Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

How Civil Engineers Breathe New Life into Brownfields Sites

Brownfields lands are some of the most underutilized in all the U.S. Former gas stations, dry cleaners, industrial sites…any land that is complicated by the “presence or potential presence of a...

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Shield Civil Engineering Spotlight: Brownfields Redevelopment

Brownfields redevelopment can be an incredibly complex process. Shield Engineering’s professional team frequently assists with many different components of Brownfields construction projects, from...

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Shield Civil Engineering Spotlight: Segmental Block Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are complex structures that serve a variety of purposes. From erosion control to soil containment, retaining walls come in all shapes and sizes and can either be gravity-sustained...

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Shield Engineering Spotlight: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

One of the primary responsibilities of Shield Engineering’s Environmental Engineering department is to perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. What exactly is an Environmental Site...

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5 Ways the US Can Immediately Improve its Infrastructure

 

 

The U.S.A’s infrastructure is in dire need of improvement. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card released by the ASCE, if America’s infrastructure received a letter grade, it...

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What to Know About Wastewater When Buying an Industrial Property

 

Considering an investment in industrial land? Perhaps the property houses large buildings suitable for further use or maybe the long-vacant land is well suited for new construction. Before you...

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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 and airports to basic everyday utilities, few public services...

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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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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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