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Our stack samplers have key clients they do The FTIR can be used to measure room air, Elements is published by Civil & Environmental
work for routinely—annually, semi-annually, etc. exhaust emissions, material offgassing and Consultants, Inc. for clients, business partners
Of course that’s often considered a commodity process operations to help our clients optimize and other associates.
in the industry, but CEC breaks away from processes and control equipment in real time.
the commodity mentality by providing high- FTIR is fast becoming the preferred method Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
quality service and extensive knowledge, and for monitoring stack emission sources in the 333 Baldwin Road
by being extremely responsive to client needs; cement, chemical manufacturing, ethanol Pittsburgh, PA  15205
communicating with them thoroughly and production, wood products, electronics and
frequently. And though the client is hiring automobile industries.
CEC, they really are hiring the person or the G E F F B O T T O M L E Y   |   Publisher
team of people doing the work. It’s a personal Having worked in a number
business relationship. of places, what’s so great E M I LY C H I O D O   |   Editor/Writer

Q What is CEC doing to stay Q about CEC? T A R A K I R K M A N   |   Art Director
on the cutting edge?
The culture we have is so attractive. B D & E , I N C . , P I T T S B U R G H   |   Design
A We recently added new technology
to our in-house arsenal to analyze A I’m having fun again. We also have PHOTO CREDITS
dozens of analytes in a complex a really special group of people; Massery Photography, Inc.
gas matrix simultaneously and in real time. innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Paul Christian Sperka
We can measure hundreds of hazardous air Jenkins, for instance. Last year, Paul won Yates Bateman for TNASLA
pollutants (HAP) like benzene and naphthalene, CEC’s Award for Innovation for a gas analysis Gwen Griffith
and also criteria pollutants like NOx and SO2. “time-sharing” technique he developed and Rick Celender
applied for continuous emission monitoring Emily Chiodo
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy systems (CEMS). I did my first stack sampling Michael Ciccone
(FTIR) is a technique that has been around in 1974, as did Paul. He claims he’s going to Tara Kirkman
for years, but the technology used to perform continue performing stack sampling until he
it has become faster and more sensitive. The has done it for 50 years. Paul may be the first For information, address changes, corrections or
instruments we have are specifically for gas stack sampler in the U.S. who will achieve that additions to the mailing list, contact 1.800.365.2324
applications. The technology can identify goal, but we have others like Mike Mowery or email
individual organic and inorganic compounds who are just a few years behind him and will
in complex mixtures and the quantity of each be striving to achieve that goal as well. There OFFICES
compound—from PPB to several percent levels. is such a high level of commitment to the
work that we do. n Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus project received Bridgeport, WV
the first-ever Engineering + Science Award of Excellence Charlotte, NC
during AIA Pittsburgh’s Design Pittsburgh 2015 awards. Chicago, IL
The Engineering + Science category was introduced to the Cincinnati, OH
awards program in 2015. n Columbus, OH
Detroit, MI
The Axis at Block During the West Virginia Export, PA
400 project received Brownfields Conference Greenville, SC
the top award in Morgantown, CEC Indianapolis, IN
for Real Estate received the Environmental Knoxville, TN
Development, and Impact Award for its role Nashville, TN
the Ironworks at Keystone project received on the Brooke-Hancock Philadelphia, PA
both the top award for Neighborhood Brownfields Task Force. The goal of the Phoenix, AZ
Revitalization and an honor award for Real task force is to identify and redevelop Pittsburgh, PA
Estate Development at the Indy Chamber brownfields sites in the northern panhandle (Headquarters)
Monumental Awards in Indianapolis. n of West Virginia. n Sayre, PA
Sevierville, TN
St. Louis, MO
Toledo, OH

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CEC sponsors a Photo-of-the-Month contest
encouraging employees to submit photos from
their work sites. The winning photo is published
on CEC’s internal website and social media pages.
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