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2020 Archive

Dec 17

Environmental Due Diligence: Perspectives on this Year and the Year Ahead

In April, an article in the Detroit Free Press predicted that we would remember 2020 as “the year of what we missed.” From the simplest family get together to the Summer Olympics, nearly...

Dec 17

How is an Emergency Rapid Response Assessment Conducted?

When an unexpected release of a hazardous substance occurs, a quick and effective response is needed. Following any necessary emergency response activities by first responders, an...

Oct 30

Asbestos and Hazardous Materials: Follow the Signs

Preparing for a property renovation? About to demolish a structure to build a new one? Don’t let your project plans be derailed by unanticipated asbestos or hazardous materials...

Aug 27

Beyond Phase II: Taking on Vapor Intrusion

Most commercial real estate developers and lenders are familiar with the steps of environmental due diligence. But what happens when a Phase II ESA identifies a problem that...

Jun 25

What is a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment?

Somewhere along the path to satisfying the environmental due diligence requirements on your property, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term Phase II Environmental Site Assessment...

Jun 25

After the Shutdown: Back to Business as Not-So-Usual

As COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted and economic activity resumes, property managers and developers are looking for guidance to transition swiftly and safely to a ‘new normal...

Apr 29

Spring into Action to Counter Mold

Spring has just arrived! As we welcome the return of milder temperatures, PM Environmental’s industrial hygiene experts help us focus on a less pleasant part of the season – air...

Apr 29

How is a Complex Sub-Slab Depressurization System Installed? {Infographic}

When the potential for vapor intrusion (VI) is identified due to sub-slab vapor concentrations above screening levels, mitigation systems are frequently used to control exposure. For...

Feb 13

Project Highlights

Every project, from due diligence to economic incentives, poses new and unique challenges which require PM’s professionals to come up with innovative solutions. Spread across PM’s...

Feb 13

Why Due Diligence? A Lawyer's View

The best answer I ever heard to the question “Why does one do environmental due diligence?” was: “My lender is making me.”  Of course that’s not the reason. But it is a reason. 

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