August 2022 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Case Study: TerraShield Mitigates Vapor Intrusion on Former Industrial Site

A former industrial site located in Southern California was targeted for redevelopment and chosen to be developed into a federally funded public site. Historical operations left the original property contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition to the presence of these contaminants, new buildings constructed in the area are required to feature a vapor intrusion mitigation system due to the presence of methane gas in the soil, which may eventually enter unprotected buildings on the surface. Because of these factors and the completed site’s intended purpose for public use, an effective vapor mitigation system was necessary.

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Upcoming Webinar: US EPA Grant Allocation for Assessment & Remediation

In this webinar we are pleased to have as special guest speakers from the US EPA Jerry Minor-Gordon, Program Analyst for the Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization; Cindy J. Nolan, Manager for the Brownfields & Redevelopment Section; and Brian Gross, Environmental Scientist at Region 4. Their presentation will discuss US EPA grant allocation for assessment & remediation. This webinar airs Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 11am pacific / 2pm eastern. 

Spotlight on Experience: Jordan Knight, National Sales Manager | Land Science

Jordan Knight is the National Sales Manager for Land Science, the industry-leading provider of vapor intrusion barrier system technologies for brownfield redevelopment. Jordan provides leadership to the sales force to achieve division goals and has been with Land Science since 2014. She is experienced in managing brownfield and landfill redevelopment projects where vapor intrusion barriers and venting systems are implemented throughout the United States. Learn more about Jordan by watching the spotlight video.

Learning Lab Demonstration with Hieu Nguyen, Principal Engineer, at the AVIP VI Conference

Attending the AVIP VI Conference in Nashville, TN October 9th-11th? Be sure to attend Land Science’s Learning Lab conducted by Hieu Nguyen titled “Best Practices for Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Passive Barrier Installations at New and Existing Buildings.” Hieu will conduct a 15-minute demonstration that reviews the recommended quality control practices for membrane installation at both new and existing buildings. This training will focus on quality control steps to measure spray-applied barrier thickness, and verify seam integrity and physical properties of composite barriers during field installation. The demonstration will include a hands-on display where attendees can witness and test vapor barriers on aggregate to simulate field installation procedures. Contact Jordan Knight to receive $50 off your VI Conference registration. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Georgia Environmental Conference

8/23-8/26/2022, Jekyll Island, GA

AEHS East Coast Conference

10/17 – 10/22/2022 | Amherst, MA

AVIP Vapor Intrusion Conference

10/9-10/11/2022, Nashville, TN

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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.

EPA Brownfields webinar

US EPA Grant Allocation for Assessment & Remediation


In this webinar we were pleased to have as special guest speakers from the US EPA Jerry Minor-Gordon, Program Analyst for the Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization; Cindy J. Nolan, Manager for the Brownfields & Redevelopment Section; and Brian Gross, Environmental Scientist at Region 4. Their presentation discussed US EPA grant allocation for assessment & remediation.

Highlights of this free webinar:

  • Changes to the EPA Brownfields grant process retrospectively for FY22 and going into FY23
  • Brownfields funding options starting in FY 23 created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) at the federal, regional and state levels
  • How administrative priorities are driving where and how the funds are expected to be spent
  • Funding available for Environmental Justice communities

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July 2022 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Case Study: Cross-Team Collaboration Moves New Public Library and Town Hall Complex Forward

A growing community near Charlotte, North Carolina was seeking a site to construct a new town hall and public library complex. In coordination with Clean Vapor, LLCSUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, P.C. (SUMMIT) conducted an environmental assessment at the property in April 2020, confirming that petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) contamination was present. SUMMIT recommended installing a vapor intrusion mitigation system (VIMS) to the property development team, knowing it would be the most effective approach to address PHC contaminant vapors. In considering their options, Nitra-Seal, a state-of-the-art VIMS offering proven chemical resistance and vapor intrusion protection, was selected by the development team.

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Featured Video: The Science Behind Land Science

Land Science offers the most advanced technologies designed to mitigate vapor intrusion. The use of nitrile-advanced latex and metalized films are providing the most protection available to the industry. TerraShield, MonoShield, and Nitra-Seal deliver best-in-class results, including a higher level of chemical resistance and superior constructability. Environmental professionals are also now turning to MonoShield, a new preemptive vapor barrier at large warehouses and brownfield redevelopment sites.

