Upscale Condominiums and Apartments in Coastal MA
In this massive redevelopment project of an entire city block in coastal Massachusetts, Wilcox & Barton, Inc. was contracted to perform hazardous materials services prior to demolition activities. Ten vacant and abandoned buildings are being demolished to make room for stylish, upscale condominiums and apartment housing where residents can live, work and play in the heart of Cape Cod.
All ten buildings had been boarded up and abandoned for numerous years. Structural damage, significant water damage, mold growth and wildlife necessitated the use of several different types of personal protective equipment to ensure the inspectors safety during the survey. We utilized significant destructive sampling to identify and sample hidden suspect materials that had been covered up through multiple renovations over the years. More than 500 samples were collected from suspect-asbestos containing building materials.
Wilcox & Barton, Inc. will use inspection results to generate a hazardous materials survey report and ultimately create asbestos abatement design documents.
Wilcox & Barton, Inc. performed all work in accordance with the Asbestos NESHAP regulation (40 CFR 61.140), which addresses the reduction of potential exposure from asbestos for facilities undergoing renovation or demolition. The regulation requires a licensed asbestos inspector to perform a thorough inspection for the presence of asbestos where the demolition or renovation operations will occur.