Pre-Purchase Due Diligence: Are you adequately screening for Business Environmental Risks along with your standard Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

Pre-Purchase Due Diligence: Are you adequately screening for Business Environmental Risks along with your standard Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

You’ve probably been through a Phase I with an environmental consultant before, and while it seems like a straightforward process, there are additional Business Environmental Risks (BER) that most property purchasers want to consider.

A BER is defined in ASTM 1527:13 as “a risk which can have a material environmental or environmentally-driven impact on the business associated with the current or planned use of commercial real estate.”

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Have you ever thought “Geez, getting an air permit in Washington State is way too complicated?”

Have you ever thought “Geez, getting an air permit in Washington State is way too complicated?”

The Washington Air Regulations are up for public comment and updating. There are two opportunities to comment open right now but closing soon!

This rulemaking is of interest to:

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SoundEarth Strategies Acquires EHSI; Environmental Consulting Firms Pursue Expansion Through Strategic Partnership

SoundEarth Strategies Acquires EHSI; Environmental Consulting Firms Pursue Expansion Through Strategic Partnership

SEATTLE, April 25, 2019— SoundEarth Strategies, Inc. (SoundEarth) has acquired EHS-International, Inc. (EHSI). Both companies offer environmental consulting and engineering services. The acquisition is the latest in SoundEarth’s execution of its growth strategy, focused on expansion into new markets through recruitment and acquisitions.

“Our firms really complement each other very nicely,” said Al Davis, CEO at SoundEarth. “Both companies have built success around providing excellent client service, and that will continue to be our top priority.

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Elyssa Dixon, PE Featured in ASCE's "Best Places to be a Civil Engineer"

Elyssa Dixon, PE Featured in ASCE's "Best Places to be a Civil Engineer"

The American Society of Civil Engineers published a report identifying the top 5 cities for working in the civil engineering field, and Seattle made the cut! SoundEarth’s Elyssa Dixon was quoted saying “Being a civil engineer in Seattle means that I am surrounded and supported by people who also want to use their career to improve the world through innovative and sustainable solutions.”

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Elyssa Dixon Featured on ASCE's Plot Points Podcast

Elyssa Dixon Featured on ASCE's Plot Points Podcast

Click below to listen to Episode 2 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) podcast Plot Points featuring SoundEarth's Elyssa Dixon, PE!

 

SoundEarth's Chris Kitchen Takes Home Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at AWMA Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

SoundEarth's Chris Kitchen Takes Home Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at AWMA Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Congratulations to SoundEarth’s Chris Kitchen, who won the Excellence in Presentation Award for Young Professionals at the Air & Waste Management Association’s Pacific Northwest International Section Annual Conference! Chris gave two presentations at the conference – one on developing dynamic Environmental Management Systems and one on keeping industrial facilities inspection-ready.

His presentation on keeping industrial facilities inspection-ready was the award winner. The focus was about being proactive, working with government regulators, and how to stay organized for the inevitable inspection.

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Just Another Day At The Office

Just Another Day At The Office

SoundEarth offers an entire team boasting expertise in working with marine and freshwater sediments, contaminated sediment dredging, and piling repair and replacement. We provide remedial investigations and sediment management to help our clients navigate tight project timelines and complicated regulatory permitting requirements.

Here we have a very hardy SoundEarth team member (in the yellow safety jacket) who took this time-lapse video while working at a dredging site in Eastern Washington. Our team worked with a diver to acquire sediment samples which were logged for this particular scope of work. This is a great example of the many different types of projects capable of being executed by our extremely experienced staff.