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

Investigation of Historical Materials at Low Income Housing Projects

A manufacturer of resilient flooring, who had in the past manufactured vinyl asbestos floor tile (VAT), asked us to determine if any of its VAT product had ever been installed in two low income housing projects (one in operation, one demolished) located … Read More

Historical Research on Steel Plants

We were asked by the manufacturer of high temperature insulation materials to determine where its products would have been used in several steel plants during the 1940s and 1950s.  This required that the equipment and processes in the plants at that time be … Read More

Asbestos Exposure in Department Store Litigation

Litigation was filed against a company that had manufactured an asbestos-containing pipe insulation in the 1950’s by an individual who claimed to have been exposed to asbestos while working in a store that was under construction at that time.  At the … Read More

High-Rise Office Building in Midtown Manhattan

The owner of a high-rise office building in mid-town Manhattan sued the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing fireproofing product that had been used in the building, claiming that the manufacturer had a non-asbestos alternative that could have been supplied for use … Read More

Cost Analysis of Fireproofing Alternatives

We were commissioned to perform a retrospective analysis of the cost differences between various methods for fireproofing a high rise building.  The building had been constructed of structural steel with spray applied fireproofing.  We studied the cost impact that would result … Read More

Environmental Evaluation of Historic Buildings

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida received a donation that included three historic buildings adjacent to the museum. These buildings had suffered structural damage from recent hurricanes and were in generally poor repair. Due to the … Read More

Asbestos

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We provide consulting services relative to asbestos in situations involving property damage, product liability, and personal exposure. Our experience with asbestos includes active participation with governmental agencies and standards organizations when regulations, analytical methods, asbestos abatement technology and training curricula … Read More

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