Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

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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3 Engineering Industry Trends to Expect in 2017

Engineering – structural, civil, and construction – is an exciting field to be in at the moment. A lot of changes are happening on a global level, and trickle-down tech is finally making an impact...

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5 Things to Know About Brownfield Redevelopment

Brownfield redevelopments can be some of the most complicated in all of real estate. They often present huge unknowns which is why it’s critical for developers to work with a reputable...

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The Mystery of “Concrete Disease” Finally Solved

It’s every engineer’s worst nightmare: Concrete Disease. Otherwise known as “concrete cancer,” the formation of dark, veiny cracks in a concrete structure over time are actually a result of the...

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What to Know About Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental Due Diligence isn’t just a nebulous practice area, it’s a formal process that’s becoming increasingly important for builders, developers, and land owners alike. Environmental Due...

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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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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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