Over the years Terra-Petra has been involved with designing methane mitigation systems for many different types of buildings including residential, commercial, retail, multi-family, hospitals, police stations and the likes. On occasion we come across a project that promotes the welfare of others and we are eager to get involved. Such was the case when we received a request for proposal to design a methane mitigation system for a proposed single-story caretaker apartment building adjacent to an existing Kingdom Hall structure in the City of Huntington Beach, California. The caretaker building is being developed by the South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a non-profit organization, for the purpose of providing conveniently located living quarters for the regional Hall overseer during periodic visits.
After researching the project, we learned that the footprint of the proposed building falls within the 100’ radius of a pre-existing subterranean oil well.
This proximity to the oil well triggered the need for a methane mitigation system under the requirements of the Huntington Beach Fire Department City’s Specification No. 429. No direct work on the oil well will be required; however, contamination from this well, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), have potential to migrate through soils and contaminate the air of surrounding buildings. This contamination hazard renders the proposed building a ready candidate for a protective methane mitigation system.
The process of designing and permitting a methane mitigation system through the Huntington Beach Fire Department can be a very comprehensive and expensive process under the most favorable conditions. Knowing the South Congregation’s situation as a non-profit organization, so we elected to donate our services to design the methane mitigation system at no charge to the Congregation. We are very happy to have had the humble opportunity to provide our services (however minimal) and work on a project that will support the health and well being of so many.
One of our fearless leaders, GM/VP, Justin Conaway, visited and toured Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing Division in Ohio this week
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing (CS&W) is North America’s foremost supplier of sealant, weatherproofing, and passive fire control solutions for commercial and residential construction and industrial applications. For generations, Tremco CS&W has successfully provided products and services to architects, engineers, home builders, contractors and building owners worldwide. When it comes to protecting and weatherproofing the entire building envelope, Tremco CS&W is uniquely positioned to provide single-source products, services and solutions.
Tremco CS&W is part of Tremco Incorporated, an RPM International Inc. affiliate company employing over 3,500 people in dozens of locations around the world. Tremco Incorporated consists of operating divisions specializing in the manufacture and sale of roofing materials and services, construction sealants, glazing and gaskets, waterproofing systems, concrete admixtures and sealers, grouts and mortars, firestopping systems and a host of custom designed products, programs and services dedicated to the worldwide construction, maintenance and repair industries. Tremco Incorporated entities include Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing, Tremco illbruck International, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Tremco Barrier Solutions and The Euclid Chemical Company. All Tremco Incorporated facilities are ISO 9001/9002 Registered. To better represent the broad range of entrepreneurial companies within the structure, these companies are referred to as RPM Building Solutions Group.
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One of the highlights was the tour of Tremco’s green roof at the company headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio.