Tag: Environmental

Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

By Michael Leopold Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more… Read More »

What Are PFAS, and Why Are They an Emerging Health Concern?

By Jeffrey Steiner, PG, PH, CPG We use many organic and inorganic chemical compounds to develop everyday products, and these chemicals sometimes make it into our soil and groundwater and eventually into our water supply. Consider a group of fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. As a group, PFAS are resistant to… Read More »

All I Want for Christmas Is a Grant or Two

By Scott Wilson ‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to enjoy giving and receiving gifts from family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if your municipality could get a few gifts, too – like some nice big checks to help pay for infrastructure improvements? Well, your wish can come true – if you’re… Read More »