Environmental Site Assessments
Your Source for Phase 1 and 2 ESA and Waste Characterization Services
Making an educated business decision on the viability of a potential development site requires an understanding of its current conditions and past activities. FNA Engineering Services offers environmental site assessment services to assist in your real estate transaction decision-making process.
Our assessments identify potentially hazardous materials, problematic ground conditions, and environmental contaminants that may present construction difficulties and liability issues for property owners. FNA’s team of experienced environmental engineers has conducted hundreds of assessments, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental site assessments for a variety of commercial properties. Our expertise with various building departments and regulatory bodies’ standards minimizes your risk during transactions and helps you navigate the best solutions for your project.
FNA begins Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments with an overall visual inspection of a commercial, industrial, or multi-family property. We aim to identify potential issues such as soil staining, signs of unlawful disposal, above and underground storage vessels, and underground water sources. Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments also identify potential contaminants from off-site sources. The next step FNA takes is to review historical documents, aerial photographs, records of use, water usage reports, and many other sources to compile a report that summarizes the environmental conditions of a site.
Based on FNA’s Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment findings, our team performs highly specific tests to confirm or deny the presence of hazardous materials. Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments involve collecting samples of various elements like soil, groundwater, and asbestos to send to a laboratory. Following lab testing, a report detailing the conclusions is provided and used to determine recommendations for necessary remediation.
Various materials are unearthed during excavation projects. Some of these materials are safely disposed of, producing minimal environmental or health concerns. However, some are hazardous and subject to various local, state, and federal regulations. FNA’s team of experts performs hazardous waste characterization assessments to identify substances of concern and the threats they present.
The EPA requires a waste characterization profile to be created for any hazardous waste removal and presented to treatment and disposal facilities before being shipped there. To avoid fines, sanctions, or even jailing, waste characterizations must be accurate and specific. FNA’s waste characterization experts ensure all necessary information is included and soils are shipped off-site at the appropriate disposal area in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Environmental site assessments and waste characterization services are critical, but they are only two elements of construction and development projects. FNA offers a full suite of engineering services to provide our clients with streamlined, cohesive processes.
Our experienced engineers specialize in designing, managing, and consulting on projects needing solutions for:
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