Materials Science Bridges the Gap between Catastrophic Event and its Root Cause

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  • 12:58PM Jul 25, 2013
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Notable catastrophic bridge collapses in Minneapolis and Washington State have garnered public attention related to the structural integrity of many of the nation’s bridges. More cause for concern is the 2013 Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers which states that one in nine bridges in the United States is structurally deficient. […]

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Drywall Safety Act of 2012: Increases Regulations on U.S. Manufacturers, but May Not Improve Safety

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  • 1:50PM Feb 05, 2013
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Amidst the Post-Katrina housing boom in the mid-2000s, a domestic shortage of drywall led the United States to import Chinese-manufactured drywall to meet demand. Only months after installation, homeowners who built or remodeled using imported Chinese drywall encountered sulfur-like odors, failed air conditioning systems, and blackened metal surfaces within their homes. Many affected property owners […]

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What We’re Reading: January 31, 2013

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  • 1:57PM Jan 31, 2013
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Check out the latest articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: Class Action Hits Home SPF Insulation J&J Failed to Weigh Hip Metal Debris Risk, Witness Says NIOSH Document Recommends New REL for Hex Chrome Compounds Miss. bill would require more asbestos claim transparency Understanding wear at the atomic scale

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Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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  • 1:59PM Dec 05, 2012
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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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Floor Failure Analysis Reiterates the Need to Consider a Variety of Factors

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  • 2:14PM Oct 14, 2012
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Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is often the cause of debonding and blistering of epoxy coatings; however, the presence of ASR gel doesn’t necessarily mean that it is responsible for any degradation. Near-surface alkali reaction (NSAR) gel has been reported to have much the same effects. Like ASR, it appears as blistering in the low permeability surface […]

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DRI Construction Law Seminar

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  • 2:26PM Sep 20, 2012
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RJ Lee Group is sponsoring DRI’s Construction Law Seminar in Phoenix, AZ.  The Construction Law Seminar is designed to enhance the practice of construction industry professionals, particularly advanced litigators seeking to hone their case resolution skills.  As a sponsor, RJ Lee Group will include informational materials for attendees as well as have some of its […]

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RJ Lee Group Scientists Publish New Study Impacting Risk Models for Asbestos-Related Disease

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  • 11:21AM Aug 10, 2012
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Asbestos and environmental health experts, Mr. Drew Van Orden, P.E., Dr. Richard J. Lee, Mr. Matthew S. Sanchez, and Mr. Matthew D. Zock, CIH, at RJ Lee Group, Inc., an industrial forensic consulting firm and analytical laboratory, recently co-authored three asbestos-centered publications that are now available on the Annals of Respiratory Medicine website. These publications, […]

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Flawed Freeze-Thaw Testing Standards Unreliable for Predicting Concrete Tie Failures

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  • 2:21PM Jul 30, 2012
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The scientific world has achieved remarkable discoveries and innovations responsible for the modern technology we rely on today. Despite our scientific sophistication, the ability to manipulate time—speed it up, slow it down, reverse it—remains largely a figment of our collective imagination, or a plot vehicle in a science fiction novel. This is not a ground-breaking […]

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