Bullhook project highlights CTA’s professional diversity

Bullhook before and after

The “before”
image was
taken during
an initial Phase I
ESA site visit in
November 2012.

CTA’s involvement with the new Bullhook Community Health Center (BCHC) in Havre, MT, was a great showcase for our multi-disciplinary capabilities. In addition to the high quality, traditional architectural and engineering services for which CTA is known, the firm’s Industrial Hygiene & Environmental (IH/ENV) services group also played a key role in getting this project off the ground and on its way to completion.

Our IH/ENV group was selected by Bear Paw Development Corporation to assist with remediation projects through their Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), which includes loans for cleaning up polluted properties and sub-grants for not-for-profit entities. Several members of our group played important roles in this project:

  • As Project Manager, I completed the Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) for BCHC in November 2012, performed the pre-demolition hazardous materials assessment in March 2013, designed and managed implementation of the hazardous materials abatement plan from May to July 2013, and assisted with coordination of Brownfields reporting requirements throughout the project.
  • Alan Frohberg (Senior Environmental Engineer) completed an environmental assessment (EA) in June 2013 to assess potential physical, biological, social, and economic impacts of planned redevelopment of the site, as required to obtain federal funding for the project.
  • Alan Brummett (IH Technician) was on-site throughout abatement activities in June 2013 to ensure hazardous materials were properly and completely removed in accordance with the abatement plan.
  • Nate Shumate (Staff Hygienist) provided necessary OSHA training to demolition workers for lead and asbestos, and oversaw demolition activities in July 2013.
  • Keith Cron (Director of Environmental Services) assisted with Brownfields coordination throughout the project, helping to ensure available funds were utilized to maximum affect for BCHC.

The before-and-after photograph illustrates the positive aesthetic impact CTA had through this project, transforming a property in a prominent location on one of Havre’s busiest streets. Beyond the aesthetic benefit, though, CTA’s diversity of services also helped bring an important expansion of healthcare services to north-central Montana with limited local financial impact; BCHC ended up with only a modest loan of approximately $120,000 for the entire $7.3 million project!


Photos by JSV Photography.

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