ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Inc. follows local, state and federal guidelines when applicable for Environmental Site Assessments. We follow American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice of Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process (E 1527-00).
Indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns have been referred to as "tight or sick building syndrome", a relatively recent phenomenon that can be detected in the inhabitants of modern energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. The flow of outside air into these buildings is restricted in the interest of reducing the energy costs associated with heating or cooling "fresh" makeup air. Tempered air is recirculated repeatedly throughout the building, and the addition of fresh outdoor air is carefully limited. BRI or "Building Related Illness" is of a more serious nature, e.g. Legionellosis ("Legionnaire's Disease").
Indoor pollution investigations are often complex. Sources of the pollutant may be as obvious as an improperly located fresh air or vent stack. Sometimes they may require a tracer gas to identify the problem, i.e., mastics, carpeting, man-made materials, all interact with some of the more prevalent products used in both new and remodeled office and public space. ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Inc., has provided successful solutions to indoor air quality problems through careful understanding, good preparation, methodical investigation, and detailed engineering.
The fears of a "sick building" will be reinforced if response to IAQ complaints has been slow or incomplete. Our goal is to sort out the building factors from the "psychosocial".
Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM)
ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive building assessment aimed at identifying and developing management strategies for all ACM that is visible, friable, and accessible.
Lead-Based Paint (LBP)
ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Inc. offers testing and analysis as well as programs/procedures for LBP located in residential or commercial properties in compliance with OSHA, HUD and EPA Guidelines. Problematic areas may include Paint, Soil, Air and Water.
An inspection, risk assessment or a combination can be performed to meet the client's needs. We have licensed technicians trained in x-ray fluorescent (XRF) sampling for faster turnaround time. Wipe sampling can be accomplished by our licensed staff for clearance or identification purposes. Removal programs can be instituted when the need to assemble a complete “Turn-key” project is necessary.
Soil Sampling and Analysis
ARC can perform subsurface soil investigation and closure in accordance with state and local bureaus of land along with federal code. We follow the strictest quality control measures in accordance with today's required methodology. Monitoring well surveys and development can be performed to accomplish the proposed work within the framework of the regulatory agency.
UST Format for Removal
We have been approached by many of our customers for advice and action on their existing underground storage tank systems (UST’s). Many companies are opting for permanent Closure/Removal. Many times this is by far the most cost-effective method, especially for unprotected or under-protected UST’s.
Asbestos, lead and soil/tank abatement projects are proposed and designed to create a complete “turn-key” format. ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Inc. acts in the capacity of General Contractor for the client by virtue of using a removal contractor, analytical laboratory, disposal site and project management. All groups submit insurance certificates to ownership for any project, be it large or small. We also provide service for re-insulation of abated areas if applicable.
We have been very successful with this procedure enabling the client/owner to be insulated as a third party and have insurance coverage for all parties involved. This eliminates the client from finding and selecting all the supporting members each and every time an asbestos, lead or tank incident occurs.
Operations & Maintenance Programs (O&M) are designed to help outside contractor personnel recognize and respond to potential health risks from asbestos. The program's main objective is to outline all necessary methods and procedures for the protection of employees' and/or tenants from potential airborne asbestos fibers. The programs are also designed to help building owners to implement control measures during daily maintenance.
O&M programs are designed to serve four purposes:
Registered and licensed laboratories are utilized by ARC Environmental Consulting and Engineering to comply with all federal, state, regional, and local governmental requirements.
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