There is growing recognition of the need for stewardship of environmentally challenged properties through redevelopment for alternative uses. The successful reclamation of these sites transforms liabilities into opportunities and underscores the economic, environmental, and social benefits to society by reducing the development of prime agricultural land and other “greenfields.” HSA is a leader in transforming abandoned, idle, or underutilized industrial and commercial property into beneficial end uses. Our engineering services have assisted clients in reusing contaminated sites for maximum beneficial use. Very often beneficial new end-uses have been an important element in the development of an effective remedial solution. Examples include turning a former manufactured gas plant into a City interactive museum and aquarium, a former steel mill into a modern industrial complex, and a former manufacturing plant and industrial center into a commercial retail and warehouse facility.
Brownfield redevelopment success is often measured in the time and money required to convert a contaminated or underutilized property into one that is an economically viable, safe, and a sustainable catalyst to overall community revitalization. HSA has played a key role in developing economically viable approaches to Brownfield redevelopment, including comprehensive site-specific risk assessments and environmentally responsible, yet cost-effective strategic remediation and development plans.
HSA has established a very strong reputation as a firm that can successfully develop environmentally responsible yet cost‑effective remedial solutions; and successfully negotiate acceptance of the proposed solution with the appropriate regulatory agencies. HSA's highly experienced staff provide a unique combination of hands‑on experience and technical expertise to address redevelopment issues. It is this expertise that enables HSA to stay abreast of emerging technologies and regulations, and supports a proactive approach to the risk‑based management of projects.
- Building Decommissioning and Demolition
- Due Diligence
- Financial Incentive Analysis and Application
- Contamination Assessments
- Environmental Sampling and Reporting
- Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS)
- Risk-based Cleanup Criteria Determination
- Remedial System Design
- Remedial Construction
- Storage Tank Assessment/Closure
- Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring
- Construction Management and Contract Administration
- Regulatory Interface/Negotiation
- Community Relations