Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Nov. 22, 2016 04:15
Weather plays a major role in our everyday lives, and more importantly, it is an integral part of our business. Now, just when we think everything is beginning to settle down, Hurricane Matthew blows into town. And blow it did. ...
Sept. 16, 2016 01:46
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen these events all occurring in one season. Mother Nature is really playing havoc with us this year. I’m amazed at the number of fires that are burning all at one time in one region of the country, while others have encountered tremendous amounts of rain....
Sept. 15, 2016 01:46
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has announced plans to expand the city’s Green Infrastructure Program to manage the first inch of rainwater on 10% of the impervious surfaces throughout the city by 2030....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
"We’re excited to announce that  we’re breaking ground tomorrow on our brand-new (fill in the blank) development.” How many times have you heard that phrase? It points up the fact that construction of anything almost always involves ‘breaking ground,’ i....
Sept. 16, 2015 12:00
This famous latin phrase translates to “who watches the watchmen?” and it’s exactly what everyone is now wondering about the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has long been aggressive in their pursuit of wrongdoers....
March 21, 2011 04:57
With increasingly tighter government regulations on soil erosion control, “get it covered, get it growing and get it stable” has become the mantra of construction site crews nationwide. The goal is not only finding a fast, efficient, and economical way to meet the challenge of preventing the ground from moving after the soil has been disturbed, but keeping it secure long after the project has ...
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
It is not surprising then when you hear that only 33% of family-owned businesses make it through the second generation, and it goes downhill from there. Failure is due to a variety of factors, such as children or spouses not interested in the business or not competent to run the business, poor organization, poor succession planning, poor estate planning, misaligned family dynamics and much m...
May 15, 2015 06:08
Million-Gallon Sewer Tank The town of Elkhart, Indiana, is installing a $7.09 million sewer tank to house one million gallons of sewer water. The hole has already been dug, measuring 190 feet in length, 90 feet in width and 35 feet in depth....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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