• Eenie, meenie, miney, or mo?

    Four rules ot thumb for selecting the right application.

     
  • OSHA singles out sewers

    A new rule addresses manholes and lift stations, as well as road excavations, drilled shafts in bridges, and water tunnels in dams.

     
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    Picture this

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

     
  • Las Vegas hosts international construction exhibition

    As an industry gathering place for the worldwide construction industry, the CONEXPO–CON/AGG construction exposition provides exceptional educational and networking opportunities. The show—which takes place March 11–15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—includes more than 2000 exhibitors.

     
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    2008 salary survey: Are your benefits flying south?

    This year we reformulated our annual survey to learn what keeps you and your colleagues working. We included questions about benefits, job satisfaction, and what respondents would like to see more of in their jobs and their benefits packages. What we discovered may surprise you. . .

     
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    Breaking down the barriers

    Three Southeastern communities morph street centerline projects into interdepartmental and, in some cases, intergovernmental asset management programs.

     
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    What lies beneath

     
  • Process of elimination

    Like every infrastructure manager trying to capitalize on the benefits of trenchless construction, Matt Carter went through a process of elimination to determine what method works best for his agency's unique situation.

     
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    Buyer beware

     
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    Clamp down on fastener failures

    Counterfeits notwithstanding, fasteners fail from misuse, improper storage, or reuse.

     
  • Signs of the time

    We hope you've budgeted a significant increase for your department's sign shop, because the newest version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is likely to take effect by the end of this year.

     
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    Clear as mud

    If clarifying a detail is as easy as reading a note on the construction plan sheet, why do contractors make so many requests for information?

     
  • March 2008 News & Views

    Infrastructure industry news from around the country, and the world.

     
  • PW Briefs

    News briefs and information from around the country.

     
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    Nowhere else to turn?

    The executive director of America Moving Forward (AMF)—a nonprofit coalition devoted to promoting solutions to the infrastructure crisis currently plaguing the country—believes U.S. infrastructure is in a sorry state, and he believes he has the solution.

     
  • Letters to the Editor

    Readers respond to our articles and tell us what they think.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Show Us Yer Stuff

    In December, PUBLIC WORKS magazine will feature its fourth annual Department of the Year. Like ASCE, the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognizes outstanding infrastructure projects each year.