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

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

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

Historical Research on Materials and Equipment Suppliers at Steel Plant

We were asked by a manufacturer, who during one period of time had produced an asbestos-containing high temperature insulation material, to conduct research and forensic investigations regarding the historical use of materials and equipment at particular steel plant locations throughout the U.S.  Of … Read More

Investigation of Construction Projects at National Historic Site

A manufacturer of building materials needed to confirm whether a product, that it had at one time manufactured, had ever been installed at a historic hospital/insane asylum site (now listed in the National Historic Register).  We were retained to investigate and document … 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

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