Since 2011, HRP has provided environmental due diligence and hazmat assessment and abatement oversight services for various capital improvement projects at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Services span environmental investigation, assistance with underground tank evaluation and closure sampling, hazardous materials surveys, lead and asbestos abatement monitoring and oversight, and environmental support for demolition activities.
HRP is typically given a project for a college building, a space within a college building, or a building system such as a roof where renovation and or demolition is proposed as part of a capital improvement plan. Given the usage of campus buildings, many of these projects occur during the summer or a college “break”. Consequently, HRP is often faced with significant deadlines for these projects that must be handled in order for the project to stay on track, so that buildings or spaces within buildings are completed in time for college use. HRP is proud of our record over the last five years, where we met every deadline for every project that we worked on.
Of particular note was a 2014 project involving ten houses adjacent to the campus that were acquired by Trinity. HRP completed comprehensive pre-demolition hazmat surveys on these houses along with several surplus campus buildings on an expedited basis, so that sequential demolition could take place to allow for the construction of a new dormitory complex. HRP completed detailed abatement specifications that were included in a bid package. Once a contractor was selected, HRP provided full time asbestos project monitoring for the abatements and prepared clearance letters for submittal to the town to get demolition permits. The abatement documentation including clearances was provided to Trinity College in a final report. The dormitory complex was built on schedule.
Current projects with Trinity College include an asbestos survey for a roof of a campus building for a roof replacement project, and environmental services related to a tank removal project at a satellite campus in downtown Hartford, CT.