Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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3 Engineering Industry Trends to Expect in 2017

Engineering – structural, civil, and construction – is an exciting field to be in at the moment. A lot of changes are happening on a global level, and trickle-down tech is finally making an impact...

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5 Things to Know About Brownfield Redevelopment

Brownfield redevelopments can be some of the most complicated in all of real estate. They often present huge unknowns which is why it’s critical for developers to work with a reputable...

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The Mystery of “Concrete Disease” Finally Solved

It’s every engineer’s worst nightmare: Concrete Disease. Otherwise known as “concrete cancer,” the formation of dark, veiny cracks in a concrete structure over time are actually a result of the...

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What to Know About Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental Due Diligence isn’t just a nebulous practice area, it’s a formal process that’s becoming increasingly important for builders, developers, and land owners alike. Environmental Due...

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