Managing environmental hazards.
Wherever there are environmental issues, SSM is the best resource for cost-effective, well-engineered solutions. Working as part of your team we help manage environmental hazards and regulatory compliance. You have an objective, and we help you get there. We transform old factories into vibrant shopping plazas, condos, and hotels. Assess and remediate lead paint and asbestos conditions. Identify and eliminate mold problems. Enhance air quality and comfort. Conduct health and safety training. Clean up contaminated soils and groundwater. Keep the employees safe.
We take pride in our reputation for responding quickly to emergencies and in our ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and facilitate communication at every level. Cookie-cutter approaches don't work for a client base as diverse as ours. We listen. We understand each client's unique needs and issues. We draw from broad experience with the complexities of environmental issues and regulatory compliance, and integrate the multi-discipline staff expertise and capabilities needed. Then we collaborate with the client team to develop and manage comprehensive programs for their sites, building, and occupants.
SPOTTLIGHT on Water Quality
Providing protection for water supplies. Source Water Protection has been a growing concern for many municipalities and community water systems. To help protect Pennsylvania’s drinking water, the Department of Environmental Protection created the Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP).
Where does drinking water come from? The quick and easy answer to this question is - either a body of water or an underground water source. What does that mean? An underground source, like a well, fills with groundwater (that’s what we call water in the ground). When groundwater like rain or snow soaks into the ground, it creates an “aquifer”- allowing the well to fill. Bodies of water, on the other hand, include streams, rivers, and lakes. Unlike underground sources that rely on groundwater, these water body sources are reliant on air, rain, and water that flows down to the source.
When you leave your pet waste on the grass or sidewalk, or when you improperly dispose of pet waste through storm or street drains - you could be contributing to low water quality and water pollution.
Exploring new technologies in Source Water Protection
The headquarters of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy at 1047 North Park Road in Wyomissing, is expected to be the new home of the First Presbyterian Church in Reading. The church, founded in 1814, plans to lease space to SSM after purchasing the building from the consulting firm.
Sam Zook, SIT is the third surveyor at SSM to receive certification as a Drone Pilot.
New Year’s is the perfect time of year to reflect on areas where you’d like to see a change in your organization and to take steps to achieve those improvements.
Sinkholes can be dangerous in many ways. They can cause damage to the foundation of a building, they serve as conduits for surficial contaminants to reach groundwater, and they can cause damage to buried services like water lines and electrical conduits according to Conserve Energy Future. Knowing the risk of sinkhole formation is key to minimizing possible damages.