New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Legislation

On March 20th, 2024, Governor Phil Murphy signed new affordable housing legislation into law. This new legislation provides a formal framework and timeline for municipalities to determine their affordable housing obligations (i.e., the number of units required), and it imposes strict deadlines for municipalities to act on these obligations. Also, this new legislation prohibits wealthy towns from paying their way

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Understanding the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse: The Impact of the Cargo Ship Collision

On March 26th, The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed within seconds of being struck by a cargo ship leaving the city’s port. This collapse sent shockwaves throughout both the local community and the engineering world. Such unprecedented incidents raise questions about the efficacy of modern engineering techniques, and the vulnerability of the world’s ageing infrastructure. Why the

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Most of our clients (contractors, builders, and commercial site owners/operators) are required to file and maintain a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). A SWPPP is a site-specific document consisting of plans and a written report addressing the sources of stormwater pollution present at a construction site. This stormwater pollution can come in the form of sediment runoff, fallen leaves and

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Do April Showers Bring May Flowers?

Once April 1st comes around, many people know that it’s time to take their rain boots, umbrellas, and ponchos out of storage for the spring. The age-old saying “April showers bring May flowers” has been around for longer than you think. In fact, the phase originates from a short poem written by a man named Thomas Tussler, way back in

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The Impact of De-icing on Porous Pavement

Porous bituminous pavement is a type of paved surface that has a higher percentage of voids than typical pavement. These voids allow water to pass through the surface easily, reaching the groundwater table beneath. Porous pavement is becoming increasingly useful to land developers, as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) classifies it as a form of “Green Infrastructure,”

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Civil 3D’s Cut-Fill Capabilities

AutoCAD Civil 3D is a very intricate program that is widely used in the Civil Engineering and Surveying Professions. Throughout the years, this program has been optimized to expedite the design process and new capabilities have been added to assist civil engineers in a wide range of tasks. One capability that our team at WJH Engineering utilizes to provide value

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