• Hyundai launches Tier-4 compact excavator

    Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas recently introduced its R35Z-9 compact excavator. The R35Z-9 is ideal for tight, confined job sites such as urban and residential settings as well as sensitive landscapes.

     
  • Honda string trimmer

    For homeowner and commercial trimming needs, the HHT25SLTA Honda string trimmer provides ample power and torque.

     
  • Energy-efficient, versatile luminaires

    Use Aphos LED roadway luminaires for both indoor and outdoor applications, including warehouses, parking garages, parking lots and facades. Type II, III and V optics are perfect for roadways, collector roads, service drives, and outdoor parking and area lighting.

     
  • New SmartCAT asset tracking offers time-saving solutions for Public Works

    William Frick & Company features the ready-to-use, GIS-compatible SmartCAT RFID Asset Tracking system for tracking a variety of assets.

     
  • Asphalt vs. concrete parking lots

    Aug. 6 webinar explains how to calculate total ownership cost (design, construction, and maintenance requirements) for each pavement type.

     
  • 5 projects vie for international engineering award

    Four of the five projects that could be the world's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement for 2015 are in the U.S.

     
  • Radius/diagonal curb ramps are not the best option

    I have received multiple requests to discuss the pros and cons of installing diagonal, or radius, curb ramps at intersections.

     
  • Woolpert to provide aerial mapping for West Virginia

    Woolpert has been awarded a one-year contract with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways to provide on-call aerial photography and mapping services to support the design of roadway and bridge projects.

     
  • Texas DOT awards Atkins a 6-year, $25 million right-of-way and utility coordination contract for statewide P3 projects

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has selected Atkins to provide right-of-way (ROW) oversight, compliance review, and utility coordination services for transportation-related public-private partnership (P3) projects throughout Texas.

     
  • Never rely on an old worksite survey

    A state DOT that used a 30-year-old asbestos survey has been fined $56,000 for worker safety violations.

     
  • Show off your water tank! All styles eligible!

    You've got until Oct. 1 to submit a new construction or renovation project for Tnemec’s ninth annual Tank of the Year competition. Any project's eligible as long as it's completed by the deadline date.

     
  • Turf reinforcement mat

    The VMax W3000 high-performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) is a machine-produced mat.

     
  • PCA Expands Codes Department; Appoints Hall Manager

    William “Jay” Hall returns to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards.

     
  • 2 ways to lower waste-collection costs

    Garbage trucks get as little as 3 mpg, making them prime targets for cost-cutting. You don't have to buy expensive alternative-fuel or hybrid vehicles, however, to get there.

     
  • City's betting its economic rebirth on water

    Like many Midwest cities, Dayton, Ohio, lost thousands of jobs tied to water-intensive manufacturing like mills and breweries. Water Supply & Treatment Manager Phil Van Atta and Water Marketer Karen Thomas explain how the city's self-filtering, self-recharging water supply is going to put Dayton...

     
  • Water wasters beware: California considers fines

    The drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day.

     
  • 18 public works professionals receive inspection credential

    This American Public Works Association’s certification improves the effectiveness of those responsible for ensuring that infrastructure construction and materials comply with specifications.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sewer pipeline rehabilitation case studies

    Updated website showcases real-life municipal experience with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) for wastewater and stormwater system rehabilitation.

     
  • Tunnel Lining Material

    FireMaster FireBarrier 135 is a concrete tunnel lining fire protection and the fire protection of ventilation shafts, escape tunnels and refuges as well as critical systems such as water mains and communication cables.

     
  • Klein Tools introduces the switch drive system

    Klein Tools for professionals since 1857, announced the release of the new Switch Drive Handle System to easily alternate any accessory with a power groove between a power tool and hand tool.

     
  • Air Systems International, Inc. master catalog

    Air Systems International Inc. introduces its new 2014-2015 master catalog in print and digital forms.

     
  • Low profile LED roadway luminaire

    Razar, an ultra-low profile LED luminaire for roadways and public areas.

     
  • Trimble cloud-based software for smart water infrastructure

    New Features Improve Utility Mapping and Field Workflows to Increase Productivity.

     
  • Presto strong, lightweight construction mats

    Presto Geosystems GEOTERRA GTO construction mats are made from high-density polyethylene and offer a high strength-to-weight ratio.

     
  • New law provides relief from deadly water scourge

    In 1987, three Canadians died after eating mussels that weren’t very healthy themselves. The tasty bivalves had been feasting on one of many algae species that have turned the Gulf of Mexico and other coastal waters into “dead zones.”

     
  • Peterbilt 220 in full production

    The first new Peterbilt medium-duty cabover Model 220–featuring numerous enhancements to performance, durability, and the operating environment–rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.

     
  • Successful flood alert siren upgrade for Chesil Beach, England with E2S Wide Area Signals

    Chesil Beach is located in Dorset, South Coast of England. The shingle beach is approximately 14 miles long and it is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

     
  • Cintra-led I-77 HOT Lanes Project achieves commercial close

    Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, has achieved commercial close on the I-77 HOT Lanes Project led by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

     
  • Klein Tools adds new demolition driver models

    Engineered, manufactured and tested for prying, chiseling and punching.

     
  • VIDEO: Man charged in public works employee stabbing

    The Caruthersville, Mo., employee was stabbed multiple times last month, while on the job in the city's water department.

     
  • Activists, celebs speak out against Detroit water shut-offs

    Several organizations and individuals have made it clear via social media that they want the policy changed.

     
  • 10 states with the most-poisonous water

    Indiana tops this analysis of EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in terms of volume, but Texas is tops for toxicity.

     
  • Larson Electronics explosionproof LED light fixture

    The Larson Electronics EPL-HB-2X150LED-RT Explosion Proof High Bay light fixture.

     
  • Cummins claims up to 80 percent drop in carbon dioxide emissions

    Cummins Inc. has developed an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

     
  • Self-Leveling polyurethane joint sealant

    W. R. Meadows’ POURTHANE SL elastic, one-component, self-leveling, premium-grade polyurethane sealant is specifically developed to be used as a multi-purpose horizontal joint sealant.

     
  • New Ditch Witch JT9 drill

    Ditch Witch has released the Ditch Witch JT9 horizontal directional drill.

     
  • Rural roads 3 times as deadly

    Crashes on non-interstate routes killed 16,161 people in 2012, accounting for nearly half of the nation’s 33,561 traffic deaths that year.

     
  • InfraMarker System for marking underground assets

    The InfraMarker System, a state of the art integration of RFID technology, magnetic locating technology, cloud data storage and mobile software to locate and manage underground utility infrastructure.

     
  • BOSS Snowplow adds box plow models

    BOSS Snowplow adds 14- and 16-ft box plows with a new adjustable hitch fork system that easily attaches to any size tractor loader bucket.

     
  • Esri releases native app for Apple OS X

    Esri has released Explorer for ArcGIX on the Mac, a native OS X application to discover, view, and share maps.

     
  • Galeton gloves for sewer and drain cleaning

    Galeton ROTO Gloves with knit cuffs are designed for workers cleaning out drains and sewers.  

     
  • RIDGID Line Locator with Bluetooth and GPS

    The RIDGID SR-24 Line Locator is a locating receiver that streamlines creating accurate maps of underground utilities to protect critical assets.

     
  • Curing pervious concrete: what's your take?

    A contractor and equipment owner argue over how important superabsorbant polymer (SAP) is to the future performance of pervious concrete. Who's right?

     
  • Schwarze Industries' SuperVac Updraft

    Schwarze Industries has developed a patent pending, fuel-efficient, stainless steel, low-profile, twin-engine sweeper on a half-ton V6 chassis.

     
  • VIDEO: The new Tappan Zee Bridge part 1–the design

    Here's a closer look at the engineering behind the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project between New York's Rockland and Westchester counties.

     
  • Opinion: Okla. city got it right

    Moore, Okla., became the first city to implement tornado-specific building standards after the fifth twister in 15 years ripped through town. Click here to read how public works leaders stay a step ahead of deadly storms.

     
  • Detroit shuts off water to 8,000 people

    With 50% of accounts overdue, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department is under fire from civil rights groups for distinguishing customers who can't pay their bill from those who won't.

