California Environmental Consultant Volunteering in Alpine County

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Broadbent & Associates, Inc. is more than an environmental consulting company operating throughout California, Nevada, Texas, and other neighboring states. We also strive to be part of our communities through volunteerism and financial donations to grassroots non-profit organizations such as the Alpine Watershed Group. Broadbent is proud to have served as one of the primary sponsors for the 17th Annual Markleeville Creek Day held on September 9, 2016 and organized by the Alpine Watershed Group. Broadbent employees and their family members volunteered to complete restoration projects that help improve the overall health of watersheds in Alpine County, California. Volunteer activities included removal of invasive plants; planting of willow stakes, potted willows, and cottonwood plants; and slope seeding and bank stabilization Read More »

Solvent Characterization and Remediation

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Broadbent has provided a full suite of environmental consulting services to the State of Nevada, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Corrective Actions (BCA) through the Environmental Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation (EAMR) contract, since 2006. Broadbent was awarded the EAMR contract, through a competitive proposal process, from 2006 – 2010 and again from 2010 – 2014. As part of the EAMR contract, overlapping both contract periods, Broadbent was tasked with public notification and characterization and mitigation of tetrachlorethylene (PCE) vapor intrusion into a residential neighborhood in Southern Nevada. Broadbent has worked closely with NDEP staff to inform residents of the potential PCE vapor intrusion issue, sample collection process, and the indoor air PCE mitigation system process by preparing public Read More »

Creating a Culture of Safety Within Broadbent

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Broadbent management has been successful in creating a culture of safety in the company. This has been accomplished through the shared learning of experiences in the field and analysis of knowledge gained from our valued clients. A simple example of this safety mindset, is how it has effected the way we park our vehicles. Even when commuting to and from work, using our personal vehicles, employees have embraced the idea of backing vehicles into parking spots. With a vehicle in this position, when leaving a parking spot, the driver is traveling forward. By leaving in the forward direction one is less likely to cause an accident. Drivers have also surveyed the front of the vehicle and scanned the area for Read More »

Project Safety – Working in Remote Locations

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Broadbent conducts work throughout the western United States. Environmental projects can include work such as operations and maintenance of remediation systems, in remote parts of Nevada, California, Oregon, and other western states. To ensure the safety of employees, emergency packs are stored in vehicles. Field personnel are trained to utilize the contents of the packs to assist themselves, or others. Vehicle training and defensive driving lessons are provided to field personnel to help prepare drivers for situations such as vehicle malfunction, or facing the ever changing elements of weather. For work at the Leviathan Mine in Alpine County, California, workers under go defensive driver, fatigue management, and mountain driving training programs to prepare them to navigate potentially dangerous, remote mountain Read More »

The 3 Keys to Environmental Project Management

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Broadbent’s success as a firm is demonstrated by our ability to maintain long-term relationships with valued clients. Producing quality results during environmental site investigations, and other projects, is the product of careful attention to three key components of project management (1) adherence to project scope, (2) compliance with budgetary requirements, and (3) meeting schedule obligations. The result of carefully monitoring these components, during the course of a project, is a quality product delivered to clients on time and on budget; our primary objective as environmental and engineering professionals. Adherence to a project scope is an often overlooked project component that Broadbent personnel monitor during weekly staff meetings and by maintaining open communication with the client and project staff. Through experience, Read More »