten road project deadline Grade changes threaten road project deadline

Small changes on big projects can lead to a great deal of extra work. This was the case when an unexpected grade change was required to correct drainage issues. Read more

Infrastructure then and now Infrastructure then and now

From Roman roads to the Panama Canal through the New Deal programs of the 1930s, infrastructure has, and always will, define great civilizations. Read more

Three contracts of interest Three contracts of interest

Projects include water supply changes, climate change, and energy efficiency. Read more

Borough of Barrington serves its community Department of the Month Borough of Barrington serves its community

With 22 years in the public works profession, foreman Kenneth Broome emphasizes the importance of serving his community. Read more

Using green and gray infrastructure to manage stormwater Using green and gray infrastructure to manage stormwater

As communities with combined sewer overflow problems and/or compliance decrees began evaluating their programs, officials and planners realized that “green” infrastructure could offset capital-intensive gray infrastructure like sewer separation, storage tanks, tunnels, and treatment facilities. Read more

Flow-based surrogates in TMDLs Flow-based surrogates in TMDLs

Is EPA backing down on using surrogates or buying time to continue examining the issue? Read more

Fleet cost management

Rightsizing should be a part of every replacement cycle’s evaluation process. Read more

12 water-related developments to look for in 2015 12 water-related developments to look for in 2015

The EPA has been busy. Some of the following may result in regulations in 2015, while others may not. Read more

Mini-skidsteer loader Mini-skidsteer loader

The SK850 is the most powerful of Ditch Witch’s mini skid-steers. Read more

Articulating crane increases production Articulating crane increases production

The 32/222 articulating crane from Iowa Mold Tooling is designed for superior operator productivity with unique lift and reach capabilities. Read more

Intelligent excavator Intelligent excavator

The new model from Komatsu goes beyond simple guidance to semi-automatically limit over-excavation and trace a target surface. Read more

Tier 4 mobile generators Tier 4 mobile generators

New units from Cummins Power Generation are based on the QSB7 and QSL9 engine platforms that have undergone extensive refinements to meet new regulations. Read more

600 counties violate proposed EPA ozone levels 600 counties violate proposed EPA ozone levels

Ozone is another word for the haze that obscures skylines when humidity and temperature conditions are just right. You'll have three chances to comment on EPA's plan to lower the ozone air pollution standard to 65 ppb or 70 ppb by next October. Read more

Dual power excavator Dual power excavator

When connected to the electo-hydraulic pump, the 803 runs emissions-free. Read more

Excavator for road and utility work Excavator for road and utility work

This model is ideal for mid-size excavating projects, road and utility work, and demolition. Read more

Compact Excavator Enhances Productivity Compact Excavator Enhances Productivity

The new Z25 model compact excavator features enhance productivity and operator comfort. Read more

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