Featured Webinar: Proven Strategies for Protection Against Vapor Intrusion in Existing Buildings

In this webinar, we were pleased to have as a special guest speaker Tracy Fajette, Business Development Manager at American Industrial Coatings. His presentation discussed the application of Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating technology from Land Science. He is joined by Nick Mjolsness, West Region Manager at Land Science, who discussed how the Retro-Coat technology mitigates contaminant vapor intrusion risk for existing buildings.

Project Snapshot: New Jersey Warehouse Protected from Former Industrial Contaminants

The building occupies a former industrial property in northern New Jersey, which has been developed into a large, nearly four-acre warehouse. Various contaminants, including chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons, were historically used on-site, resulting in the presence of soil gas vapors and the potential for vapor intrusion. To mitigate this risk, the MonoShield® vapor barrier and a passive venting system were installed. Learn more by downloading the project snapshot.

Learn More: The Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals (AVIP)

The Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals or AVIP is a collaborative community of professionals specializing in disciplines related to vapor intrusion. This includes conceptual site modelers, soil gas scientists, chemists, engineers, geologists, groundwater specialists, remediation specialists, architects, building scientists, electricians, and other associated craftsmen in the development and environmental industries. AVIP exists to create nationally recognized educational and credentialing standards for industry professionals as well as a resource to regulators, consultants and the general public. The Association is also committed to promoting industry-acceptable, and actionable thresholds for vapor intrusion. Land Science is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of AVIP.

Join us at the Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals’ 1st Annual Vapor Intrusion Conference!

The goal of this AVIP VI conference is to provide an opportunity for regulators, technical professionals, and attorneys to meet, collaborate, and discuss the pressing vapor intrusion issues of the day; attend hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies, and participate in the establishment of best practices for the future. We hope that you will join us in Nashville for this unique Vapor Intrusion conference and networking event organized by the Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals.

Jordan Knight, National Sales Manager, Steering Committee Member and Speaker at Georgia Environmental Conference 2022 

Attending the Georgia Environmental Conference in Jekyll Island, GA? Make sure to attend Session 4.6 for Jordan Knight’s presentation titled “Update On the Implementation of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems Technologies.” Jordan will be presenting a variety of metro-Atlanta and Georgia-centric case studies depicting the evaluation, selection, and implementation of vapor intrusion mitigation technologies, with a discussion on how the GA Brownfield Program was leveraged to facilitate redevelopment and a healthy built environment for future occupants. We hope to see you at the Georgia Environmental Conference August 23rd-26th to learn more about these new technologies.

Upcoming Events

Brownfields 2022

8/16-8/19/2022, Oklahoma City, OK

Georgia Environmental Conference

8/23-8/26/2022, Jekyll Island, GA

AVIP Vapor Intrusion Conference

10/9-10/11/2022, Nashville, TN

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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.

June 2022 Land Science Newsletter

Retro-Coat

Upcoming Webinar: Proven Strategies for Protection Against Vapor Intrusion in Existing Buildings 

In this webinar, we are pleased to have as a special guest speaker Tracy Fajette, Business Development Manager at American Industrial Coatings. His presentation will discuss the application of Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating technology from Land Science. He will be joined by Nick Mjolsness, West Region Manager at Land Science, who will discuss how the Retro-Coat technology mitigates contaminant vapor intrusion risk for existing buildings. This webinar will take place Thursday, July 14th, 2022 at 11am pacific / 2pm eastern.

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Featured Video: Retro-Coat Celebrating 10 Years of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Performance 

As the leading manufacturer of vapor intrusion mitigation technologies, Land Science is known for delivering innovative, best-in-class contaminant vapor intrusion barrier systems to the industry. Tested, trusted, and proven, Land Science’s Retro-Coat floor coating system now celebrates 10 years of VI mitigation performance in the field, with millions of square feet applied at over 300 sites nationwide.

Featured eBook: 10 Reasons to Consider Retro-Coat to Protect Your Property Investment

Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface contaminant source into an overlying building. When vapor intrusion is detected, it becomes necessary to design a solution to mitigate the problem. Retro-Coat, a chemically resistant coating designed to resist aggressive chemical vapors, is a cost-effective technology with many advantages over alternative options for existing structures and has been gaining popularity and acceptance as an effective vapor intrusion mitigation strategy.

