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APWA / August 28, 2013
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Each year, APWA presents the Public Works Projects of the Year awards to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. The APWA Project of the Year Award recognizes the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements. This year’s award winners will be recognized during APWA’s International Public Works Congress & Exposition, which takes place August 25-28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center.
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APWA / PUBLIC WORKS / May 8, 2013
Marking the 53rd anniversary of the award, the American Public Works Association (APWA) announced the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of 2013. Awardees receive one of the most coveted and prestigious awards presented by APWA.
Award recipients include:
- Wylie Bearup, P.E., Ph.D. – Street Transportation Director/City Engineer, City of Phoenix, AZ.
- Julia Bueren – Public Works Director, Contra Costa County, CA.
- Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.W., D.WRE, F.ASCE – Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Rosemont, IL.
- John Edlebeck, P.E. – Director of Public Works/City Engineer, City of Waupaca,
New survey finds recycling, energy-saving technologies for asphalt pavements increasingly adopted nationwide
NAPA / April 17, 2013
Lanham, Md. — Thanks to broad adoption of sustainable construction practices, the asphalt pavement industry saved taxpayers more than $2.2 billion dollars during the 2011 paving season through the use of recycled materials and energy-saving warm-mix technologies.
According to a survey conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), about 66.7 million tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and 1.2 million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) were collected in the United States during 2011 for useRead More
Nathan / Clean Technica / March 19, 2013
A new form of concrete, stronger and with a lower carbon footprint, has been created by researchers utilizing some of the waste products of biofuel production. Concrete is an extremely widely-used material, and because of this has a rather significant carbon footprint, accounting for between 3-8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The development of a concrete with a much lower carbon footprint could be significant.
“The idea is to use bioethanol production byproducts to produce a material to use in concrete as a partial replacement of cement,” said Feraidon Ataie, doctoral studentRead More
Stephanie Johnston and Victoria K. Sicaras / PUBLIC WORKS / January 29, 2013
Last year, the pace of economic recovery depended on real estate and construction activity. That’s still true, but this year there’s a twist: Whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff, appropriations to the 11 federal agencies that support public works will be cut to reduce the national deficit by at least $1.2 trillion.
The Highway Trust Fund is off the chopping block thanks to Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the two-year surface transportation bill enacted in July 2012. Contractors also still have plenty of excess capacity. But greater demand for asphalt (alreadyRead More