March 18, 2016 12:37
The stormwater management fee was calculated with data from AMEC, an engineering consulting firm. The engineers used aerial mapping of the city to determine an average residential lot size. That figure will determine the amount billed to residential property owners....
March 16, 2016 09:49
City planners in Wichita Falls, Texas are integrating a rainwater harvesting system into the Wichita Falls Regional Airport project. Captured rainwater will be used onsite to irrigate landsca...
March 16, 2016 12:37
Sharan Wilson has been named executive director for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Region One. She succeeds Russ Adsit, FASLA. Adsit led IECA from November 2007 to June 2015. Wilson was formally introduced at IECA’s “Environmental Connection 2016” conference in San Antonio, Texas, recently....
March 16, 2016 12:37
Change in this case consists mainly of a vast increase in the number and quality of innovative tools and materials that are either currently available or being developed. These new materials, methods and best management practices (BMPs) help you do what you do better, faster, cheaper and in more environmentally-sound ways....
March 16, 2016 12:37
For many contractors, geosynthetics are so integral to their work, that they can’t imagine how they could live without them. These geowebs, meshes, cells and textiles are the fabrics of their lives, and it seems like there’s more of them every day. Rather than sorting them by type, it may be easier to consider geosynthetics by their applications....
March 15, 2016 12:37
Since November, it seems that everyone has been waiting for El Niño to arrive. We’re still waiting. A few weeks ago, the waves in Hawaii rose to 50 feet. They said that was El Niño. By mid-December, Oregon experienced a rain event that dumped three inches of rain in one day....
March 15, 2016 12:37
Using clever techniques and hydraulic technology well ahead of its time, Egyptians then irrigated those crops with water from the Nile....
Feb. 5, 2016 01:02
In California, the Tuolumne County Transportation Council will be required to pay for $540,000 unanticipated contractor costs for work completed on the second phase of the East Sonora Bypass ...
Feb. 3, 2016 01:02
A contractor who worked on a highway in downtown St. Peter, Minnesota, is suing the city, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and two subcontractors. Shafer Contracting Co. is clai...
Feb. 1, 2016 01:01
The Alaskan borough of Matanuska-Susitna and the contractor it hired were fined $18,000 in penalties for federal Clean Water Act permit violations during the construction of a new library. Th...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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