CONSULTECH'S environmental assessments meet our client's site-specific needs and serve to inform prospective sellers, buyers, investors, and lenders of environmental compliance and/or risk assessment concerns associated with property transactions. We determine if potentially hazardous materials were ever used, stored, or disposed of within close proximity to a subject site, evaluate risks and, if necessary, develop cost-effective measures to mitigate associated liabilities.
Our reports depict a clear picture of the subject site's environmental condition, including color graphical representations of the property, and provide recommendations for the resolution of any identified environmental liabilities.
CONSULTECH uses a phased approach to unveil potential environmental liabilities:
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) involves screening a property for environmental concerns through visual observation and information gathering. Our ESAs conform with standards which are generally accepted by banks and other lending institutions who incorporate Phase I ESAs into their property closing proceedings. A Phase I ESA typically includes:
A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment may be recommended if the Phase I ESA reveals potential environmental concerns that need quantifying. A Phase II ESA usually involves more indepth testing which confirms or refutes the presence of contaminants which are above regulatory enforcement action levels. This testing enables us to determine the risks associated with investment in the property. Our Phase II ESAs typically include:
CONSULTECH'S geotechnical assessments provide architects and structural engineers with the construction characteristics for a building's foundation (e.g., soil compaction, permeability, porosity and grain