IAQ Air Sampling Identifies a Construction Defect

Occupants in a commercial high-rise building in a major New England city complained about minor eye irritation and hay fever like symptoms.  Soon after initial complaints were voiced, we were asked to find the cause, and recommend corrective action. Air … Read More

Plaster Evaluation Reduces Demolition Costs in School Buildings

The School District of Palm Beach County in Florida planned to demolish a three-building school campus.  Prior to demolition, all friable asbestos-containing materials had to be removed to comply with the USEPA asbestos NESHAP regulation.  In this instance, this included wall plaster in all … Read More

Mold Remediation in High-Rise Office Building Damaged by Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina ripped the parapet cap off of one side of an 18-story high-rise Class A office building in Metairie, Louisiana, allowing heavy water intrusion down two faces of the building. Power and mechanical failures resulted in the loss of … Read More

Moisture Analysis in Storm-Damaged Florida Condominium

Two multi-story oceanfront condominium buildings that were under construction in southeast Florida were damaged by winds and heavy rains during a tropical storm.  At the time of the storm lower floors of the building had been enclosed, and drywall installation … Read More

IAQ Complaints Resolved

Offices in a high-rise office building in Pittsburgh, PA were experiencing indoor air quality issues following restoration work to repair flood damage caused by a cooling tower malfunction.  Occupants continued to complain of eye and skin irritation, and hay fever-like symptoms.  … Read More

Daubert Hearing on Dust Sampling Methodology

A flooring manufacturer was faced with a number of property damage claims which were based on analysis of dust by transmission electron microscopy (TEM).  This analytical method showed the presence of asbestos in the dust, but was unable to predict airborne … Read More

Fire in Asbestos Abatement Project in High-Rise Office Building

Asbestos-containing fireproofing was being removed from a 20 story office building in a major West coast city.  One night, fire broke out in the asbestos removal project on the 10th floor of the building.  The fire consumed the decontamination unit … Read More

Asbestos Removal Cost Analysis

A building materials manufacturer who once produced an asbestos-containing fireproofing product was being sued for the cost to remove this material from a number of buildings.  In all instances, the fireproofing material was being removed and replaced as part of a … Read More

Cost Estimating Algorithm

A large manufacturer of building materials had filed bankruptcy due to lawsuits filed relative to asbestos-containing products it had once produced.  As part of the bankruptcy it was necessary to determine the cost for removal of asbestos-containing fireproofing from several … Read More

Mold Growth in Florida Apartment Building

Mold was growing on the personal property of tenants and on building surfaces throughout a 1,200 unit Miami, Florida apartment building. We were asked to determine the cause of the mold. Our investigation found high relative humidity throughout the building.  … Read More

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