LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.
We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.
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LQM and our staff have been involved in producing a wide-range of books, publications and guidance; some of which are published directly by LQM and others by external organisations and publishers.
LQM have developed a range of software tools to facilitate various technical tasks.
LQM and guest specialists have recorded a range of webinars.
A range of currently available publications, software tools and recorded webinars are presented below.
What else is my ground gas data trying to tell me? This tool allows ternary gas composition plots to be generated quickly and easily to provide additional lines of evidence to support your gas conceptual model and risk assessment in-line with BS8485.
Can I use assessment criteria based on the surrogate marker approach to assess the PAHs at my site? This simple tool allow you to investigate your site data and find out.
Are all the PAHs at your site from a single source or are there different sources in different areas? What might these sources be and what might that tell us about the potential risks they present? This simple tool allow you to investigate your site data and find out.
The latest version of our very popular manual providing assessment criteria used in human-health risk assessment of potentially contaminated sites.
Early career briefing for professionals who do not have a background in geology, originall delivered on 19th January 2020 (~75mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar exploring ways to specify greener remediation strategies, originally delivered on 13th December 2019 (~53mins).
Early career briefing for professionals who do not have a background in toxicology, originally delivered on 6th December 2019 (~65mins)
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to outline the recent developments in bioaccessibility testing, originally delivered on 15th November 2019 (~60mins)
Recording of Early Career Briefing for professionals who do not have a background in chemistry, originally delivered on 1st November 2019 (~50mins)
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to bust some of the myths surrounding this group of emerging substances, originally delivered on 20th September 2019 (~60mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to clarify the language of risk used in different legal contexts, originally delivered on 18th October 2019 (~60mins)
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar on using the TPHCWG method and current methods of analysis originally delivered on the 1st May 2019 (~90mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to learn of recent innovations in ground gas, vapour and groundwater sampling and analysis available within the UK, originally delivered on 13th February 2019 (~120mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to help understand the chemical hazards, risk assessment and remediations for clandestine substances, originally delivered 16th January 2019 (~60mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to help understand the requirements of reliable and robust data visualisation of site investigation data, originally delivered 6th December 2018 (~90mins).
Recording of Professional Practice Webinar considering how military sites can be safely developed for the current housing challenge, originally delivered on 27th November 2018 (~90mins).
Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar on how to correctly apply BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 originally delivered on the 3rd may 2019 (~90mins).
Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar in Ground Gases to demonstrate the practical application of advanced methods of analysis of continuous gas monitoring data originally delivered on the 7th June 2019 (~90mins).
Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar in Ground Gases on the site specific specification of appropriate gas membranes originally delivered on the 5th July 2019 (~90mins).
Recorded demo showing you how to add and view your Site photographs within your QGIS project (12 minutes).
Recorded demo showing you how to add and view your Site borehole logs within your QGIS project (12 minutes).
Recorded demo showing you how to use QGIS to zone your site using human health risk assessment criteria for contaminant datasets (18 minutes).
Calculating a C4SL-like assessment criteria? So what are the 'Top Two' produce groups for your contamiants? This simple calculator allow you to find out and copy the correct settings into CLEA v1.071.
A two hour one to one online training session on using KeyCSM.
On purchasing the training, you will be contacted by LQM to discuss your level of experience with KeyCSM.
Training can comprise:
Training will last for two hours. Additional training sessions can be purchased as required. Up to three delegates from your organisation can attend at one time.
A detailed introduction to the range of chemical testing applied to soil samples in commercial laboratories in the UK today.
Guidance on the land contamination issues that may need to be addressed at sites occupied by, or near to, former foundries.