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Environmental, geotechnical, industrial, hazardous and groundwater services - Virginia - GeoEnvironmental Resources, Inc.
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Services


Environmental

Our services include environmental site assessments, regulatory guidance, permit processing, preparation of environmental documents, groundwater and surface water quality analysis and monitoring, soils analysis and monitoring, indoor air quality studies, and environmental engineering to support our clients underground and above ground storage tank (UST/AST) installation and maintenance program.

Environmental services
  • Phase I or Preliminary Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II or Preliminary Site Contamination Assessments
  • Phase III or Detailed Site Contamination Assessments
  • Corrective Action Plans - Remediation Evaluation and Regulatory Approval
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Design
  • NEPA Documentation (CE, PCE & EA)
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Risk Assessments
  • Site Characterizations
  • Underground Storage Tank Management
  • UST Removal Compliance Monitoring
  • SPCC Plans
  • Environmental Program Management
  • Hazardous Waste Site Closures

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Geotechnical

A thorough understanding of subsurface soil, rock and groundwater conditions is essential to the success of construction projects and the stability and performance of buildings and infrastructure. Our geotechnical group is challenged to provide innovative solutions using state-of-the-art technologies while still meeting the price competitive nature of the industry. Our engineers attend seminars and conferences to learn the latest methods to provide a new look at the old problems of poor soils. Our goal is to maximize the performance of the geotechnical structures of a project while minimizing the overall costs. At the same time, the fee structure for our services is price competitive with those providing traditional solutions with overly conservative performance.

Geotechnical solutions usually require either time or money. Some projects have neither. Cost savings can also be generated by using more advanced methods to evaluate problems that would otherwise create delays in the construction schedule. By reducing the time required for such delays, money is also saved on the project not to mention delivery of the final product to the client more quickly.

Traditional approaches to geotechnical issues can be overly conservative and lead to unnecessary delays in a project. Using two and three dimensional along with multilayer modeling evaluates the subsurface more closely as it exists rather than as created in the minds of the engineer. Such methods more accurately predict how the subsurface will behave and coincide with field observations that have been taken for granted in the profession and dismissed as expected deviations from predicted estimates to field measurements.

Site and subsurface conditions are often the single most cause for change orders on a project. Our engineers always visit the project site, supervise the sampling and data collection in the field, and classify the samples as they are obtained. This allows our engineers a better understanding of site and subsurface conditions so the engineering evaluation and calculations are based on personal experience and understanding; not the notes and second hand information provided by others. Typical services include:

Geotechnical services
  • Foundation Design Investigations
  • Ground Improvement Analysis
  • Modeling of soft soil response
  • Ground Vibration Sound Frequency Monitoring
  • Resistivity Testing
  • Seismic Testing
  • Pavement Design Pavement Failure Studies
  • Slope and Dam Stability Analysis & Design
  • Sheet Pile Evaluation
  • Fill Soils and Compaction Evaluation
  • Lightweight Fills and GeoFoams
  • Ground Instrumentation
  • Failure Investigations
  • Shrink-Swell Soils Evaluation & Remediation
  • Soil Stabilization Design
  • Corrosivity Evaluation
  • Pile Installation & WEAP Analysis
  • Computer Modeling
  • Geotechnical evaluations for landfill design
 

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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials are commonly found in many structures and building components. These materials generally include asbestos containing materials (ACM), lead paints, PCBs, fluorescent light fixtures, as well as any other regulated material which exhibits hazardous characteristics. By definition, "hazardous materials" exist all around us. These materials are a part of our daily life. Most hazardous materials are not hazardous to human health and the environment if handled properly by trained individuals who take appropriate precautions.

