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Environmental Noise Measurement

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Environmental Noise Measurement If you read my post about indoor noise, you know we get into some environmental topics that differ from the traditional asbestos, lead, and mold only problems that plague building owners and occupants. Talking about indoor noise is one thing, but what about noise that most of the time is out of our control – environmental noise? And how do we measure environmental noise? Usually we may…

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage?

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage? We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but even more so as we get close to August. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in 2005 and in the years since. After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, we worked to help Building Owners…

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to help Building Owners and Contractors in the aftermath of both storms. Most of our work was mold related, but we did a fair amount of asbestos work as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Our work ranged from Pascagoula, Mississippi, all the way to southwest Louisiana. We worked…

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later, Part 1 We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but a little less as time passes. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in August 2005 and in the years since. Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to…

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Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later

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Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later To say that 2015 is moving along pretty quickly is an understatement. One thing that may have slipped past many of us, like the rapid passage of time, is the fact that we’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. Over the past couple of weeks I’d thought of the storms from time to time,…

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Speaking at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos and Lead Workshop

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Wynn L. White Consulting Engineers, Inc. is excited to announce an upcoming asbestos speaking engagement. Chris White, P.E., LEED AP, CBCP will speak at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos and Lead Workshop on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The workshop is free and runs from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm. This workshop will cover the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP), provide a summary of the proposed rule revisions related to Chapter…

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Misadventures in Environmental Hazard Abatement and Demolition Projects – Part 2

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At the end of our last episode in this epic saga, we’d just received bids on our environmental hazard abatement and demolition project. And if you’ll remember, the low bidder won the job with the low, low price of $345,678. I was apprehensive, and so were my clients, but the contractor, in his best infomercial pitch, promised he’d do the job just exactly as we designed. And if we acted…

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What Do You Do When Your Environmental Consultant Quits?

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What Do You Do When Your Environmental Consultant Quits? If you’re like me, you’re not too fond of change. At the very least, not fond of big changes. I like being comfortable – who doesn’t? One area where facility owners, managers, and project designers all like to be comfortable is with their environmental consultant. So when you find a good environmental consultant and you enjoy working with them, you like…

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Misadventures in Environmental Hazard Abatement and Demolition Projects

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Almost two years ago we began pre-design work on an environmental hazard abatement and demolition project, some of my favorite work. I enjoy these projects because, well, we have a fair amount of environmental hazard abatement and demolition project experience, and demolition is fun. This is a pretty big project, involving 9 buildings, with an approximately 300’ x 300’ footprint. And located right off a heavily traveled street.  By the…

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Spring Training & Mold – What is the Connection?

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What is the Connection Between Spring Training & Mold Problems? It’s that time of year again! Pitchers and catchers report in two days!!!! If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct what caused the original mold problem. The…

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