A History of Expertise and Innovation
RJ Lee Group has assessed environmental issues since the early 1980s when our Energy Technology Consultants (ETC) pioneered the recognition of specific air quality patterns. We developed a cutting-edge technique for identifying, measuring, and characterizing particles in the air using computer-controlled scanning electron microscopy (CCSEM).
RJ Lee Group has worked with clients in various industries, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to assess and provide solutions for environmental factors that could affect our health. Our services have grown over the years, from setting controls for unbound nanoparticles (UNP) to designing and building test chambers to simulate specific environmental conditions.
Today we offer our expertise for our clients’ environmental and compliance concerns and perform rigorous assessment and management of potential environmental risks.
Since our founding, our team of seasoned professionals has been at the forefront of post-disaster assessments, tackling the aftermath of catastrophes both man-made and natural. From the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to the tragic collapse of the World Trade Center, from train derailments to coal mine collapses, we've been there, providing expert guidance and support.
Our response team doesn't hesitate to dive into the heart of disaster zones, unraveling the cause of the event and assessing its impact. With a keen eye for detail and a wealth of experience, we provide comprehensive environmental health and safety recommendations, ensuring that recovery efforts are conducted in a safe and responsible manner. We also offer expert remediation suggestions, helping communities rebuild and restore their environments.
When disaster strikes, trust RJ Lee Group to bring clarity and direction to even the most chaotic situations. We're your steadfast partners in recovery, helping you navigate the complexities of post-disaster scenarios and emerge stronger than before.
Our team of experts takes charge in the aftermath of a disaster, providing comprehensive assessments and guidance for recovery. We start by conducting a thorough site inspection and evaluation, delving into both current and historical site information. Our scientists and engineers, with their combined expertise, work meticulously to determine the full extent of the disaster's impact. Initial sample testing is carried out to validate our methodology, and the results are compared against non-impacted samples for accuracy. Armed with these findings, we craft a comprehensive sampling plan tailored to address potential claims and remediation options.
But our involvement doesn't end there. We understand the importance of keeping everyone informed, so we work closely with the client and cooperate with local, state, and federal response agencies. We provide them with the necessary data to advise responders and the public on how to best mitigate any potential risks. Our team is committed to providing unwavering support throughout the entire post-disaster process.
We're your partners in recovery, ensuring that every step is taken with precision and care, guiding you towards a safe and resilient future.
Clearing the Air
At RJ Lee Group, we take environmental assessment to the next level, harnessing our expertise to safeguard communities and ecosystems. We actively design and implement dispersion and receptor modeling plans, meticulously conducting air monitoring to measure a wide range of contaminants, from particulate matter and asbestos to vapors, metals, crystalline silica, PCBs, PNAs, and dioxins. Our environmental site assessments leave no stone unturned, ensuring comprehensive evaluations.
Our environmental post-disaster assessment expertise spans a diverse range of critical areas, including:
- Physical and environmental damage assessment: We assess the extent of damage caused by disasters, providing a clear picture of the situation.
- Emergency response: We provide swift and effective emergency response services, mitigating immediate threats and ensuring safety.
- Environmental and material sampling analysis: We conduct rigorous sampling and analysis, identifying potential hazards and their sources.
- Remediation assessment, planning, and monitoring: We develop comprehensive remediation plans, guiding the recovery process and monitoring its effectiveness.
- Industrial hygiene monitoring: We ensure safe working conditions by monitoring industrial hygiene parameters, protecting workers' health.
- Root cause analysis: We delve into the root causes of disasters, identifying underlying factors to prevent future occurrences.
RJ Lee Group: Your trusted partner in environmental assessment and post-disaster recovery.
Expertise in Post-Disaster Assessments
At RJ Lee Group, our seasoned professionals have been pivotal in post-disaster assessments, addressing the aftermath of both man-made and natural catastrophes. Our extensive experience includes responding to significant events such as Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center collapse, as well as industrial incidents like train derailments and mine collapses.
Our dedicated response team engages directly in disaster zones, meticulously unraveling the causes and assessing impacts. We provide thorough environmental health and safety evaluations and offer strategic remediation suggestions, aiding communities in rebuilding and restoration efforts. Our comprehensive approach ensures that recovery processes are safe, responsible, and effective.
Team Involvement and Methodology
Our expert team takes a proactive approach in post-disaster scenarios, beginning with detailed site inspections and evaluations. We leverage our expertise in environmental and material science to determine the disaster's full extent. Our initial testing and sampling are methodically conducted, ensuring precision and accuracy. This rigorous approach allows us to develop tailored recovery and remediation strategies, addressing potential claims and providing clear guidance for all stakeholders.
Collaboration is key in our operations. We work closely with clients, local, state, and federal agencies, sharing critical data and insights to mitigate risks and inform response strategies. Our commitment to providing comprehensive support is unwavering throughout the recovery process.
Advanced Environmental Analysis with PTR-MS
In our pursuit of excellence in environmental assessment, RJ Lee Group utilizes Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) technology. This innovative tool offers real-time, quantitative analysis of air quality, down to pptv-level precision. It's particularly effective in monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ), identifying potential legal or safety concerns, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and government regulations.
PTR-MS Technology Benefits:
- No sample preparation required
- Near real-time analysis with a response time of less than 100 ms
- Instant quantification of air quality changes
- Exceptionally low limit of detection for VOCs
- Capability to discriminate between isomeric VOC compounds
PTR-MS Mobile Laboratory
Expanding our capabilities, RJ Lee Group has introduced the PTR-MS Mobile Laboratory. This innovative setup allows for on-site VOC measurements in various settings, from chemical plants to military facilities. It's equipped to handle both indoor and outdoor testing, providing valuable data for a range of applications, including urban air quality mapping, biomass monitoring, and agricultural assessments.
Environmental Stewardship in Military and Government Facilities
Our PTR-MS technology is particularly beneficial in military facilities, where historic chemical spills and other activities have created environmental concerns. This mobile laboratory system efficiently locates VOC emissions, helping to identify and address contamination sources.
Senior Materials Scientist
Keith has over 30 years of experience and is currently a Senior Materials Scientist with supervisory and technical responsibilities focused on industrial problem solving, forensic materials investigations and failure analysis for commercial, legal and governmental clientele. He has conducted materials evaluations on all classes of materials. He has also published and presented on materials processing and failure analysis in the areas of metallic alloy systems, concrete and structural materials, nanotechnology, CO2 sequestration, particle and residual materials analysis, corrosion, wear and applications of various materials characterization techniques.
How AeroTech Secured Its Future
When AeroTech Industries faced recurring defects in a crucial aircraft component, they were at risk of losing multi-million dollar contracts and jeopardizing the jobs of hundreds of employees. They enlisted the help of RJ Lee Group, who quickly deployed a team of technical experts. Through state-of-the-art forensic analysis, RJ Lee Group identified and rectified the root cause—a flaw in the casting process—eliminating the defect and preserving AeroTech's contracts.
Discuss Post Disaster Assessment with RJ Lee Group Today
RJ Lee Group stands as your trusted partner in environmental assessment and post-disaster recovery. Our blend of traditional expertise and cutting-edge technology ensures comprehensive solutions and enduring resilience in the face of environmental challenges. Begin to move forward from disaster with RJ Lee Group’s post disaster assessment services. Contact our disaster experts to discuss your needs.