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    The Products are the Stars of this Show

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    Bridge from Tragedy

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    Engineering Wonders

    San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may be one of the most recognizable in the world, but the following bridges have their own awe-inspiring features.

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    Above the Deluge

    Precast concrete buildings stand above the alternatives in flood-prone areas.

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    Taking It In-house

    How two county engineers decide when it's more cost-effective to do their own repairs.

  • Concrete industry capitalizes on rising oil prices

  • Fixing Loose Joints

    Transfer traffic loads over concrete to eliminate differential movement.

  • Short Loads

    Tow behind mixers offer savings over ready-mixed concrete

  • Designing Bridges for Durability

    New materials and thoughtfuldesign can reduce bridge maintenanceand facilitate inspection.

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    Iron Constitution

    One of the nation's largest tipping floors cuts repair time in half.

  • Campaign Touts Plastic Pipe

    In 2007, Cascade, Idaho, began to replace its entire crack-ridden concrete, steel, and cast iron drinking water system with high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The leaky system was taking its toll on residents, who paid $2.50/1,000 gallons of water in 2007—up from 73 cents in 1993.

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    Composite Bridge Passes Tough Test

    A full-size locomotive pulling 26 heavy-axle-load coal cars has traversed the world's first composite railroad bridge, opening up the possibility that the corrosion-resistant material is just as viable an option as concrete and steel beams for highway bridges.

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    Picture this

    Larry Vines has spent more than three decades making concrete pretty.

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    What lies beneath

  • Introducing ‘Team PW’

    Your job is complicated. Our job is to gather and present the information you need. We can do that much better if you tell us what that is.

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    Paving Technology February 2008

    The latest equipment designed to meet your paving needs.

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    Friends Indeed

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    A Construction Superstore Comes to Las Vegas

    The editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, THE CONCRETE PRODUCER, and CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, all sister publications to PUBLIC WORKS, have joined forces to gather products that comprise the most forward-thinking materials, tools, and equipment on the market.

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    Ouch . . . That Hurts!

    Higher energy prices will drive concrete prices up 3% to 5%, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Wooden roads, anyone?

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    On a Roll

    As infrastructure managers look for ways to economize materials for pavement and water projects, an increasingly cost-effective choice is roller-compacted concrete (RCC).


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