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De-Icing Without Damaging Historic Masonry

Posted by Joshua Kiehl on Thursday, March 15, 2018

As winter arrives, bringing with it ice and snow, historic building owners are faced with the additional challenge of keeping walkways and steps around their facilities safe for pedestrians and clear of slipping hazards. Safety is always paramount, but long-term damage to... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Historic Preservation


March Madness at PRWA

Posted by Entech Engineering on Thursday, March 01, 2018

Along with all the basketball madness happening in March, our four speakers at the 2018 Pennsylvania Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference (PRWA) conference have a tournament of their own – going head-to-head with one another, competing for audience... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Engineering


Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2018

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 19, 2018

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The threshold for 2018 have increased after staying stagnant from 2015-16 to keep pace with inflation.In 2018, the rates increased 2.2% from... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Regulations


SRBC Registration of Grandfathered Water Uses

Posted by Mary Peters on Monday, November 27, 2017

More than 1,300 facilities received a notice this month from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), outlining their new program to register unapproved water withdrawals and consumptive water uses in the basin. There may be more than 700 older, unpermitted facilities... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Regulations


OSHA 1910 Updates: Don’t Trip Up!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Earlier this year, while writing specifications for a storage tank rehabilitation, I pulled up OSHA Section 29 CFR Part 1910.23 online and stared in disbelief. This standard used to provide design guidelines for handrails, but instead, I was reading about ladders. Plus many... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Regulations


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