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Welcome to LVI Services
Expert in Disaster Response and Recovery
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NorthStar Recovery Services, a subsidiary of LVI Services Inc., manages expert emergency response and recovery services that help our clients minimize damage and disruption following all types of disasters to restore their businesses safely, cost-effectively and within a prescribed schedule.
Our expertise and quick action help ensure that our clients suffer the least possible damage as the result of a catastrophe. With a national network of more than 30 offices and more than 2,500 employees, we can immediately dispatch teams that could range from 10 workers to thousands, depending on the scale of the emergency. Our self-performing and cross-trained labor force has decades of unmatched experience with all types of industries and challenges, and works with the best equipment and technology to clean up the premises following a disaster.
LVI Services, the nation’s leading provider of integrated facility management services, with a broad background in environmental abatement, hazardous waste mitigation, as well deconstruction and decontamination project fulfillment. From the dismantlement of Lower Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank Building, which was badly damaged following 9/11 and a subsequent structural fire, to the demolition of historic Launch Pad 39B, which was deactivated by NASA in 2007, LVI Services has successfully tackled the nation’s most challenging facility deconstruction and abatement projects.
Founded in 1986, LVI Services continues to meet multi-dimensional needs at industrial, multi-family residential and governmental facilities. With real-time mobilization capabilities via 25 offices nationwide, the company’s expertise includes environmental remediation, asbestos, lead paint, mold, infection control, hazardous materials, fireproofing, emergency and disaster services and demolition.
Nuclear Research Laboratory (NRL) project at the University of Illinois
LVI Services is the current Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) contractor for the Nuclear Research Laboratory (NRL) project at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus. Built in 1959 for a variety of research and training purposes, the facility did not produce electricity, but assisted in the advancement of numerous university sectors, including physics, biophysics, engineering, earth science and environmental monitoring, as well as medical technologies. The NRL’s 1.5 MW TRIGA reactor operated until 1998 when its Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license expired. In that time the building underwent a number of upgrades in order to take advantage of evolving design characterizations for TRIGA reactors, eventually logging 11,566.7 megawatt hours (MWhrs) of operation. LVI will be responsible for the removal of all hazardous and radiologically contaminated materials, equipment, components and soil associated with the NRL structure.
Teaming on the project with LVI is Enercon Services, Inc., a leading nuclear engineering and radiological services company. The NRL project is slated to be completed in the summer of 2012. At that time the 5,000 sq. ft., property will be released for unrestricted use by the University. Moving forward, the school plans to utilize a virtual nuclear reactor laboratory and share research reactors at affiliated universities and national laboratories.