Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

How 3 Kinds of Environmental Spills are Handled Differently

Environmental disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Environmental spills can be the result of human error (like a train crash) or due to external factors like weather, soil disruption, and even...

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5 Common Causes of Environmental Spills

 

Environmental spills are a big problem. Whether a spill involves a few gallons of a commercial chemical or thousands of gallons of crude oil, the natural environment as well as people, animals,...

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Engineering Trends to Watch in 2018

 

 

The engineering industry is in a constant state of innovation. Between technical advancements and rampant investment by developers, the science of building things came a long way in 2017. As...

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3 Reasons to Keep Environmental Compliance Top of Mind During Real Estate Development

Environmental due diligence is paramount to the overall success of any building project. Complying with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations preserves the health of the...

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How a Building's Intended Purpose Will Affect Its Design and Engineering

 

How does a building’s end-use affect the way it’s designed? The way it’s engineered? The considerations of its architecture? It’s an engineer’s job to understand the myriad nuances of building...

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5 Promising Materials That Could Revolutionize Construction   

 

 

Materials science is changing the face of construction. New building materials are being created, tested, and implemented all over the world, but which show the most promise for wide-scale...

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4 Questions to Ask Your Engineering Firm During the Real Estate Development Process

Real estate developers assume the greatest risks – and are generally subject to the largest rewards – during the creation or renovation of real estate. Commercial developers typically elect to...

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What Geology Has to Do With Your Construction Project

 

The geology of a location is, at times, its most important factor to consider during construction. The geologic features of a parcel of land – its physical structure, its soil makeup –...

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How to Take Water Drainage into Account During Real Estate Development

Surface and subsurface water drainage is one of the foremost considerations of real estate development. From single-family homes to multi-story office buildings, no structure is ever sustainably...

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New Employee Highlight-John Pellenz

 

Shield Engineering is excited to welcome one of our newest employees John Pellenz.  John comes to Shield with a B. S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. 

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