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BHATE EMPLOYEES PUT FINISHING TOUCHES ON PLAY AREA

October 24, 2016

The children at YWCA Central Alabama have a new wonderland of plants to touch and smell, a sensory table to explore, a roots viewing box to watch, and even more teaching moments that “secretly” instruct.

Employees of Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. recently spent the day landscaping the YW’s Joan Hicks Intergenerational Playground. They pressure washed the area, painted and planted flowers, herbs and vegetables.

“The whole outdoor area needed some TLC,” says Stefanie Maloney who headed enhancement efforts on behalf of the environmental consulting firm. “Members of our Bhate family turned out on a bright Saturday morning, and we pulled weeds, mulched all the beds and filled flower boxes. We also assembled raised beds and planted edibles like tomatoes, peppers, basil and thyme.”

Bhate’s Martin Peacock designed and assembled the sensory table that features three levels of play experience including plastic containers to fill with water, sand — or both. Bhate employees sanded and painted playful metal work figures in yellows, greens and purples and applied bright colors to an existing sculpture. The added root viewing box allowed children to plant seeds and to subsequently watch their development through a plexiglass window.

Best of all, lush plantings against the metal link fences were installed to grow and provide privacy from the outside world. “It’s a screen to the street so the children can feel this is their very own world,” Maloney added.

The project was not only appreciated by the children, it has provided them with learning experiences that they would not have gotten any other way, according to Rikki Ross, director of the YWCA’s child development center. “The sensory table has allowed them to have fun and be messy, to learn math concepts related to measurement and capacity and to understand science concepts. Watching the life cycle of plants is better than any video or pictures we could have provided for them.”

Bhate was joined in the effort by gifts of plants from Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery, Leaf and Petal, Oak Street Garden Shop, Collier’s Nursery and Hanna’s Garden Shop.

“For us it was a nice team building experience,” says Maloney. “But when we went back later and saw children playing in the space, we realized the true success of our team effort.”


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BHATE-ZAPATA JOINT VENTURE SELECTED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SERVICES CONTRACT WITH USACE

AUGUST 12, 2016

Bhate-ZAPATA JV is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), South Atlantic Division (SAD), has selected Bhate-ZAPATA, a Joint Venture formed by Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. and ZAPATA Incorporated, for award of an Environmental Remediation Services (ERS) contract.

The Regional Environmental Acquisition Tool (REAT) program will encompass a full range of environmental remediation services for the Savannah, Mobile, Jacksonville, Charleston, and Wilmington USACE Districts within SAD.

Bhate-ZAPATA has developed a comprehensive and structured technical approach that will be implemented by personnel highly-qualified and experienced personnel in both Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) process.

Services to be performed within the REAT include environmental compliance, restoration, conservation, and remediation services; pollution prevention; erosion and sediment control; storm water and water reuse; safety and industrial hygiene; facilities maintenance and inspection; quality assurance; and energy management.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Birmingham, AL, Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. is an environmental solutions company that develops and applies state-of-the-art technologies to solve problems for clients worldwide.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Zapata Incorporated is a full-service architecture, engineering, and field services firm that provides facilities and infrastructure design services, as well as environmental engineering and military munitions response services worldwide.


BHATE CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF TREASURED FAMILY MEMBER CHERYL BOSWELL

August 12, 2016

 

 

Cheryl B. Boswell, a Bhate Family member for 18 years, passed on June 15, 2016 after a short illness. Cheryl joined Bhate in 1997 and served as an accounting/billing coordinator. If you needed a “smile” and an always positive attitude, all you needed was to drop by and see Cheryl.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband, Minister Ricky Boswell, Sr; two Daughters, Arika Barnett and Cayla Boswell; two Sons, Pattric Barnett and Ricky Boswell, Jr; Mother, Mattie B. Wilson; two Brothers, Milton and Ocie Wilson; two Grandchildren, Jillian and Caylin Barnett; a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends and hundreds of Bhate Family members she has supported and touched over the years.

You are deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known you. Peace.

 

 

 


BHATE AWARDED ARCHITECT-ENGINEER 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BY U.S. AIR FORCE

March 8, 2016

Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Architect-Engineer 2013 Environmental Services (A-E13ES) (FA8903-16-D-0040) by the U.S. Air Force 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Under this $500 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Bhate can provide architect-engineering (A-E) services to support operations and maintenance, environmental restoration account, environmental compliance, BRAC, and Military Family Housing Programs worldwide.

“We are very excited to have won this contract,” said Chief Operations Officer Jay Carter. “It will allow us to support Air Force customers around the globe with the excellent service they’ve come to expect from Bhate.”