Hazardous Materials
  • Hazard Evaluations for Contaminants
    • Radioactive Materials
    • PolyChlorinated Biphenyls
    • Gases & Vapors
    • Radon
    • Mercury
    • Metals
    • Paint - Cadmium, Chromium & Lead
    • Asbestos
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • Field Investigations
  • Site Inspections
  • Sample Collection and Laboratory Analysis
  • Recommendation for Remediation
  • Cost Estimates for Remediation
  • Remediation Design Services
    • Specifications
    • Contract Drawings
    • Shop Drawing Review
  • Remediation Monitoring
  • Management Plans
  • Awareness Training
 

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Groundwater

Groundwater withdrawal permitting may be required if groundwater withdrawal rates exceed regulatory thresholds. These types of withdrawal permits are typically associated with golf courses, irrigation needs, water supplies, and other high water use applications. A withdrawal permit is always required for these high water use applications. Environmental issues associated with groundwater withdrawals may include disposal issues, as well as withdrawal permitting. Groundwater withdrawals are commonplace, especially where the groundwater table is shallow. Shallow groundwater can require dewatering efforts during construction activities such as foundation excavations, construction of storm water facilities, and installation of pipeline trenches as well as other below grade structures.

Groundwater services
  • Groundwater Resource Development
  • Withdrawal Impact Studies
  • Mitigation Plans
  • 3-D Groundwater Modeling
  • Aquifer Degradation Studies
  • Well Field Modeling
  • Wellhead Protection Studies
 

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Industrial

Our industrial professionals have years of experience with a broad variety of projects from large industrial plants, nuclear facilities and consultation in litigation of failed systems.

Industrial services
  • Equipment Selection
  • Maintenance Planning and Procedure
  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Welding Evaluation
  • Fatigue and Failure Analysis
  • Facilities Evaluation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Corrosion Studies
  • Pressure Vessel Design Quality
  • Assurance Audits
    • ASME NQA-1 Compliance
    • 10 CFR Appendix B Programs
    • ISO 9000 Programs
  • Special Machining Processes
  • Precision Bolting Equipment and Products
  • Safety and Safety Valve Repair
 

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Industrial Hygiene

Building conditions, both real and perceived are significant factors in the health, comfort, satisfaction and productivity of employees. There have been many changes in the way buildings are designed and operated over the last twenty-five years, resulting in great reductions in air infiltration rates. These changes aimed at reducing energy costs, but have also, in many cases, reduced the rate at which moisture and pollutants are removed. Over the last decade, pressure has been applied to architects, engineers and building managers to address these issues because of increased public awareness, court awards, and changes in consensus standards.

Industrial Hygiene
  • Air Pollutant Sampling
  • Building and HVAC Evaluation
  • OSHA Compliance Evaluations
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Mold
  • Superfund & Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Safety Plans
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist Onsite Services
 

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Disaster Planning

Our staff supports the efforts of various municipalities in their Disaster Preparedness Programs and Project Impact initiatives. They work in selecting, evaluating, permitting and designing Temporary Debris Storage and Reduction Sites (TDSRSs), developing contracts for TDSRS operations and hazardous material management. Our staff has developed Disaster Preparedness Programs for the City of Virginia Beach, City of Corpus Christi, Texas, Cape Coral, Florida, and Kauai and Honolulu, Hawaii. They prepare contracts for debris management, damage assessment, public information and traffic sign and signal restoration. They also prepare a damage assessment manual and assisted in the damage assessment training for area engineers as part of their annual certification. They also prepared the first survey on hurricane debris management ever distributed in the country specifically designed to solicit information from municipalities regarding disaster debris management. Our staff has also published several articles concerning municipalities, specifically regarding disaster preparedness.

Disaster Planning
  • FEMA (Stafford Act) Compliance Planning
  • Disaster Response and Recovery Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Temporary Debris Storage and Reduction Site (TDSRS) Evaluations
  • Permitting - Preparation and Execution for Federal, State and Local Governmental Agencies
  • Inspection Services
  • Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • OHSA Compliance Planning and Oversight
  • On-Site Capacity Evaluations
 

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