Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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What Your Employees Need to Know about Hazardous Materials


Employees have both a need and right to know about their risks concerning hazardous materials. Appropriate knowledge of best-practices within a workplace encourages safety and compliance.


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5 Things to Know About Industrial Hygiene


Industrial hygiene is the practice of evaluating and remediating potentially hazardous workplace conditions. Shield Engineering has a long history of providing effective industrial hygiene...

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3 Environmental Contaminants You Haven't Heard Of


Environmental contaminants come in all shapes and sizes. “Persistent” environmental contaminants include everything from lead to asbestos to carbon monoxide, but there’s a wide world of toxicity...

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5 Things to Know About Groundwater Compliance

Compliance regulations regarding groundwater are as varied as they are complex. Staying on top of what’s required and what has recently changed in the industry can be overwhelming. For almost...

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5 Things You’ll Need to Become a Civil Engineer


Are you thinking about becoming a civil engineer? Here at Shield Engineering, our engineers are an integral part of the team. They’re responsible for everything from evaluating failed buildings...

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5 Things to Know About the Soil Erosion Crisis 

How much do you know about the global soil crisis? We hear often about issues like water pollution, deforestation, and ozone degradation, but the world’s fast-eroding layer of topsoil will soon...

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