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A Look Into a Vapor Mitigation Project

A Look Into A Vapor Mitigation Project Nova Consulting Group, Inc., provided a potential property buyer in Boise, Idaho, with Phase I environmental due diligence services in August 2017. This led to a discovery that the property had used a Perchloroethylene (Perc) machine for spot-cleaning rugs for the past 40 years. The machine was still on site. The owner of the property (with the original client’s permission) then hired Nova to do a Phase II investigation that measured sub-slab vapor and indoor air ... Read more

Construction Services Group Case Study: Arrivé Tower

Construction Services Group Case Study: Arrivé Tower Nova Consulting’s Veteran Construction Services Group Streamlines Management Of 41-Story, $225 Million Skyscraper Project Summary: Nova’s Construction Services Group performed an upfront Construction Document Review before assuming responsibility of both construction loan monitoring and servicer reporting. This dual role has provided the clients a more holistic view of hard and soft costs associated with the construction of Arrivé Tower in Seattle. Highlights: Nova has drawn on its deep experience to provide a comprehensive view of project expenses by reporting ... Read more

Employee Promotions & New Nova Team Members – January 2018

Recent Employee Promotions New To The Nova Team   Read more

New to the Nova Team – October 2017

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Recent Natural Disasters Show Need for Preparation & A Plan

While it is human nature to procrastinate and focus on immediate, day to day needs over preparing for an event that may never occur, recent hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters offer a valuable lesson to commercial property owners, lenders, and investors: It is critical to consider the “what ifs” at your property and to prepare and plan accordingly. Gary Ganson, Nova Consulting’s National Practice Leader/Director of Industrial Hygiene Services, has worked in the Occupational Health field for nearly 40 years. He has ... Read more

ECAD Case Study: Groundwater Plume Source Investigation in Minnesota Landfill

ECAD Case Study: Groundwater Plume Source Investigation in Minnesota Landfill The Problem Volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations exceeded regulatory standards in groundwater at the property lines of a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill in West Central Minnesota. This situation required additional investigation and possible Corrective Action (CA). The source of the VOCs appeared to be a 23-acre unlined section of the landfill.  Preliminary corrective action discussions considered a complete excavation of the waste material within the unlined section of the landfill and relocation to a ... Read more

Grenfell Tower: Fire risk in cladding

Grenfell Tower: Fire Risk in Cladding Nova, Inc., joins the rest of the world in mourning the victims of the tragic fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017. At least 80 people were killed and many more injured. Nova is paying special attention to this devastating situation because it has been reported that the residential building’s cladding system played some part in the tragedy. Grenfell Tower had been recently renovated and re-clad with an aluminum composite material (ACM). This exterior ... Read more

Nova Acquires ECAD Engineering, Inc.

Nova Consulting Group, Inc. (Nova), is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of ECAD Engineering, an environmental consulting and engineering company. Nova opened its professional practice in 1987. Over the past 30 years, the firm’s growth has been predominantly internal, stemming from referrals made by clients and other industry professionals. The growth of our professional staff has evolved in a similarly organic manner. Nova has consistently attracted high-quality, committed professionals and invested in their training and development. ECAD stands for Environmental Concepts and ... Read more

Changes to HUD MAP Program

Changes to HUD MAP Program In recent months, there have been some changes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) program. Revisions to the MAP Guide were posted on January 29, 2016, with some additional minor changes implemented in January 2017. Some of these changes include the new HEROS forms,  updated radon regulations for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), intrusive testing required for properties older than 30 years, and the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) e-Tool ... Read more

New to the Nova Team – June 2017

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