Phase I & II ESA Church, Iqaluit, NU


7 months




Concentric was retained by Nunavut Construction Corporation Development (NCCD) to conduct a Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a development property in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Approach & Methodology

The Phase I ESA was carried out in accordance with the practices identified in Canadian Standards Association document Z768-01 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, (2001, as amended). Concentric identified three items of potential environmental concern associated with historical site operations and land use in the vicinity of the Site. Concentric recommended a Phase II ESA to confirm the presence or absence of contaminants of concern identified in the Phase I ESA.
The Phase II ESA was carried out in accordance with practices identified in the Canadian Standards Association document Z769-00, Phase II Environmental Site Assessment dated 2000 (revised 2008), as well as the Government of Nunavut Department of the Environment document entitled Environmental Guideline for Contaminated Site Remediation, dated 1999 (revised March 2009). The Phase II ESA included the excavation of ten test pits for the characterization of the soil at the site, and the collection of soil and groundwater samples.

Key Challenges

Key challenges of this project were associated with logistics of remote arctic work. This challenge was addressed by a proactive and detailed approach to project coordination and relationships forged with local contractors.

Key Personnel

Project Director: Allan Murray, P. Eng.
Project Manager: Bob Hoad, C.Tech., CMI
Reporting: Heather Schuyler, C.Tech.
Field Investigator & Reporting: Andrea Bulanda, P.Eng., M.Sc.Eng.


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