What is a Phase 2 ESA, and when do you n...

At Essel, we’re often asked the question, “how is a Phase 2 ESA different from a Phase 1 ESA?” We get it, it’s complicated. Hopefully this article will start to provide answers to some of your Phase 1 & 2 ESA questions. What is a Phase 2 ESA? Development projects…

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How much does a Phase 1 ESA Cost?

Thinking that you might need a Phase 1 ESA, but are unsure of the costs associated with it? We’ve all been there. In this article, we'll walk you through what a Phase 1 ESA is, what it might cost, and the factors that impact the cost of the process. Let’s…

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Where is SF Bay Area Commercial Real Est...

As we get further into 2020, our team at Essel Environmental Engineering will be reviewing the commercial real estate industry in the Bay Area and the wider San Francisco market. Let's look at some of the key issues affecting the industry, how major players are likely to respond, and what…

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What reopening the country means for you...

If you’re located in California or otherwise, you might have seen California Governor Gavin Newson’s press conference unveiling his plan to reopen the state in the coming months. What does this mean for your business?  For starters, Governor Newsom did not give the public an exact date on when California…

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Asbestos Regulations in California

Asbestos: What Is It and How Does It Impact California Worksites? In the early 20th Century, cities all around the world were springing up, and a search was on to find the newest modern building materials for a world ready for a future of innovation and design. The days of…

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Why can soil be your most expensive mist...

The redevelopment of a site may include mass transport of soil for the grading of the building foundation, excavating for a basement or parking garage, or trenching for subsurface utilities. Before contractors are allowed to disturb the soil, it must be tested at an accredited analytical laboratory. The most important…

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