GE Aviation in Lynn in Massachusetts needed to make an important decision for one of its largest capital building projects in recent years. GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.
The Lynn Riverworks Campus is served by an oversized and inefficient combined heat and power central plant. Do they build a brand new plant building or repurpose an existing building? SAK Environmental was part of a design team to find the answer by determining all environmental aspects of each alternative.
SAK Environmental LLC provided environmental consulting & testing as part of the engineering evaluation. Work included a comprehensive hazardous material building survey of the campus' original central plant, a 4-story building now underutilized. Testing included asbestos, PCBs, lead-based paint, and containerized waste. Review of subsurface conditions for soil, groundwater and waste management, and preparation of abatement and management plans. SAK prepared environmental cost estimates for a new building and the existing building options for abatement, excavated materials management, and construction administration. Work products endured scrutiny by facility and corporate reviewers in accordance with GE's strict environmental risk management policies.
Our work along with mechanical, civil, and architectural studies provided an informative recommendation to GE.
SAK's final design included plans and specifications for construction bidding, and administration.