Frank Poss, Department Manager/Senior Geologist for Intertek-PSI

Ask Frank Poss, Department Manager/Senior Geologist for Intertek-PSI, what he enjoys most about his work, and you will likely learn why he is such a valuable asset to Intertek-PSI. That’s because his role covers such a diverse range of responsibilities and allows him to leverage his nearly 30 years of professional environmental experience. He shares, “I have a plethora of responsibilities. These include the profit and loss of my department, operating Human Resources, managing accounting, and addressing most technical issues. I take pleasure in the fact that I complete something different every day.”

 

Client Spotlight: Frank Poss, Department Manager/Senior Geologist for Intertek-PSI

Nitra-Seal Specified to Mitigate VOCs for Urban Atlanta Townhome Development

This vapor intrusion mitigation case study produced in partnership with Total Vapor Solutions showcases a creative, cost-effective solution that allowed for construction to proceed on a large-scale multi-phase townhome project. The developer planned to construct nine individual buildings on the site, each ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet, with multiple townhouse units inside. Slab-on-grade foundations were set, but construction could not continue without understanding each building’s vapor intrusion risks and creating a plan to provide reliable protection for future residents.

A Proven Vapor Barrier System Now Improved With Nitrile

Nitra-Seal™ is a new advanced nitrile composite barrier system. It represents an update/improvement on current vapor barrier systems. An acknowledged weakness in these systems is in the penetration and perimeter termination locations, where spray-applied core material composed of Styrene-Butadiene (SB) latex/ asphalt is used. Nitra-Seal offers a substantial upgrade as it employs a more chemically resistant nitrile latex instead of the more susceptible SB latex. Nitra-Seal is a composite system creating the ideal blend between constructability and chemical resistance by using both high density polyethylene (HDPE) and nitrile-advanced, spray-applied asphalt core. Learn more and download the product brochure below.

Download Brochure: Nitra-Seal Advanced Vapor Barrier


Nitra-Seal employs a chemically resistant nitrile latex. Nitrile is recognized throughout the environmental engineering industry as being chemically resistant and is often used in personal protective equipment when working on hazardous waste sites (e.g. nitrile gloves). Laboratory testing has shown up to 10X higher chemical resistance when compared to any other vapor barrier material on the market. Download the brochure to learn more about Nitra-Seal.

Vapor Intrusion Webinar – Recording now available!

In this webinar we were pleased to have as a special guest speaker Mark Quimby, Senior Consultant at SME. His presentation discussed case studies of large sites where an innovative preemptive vapor barrier technology was applied to save time and money. The sites discussed were >500,000 square-feet and used an innovative approach to reduce construction time. He was joined by Ryan Miller, East Region Manager at Land Science, who discussed technologies to mitigate vapor intrusion.

About the Presenters:


Mark Quimby
Senior Consultant, SME

Throughout his 14-year professional career, Mark Quimby, Senior Consultant at SME, a leading regional multi-service engineering and consulting firm and valued Land Science client, has established himself as a top expert in the field of assessing and mitigating petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and methane vapor intrusion sites. During this time, he has designed and installed dozens of vapor intrusion mitigation approaches inclusive of sub slab passive venting, multiple types of vapor barriers, active sub slab depressurization, and passive interceptor trenches. In addition, he has secured and managed over $50 million in local, state, and federal incentives that include grants, loans, tax abatements and credits, and tax increment financing.

Ryan Miller
East Region Manager, Land Science

Ryan Miller is the East Region Manager for Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, Inc. Ryan’s role includes providing technical support in the design and installation of TerraShield, Nitra-Seal, MonoShield and Retro-Coat vapor mitigation systems, and educating the environmental community on advancements in vapor intrusion barrier technology, implementation, and quality control. Ryan has extensive experience in the environmental consulting industry, most recently working on brownfield redevelopment projects and specializing in vapor intrusion mitigation. Ryan earned a MBA from Montclair State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Siena College.

Sign up for the Webinar on Vapor Barrier Installation

In this webinar we are pleased to have Ryan Miller, East Region Manager for Land Science present. His presentation will discuss vapor intrusion barrier installation best practices and why a quality vapor barrier installation depends on a number of factors for successfully reaching site goals. This live webinar starts Tuesday, September 22nd, at 11am pacific/2pm eastern.

About the Presenter:


Ryan Miller
East Region Manager, Land Science

Ryan Miller is the East Region Manager for Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, Inc. Ryan’s role includes providing technical support in the design and installation of TerraShield, Nitra-Seal, MonoShield and Retro-Coat vapor mitigation systems, and educating the environmental community on advancements in vapor intrusion barrier technology, implementation, and quality control. Ryan has extensive experience in the environmental consulting industry, most recently working on brownfield redevelopment projects and specializing in vapor intrusion mitigation. Ryan earned a MBA from Montclair State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Siena College.

Get Started Today

To receive a custom vapor intrusion solution, please call 949.481.8118 or visit landsciencetech.com/contact-us. One of our Technical Solutions Managers will review your project details and provide you with a customized vapor intrusion solution designed to achieve your site goals.

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