Our comprehensive line of decommissioning services provide our clients with the proper planning and implementation of facility demolition and asset recovery that is necessary for the successful retirement of company assets.
Assessment and Planning
Proper planning begins with adequate assessments. We have performed thousands of hazardous materials surveys and site inventories to identify asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), mercury, solid wastes, microbial contamination, and containers or storage areas of hazardous materials and wastes. Our surveys also identify materials that may be potentially recovered for recycling or future re-use.
Historical use of many industrial sites may have left a legacy of soil and groundwater contamination. Our initial assessments identify potential sources of contamination where a release may have occurred and the regulation (e.g., RCRA, CERCLA, or TSCA) required to maintain compliance. If a reasonable possibility for a release exists, we collect soil, vapor, and groundwater samples to assess the presence and extent of contamination.
From these assessments, the most effective plans can be developed. These plans may consist of demolition specifications in accordance with CSI, remedial work plans, health and safety plans, and plans necessary for local and state compliance or financial assistance.
Waste Stream Management
Often facilities designated for decommissioning have numerous containers, tanks, and vats of known and unknown substances. Waste characterization of individual containers may be cost prohibitive. We can implement field testing to identify compatible wastes and consolidate these wastes to reduce the number of waste streams. This process greatly lowers costs of characterization, packaging, storage, shipping and disposal.
We have supervised the structural demolition of hundreds of buildings. Our demolition specifications and health and safety plans provide the instructions for all contractors and inspectors to use when conducting activities on-site. During demolition we have ensured regulatory compliance with key issues such as UST removal, electric equipment removal, and abatement of asbestos, lead, and microbial growth. When necessary, we provide site clearance, air monitoring and the coordination of site-wide dust control. This may be required with abating asbestos, lead, microbial growth, or other site-specific contaminants.
Recycling and Re-use
To control costs and maintain corporate sustainability initiatives, we incorporate asset recovery tasks in the demolition specifications to reclaim steel, brick, crushed concrete, used equipment, and other recyclable or repurposable material. We assist with the proper steps to ensure that the re-used materials are free of contamination or are appropriate for their next use.
After the buildings and structures have been demolished and removed from the site, we provide services to define the extent of soil, soil vapor, and groundwater contamination. We apply a risk-based health analysis to establish an appropriate clean-up level and remediation activity that is appropriate for the future use of the site. Remediation technologies have included removal actions, in-place treatment of soil and groundwater, hydraulic control of groundwater, and specifically designed covers.
Finally, our economic develop services are peerless in developing the appropriate re-use of the site and identifying the available financial incentives for eligible activities. We have assist with returning industrial properties to neighborhood schools, national battlefield parks, commercial retail, and high-density residential use. See our case studies to review these projects.
Working With Us
We have successfully assisted with the decommissioning and demolition of hundreds of commercial and industrial facilities. These facilities include steel processing, steel foundries, glass foundries, paper manufacturing, plastic manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, commercial retail, multi-family, and more. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your next project.