BB&E’s wide ranging experience with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) [also known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)] enables us to assist our industrial and federal clients through the complex regulatory and technical environment surrounding these ubiquitous and persistent compounds. From completion of Preliminary Assessments (PAs), Site Investigations (SIs), and development of remedial response strategies, BB&E has the requisite experience to effectively manage PFAS releases to the environment. Additional information regarding BB&E’s PFAS response capabilities is summarized here (click for fact sheet).
What Does the Presence of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Environment Mean for Michigan’s Regulated Community?
BB&E’s James Colmer, Vice President of Operations, recently co-authored an article in the Michigan Manufacturing Magazine (MiMfg Magazine Online) titled: “What Does the Presence of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Environment Mean for Michigan’s Regulated Community?” The article discusses the emergence of PFAS as pollutants of concern and what industry can do to minimize these potential impacts. The complete on-line version can be found at the Michigan Manufacturing Magazine website at: http://mag.mimfg.org/mag/0161702001514386514/p6.
Food Gatherers Volunteer Opportunity (October 2017)
On October 14, 2017, BB&E lent a hand to the good folks at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We were amazed at how much food is donated both by organizations and individuals, and learned about the important work that Food Gatherers has been doing as the first food rescue program in Michigan. Our team work involved sorting produce into boxes for delivery early the next week, and culminated in a thorough tidying up of the work room. It was truly a team effort and valuable time spent!
BB&E Awarded Small Business OASIS Task Order (June 2017)
BB&E was recently awarded the task order to provide comprehensive Advisory and Assistance Services support for the Building Repair Project Management Office (PMO) that was established to spearhead the repair of the Headquarters of the Pacific Air Force. We provide comprehensive support for planning and programming project phases as well as the execution of design, construction, communication, furniture and unit move contracts for the HQ PACAF Building.
BB&E – NFA Determination from State of Michigan, Industrial Hexavalent Chrome Remediation Project (May 2017)
BB&E obtained a No Further Action (NFA) determination from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for a hexavalent chrome (CrVI) cleanup project of an active industrial site in western Michigan. In accordance with the Judicial Consent Decree (JCD) regarding the performance of response activities at the facility, BB&E prepared a Remedial Design and implemented the Remedial Action for this former chrome plating facility. A Response Activity Plan (RAP) for Source Area Remedial Design was prepared and implemented to treat sources of soil and groundwater CrVI contamination at and emanating from the facility. Calcium polysulfide (CPS) treatment chemistry was utilized as an in-situ reducing agent to convert CrVI to CrIII. Remedial response activities included a data gap investigation, bench scale testing, remedial design, full-scale in-situ injections of CPS treatment chemistry, and site performance monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. BB&E prepared the No Further Action (NFA) documentation including the financial assurance mechanism (FAM) to effectively discontinue active site remediation and enable commencement with long-term site groundwater monitoring per the NFA documentation and JCD requirements.
One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) Contract in support of the General Services Administration (GSA)
BB&E has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) Contract. OASIS SB is a contract that was developed in response to the Government’s substantial need for a hybrid, Government-wide acquisition vehicle.
BB&E assists City of Escanaba pursue listing on the National Register of Historic Places
William (Bill) Rutter, an Architectural Historian with BB&E, recently completed a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Escanaba Downtown Historic District. The Escanaba Central Historic District encompasses approximately 20 linear blocks within the city, and is composed of a range of structures that includes commercial blocks, school buildings, churches, industrial buildings, hotels, state and local government offices, and movie theaters.
BB&E Selected for PSMJ’s 2013 Circle of Excellence
BB&E is proud to announce their selection into the 2013 Circle of Excellence, an exclusive award granted by PSMJ Resources, Inc, the premier management consulting firm for architecture, engineering, and construction industries. PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed, based on 13 key performance metrics that demonstrate outstanding achievements in profitability, overhead, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover.
Global Engineering, Integration, and Technical Assistance 2011 (GEITA11)
BB&E has been awarded a Small Business Set Aside Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide a full range of Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) and deliverables in support of AFCEC missions throughout Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS).