Dresdner Robin adds Blaney to head new remediation construction management services offering

Dresdner Robin, the Jersey City-based land use consultancy, announced Wednesday that it is expanding its service portfolio by adding remediation construction management services in a new division — and that the division will be run by a new hire, respected industry veteran Jim Blaney.

Dresdner Robin Construction Management will manage remediation projects throughout the project life cycle, integrate all facets of risk management into each function of the remediation process, while maintaining access to all of Dresdner’s necessary technical capabilities and engineering disciplines, the firm said.

Blaney, who joins Dresdner Robin as director of construction management, brings more than 25 years of specialized management, technical and regulatory compliance experience in managing large site remediation and redevelopment projects. He has served as a construction and remediation risk manager for multiple brownfield sites in both the public and private sectors.

Dresdner Robin Chief Operating Officer Tony Ianuale said the firm’s expansion into construction management will allow it to provide an end-to-end solution, from due diligence to occupancy on the development of contaminated properties, while offering risk management and value to our clients.

“Dresdner Robin has always been known for its technical capabilities, and the expanded services will enhance that expertise while streamlining the process for new and existing customers,” he said.

DRCM will now provide remediation and construction professionals, professional engineers and certified hazardous material managers to manage all aspects of a remediation project. DRCM will also design and manage the safety components of the project, providing certified industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals and site safety managers.

DRCM will offer multiple project delivery options, including CM as agent, design-build and CM at risk. The firm will hold all remediation and associated construction subcontracts for the work, managing cost, schedule, scope, safety and quality as part of its full-service capabilities. Further, Ianuale said Dresdner has the ability to provide comprehensive and project-specific environmental liability insurance programs at the highest levels available in the industry.

Blaney said he is eager to be part of the team.

“My more than two decades of project and site construction management experience will help guide clients and foster simplified and streamlined solutions for all our projects, whether that be a phased project or complete turnkey approach to an environmental remediation or redevelopment project,” he said.

Blaney’s experience includes many notable projects within the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan area, including for the New York City Economic Development Corp., where he served as construction manager for the remediation of heavily contaminated former manufactured gas plant sites in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

Blaney also served as construction manager on the Hudson County Chromium Cleanup Projects in Jersey City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Ramapo College and a master’s in environmental policy and planning from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.