What Is Green Infrastructure?

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On March 2nd of this year, the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) amended Stormwater Management rules went into effect. Under these rules, most projects are required to include Green Infrastructure into their stormwater management designs. Green Infrastructure refers to stormwater management practices that address stormwater runoff through soils, vegetation, or reuse. Some examples include the following: dry wells, pervious paving …

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Regulations in Warehouse Development

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E-commerce was a business that boomed during the COVID pandemic so much so that businesses struggled to keep up with the demand. To be able to meet the demand of the consumer public, many e-commerce companies have started to look to warehousing to increase their ability to produce and distribute their products. However, this may become more difficult for these …

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Top 10 Rules of Communication

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At WJH, we value our clients greatly. One of the great tenants of the relationships with our clients is our ability to communicate succinctly and clearly. Below, please find our WJH’s Top 10 Rules of Communication that our team utilizes when beginning any engineering project we are contracted to perform. Keep client informed of project status Follow up with outside …

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What is a Reserve Study?

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A reserve study is a long-term budgetary planning tool provided to an owner or maintaining entity (ex: Homeowners Association) of a property. The study is a comprehensive inventory of site components, whose purpose is to give an estimate of the replacement and/or repair costs for site work, building construction, and furnishings over a set life expectancy. The quality of materials …

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The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Engineering

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So how does Forensic Engineering Work? We get this question often, so we thought we’d share our Guide to Forensic Engineering. Our “assignment” often begins through a phone call or email from an insurance company adjuster professional, who is looking for a team of talented engineers to determine the cause of damage. Through the initial contact, the scope, location, and …

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The Process Behind Building the River Links Luxury Apartments

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The River Links community consists of 180 luxury apartment units located on 26 acres in Ewing Township, Mercer County, NJ. This was a project that took multiple decades to develop and complete. Below, we will exhibit how this project was started, developed, and completed using our 8 Step Project Completion Process that we highlighted in our blog last month!   …

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WJH Engineering’s 8 Step Project Completion Process

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Every project is unique and can come with its own difficulties or challenges. At WJH, we are ready to accept any challenges that come our way! The following is an example project for a Site Plan. We will show how the project starts with WJH Engineering as an idea and ends as a fully completed project.   Step 1: Brainstorm …

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The Election & its Effects on the Housing Market

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Elections can create an air of confusion and uncertainty. Who will be the next president? What will the next four years be like? Those are just two of the questions that float around people’s minds during long, drawn out election seasons. While we can sit and theorize the answers to all of these questions and more, there is one thing …

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Survey Says! : Changes Coming in 2022

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The current official horizontal and vertical datums of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) are NAD 83 and NAVD 88, respectively, commonly used among surveyors. However, over the near thirty-five years of both datums being used, many issues have been found. These issues are rooted in the fact that both datums are defined primarily by a network of passive geodetic …