Ventilation Rates Determined by IAQ Studies

A large school district in a hot humid part of the country had a number of school buildings where high humidity had been caused by improper operation of aging air conditioning equipment.  This resulted in mold growth and other indoor air … Read More

Drywall Taping Compound Manufacturer Asbestos Exposure Litigation

A manufacturer of drywall taping compound was faced with a claim that workers had been exposed to asbestos while using drywall taping compound to insulate pipes. We analyzed the composition of the taping compound mixes in use during the time period … Read More

Investigation of Historical Materials and Equipment at Old Power Station

Depending upon the age of its construction, a power plant can have numerous systems that are insulated with asbestos-containing products.  We were retained to investigate and document the history of plant construction and subsequent equipment installation projects at an old power station … Read More

Cost and Schedule Analysis of Alternative Fireproofing Methods

We were commissioned to analyze the cost implications for alternative methods for providing fire protection of the steel structure of a high rise New York City building.  The building had been constructed with an asbestos-containing spray fireproofing just months before non-asbestos formulations of spray … Read More

Plaster Study Classifies Wall and Ceiling Plasters in 200 Buildings Built Between 1880 and 1980

An old and prestigious university had plaster in many buildings that contained asbestos at concentrations below regulatory limits, but which represented an exposure hazard to workers. The university had over 200 academic buildings, some of which were more than 100 … Read More

NYC Low Income Housing Development Removal Cost Litigation

The New York City Housing Authority attempted to sue major paint manufacturers for the cost of removing lead-based paint during subsequent renovation of the units in several low income housing projects. We inspected the involved units to determine the location and … Read More

Retrospective ACM Exposure Analysis

A building material manufacturer, who in the past had manufactured an asbestos-containing product, asked us to investigate the history of construction and renovation activities at several colleges at which a former employee of the colleges claimed exposure to asbestos during the … Read More

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