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, 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.

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 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

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.

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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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.


Upcoming Events

A&WMA 2020 Annual Seminar

1/23/2020, Buffalfo, NY
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SAME Small Business Day

2/6/2020, Waltham, MA
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Alaska Forum on the Environment

2/10 – 2/14/2020, Alaska, AK
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Emerging Contaminants Summit

3/10 – 3/11/2020, Westminster, CO
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30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Water, Energy, and Air

3/16 – 3/19/2020, San Diego, CA
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Questions?

REGENESIS has remediation experts based worldwide to assist you in your brownfield site cleanup. As the technology leader in advanced bioremediation solutions, we can help ensure success on your next remediation project. Use the map on our website to find your regional REGENESIS contact today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Blayne Hartman PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience

As a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion, Blayne Hartman, PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience continues to leverage his 40 years of experience to provide solution leadership on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to regulatory agencies in over 35 states, and counting. Although he has amassed diverse experience in a specialized field, he is currently focusing his efforts on indoor air testing. He shares, “I currently do indoor air testing around the country using high-resolution, real-time analyzers. Over the years I’ve developed expertise in the testing of vapors for a suite of volatile compounds that the EPA has strict regulations on.” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Blayne Hartman PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience

Webinar on Continuous Monitoring Data

The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion experts, Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental and Dr. Mark Kram of Groundswell Technologies. During this webinar presentation, Dr.s Hartman and Kram discuss updates regarding vapor intrusion pathway issues, as well as the use of continuous monitoring data. Vapor intrusion continues to be a hot topic among environmental practitioners and represents an opportunity in the industry for firms to expand in providing informed and proper VI guidance and best practices for their clients’ sites. The recording of this free webinar is now available.

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.

 

 


FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway

 FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway
The questions summarized in this FAQ as part of the Land Science “Distinguished Speaker” webinar series, were provided by our guest presenters, Blayne Hartman, PhD and Mark Kram, PhD in response to questions fielded throughout the webinar presentation. REGENESIS and Land Science are grateful to both Dr. Hartman and Dr. Kram for sharing their expertise. Land Science is dedicated to providing relevant, industry-leading content in support of client partners globally.

 FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway


Effective Use of Vapor Mitigation Systems Speeds Up Approvals and Creates a Safe Indoor Environment
In situations where groundwater contaminants at brownfield properties are either too difficult or expensive to remove, it is necessary to mitigate the human health risks posed by vapors entering overlying structures. An effective vapor barrier system can reduce those risks while lowering the cost of site remediation and expediting construction. 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. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.
Effective Use of Vapor Mitigation Systems Speeds Up Approvals and Creates a Safe Indoor Environment

 

Innovative Vapor Barrier Systems

A New Vapor Barrier with Unparalleled Chemical Resistance

The Land Science research and development team of scientists have invested years in developing the TerraShield vapor barrier system. The innovative use of two separate layers of aluminum combined within flexible polyethylene results in the TerraBase layer having >100X greater chemical resistance compared to HDPE (10mil)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. Learn more about TerraShield using the link below.
Innovative Vapor Barrier Systems

A New Advanced Nitrile Composite Barrier System

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. Nitra-Seal has been lab-tested and proven to be highly effective against VOCs like chlorinated solvents and petroleum contaminants, and methane. Learn more about Nitra-Seal using the below.

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 development timeline. Learn more about MonoShield using the link below.

The Original Composite Barrier System Adapted from Waterproofing Materials

Geo-Seal is a sub-slab composite barrier system designed for waterproofing and adapted for use in blocking low concentrations of chemical vapors on brownfield sites. Geo-Seal is placed between the building foundation and the soil pad to minimize water vapors and minor concentrations of chemical vapors from permeating through the slab. Geo-Seal is rapidly applied and a broad certified applicator network is available. Learn more about Geo-Seal using the link below.

As risk standards and other compliance issues associated with contaminant vapor intrusion continually evolve, engineered controls like those offered by Land Science provide a practical, cost effective solution to eliminate risks. Recent advances in contaminant vapor intrusion mitigation developed by Land Science have assisted developers, engineering firms, regulators, and land owners by providing technically sound solutions effectively mitigating these issues. Download the brochure to learn more about vapor intrusion solutions.


