Trans-Pacific Engineering Corporation

representative projects

environmental site assessment experience

As a full-service environmental consulting firm, TPEC's commitment is to fulfill our clients' needs by providing a "total approach" from initial investigation through project completion. TPEC has in-depth knowledge and experience in providing Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) services to lenders, real estate investment trusts, developers, and commercial and industrial property owners.


The Phase I ESA is performed in accordance with the ASTM Standard with the primary goal of identifying potential environmental concerns. The general scope of services included site reconnaissance, chain-of-title review, aerial photograph evaluation, regulatory database review, and interviews with site and regulatory personnel.


If environmental concerns are identified in soil, groundwater or facility structures, but can not be quantified relative to potential risk and liability, TPEC can conduct a Phase II assessment, which may include:


  • Asbestos surveys and abatement

  • Indoor air quality survey (sick building syndrome evaluation)

  • Geophysical survey to identify buried objects

  • UST and AST investigation and removal

  • Soil and groundwater quality investigation

  • Lead surveys and abatement

  • PCB assessment and abatement


Phase II ESA

Soil and groundwater investigation at the Northgate Shopping Center in St. Joseph, MO

Phase I ESA

Genesee Crossing Shopping Center in Flint, MI

Phase I & II ESA

Former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory
in Endicott, NY


Representative projects completed by TPEC's staff are summarized below:


Phase I & II ESA


First Penn Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Over 50 commercial/industrial properties in NJ and PA


Asian Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Over 15 commercial/industrial properties in NJ and PA


Central Mountain Development

Church building in Philadelphia, PA


Christian Testimony

Two warehouses and an office building in NJ


Conveyor Technologies., Inc.

A warehouse building and an office/warehouse building in Philadelphia, PA


H.R. Benjamin, Inc.

Three warehouse buildings, an office building, and an undeveloped lot in PA and NJ


Kieser's Ambler Tire & Service Center

An automobile service building in Ambler, PA


Kim Yueng Ling, PC

Pacific Ocean Plaza, including a 45,000 s.f. Pathmart supermarket in Philadelphia, PA


KW Development


Lavipharm Laboratory, Inc.

Conducted an ISRA inspection for a laboratory building in Piscataway, NJ


Carr America

Office building in Washington, D.C.


Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness Club

Severna Park, Millersville, MD


Auto Truck Transport Corp.

Auto park in Baltimore, MD


Chase Properties, Beachwood, Ohio

Various shopping centers/plazas located in IN, MO, IL, MI, NY, KY, and MN


Klinghoffer Carpet

A 1-story commercial building in Pennsauken, NJ


DRA Advisors, Inc., New York, New York

A number of shopping centers and office buildings (among them a 15-story office building with an 8-story parking garage) located in CT, CA, NC, and AZ


Harker Associates

Aspect Computer Corporation Building in Somerset, NJ


Merrick Road Medical Realty, Inc.

Coventry Professional Plaza, Massapequa, NY


Tharaldson Development Co., Fargo, North Dakota

Seven hotels in PA, NJ, CT, and MA


Health and Safety Services, Inc.

An office/warehouse building, three school buildings, a convent, a bank, and Temple Lower Bucks Hospital in PA


Stainless Steel Service, Inc.

Two warehouse buildings in Philadelphia, PA


Mr. Ley Seafood

A restaurant in Maple Shape, NJ


Stephen Marrone Properties

An automobile service building, two office buildings, a manufacturing building, and a garage building in Philadelphia, PA


An Xing Group

An office/warehouse building in Philadelphia, PA


Target Realty

A Citizens Bank, a retail building, two commercial buildings, two warehouse buildings, and a residential building in Philadelphia, PA


Susan Wong

141 N. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA


Wave Biotech, LLC

An office/warehouse building in Somerset, NJ


Glenn Mark

A retail building in Cherry Hill, NJ


Danny Cheng

5239-49 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

A bank building in Somerset, NJ

Chuck Merriweather

110 W. Sharpneck Street, Philadelphia, PA


Joseph Gatta, Jr.

