April 29th, 2020

In partnership with Armand Bayou Nature Center, SSCI urges you to enjoy a night in at Armand Bayou Nature Center’s virtual gala, no event, just creative online engagement, allowing 100% of the funds raised to go towards the survival of the Nature Center and the creatures who inhabit it. Don’t dress up or hire a babysitter, wear your pajamas and enjoy your open bar – it’ll be the most comfy gala of the year! Our goal this year is to raise $200,000. Sponsors and individuals are invited to donate online or by mail before we share the results at the big Read More »

March 20th, 2020

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has implemented changes to specification regarding Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) commitments for the March 2020 Letting.  All bidders must submit a DBE Utilization Plan within five calendar days of each bid opening.  For more information visit TxDOT Submission Deadlines – DBE Utilization Plans – Fiscal Year 2020.  SSCI Environmental is a TxDOT certified DBE with certifications and experience in TxDOT projects. SSCI currently serves as the Hazardous Materials Manager for the SH 288 Toll Road Expansion Project and the Emergency Response contractor for Grand Parkway Segments F1, F2, and G.  We are pleased to Read More »

March 19th, 2020

SSCI team member Stacy Emerick lead the clean-up crew known as the Vilmaris Crew to help clean the beach along Pelican Island.  The cleanup was organized by the Mountain Ocean Project (MOP) an organization that has removed over 7,200 pounds of trash from the beaches of Galveston, Texas.  Participants in the beach cleanup included over 150 individuals with groups from SSCI and the Save Our Seas – Texas A&M University at Galveston.  Save Our Seas is a student organized network supporting conservation efforts and healthy lifestyles through education and participation in environmental outreach.                 Read More »

March 19th, 2020

SSCI’s team of professionals including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, biologists, and engineers have experience in disaster response and recovery including emergency response for natural disasters and catastrophes. Our services include Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) compliant programs. Our team members have performed as Incident Commanders for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and EPA response for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Harvey in Texas and Louisiana as well as for many tornado debris responses in Oklahoma. Our team has performed emergency response for the Texas Commission on Read More »

March 19th, 2020

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY RUSH TURN AROUND WITH NO FEE COMPETITIVE PRICING ASTM AND AAI COMPLIANT SSCI’s approach to risk audits and Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) assures sounds, reliable findings and cost-effective solutions.  SSCI has over thirty years of experience in Phase I, Phase II, and other environmental services.  SSCI is experienced in HUD grants, GLO grants, and SBA loans.  Our staff has set a professional standard in the industry and conducts investigations in accordance with the standard practice of ASTM E 1527-13.  With offices in Texas and Louisiana, SSCI can respond quickly to your ESA needs. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS  Phase I Environmental Read More »

March 12th, 2020

Concerned about cleaning surfaces for homes and businesses potentially impacted by COVID-19?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing Resources for Home including cleaning and disinfection recommendations.  For non-porous surfaces, a bleach solution consisting of 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water will is effective for disinfection.  When using bleach make sure you are in a well ventilated area, that the bleach is not expired, and never mix bleach with ammonia products.  Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered Read More »

March 11th, 2020

SSCI recently had the opportunity to provide Asbestos Awareness training for Galveston area historical property owners and volunteers. The  presentation included discussions of asbestiform minerals, common commercial products  containing asbestos, health associated with asbestos exposure, and a review of regulatory requirements for asbestos management and removal.  The presentation was provided by Vice President and Board Member, Ms. Jo Drake Keim.  Ms. Keim has 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting and occupational safety and health training.  She has provided classroom instruction for occupational training courses in industrial hygiene, property assessments, and environmental regulations.  Ms. Keim has instructed occupational and Read More »

March 6th, 2020

                  SSCI is pleased to announce our part in the opening of a new Bridge on Brays Bayou as part of the massive $220 million undertaking to connect Houston’s parks and turn 3,000 acres into public green space. SSCI performed the environmental services for this bridge being opened, as well as the United States Army Core of Engineers (USACE) permitting, United States Coast Guard (USCG) coordination, and TxDOT environmental review. Please consider SSCI for any of your  Environmental, Engineering or Construction needs. View our Services!

March 3rd, 2020

   SSCI-Environmental is pleased to have had the opportunity to speak at the Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Network (BACREN) Monthly Luncheon on February 20, 2020.  BACREN is a non-profit professional organization formed to serve Commercial Real Estate practitioners, associated businesses, investors, and the public in the Houston Bay Area, including but not limited to Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria Counties, Texas.  SSCI-Environmental has been a long time sponsor and supporter of BACREN.  SSCI’s Vice President, Jo Drake Keim, and Natural Resource Specialist, Allyson Graziano, presented the ins and outs of wetland mitigation for the real estate market.  The audience of Read More »