Data Showcase

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


11:00 AM: Data with a New View

ERIS Information Inc. (Booth 635)
Learn about ERIS Xplorer a new way to view data, maps and photos.  Layer maps with aerial photos and database records and topographical maps. Transcend and pan through the years to view property changes digitally on your computer, not in pdf.  Add your own notes, draw boundaries, circle risks and save it as your own report.  This new digital viewer, ERIS Xplorer, changes the way data is used and viewed.
Speakers: Carol Le Noury and Nick Freeman

11:45 AM: BL Marketplace Tutorial & ERF Virtual Site Tours

Description: Get an inside view of the most dynamic redevelopment marketplace and project space on the internet, (BL), and walk through some of the interesting sites participating in the Economic Redevelopment Forum Marketplace! You’ll takeaway tips and best practices that will turn up your experience on BL and open even greater opportunities. And you’ll get a guided tour of the incredible sites coming to market at Brownfields 2017. Come see what’s possible in a different kind of marketplace.
Speaker: Dan French, CEO,

2:00 PM: Integrating ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Tools for Quick Assessment of Hazards

ATSDR will showcase two brownfield/Land Reuse tools: One is a customizable, searchable site inventory tool that is used to rapidly screen sites. It highlight chemicals above comparison values (i.e. regulatory levels) used by ATSDR. This leads to a rapid assessment for site prioritization. The maximum concentration for each chemical and each media is compared against the relevant ATSDR comparison value. Exceedances are highlighted for further evaluation. This tool can be  used at the community level to also create inventories of land reuse/brownfields sites. Baker Technical Institute high school students, for example, are using the Site Tool to inventory as many as 80 suspected brownfields in Baker City, Oregon. The second tool is a quick look utility to view ATSDR comparison values. Comparison Values (CVs) are concentrations of a substance in air, water, or soil that is unlikely to cause harmful health effects in exposed people. The CV is used as a screening level during the public health assessment process. Substances found in amounts greater than their CVs might be selected for further evaluation in the public health assessment process. Comparison values maybe available for cancer, non-cancer or both endpoints.
Speaker: Gary Perlman

3:15 PM: Stronger Neighborhoods Through Strategic Decisions

Legacy cities face many diverse challenges, with limited resources available to address them.  The Relocal Tool provides data-driven strategic solutions for tackling vacant and abandoned properties with practical, parcel-level recommendations. Relocal is designed to work in cities where planning, reinvestment, and demolition decisions can be highly politicized. Relocal quantifies neighborhood strengths and challenges using 70-plus metrics across 8 categories and a community survey to gather residents’ priorities. The analysis results in an parcel-level recommendations for every vacant building and empty lot in the study area. Neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas are utilizing the Relocal Tool to guide demolition decisions, craft incentives, target sidewalk repairs, influence public acquisition plans, and partner with nonprofits among other opportunities. The Relocal Tool lays out sustainable long-range uses for neighborhoods and vacant properties based on real, comprehensive data and community priorities resulting in efficient use of scarce public resources.
Speaker: Briana Grosicki, Director of Research, PlaceEconomics

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


10:30 AM: Applying In-situ Thermal Remediation Technologies to Reach Closure at Difficult Sites

TRS Group, Inc (Booth 518)
Brownfield redevelopment at legacy sites often requires expeditious site remediation. In situ thermal remediation (ISTR) technologies are proven methods of quickly and completely remediating contaminant source areas and enhancing the remediation of dissolved phase plumes. During this presentation, ISTR principles and example brownfield cleanup projects will be discussed.
Speaker: David Fleming

11:15 AM: LandWatch to Protect Remedy Components to Assure Safe Use

Enduring success of a brownfield development depends on maintaining the integrity of any engineering controls (ECs) or institutional controls (ICs).  LandWatch is a nationwide web service detecting land use and activities potentially breaching an EC or ICs, alerting owner or regulator, and transmitting safe-use advisories to at-risk stakeholders. Terradex will introduce LandWatch2 – watch site setup and monitoring across a portfolio of monitored sites with new mapping and advisory services. Then configure LandWatch for your own Brownfield site challenge.
Speakers: Bob Wenzlau, CEO, Terradex and Michael Sowinski, VP-Professional Services, Terradex

3:00 PM: New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program After the 2015 Amendments

Knauf Shaw LLP. (Booth 428)
The New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program gives lucrative refundable tax credits, along with liability releases, in return for remediation of brownfield sites.  The law was extensively amended in 2015.  The Knauf Shaw partners will explain the great opportunities currently available for New York properties under the BCP.
Speakers:  Alan J. Knauf, Esq. and Linda R. Shaw, Esq.

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