• Maintaining Pipe Casing Integrity

    SUE technician for Dallas County Schools
    Elizabeth Bell

    Because gas or oil pipelines tend to be buried in soil or immersed in water, they are prone to corrosion. As such, statutes 192.467 and 195.575 from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) state, “Buried or submerged pipelines must be electrically isolated from other underground metallic structures, unless the pipeline and the other structures ... Read More

  • ADA Ramp Compliance

    ADA ramp compliance analysis of a ramp captured with mobile LiDAR
    Elizabeth Bell

    Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our country has come a long way in creating more inclusive spaces. One such way of doing so is with Title II. It provides regulations so that anyone can access and utilize state and local government services. So, we’re here to talk about one very important feature ... Read More

  • Explore New Worlds at Carteret Park

    Space-themed playground at Carteret Park
    Elizabeth Bell

     If we think back to playtime when we were kids, there was no limit to our imagination. If you could believe it, you could become it. We swung from vine to vine on Jungle gyms, played cops and robbers on dome climbers, and reigned as kings and queens from the highest structure in the ... Read More

  • Engineers Without Borders-New York: Excursion to Rwanda

    EWB NY project team and children
    Elizabeth Bell

    The Engineers Without Borders New York Professional Chapter (EWB-NY) recently embarked on a six-week endeavor to Rubaya, Rwanda. Their mission? Construct a twelve-by-twelve-meter facility that will store one season’s maize harvest, or 30 metric tons. This undertaking is for the members of Goodneighbors, an organization of 70 farmers who sell their maize harvest to a ... Read More

  • GIS: Getting Started with the Water Quality Accountability Act

    Girl drinking from water fountain
    Elizabeth Bell

    As more processes and documents are being moved to web-based programs, it makes sense that local government, an industry with many complicated procedures, would gravitate to do the same. And with the Water Quality Accountability Act requiring owners of water distribution systems to GPS locate utilities, there’s a need to move online more than ever. ... Read More

  • Maser Life Engineering Photo Contest

    Staking pipeline project at sunrise photo contest winner
    Elizabeth Bell

    Announcing the winners of the Maser Life Engineering Photo Contest! As we expanded across the nation, added services and welcomed new team members, we found ourselves wondering, “What does every day look like across the firm?” So, we took inspiration from ENR’s annual Year in Construction photo contest and launched the first Maser Life Engineering Photo Contest ... Read More