Building Consultants, Inc.

Services

Phase I Site Assessments

Building Consultants, Inc. can provide the following Phase I Environmental Site Assessment services in accordance with ASTM E1527-00 guidelines:

An investigation of the facility including:

  • A site visit to the site and/or building(s) making arrangements with the borrower or property manager for access to secure areas to identify recognized environmental conditions that may be present at the site.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain relevant information from people knowledgeable about the site and surrounding area (property owners, site managers, tenants or other occupants of the property).
  • A review of specified standard environmental sources for Federal and State environmental regulatory data related to the presence of hazardous materials in the vicinity of the site. The ASTM standard stipulates minimum search distances for the various environmental records.
  • A historical review of other published and readily available resources dating back to the property’s obvious first developed use or back to 1940, whichever is earlier. These documents typically include aerial photographs, topographic maps, fire insurance maps, real estate atlases or city directories, property tax files, land title or deed records, building department records and permits, and zoning and/or land use records. Additional research required for a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is not included.
  • A review of Physical Setting sources is to obtain information about the geologic, hydrogeologic, hydrologic, and topographic characteristics of a site.

Additional information to be provided to assist in the performance of our services, if available:

  • A plat showing site boundaries and existing and previous topography. Setting of property corner stakes may be necessary in certain instances, and
  • Chain of title for the subject property back to at least 1940 or such a date as required.
  • Available aerial photographs, old maps, and information concerning prior site usage, or usage of adjacent and abutting sites,
  • The location, type, and approximate size or quantity of known hazardous substances, and/or underground tanks on the subject site,
  • Any other data that would assist in our services, including but not limited to, geotechnical and environmental reports, toxic spill reports, water quality data from on-site or adjacent ponds, streams, rivers, or wells, and similar data,
  • Right of entry and access to adjacent and abutting properties where obtainable, and
  • Drafts of letters and/or statements that may be required by lender(s).

Unless specifically stated, surveying for line and grade, cost and quantity estimates, chemical laboratory testing, review of design and contract documents, or professional services not specifically noted are not included in this contract.

Provide an initial verbal report to you summarizing the overall impressions of the facility within 24 hours of the site visit and provide a written report.

Phase I Site Assessments Update

Building Consultants, Inc. can provide the following Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Update services in accordance with ASTM E1527-00 guidelines:

When a property that has previously been the subject of a Phase I assessment is involved in a new financial transaction, the parties involved in the transaction may agree to update the findings report instead of having a complete Phase I ESA performed again.

If the original assessment is less than 90 days old and the update report is to be performed in accordance with the same standards as the original, then the only elements that need to be addressed are the site reconnaissance and a review of the regulatory records.

If older than 90 days, a review of the various historical records should be performed.

An investigation of the facility including:

  • A site visit to the site and/or building(s) making arrangements with the borrower or property manager for access to secure areas to identify recognized environmental conditions that may be present at the site.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain relevant information from people knowledgeable about the site and surrounding area (property owners, site managers, tenants or other occupants of the property).
  • A review of specified standard environmental sources for Federal and State environmental regulatory data related to the presence of hazardous materials in the vicinity of the site. The ASTM standard stipulates minimum search distances for the various environmental records.

Additional information to be provided to assist in the performance of our services, if available:

  • A plat showing site boundaries and existing and previous topography. Setting of property corner stakes may be necessary in certain instances, and
  • The location, type, and approximate size or quantity of known hazardous substances, and/or underground tanks on the subject site,
  • Any other data that would assist in our services, including but not limited to, geotechnical and environmental reports, toxic spill reports, water quality data from on-site or adjacent ponds, streams, rivers, or wells, and similar data,
  • Right of entry and access to adjacent and abutting properties where obtainable, and
  • Drafts of letters and/or statements that may be required by lender(s).

Unless specifically stated, surveying for line and grade, cost and quantity estimates, chemical laboratory testing, review of design and contract documents, or professional services not

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