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Todd Creamer to Present on Subsurface Investigations at 2019 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Exposition in Florida

Todd Creamer, P.G. (New Hampshire) will present "Highly Efficient Subsurface Investigations in Large Buildings on Active Installations" in the Decision Making in Vapor Intrusion session at the 2019 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Exposition (JETC) at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida on May 7-9, 2019.

Todd Creamer is a Principal Geologist based in New England with more than 22 years of experience in environmental consulting services, surface water hydrology, and oil and natural gas exploration and production.

Session co-presenters are Karen Campbell, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida and Travis Lewis, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Port Hueneme, California. 

Visit Geosyntec staff Todd, Eric Nesbit, P.E., Cory Reiter, P.E., Heather Rectanus, Ph.D., and others at booth #643. They will be available to answer questions about engineering, environmental facility management, and vapor intrusion.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2019 JETC in Tampa will feature 75+ education and training opportunities designed to help attendees advance their careers while collaborating to find solutions to national security needs. From keynote speakers to networking receptions to joint engineer response scenarios, JETC offers something for everyone in the A/E/C community.

Founded in 1920, SAME leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. With a National Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and more than 100 local Posts and Field Chapters around the world, the Society unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, and contracting and acquisition disciplines in support of America's national security.


Presenter: Todd Creamer
Presentation Title: Highly Efficient Subsurface Investigations in Large Buildings on Active Installations
Session Title: Decision Making in Vapor Intrusion -1PDH
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Room 18
Session Description: Recently, the vapor intrusion pathway and risks have gained more attention at restoration sites. This session discusses how a GIS based platform may be used to prioritizing buildings with VI risk and integrate results with field teams and stakeholders and how conceptual models used with innovative vapor intrusion investigation tools can dramatically reduce disruptions to mission-critical operations.
Abstract: Subsurface investigations for legacy contamination on active-duty military installations often happen in large buildings housing mission-critical operations, where traditional investigation and sampling methods can be prohibitively expensive and disruptive. Vapor intrusion (VI) investigations are particularly prone to disrupting mission-critical operations, however, a conceptual site model (CSM), when properly-constructed, can be used to guide and limit the scope of investigation, and a toolbox of diverse investigation and sampling methods is now available to reduce invasiveness and cost while improving data quality, representativeness and outcomes.

Presenters will describe the array of VI investigation tools and methods currently available and place their use in context with CSMs that are applicable to typical military installations. Authors will present a case study from Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) inside Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, where the Navy built a VI conceptual site model (CSM) and applied the High Volume Sampling (HVS) technique to test the VI-CSM across a majority of Building 8 during just 6 days of field work. HVS is an innovative investigation technique where sub-slab soil gas is extracted and screened over the approximately 2 hours, reaching a radius of influence between 25-75 feet in a single test.  The results included ruling out the VI pathway across most of the investigation area with high confidence, no disruption of the Navy's tenant (CCAD) operations, and low cost. 

The speakers will explore the investigation challenges that are typical for large, active military manufacturing spaces as well as the VI-CSM and the tools selected for investigation. Through dynamic use of a VI‑CSM and HVS, the Navy addressed a significant unknown with high confidence, maintained continuity of mission-critical operations at substantial cost savings and added significant depth to the overall picture of subsurface nature and extent.

Conceptual models used with innovative investigation tools can dramatically reduce disruptions to mission-critical operations, while improving data quality, reducing cost and providing direction toward remediation strategy. A High-Volume Sampling case study from a Navy facility is presented to illustrate the process.

More Information

About the event: https://www.samejetc.org/index.cfm
About the sponsor: https://www.same.org/
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Learn more about Todd: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/todd-creamer
Learn about Geosyntec's vapor intrusion practice: https://www.geosyntec.com/contaminated-sites-remediation/contaminated-media-investigations-and-assessments/vapor-intrusion
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