HCR Insights

Telemetry Systems - What Are They and How Do We Use Them?

August 17, 2017 | Brian Bausback Topics: Environmental Engineering, Field Work

Telemetry systems were first used in the 19th century. Designed to provide real-time information, these automated communication systems allow data to be collected remotely and transmitted electronically for monitoring. Read More

How Wastewater Must be Treated Before Being Released

February 14, 2017 | Mike Rumen Topics: Groundwater Remediation, Field Work, Groundwater Contamination, Environmental Cleanup

In today's world, there are many different industries that rely on processes that produce large volumes of wastewater containing organic compounds that can be harmful to the environment. Before the wastewater can be discharged into a body of water or sent to a treatment facility for further ... Read More

What is a Geotechnical Assessment?

August 17, 2016 | John Baeringer Topics: Field Work, Site Evaluation

When a site is being evaluated for development, the person responsible for developing the property would order a geotechnical assessment. The primary concern is the foundation and how to properly design the foundation for the building. For example, if builders do not put down the right type of slab ... Read More

What is the Cleanup Process for Environmental Contamination?

July 28, 2016 | Levi Langevin Topics: Field Work, Environmental Cleanup

The goal of any cleanup program is to remediate the site quickly and redevelop the land in ways that benefit communities and local economies. Although cleanup strategies can vary from site to site, there are a few basic steps that are common across the board: Read More

Safety Tips: Working in Extreme Heat

July 12, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety, Field Work

As we enter the heart of the summer season in Florida, temperatures begin to peak and reach potentially dangerous heights for outdoor workers. If you are one of those sweating your way through the work week, you should be aware of the numerous health risks associated with extreme heat and how to ... Read More

The Role of the Field Technician

June 14, 2016 | Tia Burns Topics: Field Work

Field Technicians are essential to the work we do at HCR. They perform a variety of duties at various environmental remediation and industrial service job sites, including wastewater treatment facilities and refineries. Read More