PIVOX Corporation served as program manager and construction contractor for General Contractor for remediation and restoration of potentially lead-impacted soil under electrical transmission towers across Northern and Central California.
Individual work sites were widespread and included both remote and urban settings, including at/near residences. Work at each site included mechanical and hand excavation of potentially impacted soil, field chemical screening using x-ray fluorescence, soil confirmation sampling, installation of delineation material at the extents of soil removal, backfill with imported clean soil suited to surrounding conditions, transportation and disposal of excavated soil, and restoration of the site, including new landscaping, to match pre-remediation conditions.
PIVOX was responsible for sequencing and scheduling the work, data tracking and reporting, procuring required local agency/municipal permits, interfacing with the public as needed to access sites, and coordinating transportation and disposal of removed soil. The PIVOX management approach was critical in meeting the challenges associated with this project. While specific remediation activities at each site were straightforward, the project included remediation of 29 individual sites, tower sites were spread widely through the utility service region, sites had tight access constraints, and many sites were located near residential and school settings. PIVOX met these challenges by taking a program-level approach: