October 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Paul French, Senior Project Manager/Hydrogeologist with Envirologic Technologies, Inc.

With a career in environmental remediation that spans nearly 35 years, Paul French, Senior Project Manager/Hydrogeologist with Envirologic Technologies, Inc., has seen first-hand how the industry has evolved from an emphasis on groundwater and cleanup to a vapor intrusion focus. As a 28-year veteran with Envirologic, French finds himself utilizing much of today’s evolving technology as he fulfills a role as the company’s in-house specialist for vapor intrusion, which includes responsibilities involving the design, installation, and operation of vapor mitigation systems for Envirologic and its clients. Read more in our client spotlight.

 

Paul French, Senior Project Manager/Hydrogeologist with Envirologic Technologies, Inc.

TerraShield Protects Future Occupants from Harmful Vapor Intrusion Making Way for Development of Auto Manufacturer’s HQ

A large automotive and supply company planned to build its new corporate headquarters on a 4.5-acre brownfield site recently acquired in Southfield, MI. Soil and groundwater sampling on the property revealed the presence of trichloroethylene (TCE) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). TCE was also identified in soil gas beneath the site. Within the footprint of the planned building itself, contaminant concentrations were found to be in excess of applicable indoor air quality screening levels. Recognizing the unique characteristics of the site as well as the significant levels of contamination present, Envirologic centered their vapor mitigation strategy on the installation of TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier with fan-assisted sub-slab ventilation.

 

 

TerraShield Provides the Highest Level of Protection Against Contaminant Vapor Intrusion

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. TerraShield offers a higher level of protection compared to any vapor barrier system available today. With industry- leading standards for installation along with robust warranty options, there is simply no better option on the market for industrial, commercial, or residential vapor intrusion mitigation. Watch the video to learn more about TerraShield.

Superior Chemical Resistance Over Any Vapor Barrier On The Market Today

TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metallized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities.

Nitra-Seal Applied as Preemptive Vapor Mitigation Solution for National Restaurant Chain

National quick-service restaurant chains are looking for creative, efficient, and cost-effective ways to redevelop brownfield properties. This project development site is a newly opened quick-service restaurant in Conyers, Georgia. Offsite chemical spills from historical operations had resulted in low-level volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released to the subsurface, creating a potential for vapors to intrude into new buildings constructed in the affected area. Recognizing the risk and placing emphasis on future workers’ safety, the forward-thinking client decided that a preemptive measure be instituted, requiring the installation of a vapor mitigation system as part of the construction specification.

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 Rubber (SBR) latex/asphalt is used. Nitra-Seal offers a substantial upgrade as it employs a more chemically resistant nitrile latex instead of the more susceptible SBR 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 are pleased to have a special presentation by Scott Wilson, President & CEO of REGENESIS and Land Science, and Ryan Miller, East Region Manager for Land Science. They discussed the evolution of vapor barrier technology, as well as best practices for successful vapor barrier implementation.

About the Presenters:


Scott Wilson
President & CEO, REGENESIS and Land Science

Scott Wilson has extensive experience in the development and application of advanced technologies for groundwater and soil restoration and vapor intrusion mitigation. He is a widely published expert with over 30 years’ experience designing, installing and operating a broad range of remediation technologies. Mr. Wilson has expertise in project management and has directed the successful completion of large industrial remediation programs under State and Federal regulatory frameworks. At REGENESIS, on specific projects, he plays an active role in technical oversight and program management to ensure conformance with customer expectations. Mr. Wilson received a M.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso, a B.A. from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Superfund sites.

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, Geo-Seal 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.

Visit Us at These Virtual Events!


REGENESIS and Land Science will be exhibiting and presenting at the upcoming AEHS 36th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy – A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE on October 19-23, 2020. Proud to be a major sponsor and feature three session moderators, we look forward to connecting with some of the best in the industry to help advance the science of environmental remediation and vapor intrusion mitigation.

Land Science at AEHS:



Ryan Miller
East Region Manager, Land Science

PRESENTER – Vapor Barrier Technology Incorporating Aluminum Film and Nitrile-Modified Asphalt Core Reduces Installation Time by 40%


We are excited to announce that REGENESIS and Land Science will be exhibiting at and sponsoring NEBC’s Northwest Remediation Conference, a virtual event that is at the forefront of the region’s cleanup and property development industry. As a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor, we look forward to connecting with environmental professionals to discuss the most protective vapor intrusion mitigation technologies available on the market today.

