Our EHS division recently won a $3 million project with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Thanks to the efforts of Alan Lloyd and his team this project opens new doors in a CCP/Pennoni partnership. CCP proposed the question on how to increase their property value while prioritizing and optimal learning situations.
This project comes on the heels of federal funding allocation post-pandemic and ahead of the CCP’s plans to resume in-person classes in the fall 2021 semester. The original proposal was for a $32k COVID consulting project, asking questions on how to reopen the school, regulate testing and advance preventative technology. However, after discussions on empowering teachers ahead of their return and ensuring support, the project quickly grew to more than just consulting. For CCP to create a safe environment for learning, the school would need to do more. As the project grew funds were allocated to new HVAC and air testing systems, duct cleaning and renovation, increased filtration and efficient self-cleaning systems.
Nic Vasquez who leads our Boston office, was also paramount in winning this project. Alan, who was recently promoted to EHS practice lead, has spearheaded the expansion and rebrand of our environmental practice to better encompass the service offerings we were already providing to our clients. Under the EHS umbrella our experts provide remediation and redevelopment services, industrial hygiene and safety services, and natural resources and permitting.
Pennoni's industrial hygienists conducted pre-renovation air monitoring for respirable dust concentrations in each work area before duct cleaning preparation work began and prepared a report documenting the results of the pre-renovation air monitoring. In addition to duct cleaning, this project also provided HVAC construction work, repair and maintenance and determined if the ventilation system was operating adequately and provided the proper amount of air changes per hour recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
This project came with quick turnaround, offering the Pennoni team only four weeks to complete the project, start to finish by August 31st, with prospects for additional work after the initial project was completed.