Mr. Avram Frankel is a professional engineer, technical expert, and program manager with more than 30 years of experience on a wide range of commercial/industrial, municipal, state, and federal sites regulated under numerous state and federal programs. A civil and environmental engineer licensed in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Georgia, Mr. Frankel provides his clients with strategic risk management and technical analysis in support of due diligence, redevelopment, technology evaluation, site investigation, water treatment, remediation, and legal/litigation matters. With a focus on enhancing health and safety, restoration of drinking water aquifers, and delivery of potable water, he has overseen the design, costing, installation, and optimization of groundwater remediation and water treatment systems across the U.S. over a wide range of site scales, geologies, and technical complexities. As a program manager and technical strategist, Mr. Frankel’s experience on large, complex, and performance-based projects is extensive, including the successful application of combined remedies and remediation of plumes measured in miles. These projects often included the remediation of large commingled and multi-contaminant groundwater plumes in challenging stakeholder environments and under litigation or settlement conditions. He has also served as a consulting and testifying expert on numerous litigation matters, including pre-trial and trial testimony.
Mr. Frankel has also spent his career addressing emerging contaminants of the past and present, including hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). A seasoned practitioner, he has considerable expertise in the preparation of complex deliverables, incentive-based construction contract documents, expert technical reports, cost estimates, and risk-reducing strategies to achieve environmental mitigation goals for an appropriate lifecycle cost.