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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Regenesis Expands

REGENESIS Expands U.S. Manufacturing and Distribution Operations

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–REGENESIS, the recognized leader in soil and groundwater remediation solutions and vapor intrusion mitigation technologies, is proud to announce it has expanded its operations to include a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution warehouse strategically located outside of Nashville, Tenn. Enhancing the production and warehousing of its Land Science division’s full-suite of vapor mitigation technologies and REGENESIS’ soil and groundwater remediation solutions offers clients greater flexibility, while providing improved control over delivery times due to the facility’s central location.

“REGENESIS and Land Science have established a reputation for going above and beyond in the service of our clients”

The facility spans six acres and offers 70,000 square feet of office, lab and warehousing space. REGENESIS is investing significant time and money in retrofitting the former brownfield site (which previously housed a wire manufacturing operation) with the latest in temperature-controlled storage, a QA/QC lab and milling capabilities, among other key features. In addition, REGENESIS is committed to improving the site with green initiatives that include reforesting the land.

“Keeping pace with demand for our popular and effective environmental solutions made the decision to expand a simple one,” Scott Wilson, president and CEO of REGENESIS and Land Science, explains. “Our clients have come to expect exceptional service and proven results and we believe the new facility positions us well for continued growth and future demand. Plus, this new facility’s central location will allow us to reach two-thirds of the U.S. population within two days.”

The expansion is also a response to the growing market for Land Science’s technologies. In just the last year, Land Science, the industry leader in vapor intrusion mitigation solutions, announced a new and greatly improved suite of vapor barrier systems that offer up to 100 times the chemical resistance of other barrier systems on the market. The new products address a wide spectrum of sites and offer the safest and most-effective vapor barrier solutions currently available. More than five million square feet have been installed to date.

REGENESIS’ popular PlumeStop micron-scale activated carbon technology designed to inhibit the spread of contaminant plumes has also driven the need to expand. PlumeStop is the only in situ amendment effectively addressing PFAS risk. It can be applied under low-pressure injection, which solves the problem of excessive costs incurred with pump and treat systems. Through the use of a proprietary organic polymer dispersion chemistry, the activated carbon achieves high distribution through the subsurface and removes contaminants like PFAS rapidly from groundwater.

Committed to delivering the safest, most effective remediation solutions on the market, REGENESIS is dedicated to ensuring on-time delivery and quality control, while continuing to push the envelope on improving performance and ease of installation across its environmental solutions. Its new cutting-edge manufacturing and distribution facility reflects its commitment to excellence.

“REGENESIS and Land Science have established a reputation for going above and beyond in the service of our clients,” concludes Wilson. “Our commitment to developing groundbreaking environmental solutions is unparalleled in the industry and we are excited about the next chapter in our company’s history.”

For more information about Land Science’s full line of vapor barrier systems, please visit www.landsciencetech.com or reach out to your regional technical representative. For more information about PlumeStop and how it is effectively addressing PFAS, go to www.pfastreatment.org.

ABOUT REGENESIS and LAND SCIENCE: Founded in 1994, REGENESIS is an expert provider of in situ soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion remediation products and services. Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, offers a full line of vapor intrusion mitigation technologies and is the safe and effective choice for leading engineering, construction and environmental consulting firms serving a broad range of clients, including developers, insurance companies, manufacturers, municipalities, regulatory agencies and federal, state and local governments.

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September 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Torin Snyder at Rincon Consultants

When Torin Snyder isn’t swimming or being dance-dad extraordinaire, he can be found pursuing another lifelong passion – finding effective, creative solutions to complex environmental issues. Snyder is a principal at Rincon Consultants, Inc., a leading California-based environmental consulting firm. His career path was no surprise to him, as Snyder recalls his interest in the environmental sciences blossoming during his university days. When he began to explore the field as a potential career path, he soon realized environmental site assessment and remediation would provide the ideal avenue to satisy his curiosity.

