University City High School

University City High School

University City High School

Drexel University acquired and is developing a 14-acre site, adjacent to its main campus in West Philadelphia, formerly University City High School. Pennoni provided industrial hygiene services including conducting a comprehensive survey of the three schools for suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACM), lead-based paint, and other universal hazardous waste, which required nearly 200 hours of on-site investigation, sampling, and documentation.

From there, Pennoni developed plans and specifications for safe removal of all identified ACM from the buildings, including approximately 317,600 sf of friable spray-applied fireproofing. Pennoni then conducted the bid process, made recommendation of award to the client, and provided daily QA/QC inspections and air monitoring during the abatement and building demolition, which took place over a period of several months.


Environmental, Health, and Safety

Transforming communities for more than 55 years

Throughout five decades, our commitment to elevating the impact of our outcomes through personalized service has been steadfast. We have the flexibility to be innovative in our approach with the integrity to get things right.

We approach the start of every project as the beginning of a collaboration because we understand the value of partnership. As a multidisciplinary firm, Pennoni has the ability to approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most. From land development to energy management, our expertise runs deep and our passion for problem-solving runs even deeper.

Evolving Capabilities

Ever-expanding with growing businesses

55+ Years Experience

meets flexibility

40+ offices

40+ Offices

Local Partners, National Possibilities

1,300+ people

1,400+ People