Not identifying asbestos before your project begins can cause delays, additional costs, and potential exposure to asbestos. Learn more about the different Asbestos Services we provide below.
Asbestos Inspections and Testing
Under the Asbestos Construction Standard building owners are required to confirm or rule out the presence of asbestos prior to starting renovation or demolition activities. When entering into a project, BDN reviews any pre-existing facility-related information. We research information including removal documentation, sample analysis, homogeneous material locations, and any existing drawings. Our inspection services for asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) are performed by our accredited inspectors in compliance with EPA and state regulations. Let us help you to determine the type of inspection you need.
Asbestos Management Plans
Once the pre-existing information for a building is reviewed and the inspection is complete, an asbestos management plan can be generated. The plan includes inspection protocol, sample results, homogeneous materials with locations, material assessments, response actions, a photo log of damaged materials, maps indicating the layout of the facility, and budgetary estimates for removal. AHERA requires all school buikding to have a management plan in place.
Asbestos Abatement Specifications
Using the results from the Asbestos Inspection report, a project specification is developed for the removal of the materials identified to contain asbestos and that are within the designated work areas.
Having project specifications written for asbestos removal projects ensures that the work is done properly. Liability is reduced and removal contractors understand the criteria for removal.
Asbestos Abatement Specifications are required for school work under AHERA.
Asbestos Abatement Project Management
There are many aspects to managing an asbestos abatement project and BDN can assist you every step of the way. As your project management team we will:
Give presentations to board members or concerned staff
Preside over pre-construction meetings
Review contractor submissions
Review regulatory notifications
Communicate with state and federal regulatory personnel
Coordinate communication with contractors & building owner
Review and approve contractor requests for payment
Visually inspect work areas and give clearance certification
Document waste material disposal at appropriate landfills
Asbestos Exposure Monitoring
During the asbestos abatement process, we will conduct exposure monitoring. This includes background, area, personal, and clearance air sampling using phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and/or transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. Recorded results are referenced against applicable regulations to determine if changes in work procedures are necessary to bring airborne concentrations within acceptable limits. Results are submitted to the building owner or designated representative on a daily basis.
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