Greenville, South Carolina
HRP was retained by a developer in April 2015 to support the redevelopment of a 10 acre Site formerly occupied by the Nippon Center Yagato and two (2) associated residential homes. HRP initially completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 and subsequently a Phase II ESA to evaluate the environmental subsurface conditions of the Site. Next, a Pre-Demolition Asbestos Containing Materials Survey was performed to evaluate the overall demolition costs of the project, which included the analysis of over 175 samples. Asbestos containing materials were identified in each of the three (3) primary Site buildings.
With asbestos information in-hand, HRP coordinated the solicitation of bids from asbestos abatement firms and contractors to facilitate demolition. As part of this process, HRP facilitated the preparation of an Asbestos Abatement Project Design in accordance with the State’s specifications and guidance. HRP secured 7 bids to remove asbestos and conduct demolition activities, and supported the developer in the responsible selection of the abatement and demolition contractors. During asbestos abatement and building demolition activities, HRP worked to secure various permits with State and Local authorities, and provided daily oversight of the abatement and demolition process. In addition, HRP provided the required third-party asbestos air monitoring to ensure proper procedures were followed in accordance with EPA and NESHAP regulations.
In conjunction with demolition activities, one (1) 500-gallon heating oil underground storage tank (UST) was removed from the ground. HRP coordinated removal of the UST and performed an analysis of the underlying soils in general accordance with SCDHEC UST guidelines. Once confirmation of the surrounding soil conditions was completed, the UST pit was backfilled and the tank was disposed via a qualified vender. Following abatement and demolition, HRP retained all waste manifests to ensure responsible disposal of asbestos and construction debris was achieved through a qualified disposal facility.