October 21, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play and you have children knocking on your door in their spookiest costumes. Perhaps you are starting to believe you have ghosts lurking in your home. Erie sounds, chilling breezes, and flickering lights can all make you think you have an uninvited supernatural guest.

October 7, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

You never know what could be lurking inside your walls. Mold has always been a common occurrence in residential homes. Only recently people have become more concerned about its existence in their living and work spaces. Ironically new efficient building practices are conducive to mold growth because of their restriction of air flow.

September 23, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 100,000 residential fires occur in the United States annually which equates to 1 every 5 minutes. The causation of these fires are vast and range from intentional arson to lightning strikes and include the leading cause of fire, cooking equipment. Determining the cause of fire is not always easy and can be deceptive.

September 9, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966    

How often do you drive over a bridge, through a tunnel, or on a winding road with retaining walls? How many times have you heard of a home “settling” with cracked walls? Perhaps you live in an area where sinkholes are occurring more often. These frequent occurrences may seem to have nothing in common, but all are directly related to geotechnical engineering.

August 26, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

In recent years computer forensics has quietly been utilized to resolve cases that would otherwise may have gone unsolved. Computers and digital devices are capable of retaining data and play an integral part in modern society. Criminals are now using these devices to commit offenses ranging from identity theft to drug trafficking. Because of these threats, the science of computer forensics is being looked to in more investigations.

August 12, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

One of the most important responsibilities employers have is to maintain the safety of their employees. In 2012 there were about 3 million reported cases of employees being injured on the job. Of those cases, over 900,000 were categorized as lost time injuries. Additionally, almost 5 thousand people lost their lives due to work related accidents.

July 22, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 10 million car accidents that occur in the United States each year. You most likely drive past these car accidents frequently. The cause of these accidents are not always clear and may be difficult to analyze. Fortunately biomechanics can be used to understand the impact accidents have on the human body.

July 15, 2014 by Establishing "Why" Since 1966

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.  So far the season has been relatively calm.  But no one knows what Mother Nature has in store for the rest of the season.  Each year devastating winds and relentless rain pounds the east coast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean causing millions to lose power and thousands to lose their homes.