Legislation to Fast Track Green Buildings Doesn’t Go Far Enough

  • 2017-01-30

By Chip D'Angelo, CEO of Pennington-based WCD Group,  "All too often, sound environmental goals conflict with development goals and the results can be problematic for economic development, particularly here in New Jersey where red tape can wrap even the best developer into knots. Fortunately, a bill now moving through the state legislature is both environmentally smart and developer friendly and — a rarity — it still doesn't go far enough."

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WCD in the News – Hoboken’s Big Dig

  • 2017-01-15

“Advance took advantage of the fact that we had to dig that out and turned it into an economic upside,” said Chip D’Angelo, president of the environmental consulting firm WCD Group. “A lot of people don’t do that — they deal with them separately — so our message is: If you can tell us, as a cleanup engineer and manager, what you’re building, we can then better design and implement a cleanup to integrate with your new construction.

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WCD Acquires Ecosystems Strategies, Inc.

  • 2017-01-03

Pennington, NJ January 3, 2017- WCD Group, LLC announced today the acquisition of Ecosystems Strategies, Inc. (ESI). ESI is a leading environmental consulting firm that has been providing solutions to complex environmental issues since its incorporation in 1992. Based in Poughkeepsie, NY, ESI serves the NYC, Hudson Valley, and Southern Connecticut public and private markets. ESI is a full- service organization providing expertise in characterizing the scope of existing environmental conditions, formulating appropriate remedial objectives, assessing the cost effectiveness of various remedial options, securing necessary permits and approvals from the regulatory agencies, and implementing required remedial actions. The senior management…

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WCD Continues to Grow Its Risk Engineering, Claims, and Insurance Businesses

  • 2016-10-31

New York, New York, October 31, 2016—WCD Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Cal Spessard, Esq. has joined the WCD leadership team as Executive Vice President to lead WCD's continued growth in the Environmental, Construction and Property Risk, Claims, and Insurance arenas. Mr. Spessard has 30 years of extensive experience in the Insurance Industry. As a former senior executive for American International Group (AIG), Cal held the position of Senior Vice President and Manager of Claims, Multiple Lines for the Environmental Specialty Claims group. As part of the AIG executive team, Cal was involved in managing over 4,000 claims,…

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WCD to Speak at Upcoming Southwest CLM Conference

  • 2016-10-11

Pennington, NJ, October 11, 2016—The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) announced yesterday that WCD Group, LLC will be sponsoring the 2016 CLM Southwest Conference held at the Westin Dallas Downtown on November 3 - 4, 2016. CLM Southwest offers sessions on a wide range of important issues which will be covered during the interactive sessions. Participants will learn about the latest developments and strategies while networking with other industry professionals. In addition, Wm. Chip D'Angelo, President of WCD, will lead a panel on Environmental Risks in Construction in the afternoon of November 3. "We are pleased to continue our six-year relationship…

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WCD Further Expands Its Services In the Southeast Region

  • 2016-06-28

New York, NY, June 28, 2016—WCD is pleased to announce our continued growth and further expansion into the Southeastern United States markets. Although we have been serving our national customers out of our North Carolina and Tampa, Florida offices for many years, we have recently repositioned key executives and opened offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida.  These facilities now allow us to better supplement our real estate and construction customers in those areas with "boots on the ground" and more rapid response services, as well as minimize travel for our national claims practice. The Manager of our Atlanta offices…

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WCD Supports Construction Industry Safety Week May 2 – May 6, 2016

  • 2016-05-02

New York, NY, May 2, 2016—Today marks the beginning of a worldwide Construction Industry Safety Week, a week set aside each year to reinforce the great importance of safety on all construction sites. More than 80,000 incidents are reported each year on construction sites in the U.S. with far too many fatalities. WCD encourages its workers, subcontractors, and project participants to adopt safety as a culture, not only on every job site but within their firms. "WCD strives for accident-free projects 365 days per year," commented Chip D'Angelo, President of WCD. "We applaud the founders of Safety Week and the larger firms that set…

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WCD to Speak at and Sponsor Upcoming Conference

  • 2016-03-29

New York, NY, March 29, 2016—WCD is pleased to announce its continued support of the Emerging and Environmental Claims Manager Association (EECMA) at its annual convention to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando Florida, Wednesday April 6th through Friday April 8th, 2016. In addition to sponsoring the event, WCD's Sandra Gaurin, National Accounts Manager, Risk Management & Insurance Services, will be speaking with a panel of experts on the future of environmental claims in a topic entitled Environmental Claims, What is Next?  Ms. Gaurin will be joined by Michael Naughton, Esq. and Nicole Sullivan, Esq., both…

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WCD to Speak at Upcoming CLM Conference

  • 2016-03-22

Pennington, NJ March 22, 2016—WCD Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Wm. "Chip" D'Angelo, President of the firm, will speak at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) annual conference, which will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, April 6-8, 2016. The session, entitled Environmental & Toxic Tort - Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction, will explore how environmental operational issues, claims, and litigation which have been plaguing real estate and development projects for years, can be identified and mitigated. Mr. D'Angelo will be joined on the panel by industry experts Tracy Alan Saxe, Partner, Saxe…

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WCD Expands into Philadelphia

  • 2015-07-15

Pennington, NJ, July 15, 2015—WCD is pleased to announce its continued geographical expansion into Pennsylvania. While the firm has been performing projects in the Philadelphia region for many years, the market growth warrants a full time presence. To address this need, WCD has added John McCall, P.E. as the Philadelphia point of contact. Located in Philadelphia, Mr. McCall is an environmental management and Brownfields real estate professional with more than 25 years' experience in risk management, liability underwriting, and remediation management. He also brings significant expertise in pollution insurance, development of regulatory closure and exit strategies, and purchase and sale…

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