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

OM&M Groundwater Sampling: Why Privatize?

October 4, 2016 | Brian Bausback Topics: Environmental Engineering

Operations, monitoring and maintenance (OM&M) of water and wastewater systems was initially viewed with some skepticism when it first gained traction over three decades ago. However, municipalities are now starting to recognize it’s value as a solution for delivering important public services. Read More

What is an LSRP and What Does the LSRP Do?

September 6, 2016 | Andy Drake Topics: Environmental Engineering

A Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) is an experienced, private-sector environmental professional that is licensed by the State of New Jersey and hired by Responsible Parties (RPs) to direct and oversee environmental investigations and remedial actions in NJ in accordance with applicable ... Read More

The Everglades Restoration Project

August 2, 2016 | Tim Harman Topics: Environmental Engineering

The Greater Everglades once covered over 18,000 square miles from Central Florida and South Florida from north of Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Bay. The unique land and water characteristics of this area produced a rich diversity of plant and animal life unique to the region. Read More

The Gateway Express Project

July 21, 2016 | Robert Sevret Topics: Environmental Engineering

The Gateway Express project was developed to solve transportation issues in Pinellas County. After several projects were abandoned in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the county was left without any major limited-access thoroughfares except for I-275. The Gateway Express project has long been a priority for ... Read More

Crisis Communications Management for High-Risk Industries - Part 2: Response

July 19, 2016 | Michelle Heatherly Topics: Environmental Engineering

In part one, we divided crisis communications into two main segments: preparation (proactive) and response (reactive). As you recall, anticipating and preparing for the unexpected was a three-part process: Read More

Crisis Communications Management for High-Risk Industries - Part 1: Preparation

July 15, 2016 | Michelle Heatherly Topics: Environmental Engineering

When it comes to crises, it is not a matter of if, but when. Every organization is susceptible to a crisis as some accidents and emergencies are inevitable. These situations may or may not be preventable, but you can certainly prepare for them. In fact, the key to surviving crisis situations as a ... Read More

5 Things to Look for When Hiring an Environmental Firm

May 4, 2016 | Robert Sevret Topics: Environmental Engineering

Consultants are often hired for their knowledge and experience in dealing with environmental work and regulations. However, not all firms are the same and finding the right partner for your project can be a bit of a challenge. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating different ... Read More

Why Going With the Cheapest Environmental Firm May Hurt You in the Long Run

April 7, 2016 | Robert Sevret Topics: Environmental Engineering

When selecting an environmental consultant that meets your needs, you should have an internal checklist to satisfy before awarding the contract. Important qualities in a consultant include experience, qualifications, licensing, resource availability and cost. Many companies share the same ... Read More

4 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Environmental Engineering Firm

March 29, 2016 | Andy Hooper Topics: Environmental Engineering

When searching for an environmental engineering firm to partner with, it is important to keep in mind that the most cost effective method to properly assess and remediate your site is not necessarily performed by the firm submitting the least expensive proposal. You should take into consideration ... Read More