Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

Shield Civil Engineering Spotlight: Brownfields Redevelopment

Brownfields redevelopment can be an incredibly complex process. Shield Engineering’s professional team frequently assists with many different components of Brownfields construction projects, from...

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Ask an Engineer: When Does a Spill Require Professional Cleanup?

Shield Engineering’s environmental cleanup group, the Action Environmental Group, has worked to remediate minor and complex spills for over twenty years.  Offering 24/7 emergency management...

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Shield Civil Engineering Spotlight: Segmental Block Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are complex structures that serve a variety of purposes. From erosion control to soil containment, retaining walls come in all shapes and sizes and can either be gravity-sustained...

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5 Things to Know About Soil Compaction

Soil compaction testing is just one area of Shield Engineering’s soil engineering specialty. Our professionals test, consult on, and plan for, soil compaction as it relates to construction...

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Shield Civil Engineering Spotlight: Erosion Control

One of the most important areas in which Shield Engineering regularly consults is that of erosion control. Erosion can result in structural instability; creek, stream, and river pollution; the...

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Why is Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Important?

 

 

What is CMT? Construction Materials Testing (CMT) is the testing of materials used to build new projects, add to existing projects, or amend existing construction projects. The services...

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Which Material Builds the Strongest Structure?

 

People have been experimenting with different building materials since the beginning of time. All materials contribute certain characteristics to structures – strength being one of the most...

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Shield Engineering Spotlight: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

One of the primary responsibilities of Shield Engineering’s Environmental Engineering department is to perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. What exactly is an Environmental Site...

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5 Ways the US Can Immediately Improve its Infrastructure

 

 

The U.S.A’s infrastructure is in dire need of improvement. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card released by the ASCE, if America’s infrastructure received a letter grade, it...

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What to Know About Wastewater When Buying an Industrial Property

 

Considering an investment in industrial land? Perhaps the property houses large buildings suitable for further use or maybe the long-vacant land is well suited for new construction. Before you...

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