[OnDemand Webinar] Federal Environmental Policy Update: Upcoming Regulatory Changes

Wetlands delineation

Many of the most significant federal statutes regarding environmental protection and policy became law in the 1970s. However, these 1970’s-era laws are not static. Changing perspectives, scientific understanding, priorities and political views all affect how these laws are implemented. While the text of laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) have not changed, the federal regulations which implement these laws are subject to change. Furthermore, the outcomes of litigation can also affect how these laws are interpreted and enforced. This webinar will discuss some of the recent and...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Rotting Roofs: Causes, Mitigation and Code Requirements

Rotting Roof Mitigation and Code Requirements

Did you know in our climate, roof structures of some buildings that are about 10 years old, are failing years ahead of when they could be expected to have problems? Due to a change in the 2000 building code, some buildings were constructed without sprinklers in concealed spaces since the space was filled with fiberglass insulation. This change had the unintended consequence of creating condensation between the ceiling vapor retarder and roof deck, damaging the roof structure. Learn about the type of building having this problem; potential sources of moisture damage; tools to measure moisture accumulation; and how to create...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Water World: Preparing for Floods and Clean-Up

With several states already grappling with historic floods, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that more than half of the U.S. is at risk for flooding this spring. Are you prepared for this flood season? We can help. In the webinar, we discuss flood preparedness, environmental disaster relief and how to plan for clean up after the water resides. With some advanced planning, a property owner can reduce their potential risk and make a more rapid recovery. Meet the Speakers Charles Brenner, PE, LEED, AP Vice President - Principal Materials Engineer As a Principal Materials Engineer and Vice...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Geotechnical Investigations: A Key Resource for Successful Parking Lot Projects

Pavement Consulting

Did you know that a properly implemented geotechnical investigation can enhance the design, construction and performance of your parking lot project? Inadequate investigations can reduce the service life, which can be costly to repair. Our very own Principal Engineer, Dan Wegman, discusses elements of successful parking lot projects and how to conduct a proper geotechnical investigation. In addition, we’ll cover parking lot basics, subgrade characterizations, stormwater drainage and much more.  Meet the Speaker Dan Wegman, PE Principal Engineer As a Principal Engineer, Dan is responsible for setting up project work scopes and consulting on all types of transportation and pavement...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Navigating Environmental Challenges Related to Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Projects

Affordable Housing

Planning for and understanding the environmental challenges related to affordable housing rehabilitation projects can help mitigate risks and increase the success of your projects. Join us for a free webinar on the environmental challenges and risk management considerations for affordable housing rehabilitation projects. We will discuss the different types of rehabilitation projects, the common environmental issues and challenges for each type of project, and the processes to evaluate and quantify the risks. Case studies of recent affordable housing rehabilitation projects will be presented providing examples of the environmental challenges and risk management processes implemented. Appropriate assessment and planning for your...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks

Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks

Construction vibrations are a nuisance to owners, contractors and the general public, but are unavoidable in many circumstances. Join us for a free webinar as we look at the options for mitigating risk of vibration damage claims. Pre-construction condition surveys, vibration control plans and vibration monitors provide a three phase approach to risk management. In addition, we will explore the current technology and methodology for these services and discuss how they can be applied to different projects....

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[OnDemand Webinar] Implementing a Successful Roof Asset Management Plan

Roof Asset Management

Understanding the performance and remaining service life of facility assets can be challenging. This is especially true if you own multiple buildings or facilities across different geographies. Knowing a building’s assets can provide a benchmark to optimize life cycle costs and improve reliability of facility assets across an organization’s entire portfolio. By establishing a roof asset management program, information pertaining to facilities components, such as roofs, enables owners to make better decisions and more complete budget forecasts with greater accuracy around decisions for repair or replacement/capital expenditures. One of the most important parts of an asset management program is turning...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Updated Minnesota Construction Stormwater Permit: What You Need to Know as an Owner/Operator

SWPPP

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has just finalized the 2018 construction stormwater permit and new projects going forward will be subject to the revised rules. This new permit is effective beginning August 1, 2018 and expires July 31, 2023. The MPCA recognizes that the best way to improve water quality in Minnesota is to better manage stormwater – which can have devastating consequences on the quality of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Because of this fact, the agency has regularly enforced the conditions within the permit, and we expect the trend to continue with the adoption of the...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Nondestructive Testing of Concrete

Concrete Performance – An Owner’s Perspective

Concrete is widely regarded as the most used man-made material in the world. Even with superb advances in modern concrete technologies to make more durable, longer-lasting structures today, the need for assessment and evaluation of existing concrete structures has never been higher. Non-destructive testing (NDT) of concrete is a commonly used (and often misused) approach to evaluate existing concrete structures. Learn more about non-destructive testing and how it can be an asset in the evaluation of concrete structures. This presentation will help you to understand: The difference between concrete NDT and other common NDE methods NDT for concrete strength versus...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Unmanned Aerial Systems in Construction: Applications of a New Technology

UAS Technologies

Unmanned Aerial Systems (aka “drones”) are evolving rapidly and are becoming an indispensable tool within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Drones have the unique ability to be equipped with an array of sensors and cameras to improve data collection, reduce cost, and increase safety. But what are the implications of these new technologies and how can they add value to your next project? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our free webinar. Watch the recorded version of the webinar by completing the form below....

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