PROJECT DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                                                                                     

Macy's Store

Since 2001, Citadel has provided Environmentally Regulated Materials (ERM) consulting services for Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and former Robinsons-May retail stores located throughout northern and southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. 

In August 2009, Citadel began work at the historically significant Macy’s in iconic Union Square, San Francisco. The building, a steel-reinforced, concrete structure, is nine-stories tall and approximately 749,000 square feet in size. 

Citadel’s work was performed in conjunction with the expansion and seismic upgrade of the building, and included the following: Identity and quantification of ERMs through a full-building survey, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment (MEPs) located within each area of renovation; the production of technical specifications for removal contractors; contract bid assistance; abatement oversight and confirmation of all ERM removal; and concluded by project close-out.

The following ERM’s were surveyed:

  • Asbestos-Containing Materials/Asbestos-Containing Construction Materials (ACMs/ACCMs);
  • Lead-Containing Construction Materials and Building Finishes;
  • Universal Waste (DEHP/PCB-containing electrical equipment, mercury-containing fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats, and switches);
  • Electronic Waste (televisions, telephone, and life safety systems); and
  • Ozone Depleting Substances – CFCs-HCFCs (refrigerants related to HVAC units)

Prior to and throughout the course of the project, Citadel also conducted several in-store meetings with the Client’s associates to overview the project, explain the hazardous materials abatement process, and to proactively address any potential concerns. This strategy helped to mitigate employee complaints, create an atmosphere of collaboration, thereby, saving Macy’s additional time and money.




San Francisco, California 

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