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Project Profile: ESA Clears the Way for Stapleton Redevelopment Completion

GRADING AND EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE From the November-December 2016 issue Paula Black • November 3, 2016 The more-than-$200-million Stapleton Redevelopment project near Denver is still underway of its transformation from an international airport, to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. While many local organizations and businesses have come together over the ongoing, 16-year project, Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) of Commerce City, CO, has maintained its working presence in Stapleton, completing multiple phases since the project’s early years. Final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are in progress, with a finish date slated for June 2017. Read full article... read more

ESA Teams Up with the Government, Community, and Private Enterprise to Improve the City of Lakewood, CO

Working in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Brinkmann Constructors, SJR Environmental Consulting and Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. transformed a polluted parcel of Lakewood property into a productive new land use.  When one of the first Target stores in the United States opened in Lakewood, Colorado in 1966, the entire neighbourhood turned out to celebrate and shop the big, beautiful space, built by a company that would become one of the world’s largest consumer retailers. Fast-forward 48 years, to 2014. The former neighborhood shopping anchor, now eight years deserted, had been reduced to 168,000 square feet of asbestos-riddled floor space. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) deemed the property a major asbestos spill. Read the full article in Industrial Hygiene... read more

From polluted to productive

An asbestos-riddled former Target store is transformed into a beautiful housing property in Lakewood, Colorado, through a public-private partnership. BY MARY ROSS Brinkmann finally turned to a Commerce City, Colorado, firm that founded its professional reputation on asbestos abatement in 1982. Earth Services & Abatement Inc. (ESA) would tackle the critical job of abating the site of asbestos, demolishing the ramshackle building, and restoring the land’s viability for new use. “The Westlink job was certainly in our wheelhouse, as complicated asbestos abatement with a demolition component is the foundation of our business,” ESA President Kory Mitchell explains. To successfully complete the $1.2 million job, ESA collaborated with the CDPHE and SJR Environmental Consulting to develop an extensive work plan that involved a technical abatement method, Mitchell says. “This project was a perfect fit for our company because it had challenging abatement requirements, challenging demolition needs and a challenging schedule,” Mitchell says. “We have a unique team and all the necessary resources to handle these types of jobs.” ESA owns an entire fleet of heavy equipment, which allows the firm to self-perform all aspects of the job. Because asbestos was present on both sides of the block, ESA had to think outside the box of typical abatement measures. Pioneering a unique approach of demolishing block from inside the structure through the use of an excavator inside the containment, crews accomplished the daunting job of safely abating the structure without the potential of contamination or debris polluting nearby areas. Read article in Construction & Demolition Recycling September... read more

Denver Transit Partners Calls on Earth Services & Abatement Inc. for Work on Colorado’s Largest Mass Transit Project to Date

“You name it, we found it,” said ESA President Kory Mitchell, referring to tainted soil, asbestos, abandoned landfills and other unsafe construction obstacles the company encountered and corrected during its five-year, $16.7 million contract for environmental remediation and demolition services on Eagle P3, a multi-billion Denver transit project ranked as the largest such venture in recent Colorado history. Eagle P3 is part of the Denver’s Regional Transportation’s (RTD) FasTracks, a 2004-voter approved plan to expand commuter light rail and bus transit across the Denver. Read article in Rocky Mountain Construction- Cover Story, July,... read more

Prepping the Stapleton Redevelopment Site

The more than $200 million environmental remediation project as part of the Stapleton redevelopment is nearly complete. It is a transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. Many local organizations and businesses have come together over the ongoing 18-year project, including Earth Services & Abatement, which has maintained a working presence in Stapleton, completing multiple phases since the project’s early years. Final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition and soil remediation are in progress, with a finish date slated for August. Read article at... read more

How a Denver development took flight

The Stapleton Redevelopment project near Denver—a 16-year, $200-million endeavor—is still undergoing its transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. As the Colorado project progresses, final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are well underway. Read the Article in The Construction Specifier, July 14, 2016: How a Denver Development Took... read more

ESA Clears the Way for Stapleton Redevelopment Completion

The more than $200 million Stapleton Redevelopment project is still underway of its transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. While many local organizations and businesses have come together over the ongoing 16-year project, Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) (http://www.esasite.com/) of Commerce City has maintained its working presence in Stapleton, for over 17 years. Final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are in progress, with a nish date for environmental remediation slated for the end of this June. Read the Article on Mile High... read more

ESA Completes Five-Year Eagle P3 Contract on DIA Line

Eagle P3 is the first major U.S. transportation project to use a public- private partnership (P3) to finance, design, build, maintain and operate the system over 34 years. Denver Transit Partners (DTP) holds the project concession. The maiden voyage of Denver’s FasTracks A Line to DIA in mid- April marked the conclusion of a five-year, $16.7-million contract for environmental remediation and demolition services by Denver-based Earth Services & Abatement Inc. (ESA). Eagle P3, a multi-billion-dollar Denver transit project, ranked as the largest such venture in recent Colorado history. Read the Article on The Daily Journal, June 17,... read more

Preparing Denver’s Eagle P3 for Flight

Denver’s Eagle P3 is one of several major U.S. rail transit initiatives to use a public-private partnership (PPP) approach for an FDBOM (finance, design, build, operate and maintain) project. Eagle P3, part of the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks program, is a multi-billion-dollar transit project ranked as the largest such venture in recent Colorado history. FasTracks is a 2004 voter- approved plan to expand regional/commuter, light rail and bus transit across the Denver metro region. Read the Article on Railway Age, May 26,... read more