     
  • Sen. to EPA, USDA: regulate toxic algae

    New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants to keep cyanobacteria forming on the Ohio side of Lake Erie from reaching his constituents on the other side of the lake.

     
  • Proposals for $1M in bridge contracts due July 15

    Canada's Department of Public Works and Government Services is seeking intelligent transportation and tolling services for the contentious Detroit River bridge. Click here to learn who doesn't want the bridge built, and why.

     
  • Never suffer from cold feet again

    ThermaCELL and now ProFLEX Heated Insoles give heat to your feet to beat the cold weather.

     
  • Not-so-risky business

    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.

     
  • A double-edged sword

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

     
  • Climate change and the urban forest

    Urban foresters in various regions of the country explain how to protect trees from the effects of climate change.

     
  • turbo Precleaners Improve Productivity

    Use turbo Precleaners by Maradyne to protect valuable equipment and their engines.

     
  • Camel 1200 Sewer Cleaner

    The new Camel 1200 from Super Products LLC offers outstanding sewer cleaning performance

     
  • Polaris Ranger Utility Vehicle

    Fully integrated HIPPO Multipower System provides mobile power.

     
  • Robots speed construction of new bridge

    Robotic welders are helping build the new Tappan Zee Bridge by speeding up the enormous task of installing some 1,000 steel piles in the Hudson River.

     
  • Lowest bidder stings Bay Bridge owner

    Caltrans saved $250 million upfront by having a Chinese company make key components. But, says local media, the firm's inexperience will end up costing taxpayers more.

     
  • Highway Trust Fund woes: the word on the street

    As lawmakers scramble to come up with a solution that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke next month, officials, experts, and pundits have been weighing in on social media. Here's a look at the latest comments.

     
  • DOW Filmtec Seamaxx reverse osmosis elements

    Launched in Americas at the CaribDA 2014 Conference & Exposition, the new DOW Filmtec Seamaxx Reverse Osmosis elements help reduce the high amount of energy typically needed to create freshwater from saltwater.

     
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    Proactive Pruning is Paramount

    Early maintenance practices for young trees are paramount to long-term tree health and survivability.

     
  • E2S warning signals technical bulletins

    To assist system integrators and specifiers to choose an effective signal for their specific application E2S has launched a technical bulletins library offering product information in a concise format.

     
  • Poll: feds should spend more on transportation

    Two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government should spend more on roads, bridges, and mass transit, according to AAA, and they're willing to put their money where their mouth is.

     
  • John Deere Expands Line-Up of Commercial Front Mowers

    1500 Series TerrainCut Offers Comfort and Versatility

     
  • Larson Electronics 3,000 Watt Portable Quadpod Mounted Flood Light

    Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 3,000 watt quadpod mounted work light.

     
  • KOCH Megapure Hollow Fiber Product Line

    High-solids water treatment in an advanced cartridge design

     
  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

     
  • Valve ends sewer backflow problems

    Lasso Technik's new Stop Silent Light Check Valve is designed to not only prevents sewer backflow into buildings, but also block animal infestation into the pipe system.

     
  • Snow Show products

    New snow- and ice-control products showcased at the American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2014 North American Snow Conference.

     
  • Mitigating a high-risk project

    Most people wouldn’t consider building a trail particularly risky. But like any project there are inherent challenges that, if not addressed, will slow construction and increase costs.

     
  • Paint Detects Damage in Concrete Structures

    Electrically conductive paint detects and reports damage in bridges and other concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond to problems before they become serious. Researchers call it "sensing skin" and say anybody can apply the coating.

     
  • Adapt your planting plan

    Selecting tree species with internal genetic traits that promote resilience to external threats reduces the vulnerability of the future urban forest.

     
  • Plant a diverse tree palette

    The goal of every public works program should be to plant as diverse an array of trees as possible.

     
  • Two ways to curb corrosion

    Equipment corrosion eats away at budgets of snow and ice management fleets. Here are some options to alleviate these concerns.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Spreader and liquid control

    The Freedom line of CAN bus controls for spreader and liquid control operations includes the XDS controller, which features Dual Spreader (including the Tow-Plow application), directional spinner capability, dynamic gate control, and a large color touchscreen.

