School Site Assessment, Approval, Construction, and Expansion
Condor is proud to offer a full range of school site services from site selection and approval through construction, including future growth preparedness. Condor provides a one-stop shop with the tools and expertise to assist and advise our clients in all environmental investigations, evaluations, approvals, and testing and inspection services required for new or expanded school sites under the latest California Laws and Regulations.
School Site Assessment
School Site Approval
Phase I ESAs – Our school site-specific Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are conducted in accordance with the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 51.5 and include an analysis of the requirements for school site approval as set forth by Title 5, Section 14010 of the CCR. New requirements set forth under federal rules and ASTM E1527-05 and specific Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) requirements are addressed to streamline the ESA process. Additional information is included to assist in complying with the requirements set forth by California Education Code Sections 17212, 17213, 17215, and Public Resources Code Section 21151.8.
Geological Hazards Reports and Geotechnical Site Analyses – Condor’s Certified Engineering Geologists will prepare a Geological Hazards Report for the site as required by Education Code Section 17212, and our Geotechnical Engineers will complete the Geotechnical Site Analysis.
PEAs – Should the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment or the review by the DTSC indicate that a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) is required, Condor will assist with the entire PEA process, from preparation of the application, DTSC negotiation, work plan, sampling program, analysis, risk assessment, and final reporting. If necessary, Condor will also perform additional investigations and cleanup or mitigation activities until the school site receives regulatory approval. Our environmental professionals have decades of experience with many different types of sites, and can provide our clients with valuable guidance to facilitate the approval process. Through the entire process, Condor will effectively handle all coordination with regulatory agencies analytical laboratories, and a professional toxicologist. Condor’s experience with DTSC guidelines and excellent relationship with DTSC facilitates efficient progression of projects.
Materials Testing & Special Inspection – Upon completion of the site approval process, Condor provides the necessary construction materials testing and special inspection required by DSA and CCR Title 24. To ensure compliance with project requirements, Condor uses qualified DSA, ICBO, AWS, and NICET certified technicians and California registered professional civil and geotechnical engineers. The Condor team approach provides ample professional field, office, and laboratory capability for quality service to the projects needs.
Our laboratory is accepted and approved by the DSA, Structural Safety Section, as qualified to perform construction materials testing/inspection services for public schools.
Our Inspection Testing Services Include:
- Earthwork Monitoring
- Soil Compaction Control
- Concrete Testing
- Masonry Inspection
- Structural Steel and Welding Inspection
- Bolt Torque Testing
- Anchor Proof Testing
- Glu-lamination Inspections
- Tensile Strength Testing of Structural and Reinforcing Steel
- Non-Destructive Testing of Structural Steel
- Asphalt Testing