R.A.WEST ASSOCIATES, INC. is an environmental consulting, engineering, contracting, and project management services firm offering a unique interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of insurance-related environmental project and contractual and legal liability concerns including risk identification and management.

For the past eight years, our firm has specialized in first and third party insurance-related environmental issues investigation, project contracting and/or management, litigation support, health and safety issues and expert testimony. WAI has combined technical analysis with sophisticated investigative and research techniques to meet the new challenges of today’s environmental concerns. This approach to complex environmental issues has made WAI a valued strategic resource for the insurance industry and associated law firms.

Areas of Expertise
  • Chemistry (Analytical, Organic, and Inorganic)
  • Microbiology
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology (Surface and Ground Water)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Services Rendered
Projects/Contaminants Addressed
  • Storage Tank Releases
  • Post-Fire Smoke Spread Analysis
  • Post-Fire Cause and Origin
  • PCBs and/or Dioxins
  • Asbestos
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Water Resources Management/Rights
  • Soil Contamination
  • Mold, Mildew and Fungus
  • Lead or Lead-based Paint
  • Construction Claims/Failure
  • Bond Claims
  • Civil/Structural Engineering


Case Law
Environment -- Law Journal Extra
Insurance -- Law Journal Extra

Environmental Law
The Environmental Law Institute

Environmental Web Sites
Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Industry & Trade Associations
American Chemical Society
American Petroleum Institute

Professional Associations
American Society for Testing and Materials
National Fire Protection Association
National Ground Water Association

Princeton University's Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
Penn State University Weather Pages

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