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  • Subaru’s new SGX generators

    Subaru Industrial Power Products has upgraded its line of commercial-grade SGX generators with a larger fuel tank, no-flat tires and larger mufflers.

  • What we learned in Vegas about public works

    Last week's World of Concrete featured a host of public works-focused exhibitors, and some important education. We're bringing it all to you, right here.

  • Better markings = safer roads

    A new ASTM standard focuses on the performance rather than properties of pavement paint. The language is the basis for a future standard that will cover all types of traffic marking materials, not just thermoplastics.

  • The greening of civil infrastructure

    Recycled industrial materials are increasingly finding their way into transportation infrastructure. This takes advantage of manufacturing byproducts and reduces the use of resources.

  • Union membership at all-time low

    In 1983, 20% of workers belonged to a union; today, one in 10 do. But ALL of the decline is in the private sector. Public-sector unions have grown.

  • Full speed ahead on Obama energy plans

    Freed from the need to campaign for re-election, the president is pushing initiatives that could affect public works departments nationwide.

  • Free concrete pavement training

    The American Concrete Pavement Association has launched two online courses and a Wikipedia-like website covering anything and everything related to concrete pavement.

  • Hanson Pipe & Precast to Manufacture, Sell City Drains in Florida

    Precast concrete City Drains provide streamlined drainage and fast installation for a range of hard-surface applications.

  • Tinted Road Salt Could Mean Happier Residents

    From visibility to efficacy, municipalities are opting for salt additives to improve winter road treatments.

  • Obama budget: Good news for public works?

    President Obama's budget plan features an ambitious public works program, expected to be funded through a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas.

  • Flood light on telescoping tripod from Larson Electronics

    Equipped with one male and one female cord cap connected to six inches of SOOW cord, this unit was designed to allow operators to daisy chain multiple units together.

  • Asphalt Pavement Association Awards Excellence

    The National Asphalt Pavement Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

  • A Salt Storage Solution

    While salt makes an excellent deicer on public roads, walkways, driveways and more, storing salt in an improper manner can have a serious impact on the environmental health of the surrounding area.

  • President Obama’s second stimulus package

    In 2009, the Build America Bond program was launched to jump-start the economy via road- and water-system construction. Six year later, the Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIB) could pick up where the first stimulus package left off.

  • The trouble with tunnels

    Tunnel construction in Seattle and Columbus are at a standstill, while officials in Las Vegas are celebrating the completion of a 7-year project.

  • Public works partnership saves 3,500 jobs

    The U.S. Defense Department is cutting costs however it can. If your community is near an active military base, the public works department can protect the installation from "Base Realignment and Closure."

  • Bad design caused Bay Bridge troubles

    When approved in 1998, the San Francisco Bay Bridge was the largest self-anchored suspension span. Public engineers who warned the design would be a nightmare were outvoted by a panel of "experts."

  • Coming soon to a city near you: road design

    This is a list of dates and locations for Greenroads training through April. This sustainability rating system applies to both new and rehabilitated asphalt and concrete pavement.

  • Fleet vendors renews GSA contract

    The U.S. General Services Administration has renewed an automatic tire chain systems manufacturer’s contract for five years.

  • Utility’s award-winning water reuse program

    A Water Purification Demonstration Project will enable the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department to supply 83 million gallons per day of drinking water locally by 2035.


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