Laurie Chilcote

Vice President, Vapor Pin Enterprises

Laurie Chilcote is an owner, Managing Director and Vice President of Vapor Pin Enterprises, Inc. and Vapor Pin Brazil, where she provides managerial and technical oversight on all marketing and sales for the Vapor Pin® both within the USA and Internationally. Ms. Chilcote is also responsible for website development, webinar training, product development, distributor management, and most importantly, customer relations. At Cox-Colvin, Ms. Chilcote is responsible for management and presentation of analytical data including the transfer of electronic analytical results from various resources. In addition, she manages the firm’s accounting and operational functions. Ms. Chilcote began her environmental consulting career in 1987 with Geraghty & Miller, Inc, where she became the firm’s Regional Business Development Manager. Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc., founded in 1995, provides environmental consulting services to public and private sector clients throughout the United States. Vapor Pin Enterprises, founded in 2017, develops ands and provides sub-slab soil gas assessment tools used by environmental consultants, field services companies, drillers and radon professionals worldwide.

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A Successful Vapor Intrusion Project Begins with a Carefully Conceived Conceptual Site Model

The accurate assessment of the vapor intrusion (VI) potential of any site depends on the development and use of a carefully conceived conceptual site model (CSM). We have all used CSMs in the past for a variety of environmental projects to better understand soil and groundwater source areas and their associated exposure scenarios; however, VI assessments offer a variety of new challenges. These challenges include understanding the historical use and disposal patterns of volatile organic compounds, the preferred volatile compounds used by various industries, the development history of the site, the volatile compound contributions from indoor and ambient air sources as well as those from preferential pathways such as sanitary sewer lines.

This presentation will touch on these issues as well as provide suggested approaches to help you better understand what to sample for, how to interpret the resultant data, and how to use the CSM to better understand volatile compound sources, their locations, and their ages. Using the CSM as a tool in the interpretation of analytical results will help you choose an appropriate mitigation or remediation approach. It could be as simple as making a few plumbing repairs.