Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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5 Ways Civil Engineering Affects Your Daily Life

Civil engineers help in the design, planning, and construction of many of the structures and services we use every day. From highways to airports to utilities, few public services are untouched by...

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5 Things to Know About Sinkholes

As an engineering firm, we here at Shield know a lot about sinkholes. This phenomenon is more common in some areas than others, and in many cases, seems to happen without warning. Sinkholes aren’t...

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5 Things You Should Know About Making Concrete Testing Cylinders

From residential housing to multi-story buildings, Shield has performed concrete testing on hundreds of projects. On each project, the process of making concrete cylinders for future compression...

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What Industrial Facilities Managers Should Know About Stormwater Management

Stormwater management is more important to industrial facilities managers than almost anything else. The complex web of federal, state, and county regulations regarding the protection and...

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3 Surprising Benefits of Flat Pack Bridges

Flat pack bridges are the Next Big Thing in construction. In 2015, the world’s “longest” flat pack bridge was unveiled to much fanfare, and researchers in several industries are working on finding...

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America’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card: 4 Things We Can Expect To See

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a “report card” on the country’s aging infrastructure. The last version was published in 2013 which means 2017 will provide a...

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