INDUSTRIAL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
PROJECT 1: Multidisciplinary Environmental Compliance Services for a National Retailer
Landmark assisted Recreational Equipment, Inc. in navigating the challenges of updating a historically preserved industrial building with environmental and safety considerations without impacting store operations.
Landmark provided high-value project management, planning, design, industrial hygiene, project and facility safety, environmental consulting services, and construction implementation review for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) at their Denver, Colorado flagship store. REI hired Landmark to coordinate an inspection, design, abatement, and construction team capable of tackling substantial renovations at the high-profile and historically protected flagship store housed in the former Denver Tramway Company. Services on this project included a facility safety assessment, asbestos, and hazardous material survey, development of Corporate Facility Health and Safety Standard Operating Procedures, Subsurface Environmental Conditions Assessment, preparation of abatement design documents, abatement contractor solicitation, abatement project management, and Indoor Air Quality Assessments and exposure monitoring.
During this project, Landmark assisted REI in navigating the challenges of updating a historically preserved building with closely integrated construction and environmental and safety considerations without impacting store operations.
Following successful attainment of established safety, budget, and schedule goals at the Denver Flagship Store, Landmark was retained to review and update approximately 40 Environmental, Health, and Safety programs for REI’s system-wide infrastructure. Programs were developed, reviewed with senior management, and implemented in a very short time frame of fewer than six months.
PROJECT 2: University of Alaska- Anchorage
Solid Waste Beneficial Use Recycling Engineering for a U.S. Sugar Beet Processing Facility.
Landmark designed and implemented the first successful state-approved sugar beet spent lime recycling project at a former sugar beet processing in Greeley, Colorado.
Landmark evaluated the effectiveness, feasibility, and cost of recycling spent lime derived from the sugar beet processing for structural fill. Landmark conducted chemical analytical testing of the recycled lime and performed bench scale and pilot scale materials testing of several mixtures of the spent lime with soil. After analytical testing confirmed the spent lime was not an environmental concern, the optimum ratio of recycled lime to soil was identified through geotechnical testing.
Once the positive bench scale and pilot scale geotechnical results were identified, a Design and Operations (DO) Plan was developed to describe how the recycled lime would be placed on two separate properties. The DO Plan was approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE). Because of one of the site's locations relative to the flood plain and the planned design to elevate the property with the recycled lime mixture, a Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill was prepared for and approved by Federal Emergency Management Agency. The fill placement project was successfully completed and is one of the leading examples in CDPHE’s Solid Waste Beneficial Use recycling programs.
PROJECT 3: Comprehensive Environmental Health, and Safety Program Development for a Pharmaceutical Industry Facility
Landmark provided comprehensive, practical, and timely consultation to bring this pharmaceutical facility into Environmental, Health, and Safety compliance.
Landmark provided expert technical assistance in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Environmental, Health, and Safety Program for a pharmaceutical facility that manufactures Schedule 1 narcotics. This three-year project was performed during the merger/acquisition of the facility and included improvements to the Facility Safety Manual and process health and safety protocols.
Services provided included personnel exposure assessment monitoring, ongoing process safety evaluations, and a thorough regulatory status evaluation of air, water, hazardous materials/waste, and safety compliance. Permitting exceptions were identified, and close regulatory agency coordination brought the facility into compliance. Annual chemical inventories and reporting were streamlined. An Emergency Response Plan and training program were developed, and inventory control systems were established to readily identify reportable quantities.
Based on the quantity of hazardous waste generated, the facility was operated and classified as a large quantity generator. Wastes not considered hazardous were included in improved recycling programs. Waste management improvements included properly managing hazardous and solid waste from generation to disposal, preparing Hazardous Waste Reports and annual Toxic Release Inventory Reports.
PROJECT 4: Asbestos Compliance Evaluation for Metals Processing Facilities
Comprehensive and targeted asbestos inspections facilitated a rapid overall assessment of a vast infrastructure.
Landmark conducted an accelerated asbestos inspection and compliance evaluation at four major industrial facilities to assess the completeness of historical asbestos-related information, develop associated life cycle costs, and to implement program improvements at the facilities. The evaluation included both record review and targeted site inspections at four facilities with 150 buildings, including a major alloys plant, two large metals reclamation plants, and aluminum can plant. The structures chosen for site evaluations were selected because they were representative of larger portions of the facilities, thereby allowing for a rapid overall assessment of a vast infrastructure in weeks, not months.
Extensive existing asbestos inspection reports and surveys were efficiently reviewed and keyed for specific buildings or areas to streamline the inspection process. Site inspections focused on accurate hazard assessment through air monitoring and surveillance of the condition of the asbestos. Ultimately, a facility-wide Operations and Maintenance Program was developed to successfully manage asbestos in-place. This included a comprehensive asbestos-containing materials labeling which utilized color-coding systems effective in high heat environments to attain compliance yet minimize cost and time constraints.
PROJECT 5: Multidisciplinary Environmental Compliance and Engineering Services for a Western U.S. Sugar Beet Processing Company
Landmark has conducted numerous industrial hygiene and environmental compliance projects for a sugar beet processing company with facilities and product transfer substations located throughout the Mountain-West region.
Industrial hygiene work has included inspection and sampling for asbestos-containing materials, planned abatement projects to support facility operations, emergency response containment, cleaning of asbestos materials, asbestos project management, and abatement oversight. Many asbestos-related projects have been conducted as turnkey projects, with Landmark managing the entire life cycle of the project.
Landmark’s solid waste compliance services have included the design and permitting of beneficial reuse of regulated sugar beet processing byproducts and the cost-effective closure of historical solid waste management units. Multi-media regulatory compliance support included the development and implementation of comprehensive inspection programs for water discharge and odor monitoring.
PROJECT 6: Innovative and Cost-Effective Materials Management for Structural Water Reservoir Demolition
Landmark prepared and implemented an innovative Materials Management Plan to manage asbestos-containing material encountered during demolition cost-effectively.
Landmark prepared and implemented an innovative, cost-effective Materials Management Plan (MMP) and Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for a concrete structural water reservoir demolition project. Prior demolition activities inadvertently caused an asbestos-containing material (ACM) spill, which the nature and extent had been mischaracterized, resulting in project delays and potentially cost-prohibitive spill response. The purpose of the separate plans was to utilize less rigorous MMP procedures for the safe management of crushed concrete and soils while inspecting and testing for the presence of ACM. When no ACM or asbestos-containing soil (ACS) were identified, the material could be handled and processed by General Contractors and used onsite for clean fill. When ACM was identified, the SAP was then followed to manage and properly dispose of regulated ACS.
The demolition was flawlessly executed. There were no notices of violations, project shutdowns due to fiber detections, or injuries during the project. Only one agency inspection was performed, and no adverse findings occurred.