What Lies Beneath: Environmental Concerns In Construction

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
  • While replacing municipal utilities the excavation contractor pulls up a greenish-gray bucket of soil smelling like diesel fuel. 
  • During construction of a new downtown office building on an existing parking lot, it was discovered that the previous building had simply been knocked-down and buried beneath the pavement.
  • Redevelopment of a blighted property is all set to go, as soon as the abandoned buildings can be safely torn down and properly disposed of.

Historical activities that occurred on or adjacent to a property often leave hidden contamination or buried debris in the subsurface. Sometimes even the existing building materials can be hazardous, such as the instance of asbestos or lead-based paint. Learning about these environmental issues during construction or redevelopment can often result in delays, change orders, and project overruns. 

Learn about how a pre-construction environmental assessment can help identify and address environmental issues saving time and money. Complete the form below to watch the recorded version of the webinar. 

Joshua Kadrmas Project Engineer, PE

P: 701.730.2302