Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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Construction Dewatering

The cost of land keeps increasing!  In order to maximize the aesthetics, value, and utilization of your property, parking spaces are quite often located below grade.  Pump stations and major sewer...

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Top 5 Civil Engineering Marvels

 

While every building is truly a modern marvel, civil engineers have shaped history through their designs and achievements that are continually pushing forward and defining future landmarks...

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Lead Paint in Your Facility? Here's What to Do Next

 

Lead paint is always disconcerting whether you’ve known about it for years or stumbled into it during a renovation or construction project. Shield Engineering’s experienced environmental...

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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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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 Things to Know About Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the practice of evaluating and remediating potentially hazardous workplace conditions. Shield Engineering has a long history of providing effective industrial hygiene...

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Best Practices for Dealing with Asbestos

 

Did you know that over 4% of lung cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to asbestos exposure? Or that mesothelioma, a cancer linked almost exclusively to asbestos, kills over 3,000...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Special Inspections

1. WHY SPECIAL INSPECTIONS WERE CREATED

Special Inspections began to be widely enforced after several strings of construction-related failures occurred. In the early 1980s, U.S. House...

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