ALLIED provides comprehensive in-house capability in environmental engineering, remediation, operations and maintenance, and construction services. Back to questions
How many employees does ALLIED have?
ALLIED currently employs 88 managers, field technicians, support personnel, and professionals. Back to questions
How many offices does ALLIED have? And where are they?
ALLIED has five offices – Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Bakersfield, and Seattle. ALLIED is licensed to do business in California, Arizona, Washington, Texas, and Nevada. ALLIED is opening offices in Houston, Tampa, and Washington D.C. in 2010. Back to questions
Does ALLIED work primarily for public-sector or private-sector clients?
ALLIED has a long history of providing professional and construction services to both the public and private sectors. Our public-sector clients include many counties, cities, towns, school districts, federal agencies, and public service authorities, as well as many state agencies, such as transportation departments and many colleges and universities. In the private sector, our clients include a number of Fortune 500 corporations. Back to questions
Is ALLIED currently hiring?
ALLIED is a growing company. We are always eager to receive applications and inquiries regarding employment. Please see our Employment Page for further details Back to questions
ALLIED is licensed as an EPA Hazardous Waste Hauler, including Hazardous Waste, Non-Hazardous Waste, and Bio-Medical Waste. Back to questions
Who insures ALLIED?
American International Specialty (AIG) for General Liability, Automobile Liability, and Workers Compensation. Back to questions
Does ALLIED maintain a surety credit (bonding) line?
Allied can bond a single project for $20,000,000 and has aggregate capacity of $40,000,000 Back to questions
Is ALLIED DCAA compliant?
ALLIED maintains DCAA compliance through the utilization of DELTEK GCS Premier, a DCAA Approved Financial and Accounting Enterprise Resource Program. Back to questions
What contract cost structures is ALLIED familiar with?
ALLIED is adept at various contract cost structures including: Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Unit Rate Pricing, Time and Materials (T&M), and Firm-Fixed Price (FFP). Back to questions
What should I do if I have vermiculite in my attic?
Do Not Disturb It! Any disturbance has the potential to release asbestos fibers into the air. Limiting the number of trips to the attic and shortening the length of those trips can help limit your potential exposure. Do not try to remove the insulation by yourself. Hire professionals trained and certified to safely remove the material. Back to questions
How do I know if the insulation on my pipes is asbestos?
The only certain way is to bulk sample the material. If the material is dated before 1978, there’s a good chance asbestos may be present. Back to questions
If I wear a dust mask, can’t I just remove the asbestos myself?
A nuisance dust mask will not protect you from the dangerous asbestos fibers. Our technicians are trained in the latest techniques to remove asbestos in a safe manner for them and the area that they are working in. Containment of the area and cross contamination are key concerns when removing asbestos. www.asbestos.com Back to questions
How do I know if there is lead-based paint in my house or building?
If your house or building was built prior to 1978 chances are you have leadbased paint (LBP) issues. LBP was the best paint you could get, so it was used in good quality homes and commercial properties. Back to questions
Where is the LBP most commonly located?
LBP was used on most friction surfaces or areas of high impact, i.e.: window sashes, jambs and frames; base trim, chair rail, crown molding; doors, jambs and frames, exterior trim, porch railings and columns. LBP was used on other surfaces like kitchen and bathroom ceilings and walls. Back to questions
How much does it cost to remove the LBP from my house?
You do not want to remove all of the lead from your house because is is not economically possible. If the LBP is in good condition and is not peeling or flaking off you may not need to do anything with it. It may be perfectly safe to have in your house. However, you should consult with a licensed lead-based paint consultant. Back to questions
When do I need to have LBP removed from my house?
When you are renovating your Pre-1978 house you should contact a licensed lead abatement contractor to help you evaluate your plan. EME will work with your builder, architect or contractor to provide pre-renovation dust control, selective LBP demolition and lead-safe construction. Back to questions
What causes mold in a house?
Mold growth requires 1) Spores; 2) Food source; 3) Moisture; 4) Temperature – 40 F. to 100 F. A lot of mold issues evolve around roof ventilation, crawl space ventilation, water events like broken pipes or sewer backups and high humidity conditions. Back to questions
Does a company have to be licensed to perform mold remediation?
Currently there is no legislation that requires a company to be licensed to perform mold remediation. It would be prudent to check out the company/individual for certifications and training within the industry. Organizations such as Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) offer training, testing and certification in mold remediation. Check references and understand the techniques used for remediation. Back to questions
I found mold growing in my house, how do I test the mold?
Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. Since the susceptibility of individuals can vary greatly either because of the amount of mold or type of mold, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining the health risk. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for it’s removal. Back to questions
What is Bioremediation?
Bioremediation is the process of microbes transforming and breaking down or destroying environmental pollution or contaminates. Bioremediation is natural process utilizing microbes, also known as microorganisms or bacteria to remove environmental pollutants from water, soil, or gas. Accelerated bioremediation is a process of enhancing this natural process and maximizing it's efficiency with the addition of specific hydrocarbon remediating microbes, chemicals and biostimulants or other components. Biostimulating is adjusting the environmental conditions present in order to enhance natural bioremediation. Intrinsic Bioremediation is the natural process of contaminate decomposition with only the native microbial consortia. For more information about Bioremediation go to U.S. Geological Survey. Back to questions