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Feb 8 2021
Road building poses unique challenges for construction companies due to environmental concerns, remote locations, weather and minimal vegetation…
Feb 8 2021
Vegetation plays a vital role in protection against wind and water erosion and the management of storm water runoff. Scientific study of erosion and…
Feb 8 2021
With a new year comes reflection on the previous year. While 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, a presidential election and social justice issues, the…
Feb 1 2021
Tucked amidst the Pyrenees Mountains on the border of France and Spain sits the small ski town of Pas de la Casa, Andorra. The town and its ski…
Jan 15 2021
Shoreline Erosion Improvements at Rum Park As hurricanes, heavy rains and violent storm surges become the norm, focus on safety measures is gradually…
Jan 15 2021
Caltrans maintenance departments throughout California — the Golden State — are always striving to improve their highway maintenance programs in…
Katie Johns
Katie Johns, Managing Editor of SWS
Jan 14 2021
Happy New Year!  I think we are all ready for a fresh year, and I hope 2021 gives us just that. While the coronavirus pandemic is still with us, we…
Jan 7 2021
While Raleigh is known as North Carolina’s capital, the “City of Oaks” is also making a name for itself as one of the fastest growing cities in the…
Dec 9 2020
The continued functioning of integrated storm water management systems is crucial. These systems that channel, contain and convey storm water…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cost: $1.24 million Size: 215,280 square feet Owner: City of Waterloo Manager & Designer: Greenland…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Elmer City, Washington Cost: $2 million Size: 20 acres Owner: Okanogan County Manager:  Okanogan County Public Works Designer: Josh…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Rockhill, South Carolina Cost: $209, 887 Size: +/- 1,000 linear feet Owner: City of Rock Hill, South Carolina Manager:  David Dickson,…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania  Cost: $1 million  Size: 500,940 square feet   Owner: Oak Tree Development Manager:  Wohlsen Construction Co.…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Wilson, North Carolina Cost:  $1.135 million Size: 15,930 square foot system Owner: City of Wilson, North Carolina Designer: Bartlett…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Carson, California Cost: $18.72 million Size: 13.54 acre-foot system Owner: City of Carson, California Designer: Tetra Tech Contractor…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Cost: $700,000 Size: Municipal-wide Owners: Town of Collingwood and oarticipating private property owners…
Dec 4 2020
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cost: $2.8 Million Size: 112,883 square feet of various GI and site improvements; 453,024 square feet of urban…
Dec 4 2020
Location: Pico Rivera, California Cost: $1.9 million Size: 5.2 acres; 11,200 cubic feet of rainwater; 8,800 cubic feet capacity infiltration…
Dec 4 2020
Location: Weatherford, Texas Cost: $2 million Size: 15,000 square feet of modular block wall & 100 linear feet of bridge Owner & Manager…
Dec 4 2020
After the Carr Fire in California in 2018, which burned 229,651 acres in Shasta and Trinity counties and destroyed 1,604 structures, the Western…
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