Asbestos/Lead and Toxic and/or Hazardous Materials Abatement Design and Specifications
HAZCLEAN has developed a Residual Asbestos Management (RAM) Program that is a multi-step program for the determination of asbestos/lead in building materials. The program quantifies the existence of asbestos/lead-related materials and provides for the ultimate removal.
The Comprehensive Management Program utilized by HAZCLEAN was developed to assess asbestos-containing materials (ACM), lead-based paint (LBP), Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)-containing materials and other suspected toxic and/or hazardous materials. The program consists of the following phases:
Phase I: Site Assessment
Step 1: Conduct preliminary walk-through building examination to locate suspect materials.
Step 2: Develop and implement a statistically valid sampling program. Sampling will be conducted by a State Certified Asbestos Inspector.
Step 3: Perform quality-assured analysis of samples.
Step 4: Prepare and submit a report which includes laboratory analysis of samples collected and preliminary data on estimated abatement costs. No drawings or photographs will be supplied.
Phase II: Development Of Site-Specific Management Plan
Step 1: Analyze building usage and define exposure potential.
Step 2: Prepare detailed engineering estimates on abatement costs and alternatives.
Step 3: Perform engineering assessment of cost vs. value under present building usage.
Step 4: Review cost recovery potential.
Step 5: Review medical risk potential.
Step 6: Develop an abatement implementation timetable and operations and maintenance plan.
Step 7: Develop and implement employee training (if applicable).
Phase III: Development Of Specifications For Corrective Action
Step 1: Prepare plans and specifications. Design will be prepared by a State Certified Asbestos Project Designer.
Step 2: Prescreen potential removal contractors.
Step 3: Participate in pre-bid conference.
Step 4: Oversee bidding/contract process.
Phase IV: Asbestos And Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program
Step 1: Conduct pre-construction baseline monitoring.
Step 2: Supervise owner's remedial clean-up, furniture and fixture removal, and decontamination.
Step 3: Supervise total construction process.
Step 4: Conduct air monitoring.
Step 5: Certify project completion.
HAZCLEAN’s experience with distressed properties extends back prior to the descriptor "Brownfields." Our business focus has been to characterize distressed properties, assess the risk of ownership and/or reclamation of distressed properties, and assist with engineering projects for the ultimate disposition of distressed properties, including reclamation for reuse. In addition to HAZCLEAN’s extensive experience in managing hazardous site characterization and remediation projects, E. Corbin McGriff, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., President and Director of HAZCLEAN Operations, is a licensed real estate professional with established relationships in the commercial property development and financial service industries, giving HAZCLEAN a unique perspective in evaluating and reclaiming Brownfield properties for re-introduction to the industrial marketplace. HAZCLEAN is currently teaming with a local commercial property real estate broker to evaluate and develop out-of-service near-Brownfield type properties.