Building Sciences

Building Sciences

  • Published On: August 17, 2022

    In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If […]

  • Published On: November 22, 2021

    As an asbestos inspector, this must be the number one misconception that most of my clients have about whether or not they need an asbestos survey. For some reason the conversation always ends up going a little something like this: Client: “Yeah business is really good and we are getting […]

  • Published On: November 22, 2021

    Molds are naturally occurring in the environment and are found almost everywhere, including indoors. However, at high concentrations, molds can affect the health of humans, especially immunocompromised or hypersensitive individuals. Exposure to molds, and the mycotoxins they produce, can lead to adverse health effects, such as fungal infections, rash, fever, […]

  • Published On: October 29, 2020

    In order to understand concerns associated with historical oil/gas exploration and production, it is important to understand the actual processes undertaken during the exploration and production of oil/gas.  Oil and gas drilling in the U.S. began in Pennsylvania in 1859, and 1893 in Texas. This early type of drilling was […]

  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If […]

  • Published On: June 2, 2020

    August Mack is prepared to support businesses dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 30 years, we have handled new and emerging issues and become a valued partner to companies across the country. We understand that the current situation is constantly evolving and are ready to help our clients in all markets. We can support your company via minimizing risk in high volume areas, routine disinfection of facilities, and preparation for re-opening.

  • Published On: May 21, 2020

    August Mack was retained by a national architecture firm in order to perform asbestos-containing material (ACM) inspections in nine buildings. These inspections were conducted within university campus buildings that were slated for renovation as part of an energy efficiency initiative. The inspections involved a thorough preemptive walk-through to visually identify […]

  • Published On: February 19, 2020

    The Flint drinking water crisis started in the spring of 2014 when Flint, Michigan changed its public water supply source to the Flint River and officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors to the water. The lack of corrosion inhibitors caused lead to leach from aging supply lines and contaminate the […]

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