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  • NAPA Webinar on New Requirements for Confined Spaces

    ARTBA is offering a webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT Sept. 9 to explain new requirements for working in confined spaces.

     
  • 2015 Deicing Workshops

    While we’re still in the lazy days of summer still, winter is quickly approaching. For those in the Libertyville, IL area consider attending their 2015 Deicing Workshops. The aim of the workshops is to provide “sensible salting practices for more efficient use of deicing materials while protecting...

     
  • Light Pole Destroyed by Urine Falls on Street

    Dog and human urine is weakening concrete streetlight bases so much that a three-story pole toppled over onto a moving car. No one was injured, but San Francisco's public works department has a real (unique?) problem on its hands.

     
  • Which is the Better Use of Taxpayer Dollars?

    It’s the time of year when we ask public works departments when and why they retain consultants vs. performing work themselves. After all, many men and women who staff our nation’s road, water, and waste agencies have the advanced degrees and technical knowledge required to design, engineer, and...

     
  • 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium

    30th annual WaterReuse Symposium for water professionals, will be held in Seattle, Wash. September 13-16.

     
  • What Public Works Project Managers Need to Know

    It is no secret to any A/E/C firm that has worked in both the public and private sector that they are two completely different “animals.”

     
  • EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions

    WASHINGTON – As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

     
  • Groundwater pumping speeding subsidence in Central California

    Parts of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California are sinking faster than ever due to excessive groundwater pumping as the state deals with a devastating drought, says a NASA report released last week.

     
  • When You Should Specify Grout vs. Mortar

    This explains the difference between the two, and why you shouldn't use concrete for one of them.

     
  • Female "Refuse Laborer" Breaks All-Male Ranks

    "Some women go to the gym. I go to work."

     
  • Aclima and Google Partner to Map Outdoor Air Quality with Street View Vehicles

    Aclima, a company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks, today announced a new partnership with Google Earth Outreach to map and better understand urban air quality.

     
  • How to Keep the Public Happy

    Can this actually be done?! Yes, argues this article: When governments deliver services based on the needs of the people they serve, they increase satisfaction and reduce costs.

     
  • AirCore harness from Miller Fall Protection

    This lightweight full-body harness keeps bridge inspectors and other crew members weighing up to 400 lbs. safe should they fall from the structure they’re working on.

     
  • KeeLine Overhead lifeline system from Kee Safety

    Active fall protection for one or two workers loading vehicles, accessing machines and equipment, maintaining buildings, using an overhead crane.

     
  • Blue1USA Recognized by Inc.

    Inc. Magazine Recognizes Blue1USA as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

     
  • Hilti, Inc. recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    Hilti, Inc. supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user, has been recognized as one of this year’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the country.

     
  • City of Vancouver approves 10-year partnership with CH2M

    DENVER, (August 19, 2015) - The Vancouver, Washington, City Council on July 27 unanimously approved a 10-year partnership with CH2M for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the City’s two wastewater treatment plants—Westside and Marine Park, the Industrial Pretreatment Lagoon and eight pump...

     
  • Webinar for PaveXpress

    National Asphalt Pavement Association will host a free webinar on PaveXpress.

     
  • Contractors Continue to Clog Sewers with ...

    Growth's a good thing, right? But as commercial and infrastructure work booms, Seattle Public Utilities says contractors are pouring concrete into city sewer lines. And they're going after the culprits.

     
  • LA Rolls Out Water-Saving 'Shade Balls'

    In an effort to meet EPA regulations, conserve water and prevent algae growth in the Los Angeles Reservoir, officials are using 96 million plastic balls to cover the water's surface.

     
 
 
 
 

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