Environmental Expansion Along the West Coast

When Langan and Treadwell & Rollo joined forces in 2010, it immediately created national and international opportunities that neither firm would have realized on their own. East met West and success soon followed. Yet, North also met South, specifically the length of California. Take for example the firm’s West Coast environmental practice, which in just three years has leveraged its experience on complex environmental and regulatory issues to expand the firm’s reach up and down the state and into the Pacific Northwest.

In California, Langan is becoming an industry leader in vapor intrusion mitigation system design. At the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco, an urban educational center that sits atop the site of a former landfill, Langan designed a passive “green” mitigation system to minimize the possibility of methane migration from the underlying landfill waste into the building. This LEED-certified project, commissioned by the Literacy for Environmental Justice, won the USEPA’s National Achievements in Environmental Justice Award. Meanwhile, in San Diego, Langan is providing environmental monitoring and consulting services during the demolition of existing structures and grading activities related to the construction of a luxury, mixed-use multi-family development.

Such activity helped catapult Langan into the ENR top ten rankings of environmental/geotechnical firms in California.

“The current economic upturn that is spurring redevelopment throughout the west has led to Langan providing property transfer due diligence and remediation of large-scale projects in multiple sectors,” said Dorinda Shipman, PG, CHG, Principal/Vice President, in San Francisco. “We are seeing more opportunities with major corporations to design treatability studies and containment systems, perform in-situ chemical oxidation and employ advanced bioremediation and solidification/stabilization technologies.”

Beyond the Bay Area and Langan’s Southern California office based in Irvine, the firm has made headway into Washington and Oregon. In Seattle, Langan is supporting the redevelopment of a site for Federal Express. And at an industrial site along the Willamette River in Portland, we are currently performing environmental services related to a cleanup under the oversight of the USEPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Clearly, these projects prove that our expertise travels well, and Langan looks forward to even more opportunities in the region.

To learn more about Langan’s West Coast environmental services, please contact Dorinda Shipman in San Francisco at dshipman@langan.com.