Meet the Land Science Team

Located across the United States, the Land Science team is dedicated to developing and providing advanced technologies for sustainable land development. As experts in the field of contaminant vapor intrusion mitigation, Land Science works with leading engineering firms, building owners, and real estate developers to offer safe and effective contaminant vapor intrusion solutions for the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Learn more about our team and how we can help you on your next project.

Introducing Our Newest Land Science Members!

Jordan Morgan | South-Central U.S. District Manager
Jordan Morgan is the South-Central US District Manager of the Land Science division of REGENESIS, Inc., and is based out of Houston, TX. Jordan’s role includes providing technical support in the design and installation of the Land Science suite of vapor mitigation systems and educating the environmental community on advancements in vapor intrusion barrier technologies, implementation, and quality control.

Introducing Our Newest Land Science Members!

Jason Wilt | Southeast District Manager
Jason is the Southeast District Manager for Land Science where he is responsible for assisting our client partners with technical support in the evaluation, design, and installation of TerraShield, Nitra-Seal, MonoShield and Retro-Coat vapor mitigation systems. Jason has a diverse background in the environmental industry, including environmental laboratory experience and a long history of helping clients manage their hazardous waste streams

Introducing Our Newest Land Science Members!

Noah Streich | Great Lakes District Manager
Noah Streich is the Great Lakes District Manager for Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, Inc., and is based out of Milwaukee, WI. Before joining Land Science, he worked for an architectural and engineering firm focused on wastewater infrastructure projects, including wastewater treatment plant upgrades/rehabilitation, sanitary sewer, and stormwater design.

Featured Webinar Recording: Retro-Coat 101: A Complete Guide to the Retro-Coat Vapor Barrier System

Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion technical expert, Hieu Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen is the Principal Engineer for Land Science and in his role is responsible for product development and training on all Land Science vapor intrusion technologies. In this webinar, he will provide an in-depth overview of the Retro-Coat contaminant vapor barrier along with tips on best practices when applying Retro-Coat for existing structures.

Upcoming Events

Brownfields 2022

8/16-8/19/2022, Oklahoma City, OK

Georgia Environmental Conference

8/23-8/26/2022, Jekyll Island, GA

AVIP Vapor Intrusion Conference

10/9-10/11/2022, Nashville, TN

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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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Proven Strategies for Protection Against Vapor Intrusion in Existing Buildings

In this webinar we were pleased to have special guest speaker Tracy Fajette, Business Development Manager at American Industrial Coatings join us. His presentation discussed the application of Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating technology from Land Science. Nick Mjolsness, West Region Manager at Land Science, joined him and discussed how Retro-Coat technology effectively mitigates contaminant vapor intrusion risk for existing buildings.

Learn the following in this free webinar:

  • How Retro-Coat mitigates vapor intrusion risks
  • Which contaminants Retro-Coat protects against
  • Technical processes involved in the installation of Retro-Coat
  • Case studies demonstrating how application challenges can be overcome

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February 2022 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Video: 5 Reasons Land Science Saves You Time and Money 

As a leader in vapor intrusion mitigation, Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, is known for introducing cutting-edge technologies. Our centrally-located warehouse in Gallatin, TN, serving all of North America, is state-of-the-art and our logistics team is ready to fulfill your order to ensure your project remains on time and on budget. Watch the video to learn how Land Science can save you time and money on your next site.

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Spotlight on Experience: Nick Mjolsness, West Region Manager

Nick Mjolsness is the West Region Manager of the Land Science® division of REGENESIS, Inc. Nick’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 by making presentations to environmental firms, regulatory agencies and developers. Nick is a technical sales expert with years of experience in vapor intrusion (VI) mitigation, specializing in assisting clients with solutions for the redevelopment of brownfield properties. Learn more about Nick by watching the video.

