Category: Technical Papers Library

Silica Exposure Limits: Changing the Way You Work

April 20, 2016

Silica is one of the most common, naturally-occurring elements on the planet. It is everywhere and, unfortunately, also known to present serious health hazards to people, especially those working in and around construction sites. The …

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Selecting the Construction Materials Consultant with the Systems That are Right for Your Project Needs

March 25, 2016

At Terracon, we are continually looking for opportunities to provide more value to our clients and improve the way we do business. Hiring and training qualified people to work in construction materials is the most …

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Air Barrier Testing Reveals Cost Reduction Solutions for School System

March 17, 2016

Ever notice a breeze in older buildings, even when it is not windy? Many buildings are leaking air, which means the owners are losing money. The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (CMSS), one of the largest in the …

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Just Testing or Real Teaming

March 2, 2016

The article discusses how advances in construction materials engineering testing and using advanced collaboration methods, can help achieve better results.

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Elevated Engineering

March 2, 2016

Roof top pools and other similar elevated swimming pool structures present a very unique set of considerations that must be thoroughly incorporated in the design and construction of these features. It is common that these …

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Gridiron Materials Testing: Preparing for Kickoff

March 2, 2016

The Minnesota Vikings have a new fan. Walter Krahl might not be sitting in one of U.S. Bank Stadium’s 65,400 seats next year when the NFL team hosts its season opener, but this Terracon materials …

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Here’s how to improve environmental health and safety

September 25, 2015

Don’t blame an employee for an unsafe behavior; instead look at the factors behind the act. Proactive organizations recognize that adopting a “systems approach” to their environmental, health and safety (EHS) management creates a stronger, …

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Securing the Facility: Historic Data Center Roof Reconfiguration

August 10, 2015

When you’re responsible for housing the data center operations for the Southeast’s largest concentration of telecommunications companies, the words “leaky roof” are likely to cause you more than just a little anxiety. So when a …

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ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit: A Tool for Success

June 7, 2015

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Motivations of Program Partners for Environmental Sustainability and Persistence of Benefits

June 7, 2015

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