Environmental Assessments & Solutions

Centec is a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm, with offices in Newport Beach, California. Centec was formed as a California corporation in 1989 to meet the growing needs of the real estate market’s efforts to comply with environmental due diligence requirements. Since then, Centec’s professional staff of engineers, geologists, registered environmental assessors, and consulting specialists have assisted owners and buyers of property, as well as their lenders, to understand the complexities of environmental conditions and regulations.

Centec Engineering, Inc.

Since 1989, Centec’s professionals have completed over 3,000 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports that have assisted in the successful closure of real estate transactions or loan refinances. Our Phase I reports are consistently considered to be among the most professional and reliable reports in the industry, according to the feedback we receive from hundreds of lenders and knowledgeable real estate professionals. In addition, we offer a variety of cost-effective "summary" reports and consulting services, as well as a full range of Phase II site investigation services for testing of soil and groundwater and Phase III remediation services for the cleanup and closure of contaminated sites. Centec’s professionals are also qualified and prepared to provide Property Condition Assessment (PCA) and Seismic Risk (PML) reports, as well as sampling for asbestos, radon, and lead. To eliminate potential conflicts of interest, analyses are always completed by independent certified laboratories. We are proud of our record for providing cost-effective solutions for environmental issues of concern.

Professional Services & Methodology

As a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm, we offer the following professional services:

  • Phase I Environmental Assessments and Updates
  • Limited Phase I Assessments & Transaction Screen Reports
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCA Reports)
  • Phase II Subsurface Investigations - Soil, soil vapor, groundwater, indoor air
  • Seismic Risk Evaluations (PML Reports)
  • Sampling and Laboratory Analyses for - suspect contaminants in soil, soil vapor, groundwater and indoor air
  • Phase III Remediation Services for Soil and Groundwater
  • Project Consulting & Management
  • Third-Party Peer Reviews

Phase II Subsurface Investigations

  • Soil Borings and Hydropunch groundwater sampling
  • Soil Gas Surveys
  • Groundwater Monitoring Wells - Installations, Sampling, Abandonments
  • Magnetic Anomaly and Geophysical Surveys
  • Methane Gas Surveys

Sampling & Laboratory Analyses for

  • Asbestos & Lead-Based Paint
  • Typical industrial contaminants
  • Chlorinated solvents from dry cleaning or industrial and auto service degreasing
  • Heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs, and other hazardous wastes
  • Lead in Drinking Water
  • Radon

Specialty Services

  • Removal of Underground Tanks, Clarifiers, Hydraulic Hoists
  • Evaluation of project costs and remediation progress

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