ATL just completed a company-wide contest that challenged staff to search for project leads (we call ‘Clip-Its’) and send them to their regional marketing representatives (AKA, the referees). We split up all our offices into three conferences: Northern, Eastern and Western.
As part of our continuing education process, ATL just completed another round of internal Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspector Training. This training is intended to develop an in-depth understanding of the role of a New York State SWPPP Inspector, and is successfully completed by all ATL SWPPP Inspectors, in addition to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s 4-hour required training.
Cyclic changes in temperature, which cause liquid water to alternatively freeze and thaw within saturated, hardened concrete, can damage the concrete when the water within capillary pores and microcracks in the cement paste freezes and turns to ice. Concrete paste with a high water/cement ratio can be especially susceptible to freeze-thaw damage, since it contains a correspondingly high volume of capillary pores within which liquid water can reside.
We are pleased to announce that Mike Stewart has been promoted to Group Leader for ATL’s Utica Division. Mike has worked at ATL for 5 years, starting in April 2016, and has held various positions, including Technician, Environmental Specialist and Project Manager prior to his promotion to Group Leader.
ATL starts the New Year with more online PDH seminars. Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited (ATL) has provided continuing education seminars for PDH credit since 2006 and we are excited to announce that the following seminars have been approved for online presentation.
As winter approaches, construction sites throughout New York State that are covered under NYSDEC SPDES General Permit (GP-0-20-001) may enter a temporary suspension of construction activity. There is a specific procedure for temporary suspension of construction activity due to winter shutdown.