Upcoming Events

NGWA Groundwater Week

12/3 – 12/5/2019, Las Vegas, NV
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A&WMA 2020 Annual Seminar

1/23/2020, Buffalfo, NY
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SAME Small Business Day

2/6/2020, Waltham, MA
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Alaska Forum on the Environment

2/10 – 2/14/2020, Alaska, AK
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Emerging Contaminants Summit

3/10 – 3/11/2020, Westminster, CO
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30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Water, Energy, and Air

3/16 – 3/19/2020, San Diego, CA
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Questions?

REGENESIS has remediation experts based worldwide to assist you in your brownfield site cleanup. As the technology leader in advanced bioremediation solutions, we can help ensure success on your next remediation project. Use the map on our website to find your regional REGENESIS contact today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Managing Principal for ATON Langan Discusses Environmental Strategies for Protecting Assets

For Ron Carroll, owner and Managing Principal of ATON LLC, choosing a career in environmental remediation was both a personal and professional choice. That’s because when he was younger, Mr. Carroll lived near and had friends who were impacted by the Times Beach dioxin cleanup project in the St. Louis area. As a result of toxic chemicals being mixed with oil and applied to roads for dust control, a massive cleanup was initiated in St. Louis County. Consequently, the EPA ended up buying many of the homes within the town to facilitate an effective cleanup in the area. Understandably, this environmental hazard and subsequent remediation project left an indelible impression on Mr. Carroll. Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Managing Principal for ATON Langan Discusses Environmental Strategies for Protecting Assets

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

The effectiveness of a vapor intrusion mitigation (VIM) system depends on the quality of its installation. Improper installation can lead to vapors entering occupied spaces, potentially harming human health, and exposing the owners to legal liability. In order to minimize the possibility of system failure, it is highly advisable to hire an applicator who has undergone a rigorous certification process demonstrating they can meet strict manufacturer installation standards. Hiring an applicator who has not been certified can lead to substandard installation, system failure, and increased risk to human health. Download the ebook to learn more.

 

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

 


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

 


MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

 MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

The former Hazel Park Raceway was located in a designated Opportunity Zone, which was established by the US Federal Treasury to encourage businesses to invest in blighted properties by providing tax incentives. Hazel Park welcomed the economic development and the promise of future jobs coming to the community through this key redevelopment project. With MonoShield offering a more reliable, cost-effective solution, the project was assured of meeting milestones and staying on time and on budget.

 MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

 


Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier

 Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier
 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, robust warranty options, and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installation. Download the brochure to learn more about MonoShield.
 Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier

 

Tip 9 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones
Retro-Coat can be used in situations where structures cannot be torn down. This chemically resistant coating can allow property owners to protect their tenants and investment with little down time. Applying Retro-Coat can provide a building owner with long-term assurance that the vapor intrusion risk has been successfully mitigated, while at the same time, reducing the overall mitigation cost and avoiding the need to alter the building’s foundation. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.
Tip 9 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

Upcoming Events

NGWA Groundwater Week

12/3 – 12/5/2019, Las Vegas, NV
Visit conference website

A&WMA 2020 Annual Seminar

1/23/2020, Buffalfo, NY
Visit conference website

SAME Small Business Day

2/6/2020, Waltham, MA
Visit conference website

Alaska Forum on the Environment

2/10 – 2/14/2020, Alaska, AK
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Emerging Contaminants Summit

3/10 – 3/11/2020, Westminster, CO
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30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Water, Energy, and Air

3/16 – 3/19/2020, San Diego, CA
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October 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Matt Ambrusch: Environmental Project Manager for Langan

When it comes to playing a part in cleaning up the environment, Matt Ambrusch, Environmental Project Manager for Langan, realizes he has a responsibility to help ensure healthy and safe communities. Throughout his career, Ambrusch has made significant contributions to the success of his clients and their projects, particularly in the field of pneumatic technologies. He states, “My personal focus has been on pneumatic solutions that include air sparging, soil vapor extraction, multi-phase extraction, vapor mitigation, and even methane mitigation and collection. I also help lead the charge to develop and grow our two-dimensional and three-dimensional pneumatic modeling practice,” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Matt Ambrusch: Environmental Project Manager for Langan

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

For properties where there is underlying contamination that cannot be removed and represents a serious risk to human health, it is important to have a solution that can effectively mitigate that risk and provide both building occupants and owners assurances that they are shielded from physical and financial harm. 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.

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

 

 


Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier
TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metalized film technology, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. Download the brochure to learn more about TerraShield.

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

 

 


 

Tip 7 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

When considering an investment in Opportunity Zones, it is important to choose a vapor barrier system offering the highest chemical resistance. Nitra-Core is lab-tested to be up to 10x more effective than typical spray-applied SBR asphalt material. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.

Tip 7 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

 


Webinar Recording Now Available

 

Incorporating CSIA in Vapor Intrusion Investigations

 

Land Science presented a webinar with Dora Taggart, President of Microbial Insights, Inc., and Sam Rosolina, PhD, Analytical Chemist and Manager of the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) Laboratory at Microbial Insights. In this webinar, Dora and Sam discussed incorporating CSIA in vapor intrusion investigations. They were joined by Tom Szocinski, CEP, Director of Vapor Intrusion at Land Science, who discussed innovative new vapor barrier technologies that are more protective and more cost-effective. The recording of this free webinar is now available.
Incorporating CSIA in Vapor Intrusion Investigations

 

About the Presenters:


Dora Taggart
President, Microbial Insights, Inc.

Dora Taggart is the President of Microbial Insights, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received a Biomedical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and has focused on the optimization and implementation of molecular tools for environmental remediation, microbiologically-influenced corrosion and microbial source tracking. Since joining Microbial Insights in 2001, she has developed and commercialized over 60 different nucleic acid-based analyses. Under her direction, Microbial Insights has become a worldwide provider of molecular tools for leading consulting firms, government agencies and academia. Ms. Taggart runs national and international workshops on these tools. She has more than 20 peer reviewed co-authored publications and is often invited to speak at conferences around the world.

 

Sam Rosolina, PhD
CSIA Lab Director, Microbial Insights, Inc.

Sam Rosolina is Director of the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) Laboratory at Microbial Insights. Dr. Rosolina received his B.A. in Chemistry from Berea College in Kentucky and went on to complete a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Sam is constantly working to broaden the scope of remediation analysis through the implementation of cutting edge methods and instrumentation, and is focused on making these analytical methods more accessible overall.

 

Tom Szocinski, CEP
Director of Vapor Intrusion, Land Science

Tom Szocinski is the Director of Vapor Intrusion of the Land Science division of REGENESIS, Inc. In his role, Tom provides executive leadership, market strategy and sales support, while further strengthening relationships with state and federal regulators, applicators and environmental consultants. Tom is a nationally recognized vapor intrusion expert with over 14 years’ experience as an environmental scientist, focusing on vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation, remediation, site assessment, and Brownfield site management. He has served on both state and federal regulatory vapor intrusion review boards, assisting with development of vapor intrusion and mitigation guidance, regulations, and exposure criteria

Upcoming Events

Northwest Remediation Conference
10/3/2019, Tacoma, WA
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Remediation Technologies Symposium 2019
10/16 – 10/18/2019, Banff, AB
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35th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
10/21 – 10/24/2019, Amherst, MA
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Railroad Environmental Conference
10/22 – 10/23/2019, Urbana, IL
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GRA Remediation Conference
11/13 – 11/14/2019, Santa Ana, CA
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NGWA Groundwater Week
NGWA Groundwater Week
12/3 – 12/5/2019, Las Vegas, NV
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Questions?

REGENESIS has remediation experts based worldwide to assist you in your brownfield site cleanup. As the technology leader in advanced bioremediation solutions, we can help ensure success on your next remediation project. Use the map on our website to find your regional REGENESIS contact today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 2019 Land Science Newsletter

New Innovative Vapor Baarrier Systems

Watch Video: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier – Lab Tested >100x More Effective

Watch Video: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier - Lab Tested >100x More Effective

The TerraShield system provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. Developed by the R&D scientists at Land Science to offer the best available protection against contaminant vapor intrusion, 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. Watch the video to learn more about this revolutionary new technology.

Watch Video: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier - Lab Tested >100x More Effective

 

 

 

 


Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier
TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metalized film technology, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. Download the brochure to learn more about TerraShield.

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

 

 

 

 


 

A Proven Vapor Barrier System Now Improved With Nitrile

A Proven Vapor Barrier System Now Improved With Nitrile Nitra-Seal™ is 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.

