Ellis' inspection teams completed the fieldwork in less than 2 weeks; all services, including the final survey report, were completed and submitted within 3 weeks from our authorization to proceed.
Environmental impact of cured-in-place pipe renewal on an asbestos cement water main
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) estimation, asbestos cement (AC) pipe accounts for approximately 15% of the total length of pipe networks for water distribution systems in North America; and just as other pipe materials, the AC mains are deteriorating and are in need of attention/renewal. However, there are concerns surrounding the environmental impact of AC pipe renewal that are leading to confusion among the utility managers. The prevailing apprehensions led to the commission of a...
Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals
What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States. It is used mainly as a starting material in making other chemicals, including...
Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study
In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist and Environmental Assessment Checklist. As part of the EA process, Global completed several Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA,...
Hazardous Material and Asbestos Inspection Case Study
Global has been contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present. In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize MBEG and HHF funding sources to eliminate blight and stabilize communities. GCLBA was awarded $3,713,240.00 from the State of Michigan to demolishblighted structures within...
Wills Factory – Case Study
Project Highlights We have recently completed the clearances at the Former Wills Tobacco Factory in Bristol. This work involved a large number of site visits and a total of 5 clearances on sprayed asbestos coating (each area requiring approximately 20 pumps). Project Description The work commenced on 18th October and was completed on 4th December.We have recently completed the clearances at the Former Wills Tobacco Factory in Bristol. This work involved a large number of site visits and a total of 5 clearances...