Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

Lead Paint in Your Facility? Here's What to Do Next


Lead paint is always disconcerting whether you’ve known about it for years or stumbled into it during a renovation or construction project. Shield Engineering’s experienced environmental...

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Best Practices for Dealing with Asbestos


Did you know that over 4% of lung cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to asbestos exposure? Or that mesothelioma, a cancer linked almost exclusively to asbestos, kills over 3,000...

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Infographic: The Ultimate Roadmap to Navigating a Spill Response

Environmental spills are a major issue. Regardless of whether a spill includes a couple of gallons or a large number of gallons, the common habitat and in addition individuals, creatures, and...

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What Insurers are Going to Ask About Your Environmental Spill


The business of storing, handling, and disposing of hazardous materials grows more complex every year. Data from the PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) shows that...

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Does your Utility Need Water Sector Security Training?


When it comes to water and wastewater, “risk” as a concept wasn’t standardized until surprisingly recently. Until around twenty years ago, acceptable levels of risk were by-and-large up to...

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3 Signs that Vapor Intrusion Is Affecting a Property


According to the EPA,

“Vapor intrusion occurs when vapor-forming chemicals migrate from a subsurface source into an overlying building.”

It wasn’t until the 1980s that the concept of vapor...

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Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?


HAZWOPER training is essential for anyone who regularly works with or comes into contact with hazardous waste. An abbreviation for “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response,” HAZWOPER...

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4 Common Contaminants That Affect Indoor Air Quality


Indoor air quality has the ability to affect the health, comfort, and performance of the occupants of a building. Particularly over an extended period of time, IAQ can have dramatic impacts on...

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5 Things to Know About Underground Storage Tanks

Underground storage tanks are a mainstay of industrial and retail fueling  operations. Used for everything from fuels to water to industrial chemicals, there are more than 555,000 of these tanks,...

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