Negotiating the complexities of environmental issues can be challenging and time consuming. G&S relies upon demonstrated experience and knowledge of local conditions and regulations to deliver solutions that are timely, practical and make good business sense.
G&S conducts assessments and investigations ranging from ASTM Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) to limited site or extensive subsurface investigations, complete with field service capability and a diverse staff of professionals.
“To support quality field efforts, G&S owns and operates some of the most advanced technological equipment available (mobile Geoprobes, vapor analyzers, geophysical instrumentation, etc.).
Brownfields, environmental assessments, cleanup and stigmatized collateral are all part of the same business dilemma: how to make sustainable redevelopment happen on contaminated properties. G&S’s knowledge and proven experience combines reconstruction with environmental remedy. Through consulting “beyond the chemistry,” G&S provides our redevelopment clients with property-specific solutions at the pace required of business, not environmental regulation. Local governments or private developers desiring to capitalize on Brownfields programs as part of their redevelopment strategy can benefit from G&S’s award-winning private and public site redevelopment experience, including:
G&S can be your most cost-effective resource for the preparation of compliance documents such as permit applications, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, wastewater discharges or air emissions as well as plans for stormwater pollution prevention, chemical accident prevention, emergency response and waste management unit closures. With a professional staff of environmental engineers, regulatory compliance specialists, chemists, hydrologists, geologists and risk assessment specialists, G&S can help you evaluate and resolve the regulation and management of hazardous materials required to get your project off the ground and moving.
Although asbestos has desirable building characteristics it has been found to cause lung cancer and lung disease when microscopic fibers are inhaled. Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos fibers can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the indoor environment, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people and animals. Some of the sources associated with Asbestos contamination are: Deteriorating, damaged, or disturbed insulation, fireproofing, acoustical materials, wall board, joint compound and floor tiles.
Prior to renovation or demolition a building owner must inform contractors of the presence, location and quantity of impacted asbestos materials. G&S provides the initial testing and quantification of asbestos. Bulk sampling of impacted materials is appropriate when only select areas will be impacted. When the purpose of the sampling is to notify occupants of the presence of asbestos a full survey is usually required. Asbestos surveys are performed by EPA accredited building inspectors employed by G&S, under the direct supervision of a Florida Licensed Certified Asbestos Consultant.