Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, Cadman Plaza Brooklyn, Emmanuel Celler US courthouse, and US mission to the United States
UNITED STATES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
EPM provided hazardous materials investigation, remediation design, oversight and environmental monitoring during the infrastructure upgrade at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in lower Manhattan.
During the Design Phase, EPM provided professional environmental consultation to all firms on project; reviewed and commented on proposed documents, such as drawings, specifications, etc; attended and participated in design meetings, when requested; and attended and participated in pre-bid meetings and walk-through.
During the Construction Phase, EPM task’s included:
- Project monitoring and air sampling at simultaneous remediation work areas throughout the building;
- Coordinated between all firms and the GSA (inclusive of meetings);
- Reported and logged of results daily;
- Provided additional investigations for asbestos, lead, soils, etc. not previously accessed;
- Prepared annual hazardous waste report documents.
Cadman Plaza Brooklyn
EPM was the resident hazardous material abatement oversight company throughout the multi-million dollar remediation project from design to completion of the US Courthouse and Post Office. EPM’s tasks included:
- Review, evaluate and approve Contractor’s Lead Exposure Control Plan, Health and Safety Plans for Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and other Hazardous Materials and Contractor’s Work Plans for petroleum storage tanks decommission.
- Remediation oversight and environmental monitoring during asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs, Mold and other hazardous wastes and materials.
- Respond and track Contractor’s Requests for Information and maintain a submittal log.
- Quantify and provide engineering cost estimates for additional unforeseen hazardous materials. Evaluate and negotiate a fair price for Contractor’s change orders.
- Develop and present information to building occupants and government employees during the phased remediation and reconstruction.
- Prepare Final Closeout Report.
Emanuel Celler US Courthouse
EPM reviewed the hazardous material design documents and provided remediation oversight associated with the rehabilitation design of the Emanuel Celler US Courthouse building.
The design review included examining remediation plans and specifications and the issuance of comments. Typical issues addressed included abatement schedules, extent of contamination in plenums, need for additional sampling and analysis, and division/ coordination of work between demolition contractors and abatement contractors.
During the construction phase, EPM was responsible for the hazardous materials remediation oversight that included:
- Review, evaluate and approve Contractor’s Lead Exposure Control Plan, Health and Safety Plans for Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and other Hazardous Materials.
- Oversight and environmental monitoring during remediation of asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs, Mold and other hazardous wastes and materials.
- Respond and track Contractor’s Requests for Information and maintaining submittal log.
US Mission to the United Nations
EPM provided hazardous material remediation oversight at the US Mission to the United Nations.
Initially, EPM was retained to provide oversight during abatement of asbestos containing materials, universal wastes and removal of underground storage tanks. However, due to deficiencies in the abatement design documents, EPM needed to survey many locations and materials not included in the design documents. Additional suspect hazardous materials identified were sampled, analyzed, properly categorized, and work procedures for abatement of these materials were developed.
While providing oversight during an UST removal, an oil spill was observed which required post excavation sampling, contacting NYSDEC and making recommendations to facilitate closure for the issued Spill No.
Final/closure reports documenting all activities including: inspector logs, contractor submittals, licenses, waste transporter permits, analytical results, entry/exit logs, and waste manifests were prepared.