Foaming agents and bioremediation additives are now increasingly used in fire suppression. Though helpful, their use raises the question of what effect they may have on the detection and identification of ignitanle liquid residues (ILR).
Read ‘Working Like a Dog: The Effect of Fire Fighting Foams on Canine Arson Investigations’ by Sacramento Chemical Laboratory Manager, David Brien – click here.
Before your next construction project begins, you should consider some important environmental issues that could impact your project. A hazardous materials building survey and environmental site assessment can prove invaluable to managing potential impacts, worker exposures and overall costs.
Read ‘Dig Up Dirt On Environmental Issues Before One Shovel Goes in the Ground’ by Keith Pokorny, LEED AP – click here
Tornadoes can cause catastrophic and extensive damage to all types of structures. For the homes and buildings that are salvaged after such an event, a detailed assessment by a qualified structural engineer helps to determine the extent of structural damage and repairability of the structure.
Read ‘Funneling Your Resources’ by Carl J. Schoenberger and Joseph A. Kraus – click here
Deciphering between the scope of work and the contract documents in order to determine the cause of a loss and whether the observed damage resulted from a recent event or latent defect.
Read the full article by David Amori, PE, RRC – click here
Large losses present a unique set of challenges. David Amori, PE, RRC, discusses 4 key steps to managing your expert team before the next large loss comes your way in ‘Managing Experts in Large Losses’ – click here to read.