Air & Water Sciences - Environmental Consultants
mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, VOC & Water investigations

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Air& Water Sciences


EDWARD CHIP PROKOP, PE, BCEE, CIEC, CAC
President

Education

  • BS Agricultural Engineering, University of Maryland

Registrations

  • Professional Chemical Engineer, California
  • Professional Environmental Engineer, Oregon/Arizona
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), Hazardous Waste Specialty, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), American Council for Accredited Certification
  • Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC), California
  • Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor
  • Certified Drinking Water Treatment Technician
  • Certified Drinking Water Distribution Technician

Experience

  • 34 Years

Mr. Prokop is the managing principal of Air & Water Sciences. He has over 30 years of experience as an environmental professional within the chemical, insurance, and environmental consulting industries. He specializes in indoor air quality issues, including microbial investigations, asbestos testing, lead based paint, bacterial contamination, volatile organic compounds and dioxins, as well as soil and groundwater characterization and remediation. He is experienced in facilitating negotiations with state and federal agencies and providing litigation support for both plaintiffs and insurers.

Mr. Prokop has inspected and evaluated over 4,000 structures for both habitability and health concerns in his areas of expertise in a diverse cross-section of environments, including office and institutional buildings, residential settings, health care facilities/hospitals, food processing, hazardous waste facilities, manufacturing, chemical and petroleum operations, and transportation and service facilities. These inspections require a thorough knowledge and understanding of building systems, water damage, microbiological and bacterial characteristics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and applicable regulations, psychometric evaluations, health risks and exposure scenarios.

Mr. Prokop also has extensive experience in evaluating hazardous waste contamination, including Phase I and Phase II investigations. He has designed and implemented extensive corrective action projects, maintaining strict regulatory, budgetary, and time controls.

Mr. Prokop provides litigation support for insurance companies and law firms on environmental matters related to petroleum and chlorinated solvent impacts to soil and groundwater. He evaluates site conditions and damages in order to provide third party reviews of site investigation and remedial costs. He assists insurance company claims professionals and counsel with environmental claims and damage allocation scenarios.

Mr. Prokop has served as an expert witness in lawsuits concerning both mold issues and soil and groundwater contamination. Mr. Prokop provided expert testimony in defense of Modesto Steam Laundry in City of Modesto vs. Dow Chemical and provided the lead for site investigation. No fines were levied against Modesto Steam in which compensatory damages were set at approximately $13 million for the remaining defendants and producers.


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