Greenwich, New York
HRP’s services included hazardous materials survey, abatement and demolition of a dilapidated commercial building. HRP was retained to assess the building and property, complete a safe and cost effective demolition of the building, and properly manage waste disposal and site restoration. HRP was also asked to provide expert testimony to assist the Village with recuperating project costs from the responsible party. The Project was challenging with respect to public safety and cost. The abandoned building exhibited extensive roof damage that created the potential for an asbestos release, as well as a physical hazard from the collapse of the building into occupied residences 50 feet away. The size and contents of the building created a significant cost for demolition, transport and disposal.
The hazardous material survey confirmed the presence, extent and condition of asbestos, oils, PCBs, and lead paint. HRP prepared site specific variances from NYSDOL ICR 56 to manage project costs, effectively reduce monitoring and disposal costs. HRP developed bid specifications, and assisted the Village with retaining the abatement and demolition contractor, and monitored the project at all stages. The approved variances allowed the contractor to separate, decontaminate and reuse wood and steel from the structure. The concrete foundation, loading docks, and stair towers were allowed to be cleaned, visually inspected, and used at the site for fill, reducing project disposal and backfill costs. After demolition was completed, HRP oversaw the site restoration to ensure the site was returned to a safe condition, and then completed a final report for the Village. As the Project Manager, HRP answered inquires from the public and provided information about the Project on behalf of the Village. The property was recently used as a location for a new fire house.