Wash. bridge collapses under overweight truck

Screen shot from KIRO 7 video. In September, a bridge over Woods Creek in Snohomish County, Washington, collapsed under the excess weight of a truck that was hauling septic tanks, sending the truck onto its side in the creek, KIRO 7 reports. “The bridge is made out of steel trusses and then wood planks across […]

Press Release – Project Steering Team for Regional Cross Border Programme Inaugurated

Lusaka, Monday, September 30, 2019: Small cross border are the key beneficiaries of new projects aimed at increasing formal small-scale cross border trade flows in the COMESA, EAC and SADC Tripartite region. The first is a 15 million euros Regional Small-Scale Cross Border Trade Initiative (SSCBTI) project, while the second is a 53m euros Trade […]

Repeal of 103-year-old rule opens door to innovative road-safety devices

ARTBA says the antiquated federal procurement rule hindered state and local governments from buying products, such as mobile barriers designed to protect highway workers. A 103-year-old federal procurement rule that road-industry advocates say stifled the use of road-safety products by state and local governments has been repealed by the Federal Highway Administration. The American Road […]

ARTBA selects HCSS president Steve McGough as its new chairman

New ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough, right, and outgoing chairman Bob Alger. Photo: ARTBA Steve McGough, president and CFO of construction-industry software firm HCSS, has been elected chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. McGough will serve as chairman for the 2019-2020 term for ARTBA. He was elected this week at the association’s national convention in […]

NAPA releases third installment of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide

The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) released the third installment in the Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series, “Procuring and Evaluating Sustainability,” is now available. The 14-page book outlines how public projects are starting to incorporate and reward sustainable construction practices. “Owner agencies are looking to incorporate sustainability into their projects, whether it’s green construction […]