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Expertise for today’s manufacturers
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, you need a partner with expertise at every stage of an operation’s life cycle to keep things running smoothly. With multiple disciplines in-house, we collaborate with you at every stage, building in-depth knowledge of your operation and a commitment to your long-term success. By focusing on advancing your interests, we enable you to stay focused on production efficiency, controlling cost, and increasing market share. Check out our extensive portfolio of successful industrial real estate and facility-related projects for the manufacturing industry below.

CEC is ranked at #20 in Chemical Plants, #24 in Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, #3 in Steel and Non-Ferrous Plants, #19 in Chemical Plants and #26 in Industrial Process among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

CEC is ranked #12 in Industrial Process on the 2023 ENR Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firms list

  • Construction and Operational Air Permitting
  • Perimeter Ambient Air Monitoring
  • Dispersion Modeling
  • Odor Evaluations
  • New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration Analyses
  • Emission Inventories and Characterization
  • Fugitive Emissions Studies and Control Programs

  • ALTA/ACSM Surveys
  • Land Planning and Site Evaluations
  • Geotechnical Analyses
  • Cadastral (Land Title) and Mortgage Surveys
  • Landscape Architecture and Master Planning
  • Sustainable Landscape/Infrastructure Planning
  • Regulatory and Land Development Permitting
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control
  • Subsurface Investigation, Testing, and Stabilization
  • Foundation Analysis and Design
  • Slope Stabilization and Retaining Wall Design
  • Green (Vegetated) Roof Design
  • Structural Condition Assessment and Design
  • Construction QA/QC Monitoring and Inspections
  • International Building Code (IBC) Special Inspections
  • Building System Analysis and Maintenance Design
  • LEED® Preliminary Assessment and Existing Building O&M
  • Parking Lot/Pavement Analysis, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation

  • Phase I & II Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Liability Cost Estimates
  • Operational Compliance Evaluations and Liability Cost Estimates
  • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCAs)
  • Health & Safety Plan Preparation
  • Remedial Design and Implementation
  • Environmental Compliance Audits and Regulatory Reporting
  • ISO 14001 Audits
  • Groundwater Assessment, Monitoring, Remediation, and Modeling
  • RCRA, CERCLA, and State Voluntary Program Implementation
  • Site Characterization
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans
  • Transformer Inspections
  • Hazardous Chemical Inventory and Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting

  • Pre-Project Planning (PPP)
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction Support

  • Waste Characterization, Management, and Reporting
  • Hazardous and Regulated Material Surveys and Management
  • Universal Waste Surveys and Management
  • On-site Waste Disposal Facility Design and Permitting
  • Facility Construction Management and Quality Assurance
  • Facility Decommissioning and Demolition Planning and Permitting
  • Storage Tank Inspections, Design, and Installation

  • Stormwater Management/BMP Design
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • NPDES Design and Permitting
  • Water and Wastewater Permitting
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Water Treatment System Installation
  • Industrial Process and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Treatment System Evaluation, Selection, and Specification
  • Treatability Testing

Despite global challenges, today’s manufacturing industry is more competitive than ever before. To be successful, organizations need to be more efficient — and more adaptable — at every stage of their operation. At CEC, our multi-disciplinary team of professionals has the expertise and hands-on experience to give our clients the edge they need. We’ve built an extensive portfolio of successful projects, helping manufacturers of all kinds reduce operating costs, increase efficiency, and drive sustainable performance. We are able to offer expertise that spans the complete operation life cycle, from site acquisition to site redevelopment — and every step in between. And because many of our consultants have experience working inside manufacturing facilities, we begin many of our partnerships already “up to speed” with the challenges you’re facing. Additionally, we can leverage strong regulatory relationships to facilitate your permitting and compliance efforts. Our clients also rely on us to be their conduit to the latest industry trends and insights, delivering timely advice and regulatory updates to anticipate disruptions and address challenges before they become problems. To learn more about our expertise in the manufacturing industry — or how we partner with clients — we welcome you to visit our website, or give us a call. We’re looking forward to it.

David Larson

David Larson

Manufacturing Lead

(412) 249-3196 | Read Bio

Mr. Larson is a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), where he serves as the corporate leader of the Manufacturing Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, he is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Manufacturing submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Mr. Larson uses his experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities in the Manufacturing market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.

Mr. Larson’s experience in environmental, health, and safety consulting has served a wide range of commercial and industrial clients. He continues to actively lead environmental compliance, permitting, and auditing projects throughout the manufacturing market.

What We Do

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