     
  • Walk-behind snow broom

    The SS-4000 walk-behind rotary broom’s centrally driven brush allows it to work against curbs, walls, and other obstacles from either the left or right side.

     
  • Easy ground speed and spreader control

    The MESP3020 spreader control system for ice- and snow-removal vehicles comes with five adjustments for the auger, spinner, and ground speed.

     
  • Route optimization software, app

    FleetRoute offers a high-density routing solution for snow removal operations, street sweeping, meter reading, and the waste industry. Also available is the Web-based C2RouteApp, which is easy to use for point-to-point routes.

     
  • Track your truck loads in real time

    Manage material usage per job, location, road, or other tracking conditions. The 3D Payload Scanner in-motion measurement device measures road salt, sand, and other bulk material truck loads.

     
  • Reduce ice-related accidents

    The PATeye visual warning system alerts motorists to icy road conditions. The company is seeking early adopter agencies interested in evaluating the technology.

     
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    Spreader stand

    The Good Roads spreader stand can be stored preloaded and ready to use. It features removable and retractable rear legs and height-adjustable, spring-pin releasable front folding legs.

     
  • Automate your snow, public works ops

    SimpliCity Web-based operations planning and management solution allows municipalities to manage snow operations, and even entire public works departments, with in-vehicle Android tablets.

     
  • Salt storage design-build solutions

    The company provides design-build and energy-efficient building solutions at a budget-friendly rate so municipalities can stock up on the materials they need ahead of time.

     
  • Snowdrift control

    Barrier Sleeve slides over iron or wooden fence posts to securely attach any type of snow fence, including plastic, wire mesh, and wooden slats up to 1¼ in. wide.

     
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    Eco-friendly ice melter

    Use the chloride-free Winter Warrior Runway Control Icemelter safely around any metal without the risk of corrosion.

     
  • Mobile collection of road, weather conditions

    The MARWIS mobile advanced road weather information sensor can be mounted on any vehicle to collect road weather information (surface temperature, dew point, water film height), road conditions (humidity, snow, ice, frost), grip (friction), and other environmental data.

     
  • Brine-making system

    The AccuBatch entry-level brine maker’s simple plug-and-play design allows for easy setup, maintenance, operation, and cleanout.

     
  • Biodegradable corrosion inhibitor for salt brines

    The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters approved Headwaters Corrosion Inhibitor at a 3.5% application rate (dose rate) to reduce the corrosiveness of salt brine (23.3% sodium chloride solution) by 75%.

     
  • GIS, Web-based infrastructure management

    Ideal for fleets and complex campuses, the Traisr Web-based infrastructure and asset-management application relies on GIS to help users track, manage, maintain, and report on vital assets quickly and easily, on the road or off.

     
  • Waterproof, motorized valves for deicing systems

    The multifunctional Tru-Torq plastic ball valves are available with the company’s waterproof electric actuator, or as manual ball valves.

     
  • Tire studs instead of chains

    Grip Studs are rugged tungsten carbide studs that deliver the traction necessary for winter equipment without the drudgery and breakage associated with chains.

     
  • Spreaders fit most vehicles

    Available in various sizes and as towed, flat silo, and dual chamber, the newest generation of Stratos spreaders is compatible with most carrier vehicles and tractors.

     
  • Better plow protection

    Available in 8-ft 2-in and 9-ft 2-in. poly, steel, and stainless-steel models, the multiposition DXT plow features a dual-trip design that protects the plow when striking hidden obstacles.

     
  • A little $ help from your friends

    Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help get projects funded.

     
  • Rebuilt to last

    Even after decades of use, the pavement was still in good enough condition to save, so UDOT elected to perform concrete pavement preservation (CPP).

     
  • Turn your patcher into a spreader

    The Sand Spreader attachment helps turn the FP5 Flameless Pothole Patcher into a sand spreader in less than an hour.

     
  • On-board weighing for heavy equipment

    With ASCOREL Plus Series on-board scales, users can monitor tare histories, scale usage, loader hydraulic performance, and other factors without the need for an external device.

     
  • Community garden shines in Shrewsbury

    The Shrewsburry Public Works Department joins forces with its community to bring a garden to life.