Ten Insider Tips of an Outstanding Environmental Consulting Firm

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Bob McClennan in Uncategorized

They understand their client’s business interests One of the most critical errors environmental consultants can make is immediately getting lost in the technical and regulatory details of a project without ever fully understanding the business goals of their client. Oftentimes, the client will not know what affect the details of their business, business dealings, interests,… Read More

Ten Insider Tips for Reducing Environmental Risk in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Bob McClennan in Uncategorized

When buying or selling commercial and industrial real estate, stakeholders often conduct a wide range of inspections and inquiries as part of their due diligence.  Legal, financial, zoning, permitting, and environmental risk are all typically considered. This article will offer tips for buyers and sellers when conducting environmental due diligence. Why Conduct Environmental Due Diligence… Read More

Environmental Tracers: An Underutilized Tool in Environmental Consulting?

Posted on April 06, 2018 by BSTI in Field Services, Helpful Resources, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Services, Shared Expertise, Technical Writing

I consider myself lucky to have come to environmental consulting through a couple of academic research detours; first at Columbia University in NYC then Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During my time at Columbia I worked with the Environmental Tracer Group within the Geochemistry department a Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO).  This was a great… Read More

What Might Site-Specific Soil Standards for PFOA Look Like?

Posted on January 22, 2018 by BSTI in Field Services, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Shared Expertise, Technical Writing

  The State of New Jersey recently adopted what is currently the lowest drinking water quality criteria (maximum contaminant level or MCL) in the country for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at 0.014 µg/l or 14 parts per trillion (ppt). This MCL is a health-based value developed by the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute and is… Read More

Plastic Free July Challenge:
Reduce. Reuse. Rehydrate.

Posted on July 12, 2017 by BSTI in Extra, Special Interest

Happy Plastic Free July! Will you take the challenge? This month, we’re reminded of the importance of taking care of our world by reducing our use of disposable plastics. Did you know that over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century? According to EcoWatch, this… Read More

Help It or Hurt It: How are Environmental Matters Going to Affect Your Growth or Exit Strategy?

Posted on June 02, 2017 by BSTI in Environmental Liability Protection, Field Services, Helpful Resources, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Consulting, Real Estate Stakeholders, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving

  How can foresight and management of environmental matters be leveraged for better outcomes in business mergers, acquisitions and facility divestitures? Gain useful insight in the slideshow below from our presentation at the Eastern Energy Expo: Help It or Hurt It: How are Environmental Matters Going to Affect Your Growth or Exit Strategy? from John Kollmeier… Read More

Groundwater and Your Business: Learn Why You Should Be Celebrating Protect Your Groundwater Day

Posted on September 06, 2016 by BSTI in Environmental Liability Protection, Helpful Resources, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Remediation

Co-written by:   September 6, 2016, just happens to be “Protect Your Groundwater Day!” Created by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA), Protect Your Groundwater Day is a day for everyone to celebrate the importance of groundwater and the impact it has on our everyday lives. So just what is groundwater and why is it important… Read More

Who, What, When, Where & Why: Environmental Forensics

Posted on July 07, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Legal Counsel, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Shared Expertise

  Questions regarding environmental forensics will come up at some level in almost every environmental project. This can range from drawing conclusions about a release from a UST system to sophisticated analysis of large environmental datasets collected specifically to identify contributions from multiple sources. The purpose of forensic interpretation is to tell a story. The… Read More

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    John & Debbie Kollmeier receive the 2019 Circle of Excellence Award from PSMJ’s David Burstein at the firm’s annual THRIVE Conference, The Growth, Profit, and Success Summit for A/E/C Firm Leaders earlier this month in New Orleans. PSMJ designed the Circle of Excellence to highlight successfully managed firms that demonstrate outstanding achievements in areas such… Read More

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