ERI Consulting, Inc. provides quality environmental consulting services in a variety of disciplines, specializing in airborne contaminants.

Asbestos
ERI is a licensed consulting agency with multiple individually Licensed Asbestos Consultants in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas Law. These design professionals prepare cost estimates, write plans and specifications for asbestos abatement, assist in selection of a qualified abatement contractor, conduct pre-bid conferences, attend bid openings, conduct pre-construction conferences, provide oversight during abatement and prepare final compliance reports.

Indoor Air Quality
Investigations of indoor air quality for residential, office, school, hospital, and industrial settings include testing for such contaminants as radon, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, molds, fungi, and bacteria. Our services include a walk through inspection of a building to establish sources of airborne irritant and health hazards, evaluation of building systems, air and material sample collection for environmental health hazards, accredited laboratory analysis of samples collected, and a final report documenting findings. We utilize a combination of testing procedures to investigate sources of fungal or bacterial growth and their by products.

Industrial Hygiene
Industrial hygiene services are provided to document occupational exposures and compliance with applicable OSHA regulations and NIOSH guidelines. These services include initial sampling, periodic monitoring, design of engineering controls to minimize exposure levels, and surveys for noise, acids, hydrocarbons, asbestos, dust, particulates, gases/fumes, hazardous materials, heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organics. Our industrial hygienists prepare risk assessments for industrial contaminants and provide operation and maintenance programs including respirator programs, safety manuals, and on-site training.

Lead
Lead inspections are required in all states for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facilities and HUD-assisted facilities. ERI is a TDH Accredited Lead Agency which employs TDH Accredited Lead Project Designers, Risk Assessors, Lead Inspectors, and uses a NITON XRF Spectrum Analyzer XL-309 for detection of lead-based paint and lead in soils.

Phase I Assessments / Transaction Screenings
ERI provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s and Transaction Screenings) in accordance with the ASTM E 1527 Standard Practice. Our Phase I’s and Transaction Screenings are conducted to determine the presence of, or potential for, environmental hazards. We also have the licensing and certification to perform lead based paint inspections, asbestos inspections, and IAQ investigations in conjunction with our Phase I ESA’s. This allows us to provide a complete above-ground environmental review (if desired) in the time it takes other firms to complete a stand-alone Phase I ESA. Our Phase I ESA’s always include a field investigation, a governmental data base, a chain of title back to 1940, and records of communication with parties knowledgeable about the site and maps. We review and provide copies of (if available) the following graphic information: local fire maps, engineering drawings, aerial photographs, topographic maps, flood plain maps, soil survey maps, meets and bounds descriptions, site plans, and land surveys.

Phase II and Phase III Assessments / Remediation
ERI provides in-depth Phase II investigations in all media, including air, water, and soil. We compare our Phase II investigation findings to the state’s guidelines (for example, the TCEQ’s Tier I and Tier II PCL’s), and determine if remediation (Phase III) or additional studies, such as the Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR) are required. Our goal on Phase II ESA’s is simply to find the quickest, most economical path for determining the liabilities associated with the subject property.

Industrial Plant Services
ERI provides a variety of services to the industrial plant. Services include asbestos surveys, lead-based paint surveys, fugitive emissions surveys, NORM surveys, corrosion testing, safety plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), RCRA compliance audits, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, wetlands delineation, exhaust monitoring, air permits, noise surveys, CAD drafting, and data base design and maintenance.ERI provides long-term air monitoring for asbestos and lead abatement programs within the industrial plant. We conduct monthly, quarterly, and annual industrial hygiene surveys and prepare Operation and Maintenance Plans for working in and around identified airborne contaminants and safety hazards.

Energy Audits
ERI provides quality energy audits where we evaluate all energy-using systems within your facility. This includes an in-depth analysis of lighting systems, HVAC equipment, ducting schemes, controls and timers, boilers, hot and cold water systems, and building insulation components. After a complete assessment, we provide recommendations on energy saving measures along with their capital costs and anticipated savings. We provide cost benefit analysis, life cycle costing/savings, and break even or payout terms. Many states now require verifiable energy reductions of tax supported institutions. Because many energy savings/reduction programs provide pay-outs within a few years, audits and reduction plans make sense for many institutions and facilities.

Roof Consulting
ERI provides roof consulting to architects, institutions, and property management firms. We provide inspections/evaluations including core sampling and testing, moisture surveys, life cycle costing, cost benefit analyses, and recommendations for remedial action. ERI provides project design for roof replacement projects including plans and specifications, bid documents, evaluation of bids and recommendations for selection of contractors. We also provide on-site construction monitoring and final completion punch list verification.

Demolition Consulting
ERI provides inspection, design, and oversight of demolition projects. Many of the projects include the removal of hazardous materials (i.e. asbestos, lead, etc.) beforehand, where we are already i nvolved. We give careful consideration to site safety issues, salvage values, waste reduction, and federal, state, and local permitting and notifications.