Laying the Groundwork for Renovating a 300,000 SF Complex
Tighe & Bond provided hazardous building materials consultation services for the University of Connecticut (UConn) to support the extensive three phase renovation project at the Edward V. Gant Science Complex. The complex, encompassing approximately 300,000 SF of space, is a hub for learning and research within the STEM fields at UConn.
Tighe & Bond has provided hazardous building material assessments (HBMA), as well as abatement design and technical specifications, as part of these comprehensive services. These evaluations assisted UConn with identifying asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and building materials that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Opinions of probable abatement and remediation costs were also provided. Tighe & Bond has prepared multiple comprehensive PCB Self-Implementing Cleanup and Disposal Plans and Risk-Based Disposal Plans. The plans were based on determining the presence of PCB-containing materials and contaminated adjacent surfaces during the sampling processes performed during the PCB assessment services.
Tighe & Bond served as a liaison between regulatory agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Tighe & Bond also provided construction administration services including asbestos, lead, universal waste, and PCB abatement consultation.
Tighe & Bond’s environmental consultants and engineers provided Hazardous Building Materials Assessment (HBMA) and construction administration services as part of the renovation of the UConn Gant Science Complex. Tighe & Bond’s team also served as a regulatory liaison and developed an evaluation of probable abatement and remediation costs.
Photo credit: Ian Crouse, UConn/Gilbane