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  • EPA to Fund Border Projects

    Nearly $9 million in grants has been awarded for environmental improvement efforts along the U.S.– Mexico border.

     
  • Triad Award Call for Entries

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is seeking entries for the 2015 Triad Award, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines. This annual award honors outstanding publicly-owned concrete projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, and...

     
  • City pilots temporary sidewalk widening

    The Washington, D.C., Georgetown neighborhood is home to three colleges, so imagine the pedestrian traffic during Parents and Family weekends. To alleviate congestion, 16 extra feet of walkway is temporarily added along commercial streets.

     
  • Deadline extended! Cast your vote by Friday!

    Tnemec Co. Inc.'s extended the deadline for voting on Tank of the Year candidates through Fri., Oct. 24. Winners will be highlighted in a 2015 calendar.

     
  • ClearSpan expands HD Buildings product line

    The manufacturer is offering these steel-tubing-and-HDPE fabric structures in three new lengths.

     
  • Permeable clay pavers for streets, sidewalks

    An alternative to installing storm drains that provides more than 12,000 pounds per square inch of compressive strength.

     
  • Earn 2.5 continuing ed credit on Oct. 27

    Ohio DOT Pavement Specialist Craig Landefeld, PE, is among the experts who’ll discuss proper alignment and location of dowels in concrete pavement. Course is designed for engineers, construction managers, project managers, and inspectors involved in placement and/or retrofit.

     
  • Two new loaders from Caterpilliar

    New Advanced Display enhance operator efficiency.

     
  • How to care for your courts

    Nine repair options for aging asphalt sports facilities.

     
  • Will Seattle's innovative streetcar plan work?

    Critics say streetcars are virtually useless as public transit, and agencies wrestle with how to effectively integrate them into congested downtowns. Unlike most cities, however, Seattle's would operate in a streetcar-only lane.

     
  • EPA gives city $67,000 in water support

    The agency's helping the City of Santa Maria, Calif., with Integrated Planning and Permitting Policy (IP3), a relatively new way of managing wastewater and stormwater that won't necessarily pay off in more manageable permits.

     
  • 5 specifications that concrete producers hate

    You may not agree, but here's how National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research and Engineering Standards committee members responded to a recent survey.

     
  • Can recycled concrete clean your water?

    Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.

     
  • Lawmaker wants to resurrect earmarks

    Washington eliminated the use of earmarks for federally funded transportation projects. That's why, says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), it's nearly impossible to pass a highway bill.

     
  • VIDEO: Bridge closing displaces 400 homeless people

    Boston officials closed a visibly deteriorating two-lane bridge after state inspectors deemed it unsafe to carry even a single vehicle at a time. The state DOT used new criteria to assess the structure.

     
  • Drug makers lose challenge to disposal law

    A federal judge says a California ordinance requiring prescription drug manufacturers to take back unused product is legal.

     
  • No-drilling-required plow mount from Curtis Industries

    Curtis Industries, LLC manufacturer of cab enclosures, attachments and accessories for compact vehicles, announces the release of its new heavy-duty utility vehicle plow.

     
  • Lo-Density Storage Tank Heater keeps asphalt pliant

    Specify mild steel or stainless steel for an electric unit that slips into a tank to prevent coking.

     
  • Road Pro 32-Series plow for 10,000 – 26,000 GVWR trucks

    Clear narrow side streets and cul-de-sacs using a full-sized pick-up truck.

     
  • New skid-steer SnowDogg plow from Buyers Products

    The new skid-steer plow from the SKTE Series of SnowDogg plows is the latest addition to the expanding SnowDogg line from Buyers Products.

     
 
 
 

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