Sigma manages chrome plating remediation and construction



Elite Finishing, a chrome plating facility, purchased as a Brownfield site and was awarded a Wisconsin Department of Commerce grant to assist in the environmental remediation and building restoration. The project budget of approximately $3.5 million included all required environmental remediation, abatement, due diligence and razing of select on-site buildings, as well as construction expansion of a 25,000-square-foot facility building on a 1.25-acre site in Milwaukee.

As the environmental and civil site engineer, the Sigma Group was charged with design, plan development and construction management for the following plans:

  • Site grading including building footprint, roads and parking lot grading, and Department of Natural Resources-approved soil management plan.
  • Site utilities including water service, sanitary sewers and storm sewers.
  • Site lighting for roads and parking lots.
  • Site paving for roads and parking lots, including sub-grade stabilization, sidewalks and truck dock aprons.
  • Site landscaping for the overall site.
  • Demolition plan for partial removal and rehabilitation of an existing building.

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As owner’s representative, Sigma coordinated release of bid packages, negotiated contracts for civil site construction, and was responsible for contractor coordination, construction monitoring and review of application for payments.

Sigma completed a review of available environmental investigation data and worked with Elite in obtaining a Brownfield Grant. Sigma facilitated the use of beneficial reuse material as subgrade material at the site. In addition to these activities, Sigma oversaw the removal and closure of an existing underground storage tank system.

Sigma’s responsibilities also included a review of O&M materials, as-built drawings and all closeout documentation, managing the building turnover process, punch list management and building commissioning.