 

Client Spotlight: Torin Snyder at Rincon Consultants

Nitra-Seal Applied as Preemptive Vapor Mitigation Solution for National Restaurant Chain

National quick-service restaurant chains are looking for creative, efficient, and cost-effective ways to redevelop brownfield properties. This project development site is a newly opened quick-service restaurant in Conyers, Georgia. Offsite chemical spills from historical operations had resulted in low-level volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released to the subsurface, creating a potential for vapors to intrude into new buildings constructed in the affected area. Recognizing the risk and placing emphasis on future workers’ safety, the forward-thinking client decided that a preemptive measure be instituted, requiring the installation of a vapor mitigation system as part of the construction specification.

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 Rubber (SBR) latex/asphalt is used. Nitra-Seal offers a substantial upgrade as it employs a more chemically resistant nitrile latex instead of the more susceptible SBR 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.

6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

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. TerraShield offers a higher level of protection compared to any vapor barrier system available today. With industry-leading standards for installation along with robust warranty options, there is simply no better option on the market for industrial, commercial, or residential vapor intrusion mitigation. Watch the video to learn more about TerraShield.

Download the eBook to Learn More About Best-In-Class Contaminant Vapor Intrusion Protection

TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metallized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities. To learn more about the benefits of TerraShield, download the eBook.

Vapor Intrusion Webinar – Recording now available!

In this webinar we are pleased to have a special presentation by Scott Wilson, President & CEO of REGENESIS and Land Science, and Ryan Miller, East Region Manager for Land Science. They discussed the evolution of vapor barrier technology, as well as best practices for successful vapor barrier implementation.

About the Presenters:


Scott Wilson
President & CEO, REGENESIS and Land Science

Scott Wilson has extensive experience in the development and application of advanced technologies for groundwater and soil restoration and vapor intrusion mitigation. He is a widely published expert with over 30 years’ experience designing, installing and operating a broad range of remediation technologies. Mr. Wilson has expertise in project management and has directed the successful completion of large industrial remediation programs under State and Federal regulatory frameworks. At REGENESIS, on specific projects, he plays an active role in technical oversight and program management to ensure conformance with customer expectations. Mr. Wilson received a M.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso, a B.A. from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Superfund sites.

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, Geo-Seal 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.

Visit Us at These Virtual Events!


REGENESIS and Land Science will be exhibiting and presenting at the upcoming AEHS 36th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy – A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE on October 19-23, 2020. Proud to be a major sponsor and feature three session moderators, we look forward to connecting with some of the best in the industry to help advance the science of environmental remediation and vapor intrusion mitigation.

Land Science at AEHS:



Ryan Miller
East Region Manager, Land Science

PRESENTER – Vapor Barrier Technology Incorporating Aluminum Film and Nitrile-Modified Asphalt Core Reduces Installation Time by 40%

 


We are excited to announce that REGENESIS and Land Science will be exhibiting at and sponsoring NEBC’s Northwest Remediation Conference, a virtual event that is at the forefront of the region’s cleanup and property development industry. As a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor, we look forward to connecting with environmental professionals to discuss the most protective vapor intrusion mitigation technologies available on the market today.

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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August 2020 Land Science Newsletter

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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July newsletter

July 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Ben Alter, Senior Vice President and Principal of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Ben Alter, Senior Vice President and Principal of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental engineering and consulting services firm, has amassed a deep reservoir of applied experience, which includes 22 years at GZA, as well as authoring books about the fundamentals of environmental consulting. With a role at GZA that includes meeting prospective clients, entering into contracts with them, and then overseeing that the contracts are executed properly, Alter is in many ways contributing to help sustain our environment, while also impacting the future success of GZA.

 

Ben Alter, Senior Vice President and Principal of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Environmental Consulting Fundamentals

REGENESIS is pleased to present an environmental article series from guest author, Benjamin Alter, leading environmental science author and Senior Vice President with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. In this four-part series, Ben will provide an in-depth look at Brownfields. The third article is available now.
Environmental Consulting Fundamentals

Environmental Consulting Fundamentals, by Benjamin Alter


Environmental Consulting Fundamentals

The second edition is a primer for those interested in a career in this dynamic, multidisciplinary field as well as a handy reference for practicing consultants. Combining theory and practice advice into a concise, readable format, the book is an accessible introduction to the types of projects you will encounter as an environmental consultant and lays the groundwork for what you’ll need to know in this challenging and rewarding profession. The second addition covers the latest environmental issues, including emerging contaminants.
Environmental Consulting Fundamentals

Land Science Certified Applicator, S&H Installs MonoShield at a Large Construction Build in Texas

Land Science Certified Applicator, S&H Installs MonoShield at a Large Construction Build in Texas

S&H Waterproofing and Construction, LLCThis video shows a time lapse of a MonoShield application by S&H Waterproofing and Construction. MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support, standard industry warranty, and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installation.

