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November 30, 2020

Jeff Phillips Starts Sustainable Materials Management Position with SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers welcomes Project Manager Jeff Phillips to the Clive, Iowa office. Jeff works with a growing number of solid waste management clients interested in integrating sustainable materials management into their solid waste master plans. The practice is widely known as Integrated Solid Waste Management, ISWM. Jeff Phillips comes ...

November 30, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Standard Coordinate Systems for Landfill Topographic Maps

Landfill engineers rely heavily on topographic maps in their design work. Topographic maps present elevation contours, known as contour lines, for changes in the ground surface. Surveying companies create contour lines by performing land surveys, Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) surveys, or aerial mapping. In all cases, the topographic ...

November 23, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Familiarization with Site History before Design Work for Landfills

Landfills are large and dynamic systems that can take several decades to develop. Unlike many other infrastructure projects that have a beginning and an end to the construction of the project, landfills constantly grow and change due to many factors, including but not limited to: The type of waste ...

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to Sandy Ripplinger, SCS Engineers’ New Director of Health and Safety

  On Tuesday, November 10th, SCS Engineers announced the promotion of Sandra Ripplinger to Director of Health & Safety. Sandy will oversee all industrial health and safety guidance and training for the SCS employee-owners in her expanded role, reporting to the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer Curtis ...

November 17, 2020

SCS Webinar: Design, Build and Operate Landfills for Extreme Weather Resiliency

Each U.S. region faces unique weather and climate events. Solid waste facilities and landfills are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather since these facilities are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability. Register for SCS Engineers’ November ...

November 16, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Long Term Performance of Landfill Final Covers

About the Author: Ali Khatami, Ph.D., P.E. There are several hundreds of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills in the United States. Many of these landfills are anticipated to remain active for decades to come, and Federal and state rules require slopes reaching permitted final elevations to be closed within ...

November 11, 2020

Wishing all Veterans a Safe and Happy Veteran’s Day

Meet Brian Eigenberger of our Charlotte, NC office. Brian is an Associate Scientist and an Air Force Veteran recently joining the SCS Engineers team in August! Brian’s love for the outdoors sparked his interest in geology and environmental services, leading to his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the ...

November 9, 2020

Marion County Hires SCS Engineers for the Baseline Landfill Cell Closure

Marion County has awarded SCS the planning, designing, permitting, bid phase services, construction quality assurance (CQA) services, and construction contract management for the approximately 50-acre baseline landfill cell No. 3 closure. The County sought a firm specializing in solid waste, with landfill closure experience in Florida to provide the ...

November 5, 2020

Built to Last: Design, Build and Operate Landfills for Extreme Weather Resiliency

Each U.S. region faces unique weather and climate events. Solid waste facilities and landfills are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather since these facilities are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability. Register for SCS Engineers’ November ...

November 4, 2020

4 Tips to Simplify Your Next SPCC Plan Review

Is your facility’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan due for review? The SPCC regulations require that SPCC Plans be reviewed at least once every five years, whether or not there have been changes at the facility. Make your next review easier by following these four tips. Perform ...