A vacant lot at 5901 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia, PA


Tantala Associates

Four vacant lots and two office buildings in Philadelphia/Bensalem, PA


Malcom Pirnie

1939 Venango Street, Philadelphia, PA


Sahfi Alliance LLC

34 S. Market Street, Elizabethville, PA


Metro Development

A vacant lot at Red Lion Road and Sandmeyer Lane, Philadelphia, PA


Micromedia Corporation

7-15 S. Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ


National Lending Corporation

A commercial building in Philadelphia, PA


Steve LaFlamme

An auto service station with a commercial building and office trailer in Fairless Hills, PA


Mon & Associates

An undeveloped lot at 990 Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA


WJ&C Investment LLC

A commercial building in Philadelphia, PA


Bradbury Vault Co.

Developed stormwater pollution prevention plan for Bradbury Vault in Blackwood, NJ


Zekira Dautovic

Commercial buildings occupying entire city block located at 7253-57 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


James Milazzo

ESA and groundwater investigation for commercial building in Blackwood, NJ


Bin Mai

A commercial building in Philadelphia, PA


Tommy Liu

An industrial building in Philadelphia, PA


Kawa Inc.

A warehouse building in Philadelphia, PA


Liberty State Credit

A commercial building and residential building in NJ, and a 3-story building and vacant lot in Philadelphia, PA


Dung Phat LLC

A warehouse building occupying entire city block located at 2301 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


BDDW, Inc.

A warehouse building in Philadelphia, PA


Lim Ly

A strip center in Pennsauken, NJ


Ted Kanellopoulos

A vacant lot in Lionville, PA


M. Green Co.

An industrial building in Philadelphia, PA


Simon Chan

A warehouse building in Philadelphia, PA


Q & V Screen Printing Co.

A 33,0000 s.f. industrial building in Philadelphia, PA


WLT, Inc.

A 12,000 s.f. warehouse and a 1,250 s.f. storage building in a 27.35 acre site, located in Hammonton, NJ


James Wang

An apartment building in Ardmore, PA


James Romeo

A 3-story, 4,500 s.f. commercial building in Philadelphia, PA


Stancorp Mortgage Investors, LLC (Health & Safety)

Provided QA/QC on Phase I report, and conducted radon testing on site in Upper Darby, PA


Jose Cunyas

An automobile service building in Willingboro, NJ


Asbestos Abatement


First Penn Bank

Over 10 properties in PA


BellCore, Piscataway, NJ

Managed abatement of sprayed-on asbestos from structural steel


New Jersey Transit Authority, Maplewood, NJ

Managed a glovebag removal project


Veterans Administration Hospital, New York, NY

Inspected asbestos abatement work


Princeton Medical Center, Princeton, NJ

Performed asbestos investigation


12 Monkeys Productions, Inc., Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD

Served as health and safety consultant for 12 Monkeys Productions, Inc. Evaluated asbestos and safety-related issues at two filming locations


Kentile Floors, Brooklyn, NY

Managed the air monitoring program during abatement of over 10,000 lineal feet of pipe insulation


Asian Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conducted asbestos abatement for three properties in PA and NJ


Chinese Christian Church Center, Philadelphia, PA

Conducted abatement of asbestos tiles, pipe insulation, and boiler insulation at 1101 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA


Kim Yueng Ling, PC

Conducted asbestos survey at 1119-33 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA


W.R. Grace

Provided asbestos inspection and litigation support at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building in Columbia, SC, at the Astrodome, Zoo, City Hall, and Municipal Court in Houston, TX, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Civic Center, and City Library in Dallas, TX, and for 12 municipal schools in Philadelphia, PA

460 Summer Street Associates, Stanford, CT

Managed the air monitoring program during an encapsulation project in a high-rise building


UMDNJ High-Rise, Newark, NJ

Inspected asbestos abatement work


Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, NY

Managed the air monitoring program during asbestos abatement and building demolition (implosion method) for the proposed Metropolitan Detention Center


