Tag: Environmental

All You Need to Know About Asbestos Inspections

By Bill Honea Before structures can be rehabilitated, renovated, or demolished, they must be checked for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) to meet strict state and federal laws. In Wisconsin, these rules apply to institutional, commercial, industrial, and public buildings or structures and multifamily residential buildings with more than four dwelling units. About the… Read More »

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Updates

By Mitchell Banach, PG What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment? A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a standardized method used by environmental professionals to identify the presence or likely presence of contamination from petroleum products or hazardous substances constituting a recognized environmental condition (REC) at the property and provide an opinion… Read More »

Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more energy and materials… Read More »