Mr. Avram Frankel is a professional engineer, technical expert, and program manager with more than 30 years of experience including work on a wide range of commercial/industrial, municipal, state, and federal sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and numerous state programs. A civil and environmental engineer licensed in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Georgia, Mr. Frankel provides his clients with strategic management and technical analysis in support of due diligence, redevelopment, technology evaluation, 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 holistic management and ultimate remediation of large commingled and multi-contaminant groundwater plumes in challenging stakeholder environments and under litigation or settlement conditions.
Mr. Frankel has also spent a large portion of his career addressing emerging contaminants of the past and present including hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). Both a practitioner and testifying expert, he currently serves as a technical expert in many groundwater contamination and water treatment matters focused on the mitigation of regulated chemicals in drinking water. He has considerable expertise in the preparation of complex deliverables, incentive-based construction contracts, expert technical reports, cost estimates, and risk-reducing strategic plans and contracting strategies to achieve remediation and treatment goals for the appropriate lifecycle cost.