Civil, Structural, Engineering Blog

Engineering Trends to Watch in 2018

 

 

The engineering industry is in a constant state of innovation. Between technical advancements and rampant investment by developers, the science of building things came a long way in 2017. As we...

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Water Drainage 101 for Real Estate Developers

When you’re a real estate developer, there are many facets of the project to consider — including water drainage. 

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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 or...

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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 Assessment...

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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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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

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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