Jordan Knight, National Sales Manager, General Session Speaker at Global EnviroSummit 2022 

Attending the Global EnviroSummit 2022 in Charlotte, NC? Make sure to attend Jordan Knight’s presentation entitled, “Three Technology Advancements in Vapor Mitigation.” Recent advancements have been made to vapor intrusion barrier materials that will better address the VI inhalation pathway on a long-term scale against radon, methane, petroleum constituents, and chlorinated solvent impacts for brownfield redevelopments sites. Three new VI mitigation barrier systems have been developed, incorporating revolutionary materials into the barrier design to create unprecedented chemical resistance while remaining cost-competitive for new construction applications. We hope to see you at the Global EnviroSummit April 4th-6th to learn more about these new technologies.

Contractor Magazine Article

This recent article by Contractor Magazine discusses proactive steps to mitigate environmental liability risk. Due to the continued need for affordable land in areas accessible to highly populated areas, and fueled by tax incentives, many new construction buildings will be constructed on or near brownfields where chemical releases have occurred. Risks from chemical contamination—including PFAS—are real, but can be mitigated through planning and new technologies. Learn more by reading the article.

Featured eBook: Resources for Maximizing Your Opportunity Zone Investment

This eBook outlines some tools and resources to assist environmental professionals in maximizing their investment in Opportunity Zone areas. Opportunity Zones, many of which are environmentally impacted properties, can be an excellent vehicle for investment and allow developers to generate value for both themselves and local communities. By utilizing the right tools and resources, the cost of environmental remediation can be limited while still achieving the desired results and helping to maximize return on investment.

Upcoming Events

AEHS West 2022

3/14 – 3/17/2022, VIRTUAL

2022 Global EnviroSummit

4/4 – 4/6/2022, Charlotte, NC

FL & AL Brownfields Conference Part 2

4/24-4/27/2022, Pensacola Beach, FL

2022 Chlorinated Conference

5/22-5/26/2022, Palm Springs, CA

Michigan AIPG Environmental Risk Management Workshop

6/14-6/15/2022, Roscommon, MI

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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.

January 2022 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Video: The Science Behind Land Science

Land Science offers the most advanced technologies designed to mitigate vapor intrusion. The use of nitrile-advanced latex and metalized films provides the most protection available in the industry. TerraShield, MonoShield, and Nitra-Seal deliver best-in-class results, including a higher level of chemical resistance and superior constructability. Environmental professionals are also now turning to MonoShield, a new preemptive vapor barrier at large warehouses and brownfield redevelopment sites.

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Leading Warehouse Developer Saves Significant Development Time Due to Ease of Installation

The former Hazel Park Raceway was the site of a large warehouse development, located in a designated Opportunity Zone. In the course of evaluating potential remedial options for the 650,000 square foot warehouse facility (Tri-County Commerce Building #2), consulting firm SME approached Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, to incorporate a vapor barrier system to address the harmful vapor intrusion.

The Fastest Vapor Barrier To Install Is Also One of the Toughest

Composed of an innovative metalized film, MonoShield sets the standard for preventing diffusion and permeation of chemical vapors. A nitrile-based asphalt latex that ensures a seal far more effective and easier to apply than tape-based or heat-welded systems, MonoShield offers the best of both worlds, providing developers with a viable long-term solution for reducing liability and protecting human health at a competitive cost.

Client Spotlight: Keith Brodock

Keith Brodock, Principal Engineer with Integral Consulting, Inc., enjoys working with Land Science and he especially appreciates how the company is well-positioned to respond quickly to the changing demands of project and site work. He shares, “It’s easy to work with Land Science… they provided accurate estimations and delivered Retro-Coat on time.” With regard to Land Science products, he says Retro-Coat is at the top of his list.

10 Reasons To Consider Retro-Coat To Protect Your Property Investment

Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface contaminant source into an overlying building. When vapor intrusion is detected, it becomes necessary to design a solution to mitigate the problem. Retro-Coat, a chemically resistant coating designed to resist aggressive chemical vapors, is a cost-effective technology with many advantages over alternative options for existing structures and has been gaining popularity and acceptance as an effective vapor intrusion mitigation strategy.

Proven, Cost-Effective Solution for Existing Structures

Developed by the Land Science Research and Development team specifically for existing structures, the Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating System is a complete product line that consists of chemically resistant materials to properly protect existing structures from the threat of contaminant vapor intrusion. A vapor intrusion condition is most commonly found when the existing structure was operating as, or in close proximity to, a dry cleaner, gas station, or manufacturing facility.

