Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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 consulting...

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3 Environmental Contaminants You Haven't Heard Of

 

Environmental contaminants come in all shapes and sizes. “Persistent” environmental contaminants include everything from lead to asbestos to carbon monoxide, but there’s a wide world of toxicity...

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What Geology Has to Do With Your Construction Project

When planning a new construction project, geology plays a big part in picking the location. The geologic features of a parcel of land – its physical structure and its soil makeup – ultimately dictate...

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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 through...

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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 Americans...

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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 involved...

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