Construction Management

  • Do you know these six stormwater professionals?

    The American Public Works Association’s most-recent Certified Stormwater Manager recipients work in cities all across the country.

     
  • Reducing Risk

    Four years ago, King County, Wash., implemented a project-assessment system that's reducing unpleasant cost and timeline surprises on multimillion-dollar public works projects.

     
  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey

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

     
  • 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.

     
  • King County Capitol Projects Oversight Manager Tina J. Rogers is working with King County Councilmember Jane Hague on finding the resources to properly improve Factoria Transfer Station to alleviate future costs due to preventable delays and risks.  Photo by Daniel Berman for Public Works.

    How to keep elected officials happy

    King County (Wash.) has implemented a system designed to keep both staff and elected officials out of the hot seat.

     
  • City of Ravenna-Ohio DOT joint garage

    A multijurisdictional public works collaboration benefits school districts and other government agencies.

     
  • Law protects waste-collection employees

    Florida is the fifth state to add garbage trucks to the list of vehicles that drivers must move over a lane to pass.

     
  • 4 earn top public works credential

    Four individuals will be named Public Works Leadership Fellows at the American Public Works Association’s annual convention in August.

     
  • Long-time road partners earn 2 awards

    A $2.5 billion road reconstruction in Tarrant County, Texas, earned the Texas DOT and infrastructure developer Cintra U.S. (among others) national recognition for environmental stewardship and community relations. The east-west corridor crosses six municipalities and impacts more than 1 million...

     
  • The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two state DOTs refine the art of collaboration to design better (and less expensive) infrastructure.

     
  • Thermal Control Plan for Stan Span

    To meet the unique factors in constructing mass concrete elements on the bridge, contractors commissioned a thermal control plan.

     
  • Illinois' Municipal Partnering Initiative (MPI)

    A joint buying initiative gaining momentum in suburban Chicago has saved participating communities more than $1.23 million since it was launched three years ago. Thirty communities have joined forces to procure a wide range of public works and construction services.

     
  • An easy way to write a winter ops plan

    Public works departments need to create comprehensive plans covering every aspect of winter operations, a burdensome task when constrained by limited resources. The Ontario Good Roads Association and Salt Institute have developed a FREE online tool for preparing a fully integrated maintenance plan...

     
  • Combined sewer overflow project wins engineering award

    A steep hill in Covington, Ky. down which 6 million gallons of rain poured onto a highway turns from liability into a highly effective stormwater pollution prevention solution.

     
  • DBO water contracts increasingly popular

    At least three West Coast cities are using design-build-operate (DBO) to deliver critical water and sewer upgrades. The methodology is also popular with engineering awards judges.

     
  • McCarthy completes $49.4 Million design-build of new San Diego County Administration Center Waterfront Park and parking structure

    Prime 12-acre waterfront property is transformed into city’s newest civic treasure with a promenade, greens, themed gardens, picnic area, children’s playground and 830-foot fountain.

     
  • Now THAT is resilient!

    Superstorm Sandy wreaked infrastructure havoc all along the East Coast in October 2012 but didn’t dent the credit ratings of New York State transportation agencies, says Standard & Poor's.

     
  • High & dry: water supply in an era of drought

    Organized by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association, the Whole Water Conference is open to anyone interested in resource planning, integrating recycled water, storm water, desalination, and groundwater management. Speakers include Marsi Steirer of San Diego Public...

     
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff awarded Everglades stormwater management contract

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for construction management services in connection with a water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

     
  • Instagram and Snapshot

    Instagram and Snapchat are gaining enough in popularity and users that public agencies are considering getting accounts. Let’s explore each of these tools to help you decide if their use would be relevant for your agency.

     
 
 
 

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