Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. –

Our brownfields project successes have been recognized in competition awards, highlighted on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website, and presented by invitation at seminars and conferences.

Our proficiency in the application of risk based site characterization and corrective action protocol, coupled with a solid understanding of the project design variables and objectives, ensures that our recommended investigation and cleanup goals are meaningful and achievable.

Vieau Associates can be relied upon to balance the scope of work with risk tolerance, to produce defensible results, and present a full range of remedial options from which informed decisions can be made.  We achieve economies of scale by understanding the project design, geotechnical parameters and construction logistics. We are instrumental in helping to define the issues at critical junctures; informing transactional negotiations, regulatory reporting, and community outreach. Vieau Associates can be relied upon for professionalism and client advocacy every step of the way.

Vieau Associates brownfields remediation experience and talent are brought to bear on:

  • Brownfields redevelopment projects that depend on maximizing the benefits available from State voluntary cleanup and land recycling programs, risk-based corrective action, regulatory liability assurances, and cleanup grants and reimbursement funds.
  • Redevelopment initiatives involving land assembly, multiple property owners or occupants, or large area/corridor planning.
  • Transactions involving multiple stakeholders with highly variable interests, where objectivity and advocacy in the interpretation of environmental data must be clearly delineated.
  • Projects that must shoulder the long-term ramifications of Institutional and engineering controls, and ensure the owner’s Continuing Obligations are understood and maintained.
  • Construction projects that must integrate environmental contingencies into plans and specifications.
  • Situations requiring the utmost care in public communications and information disclosures, and community participation.

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