Land Science Certified Applicator, S&H Installs MonoShield at a Large Construction Build in Texas

TerraShield Mitigates Vapor Intrusion On Former SoCal
Industrial Site

TerraShield Mitigates Vapor Intrusion On Former SoCal 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.
TerraShield Mitigates Vapor Intrusion On Former SoCal Industrial Site

TerraShield is a Best-In-Class Vapor Barrier System Lab Proven to Protect Against a Wide Range of Contaminant Types

TerraShield is a Best-In-Class Vapor Barrier System Lab Proven to Protect Against a Wide Range of Contaminant Types

TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor BarrierWhen 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. TerraShield offers a higher level of protection compared to any vapor barrier system available today. With industry- leading standards for installation along with robust warranty options, there is simply no better option on the market for industrial, commercial, or residential vapor intrusion mitigation. Watch the video to learn more about TerraShield.
TerraShield is a Best-In-Class Vapor Barrier System Lab Proven to Protect Against a Wide Range of Contaminant Types

6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

 6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metallized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities. To learn more about the benefits of TerraShield, download the eBook.
 6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

Upcoming Vapor Intrusion Webinar – Sign up today!

Upcoming Vapor Intrusion Webinar - Sign up today!

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

About the Presenters:


Mark Quimby Senior Consultant, SMEMark 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 ScienceRyan 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.

June newsletter

June 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Greg Page, Senior Engineer with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT)

For Greg Page, Senior Engineer with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT), working as a team to solve challenging environmental issues is a daily reminder of why he chose to pursue a career in bioremediation. He shares, “To partner with a client as a team versus just being a hired vendor is very satisfying. A true partnership facilitates a thorough understanding of stakeholder objectives, the ultimate end use of the property, and knowing the community impact leads to effective evaluation of remedial technologies so that the proposed application solves the right problem.” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Greg Page, Senior Engineer with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT)

 

Retro-Coat 101 Webinar – Now Available!

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 Senior Technical 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 vapor intrusion system along with tips on best practices when applying Retro-Coat for existing structures.
Retro-Coat 101: A Complete Guide to the Retro-Coat Vapor Barrier System

About the Presenter:


Hieu Nguyen
Senior Research Engineering, Land Science

Hieu Nguyen is the Senior Research Engineer of the Land Science division of REGENESIS, Inc. In his role, Nguyen oversees product implementation at construction sites and provides technical support to regional and district managers as well as Land Science clients. Hieu offers over nine years of experience supporting Brownfield redevelopment project designs, specifications and installations across United States, Canada and Australia. He is also an active member of the ITRC Petroleum Vapor Intrusion task group, AICHE and ASTM D04 Asphalt Emulsions Tests and Specifications.

Why Smart Developers Are Choosing MonoShield

MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support, standard industry warranty, and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installation. To learn why developers are increasingly turning to MonoShield for a fast and cost-effective preemptive vapor mitigation solution, download the brochure.
Why Smart Developers Are Choosing MonoShield

5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment

5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment

Historically, easily-punctured thin-mil plastic sheets or inflexible and difficult-to-seal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Barriers were the only option for vapor mitigation at large warehouses or sites where regulatory requirements were not a driving risk factor. These solutions offered either chemical resistance or constructability, but not both. Composed of an innovative, metallized-film, MonoShield sets the standard for preventing diffusion and permeation of chemical vapors. Its nitrile-based asphalt latex ensures a seal far more effective and easier to apply than tape-based or heat-welded systems. Download the ebook to learn more.

5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment

Upcoming Vapor Intrusion Webinar – Sign Up Today!

Successful Large-Scale Vapor Intrusion Investigation: A Regulatory Perspective

In this webinar we are pleased to have a special presentation from Jessica Law, PG, Engineering Geologist and Case Manager for the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. This presentation will discuss a case study outlining the largest residential vapor intrusion investigation in California at the site of a former aerospace manufacturer. Joining Ms. Law will be Thomas Szocinski, CEP, Land Science Director of Vapor Intrusion, who will share effective approaches to mitigating vapor intrusion on sites like the one discussed in the featured case study. This free webinar begins Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 11am pacific/2pm eastern.
Successful Large-Scale Vapor Intrusion Investigation: A Regulatory Perspective

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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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May 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Scott Kurtz; Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants, Inc.

