In the article Update on PFAS and Massachusetts Drinking Water, Kirsten discusses how emerging contaminants of concern, such as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), can affect the general public, and how MassDEP is working to implement guidelines and regulations to reduce human exposure to PFAS through drinking water. Recently, (after the article went to press), MassDEP announced its intention to begin the process of establishing a drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) for certain PFAS. The State’s website provides additional information regarding MassDEP’s statement. (January 2019)
Stacie’s article, Paving Your Way to Success, discusses the seven primary causes of asphalt distress and stresses the importance of having an assessment and maintenance plan for parking lots in order to preserve the property's aesthetics, ensure customer and tenant safety, and extend the service life of the pavement. (January 2019)
Aspire, the concrete bridge magazine, highlights Kleinfelder in the article "Designing for the Real World." Featuring Jim Frost, Robert Torres, Keith Gazaway, and Wade Brown, the article discusses how Kleinfelder applies in-house expertise, including structural and bridge engineering, geotechnical, environmental, and construction management services, to ensure bridge designs meet every stakeholder's needs while offering efficient constructability. (December 2018)
Jonnas Jacques' article, 'Piloting Innovation in the Waters of Boston, Massachusetts,' was recently published in NEWEA's Winter Journal. The article, which Jonnas co-authored with David Peterson (Project Manager from our Boston office) and Amy Schofield (Project Manager from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission), discusses the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the assessment of underground pipelines, culverts, and conveyance conduits. (December 2018)
Dr. Bradley Erskine's paper, Characterization of asbestiform glaucophane-winchite in the Franciscan Complex blueschist, northern Diablo Range, California, was recently published in the Journal of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. The paper summarizes the results of a source-rock characterization of asbestiform amphibole in Franciscan Complex blueschists of northern California. (December 2018)
Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Change Planner with Kleinfelder, talks about East Boston and Charlestown’s plans to protect neighborhoods from climate-related flooding. Kleinfelder is helping cities and towns to develop resiliency plans, starting with research to understand their most vulnerable areas and prioritize projects, both short-term and long-term. (November 2018)
Kleinfelder’s Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Change Planner, explains how municipalities can benefit from Planning and Action Grants. The grants are part of the Mass. Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, which aims to improve communities’ resilience to climate impacts including increased flooding, extreme heat, drought, and wildfire. Kleinfelder is an MVP Certified Provider.
Scott’s article, "Improving Your Lot's Life," discusses how building and facility owners can extend the service life of their pavement/parking lots, saving tens of thousands of dollars from reduced maintenance costs.
Ashraf discusses oil and gas production and environmental regulations in Texas with The Permian Basin Petroleum Association.
Dr. Md. Nafiul Haque, Kleinfelder Geotechnical Engineer, recently published a paper titled ‘Estimation of Pile Setup and Incorporation of Resistance Factor in Load Resistance Factor Design Framework’ in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. (August 2018)