Vapor Intrusion Training Library

At Land Science, we know many environmental firms are investing time to focus on staff training to get up-to-date on new technologies and regulations. We have prepared a library of pre-recorded webinars available on our website at no charge. Topics include vapor intrusion regulations and mitigation. We will also provide certificates of attendance for any webinar viewed upon request by emailing marketing@regenesis.com.

Upcoming Events

AEHS West 2022

3/14 – 3/17/2022, VIRTUAL

2022 Global EnviroSummit

4/4 – 4/6/2022, Charlotte, NC

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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.

Client Spotlight: Keith Brodock, Integral Consulting, Inc.

As a Principal Engineer with Integral Consulting Inc., a leading environmental services company and valued Land Science® client, Keith Brodock wears several “hats.” He begins, “In addition to my role as Principal Engineer with Integral Consulting, I serve as the President of an affiliated company, Integral Engineering, P.C. where I have responsibility for the operations and direction of that company.” Brodock joined Integral Consulting in 2012, as a Managing Engineer. He was promoted to Senior Consultant, prior to promotion in his current position as Principal Engineer. Suffice to say, throughout his tenure at the firm, Brodock has impacted virtually every facet of the company. He continues, “Currently I’m responsible for successful delivery of investigation and remediation projects, which includes vapor intrusion mitigation design and construction. As a Principal, I serve in multiple states as the engineer in charge of projects ranging from investigation to remediation design/construction to vapor intrusion mitigation design/construction. I also co-lead our internal Project Management training program and recently served as an advisor to the Executive Committee.”

Throughout his 10+ years with the firm, Brodock has strived to optimize what he feels are the company’s strengths, while keeping an eye on the firm’s long-range goals. He shares, “Our people and their technical expertise are our obvious strengths. I truly feel we can solve any challenge. In fact, in the past year alone we were granted two patents for new technological solutions. And while we have achieved much success, our goals remain unchanged– achievement of sustainable growth through commitment to our clients, health and safety, quality, diversity and sustainability.”

To prepare for a career in environmental remediation, Brodock earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. To stay current with new technologies and emerging trends he adheres to a rigorous schedule of continuing education credits. “I hold professional engineering licenses in 14 states and that alone requires me to take numerous continuing education courses, from engineering, to law, and ethics.  A couple of my favorites were the recent courses I taught on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ‘PFAS’, and on updates to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. Outside of those, I recently took a course on ‘Electrical Engineering Principals and Practice for Non-Electrical Engineers’. I’ve always been interested in electrical engineering design and have used my knowledge of electrical engineering in remediation control system design/operation.”

When it comes to the future of environmental remediation, Brodock is bullish on the industry’s prospects for growth, in part due to the evolving science. He continues, “As science continues to evolve, there will be a need for more remediation. And as we identify more chemicals that present risk, and as risk level thresholds decrease, I believe there will be a continued need for new remediation techniques and processes.”

Brodock enjoys working with Land Science and he especially appreciates how they are well positioned to respond quickly to the changing demands of project and site work. He shares, “It’s easy to work with Land Science. They communicate quickly and are very thorough. Recently, with the supply chain disruptions, it was difficult to plan schedules for a project, but Land Science provided accurate estimations and delivered Retro-Coat® on-time.” With regard to specific Land Science products, he says Retro-Coat is at the top of their list. “Hands down, it’s Retro-Coat. It’s a fantastic product for installing a vapor barrier in an existing building. Most of our vapor intrusion work is in existing buildings, so it’s important to have tools that work in existing buildings and that are also accepted by the regulatory community.”

In addition to his current work, Brodock and Integral Consulting have been busy developing programs and solutions for their new practices. He points out that Integral Consulting recently started a Natural Resources and Environmental Economics “NREE” and a Water Resources practice. He shares, “Ted Tomasi, Managing Principal and Business Director for the NREE practice, recently released two whitepapers on environmental justice in Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA). And we are also consulting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters. We’ve developed an internal ESG platform and are now taking our experience to other companies who need help in developing their ESG programs.”

