Former Heights Armature WorksGeolocation: 29.7629, -95.3831

The Houston office provided professional environmental consulting services for a private real estate developer who was purchasing multiple adjacent properties in The Heights area of Houston. The properties consisted of a mix of aging industrial, retail, and residential uses, and were planned for retail redevelopment. Historically, one of the properties was used for oil refining, scrap metal recycling, steel products manufacturing, and automotive engine refurbishing.

Terracon initially conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) on the properties. Based on the historical uses, an extensive subsurface site assessment was conducted on the industrial properties to evaluate the magnitude and extent of contaminated soil and groundwater. Remediation activities included the excavation and disposal of approximately 8,800 cubic yards of affected soil, and the site obtained appropriate regulatory closure through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Multiple buildings required demolition for the proposed redevelopment, and Terracon completed asbestos surveys, asbestos abatement plans and specifications, and asbestos abatement monitoring to facilitate the demolitions in compliance with state and local regulations. The site has since been redeveloped with multiple high-end retail centers. This project is one example of Terracon’s turnkey environmental corrective action services.

Houston, TX



Associated Office

HoustonGeolocation: 29.8312, -95.5665
Terracon's Houston office was founded in 1994 as HBC Engineering, Inc. Our doors were opened in Houston starting with five employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities services. In 1998, HBC was acquired by Terracon and continued to grow and expand its geographic reach. By 2009 Terracon Houston had grown to over 140 professionals. The office remains a strong influence in the Houston engineering and consulting market.