With more than 30 years of experience at Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants, Inc., Scott Kurtz has been involved in nearly every facet of the company’s business. As its Director of Environmental Sciences, he is responsible for the performance and growth of the company’s Environmental Divisions, which includes overseeing work across 18 offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. He shares, “As Director, I’m also focused on strategic positioning and in assisting all of the environmental divisions with top line issues.” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Scott Kurtz; Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants, Inc.

Recent Changes to Opportunity Zone Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity Zones are meant to target chronically underserved communities, and it must be expected that land improvement and environmental remediation will be a critical need for many of these sites. In order to qualify for tax incentives, the property development must either bring a new business into the zone, or improve the availability, aesthetics and value of the zone’s housing or commercial options. To learn how to take advantage of a number of recent key Opportunity Zone regulatory updates, download the eBook.

Recent Changes to Opportunity Zone Regulations


Time-Lapse Video of Industry-Leading Vapor Barrier TerraShield Installation 

Time-Lapse Video of Industry-Leading Vapor Barrier TerraShield Installation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video shows time lapse footage of an application of TerraShield aluminum nitrile vapor barrier. Land Science researchers have developed a break-through technology which incorporates nitrile into the spray-applied core formulation, a material known for its superior chemical resistance. The resulting spray-applied core barrier offers an improvement of up to 10x in chemical resistivity compared to SBR-modified spray barriers. TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any vapor barrier on the market today.

Time-Lapse Video of Industry-Leading Vapor Barrier TerraShield Installation 


6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

 

TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metallized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities. To learn more about the benefits of TerraShield, download the eBook.
6 Reasons To Specify a VI Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance


Analysis of Barrier Material Performance: TerraShield Barrier Components

Analysis of Barrier Material Performance: TerraShield Barrier Components

In the development of a new vapor mitigation barrier system, TerraShield, extensive studies were performed to understand the relative chemical resistance of the TerraShield barrier components as compared to components of other barrier systems. This test evaluated the dual-metallized base layer of TerraShield (TerraBase) as compared to a 10 mil HDPE barrier. The testing results showed that the dual-metallized film of TerraBase decreased the TCE diffusion by over two-orders of magnitude (>100X more resistant) compared to an HDPE barrier. To learn more about the lab-tested performance of TerraShield system components, download the technical bulletin.
Analysis of Barrier Material Performance: TerraShield Barrier Components


Retro-Coat Blocks Vapor Intrusion at Former Industrial Site

Retro-Coat Blocks Vapor Intrusion at Former Industrial Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This case study reviews a former industrial manufacturing site with three existing structures that required a vapor barrier system to address VOC vapor intrusion found from historic manufacturing operations. Considering vapor mitigation options for existing structures, the consultant and owner determined that Retro-Coat was an effective vapor barrier system to address vapor intrusion concerns.

Retro-Coat Blocks Vapor Intrusion at Former Industrial Site


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

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

Vapor intrusion occurs when there is 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. To learn more about the benefits of Retro-Coat, download the eBook.
eBook Providing 10 Reasons to Consider Retro-Coat to Protect Your Property Investment


Vapor Intrusion Coating System for Existing Structures

Vapor Intrusion Coating System 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 vapor intrusion without the need for additional concrete protection. Developed by the Research and Development team at Land Science, the Retro-Coat system has been subjected to rigorous testing procedures to prove its ability to combat the most aggressive chemical vapors. To learn more about how Retro-Coat works, download the brochure.
Vapor Intrusion Coating System for Existing Structures

 

Get Started Today

To recieve 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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Denise Sullivan

Client Spotlight: Denise Sullivan, Principal and Owner of Urban Green Environmental, LLC

