Project Type: Training Project Location: US & Canada Sector: Commercial and Residential Construction Scope: Mold Awareness Training & Mold Management Nationwide
Assignment: ALC was contracted by a leading environmental insurance company, to provide Mold Awareness Training to commercial and residential contractors throughout the US and Canada.
ALC Environmental has developed a training program for general, mechanical & engineering contractors. Participants can expect to acquire useful knowledge for dealing with mold problems and liability, as these issues have become an increasing concern for building professionals. Within a period of two and half years, ALC Environmental has trained over of 230 companies in the US and Canada. To further assist commercial and residential contractors in managing mold during the construction process, ALC has developed an Operations & Maintenance Plan for Water Damage and Mold Prevention.
Project Type: Lead Based Paint Testing Project Location: New York, NY Sector: Multi-Family Developments Scope: Lead Hazard Risk Assessments and Lead-Based Paint Testing for individual apartments.
Assignment: Lead Based Paint testing and Risk Assessment of individual dwelling units, in response to the new lead based paint law in New York City (Local Law 1 of 2004).
ALC designed and developed a lead testing program to bring one of the largest developments in New York City, into compliance with the new lead based paint law. ALC administered and operated the project of performing XRF testing and clearance dust wipe sampling of individual apartments, to obtain exemption.
Assignment: Perform a complete site survey in support of the extensive renovation work conducted at a large casino in Reno, Nevada.
ALC performed an asbestos survey and mapping of the hotel before major renovations were to take place. Responsibilities included an extensive review of permits, maps and land-use documents to determine all the past uses of the property. The survey entailed sampling of soil, insulation, plaster and air sampling. Upon completion, our engineers prepared a detailed report which included our findings, federal, state and local regulations, and our recommendations.
Project Type: Training Project Location: New York City Sector: Multi-Family Scope: Conduct “Lead Safe Work Practices” training for a Property Management Firm’s Building Maintenance Personnel and Property Managers.
Description: Using the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) curriculum on “Lead Safe Work Practices”, ALC trained over 1,200 building maintenance personnel and property managers from a large NYC property management firm. The training was intended to educate the firm’s employees about integrating the compliance requirements of New York City (Local law 1 of 2004) into their daily operations. ALC’s instructors performed training in multiple locations, over a period of 60 days.
Project Type: Lead Management Services Project Location: New York City Sector: Public- New York City Housing Authority Scope: Multi- Family Lead Based Paint Inspections & Risk Assessment
Description: ALC performs Lead-Based Paint Inspections and Lead Hazard Risk Assessments in Federal and State funded developments throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Responsibilities include performing multi-family XRF inspections in apartments, public spaces and community areas of developments throughout New York City. All technical data collected at the site is entered into a NYC Housing Authority database. ALC uses the database information to prepare detailed and comprehensive reports which are submitted to the Housing Authority. ALC also performs Lead Hazards Risk Assessments at the referenced dwelling units.
Project Type: Asbestos Management Services; Indoor Air Quality Services; Environmental Clean-Up Project Location: High Rise Office Building, New York City Sector: Commercial Scope: Asbestos Air Monitoring, Sampling & Environmental Cleanup
Description: ALC provided on-site asbestos management consulting services throughout the 9/11 cleanup. The project required 45 ALC personnel, including six on-site project managers, to perform asbestos air monitoring, sampling and environmental cleanup. ALC employees also participated in the retrieval of various corporate items including personal assets of tenants, computers, database recovery, and priceless artwork valued at over two million dollars. Our responsibilities included interacting with clients, general contractors, and tenants to provide applicable health and safety information for the project. ALC supplied cost estimates, oversaw the preparation of final air clearance tests, and provided summary reports. Back to top
Project Type: Microbial Investigation & Management Services Project Location: New York City Sector: Multi-Family Scope: Develop a Water Damage & Mold Prevention Operations and Maintenance Plan for a large property manager of 40 properties located in New York City.
Description: ALC conducted a thorough visual inspection of fourty multi-family buildings for a property management firm. The purpose of these surveys was to identify conditions (i.e. leaks, moisture problems) that could potentially lead to mold growth, and suggest corrective measures. Based upon the visual inspections, ALC developed a uniform Water Damage & Mold Prevention Operations and Maintenance Plan for all of the firm’s properties. As part of the Operation & Maintenance plan, ALC provided Mold Awareness Training to the firm’s building custodians and property managers.
Project Type: Due Diligence Project Location: Westchester County, NY Sector: Industrial Property Scope: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Description: ALC performed an environmental site assessment for a 55,255 square-feet printing facility in Westchester, NY. Issues of concern exhibited at the facility included the use of solvents, inks, lead-based paint, asbestos, an inactive 2,000-gallon fuel oil tank in the basement and other hazardous materials. After site inspection, ALC recommended that further investigation be conducted to determine if the fuel oil tank was properly closed and to confirm that no leakage had occurred. This Phase I ESA was performed in general conformance with the scope and limitations of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Practice E1527-05 and the U.S. EPA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” Final Rule (40 C.F.R. Part 312).
Project Type: Due Diligence Project Location: New York City Sector: Public Scope: Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
Description: ALC performed environmental site assessments for ten distressed multi-family dwellings in New York City. The properties ranged in size from three stories to seven-stories,10,000 square feet to 55,000 square feet. The assessments were performed on an accelerated schedule to meet the client's needs. Upon completion of the Phase I, the client requested lead, asbestos and noise surveys be performed. The Phase I ESAs were performed in general conformance with the scope and limitations of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Practice E1527-05 and the U.S. EPA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” Final Rule (40 CFR Part 312).
Project Type: Site Investigation and Removal Action Project Location: New York City Sector: Commercial Scope: Phase II/Phase III
Description: ALC oversaw the replacement of fuel oil piping to determine if the pipes had historically leaked. A leak was confirmed and a removal action was initiated. ALC worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to obtain closure at the site. A soil vacuum truck was brought in and five tons of petroleum-contaminated soil was removed from the site. Confirmation samples were taken from beneath the excavation and the analytical results were summarized in a report that was submitted to DEC. ALC determined the most cost-effective solution for the site and saved our client time and money.