Hazardous materials management
The requirement to manage and control hazardous building materials is not only a legal requirement, but a moral one.
SLR is at the forefront of the industry. Our team of professionals are helping to improve standards, define best practice, drive legislative change and promote safe and effective methods of hazardous building material management.
How can we help?
Working in the industrial, commercial and domestic market, we can offer a broad range of services and a wealth of experience. We are acutely aware of the requirements and obligations under government and workplace health and safety legislations and can guide and advice our clients accordingly.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive suspect hazardous material / containment investigation services (asbestos, lead, PCB and universal waste)
- Abatement design, oversight and air monitoring services
- Indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants assessment and remediation design
- Site specific management plans including operations and maintenance programs
- Structure condition / risk assessment
- Critical response for emergency works (ie. following fire/storm damage, the discovery of contaminated fill etc)
- Asbestos awareness and risk management training
- Centralised online HazMat registers
- NATA accredited reports for building material and asbestos dust samples
- Expert witness
Accreditation and Licensure
SLR is NATA Accredited in Australia for Asbestos Fibre Counting, Volume Measurement (Air), and Asbestos Fibre Identification.
EPA Accredited – All states and providences
State Licensed - Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), New York (NY), Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT), and Puerto Rico (PR)
State Certified – Arizona (AZ), Delaware (DE), Georgia (GA), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
Our team includes
Principal, Building Sciences
Ryan Rouillard is currently the Principal of Building Sciences with projects that involve the management of asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and other hazardous materials related to renovation and demolition activities in buildings, as well as, assisting building owners in the long term management of asbestos in their buildings. His work includes asbestos and hazardous materials surveys and design specifications; management of asbestos, lead paint and hazardous materials abatement projects; screening and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments; monitoring of workplace exposure to chemical and physical hazards; indoor air quality assessments; and interpretation of industrial environmental compliance and permit-related information. He is responsible for all aspects of client relations, contracts/subcontracts, management and new client development. He is also responsible for business development and marketing plans to target market sectors and clients.
Jason Fernet is a Professional Engineer and Connecticut Licenced Environmental Professional. Jason has experience as an engineer in remedial design/remedial action programmes, site investigation, preparing construction specifications, decommissioning, decontamination and demolition (DDD) management, hazardous and PCB waste management and multimedia permitting in various sectors across the United States. He has prepared remedial designs, feasibility studies, and construction bid documents, served as Engineer-of-Record, and managed remedial activities at complex sites undergoing clean up and redevelopment under expedited schedules. Jason has provided third-party review for agency negotiations on environmental clean up-related issues. He has developed and implemented TSCA PCB clean up plans in EPA Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9.
Associate Building Sciences Specialist
Keith Allard is an Associate Building Sciences Specialist involved in the management of asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and other hazardous materials related to renovation and demolition activities in buildings, as well as, assisting building owners in the long-term management of asbestos in their buildings. His work includes asbestos and hazardous materials surveys and design specifications; management of asbestos, lead paint and hazardous materials abatement projects, and physical hazards including indoor air quality assessments involving the collection and laboratory submittal of suspect regulated or toxic materials (i.e. asbestos, lead, PCB, UFFI, radon, mold, bacteria, etc.), and monitoring services. In addition, he has a comprehensive understanding of local, state, and federal compliance regulations (and associated funding rules) with all aspects of a project. He manages many aspects of client relations, to include but not limited to, contracts and subcontracts, management, and retention. Keith mentors, directs, and provides technical expertise for field staff.
Kevin King has over 30 years of professional environmental consulting experience. He is responsible for supervising technical teams delivering strategic project support responsive to our client’s business needs. Kevin has extensive experience with site characterisation, remediation, environmental assessment, planning, permitting, regulatory closure, post-remediation site management, and cost evaluations. Kevin’s due diligence experience ranges from one-off industrial sites being considered for redevelopment to global portfolios of manufacturing sites in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific region. Much of his global due diligence experience relates to his leadership of a global account for a major US-based aerospace manufacturer on two major acquisitions totalling over $30B. His account role also included expanding and delivering EHS compliance and remediation services consistent with corporate EHS policy and programmes globally.
Kevin has been a Connecticut Licenced Environmental Professional (LEP) since the inception of the privatised programme in 1997. While the LEP programme was designed to require minimal DEEP involvement, Kevin regularly interacts with DEEP case managers regarding innovative compliance solutions. Such approaches frequently not self-implementing under the CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) therefore requiring DEEP approvals. These solutions can include waivers, variances, site-specific remedial criteria, and unique environmental land use restrictions (ELURs). He has directed many complex remedial programmes including soil stabilisation, in-situ injection, DNAPL recovery and risk-based natural attenuation strategies.
Kevin’s experience with large, complex environmental remediation projects commonly integrates business risk/legal strategies involving multi-party agreements, multi-agency involvement, and tenant and landowner issues. Many of these projects are conducted in support of legal counsel structuring broader business risk management strategies.