asbestos in building Articles

  • Case Study: Point Vicente Lighthouse

    Ellis provided complete hazmat inspection services at this national landmark, and administered removal of identified lead paint and asbestos building materials during its renovation in ...

  • How to Deal with Asbestos Exposure in your Workplace – Advice for Industrial Building Owners

    Building owners play one of the primary roles in preventing asbestos exposure at the workplace. When constructing a building – or leasing out an existing facility that contains asbestos – building owners can take several steps that ensure safety on the premesis. Only purchase asbestos-free building materials for ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Asbestos and Other Hazardous Wastes

    Asbestos has been used in products since the first century as tablecloths, candle wicks, blankets, etc. At that time the advice to slave owners: do not buy slaves who had worked in an asbestos mine, because they died prematurely. In the early 18th century asbestos started to be used in building materials and continued in the United States until its use in building materials started to be banned ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • The Asbestos Debacle

    Society and industry are diligently working to find better solutions through waste reduction, recycling and reuse, but what is the plan for hazardous materials, such as asbestos, in buildings and property? Known as the miracle mineral, asbestos was used for its resiliency against chemical attack and its excellent tensile strength and superior fire-proofing characteristics. The material was used ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • The cheaper, safer and faster way to remove Asbestos is coming to the Netherlands

    When you think about asbestos removal, you may initially envision the experts dressed in full white suits, ready to take on the challenge of removing it safely. But when a company is in need of asbestos removal, the first thing they may think of is the heavy cost associated or length of time. Handling this issue is never a walk in the park for any company. However, cost and time burdens are about ...

  • What is Environmental Due Diligence for a Commercial Property?

    Anyone—personal or business—has a right to know if there are liabilities affecting a commercial property where they have responsibility. This may be of concern to a buyer, a financial entity, a renter/lessor, or even an existing property owner. Due Diligence DUE DILIGENCE is the process of gathering information on a commercial property to make the interested party ...

  • Asbestos and Man-made Mineral Fibres in Buildings: Practical Guidance

    Contents Key Points 1: Introduction 2: What are asbestos and man-made mineral fibres? ...

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Lessons learned from ASHRAE HQ renovation

    George Washington once said, “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” Since it has been more than five years of occupancy since ASHRAE Headquarters was renovated, this is a good time to revisit the details of the renovation project, the successes, and lessons learned. Future articles ...

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Langstone Technology Park – Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 10 years, Envirochem have been responsible for managing the asbestos at Langstone Technology Park, including the reassessment of the Asbestos containing materials, organising remedial and asbestos removal work, along with analytical monitoring during these works and the provision of asbestos awareness ...

  • Southampton General Hospital – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem work very closely with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and their chosen contractors to assist in the management of asbestos containing materials within all buildings owned and managed by the trust. Project ...

  • Is 1980 an appropriate end date for asbestos use?

    In the construction industry, we use certain years as the end date in determining if a building was constructed with asbestos containing materials.  In New York State, the Department of Labor, which regulates asbestos abatement, uses the year 1974.  While the federal government, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 1926.1101 (k) (1), requires ...


    By Future Environment Designs

  • Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

    The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is one whose very name evokes the opposite: asbestos. A largely outlawed scourge to the developed world, it is still going strong ...


    By Associated Press

  • Case study - What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products. ...

  • Polimeri Europa UK Ltd – Case Study

    Project Highlights For a four month duration in 2014 a demolition asbestos survey was undertaken on behalf of Cape plc at the Polimeri Europa UK Ltd site in Hardley on the outskirts of Southampton. The project involved undertaking demolition asbestos surveys of all buildings on site that are due to be demolished due to the closure of the ...

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. ...

  • Asbestos in the Home and School

    This section discusses the presence of asbestos in houses, rental apartments, schools and other public buildings, and has a list of useful EPA contacts.   Does Your House Contain Asbestos? ...

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