Radon gas can enter a building anywhere it is in contact with the ground, which means that any building can have Radon: new and old buildings, well-sealed and drafty buildings, buildings with or without a basement, your home, your office, and even your kid’s school. The EPA estimates that one in five US schools has….
When you think of Marie Curie you probably think of her as a famous scientist and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. And if you’ve been following us for a while you might recall that the unit of measure for radon gas is named in honor of her, the picocurie (pCi/L). But did….
One of the most infamous tales from our history with radiation is the Radium Girls. These young women worked in watch factories in the early 1900’s, painting watch dials with self-luminous paint, which contained radium. The women were instructed to point the paint brush with their lips to ensure a fine tip. Celebrities in their….
If someone told you that drinking Radium infused water would cure more than 150 ailments, would you drink it? That is exactly what happened in the 1920’s to a wealthy socialite named Eben Byers. After suffering a broken arm that refused to heal, upon his doctor’s recommendation Byers started drinking RadiThor, a radioactive elixir billed….
There is a silent killer in your home, Radon gas. You cannot see, taste, or smell Radon but long-term exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates Radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally during….
In the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. Wishing everyone hope and prosperity in the new year. DOWNLOAD a fresh calendar to keep you on track!
Lighting Safety – Exterior Lighting Plans and Considerations While our crime rate is low compared to the urban violence found in other parts of the country, some condominium and homeowner associations still recognize a need for security tools such as key fobs, Ring doorbell systems, cameras, gates, and guard houses. Of all these systems, perhaps….
Emerging technology and innovations are continually transforming the building inspection process. We are constantly evaluating and adopting appropriate new technologies to provide additional knowledge and information for our clients. One inspection innovation in particular—the use of drones—has been a change driver for Criterium Lalancette & Dudka Engineers in recent years, reaching areas that were previously….
Addressing the Reality Since brick masonry exterior facades are supposed to have useful lives of 100 years or more, a prevalent myth is masonry facades are virtually maintenance free, needing little discussion by the condo board, and a rare cost item in reserve fund studies. In reality, masonry maintenance is discussed often with a great….
You can now add a drone to your building inspection! Does your building have a high roof that you cannot see from the ground? Perhaps your HOA needs construction material measurements? Harnessing the power and versatility of a drone inspection is the most efficient way to accomplish these tasks. Call us today for more information!….