what we do

Investigation & Remediation

Transforming contaminated properties

Parametrix provides multi-disciplinary solutions for site remediation and redevelopment by combining our expertise in natural resource stewardship, community planning, and civil engineering. Through collaboration with public and private partners, we restore contaminated and blighted properties into sustainable development projects. We regularly help clients seek grants and funding for these efforts and gain regulatory approvals.

Port of Vancouver Investigation and Remediation | Parametrix
Port of Vancouver Investigation and Remediation
Vancouver, Washington
Client: ​Port of Vancouver

Since 1998, Parametrix has managed the investigation and cleanup of volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination in soil and groundwater at the former Swan Manufacturing Company (SMC) site. The contamination was discovered in 1997 during pre-construction work associated with the Mill Plain Extension Project, an infrastructure project critical to the economy of Vancouver.

Soil and groundwater data collected as part of a remedial investigation were used to define a source area for VOC contamination on the SMC site and a large plume of VOC contaminated groundwater originating from the SMC site. The data was also used to identify and define the extent of two additional plumes of VOC contaminated groundwater originating from the Cadet Manufacturing and ST Services sites, located near the SMC site. The VOC plumes originating from the SMC, Cadet, and ST Services sites are commingled in the project area. Parametrix has designed and managed two cleanup actions to destroy VOC contamination in the SMC source area. We provided the Port several alternatives to capture and remove the commingled plumes of VOC contamination originating from the SMC and Cadet sites. A groundwater pump and treat system was selected for the groundwater cleanup.



  • Asarco Remediation | Parametrix

    Asarco Smelter Site Restoration

  • EPA Region 10 | Parametrix

    EPA Region 10 Architectural and Engineering Services

  • Port of Vancouver | Parametrix

    Port of Vancouver Investigation and Remediation

  • Sinclair Inlet | Parametrix

    Sinclair Inlet Restoration

  • South Waterfront | Parametrix

    South Waterfront Urban Renewal Area

  • West Bay Park Remediation | Parametrix

    West Bay Park Marine Shoreline Remediation