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ASCE on what it costs to not spend on infrastructure

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

John Latta - Jan 02, 2013

Franz Kafka on operating an excavator while drunk

Franz Kafka was without doubt one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was also a bureaucrat who wrote about "the perils of excavating in quarries while drunk." The writer of The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle dealt with some seriously disturbing ...

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The city under your feet

John Latta - Aug 06, 2012

Under many of our big cities is another city. A place of tunnels and sewers and open spaces. Steve Duncan studies and photographs these places. If I am the Roadologist, Steve is the Sewerologist. In fact he calls his postgraduate studies work ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2012

Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Daniel L. “Dan” Garbutt has assumed the position of vice president, MENA+ Talent Management at Parson. In his new role, Garbutt will be responsible for leading Parsons’ human capital initiatives and programs in the MENA+ region, which includes the ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Apr 08, 2012

RoadWorks

Drip. Drip.. Drip. Transportation is not the only infrastructure in desperate need of funds. A new report says that the cost of repairing and expanding our buried drinking water infrastructure over the next 25 years will be more than a trillion dollars. ...

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A bitter little House whine

John Latta - Mar 30, 2012

"I can't, it's too hard." There are a lot of ideographic catch phrases we associate with Americans. This isn't one of them. I don't believe George Washington or Admiral Farragut or John Paul Jones or Abraham Lincoln ever said it. For that ...

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Conexpo-Con/AGG 2014

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 21, 2012

Event: Start Date: 03/04/14End Date: 03/08/14Phone: (800) 867-6060 Web: www.conexpoconagg.com

Granite Construction named as one ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 21, 2012

Granite Construction Inc. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies. Granite says it made the list by setting the industry standard for its commitment to bettering the communities in which it works, ...

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New Holland sponsors PLANET’s 2012 Student Career Days and loader backhoe competition

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 21, 2012

New Holland sponsors PLANET’s 2012 Student Career Days and loader backhoe competition

 New Holland Construction is a major sponsor of the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) 36th Annual Student Career Days, an annual conference and career fair that draws more than 900 students enrolled in horticulture, landscape, and lawn care programs at ...

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NTEA Work Truck Show 2012 sets new records

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 21, 2012

NTEA, the Work Truck Show 2012, held March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, was the biggest work truck event in history. It broke all standing event records, with a verified 10,408 attendees checking out work trucks and ...

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Granite JV with Yaquina River Contractors receives Notice of Default

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 21, 2012

Granite Construction Inc.'s joint venture with Yaquina River Contractors (YRC) received a Notice of Default from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) relating to the U.S. ...

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