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  • Drop spreaders from Conestoga

    Conestoga stainless steel drop spreaders are the ideal tools for spreading lime, salt, sand, and more. Three models provide a range of sizes to fit virtually any operation.

  • Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers

    Ditch Witch , a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced a new line of walk-behind trenchers to provide contractors and rental companies with greater performance, reliability and serviceability.

  • Don't Look Down Unless You Want to Get Sick

    When completed, this "glass bridge" over China's Grand Canyon will be the world's longest.

  • 'Waters of the U.S.': Round One Goes to EPA

    President Obama's ninth veto upholds EPA's expanded definition of what should be regulated under the Clean Water Act. That's a major victory, but challenges including a U.S. Supreme Court review are still in play.

  • Does Your Highway Department Have a Sign Like This?!

    The Ford County Highway Department in Paxton, Ill., ordered four of these to grab the attention of drivers on poorly lit back roads. And guess what -- it worked!

  • Water Utility Extends Cross-Border Partnership

    The federal agency that manages water rights on the U.S./Mexico border has extended its contract regarding a 25 mgd wastewater treatment plant outside San Ysidro, Calif., for another five years.

  • Water Utility Extends Cross-Border Partnership

    The federal agency that manages water rights on the U.S./Mexico border has extended its contract regarding a 25 mgd wastewater treatment plant outside San Ysidro, Calif., for another five years.

  • Two FREE Resources on Asphalt Pavement

    Reusing asphalt is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Learn how to mill, process, store, and use the reclaimed material to build a durable, high-performing roadway.

  • Please, Please, PLEASE Take Our Salary Survey!

    It's come to my attention that not all of you received the salary survey questionnaire we e-mailed on Feb. 1. If you didn't, we'd greatly appreciate your responding now by clicking here. We use your anonymous answers to produce the only analysis of North American public works compensation packages.

  • Feb. 19 Webinar: Construction Oversight for Stormwater BMPs

    Stream restoration, ecological engineering, and erosion control may seem easier to design than a bridge, but they’re trickier than most owners and contractors realize. This American Society of Civil Engineers webinar explains how to identify and troubleshoot potential issues. 

  • Webinar: Large-Diameter Water Transmission Pipeline Inspection, Rehabilitation

    Sign up by March 22 for this 1.5-hour American Society of Civil Engineers live presentation on material selection, design best practices, installation, and quality control for repair systems including external post-tensioning, CFRP, and hybrid systems.

  • Reuse Program to Supply 30% of Region’s Water Needs

    Kennedy/Jenks Consultants has a $3.4 million contract to provide engineering services for a wastewater-recycling program to generate a new water supply that’s local, reliable, cost-effective, and drought-proof.

  • Farewll to L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct

    From Grease to Terminator 2, many iconic movie scenes have been shot on this iconic bridge but it now prepares to take its final bow.

  • Possible Corrosion in Bay Bridge Tunnel

    After a concrete chunk narrowly avoided a motorist, Caltrans is investigating possible corrosion in the Bay Bridge’s Yerba Buena Island tunnel.

  • Surface treatment applicators from Bergkamp

    Frictional mastic surface treatment is a mixture of asphalt emulsion, increased levels of angular ?ne aggregates, recycled materials, polymers and catalysts. The purpose of the treatment is to protect the pavement surface and extend its life, while minimizing future maintenance treatments.

  • Posters for 2016 National Public Works Week Now Available

    American Public Works Association unveils the posters for its 2016 National Public Works Week.

  • U.S. Army and Union County, N.C. Team Up to Teach Solid Waste Management

    Union County Public Works and the U.S. Army are working together to help teach developing nations improve the solid waste management practices

  • North American Traffic Extends Its Distributor Network

    M&M Services, a large Kentucky contractor specializing in latex-modified concrete, beefed up its traffic control division by recently becoming a North America Traffic dealer.

  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Introduces Science-Based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Guide

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has released a guide introducing the science-based approach for setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The new guide is a primer on setting GHG targets that are informed by climate science. It is intended to help sustainability practitioners responsible for...

  • John Deere Small-Frame Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders

    John Deere is introducing four Final Tier 4 G-Series skid steers 312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G and one compact track loader 317G. These new machines were designed to level the playing field for today’s material handling, construction and landscape customers.


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