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CAPACCIO Achieves 6th Place In ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work Contest
July 2014

CAPACCIO is proud to announce it achieved 6th place - out of approximately 500 environmental firms who entered across the US and Canada - in ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work contest. ZweigWhite provides management information and expertise to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms worldwide. CAPACCIO, and this year's other winners, will be officially announced and honored at . ZweigWhite’s Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on September 25-26, 2014. 

The contest, which was based on anonymous employee surveys, was conducted by ELI Research, and recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline firms in the US and Canada.  The results are based on questions regarding workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.

CAPACCIO’s vision includes being a great place to work, with a talented, energetic, and passionately engaged staff committed to the success of our clients and to each other. Toward this end, we foster an atmosphere for professional growth, innovation, teamwork, open-communication, and feeling valued, and are very excited to be recognized for our efforts toward this goal.

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Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center presented “Mercury An Old Problem With New Implications” at NEWEA’s Annual Conference in Boston
January 20, 2014

From January 26 through the 29, New England Water Environment Federation (NEWEA) held its Annual Conference and Exhibit at the Boston Marriott Hotel.  This prestigious conference, which attracts over 2000 engineers, consultants, scientists, operators, and students featured a variety of technical sessions, over 200 exhibitor displays, presentations on state-of-the-art wastewater treatment concepts, and information on other water environment issues.

On Wednesday, January 29, Bill Potochniak, PE, Practice Area Leader Healthcare and Education, from Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., (CAPACCIO) along with Dave Foye, PE, Senior Engineer, MEP, from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center(BIDMC)  in Boston, presented a technical session on “Mercury—An Old Problem with New Implications.”

Although rampant use of elemental mercury no longer takes place in modern healthcare facilities, environmental regulatory agencies have increased enforcement against healthcare institutions relative to the discharge of mercury which can be contained in wastewater discharged from research and clinical laboratories to the sewer.  In the metro-Boston area, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority enforces an effluent limitation of one part per billion from regulated industries and institutions.   Successfully treating laboratory wastewater to meet such stringent effluent limits hinges on selecting a treatment method that can handle the predominant species of mercury contained in the effluent.
CAPACCIO and BIDMC’s technical presentation focused on the initial testing and ultimate design and installation of a mercury removal system at one of BIDMC’s clinical and research buildings. The presentation demonstrated the importance of the pilot testing phase in the design process and how it led to the full-scale system design.  In addition, Mr. Potochniak and Mr. Foye outlined the planning and coordination process and challenges that surfaced during the procurement, construction, and installation process.

For technical questions or information regarding the aforementioned presentation, please contact Bill Potochniak at 508-970-0033 ext. 134 or

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