Building Demolition, Selective Demolition, and Renovations
Building demolition, selective demolition, and renovation projects are often impacted by environmental issues that must be properly addressed in order to keep projects on budget, on schedule, and out of the regulator’s concern. Asbestos-containing materials (ACM), lead-based paint (LBP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), microbial growth (e.g., mold), and universal wastes (e.g., batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and fluorescent bulbs) are just some of the environmental issues typically encountered with these types of projects.
C&S has a depth of experienced environmental professionals to help clients through these matters. Pre-design environmental assessments help identify potential problems; mitigation design provides a path to facilitate material abatement, handling, transportation, and disposal; and construction management keeps project on schedule and budget.
Our approach to avoid environmental issues with these types of activities is to dovetail ACM and LBP surveys with a site visit to assess and inventory potential environmental concerns. This information is used to prepare mitigation design, which is incorporated into contract documents. We require mitigation of these materials prior to any demolition or renovation activities. We also monitor the handling, transportation, and disposal of these materials to ensure compliance with applicable codes.