Category: Delivering Success

Navigating the Murky Depths of Waters of the United States Regulation

July 9, 2020

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), concerning Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) has been a source of gray area and interpretation for more than 30 years. The most recent ruling in 2015 was …

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Safe Exploration Practices in the Era of Social Distancing

July 6, 2020

For many years, Terracon has been on a quest to operate the safest subsurface exploration program possible. To that end, we have made it fundamental that safety and pre-task planning be at the core of …

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Vibration-Induced Damages and Complaints – Are You Managing the Risk?

June 30, 2020

As the saying goes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. On some construction projects, heavy equipment and machinery can crack more than just eggs. Complaints and lawsuits related to damages …

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BE PREPARED FOR AN ACCELERATED BROWNFIELDS APPLICATION TIMELINE

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program provides millions of dollars annually in assessment and cleanup grants to help communities revitalize idle or underutilized properties. For fiscal year 2021, it’s anticipated that the EPA …

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Adapting in the Midst of a Pandemic

June 16, 2020

Terracon Meets Unprecedented Challenges During Statewide PFAS Sampling in Colorado Imagine the logistics around sampling more than 800 groundwater and surface water locations for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across the state of Colorado as …

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Retro-Commissioning Leads to Building Performance Benefits

June 8, 2020

In recent years, most municipalities have adopted building codes for energy conservation for new construction and major renovations. This mandated building code known as commissioning is an intensive quality assurance process, with a goal of …

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Moving Forward With You

May 14, 2020

Terracon is committed to safely partnering with our communities and our clients to keep projects moving forward. Many essential businesses and critical infrastructure projects are exempt from shelter-in-place orders across the country, which demonstrates the …

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Reliable Communications Critical to Railroad Operation

May 14, 2020

What would happen to airline safety if air traffic controllers were not reliable? Communication in the railroad industry is as critical as air traffic controllers in the airline industry. U.S. Railroads use approximately 140,000 miles of …

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Identifying and Addressing the Ongoing Issue of PFAS

April 21, 2020

While making dinner for your family, you overhear on the evening news the water supply for your town and the surrounding area is contaminated with a chemical. It’s in the drinking water, yet the public …

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Believe What You Can’t See

April 8, 2020

Non-Destructive Concrete Testing Explores Beyond the Surface to Identify Interior Concrete Issues with Limited Exterior Damage Non-destructive concrete testing is a good starting point for building owners looking to redesign or expand, or for owners …

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