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Deactivation, Decommissioning, Decontamination and Demolition (D4)

Redundant, outdated and out-of-service facilities pose many challenges. To manage risk and drive down cost, owners need expert assistance with the deactivation, decommissioning, decontamination and demolition (D4) of these surplus properties.

Wendy White

D4 Practice Area Leader 248 994 2316 Ask me a question

Transitioning surplus properties from costly liabilities to profitable assets

Out-of-service facilities pose a major problem for many companies. There are potential risk factors, such as exposure, regulatory compliance, fire and vandalism. There are environmental remediation, operation and maintenance costs, including insurance, taxes and utilities. Most damaging of all are the negative public and shareholder perceptions.

Yet, if these under-performing facilities are managed in a proactive manner, they can transition from costly liabilities to profitable assets. Our business advisory teams work every day with businesses like yours to establish the best strategy for these sites.

Whether you have one facility or a portfolio, once you have made the business decision to clear the site and return it to beneficial use, Arcadis can help. With over 25 years of experience with complex D4 projects, we know how to get these risky properties off the books as quickly, safely and cost effectively as possible.

Our focused approach to planning, designing and managing these projects begins with early stakeholder engagement and an industry-leading safety program. We assess your site’s unique environmental, structural and regulatory conditions, as well as associated costs, to provide you with the necessary information  to make sound facility management decisions.

Our technical experts are nationally recognized for addressing D4 issues involving PCBs, mercury, energetics and other hazardous and regulated materials. We specialize in recognizing sensitive D4 issues and removing known environmental hazards before demolition begins—allowing for a “clean” demolition—an approach that typically lowers demolition and waste disposal costs while avoiding surprises.

We work with many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the world—averaging more than 20 active projects each year—and have completed D4 services at over 200 facilities in the U.S. alone.

With today’s marketplace demanding that businesses run leaner and smarter than ever before, our D4 services will clear your path to more profitable ventures.

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Wendy White

D4 Practice Area Leader 248 994 2316 Ask me a question