Bhate’s A-E13ES team includes Weston Solutions, Inc., Peschla & Rochmes GmbH, and R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. The A-E13ES scope of work includes all efforts necessary to manage and execute Title I, Title II, and other A-E services for environmental projects including planning and programming, restoration, quality (compliance and pollution prevention), and conservation. Work will be performed at government locations worldwide and must be completed by 2023.


BHATE AWARDED PACIFIC REGION FACILITY REDUCTION PROGRAM (FRP) MATOC CONTRACT, US ARMY ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER/HUNTSVILLE

June 19, 2015

USAESCH awarded Bhate, its 7th consecutive FRP contract in the unrestricted business category. The contract value is $48M. The contract is to reduce the Federal Government’s inventory of excess facilities, thereby saving energy and maintenance cost; eliminating safety hazards, nuisances and unsightly structures; and freeing up valuable Army real estate for future development. The Pacific Region includes the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.


BHATE AWARDED MIDEAST REGION FACILITY REDUCTION PROGRAM (FRP) MATOC CONTRACT, US ARMY ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER/HUNTSVILLE

February 6, 2015

USAESCH awarded Bhate, its 6th consecutive FRP contract in the unrestricted business category. The contract value is $48M. The contract is to reduce the Federal Government’s inventory of excess facilities, thereby saving energy and maintenance cost; eliminating safety hazards, nuisances and unsightly structures; and freeing up valuable Army real estate for future development. The Mideast Region includes the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico.


BHATE RECEIVES 2014 EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD

November 20, 2014

Bhate Environmental Associates is proud to have been chosen to receive the 2014 Excellence in Workplace Safety Award from the Subcontractor Association of Alabama (SubAL)/ Workers First CompFund. In the photo, receiving the award from Robert Moore, Loss Control Manager of Subcontractor Association of Alabama / Workers First CompFund is one of Bhate’s Senior Program Managers, Lenus Perkins. This marks the second consecutive year that Bhate has received this award.

Of the 450 member companies of the SubAL, Bhate’s safety record was in the top 1% of all member firms. The criteria included reviewing nearly a decade of historical safety performance data, achieving an aggregate loss ratio for the last 5 years, and a current year loss ratio of 15% or less. Additionally candidates had to maintain an experience modification rating (EMR) under 1.0 for this same time period.

This recognition places Bhate in the upper echelon of Alabama firms that can demonstrate their corporate commitment to Safety.


BHATE AWARDED MIDWEST REGION AFCEC/GSA CALL ORDER FOR STORAGE TANKS, OIL WATER SEPARATOR, AND CULTURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

September 29, 2014

GSA awarded the Midwest Region Installation Support Team (IST) Installation Environmental Services Call Order, valued at $5.9M. The scope covers an array of environmental services including storage tanks evaluation and repairs, OWS removal, and cultural resource management. These services span across 16 IST Midwest Region Installations: United States Air Force Academy, CO, Schreiver AFB, CO, Peterson AFB, CO, Cheyenne MT, CO, Buckley AFB, CA, AFP 42, CA, FE Warren AFB, WY, McConnell AFB, KS, Mountain Home AFB, ID, Cavalier Missile-Command, ND, Fairchild AFB, WA, Grand Forks, ND, Minot AFB, ND, JB Cape Code, MA, Ellsworth AFB, SD and Scott AFB, IL.
Storage tank management is a major component of the scope of services under this call order. It includes evaluation, assessment and repairs of 646 aboveground and underground storage tanks at 14 Midwest Region Installations.


BHATE AWARDED WEST REGION AFCEC/GSA CALL ORDER FOR STORAGE TANKS, OIL WATER SEPARATOR, CULTURAL/NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND OTHER COMPLIANCE SERVICES

September 29, 2014

GSA awarded the West Region Installation Support Team (IST) Installation Environmental Services Call Order, valued at $5.1M. The scope covers an array of environmental services including storage tanks evaluation and repairs, OWS removal, archaeological survey/inventory update, environmental management action plans update, storm water pollution prevention plans update, Inflow and Infiltration study, well closures, cultural and natural resource management. These services span across 16 IST West Region Installations: Maxwell AFB, AL, Keesler AFB, MS, Little Rock AFB, AR, Barksdale, LA, Altus AFB, OK, Laughlin AFB, TX, JB San Antonio (Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB), Holloman AFB, NM, Cannon AFB, NM, Kirtland AFB, NM, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, Luke AFB, AZ, Nellis AFB, AZ, Travis AFB, CA, Beale AFB, CA, and Vanderberg AFB, CA.
Storage tank management is a major component of the scope of services under this call order. It includes evaluation, assessment and repairs of 599 aboveground and underground storage tanks at 12 West Region Installations.


