THREE ALARM INDUSTRIAL FIRE DEMOLITION
A San Francisco Cab Company in operation since 1928 suffered the total loss of their 12,000 square foot building used for maintenance and repairs after a Three-Alarm Industrial Fire in San Francisco's Bayview District. 100 Fire Fighters responded to the blaze. The roof collapsed during the fire and all of the interior contents were damaged, including a 1938 Plymouth Cab. Using Semi & Heavy equipment, including a JD 330 excavator with heavy duty grapple attachment, and a specialized concrete attachment muncher/crusher with rebar cutting option, Team JM removed and disposed of the 24 foot tall - 6 inch thick fire damaged perimeter concrete walls from top down. Breaking the walls in place into 6 inch minus size material, and separating the steel rebar simultaneously to avoid the hazard of pulling the walls down, due to the limited work area and surrounding structures. Post demolition and debris removal, team JM relocated and manipulated all the damaged taxi cabs into rows, so that identification and inventory could be completed safely and with clear access.
DIESEL FUEL SPILL CLEAN UP | CRISIS AVERTED
A 200 Gallon Diesel Fuel Spill prompted the evacuation of 550 people from a Four Story Office Building recently. A defective pump on the Diesel fuel storage tank caused the 200 gallons of diesel fuel to pump into the roof top mechanical room. This could have been a nightmare for any Facility Manager / Property Manager - but not when you call JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. JM mobilized and was on site within one hour and 30 minutes after receiving the phone call at 4pm. The 550 people were displaced for one week while JM cleaned up the diesel fuel, removed all the building materials contaminated with diesel fuel, decontaminated the roof top mechanical room, decontaminated the ventilation system, and decontaminated the entire fourth floor of the building. Air Quality Emergency Notification, as well as clearing the building for Permissible Exposure Limits and Re-Occupancy by a Certified Industrial Hygienist were all part of the response.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SACRAMENTO ABATEMENT and DEMOLITION
Fires that authorities called suspicious shut down two buildings at California State University Sacramento. JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., was contracted to abate over 5,000 square feet of hazardous contaminated fire proofing material from the ceiling, and strip the walls to the studs from the fourth floor of Mariposa Hall. Team JM worked nights and weekends to get the project ready for the General Contractor to start the build back. “Our goal is to always make the General Contractor who hired us look like a hero,” said owner, John Moore, after completing the project seven days ahead of schedule.
JM ACCELERATES RE-OCCUPANCY TIME FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS
JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., was contracted to perform asbestos abatement for a Sacramento apartment community recently due to a large loss fire. The three alarm fire ignited in the early morning hours. The Apartment community consisted of 143 units, which were all evacuated by fire personnel. Thirty Six Apartment Units were damaged by fire and water. JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., stripped all thirty six units to clean studs, the sheet rock, flooring, and exterior stucco contained asbestos. Thirty days was allotted for hazardous material abatement and demolition, JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., completed the work twelve days ahead of schedule, allowing the General Contractor to perform the build back sooner, and accelerating the re-occupancy time for the owners and property managers.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS | HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ABATEMENT and DEMOLITION
3 Weeks Ahead of Schedule - 5 Months On the Job Site - 6 Inch Grub Rip and Final Blade for Finish Detail – 10 Acre Site - 12 Three Story Student Dormitories Abated and Demolished – 1967 The Year the Twelve Tercero Student Dormitories opened - 235,000 Square Feet of Conditioned Space, and Below Grade Infrastructure. JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., removed a Massive pile of rubbish from the University of California Davis Tercero Student Housing Complex to prepare the site for seven new dormitory buildings, scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. Hazardous Materials Abatement included; PCB, Lead, Asbestos, Mercury, Fluorescent Tubes and E-Waste. Recycled Materials included Concrete and Metal. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Compliance was a high priority for the project, as well as protecting all the existing trees on the site. The UC Davis Team of representatives commented they had never seen a more thorough and easy to navigate submittal package from a General Contractor.
SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING DEMOLITION
JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., completed the demolition of a single family dwelling, associated landscape, and personal property after a firestorm in Reno. The fire created a path of destruction that snaked along the edge of the foothills, sometimes burning one home to the ground while neighboring houses on either side went untouched. JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., was contracted to remove and dispose of the 4,000 SF single family dwelling, shortly after the fire. The scope of the work included complete demolition of the residence, carport, and basement, including all below grade footings and infrastructure, the driveway, approximately 2,000 SF of hardscape, and all damaged landscape. Additional site work included identification and capping of all utilities, (water, electric, gas, sewer, data) with flags and fluorescent markings. Imported compactible fill, decomposed granite and clean fill dirt were used to bring the basement to site grade, and final grading of the entire site was completed to meet the requirements of the City of Reno Building Department. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and Practices were implemented using straw waddle, silt fence, and straw covering over the final grade to meet Washoe County requirements. The entire site was also hand raked and magnetically swept for final detail.
U.S. DEPARTMENT of the INTERIOR | BUREAU of RECLAMATION | LEAD BASED PAINT ABATEMENT
JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., was contracted to perform Hazardous Materials Abatement at the North Fork Penstock Pipeline in Folsom, CA to prepare for an inspection to bring the pipeline up to current code and install three new manways. The project included removal of the existing coal tar enamel lining from the interior of the discharge line and cleaning and preparing the pipe surfaces for inspection and recoating work. Exterior pipe surface preparation included lead-based paint abatement to prepare for three new manways to be installed.