Protecting buildings and living spaces
Coover was founded by Ivan Devcic (Contaminated Land) and David Pedley (HVAC/Building Construction) in response to the emerging global awareness and health concerns relating to Vapour Intrusion. We identified that by better integrating science, engineering and building construction processes, we could deliver more confident, reliable and verifiable solutions that protect buildings and living spaces from harmful ground gas vapour intrusion. Common vapour intrusion gases include petroleum hydrocarbons (BTEX, TRH), solvents, degreasers, dry cleaning chemicals (TCE, PCE), landfill gas (methane and CO2).
Integrating science, engineering and construction
Our integration of science, engineering and building construction principles enables Coover to deliver fast, cost effective and verifiable solutions which can include the following additional elements if required:
– EPA Auditor / Independant Certification / Constuction Hold Points
– Comprehensive insurance and warranty coverage for the designed life of the VMS
– Ongoing Operational Maintenance and Monitoring (OM&M) plans
– VMS Decommissioning
Ivan Devcic and David Pedley, are highly experienced and are actively involved in each project from start to finish. They guide and coordinate our internal and external teams and collaborate with key stakeholders (client, builder and EPA Auditors/Certifiers) throughout the entire VMS design, construction and commissioning processes. Coover is also proudly 100% Australian-owned and operated.
To be Australia’s leading expert Vapour Mitigation solutions company.
Research and Development
Coover has an ongoing research program dedicated to the discovery and development of improved Vapour Mitigation solutions. Our R&D facilities and construction quality and assurance systems ensure every VMS solution we role out is innovative, cost effective, reliable, verifiable and and will continue to be effective for the designed life of the VMS.
Ivan Devcic – Principal Scientist
Ivan Devcic has a Bachelor Degree in Science (La Trobe University), Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management (Victoria University) and has over 25 years in contaminated land assessment, remediation and management. Ivan is also the Managing Director of Alliance EPM P/L which is a leading contaminated project management consultancy assisting clients such as IKEA, Coles, CSR, McDonalds, Goodman, NAB, SJB, ABC, Probuild, Icon, CHT Architects, Grain Corp, Maben, CBUS, QIC, Tract, Blue Earth and Woolworths.
At Coover, Ivan’s role is to review existing site assessment and vapour intrusion (VI) risk information and collaboratively with a team of internal and external scientists and engineers, develop tailored and cost-effective risk mitigation solutions which are EPA compliant and verifiable upon completion. Ivan is also actively involved in Coover’s VMS R&D and construction quality assurance (CQA) programs and regularly presents at industry conferences.
David Pedley – Construction Manager
David Pedley is a qualified and licensed HVAC/Mechanical Services Plumber with over 30 years in building and construction and mechanical services. As Coover’s Construction Manager, David’s role is to review building construction plans and programs, facilitate the design and integration of the VMS into the building design plus organise and co-ordinate all on-site VMS construction activities with the project’s appointed builder, architect and engineers. David also actively participates in Coover’s ongoing R&D program and testing of new VMS materials and technologies.
Memberships & Accreditations
Coover is a member of ALGA (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association), AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating), VIGGIM (Vapour Intrusion and Ground Gas Investigation & Management) and VBA (Victorian Building Authority). All our construction works are compliant with the relevant building construction guidelines and codes.