Newest PW Articles

  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

     
  • Valve ends sewer backflow problems

    Lasso Technik's new Stop Silent Light Check Valve is designed to not only prevents sewer backflow into buildings, but also block animal infestation into the pipe system.

     
  • Snowfighters Storm Cincinnati for 2014 Snow Conference

    New snow- and ice-control products showcased at the American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2014 North American Snow Conference.

     
  • Mitigating a high-risk project

    Most people wouldn’t consider building a trail particularly risky. But like any project there are inherent challenges that, if not addressed, will slow construction and increase costs.

     
  • Paint Detects Damage in Concrete Structures

    Electrically conductive paint detects and reports damage in bridges and other concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond to problems before they become serious. Researchers call it "sensing skin" and say anybody can apply the coating.

     
  • Adapt your planting plan

    Selecting tree species with internal genetic traits that promote resilience to external threats reduces the vulnerability of the future urban forest.

     
  • Plant a diverse tree palette

    The goal of every public works program should be to plant as diverse an array of trees as possible.

     
  • Two ways to curb corrosion

    Equipment corrosion eats away at budgets of snow and ice management fleets. Here are some options to alleviate these concerns.

     
  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey: In-house help wanted (finally)

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

     
  • Certified Power spreader and liquid control

    The Freedom line of CAN bus controls for spreader and liquid control operations includes the XDS controller, which features Dual Spreader (including the Tow-Plow application), directional spinner capability, dynamic gate control, and a large color touchscreen.

     
  • SnowEx SS-4000 walk-behind broom

    The SS-4000 walk-behind rotary broom’s centrally driven brush allows it to work against curbs, walls, and other obstacles from either the left or right side.

     
  • Muncie Power MESP3020 spreader control system

    The MESP3020 spreader control system for ice- and snow-removal vehicles comes with five adjustments for the auger, spinner, and ground speed.

     
  • C2Logix FleetRoute and C2RouteApp

    FleetRoute offers a high-density routing solution for snow removal operations, street sweeping, meter reading, and the waste industry. Also available is the Web-based C2RouteApp, which is easy to use for point-to-point routes.

     
  • Walz 3D truck payload scanner

    Manage material usage per job, location, road, or other tracking conditions. The 3D Payload Scanner in-motion measurement device measures road salt, sand, and other bulk material truck loads.

     
  • Solar Bright visual warning system

    The PATeye visual warning system alerts motorists to icy road conditions. The company is seeking early adopter agencies interested in evaluating the technology.

     
  • SONY DSC

    The Godwin Group's Good Roads spreader stand

    The Good Roads spreader stand can be stored preloaded and ready to use. It features removable and retractable rear legs and height-adjustable, spring-pin releasable front folding legs.

     
  • Operasoft SimpliCity web tool

    SimpliCity Web-based operations planning and management solution allows municipalities to manage snow operations, and even entire public works departments, with in-vehicle Android tablets.

     
  • ClearSpan Fabric Structures for salt storage

    The company provides design-build and energy-efficient building solutions at a budget-friendly rate so municipalities can stock up on the materials they need ahead of time.

     
  • EasyFence Barrier Sleeve

    Barrier Sleeve slides over iron or wooden fence posts to securely attach any type of snow fence, including plastic, wire mesh, and wooden slats up to 1¼ in. wide.

     
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    XYNYTH Mfg ice melter

    Use the chloride-free Winter Warrior Runway Control Icemelter safely around any metal without the risk of corrosion.

     
 
 
 

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