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  • Saved! At least through May 31, 2015

    The Highway Trust Fund’s not going broke after all, thanks to a grudging, 11th-hour save by Congress. But pensions are being raided to make it happen.

     
  • Watson-Marlow Qdos 60 peristaltic metering pump

    Watson-Marlow Pumps Group announces the launch of its Qdos 60 peristaltic metering pump.

     
  • Nondestructive pavement assessment

    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) reveals deterioration, cracking, delamination, corrosion and other factors that may otherwise remain undetected.

     
  • Short list: 5 of the world's coolest new bridges

    Each year, The Institution of Structural Engineers honors outstanding design with its Structural Awards. Here's a look at the short-listed honorees in the Highway or Railway Bridge category.

     
  • Bionetix SPILL KIT 35S

    Environmentally safe and economical alternative to the use of chemicals for hydrocarbons spills.

     
  • Flood-protection software

    Based on flooding in the vendor's hometown, this program is designed to manage the physical assets most directly related to controlling water: floodwalls, levees, and pumps.

     
  • When it comes to concrete, they're set

    An ongoing project to rebuild the interstate highway link in downtown Dallas includes an onsite concrete batch plant.

     
  • Engineering jobs increase by almost 10,000

    Construction-related professions added more jobs in July than in June, despite average growth in the economy overall.

     
  • State managers fined for ethics violations

    Illinois' Inspector General says these two employees had worked in government long enough to know the rules about accepting gifts.

     
  • Get a Buzz On

    Used K-Cup coffee packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source at a cement plant in Canada, rather than hitting the local landfill.

     
  • Ohio water crisis: by the numbers

    Toledo, Ohio, Mayor D. Michael Collins drank a glass to prove the city's tap water is once again safe. But a look at the numbers has water managers nationwide asking whether this recently signed law goes far enough in helping them manage potentially deadly algae blooms.

     
  • 25-ft. telescoping cranes for work trucks

    New sensors increase safety and eliminate the need for front outriggers on several service body types.

     
  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

     
  • New website for asphalt group

    DriveAsphalt.org provides centralized access to pavement design tools, research on long-life pavements, and more.

     
  • Mower for large, open spaces

    Equipped with a 99 hp Cummins turbo-diesel engine, the rotary mowers are powerful and efficient, thanks to an auto-reversing cooling fan.

     
  • APWA Top 10 Leader Carl Weber talks technology

    American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite on-the-job technologies: Carl Weber, Janesville, Wis.

     
  • Locking manhole cover system

    Corrosionproof Lifespan System rubber manhole frame features a locking cast iron or composite cover that withstands 5 psi of water pressure.

     
  • GPS-guided tracking system

    Asset Guard combines the maker’s patented Networkfleet GPS technology and wireless network for asset tracking and communications.

     
  • Bright pole lighting with efficient LEDs

    Bringing LED to the traditional acorn globe, the optical system’s refraction technology maximizes output and downward uniformity.

     
  • APWA Top 10 Leader Tracy Mercer talks technology

    American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite on-the-job technologies: L. Tracy Mercer, Clearwater, Fla.

     
 
 
 

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