OaklandGeolocation: 37.848, -122.2948
Terracon's Oakland office offers a full range of environmental consulting services to safely manage chemical, physical, and biological hazards. Our industrial hygiene experts specialize in mold investigations and remediation monitoring; indoor air quality assessments; worker exposure monitoring for dust, noise, vapors, and metals; and a wide variety of other services. The office has one of the largest teams of industrial hygienists and certified asbestos and lead professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our asbestos/lead capabilities include conducting surveys and investigations, abatement design and monitoring, specifications development, operations and maintenance planning, and worker training. Terracon has a strong reputation for conducting high quality safety and OSHA compliance consulting services for private sector, and federal, state, and local government clients.
Oakland works closely with the Terracon locations in Lodi, Concord, and Sacramento to provide extensive environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, and materials testing services.
The Terracon Oakland office capabilities are originally derived from strategic alliances formed with two highly-reputable Bay Area firms – RGA Environmental and IHI Environmental. RGA, founded in 1985, joined Terracon in 2014, and IHI, founded in 1989, joined the firm in 2012. RGA is well-known as a consulting firm specializing in integrated environmental, industrial hygiene and health & safety consulting services throughout the West Coast. IHI is a premier provider of industrial hygiene, asbestos, lead, and other hazardous materials consulting services.
IHI-Terracon Environmental, a Terracon Company
(IHI-Terracon), has performed hazardous materials and other industrial hygiene consulting services on various projects for Jacobs, the construction manager, in support of construction, demolition, and renovation projects in California. A large-scale asbestos/lead abatement project is summarized below.
IHI-Terracon conducted on-site work observations and asbestos/lead-based paint abatement monitoring during hazardous materials abatement activities performed at the historic Federal Building located at 50 United Nations…
RGA Environmental, A Terracon Company provided environmental and emergency response services following a 16,000-gallon major water loss affecting 10 floors of a high-rise office tower with asbestos containing structural fireproofing in San Francisco's Financial District.
Terracon provided industrial hygiene consulting services on more than 500 projects for the San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW), Bureau of Construction Management. These projects have included several large-scale construction, renovation, and restoration projects at the Laguna Honda Hospital, the War Memorial Veterans Building, the Curtis Green MUNI Maintenance Facility, the Old Main Library/New Asian Art Museum, the Moscone Center, and the Third and Fourth Street Bridges.
Terracon performed extensive project coordination and monitoring services during abatement activities…
IHI is currently providing industrial hygiene and hazardous materials consulting services on a large-scale hospital renovation project in Oakland, California. During 2007, IHI was selected by Vanir Construction Management to perform industrial hygiene consulting services on the multi-phase Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement Project. IHI also supported Vanir during renovation activities at the Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro, which created extra space for personnel displaced during renovation projects on the Highland Hospital Campus.
Highland Hospital Project highlights are…
RGA Environmental, a Terracon company, (RGA/Terracon) conducted soil testing of the stormwater basin at the Dinuba Service Center corporate yard. Prior to planned excavation, three soil samples were collected while the drainage pond was dry to characterize the soil. Boreholes were advanced to a depth of 5 feet below the bottom of the pond at each end of the pond using a power auger and/or slide hammer. A third borehole was advanced to 3 feet below pond surface in the center of the pond. We collected soil samples and filled the boreholes with materials excavated from the boreholes.
During 2009, IHI conducted a campus-wide asbestos survey for the VAMC. This survey identified asbestos in 22 buildings that covered over 600,000 square feet of building space. During the investigation, IHI collected over 3,000 asbestos bulk samples for laboratory analysis. In order to organize and track the large amounts of information generated by the survey (i.e. material types, sample locations, and project notes), IHI survey teams utilized a state-of-the-art asbestos survey database. Project information was recorded on site by IHI field inspectors using a tablet or laptop…
RGA Environmental, A Terracon Company provided regulated environmental consulting services for the $66 million major renovation of the historic Stanley Mosk Library and Courts building. The project involved complete replacement of the mechanical system, fire/life/safety upgrades, roof repair, waterproofing, structural improvements, and restoration of historic features while achieving a LEED accreditation. California's Department of General Services managed the four-year renovation.
RGA Environmental, A Terracon Company, provided hazardous materials consulting services for the Transbay Transit Center and the Temporary Terminal. This $4.5-billion project will replace San Francisco's former Transbay Terminal with a modern regional transportation hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and serving 11 transit systems. The Temporary Terminal, named Transportation Project of the Year in 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Area Institute of Engineers, serves approximately 20,000 commuters per day while the Transbay Transit Center is under construction.
IHI has performed industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental consulting services on over 700 projects for the United States Public Health Service, Division of Federal Occupational Health (FOH). These projects have been conducted throughout the western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
IHI performed a wide variety of environmental, health, and safety consulting services for over 20 Federal agencies, while under contract with FOH.
These consulting services included the following:
- Nanoparticle Monitoring
- Radio Frequency and…
IHI Environmental, a Terracon Company (IHI-Terracon) has performed industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental consulting services on more than 100 projects for the historic U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in San Francisco, California.
More than half of these projects have been asbestos/lead-based paint-related and have included surveys, re-inspections, abatement specification development, project planning, cost estimation, and abatement monitoring.
A large-scale asbestos survey project is summarized…