Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

5 Things to Know About Construction Materials Testing

Construction materials testing is one of the primary areas of practice for Shield Engineering. We’re experts at it, in fact, and our Construction Engineering Services Group has been working with...

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Recent Changes to the EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Rule

As of October 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency has completed an overhaul of its “Hazardous Waste Generator” regulations. At Shield Engineering, we’re already fielding calls from customers...

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Engineers Develop First-Ever "Tsunami-Safe" Building Standards

Although it may seem like tsunamis are becoming more and more frequent, they’re actually just becoming more destructive. That’s because in the last 100 years, buildings and infrastructure have...

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What "Living Infrastructure" Means for Engineering

Could building materials one day grow themselves back together? Maybe, if the US military has anything to do with it. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a special branch of...

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Bendable Concrete Could Revolutionize Construction

Leave it to Singapore to come up with something as revolutionary as “bendable concrete.” Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in conjunction with researchers from the Industrial...

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Best Practices Immediately Following a Hazardous Materials Spill

Improperly handled hazardous waste poses a threat to both the population and the planet. From oil to contaminated water, hazardous waste spills cost American companies billions of dollars each...

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What's Causing a Growth Explosion in the Civil Engineering Industry?

The field of civil engineering took a sizable hit during the Great Recession. Projects were put on hold, municipalities were slashing budgets, and in general, construction tapered off. Experts are...

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Five Things You Should Know About Hazardous Waste

 
Hazardous waste must be handled very carefully. Here are 5 things you need to know.

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Infographic: 5 Things to Know About Special Inspections

It’s easy to take the structural integrity of buildings for granted. We spend time everyday inside apartment complexes, offices, shops, hotels, and public buildings without a second thought. ...

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ACI Develops Code for Repairing Reinforced Concrete

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently released a new code known as ACI 562 for the prescription and maintenance of concrete. The code is designed specifically to allow licensed...

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