BHATE AWARDED EAST REGION AFCEC/GSA CALL ORDERS FOR STORAGE TANKS, OIL WATER SEPARATOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND OTHER COMPLIANCE SERVICES

September 29, 2014

GSA awarded the East Region Installation Support Team (IST) Installation Environmental Services Call Order, valued at $10.3M. The scope covers an array of environmental services including storage tanks evaluation and repairs, OWS removal, POL management services, SPCC plans update, facility response plans update, air quality services, energy assessment of steam generators and heaters, and cultural resource management. These services span across 12 IST East Region Installations: Hurlburt Field, FL, Tyndall AFB, FL, Avon Park ARS, FL, Cape Canaveral ARS, FL, Arnold AFB, TN, JB Charleston, SC, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, Fort Eustis, VA, JB Andrews AFB, MD, Dover AFB, DE, JB MCGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, and New Boston ARS, NH.
Storage tank management is a major component of the scope of services under this call order. It includes evaluation, assessment and repairs of 892 aboveground and underground storage tanks at 9 East Region Installations.


BHATE AWARDED MULTIPLE TASK ORDERS ON EXISTING FACILITY REDUCTION PROGRAM (FRP) CONTRACTS, US ARMY ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER/HUNTSVILLE

September 27, 2014

USAESCH awarded 8 Task Orders valued at $14.2M on the Northeast, Midwest and Pacific FRP contracts. Installations included Ft Leonard Wood, TX; Ft Bliss, TX; 88th Reserve Center, WI; Santa Susana, CA; Ft Lee, VA; Ft Riley, KS; and NASA/Langley Research Center, VA.

These demolition projects include planning and complete removal of facilities at each site totaling approximately 100 buildings totaling 690,000 SF. The demolition will include the abatement/removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and other regulated materials (ORM), disconnection/capping of utilities, recycling or disposal of all debris, and restoration of the sites to specified conditions.


BHATE AWARDED MULTIPLE FUEL SYSTEM, API INSPECTIONS AND VARIOUS REPAIRS TASK ORDERS, AFCEC, WERC09

September 22, 2014

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) awarded three Task Orders valued at $4.3M for fuel system API inspections and repairs, and various POL repairs of 15 DLA-funded bulk fuel storage tank systems at six Installations: Youngstown ARB, OH, McConnell AFB, KS, Luke AFB, AZ, Hill AFB, UT, Edwards AFB, CA and Sheppard AFB, TX.
Bhate will manage, inspect, design, and provide construction oversight, field quality control, onsite safety. The scope of services includes tank cleaning, API validation inspections, and various construction and repairs. Activities include, such as, installation of floor and shell repair patch plates, slotted stilling wells, seal welds, pits repairs, tank strapping, replace gaskets, bolts, nuts, caulking, interior and external coatings, exterior pipe repairs, roof repairs, repair of cracks in secondary containment, caulking around chime to concrete, replacement of drain sumps, upgrade of emergency fuel shutoff (EFSO), repair of pump house insulation, grounding verification, installation of emergency eyewash/shower, repair and upgrade of containment systems, and construction of canopies.


BHATE AWARDED NORTHEAST REGION FACILITY REDUCTION PROGRAM (FRP) MATOC CONTRACT, US ARMY ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER/HUNTSVILLE

September 10, 2014

USAESCH awarded Bhate, its 5th consecutive FRP contract in the large business category. The contract value is $48M. The contract is to reduce the Federal Government’s inventory of excess facilities, thereby saving energy and maintenance cost; eliminating safety hazards, nuisances and unsightly structures; and freeing up valuable Army real estate for future development. The Northeast Region includes the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV, and Washington DC.


BHATE AWARDED PERFORMANCE-BASED REMEDIATION (PBR) TASK ORDER ON USACE, OMAHA DISTRICT, $250M MEGA CONTRACT

August 20, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded Bhate a $27.7M task order for the Alabama/Tennessee PBR that includes Maxwell Air Force Base, AL and Arnold Air Force Base, TN. The scope consists of a full range of environmental construction and engineering activities necessary for investigation, design, remedial action, and remedial construction to achieve minimum performance objectives, stretch goals and support progress towards Site Closeout (SC) at 42 Installation Restoration Program sites. Bhate’s Team includes CH2M HILL, ECC and Environmental Solutions & Technologies.


BHATE AWARDED HURLBURT FIELD/TYNDALL AFB FENCE-TO-FENCE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GSA CALL ORDER

July 16, 2014

GSA awarded the Hurlburt Field/Tyndall AFB, FL Fence-to-Fence Environmental Services Call Order, valued at $3.9M. HazTrain, Inc. of Waldorf, MD is our teaming partner for this call order. The scope of service is to provide onsite management and support of the Installations hazardous materials and hazardous waste (HM/HW) programs, and air quality and water/waste water programs.

