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Should I Attend OSHA 30 Hr Training?

Friday, March 15, 2019
When you are instructed to take the OSHA 30-hour online course, your initial reaction may be less than excited.    Such thoughts as “I’m never going to use this?” or “I’d rather have some dental work performed” come to mind.  But after sitt...

Ask an Engineer Why and How, Installment 3: What Happens After I Flush? Number 2, Water Reclamation Plants

Friday, March 1, 2019
Centralized Wastewater Treatment In most municipalities there is a sewerage system (sewers, manholes, pump stations, forcemains, service lines – collectively “sewerage”) that collects the sewage (the wastewater in the system, no “r”) from the homes and businesses and...

Engineering Ethics: The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Monday, February 18, 2019
This edition of the Hamilton Minute comes from one of our newer employees, Tom Green, PE, PLS, CFM.  When Kristen and I interviewed him, we could tell a few things about him right away: He’s smart.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 7 states (He nearly doubles m...

Ask an Engineer Why and How; Installment 2, What Happens After I Flush?; Number 1, Septic Tanks and Outhouses

Friday, February 1, 2019
    Ask an Engineer Why and How Installment 2: What Happens After I Flush?; Number 1, Septic Tanks and Outhouses;   Anyone who’s ever owned a dog has probably, unfortunately, been an eyewitness to the answer to this question.  Poo is food.  So th...

Ask an Engineer Why and How, Installment 1: Introduction

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  Happy New Year!! The purpose of this edition of my blog is to try to explain why I’m a reliable and respected source to provide information about engineering.  I start writing each of these stories as a stream of consciousness that I then re-read, redline, rewrite, cut, ap...