SCI News You Can Use: New OSHA Rule Enforcement Date Postponed
A new Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Rule, which was to begin being enforced on June 23, 2016, has been postponed until September 23, 2017. This new rule significantly reduces the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for crystalline silica. The previous PEL was 250 micrograms per cubic meter for the construction industry and is now being
Saturday, 08 July 2017 / Published in Cultural Resources, Natural Resources, News, SCI FYI
Mitchell Archaeological Site Dig
In this issue of SCI FYI, we are sharing a synopsis of The Mitchell Site: An Upgrade, a paper presented by Don Booth at the 82ndAnnual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada. The Mitchell Archaeological Site is a pre-Columbian Mississippian (A.D. 1050-1350) mound center located at the western end of University Drive in Mitchell, Illinois.
Thursday, 16 February 2017 / Published in Geotechnical, News
Managing Southern Illinois’ Mine Subsidence Risk
Southern Illinois has a rich history of coal mining, dating back to the early 1800s where coal was first observed outcropping along the bluffs above the American bottoms.  Fast forward to present day and the historic abandoned underground mine works now pose a significant mine subsidence risk to an area that has seen heavy development. 
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 / Published in Construction Materials Testing, News
Special Inspections: Roof Anchor Testing
Architectural building designs that incorporate large windows for lighting or aesthetic value will have the need for roof anchors. Whether bolted, embedded in concrete or welded, roof anchors are the integral part of the fall arrest system used for window washing crews and other trades that would need to access your building’s façade. The testing