SJCC/GSC Superfund Site, Sayreville, NJ

Prepared bid packages for remediation of an asbestos-impacted site. The scope of work included identification and delineation of work and exclusion zones, placement of synthetic membrane, rough grading, erosion, and sedimentation control, and site restoration by final grading


Bill Wong

Conducted asbestos abatement for hot water pipe insulation at 50 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA


Target Realty

Performed asbestos investigation/abatement/survey work at four different properties in Philadelphia, PA


Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

Performed asbestos investigation and provided asbestos abatement services at 780 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ


Pennsbury Manor Visitors Center

Monitored asbestos abatement work at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA


Holy Family College

Performed asbestos abatement investigations in Aquinas Hall on Grant Avenue in Philadelphia, PA


Fixture One

Provided asbestos abatement services at 7501 Edmund Street, Philadelphia, PA


UST/AST Investigation/Removal/Replacement


Namco Pool and Patio, Colmar, PA

Conducted investigation on a leaking 2,000-gallon heating oil tank site, oversaw tank removal and soil testing, and prepared a closure report


Philadelphia Water Department, Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant, Philadelphia, PA

Performed investigation on the removal and replacement of a 10,000-gallon underground storage tank at a scum disposal facility


2400 Lakeview Condominium Association, Chicago, IL

Prepared a bid package and provided field oversight for in-place closure of two underground 15,000-gallon heating oil tanks


AT&T, West Chicago, IL

Provided field oversight, confirmatory sampling and closure report for removal of two 10,000-gallon underground petroleum tanks


Mort Service Station, Philadelphia, PA

Provided oversight, confirmatory soil sampling and certification report for removal of 3 hydraulic lifts and a 275-gallon aboveground storage tank at an automobile service station


C&C Poultry, Philadelphia, PA

Provided oversight for removal of a 275-gallon fuel oil tank in the basement of a warehouse building


Eastern Star Foods, Philadelphia, PA

Conducted a magnetic survey to identify the location of a 2,500-gallon vinegar tank and a 3,000-gallon heating oil tank


Mil-Lee's Diner, Philadelphia, PA

Provided oversight for the removal of a 275-gallon heating oil tank


McKesson Chemical, Inc., New Jersey

Managed closure of 78 aboveground storage tanks in various sites in NJ


First Penn Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Conducted investigations or tank closures/removals for over five sites in Philadelphia, PA

Asian Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Provided oversight for the removal of a 275-gallon heating oil tank at a 2-story apartment building at 1500 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA


Northgate Shopping Center, St. Joseph, MO

Conducted a limited subsurface investigation on petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) impacted soil and groundwater at a former Sears auto service station


Bill Wong

Removal of a 275-gallon aboveground heating oil tank in the basement of a bar restaurant at 50 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA


Target Realty

Conducted geophysical surveys, tank closures/removals, and/or site investigations for multiple properties in Philadelphia, PA


Pennsbury Manor Visitors Center

Conducted a UST investigation at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA


Steven LaFlamme

Conducted a geophysical survey and Geoprobe investigation for subsurface sampling and evaluation of former UST locations at 130 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA


Zekira Dautovic

Conducted a geophysical survey and Geoprobe investigation to locate USTs and obtain soil and groundwater samples at 7253-57 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


Dung Phat LLC

Conducted a geophysical survey and managed removal of 3,000-gallon UST at 2301 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


Fixture One

Managed the removal of a 1,000-gallon fuel oil tank and site remediation at 7501 Edmund Street, Philadelphia, PA


Lead Abatement


Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia, PA

Managed a lead abatement project, which included XRF survey oversight, specification preparation, and abatement oversight


Federated Metals, Inc., Newark, NJ

Managed a lead abatement project for Federated Metals, Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. The scope of work included XRF survey oversight, specification preparation, and abatement oversight

Sahfi Alliance LLC, Elizabethville, PA

Managed a lead abatement project for Sahfi Alliance LLC. In Elizabethville, Pennsylvania. The scope of work included XRF survey oversight, specification preparation, and abatement oversight


Fixture One

Managed a Lead-based paint abatement project at 7501 Edmund Street, Philadelphia, PA