3 reasons why drainage is important on site

In Sydney, stormwater management is an extremely important task that needs to be completed, especially when working on a site. Site managers and supervisors carry many responsibilities when it comes to wastewater management, and one of the most important aspects of wastewater management. Although it may seem like a minor thing, achieving and maintaining proper...
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What is environmental engineering?

Engineering can be defined as the area of science that is concerned with the design, development and use of the world around us, from buildings to engines and machinery. However, when people think of engineering, they primarily think of the man-made environment, and the strains of engineering that are associated with it, such as mechanical,...
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How an environmental consultant can help you

  Across Sydney, there are many sites and premises that fall victim to poor environmental practices, with many not even knowing that these practices are occurring. If you believe that your site or premises may be victim to poor environmental practices, one thing you can do is contact an environmental consultant. Environmental consultants can assist...
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When do you need a civil engineer?

If you’re looking to develop or alter a man-made environment, such as a building, a bridge or a road, you’ll need to employ a civil engineer. Civil engineers design, develop and supervise every aspect of infrastructure projects to ensure that they meet certain requirements. As Sydney continues to develop, civil engineers are finding more projects...
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How a stormwater engineer can help you

Whether you’re in the city or out in the country, there will come a time that you will find yourself affected by stormwater. Many cities, suburbs, parks and farms have issues when it comes to stormwater, whether it be redirection, treatment or disposal. Fortunately, for when issues with stormwater arise, or if you know that...
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Our engineers in action

  Western Sydney University release a bi-annual magazine called GradLife, detailing what is currently happening at the university, as well as updates on alumni accomplishments since they’ve graduated from the university. In the winter 2018 edition of the magazine, in a piece titled, ‘Employers Rank Our Graduates Ahead of Other Sydney Universities’, Daniel and Jacob...
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Why acoustic assessments are a vital part of any proposed development

At EnviroTech, we’re a company who engage in a wide variety of environmental consultancy work. From professional engineers to bushfire consultants, we have a multi-disciplinary team who can handle any environmental service that will help you meet your local council and state government requirements for approving development applications. Part of our work involves assessing the...
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How we can work with the environment toward a sustainable future

With the growing population comes a greater need to find new ways to protect the environment. The best way we can do this is by working with our environment, in various areas, and developing plans in each of these areas that will both cater for the short term and the long term. From wastewater management...
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Why wastewater management is so important

Water is undoubtedly our most vital resource. Since the 1990’s, areas in the south-east parts of Australia, for example, have experienced a 15-20% decline in rainfall during the autumn and winter months. Quite obviously, this is a huge problem, and swift action must be taken to ensure as much water as possible is preserved. As...
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Soil sample testing on site investigations

When developing a new property or performing major renovations on an existing one, an important preparatory step is to have a geotechnical site investigation. These investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers or engineering geologists in order to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations...
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Wastewater Management 101: Greywater

At Envirotech, we specialise in many areas of wastewater management. This month we take a dive into the subject of greywater. Not all Wastewater Needs To Be Waste The term wastewater can be misleading to some people. As more people are becoming aware of the need to conserve and manage the earth’s vital resources, the...
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Safety in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Harmful substances in wastewater treatment sites can seriously affect the health and safety of employees. Effective wastewater management requires strict safety practices that follow occupational health and safety laws. Wastewater companies must take preventative actions and exercise disaster preparedness to keep the workplace safe. Design Considerations Developing a wastewater treatment plan is a complex process...
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Soil Testing For Building Projects

Soil is an important resource in any construction project because it serves as a foundation. It is essential that the foundation is strong as the stability of the structure depends on it. Clay, silt, sand, gravel, peat and loam are among the common soil types in a construction site. Each of these soil types differ...
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Stormwater Management Strategies

Any water that is a product of condensation such as rainwater or melted snow eventually absorbs into the ground, this process produces what we call stormwater. Naturally, the ground will absorb the water runoffs and in one form or another it is discharged into a body of water such as rivers, coastal waters, and ocean....
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Difference Between an Environmental Engineer and Civil Engineer

There is often a confusion between an environmental engineer and civil engineer. While both are involved in dealing with planning, designing, construction and maintenance, each one has distinct areas of specialties. Below is a comparison that differentiates the two. Environmental Engineer Deals with water, air and soil contamination, landfills, soil contaminants, industrial runoff and smoke...
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An Insight into what our Ecologists Look for

Our ecologists here at Envirotech look for all evidence of fauna when out on site. ‘Evidence’ does not just include the animals we physically see or hear (bird and frog calls etc), but also traces of animals including scratch/gnaw marks, the identification of faeces (all species faeces is unique making it possible to identify down...
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Are you scared of venomous snakes?

Are you scared of venomous snakes? If you get close enough to identify the shape of their belly scales (as they strike), your fears may be rest assured!   All venomous snakes from the family Elapidae or Elapids have elongated scales on their underside. Species belonging to the Elapidae family include the common eastern brown...
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Why Hire a Geotechnical Engineer for Your Next Project

The different characteristics of soil and earth conditions makes development and construction projects a little challenging. The services of a professional geotechnical expert is highly recommended in order to ensure that the newly built home or building project is suitable to the site’s physical environment. A geotechnical engineer conducts geotechnical site investigation and assessment in...
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