Oscar Smith Middle School

Ensuring the site of a new school is safe for its students and faculty is routine business for Kimley-Horn.

Kimley-Horn was the principal investigator for an examination of the nature and extent of subsurface soil contamination created by the placement of uncontrolled fill material on the site of a proposed replacement school for the Oscar Smith Middle School. The project involved extensive investigation of the history of the site, and development and execution of soil and groundwater testing for contaminants of concern associated with inert fill. This project required extensive coordination with Chesapeake Public Schools regarding the cost of materials disposal and the process of securing approval of the corrective action plan.

Kimley-Horn prepared plans and specifications for abatement, and performed construction phase observation and reporting during abatement.