Tag: Environmental

What Do Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists Do?

A five-year redevelopment effort turned the City of Glendale, Wisconsin’s former Bender Road Landfill site into a vibrant community park and collegiate-level baseball facility. By Scott Wilson, PSS On the highest level, environmental engineering has two goals. The first is to help correct the mistakes of the past that have led to the environmental issues… Read More »

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 »