This nine-month project involved asbestos and mold abatement and interior select demolition services in the 50,000 sf Architectural College Building on the Clemson University campus in conjunction with renovations of the building by Holder Construction.
The asbestos abatement involved removing approximately 17,300 sf of floor tile and mastic, 12,500 sf of drywall and 16,000 lf of thermal systems insulation in four phases. The asbestos abatement work was completed under full containment as per South Carolina state regulations mandate, i.e. installation of two layers of 6 mil plastic sheeting over all openings to the outside followed by 6 mil plastic wall sheeting on floors and 6 mil plastic sheeting on walls.
Negative pressure was stabilized by installing 2,000 CFM HEPA filtered negative air machines. Wet methods, suits and HEPA filtered, half-face respirators and a five stage decontamination chamber to enter and exit the containment were constructed. The HEPA filtered negative air was vented to the outside to prevent asbestos from migrating to other areas of the building. All asbestos containing materials were double bagged in 6 mm plastic bags, loaded out thru the equipment decon and placed in a poly lined enclosed, lockable 40 cy dumpster for transportation and disposal at an RCRA, Subtitle D, solid waste landfill.
The asbestos abatement was monitored by the owner’s South Carolina licensed inspector and air monitor. All areas were cleaned, visually inspected by the inspector and an air clearance provided by the owners air monitor by TEM methods.