BANC3 provided environmental consulting services in as part of an Indefinite Quantity Contract for Independent Monitoring of Asbestos, Lead, Mold, Hazardous Materials and Radon Projects at Various Activities throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic's Area of Responsibility. The NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic AOR includes the entire mid-Atlantic and northern-Atlantic regions including but not limited to Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The primary elements involved are asbestos, lead, mold, radon, hazardous materials, and indoor air quality that pertain to safety, renovation and demolition projects and required third party monitoring. Emphasis is on hazardous testing, analysis, assessment and the inspection/monitoring of various abatement projects, etc. Additional industrial hygiene, environmental, and safety related consultation and services are being provided on an as needed basis. The duration of the contract is for one (1) year with four (4) additional one (1) year option periods.
BANC3 provided independent monitoring and inspection of asbestos and lead based paint for the demolition of Building #40 at the Groton Sub Marine Base, New London, CT under this contract. Our representatives, acting as the Navy Consultant (NC), reviewed and approved contractor work plans and submittals, monitored contractor abatement procedures for compliance with Federal, State and Local requirements including but not limited to the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) 13218-N, the Engineering Control of Asbestos Materials.
A compelling portion of the project was when BANC3 realized that the contractors proposed Alternative Work Practices (AWP) were not as required by the Navy Specifications. The AWP, although code compliant, would allow the contractor to perform the abatement with 25% of the required site preparation materials, in affect saving the contractor 75% or his site preparation dollars. BANC3 again made sure this savings was passed on to the Government which afforded the Navy significant cost savings that were later used to offset other construction related change orders.