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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.

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.
Governmental Accounting Standards Board- Statement No. 34 & Implementation Guide
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Governmental Accounting Standards Board- Statement No. 34 & Implementation Guide
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued new financial reporting requirements for state and local governments throughout the United States that went into effect in 2001 (phase 1). Prospective reporting of general infrastructure assets is required at the effective dates of the statement. Get the entire statement, guidelines and the answers to critical questions. Be proactive in working with your finance department in collection of data necessary to comply with GASB Standard 34.
Karl Terzaghi: The Engineer as Artist
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Karl Terzaghi The Engineer as Artist ASCE
If civil engineering were a game, Karl Terzaghi had a right to lay down the rules—he had invented and established much of the groundwork. Terzhaghi (1883-1963) is one of the leading civil engineers of the 20th century and is widely known as the father of soil mechanics. His lifelong application of the principles established in his work took him throughout the world to engineering challenges in Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, America, and the entire post-war world.
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.
Manhole Inspection and Rehabilitation MOP 92
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Manhole Inspection and Rehabilitation MOP 92 ASCE
This manual presents a current and complete inspection and grading protocol that offers logical step-by-step guidance for maintaining and improving the health of these systems. This new edition of Manhole Inspection and Rehabilitation presents the primary components that allow agencies to accurately identify inventory, evaluate the condition of these structures, make informed decisions for rehabilitation materials, and include key quality control measures when specifying the use of rehabilitation materials.
Pipe Bursting Projects MOP 112
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Pipe Bursting Projects MOP 112 ASCE
This new manual will be useful for new and experienced engineers as it covers both introductory and advanced topics, including history, recent innovations, documentation, typical applications, and terminology from the planning through construction phases. Utility owners, contractors, and any other professionals involved in pipeline construction will also benefit.