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The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The Many Faces of Permeable Pavers

The world of permeable pavers is multifaceted. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be placed in a wide range of configurations to match tastes, function, or budgets. They can play a central role in meeting a wide variety of water-quality improvement goals. Projects employing permeable

Building Automation for Efficiency

Building Automation for Efficiency

As recently as 10 years ago, building automation systems were little more than a method of overseeing the operation of building control systems. Today, building automation systems manage and integrate different types of applications such as HVAC, lighting, and blind controls to become smarter, improve user comfort, and increase efficiency.

Recent History Says We Can Do This

Recent History Says We Can Do This

Remember the Montreal Protocol? In 1987, nations around the world agreed to ban chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). It had been discovered that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer in the earth’s stratosphere. The ozone, as we know, protects the planet below from ultraviolet radiation.

To the general public, banning

Break-ups Are Often Necessary

Break-ups Are Often Necessary

Socially speaking, I do my best to try not to talk to friends and family about their break-ups. I never have any sage advice. Each split is different. Each partner is to blame. Whenever someone has sought my advice or counsel about a break-up, I would blatantly state that I

Reader Profile: Kim Braun

Reader Profile: Kim Braun

Throughout her career, Kim Braun has observed the evolution in the processing of all types of waste materials and says, “I am still fascinated by the ever-changing programs and technologies being created to manage waste globally.” Braun, manager of the Culver City, CA’s Public Works Department’s Environmental Programs & Operations

Safety: Safety Through Observation and Training

Safety: Safety Through Observation and Training

The pursuit of zero accidents and injuries is a never-ending road. During the past few years, Waste Pro has searched for technologies we could integrate into our safety program to improve results. One of the company’s founding principles is investing in our employees by providing them with consistent training, coaching,

’Cause Backing Up is Hard to Do

’Cause Backing Up is Hard to Do

There are several hazards when backing a vehicle—not just avoiding what is immediately behind the truck or moving into the pathway of the truck, but there may be inadequate clearance on the sides or top of the vehicle, and the truck’s blind spots hide objects whose presence can make it

“Protecting Lives, Property, and the Environment”

“Protecting Lives, Property, and the Environment”

At the time of writing, the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County, CA, has grown to more than 110,000 acres and is only 27% contained. So far it is the seventh most destructive wildfire in California state history. It started on July 23 and has destroyed more than 880 homes and

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

River Vision: Denver’s South Platte Communities Transformed

Collaborative construction delivery models such as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) with preconstruction services are increasingly proving beneficial to owners and contractors. City and County of Denver’s River Vision is a stunning example of how these methods are providing increased value.

Keep Playing Around

Keep Playing Around

When my kids were small, I remember wanting to get them their first set of Legos. It turned out to be a fairly difficult purchase because the Lego sets being sold in toy stores were much more sophisticated than the simple set of bricks of various sizes that I had

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