Public Works Resource Articles

These Public Works articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Public Works industry.

February 18, 2013 – 1,431 views
Monica Barnes
Flooding, along with the damage it brings, is a normal occurrence in many low-lying cities. Agencies concerned with Best Management Practices (BMP) continue to develop methods that can combat flooding and its effects on property and human health. Along with storm water prevention plans are land-based solutions to flooding that cities today are beginning to incorporate in their infrastructure projects... Full Story 
February 14, 2013 – 1,504 views
Karen Cioffi
I'm sure most of you have wondered if there was a safe or proper way to dispose of unused or expired medications, at one time or another. And, if you haven't wondered, you should have. This is something everyone who gets over-the-counter and prescription medicines absolutely needs to be aware of... Full Story 
January 24, 2013 – 1,423 views
Nelson Nigel
Since the business of government procurement was started and entered by small companies, there have also been several procurement books that continually tried their best to provide the necessary information needed by those who would want to enter the venture. You can never deny the fact that procurement management books are mostly derived from personal experiences of those who have been successful in both federal and corporate procurement. These companies have been utterly successful in winning contracts and would want to serve as guide to procurement by their colleagues in the field... Full Story 
December 18, 2012 – 1,474 views
Innes Donaldson
A waste is any solid, liquid, or contained gaseous material that is discarded by being disposed of, burned or incinerated, or recycled. (There are some exceptions for recycled materials.) It can be the by product of a manufacturing process or simply a commercial product that you use in your business such as a cleaning fluid or battery acid and that is being disposed of. Even materials that are recyclable or can be reused in some way (such as burning solvents for fuel) might be considered waste. Hazardous waste can be one of two types:... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,488 views
Hayden Lavelle
An SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure) plan is a document that should be drawn up by the owner of any oil storage facility to describe what steps are to be taken for the handling of oil, what to do if spills occur, what drainage or discharge controls are in place, who is in charge, and what resources and equipment can be brought into use to prevent any oil spills from reaching the coastline or any busy shipping lanes. The SPCC plans must be drawn up according to recognized engineering standards... Full Story 
November 19, 2012 – 1,422 views
Scott Glidden - Tri-State LED Lighting
LED street lights are an excellent choice for New York (NY) and surrounding areas to help maximize lighting efficiency. Upgrading their older, less efficient lighting technologies in street and public spaces with energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting has positive and beneficial aspects for all of NY roadways and parking lots... Full Story 
November 8, 2012 – 1,409 views
George Huang
Long range RFID parking system is also known as hands free RFID parking system. This type of RFID parking is the best option when the parking users are certainly defined for allotted parking to use on daily, weekly or monthly basis. This allotted parking can be offered on chargeable or free to park basis. The following illustrates how this system works and the beneifts of using it... Full Story 
October 22, 2012 – 1,596 views
Zeeshan Kaba
With the passage of time, asphalt road is subject to breakdown from normal wear and tear and inclement weather. The more it rains and snows, the more concrete and asphalt will break down. This is the main reason for potholes formation. Pavement is always under pressure and over time minor cracks become major problems. With continuous stress and water, those cracks grow and small chunks of road surface are pulled out by the vehicles tires. This becomes a pothole which will continue to grow until fixed. When this pothole gets filled with water, it leads to further degradation of the asphalt... Full Story