How to Streamline Your Lead Service Line Inventory By Susan Fenhaus, PE, and Kurtis DeShaw, PE – If you’re reading this article, you may have circled October 16, 2024, on your calendar. This is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deadline to submit your water system’s Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory. While not due for a while, this project can be long and involves lots of planning and possibly some detective work on your part. We have combed through some helpful pieces of information to help streamline this process for you. While following EPA’s guidelines, each state has provided tools and tips to help their communityRead More →

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Lead Service Line Inventory 101: What You Need to Know By Kurtis DeShaw, PE, and Susan Fenhaus, PE – Conducting an inventory of the lead service lines in your community—just the thought of it probably makes your head spin. Regardless of the records you have and the data at your disposal, there are some critical things you need to know before you begin your utility’s Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory.The following information may be a review for some and new to others. Regardless of where you are in this task, here are some things to help you navigate through this requirement. Q: What is aRead More →

Cross-Laminated Timber Applications for Every Project By Reed Newcomer, PE – Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is seeing increased use by architects and engineers because of the numerous structural applications it can accomplish in a wide variety of buildings projects. While CLT panels are typically used for horizontal elements such as roof and floor elements, they are becoming more common for vertical elements such as walls and cores. In other words, there are CLT applications for pretty much every project in the built environment. What’s So Special About CLT? CLT falls under the mass timber umbrella. While there are similar mass timber products like nail-laminated timber (NLT)Read More →