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

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

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

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

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