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APWA announces 2013 Top Ten Public Works Leaders
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Marking the 53rd anniversary of the award, the American Public Works Association (APWA) announced the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of 2013. Award recipients are:

  • Wylie Bearup, P.E., Ph.D., street transportation director/city engineer, City of Phoenix
  • Julia Bueren, public works director, Contra Costa County, Calif.
  • Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.W., D.WRE, F.ASCE, president, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Rosemont, Ill.
  • John Edlebeck, P.E., director of public works/city engineer, City of Waupaca, Wis.
  • Melissa Gentry, P.E., assistant city manager for operations, City of Columbia, S.C.
  • William Hadley, public works director, Town of Lexington, Mass.
  • Donald Jacobovitz, P.E., PWLF, public works director, Putnam County, Fla.
  • Howard Lazarus, P.E., PWLF, director of public works, City of Austin, Texas
  • Thomas Montgomery, public works director, City of Hastings, Minn.
  • Allen Persons, director of public works, Village of Plainfield, Ill.

IECA celebrates Earth Day with trail cleanu
DENVER — The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) celebrated the 43rd annual Earth Day, April 22, by hosting a trail cleanup in Denver. Eight IECA staff members and IECA Mountain States Chapter members participated in this event to help support IECA's mission and sustaining the environment.

PCI publishes precast concrete pavement report
CHICAGO — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Pavement Committee published "The State-of the-Art Report on Precast Concrete Pavements." The first edition publication was developed through a cooperative agreement between the PCI and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include Applications for Precast Concrete Pavements, Design and Maintenance of Precast Concrete Pavements, Manufacture of Precast Concrete Pavement Panels, and Construction of Precast Concrete Pavement. Order or download the publication at

ECTC publishes HECP guidelines
ST. PAUL, MINN. — The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) published "General Usage and Installation Guideline for Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs)." This guideline is the result of consensus among leading manufacturers of HECPs and is designed to satisfy the needs of engineers, designers, and other end-users. The guideline may be used as a specification by regulatory agencies on proper installation techniques. Download a copy of the guideline at

DFI to host 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
HAWTHORNE, N.J. — The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Sept. 25-28, 2013, in Phoenix. Technical presentation topics include seismic design considerations in deep foundations, telecommunications and energy, design optimization and value engineering, implications of LRFD design procedures, performance in special soil/rock conditions, and earth retaining structures. More information about the conference is available at

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