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The professionals at WCD are prepared to tackle the most challenging assignments in all areas of environmental risk including site and transaction assessment, risk modeling, engineering, remediation and emergency response management, claims analysis, litigation support, and expert testimony. Our experience is vast, covering all areas of environmental issues, ranging from solving microbiological building contamination and water intrusion—to pioneering solutions to the issue of asbestos in buildings; from defending complex worker exposure litigations, including fatalities—to remediating and/or replacing underground storage tanks and installing large fueling systems; from performing MGP site remediation—to investigating chemical plant explosions and fires; from investigating and closing CERCLA sites—to dealing with TSCA and RCRA wastes; from overseeing chromate waste excavations and specialized sediment stabilization projects—to managing large landfill closures; from applying innovative separation technologies to exploration and refinery production wastes—to designing and installing thermal treatment facilities.
We have worked on all property types in nearly every State in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, France, Italy, the Middle East, and Africa.
The Construction Management division of WCD brings comprehensive construction industry insight to every project, providing complete remediation and environmental contracting and restoration solutions. We have a unique blend of both construction professionals and environmental experts. While most environmental consulting firms are trained and experienced in environmental science and understand the regulatory submittal process, they lack construction expertise. Conversely, most construction firms are not experienced in environmental remediation, are adverse to the related risks, and are often underinsured. WCD is one of the only firms that provides the marketplace with a total Environmental Construction Management solution, fully integrated, and fully bonded and insured.
WCD’s technically-savvy staff of professionals has extensive experience in coordinating and integrating the investigation and design phases, preparing the design, and preparing the procurement and contract documents. We perform the remediation services in a Design Build capacity, as CM as Agent, or CM at Risk, under a Guaranteed Maximum Price or Pay for Performance contract. We consistently manage all schedules and prepare cost reports using Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management P6. WCD performs systematic Quality Control to ensure compliance with all safety and environmental regulations, and ensure the project remains on schedule and within budget. Our offering is a true turn-key delivery, insured and bonded to $100 million.
Claims & Litigation Support
WCD’s Principals and key consultants possess the capability, commitment, and expertise to provide consulting, engineering, strategic and technical litigation support, claims consulting, forensic engineering, causation analysis, cost allocation, expert report preparation, and expert testimony. We have supported the claims and legal efforts of various types of litigations, including class action, pollution legal liability, cost cap, wrongful death, explosions and fires, construction defect, project delay, post-catastrophe environmental, property damage, and business interruption. We are more than technical experts, WCD provides unique value in our ability to integrate with the claims manager or legal team and offer strategic solutions in addition to forensics, technical support, and expert testimony.
Our staff and resources include Ph.D. Engineers, Construction Managers, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Forensic Accountants, former State Regulators, PMP Managers and Schedulers, OSHA and Safety Professionals, State and EPA Licensed Asbestos, Mold and Lead Professionals, Certified Litigation Management Professionals, Certified Risk and Insurance Specialists, and a Court-Approved Civil Mediator.
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