Winter Environmental was contracted by ARS International to provide asbestos abatement and demolition services at one of the most unique and expansive places in the United States – the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The project, which involved removing more than 411,000 sf of material, required detailed and consistent coordination with the owner and their other subcontractors to complete the project in a timely manner and per the specifications.
Asbestos abatement on each floor was provided under full containment by installing plastic sheeting on all walls and floors, erection of personnel and equipment decontamination chambers at the egress to all of our work areas, and the installation and operation of HEPA air filtration devices in order to provide a negative air containment.
All HEPA filtered, negative air was vented out of the building. Upon completion of the negative air containments on each level, the asbestos-containing materials were abated utilizing water. The asbestos containing materials that were abated included the removal of pipe and duct insulation, and floor tile and mastic.
In total, materials removed included: sheetrock with joint compound 185,429 sf, built up roofing 41,975 sf, 6,831 sf Transite panels, 53,500 sf, floor tile & mastic, 56,368 sf of duct insulation, 63,290 sf of concrete expansion joints.