Definition - "Rem-ed-i-ate" [verb] - 'To restore by stopping or reversing environmental damage'
Definition - "ology" [noun] - 'a branch of knowledge'
Remediology is a trading style of Ardula aimed at building on the company's growing reputation, and managing director's vast experience, in dealing with contaminated land. By forming strategic partnerships, the Ardula Group will be able to offer complete single source solutions to managing and value engineering contaminated land destined for use in construction and development. From cost planning, to intrusive investigation, commercially sensitive interpretation, risk profiling, and practical implementation, the company aims to offer a cradle to grave solution based on value engineering within best fit environmental regulation.
Early client engagement will allow remediation, recovery, and re-use strategies to be developed prior to the construction phase.
As each project will be effectively bespoke, MD Ricky Hemmings will provide early stage guidance and advice on the best long term commercial approach. A call to discuss will be the first step in identifying each scheme's unique requirements.
In July 2019, CL:AIRE and the Environment Agency issued a formal reminder to all those involved in producing, transporting, recovering, re-using, and disposal of construction and demolition waste, that significant tax penalties apply to the illegal deposit.
The reminder communication can be found here, and serves not only to firmly outline the potential risks, but also underlines need for good advice and compliant solutions. The Ardula cradle to grave single source option provides waste producers and stakeholder with a clear risk free path from excavation to deposition within a single organisational framework
Case Study - Large residential basement construction in central London
The picture below shows a site in Kensington, West London. The remit of Ricky Hemmings on this project was to risk profile the ground contamination at tender stage, and, post award, but prior to commencement, develop and implement a remediation strategy. Innovative subterrain volumetric analysis gave robust projections of the percentage of contaminated soil within the overall 60,000m3. Deployment of Mobile Treatment Permits prior to starting on site allowed made ground to be treated by initially screening as soils were excavated. With a projected 15,000m3 of made ground, and a 40 percent recovery of hard material (from within the made ground) for on site crushing, the potential contaminated soil fraction was reduced considerably. Further on site sampling, post treatment, clearly identified the contaminants and the disposal, recovery, and benefical re-use options.