Where the Heart is. People are the heart of every community. It’s a perfect day to go out for a walk in the park. Enjoy nature’s beauty and being outside. #TakeAWalkInTheParkRead More
Solutions as Unique as Your Problems - This month we’re shining the Spottlight on the unique solutions we provide our clients. We’re using National Cookie Cutter Week as a reminder that one size does not fit all!Read More
Whether it’s a steep and rocky site, contaminated building, hard-to-reach location, regulatory requirement, creaky old boiler or flickering lights . . . there’s no need to be scared! Our solutions are as unique as your problems.Read More
National Water Quality Month reminds us that it takes much more than just turning on the tap to guarantee clean, potable water. The average person uses approximately 80 gallons of water or more per day. The water we use includes bathing, cleaning, household waste, and drinking water. Depending on where we live, the amount of water, usage, population and treatment facilities available vary. Around the world, these variables change greatly. In some villages, available drinkable water is scarce and indoor plumbing does not exist. Protecting our water resources and educating ourselves about water quality is an important goal of National Water Quality Month.
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The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.Read More
Celebrating Communities and their Parks
April is a great month to get outside and celebrate in our communities. Local Government Week (April 9-13) is dedicated to commending the hard work of our local government officials and their staffs. For one week each April the National Park Foundation celebrates America’s treasures. National Park Week(April 21-29) is a time to explore amazing places and discover stories of history and culture.
If you walk down the street, drive on a highway, take off or land at an airport, enjoy a boat ride on the lake, ride a train across the countryside, take your children to the neighborhood park, or ride/walk on public trail that activity has been in some way facilitated by the work of a Professional Surveyor.Read More
Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. This week is a time for everyone to celebrate and recognize the people who create today’s awe-inspiring wonders like cloud-busting skyscrapers and human travel to Mars. And a great opportunity to reflect on how very different our lives would be without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers and cars.Read More
SSM welcomes Joshua James, EIT as a Graduate Engineer in the Water and Wastewater Engineering Department. Josh is a 2016 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering.
We congratulate Kevin Hoffman, SIT on earning his Surveyor-In-Training Certification. Kevin is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with an A.A.S. in Surveying Technologies. He is responsible for conducting field topographical and property surveys, engineering surveys, records research, preparing plots, calculations and legal descriptions for properties; establishing field control; construction stakeout; and monumentation. He is trained in using Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble robotic instruments, Leica ScanStation, AutoCAD and Cyclone.
Every day brings a heightened sense that there is a crispness in the air reminding us that another messy, wet, and sometimes brutal winter is just around the corner. Without much warning, temperatures, wind and heavy snow can bring about catastrophic damage in the form of collapsed roofs, ruptured pipes and even flooding.Read More
Fire protection systems are essential to the safety of your employees and protection of your property. But more than that, these systems are essential in helping you to manage the risks associated with business continuity. Imagine the impact on your business or organization if a key production line were to go off-line for an extended period of time, if the runoff from a fire event were to cause an environmental impact, or if the assets in your building (from equipment to historical artefacts) were to be destroyed.Read More
Parks and recreation spaces have traditionally provided visitors with an opportunity for relaxation and recharge. They are a great spot for walking your dog, tossing the Frisbee, or enjoying a picnic with friends. Today’s spaces are equipped with walking trails, seating areas, fitness stations, privacy nooks, WIFI access and power blocks, and programming.Read More