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  • Jaxport Intermodal Container Transfer Facility

    The owner, Jacksonville Port Authority chose RCC over conventional concrete because of the speed of construction, the savings on the bottom line as well as the durability of the pavement.

  • The New CASE 580N EP

    CASE Construction Equipment introduces its line of Tier 4 Final backhoe loaders, including the new 580N EP – a lower-horsepower version of the company’s popular 580N backhoe that maintains the same backhoe lift capacity and breakout force with greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free Tier 4...

  • This County Sign Technician LOVES His Truck (with video)

    Scott DeKock loves his new sign truck, and not just because it has a microwave. “They let me design it so I could have whatever I need with me as I travel the county," he says.

  • Safety vs. Cost: the Engineer's Tightrope

    "Do we design (for) something that would happen every 100 years or every 50 years?" asks the director of the University of Southern California's Viterbi Construction Engineering and Management program.

  • City Spending $400M to Improve Flood Prevention

    Michigan wants to win $200 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. This excellent article includes video of a National Weather Service hydrologist modeling how Grand Rapids would use the money.

  • A Winning Concrete Pavement Combination

    Precast concrete has been used to repair roads since 2001. In Chicago, precast and ultra high performance concrete were used together to reduce construction time and increase durability for a pedestrian bridge.

  • Flight 93 National Memorial Center

    On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the...

  • New excavators from Case

    Two new machines the CX130D and CX160D drive operator productivity through faster cycle times, powerful hydraulics and greater fuel efficiency. CASE ProCare and greater feature standardization provide optimal value/lower operating costs.

  • Soil compactor from Chicago Pneumatic

    Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has launched the all-new SR 140 soil compactor, joining the SR 130 in their lineup. Designed for compaction operations in pipe trenches, roads, streets and parking lots, it is also ideal for building foundations and construction sites. In addition, its small...

  • FREE: Improving Service in the Digital Age

    This free International City/County Management Association download uses the actual experience of cities and counties to share best practices in developing and deploying 311 systems.

  • State DOT Chooses Maintenance Over New Construction

    Caltrans is fighting traffic congestion with "induced travel." Adding roadway capacity only encourages more people to drive, so the agency's investing instead in multi-modal transportation options.

  • 2016 Triad Award Nominees

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is pleased to present project entries for the 2016 Triad Award program, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines, and LafargeHolcim.

  • Wet Weather Treatment Facility and Reservoir

    This project included the construction of a new cast-in-place concrete wastewater storage reservoir and wet weather treatment facility.

  • West Richland Street Waste Decant Facility

    The new Street Waste Facility provides ample room for maneuvering of the large vehicles and recessed docks to facilitate the unloading and cleaning. Decanted stormwater is collected in an underground collection system where it receives clarification and is then pumped into the headworks of the...

  • Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza

    The Urschel Pavilion, which was funded by a generous donation from William E. Urschel and other locals, was designed to house the farmers market and other shops and activities during the spring and summer as well as a public ice skating arena during the late fall and winter.

  • Santee Town Center

    From the city’s desire to grow and develop in a thoughtful way, came the City of Santee’s “River View Office Park Master Plan.”  This plan details the continuation of development over the next ten years, and the “Enhanced Crossing” (which we refer to as Santee Town Center) portion of the plan...

  • Interstate 80 Reconstruction: Silver Creek Junction to Wanship, UT

    This project was awarded by UDOT to Geneva Rock Construction and the project schedule required the eastbound lanes to be constructed in the fall of 2014 with the westbound lanes being constructed in the spring of the following year.

  • Florida Polytechnic University

    $106 million, Phase I project for the new Florida Polytechnic University consists of multiple buildings situated on a 171-acre site and extensive underground enabling work.

  • Multiple Sewer Overflows Draw Criticism

    This reporter is irritated that Dallas Water Utilities didn't explain earlier how five, 100,000-gallon overflows affected drinking water. But as our article earlier this year notes, it can be difficult to know when to pull the trigger on public notification.

  • Construction on City's Unique 'Land Bridges' Begins

    The George Kaiser Family Foundation is spending $350 million on a park along the Arkansas River in downtown Tulsa, Okla. Ultimately, motorists will drive through tunnels topped with lush plantings.


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