GZA provides comprehensive building and property services associated with the assessment and management of environmental contaminants, including asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, radon, mold, bacteria, universal wastes, and containerized chemicals in indoor environments.

Post-assessment, GZA also has the capability to design and monitor hazardous building material removal projects as required by local, state, and federal regulations.  Beyond our environmental related services, we perform property condition assessments to review building systems and site improvements and evaluate their condition.  GZA then utilizes its asset management capabilities to provide a database for continuously updated inspection tracking and document management for completed environmental and building system assessments.

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Hazardous Building Material Assessment and Management

Identifying potential risks associated with certain building materials, and the costs associated with those risks, is an important element of project planning.  

GZA has a strong team of facility risk management scientists, engineers, and industrial hygienists dedicated to managing risks associated with operations and occupancy of your facility. GZA strives to provide a cost effective practical approach to identifying hazardous building materials and solving indoor environmental risks. GZA offers a full range of services to manage your hazardous building material risks associated with ownership, management, and occupation of industrial, commercial, and residential buildings.

Expertise
  • Building Characterization 
  • Building Envelope Risk & Liability Evaluations
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • PCB Management
  • Mold Assessments
  • Radon Assessments
  • Due Diligence
  • Cost Estimating
Hazardous Building Material Project Design and Monitoring

GZA provides comprehensive hazardous building material management services - from the initial survey to the implementation and documentation of the hazardous building materials removal and/or management work.   

We have the capability to design and monitor hazardous building material removal projects as required by local, state, and federal regulations. Our staff is trained and licensed in numerous states and is actively involved in working with our clients to develop comprehensive solution-oriented response strategies for the management of hazardous building materials. 

Expertise
  • Licensed Monitoring
  • On-Site Oversight
  • Documentation
  • Regulatory Compliance
Property Condition Assessments (PCAs)

The physical condition of a property impacts the viability of development and redevelopment plans for that property. Significant physical deficiencies, such as obsolete HVAC systems or failed parking surfaces, directly affect the profit margins of investment properties and/or create hindrances to property upgrades.  PCAs identify these issues early in the project allowing stakeholders to take them into account - limiting the potential for future loss.  PCAs are also often required by lenders in order to secure financing.

PCAs provide estimates of probable costs for changes or repairs that require immediate attention (Deferred Maintenance Items). A PCA also provides opinions concerning probable costs to remedy physical deficiencies that need to be made in the near future, usually within the first year or two (Short-Term Repairs). Estimates are developed based on current market rates, enabling stakeholders to project reasonable budget figures when considering property values.

Expertise
  • ASTM-Trained Staff
  • Asset Inventory
  • Capital Cost Projections
  • Risk Analysis
  • Useful Life Projections
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