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Inflation is Key

Inflation is Key

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 25, 2014

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Roundabouts And Intersections: Two Traffic Control Devices, Many Options

Roundabouts And Intersections: Two Traffic Control...

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 18, 2014

Roundabout design was once a task that drove engineers around the bend. Accounting for so many variables in the early ...

Unsteady Ground

Unsteady Ground

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Posted by Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq on Apr 12, 2014

Corps of Engineers denies contractor’s Type 1 differing site condition claim on Iraqi project. Site conditions that differ from what the ...

Behind the design of Colombia’s first four-lane road

Behind the design of Colombia’s first four-lane road

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 11, 2014

Mario Huertas Corporation won a $400 million, five-year highway contract to design and build this major part of the country’s ...

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency...

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Posted by Contributed on Apr 11, 2014

Should snow bosses interpret a 70-percent chance for snow after midnight to mean that crews should be on the road ...

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to...

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Posted by Contributed on Mar 21, 2014

  Situation The Kosciusko (Indiana) County Highway Department undertakes improvement projects on 50 to 100 miles of roadway annually and, like many ...

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world road building experience from Caltrans

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world...

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Posted by Contributed on Mar 14, 2014

If you want to be a transportation engineer in Southern California, your chances improve dramatically when you have Xudong Jia ...

Public vs. Private Distinction

Public vs. Private Distinction

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 07, 2014

Why knowing the allowable timeline to bring a lawsuit is important The distinction between a public and private work of improvement ...

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 07, 2014

As prices for asphalt cement (AC) and polymer have shot up dramatically, agencies and contractors are looking for ways to ...

The Cheaper the Better?

The Cheaper the Better?

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 10, 2014

Government awards contract to second lowest bidder based on ‘Best Value’ determination   In a recent government contracting decision — Matter of ...

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