Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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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 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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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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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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5 Common Questions About Special Inspections

The International Building Code defines Special Inspections as "the inspection of construction requiring the expertise of an approved special inspector to ensure compliance with code and the...

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Emergency Action Plan for a Dam

The North Carolina Dam Safety Program requires owners of high hazard dams to develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for their dam.  What is a high hazard dam?  

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Dam Rehabilitation and Benefits Explained by the Experts

Current Problems with Dam Rehabilitation

As housing developments keep encroaching on former farm land, numerous old farm ponds and dams are incorporated into new residential communities....

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What Insurers are Going to Ask About Your Environmental Spill

 

The business of storing, handling, and disposing of hazardous materials grows more complex every year. Data from the PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) shows that...

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Does your Utility Need Water Sector Security Training?

 

When it comes to water and wastewater, “risk” as a concept wasn’t standardized until surprisingly recently. Until around twenty years ago, acceptable levels of risk were by-and-large up to...

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