Ask Denise Sullivan, Principal and Owner of Urban Green Environmental, LLC, an environmental consulting and engineering firm and valued Land Science® client, about how she chose a career in environmental remediation and you’re likely to get the response, “Well, my career chose me.” That’s because Sullivan, upon graduation from Tufts University, where she earned her BS in Civil Engineering, found that most of the jobs readily available were in the environmental market, predominantly investigating and remediating properties for environmental impacts and contamination. She shares, “I needed a job, and at the time I never would have guessed that I would find my passion for my career in that first job. My first position was at a company, Ensol, Inc. in Billerica, Massachusetts. It was a small firm, much like Urban Green Environmental, which I started in 2007, and I have modeled much of our internal culture at Urban Green Environmental based on my early experiences at Ensol.” Becoming an entrepreneur and starting her own business targeting the environmental sciences had always been a dream for Sullivan as a way to own and grow her own company while also giving back to the environment. She says her success is based upon nurturing a strong entrepreneurial spirit and choosing a field that she is passionate about. She continues, “I have dedicated my career to the environmental field and have worked hard to carve out a niche where my firm can successfully balance environmental goals with economic development. My proudest accomplishment as a business owner is the team of committed individuals that comprise Urban Green. In 2007, despite the challenging economic climate, I felt the time was right to invest in myself, my adopted hometown of Baltimore, and establish a niche firm focused on environmental investigations of Brownfields and urban in-fill properties. When I started, I was a one-person company and operated out of my home. Today, Urban Green has six employees, an expanding office in Locust Point, and a clear mission and vision.”

When asked about working with Land Science®, Sullivan feels the range of products offer important solutions towards successful project completion for their clients. “We have several projects in Baltimore City that employ the use of Land Science® vapor barriers,” she says. “Specifically, Geo-Seal® and Retro-Coat™. It is rare to have a project in our Maryland Department of the Environment Voluntary Cleanup Program, particularly in an urban environment such as Baltimore City, where we do not spec a vapor barrier with proven resistance to volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs. Retro-Coat™ has been a critical product for many of our projects, and we have used it with great success on some of our current projects.” As one would expect, staying current in an ever-changing industry can have its challenges, so Sullivan regularly attends the National Brownfields conference as well as local Brownfield conferences to stay abreast of the latest trends and technology. When asked about the future goals of Urban Green Environmental, she emphasizes the company’s need to remain focused on providing current solutions for successful outcomes. She shares, “Our mission is to investigate properties for environmental liabilities and provide solutions to those liabilities for private and public organizations and institutions. We have a wide array of clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors and are excited about the future of the company.”

Recently married for the first time and residing in Baltimore, MD, Sullivan’s husband also plays a key role in Urban Green Environmental’s success. She continues, “I’m married to a wonderful Frenchman, Sylvain Masset, who is also an engineer with a focus in the air testing equipment industry (ATI). His expertise has been invaluable over the past few years as Urban Green has developed diagnostic testing protocols for our vapor mitigation systems.” Outside of work, they enjoy hiking on weekends, and she hopes to one day build a new home with her “talented husband.” She also finds time to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for The Baltimore Center for Sustainable Careers (BCSC), a project of Civic Works, Baltimore’s non-profit service corp. In addition, she volunteers as an instructor for the B’more Green Brownfields Training Program, a workforce development program. “Since 2004, I have provided classroom instruction for future environmental field technicians, and I’ve also hired two graduates from this training program.” When asked about the most challenging aspect of her work, Sullivan points to the need to work effectively with people, yet stresses this can also be rewarding as well. She continues, “For me, working with people in general is the most challenging and the most rewarding. I believe our best efforts come from a team, and I find myself awed and so very lucky at the team that has been attracted to Urban Green. They work so hard and are extremely dedicated.”

As the environmental remediation industry continues to evolve, Sullivan sees potential for continued growth and development, particularly in soil and demolition materials, as well as vapor intrusion and mitigation. She shares, “Other than the investigation and remediation of PFOAs, which it seems most in our industry are tracking closely, I think we’ll continue to see progress in densely developed urban areas and on brownfields, along with emerging trends for the re-use of soil and demolition materials (concrete, brick, etc.) and vapor intrusion/mitigation.” And what advice would she give to others who might be considering a career in environment remediation? She concludes, “That’s an interesting question and one that is difficult for me to answer. I would encourage folks who are curious about Brownfields or contaminated properties who want to make an impact on the future of our environment to get involved early on and nurture their curiosity by exploring the various career paths that are out there.”