HM activities include supporting the Installation Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM) and the Hazardous Materials Management Process (HMMP), assisting in maintaining installation’s inventory of System Authorization Access Requests (SAAR) for the EESOH-MIS, processing authorization requests, and training Base personnel on the HM process authorization procedures, use of the EESOH-MIS, and records management.

HW program support includes operations of the 90-day Hazardous Waste Accumulation Sites (HWAS), which is the central location for distribution of HW accumulation supplies, waste tracking, and centralized accumulation and storage.  HW activities include waste consolidation and segregation, industrial recycling management, compliance assistance visits, waste turn-in and curbside pickup of waste, facility and container inspections, HW shipment preparation and container tracking, contingency planning and spill response, waste characterization, hazardous waste supplies, equipment checks and testing and facility maintenance work orders, and hazardous waste reporting.

Other Installation program support covered under call order includes storm water inspections, sampling and analysis, annual comprehensive site compliance evaluations and analysis, wastewater sampling and analysis, and air emissions inventory (AEI) data management and reporting.


BHATE AWARDED JOINT BASE LANGLEY/EUSTIS FENCE-TO-FENCE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CALL ORDER GSA CALL ORDER

June 26, 2014

GSA awarded the Joint Base Langley/Eustis, VA Fence-to-Fence Environmental Services Call Order, valued at $3.2M. HazTrain, Inc. of Waldorf, MD is our teaming partner for this call order. The scope of service is to provide onsite management and support of the Installations hazardous materials and hazardous waste (HM/HW) programs, and air quality and water/waste water programs.

HM activities include supporting the Installation Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM) and the Hazardous Materials Management Process (HMMP), assisting in maintaining installation’s inventory of System Authorization Access Requests (SAAR) for the EESOH-MIS, processing authorization requests, and training Base personnel on the HM process authorization procedures, use of the EESOH-MIS, and records management.

HW program support includes operations of the 90-day Hazardous Waste Accumulation Sites (HWAS), which is the central location for distribution of HW accumulation supplies, waste tracking, and centralized accumulation and storage. HW activities include waste consolidation and segregation, industrial recycling management, compliance assistance visits, waste turn-in and curbside pickup of waste, facility and container inspections, HW shipment preparation and container tracking, contingency planning and spill response, waste characterization, hazardous waste supplies, equipment checks and testing and facility maintenance work orders, and hazardous waste reporting.

Other Installation program support covered under call order includes storm water inspections, sampling and analysis, annual comprehensive site compliance evaluations and analysis, wastewater sampling and analysis, and air emissions inventory (AEI) data management and reporting.


Bhate Awarded $14.5M Design/Build Contract at Joint Base Charleston, SC

March 14, 2014

Bhate was recently awarded a $14.5M Design/Build Contract by the US Air Force to perform renovations to the 60,000 SF Administrative & Training Facility Building 302, located at Joint Base Charleston, SC. This project includes structural upgrades to meet seismic standards, site work to meet Anti-Terrorism standards, and extensive interior renovations to meet tenant operations requirements. The renovation effort is scheduled for 1 year.

To read more about this project, click here.


Zack Beck wins Bhate Safety Slogan Contest

March 3, 2014


Safety Slogan Contest winner Zack Beck, right, with Frank Gardner, Program Manager – Denver, CO

Bhate is committed to continuous improvement of its positive safety culture. In January 2014, Sally Smith, CIH, Bhate’s Health and Safety Director, proposed a Safety Slogan contest to promote employee involvement. Employees were encouraged to come up with a simple yet effective reminder to incorporate safety into every activity.

After reviewing many entries, Zack Beck of Bhate’s Denver, CO, office was selected as the winner in a unanimous decision by Bhate’s Principals Jay Carter, Johnny Roberts and Sam Bhate. His idea incorporated Bhate’s company icon and “safe” to create “B Safe”, a straightforward reminder of maintaining safety on and off the job. Congratulations Zack, and “B Safe”!


BHATE AWARDED $25,000,000 ENVIRONMENTAL MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACT (EMAC) FOR THE NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND (NAVFAC), SOUTHEAST

January 23, 2014

Bhate is pleased to announce that we were awarded a $25,000,000 contract from NAVFAC/Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. Services to be performed under this $25,000,000 contract include environmental remedial actions; removal actions; remedial design; expedited and emergency response actions; pilot and treatability studies; remedial action systems operation and maintenance; munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and other related activities. Work will be located in select states in EPA Region 4 and 6, including: South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana. This contact will be utilized by the Navy, Marine Corps, and other approved Government agencies.

This contract is a follow on to previous contracts Bhate has had with NAVFAC/Southeast dating back to 2003.