Phase I | Environmental Site Assessment

SMC Consulting, Inc. personnel have performed hundreds of ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for property transactions within the Greater Houston Area. SMC personnel have taught ASCE Sanctioned Training on the proper methods and procedures to be used in the performance of a Phase I Site Assessment. Knowledge of the geologic and hydro geologic conditions throughout the Gulf Coast Region and firsthand experience provide unique insight into environmental concerns associated with property transfers.

The Phase I ESA is the first step in a site evaluation from an environmental contamination perspective. The Phase I is commonly performed in the “due diligence” phase of a property evaluation.

Our evaluations have been performed on sites ranging from 1/4 acre in town urbanized development zones to 20,000 acre master planned communities to be sited on raw land. The evaluations have involved property transfer agreements with individual investors, regional and national banks, and Fortune 500 NYSE listed companies.