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Geosyntec Staff Contribute to Georgia Environmental Conference

Geosyntec will support the 2022 Georgia Environmental Conference through a Gold Sponsorship, an exhibition booth, and technical contributions at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia on August 23–26, 2022.

Visit with Geosyntec practitioners at Booth 106. Geosyntec personnel in attendance at the conference will include Adria Reimer, P.G.; John Hollar, P.E.; Shira Colsky, P.E.; Tom Wurzinger; Andrew Montgomery, P.E. (Georgia); Phillip Clancy, P.E. (Florida); and Matthew Jenny, P.E. (North Carolina).

Adria Reimer, Ganesh Krishnan, and Nicole Stuhr are members of the 2022 GEC Steering Committee, and Ganesh also serves on the Student Scholarship Committee. John Hollar will moderate a panel on "Environmental Due Diligence: Advanced Due Diligence and Other Considerations," and Matthew Jenny will speak in a session entitled "Update on the Implementation of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems Technologies."

The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference is a large, comprehensive, and diverse environmental education opportunity in Georgia. The conference will be attended by  700 local, state, and federal government officials; business and industry leaders; attorneys; consultants; engineers; developers; land owners; architects; agribusiness leaders; energy experts; water planning districts; universities; public health officials; solid waste; enviro-tech; recycling experts; and many others with a strong interest in environmental activities in Georgia and the southeastern U.S.

Geosyntec Participation

Title: 1.7 Environmental Due Diligence: Advanced Due Diligence and Other Considerations
Moderator: John Hollar, Geosyntec Consultants
Speakers: To Be Determined
Date and Time: 1:15–2:30 p.m. ET on August 24, 2022
Description: Environmental due diligence (EDD) can often include components in addition to the standard Phase I Assessment to streamline the overall transaction process, be more comprehensive and therefore protective of the client's risk/liability, and improve the client's bottom line, ultimately to help facilitate the transaction. As part of large portfolio transactions with dozens of complex facilities and potentially thousands of documents to review and sites to visit, a strategic due diligence approach can be designed and implemented to efficiently navigate the complexities of reviewing a larger portfolio in the typically narrow time window presented in today's business climate. The EDD process can be augmented with EHS Compliance Reviews and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Assessments. Teams equipped with the knowledge and understanding of EHS Compliance, Management Systems, and ESG matters can allow for not only the recognition of broader EHS conditions but the ability to provide clients with early identification of risks and solutions to be deployed following acquisition. Such a team working with the client and counsel can complete an Environmental Liability Valuation (ELV) utilizing appropriate ASTM methodology 2137-17. ELV employs statistical, probabilistic modeling, and financial forecasting to identify the most likely fair market value to effectively mitigate the encountered environmental issue(s), which can then be incorporated as part of the transaction negotiation process. The panel of technical, legal, financial, and industry experts will explore these advanced environmental due diligence and liability management challenges.

Title: 4.6 Update on the Implementation of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems Technologies
Moderator: Russell Griebel, United Consulting
Speakers: Matthew Jenny, Geosyntec Consultants; Jordan Knight, Land Science; Peter Grant, EPRO
Date and Time: 9:30–10:45 a.m. ET on August 25, 2022
Description: This session will address the importance of understanding the VI conceptual site model, client objectives and risk tolerances, site use requirements, building constraints, and regulatory considerations for short- and long-term performance monitoring of VI mitigation systems. Anticipate multiple perspectives on the important factors to consider in facilitating a safe and effective brownfields redevelopment on vapor-impacted sites. Additionally, a variety of metro-Atlanta and Georgia-centric case studies depicting the evaluation, selection, and implementation of vapor intrusion mitigation technologies will be presented, with a discussion on how the GA Brownfield Program was leveraged to facilitate redevelopment and a healthy built environment for future occupants.

Geosyntec Donation

Throughout the region and far reaching, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center is actively working to help rehabilitate wildlife, save endangered species, and protect coastal spaces. Through their commitment to education, rehabilitation, and research, the Center connects people of all ages to nature and sea turtles to inspire their imagination and embrace lifelong conservation values.

In lieu of giveaways, Geosyntec Consultants has contributed $1,000 to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on behalf of the Jekyll Island Foundation. Please consider visiting and supporting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center during your trip to Jekyll Island.

More Information

About the event: Georgia Environmental Conference
For consultation regarding Geosyntec's participation in and sponsorship of the Georgia Environmental Conference, contact Adria Reimer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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