Developers go underground with help of COLUMBIA Technologies

May 6th, 2010

Article originally featured in The Daily Record May 6, 2010 Issue

Daily Record May 6 2010 Article

Article featured in the May 6, 2010 issue of The Daily Record.

One of the companies in the new Maryland Clean Energy Incubator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is trying to make real estate development easier and faster.

Columbia Technologies, launched by two engineers in 1999, uses sensors to determine what kind of pollution is underneath a future or existing building site, turning weeks of waiting for an environmental analysis often needed in redevelopment projects into a few hours.

“We’re able to get an answer quickly in high resolution that’s easy to understand,” said John H. Sohl, chief executive officer and co-founder of Columbia Technologies. “So you can move the market elements of a property transaction much faster.” Read the rest of this entry »