• Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiimber!

    Enhance the benefits, health, and longevity of your community’s canopy with the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Risk Assessment Qualification program.

  • Meeting a Federal Highway Trust Fund Crisis

    Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership.

  • 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.

  • Snow Show products

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Community garden shines in Shrewsbury

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

  • 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.

    Keeping elected officials happy

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

  • One garage, two governments

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