Screening for Vapor Encroachment onto Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions (Certificate Available)

    Early Bird Fee: $535.50

    Standard Fee: $595


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    Las Vegas, NV

    12/4/2014 - 12/4/2014

    Flamingo Las Vegas
    3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV

    702-733-3111

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    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action. This applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships


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    About the Course
    Vapor encroachment into the subsurface of a property involved in a real estate transaction can potentially create significant issues for the deal. The methodology in the ASTM E2600-10 Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions was developed for use by environmental professionals conducting due diligence to facilitate screening a property for a possible vapor encroachment condition (VEC).


    Learn About
    * Rationale behind the development of the standard>
    * Overview of ASTM E2600-10
    * Tier 1 and Tier 2 screening methodology for VECs
    * Relationship with ASTM E1527-13 Phase I
    * Case Studies
    * Implications for environmental professionals involved in conducting property environmental due diligence


    How You Will Benefit
    * Gain an understanding of the market driving forces for conducting VEC screening as part of environmental due diligence
    * Learn how to conduct VEC screening to identify potential vapor encroachment conditions
    * Learn about the relationship between E2600-10 and E1527-13
    * Learn how to manage liability associated with vapor migration

    Note: This course is directed at screening properties involved in real estate transactions for potential vapor encroachment issues. Vapor encroachment screening is not equivalent to a full vapor encroachment assessment. However, screening can be particularly useful in real estate transactions. If the screening reveals that vapor encroachment is unlikely to be an issue, then this environmental concern should not impact the deal. If screening reveals there may be a potential vapor encroachment condition, then of course this may impact the deal. However, even if screening reveals there may be a potential vapor encroachment condition, the deal can still be closed. The user would have to decide to conduct mitigation preemptively, and then factor the associated mitigation cost into the deal, much the same way asbestos is often dealt with. The big advantage of screenings is that it can be done within the timeframe of a real estate deal, unlike a full vapor encroachment assessment that may take considerable time to complete to the satisfaction of state regulators.



    Who Should Attend
    * Phase I Environmental Consultants
    * Lenders
    * Real Estate Attorneys
    * Property Developers
    * Property Investors
    * Property Owners and Managers
    * Property Insurers


    Course Outline
    Registration: 8 am - Class Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    * Introduction and Course Overview
    * History of and Rationale for E2600
    * Comparison with 2600-08 and Relationship to E1527-13 Phase I
    * Break
    * Overview of the Standard
    * Tier 1 Screening
    * Noon Lunch
    * Tier 2 Screening
    * Case Studies
    * Break
    * QA
    * Examination (optional)
    * Evaluation by Attendees
    * Adjourn


    Fee of $595 Includes
    * Free 1-year membership in ASTM and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action (Applies to new memberships only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)
    * Copy of E2600 Standard Guide for Vapor Encoachment Screening onto Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions
    * Course Notes
    * Documentation of Completion with 0.7 Continuing Education Units (7 Professional Development Hours)
    * Refreshment Breaks


    ASTM Screening for Vapor Encroachment Certificate Program
    For a fee of $95 per person, each attendee will have the option to take an examination at the conclusion of the course to receive an ASTM Screening for Vapor Encroachment Certificate. The examination will be comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Each student who receives a score of 80% or better will receive a certificate indicating they have successfully achieved the learning objective of the course.

    The benefits of receiving a certificate include:

    * providing customers a basis for evaluating qualifications of personnel providing screenings for vapor encroachment.
    * helping employers judge the skills of existing or potential employees.
    * allowing certificate holders to differentiate themselves from others in their profession and advance their careers.
    * listing in the ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders.
    For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


    About the Instructor
    Anthony J. Buonicore, P.E., BCEE, QEP is a past president and Fellow Member of the Air & Waste Management Association, and is the Chairman and CEO of the Buonicore Group, a real estate and environmental risk management consulting company. He is also a Diplomat in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a Qualified Environmental Professional and a licensed professional engineer. He is a member of the ASTM E50.02 Property Environmental Due Diligence committee, former chairman of its ASTM Phase I/Transaction Screen Task Group, chairman of the ASTM Vapor Intrusion Task Group, and chairman of the newly formed Building Energy Performance & Disclosure Task Group. Mr. Buonicore holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.