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  • ALTA Environmental Selected to Improve Water Management in California

    The City Carlsbad has selected the consulting firm ALTA Environmental to improve water management and quality in the city.

  • Confined Space Ventilation Blowers from General Equipment Co.

    General Equipment Company introduces the EP16ACP axial-flow confined space ventilation blower. Compared to other models of axial-flow blowers from General Equipment, this new unit is larger with a 16-inch diameter inlet/outlet and delivers greater airflow.

  • FAA, Contractors Battle Over $500M Courthouse Construction

    The contractor wants to place cranes 600 feet above sea level. The Federal Aviation Administration says 511 feet is the maximum height for safe air traffic. Was a lawsuit filed or just threatened?

  • Name That Tunnel-Boring Machine!

    You've got until Dec. 1 to vote for one of 10 proposed names for the equipment that's going to drill the Los Angeles County Transportation Department's new 8.5-mile, $2-billion subway tunnel.

  • Why South Carolina's Dams are Failing at a Record Rate

    Record flooding is washing away the state's earthen dams. Experts provide four reasons the structures are so vulnerable.

  • Is This the Next Nationwide Transportation Network?

    Entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks he can solve chronic road, rail, and air traffic congestion with a national Hyperloop Transportation System. A 5-mile, $150 billion test track is under construction in Kings County, Calif.

  • FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk from Composite Advantage

    Design flexibility means FiberSPAN can work with any superstructure configuration and incorporate features like skews, curbs and drain scuppers. Non-slip surface decks are available in a range of sizes, shapes and depths as well as different strength and stiffness properties. Lighter weight means...

  • Sewer Repair System from Infrastructure Repair Systems, Inc

    Infrastructure Mainline Point Repair System is the cost effective, permanent solution for aging sewer systems. A leaking joint or even a missing piece of pipe is not a reason to line the whole pipe. Eliminate the problems and save with each point repair.

  • 10 Eye-Catching Public Works Products

    I love checking out products at the American Public Works Association's annual convention. This year's show was in Phoenix, but neither 110-degree heat nor the city's worst storm in 39 years dimmed my enthusiasm.

  • Best Practices for Pavement Smoothness Specifications Released

    The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) has released a report summarizing current US asphalt and concrete pavement smoothness requirements. The report provides timely information as the US undergoes a major shift in the way smoothness specifications are written.

  • U.S. Infrastructure a 'Mess' Compared to Other Countries

    The value of U.S. infrastructure is second only to China's. But when compared to the rest of the world, we're severely underfunding the road and water systems that contribute to our world-famous productivity. It's not a sustainable model.

  • Bentley’s OpenRoads ‘BIM Advancements’

    Introducing OpenRoads CONNECT Edition, OpenRoads Navigator CONNECT Edition, andOpenRoads ConceptStation.

  • Breaking Down the Best and Worst Regions for Water Conservation

    Take a look at this interactive map of the states that have the highest and lowest share of bathroom faucets, shower heads, and toilets that meet EPA's WaterSense certification for water efficiency.

  • 39 Projects Awarded TIGER Grant Funding

    That's a whole lot more need than available funding. In the end, 39 projects in 34 states received support this year through the U.S. DOT's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. Almost half are in rural areas.

  • City Tries to Fire Contractor Over Gas Leaks

    In yet another example of how inaccurate as-builts make bad PR for public works, residents and business owners affected by what was supposed to be a straightforward water and sewer project are less than happy about unexpected delays.

  • Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick Acquires Lamac Engineering

    Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR), a leading provider of civil engineering, environmental and surveying services to public agencies across Illinois and surrounding states, today announced it has acquired the Mount Carmel, Ill.-based firm Lamac Engineering. Joining forces with Lamac greatly...

  • Obama Extends Highway Funding Another Three Weeks

    If that's not the shortest short-term extension ever, it's got to be close. The real question, however, is if that's enough time for the House and Senate to finally agree on the first surface transportation program since 2005.

  • D.C. Water Begins Harnessing Electricity From Every Flush

    D.C. Water's new technology, the first of its kind in North America, turns people's waste into electricity.

  • Nation's Largest Solar-Powered Desalination Plant

    Most of California's desalination plants are built near coasts so ocean water can be turned into drinking water. This inland project is going to remove salt from water that was used to irrigate crops.

  • FREE Podcasts Focus on Sewer Rehabilitation

    Five podcasts explain what geopolymers are, as well as how actual stormwater and sewer agencies use the product to repair and rehabilitate leaky systems.


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