"People say there are two great days in a person's life: the day you were born and the day you discover why." This statement could not be more true when the day of Trevor's motorcycle accident happened and left him with a traumatic brain injury. I refused to believe that he could be permanently incapacitated. I chose to believe GOD would help me through and guide me to do what I needed to do to make sure Trevor returned home to his son and continue to experience being a father to our son Dennis. I had never felt so sure and confident about my skills and qualifications as a teacher, therapist, sociologist, friend and lover to push Trevor through to get him back to what he has always loved to do, his career in public works. I leave you with the thought of what it is you feel you were meant to do, your purpose and do it with passion because I know I'm not stopping here. Helping Trevor recover is just one of many stories I will be telling to mentor and motivate those with adverse childhood experiences. #cityofelmonte#publicworks#ACES#traumaticbraininjurysurvivor#daisurvivor#strong#healthy#beautiful#wordsofwisdom#hfam
“John Wademan, 3rd generation sandhog, at door of concreting form”.............This is @GinaLeVay, a photographer based in New York. I'm thrilled to takeover the #Smithsonian Magazine feed to share images from The Sandhog Project, my decade-long work documenting New York’s legendary miners and the construction of City Water Tunnel #3. The project presents a kind of portal to the systems of underground New York and the fascinating characters who work there mining beneath a modern city with breathtaking, elegant precision — these aren’t "tunnel workers,” they are artists. With my SANDHOGS book and accompanying exhibitions, my goal has been to introduce the public to this vibrant and dedicated tribe, bringing their rich, extraordinary, subterranean experience to the surface, and into the light. I hope you’ll enjoy! All images posted 📷 @ginalevay
What's a Sandhog? Sandhogs have built nearly every tunnel in New York and the foundations for many of the city’s bridges. In 2003, I was granted rare access to photograph the #Sandhogs, who were 800 feet below the streets of Manhattan, tunneling 500 million year old bedrock to construct the largest capital construction project in NYC's history– the 60 mile long City Water Tunnel #3.
You’re invited! 🎀 The City of Monterey is hosting a ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the new Waterfront Parking Lot upgrades. Paid for through Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Parking Funds at a cost of $2.6 million, this major renovation project reconfigured the lot spaces to allow for easier traffic flow, created an area for future electric charging stations, allowed for a more modern materials (trash/recyclables) collection system, and added physical features into the site to better protect the quality of storm runoff entering the Monterey Bay.
The new center walkway includes an adjacent landscape area that doubles as a bioretention/filtration system. This linear, vegetated system will capture and filter storm flows that reach it and before that runoff enters the bay. In addition, nine catch basins were retrofitted with hydrocarbon and trash filtration features, making the built project a more environmentally thoughtful design.
Did you know Gilbert owns over 19 million square yards of pavement? That's equivalent to roughly 1,000+ miles of roadways! 😯
Find out what life is like on the job with Gilbert's Streets Team and see what goes into sealing cracks, fog sealing and more. #AZCityWeek
Watch what happens on Instagram Stories before they're gone!
See a street issue that needs to be repaired? Report it on Gilbert 311 👉 gilbertaz.gov/311
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Resurfacing the PoCo Traboulay Trail is no easy task and we anticipate that we'll be able to get it done with this nice weather ahead of us. Thank you for taking the detour options. We'll be reconnecting with you again soon. www.portcoquitlam.ca
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Collection Point, phase two.
For one year, I collected drawings and words from the residents of Northeast Minneapolis in a series of informal engagement events. I then selected fragments of these images and transferred them by stencil to the underside of 66 precast concrete recycling container lids. The castings, 96 in total, will weigh nearly 18,000lbs. and be individually attached to a steel frame thirty feet off the ground.
The ubiquitous recycling container lid, ordinary and functional, not only represents the possibility of making something new from something old. It is the single object that is handled by both City Public Works employees and residents.
Collection Point will stand in front of the new City of Minneapolis Storage and Maintenance Facility. It is from this vast complex that the City’s fleet of vehicles is deployed daily to collect trash, recycling, organics, and snow. -
There’s a whole lot of traffic sign installation going on between Cowls to Hembree and 8th to 11th. While the content seems simple, there is quite a bit of research and study that goes behind how and where Stop signs end up. Complex data like intersection geometry, sight distance, accident history, and some sound engineering judgment all come into play when deciding and if and when one should stop. So next time you roll up to one (or through it😖) consider the careful planning of your #publicworks folks. We have your best interest in mind 😇👍🏽 #citylife#mcminnvilleoregon#stop#heresyoursign#visitmcminnville
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Forgot the ladder.
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In between our larger law enforcement and fire projects, we also have a quick turn bay with an install crew that works specifically on our amber builds. The last few weeks they have been rocking it out and crossing lots of vehicles off our list. Recently we have completed all these amber builds for the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Little Thompson Water District, and the Poudre School District. 🚧
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#PublicWorks are great! No doubt about it. Let’s spread the word. Let’s promote the #Culture of #Design in Public Works.
Inspiring afternoon at Badalona shore.
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The APWA Monterey Bay Chapter is pleased to present its Annual Training Conference with proceeds benefitting intern and student scholarships. The Sustainable Pavement Technologies Workshop will be on November 13th. This year our training will focus on tools for preserving/maintaining/designing/constructing one of the largest investments local agencies typically have, the road network. Registration is available on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Jorge Aguilar at [email protected]#swiperight
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Let’s keep our planet 🌎 green!!! FREE Household Hazardous & Electronic was te collection event.
Thank you @countyofla@lacopublicworks@sandistricts for putting this together. As a community we need to ALL do our part to keep our environment healthy.
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3) The FHWA’s decision to repeal of 23 CFR 635.411(a)-(e) will make an impact on state DOTs ability to build more efficiently. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao stated, “This much-needed update of a century-old, obsolete rule will benefit state transportation infrastructure projects and save millions of taxpayer dollars.” Head over to our blog (link in bio) and learn more about this change. #FHWA#publicworks#roadwork