Remedial Design

AKRF is experienced in developing cost-effective remedial design solutions to address contaminated soil, groundwater, and soil vapor as part of site redevelopment. Redevelopment can be undertaken via state brownfield programs, which can afford tax advantages and enhanced liability protection. In addition, remedial measures can be incorporated into the construction planning to avoid construction delays and associated costs.

Commonly required services for redevelopment include pre-development asbestos abatement, management of soil and/or tanks removed during site preparation, mitigation of potential vapors beneath a new building foundation, and groundwater management. Our team has worked with project architects and engineers to enhance the design of the foundation vapor barrier, waterproofing, and/or drainage systems. More sophisticated measures can include soil venting, air sparging, reactive barriers, or bioremediation to control vapors and remediate soil and groundwater.

When construction of new building foundations requires dewatering, treatment may be necessary to remove contaminants, including sediment, metals, and organic compounds (e.g., petroleum or solvents) prior to discharging the water to the sewer system. Our team is experienced in completing system design, equipment procurement and set-up, and obtaining the necessary discharge permits.

We offer construction oversight of the project and implementation of the remedial design. This work includes bid review, permitting, health and safety plan preparation, construction oversight, air monitoring, waste management, and remediation system operation/maintenance/monitoring.

The scope of our services includes:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Engineering design
  • Construction oversight
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Health and safety oversight