Residing in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and two children, Brodock works out of the company’s New York City office. Outside of work, much of his free time is spent shuttling his kids to their various activities. He also enjoys applying his knowledge of technology towards home-based solutions which he feels helps make life easier. He shares, “Over the past few years I’ve developed a home automation system, and I continually add new features to it. A lot of it is focused on security, so I don’t want to disclose too much, but let’s say that at various times the system checks to be sure the house is secure, and if it’s not, the system can either alert me or take its own action to fix the situation. I’ll add that it sometimes freaks people out when the house “moves” or “talks”! A non-security automation I’ve designed allows some of my lights to turn on based on the position of the sun, instead of at a specific time, so the lights always come on at dusk, regardless of the time of year.”

When asked how he would encourage others to join his field of study, he feels it’s important to provide opportunities for a new generation of those who want to help clean up our planet. He shares, “I believe that by encouraging younger folks to study and develop solutions to current environmental issues, we will naturally grow the industry. As a company, Integral funds academic scholarships for research in the environmental and STEM fields, and several of those scholarships have gone to schools with historically high black student populations.”

Land Science is proud to have Keith Brodock, Principal Engineer with Integral Consulting Inc. and President of Integral Engineering, P.C., as a valued client and partner in environmental remediation, and appreciates his deep and diversified experience and commitment in providing successful remediation and mitigation outcomes for Land Science and its clients.

December 2021 Land Science Newsletter

Contractor Magazine Article

This recent article by Contractor Magazine discusses proactive steps to mitigate environmental liability risk. Due to the continued need for affordable land in areas accessible to highly populated areas, and fueled by tax incentives, many new construction buildings will be constructed on or near brownfields where chemical releases have occurred. Risks from chemical contamination—including PFAS—are real, but can be mitigated through planning and new technologies. Learn more by reading the article.

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Nitra-Seal: Incorporates a nitrile-modified spray-applied core and dual polyethylene sheets

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.

Featured Video: Spotlight on Experience Ryan Miller, East Region Manager

Ryan Miller is the East Region Manager of the Land Science® division of REGENESIS, Inc., and is based on the East Coast. Ryan’s role includes providing technical support in the design and installation of Land Science vapor mitigation systems, and educating the environmental community on the advancements in vapor intrusion barrier technology, implementation, and quality control. Ryan has extensive experience in the environmental consulting industry, most recently working as a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) focusing on brownfield redevelopment projects and specializing in vapor intrusion mitigation.

Hotel Chain Moves Forward With Brownfield Site Construction

The project site is a modern, climate-controlled self-storage facility that includes all-in-one moving, packing, and storage services for its customers. The building was developed on a former industrial brownfield at the site of a former factory. As part of Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, the environmental consultant completed a Phase II investigation, finding elevated chlorinated solvent contaminants in the soil gas. The Maryland Department of Environment required the installation of a vapor mitigation system over a portion of the building. However, in working with the consultant, it was ultimately determined that a vapor barrier spanning the entire building footprint would be necessary to protect the future building tenants fully. TerraShield® was specified to provide the highest level of chemical resistance and long-term barrier performance available on the market.

Superior Chemical Resistance Over Any Vapor Barrier on the Market Today

When developing properties on sites with known environmental impacts, one of the biggest issues is the risk to human health. Failure to address these issues can result in adverse health effects and millions of dollars in legal exposure. TerraShield was designed specifically to eliminate risk of exposure by employing innovative technologies to provide best-in-class chemical resistance and durability. Backed by a robust warranty and installed by Land Science-certified applicators, each TerraShield installation is rigorously tested to ensure the quality of every seal and ultimately the complete vapor barrier system installed.

Introduction to Land Science’s Full Suite of Vapor Barrier Technologies

Land Science is a division of REGENESIS, Inc., the global leader in advanced technologies for contaminated site remediation. Since 1994, REGENESIS has developed and commercialized a range of proven soil and groundwater remediation products to treat a wide variety of contaminants. Watch the video to learn more about Land Science’s full suite of vapor intrusion technologies – including Nitra-Seal, TerraShield, MonoShield, and Retro-Coat.

Vapor Intrusion Training Library

At Land Science, we know many environmental firms are investing time to focus on staff training to get up-to-date on new technologies and regulations. We have prepared a library of pre-recorded webinars available on our website at no charge. Topics include vapor intrusion regulations and mitigation. We will also provide certificates of attendance for any webinar viewed upon request by emailing marketing@regenesis.com.

Happy Holidays from Land Science

The team at Land Science wishes you and your family a Happy Holidays, and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? 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.