Environmental Studies

Environmental hazards can be found in all types of buildings and FEA can help you identify and remediate the hazards in your building, including asbestos, lead-based paint, lead in water, radon, and mold. FEA offers a complete range of environmental services associated with your existing buildings from identifying environmental hazards to developing management plans. Our environmental services include:

  • Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Underground Storage Tank Evaluations & Removal Oversight
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Asbestos Surveys, Management Plans, & Abatement Specifications
  • Lead-Based Paint Surveys, Management Plans, & Abatement Specifications
  • Moisture & Mold Evaluations
  • Indoor Air Quality Surveys

Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

FEA has extensive experience performing Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments for lenders, property owners, and potential purchasers. FEA’s environmental professionals conduct Phase I ESA’s in accordance with ASTM E 1527-05, “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” and the “All Appropriate Inquiries” (AAI) rule (40 CFR Part 312). Based on the findings of the Phase I ESA, a Phase II assessment may be deemed necessary, which may include collection of soil, groundwater, and/or building materials to identify the extent of contamination. Our professionals will work with you to identify the level of assessment needed to comply with lending, local, or state requirements.

Storage Tanks

FEA can help clients with above-ground and underground storage tanks in their facilities. Whether they are slated for abandonment, removal, or to remain on site, our engineers can help you evaluate their existing condition, whether contamination may be an issue, and determine the best next steps to handle your storage tank. Our services include, but are not limited to monitoring well and soil testing, SPPC Plan development, removal specifications and bid packages, removal oversight, and assistance with local, state, or federal agencies for continued monitoring or closure of the tank.

Hazardous Materials

The built environment can house hazardous materials ranging from the building components themselves, to the chemicals introduced into the building. Our environmental professionals will help identify hazardous materials that may become an issue during renovation or demolition projects, or that may have been identified via occupant or facility management reports. Our AHERA accredited asbestos inspectors, management planners, and project designers can help you identify asbestos in your facilities, provide you with recommendations to manage the asbestos in place, and prepare abatement specifications for the safe removal of the asbestos prior to any renovation or demolitions. Lead risk assessors will help identify Lead-Based Paint (LBP) risks with your projects (such as window renovations or replacements). Whatever your hazardous materials needs may be, we will work together with you to establish the appropriate action to comply with local, state, or federal laws, while keeping the well being of building occupants and workers in mind.

Project Profiles