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Vapor Migration and Due Diligence
The migration, accumulation, and intrusion of harmful vapors into buildings from contaminated soil and/or groundwater has been a f...
ECS Seismographs Record Vibrations from Mineral Earthquake
During the last week of August we had approximately 30 seismographs placed around the Washington, D.C. area to monitor constructio...
Could a Deadly Sinkhole Happen in Virginia?
March 5, 2013 – ECS Geotechnical Engineer Bob Moss (Richmond) tells a local television audience the answer. Click here CBS 6 Richm...
Employee Spotlight – John Hicks
Providing Humanitarian Aid to local village elder in Nasiriyah, Iraq ECS National Harbor Office Operations Manager John Hicks star...
New Phase I ESA Standard to be Issued by ASTM
The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) has long been the industry standard to evaluate potential environmental concerns i...
Chesapeake Bay TMDL
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website( http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/ ), “A Total Maximum Daily Load (...
Hot Weather Concrete
In the concrete business, hot weather creates situations that require special procedures for proper mixing, placing, finishing, an...
Building in Karst Environments
Karst is a term used to describe an area where limestone bedrock has eroded in an irregular manner. This irregular erosion is caus...
Firestopping
photo courtesy Copper Range, Inc. A significant change relating to firestopping was made in the 2012 International Building Code (...
NGOZI - Being A Blessing
From Left : Baffour Awuah (NGOZI-Executive Secretary), Alice Gyamfi (Bright Foundation-Vice President), Anim Addo-Sampong (NGOZI-P...