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Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life
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Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life Michael Curley

Written for a general audience, Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life explores and explains the various financial strategies that could be used to preserve the quality of our lives. Yes, we have to pay to reduce greenhouse gases, but we also have to pay for climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation. Yes, we have to have safe drinking water plants and wastewater treatment plants, but we also need power to run them. Yes, we want to conserve energy and increase our use of renewables, but we also need to protect jobs. This book is about what we are going to have to pay for in order to maintain our quality of life in the foreseeable future. And it is about the strategies we must employ to make sure that we use the most cost-effective and least expensive strategies to pay for them.

BNi Building News Public Works Costbook 2014
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BNi Building News Public Works Costbook 2014
Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of public works projects involving roads, excavation, utilities, street lighting, manholes, drainage systems and much more. This costbook is the first place to turn, whether you're preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a contractor's bid, or submitting a formal budget proposal. It puts at your fingertips accurate and up-to-date material and labor costs for thousands of cost items, based on the latested national averages and standard labor productivity rates.

What's more, the book includes detailed regional cost modifiers for adjusting your estimate to your local conditions. It features:

Material costs for thousands of items based on current national averages (including allowances for transport, handling and storage).
Labor costs based on the prevailing rates for each trade and type of work, PLUS man-hour tables tied to each unit costs, so you can clearly see exactly how the labor cost was calcuated.
Trenchless Technology Applications in Public Works - Revised Edition
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Trenchless Technology Applications in Public Works Revised Edition
The guidelines in this book are a must have reference for assisting in the design, specification and construction of trenchless projects. Focuses on three major aspects of trenchless technology: rehabilitation, installation, and replacement of pipelines. A set of case studies is also included that illustrate the application of trenchless methods in practice and the benefits their use provides.
Reducing Infrastructure Damage by Tree Roots
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Reducing Infrastructure Damage by Tree Roots
Damage to infrastructure by tree roots is a major expense for practically every city. This compendium was developed to serve as a concise and comprehensive reference on the subject of tree and infrastructure conflicts. With up-to-date descriptions and assessments of methods used to reduce damage, this resource is intended to provide tree managers, planners, and engineers with the information they need to create effective management plans.
Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems
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Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems David Chasis
Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications -- municipal water and sewer lines,drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few -- because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. This compendium of over 40 articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years. Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular. The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems. It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student.
A Public Finance Primer for Public Works Professionals: What You Need to Know But Didn't Know How to Ask
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A Public Finance Primer for Public Works Professionals: What You Need to Know But Didn't Know How to Ask
This book gives a general overview of the finance function at the local government level. The book offers to public works professionals insight into the challenges and issues of local financial administration. Its purpose is to help public works directors and managers understand basic local finance, to ultimately work better and more efficiently with their local government financial administrators. Excellent for those new to the position.
Practical Guideline for the Application of Microtunnelling Methods*
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Practical Guideline for the Application of Microtunnelling Methods
This manual offers municipalities, drainage service companies, engineers and contractors a source of information and guidance for the planning and execution of sewer construction methods. Presents the most essential information according to the latest knowledge and the ancillary conditions which must be observed for the application in planning and construction methods for the trenchless installation of non-accessible drains and sewers.
Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition
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Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition
The new 5th edition of the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on PVC pipe and fittings. It provides practical engineering and construction information. It includes recommendations applicable to the design and use of primarily underground PVC piping systems in both pressure and non-pressure applications. Previous editions have been used by engineers all across North America and around the globe in the utility and consulting engineering sectors, as well as in universities and technical institutions.
Getting the Most out of Your Infrastructure Assets- A Guide to Using Infrastructure Asset Management Systems
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Getting the Most out of Your Infrastructure Assets- A Guide to Using Infrastructure Asset Management Systems
The skills required for infrastructure asset management have grown beyond traditional engineering training. The new infrastructure asset manager must draw on practices from business and finance, information systems and public administration. This guide will help prepare you with the goals, philosophy, principles and practical methods and tools available for asset management.
Developing a Buried Asset Management Plan e-Manual
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Developing a Buried Asset Management Plan e-Manual

This e-manual provides a comprehensive introduction to asset management principles and concepts – with special emphasis on their application to buried assets, such as pipe and manholes, associated with sewer and water systems.

This Resource Provides:

  • Guidance for program design and implementation
  • Long-range planning for small and large utilities
  • Asset condition assessment methods and applications
  • Selecting data collection methods and storage
  • Database management and access

This guide is approved CTAM-200 course material chosen by professors in the field.