The public works group was started in early 2007 for several reasons. In late 2006 we started realizing online tools and technology in our field had advanced significantly. And we knew this was only the beginning - today we face continued and rapid change while still trying to catch up with an aging infrastructure.
So we wanted to find a way to explore these tools and help ourselves and others keep up with the changes. And we wanted to figure out how all of this fits into everything else we do. By creating the Public Works Group and offering online resources, we were able to begin documenting what we found and offer this information to others in our field.