Our technical expertise ensures compliance with state and federal regulations and reduces the liability associated with environmental hazards.
A common misconception is that asbestos is only found in buildings constructed prior to 1970. Asbestos is in fact still being manufactured today, and is presently used in many building materials such as exterior siding, insulation, ceiling and floor tile, wallboard, duct work and even textured paint. Asbestos is believed to be marginally safer if left undisturbed. Therefore, prior to any repairs, remodeling or demolition, building and property owners or contractors are required to have an asbestos survey conducted. The Burrell Group focuses on conducting necessary environmental surveys as needed and providing project design specifications, air monitoring, management planning, daily activity logs, and close-out letters for each project.
Lead Risk Assessment:
The Burrell Group conducts risk assessments and other lead hazard assessment activities (such as screening a building for lead hazards). For every facility, each interior component with a distinct painting history and each exterior component with a distinct painting history will be tested for lead-based paint, except those components that are determined to have been replaced after 1978. The risk assessment report will give a description of the location, type, and severity of identified lead-based paint hazards and any other potential lead hazards. A description of interim controls and/or abatement options for each identified lead-based paint hazard and a suggested prioritization for addressing each hazard is also included. If the use of an encapsulant or enclosure is recommended, the report will recommend an appropriate maintenance and monitoring schedule for the encapsulant or enclosure.
Currently there are no specific regulatory limits at which air can be designated as “clean” or any true industry standards that can be used for comparison. However, one typical standard used to judge the quality of indoor air with regard to airborne fungal spores is a total fungal spore count of no more than thirty percent (30%) to fifty percent (50%) of outside air; and similar genera of fungal spores are identified inside and outside. Air sampling is performed to determine if airborne fungal spores are present in higher concentrations than outdoor air, indicating a potential indoor mold source. Bulk samples are also taken where visible mold has appeared.
Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Project Management:
All Phase I and II ESAs are conducted under the procedures published by the Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments (ASTM 1527-13) or United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) rules, which may succeed the ASTM standard under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Our team has significantly demonstrated qualifications and experience in environmental consulting and project management. The Burrell Group has assembled a group of highly-qualified professionals to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to environmental issues and concerns that include, but are not limited to, hydrology/geology/soils, aboveground storage tank design, remedial investigation/feasibility studies, characterization studies, groundwater sampling and monitoring, and risk assessments.
Areas of Focus:
Local, City, State, and Government Facilities
Roadways, Bridges, and Highways
Public and Private University Facilities
Public Access Establishments (Restaurants, Shopping Malls, Cleaners, Gas Stations)
Apartment Complexes and Facilities