Many buildings contain asbestos, which was used in insulation in pipes, ceilings and flooring components, as well as inside technical ducts and structural panels. The production of asbestos containing materials was banned in 1978; however, the ban allowed installers to use up remaining stocks, so structures built as late as 1986 can contain asbestos materials.
Depending on how and where asbestos was applied, it may pose hazards to building occupants, especially maintenance personnel who have to disrupt asbestos containing materials, walls, ceilings, and pipes as part of maintenance programs.
When asbestos is present it must be removed following stringent procedures led by professional EPA certified abatement supervisors. Our team has been involved in various asbestos management/abatement projects including many local businesses and government agencies - most notably large projects completed successfully for the United States Mint in Philadelphia, PA and the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.