Project Description

A building contractor delivering a 4 week demolition and refurbishment project found an area with a high likelihood of asbestos containing materials (ACM).

On finding the ACM, the contractor had 12 hours to conduct an asbestos survey. All findings had to be recorded within 48 hours of discovery. To meet these requirements ASB Environmental Limited (ASB) was engaged to conduct the asbestos survey.

The Challenges

ASB is a one-stop shop for handling asbestos containing materials (ACM). Undertaking asbestos surveys within tight timeframes is just one of the services we provide.

ASB was instructed to complete a re-active refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey on the area which was suspected to include ACM.

The survey encompassed the floors, adjoining walls and cupboards. During the survey, ASB found solid and broken asbestos insulating board (AIB) within the concrete floor. Samples were taken at each stage of the survey to understand the extent of asbestos.

The asbestos survey concluded that asbestos remediation was required and the client instructed ASB to project manage the works. The asbestos was removed under fully controlled conditions and the overall project was completed on schedule.