With what is described as “historic” levels of contracting, planning and construction of government projects as backdrop, as well as an increased focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability, the Orange County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will host the organization’s 2019 Federal Business Opportunities Symposium Nov. 14 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The event is expected to draw more than 250 attendees with a stake in the many infrastructure projects underway across Southern California and will highlight measures being taken to promote infrastructural resiliency and sustainability in the face of challenges like climate change and environmental safety.
SAME’s Resiliency Committee is committed to the development of policies, training, partnerships and technology that will drive infrastructure improvements and development that is environmentally sound and capable of adapting to climate change.
Among the immediate environmental hazards facing the Department of Defense is the contamination of groundwater beneath military bases in California and around the country by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – highly toxic components of the firefighting foam used for decades at airports and military bases. Exposure to PFAS, which have been found in wells and public water systems near the bases, is linked to numerous human health risks including cancer, immune system damage, infertility, and more.
Safe and Cost-Effective Assessment and Remediation
At Omega Environmental, we have a long history of working with government and military contractors and engineers to identify and remediate environmental hazards for construction, demolition and renovation projects, including assessment for hazardous materials in soil, groundwater, indoor air and building materials.
Assessment for environmental issues is an important component of infrastructure planning, for both new construction and demolition and rehabilitation. We provide a full range of building materials assessments for hazards like asbestos, PCBs, lead, and other chemical contaminants to ensure that issues are resolved safely and cost-effectively, keeping projects on track, compliant and on-budget.
To learn more about the work we do to help government and private contractors and engineers plan for and resolve environmental issues, join our members at the symposium, give us a call or click on the link below.