Land Science® is proud to have Denise Sullivan, Principal and Owner of Urban Green Environmental, LLC as a valued client and partner in vapor intrusion mitigation, and appreciates her diverse experience and knowledge base in providing successful remediation outcomes for Land Science® and its clients.

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January 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Client Spotlight: Prem Neupane, Apex

As an experienced Program Manager with Apex Companies, LLC, Prem Neupane has an ongoing appreciation for seeing firsthand how his efforts can make a difference in site cleanup. “When I compare the before and after activities at the remediation site,” he says, “Especially those in the State Voluntary Cleanup Program, Brownfield program and sites located in urban areas, our project work continues to provide me with great satisfaction.” With 18 years of experience at Apex, Neupane has been involved in a diverse range of remediation projects. In his current role, he manages several clients, participates in business development, and manages all aspects of his project work. Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Client Spotlight: Prem Neupane, Apex

Brownfield Sites Can Save 40% in Installation Time with a New Single Sheet, Spray-Applied Vapor Barrier System

 MonoShield can be installed 30-40% faster than alternate plastic sheeting or HDPE systems. This saves money by reducing contractor costs and shortening the redevelopment timeline. Additionally, based on its superior durability and chemical resistance, its ability to effectively seal penetrations and seams, and a quality-tested and professional installation, MonoShield can improve indoor air quality, protect building occupants from exposure, and significantly reduce future liability, leading to immeasurable long-term cost savings. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.

Brownfield Sites Can Save 40% in Installation Time with a New Single Sheet, Spray-Applied Vapor Barrier System

 


A Cost-Effective Barrier with Superior Constructability

MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installtion. As with any construction project, but especially with regards to a voluntary preemptive action, cost is often a critical factor; MonoShield was designed with this in mind. One of the most significant advantages is reduced installation time. MonoShield can be installed 30-40% faster than alternate plastic sheeting or HDPE systems. This saves money by reducing contractor costs and shortening the


Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill

Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill
This case study reviews a former textile mill that was built in 1925 and was the first plush fabric mill in the state of South Carolina. The redevelopment of the former textile mill consisted of remediation, historic preservation, and the creation of a pocket park for the city. This redevelopment will bring new jobs and businesses to the area while preserving the site’s important cultural and historical features.
Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill

 


Upcoming Vapor Intrusion Webinar with Dr. Blayne Hartman and Dr. Mark Kram

The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion expert Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental Geoscience. During this webinar presentation, Dr. Hartman will discuss updates regarding vapor intrusion pathway issues, including regulatory updates. He will be joined by Dr. Mark Kram of Groundswell Technologies, who will discuss the use of vapor intrusion continuous monitoring technology. This webinar begins Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 11am pacific/2pm eastern.
The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

About the Presenters:


Blayne Hartman, PhD
President, Hartman Environmental Geoscience

Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to state regulatory agencies in over 30 states. His organization, Hartman Environmental Geoscience, provides vapor intrusion, soil gas and analytical expertise.

Mark Kram, PhD
Founder and CTO, Groundswell Technologies

Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated cloud based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram has over 30 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques, has authored articles, national standards and book chapters on the subject.


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Prem Neupane

Client Spotlight: Prem Neupane, Program Manager with Apex Companies, LLC

Prem NeupaneAs an experienced Program Manager with Apex Companies, LLC, a leading environmental services firm and valued Land Science® client, Prem Neupane has an ongoing appreciation for seeing firsthand how his efforts and those of Apex can make a difference in site cleanup. “When I compare the before and after activities at the remediation site,” he says, “Especially those in the State Voluntary Cleanup Program, Brownfield program and sites located in urban areas, our project work continues to provide me with great satisfaction.” With 18 years of experience at Apex, first as an Environmental Scientist, then as a Project Manager and now as a Program Manager, Neupane has been involved in a diverse range of remediation projects. In his current role, he manages several clients, participates in business development, and manages all aspects of his project work-  from initiation to close-out.  He shares, “I like interacting with clients, our trusted vendors and suppliers/lab, and fellow Apexians, and ultimately finding the optimum solutions for environmental remediation problems.” Prior to joining Apex, Neupane performed a year-long internship with the USGS in Dover, DE working on the Air Force Base projects. To prepare for a career in environmental science he earned a BS in Environmental Science from Troy University, followed by a MS in Science and Water Resources at Miami University in Ohio. He continues, “I became interested in the environmental field during high school.  After completing my undergrad studies at Troy University, I went straight to graduate school to further enhance my knowledge on environmental issues.  While working on my Master of Science at Miami University, I was able to take a few advance level courses in contamination, and shifted my focus toward environmental characterization and remediation. Aside from seeing projects through to fruition, it’s the interdisciplinary nature of this field that interests me the most.”

With nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental industry, Neupane takes great pride in his work, while continuing to focus on the company’s long-term goals, which include the practice of utilizing sustainable remediation technologies. He continues, “At Apex, our plans are to strategically grow the company by harnessing the power of innovation, especially in the use of green remediation. We continually invest in leading-edge, sustainable remediation technologies and in remediation experts who can develop and deploy them. Beyond our use of evaporative desorption technology (EDT),  ex-situ on-site bioremediation, cryogenic vapor treatment technology (CVTT), and remote station soil vapor extraction (SVE) – which are just a few ways we help our clients move to more effective results –we plan to adopt and deliver more efficient, practical, and sensible remedial strategies that continue to benefit our clients and communities.” When it comes to working with Land Science®, he continues to be impressed with their client service, responsiveness, and their ability to provide assistance with product recommendations that fit a variety of challenges and situations. He points out that on a recent project, and on short notice, Land Science® met the Apex team at the job site to discuss solutions for an existing issue. As for which Land Science® products Apex uses, two come to mind. He shares, “Geo-Seal® and Retro-Coat™ vapor intrusion coating are those we have used the most. However, we are open to the new products Land Science® has rolled out recently. Geo-Seal® is a composite vapor intrusion barrier system that consists of chemical resistance high density polyethylene (HDPE) and spray applied asphalt latex.  It is ideal for installation on new construction. Retro-Coat™ consists of chemically resistant material that is applied to existing structures to prevent potential vapor intrusion risks.  I like them both because they are relatively easy to apply, are compatible and effective with VOCs from petroleum as well as chlorinated solvents sources, and they are very popular and well liked by regulators.”

When asked about the future of environmental remediation, including trends on the horizon, Neupane points to advancements in technology that enable more accurate targeting of contamination in subsurface and faster analysis. He also expects to see more cost-effective solutions, greener cleanups and green remediation to minimize the environmental “footprint” of remediation activities, emerging contaminants, and vapor intrusion solutions. He notes that the EPA describes green remediation as “The practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize net environmental benefit of cleanup actions.”  He continues, “Some local and state regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) in Washington, DC, are encouraging responsible parties to consider and report green remediation strategies for remediation sites.  Green remediation allows us to reduce the environmental footprint of a cleanup project.” To stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends, Neupane regularly attends seminars and training modules, and participates in webinars offered by remediation industries and coalitions, such as those offered by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC). He shares a recent example of a training seminar he attended in May of last year, “I attended Vapor Intrusion (VI) & Soil Gas Training provided by Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental Geoscience, at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.  The training was very informational and covered the latest in regulatory, assessment, sampling, analysis and mitigation, as well as legal considerations.” When prompted about the most challenging aspect of his work, he feels accounting for project uncertainties and including contingencies to complete the remediation work on budget and on time can be difficult. “Weather can also be a challenge sometimes,” he says, “Especially with large scale water related projects during winter months.”

Currently residing in Chicago, with his wife and daughter, Neupane works out of Apex’s downtown Chicago office, and frequently travels to the company’s Washington, D.C. region for project work and meetings. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and visiting new places with his family. He shares, “Having grown up in Nepal, I was always drawn to the beauty of the Himalayas.  I visit Nepal and try to hit the hiking trails there whenever possible.  I was in Nepal just this past October with the family and did some hiking near Mt. Annapurna (10th tallest mountain). Whenever I travel to a new place I seek out nearby hiking/biking trails.” And how would he encourage others to join his field of study? He concludes by emphasizing the potential long-term contributions that his profession makes possible.  “Remind those who may be interested that they can make a positive impact on human health and the environment. Look at the bigger picture and think of your contribution to future generations.”

Land Science® is proud to have Prem Neupane, Project Manager for Apex Companies, as a valued client and partner in environmental remediation, and appreciates his expert knowledge and experience in providing successful remediation outcomes for Land Science® and its clients.