A Proven Vapor Barrier System Now Improved With Nitrile

 

 

 

 


Download Brochure: Nitra-Seal Advanced Vapor Barrier

 Download Brochure: Nitra-Seal Advanced Vapor Barrier

This case study reviews a pilot test to remove PFAS risk at Camp Grayling, a large year-round military training center in Crawford County, Michigan operated by the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG). This innovative approach uses an in situ colloidal activated carbon barrier to eliminate the PFAS exposure pathway and protect the community. Results 170 days post-application show PFAS and PCE reduced to below target levels. Colloidal activated carbon was selected because of the expected rapid reductions of PFAS by removal from the dissolved mobile phase, as well as its lower total project costs when compared to operating a mechanical system over a similar time.
 Download Brochure: Nitra-Seal Advanced Vapor Barrier

 

 


 

Client Spotlight: Thomas Donn, Senior President of EnviroSouth

Client Spotlight: Thomas Donn, Senior President of EnviroSouthWhen Thomas Donn decided to launch his own environmental consulting business in March of 2001, his primary goal was to provide practical solutions to emerging environmental challenges. He also wanted to cement and deliver on their mantra of, “on budget, on time, and no surprises”, as a way to firmly differentiate themselves from other environmental remediation firms. Fast forward to today, and it is clear Donn has successfully grown and positioned EnviroSouth into a leading environmental consulting company. Headquartered in Greeneville, SC, EnviroSouth offers its clients an array of services that include soil and groundwater remediation, real estate environmental site assessment, soil and groundwater contamination assessment, Brownfields property restoration, and other environmental related services. Donn shares, “We have become successful in setting ourselves apart from the competition. And that’s why many of our clients rely on EnviroSouth environmental consultants year after year for all their environmental needs.” Learn more in our client spotlight.

Client Spotlight: Thomas Donn, Senior President of EnviroSouth

 

 

 


A Cost-Effective Vapor Barrier with Superior Constructability

MonoShield: A Cost-Effective Vapor 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 development timeline. Learn more and download the product brochure below.

MonoShield: A Cost-Effective Vapor Barrier with Superior Constructability

 


See The Difference: MonoShield vs. Tape-Applied Systems

 See The Difference: MonoShield vs. Tape-Applied Systems

 See The Difference: MonoShield vs. Tape-Applied Systems

 


Webinar Recording: Introducing MonoShield

 Webinar Recording: Introducing MonoShield
Land Science recently presented a webinar with Land Science Director of Vapor Intrusion Tom Szocinksi, CEP and REGENESIS Director of Research & Development Kristen Thoreson, PhD. During this webinar presentation, Tom discussed an innovative new vapor intrusion barrier technology called MonoShield. A chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier, MonoShield is specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. The recording of this webinar is now available.
 Webinar Recording: Introducing MonoShield

 

About the Presenters:


Tom Szocinski, CEP
Director of Vapor Intrusion, Land Science

Tom Szocinski is the Director of Vapor Intrusion of the Land Science division of REGENESIS, Inc. In his role, Tom provides executive leadership, market strategy and sales support, while further strengthening relationships with state and federal regulators, applicators and environmental consultants. Tom is a nationally recognized vapor intrusion expert with over 14 years’ experience as an environmental scientist, focusing on vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation, remediation, site assessment, and Brownfield site management. He has served on both state and federal regulatory vapor intrusion review boards, assisting with development of vapor intrusion and mitigation guidance, regulations, and exposure criteria. He has designed and implemented numerous nationally recognized and award winning vapor mitigation systems across the United States for both private and government sites. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Tom enjoys the outdoors from hunting and fishing, to hiking and camping with his wife and children.

Kristen Thoreson, PhD
Director of Research and Development, REGENESIS

Dr. Kristen Thoreson heads the chemical research and product development program at REGENESIS. Her team is focused on developing advanced technologies for the treatment of recalcitrant compounds in mixed environmental media. She is trained as a chemist, and her graduate and post-doctorate research focused on mechanistic investigations of chlorinated ethene degradation pathways using molecular models and compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) for both biotic and abiotic systems. She obtained her BSc in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and her PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She also spent time as a postdoctoral associate at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, Germany as a part of the Research Unit for Environmental Organic Isotope Chemistry.


Upcoming Events

Georgia Environmental Conference
8/21 – 8/23/2019, Jekyll Island, GA
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Northwest Remediation Conference
10/3/2019, Tacoma, WA
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35th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
10/21 – 10/24/2019, Amherst, MA
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Railroad Environmental Conference
10/22 – 10/23/2019, Urbana, IL
Visit conference website
GRA Remediation Conference
11/13 – 11/14/2019, Santa Ana, CA
Visit conference website
NGWA Groundwater Week
NGWA Groundwater Week
12/3 – 12/5/2019, Las Vegas, NV
Visit conference website

Questions?

REGENESIS has remediation experts based worldwide to assist you in your brownfield site cleanup. As the technology leader in advanced bioremediation solutions, we can help ensure success on your next remediation project. Use the map on our website to find your regional REGENESIS contact today.