Mar 2, 2023 | General News, Technical, White Paper
Early spring offers unique challenges for maintaining the integrity of erosion and sediment controls on construction sites. During the winter, vegetation is dormant, the ground is frozen, and substantial snowpack is formed. When warmer temperatures and spring rain arrive, these conditions can have negative impacts on erosion and sediment controls if SWPPP measures are not properly implemented.
Feb 9, 2023 | General News, Technical, White Paper
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) solid waste management regulations specify provisions in 6 NYCRR Part 360.13 that apply to direct use of fill material under a predetermined beneficial use determination (BUD). These provisions apply to on-site and off-site management of fill with limited exceptions.
Jan 19, 2023 | General News, Technical, White Paper
Basements can be highly susceptible to mold growth if not suitably constructed, finished, and maintained. Basements are predominantly subterranean with exterior walls in direct contact with water.
Dec 14, 2022 | General News, Technical, White Paper
In the design of heat generating underground utilities, such as electrical conduits, understanding the ability of the surrounding media to dissipate heat is a key parameter for design. Thermal resistivity, referred to as Rho (ρ) value and expressed in units of C.Cm/W or C.m/W, is the measure of resistance to heat flow through a material such as soil, concrete, or Fluidized Thermal Backfill (FTB) used as backfill or encasement for underground utilities.
Nov 17, 2022 | General News, Technical, White Paper
In New York State, the demolition of buildings/structures with asbestos-containing materials (ACM) present must be performed in accordance with New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Industrial Code Rule 56 (Part 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York, cited as 12 NYCRR 56).
Oct 27, 2022 | General News, Technical
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.