Following Hurricane Isabel in 2003, Winter Environmental was contracted to participate in an emergency response effort at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Due to severe wind and water damage to several of its structures, many of the damaged buildings were significantly disabled. A total of 28 buildings, including the Base Commander’s Headquarters, required immediate stabilization.
The environmental stabilization scope of the project included demolition, asbestos abatement, and microbial remediation. Winter Environmental’s project team worked around the clock to implement and deploy an emergency response plan of action. Within 36 hours Winter Environmental had deployed 80 personnel to the site along with numerous quantities of equipment and materials. Winter Environmental devised an approach that facilitated the best combination of production, technical soundness, cost, and reoccupancy scheduling. Abatement and demolition activities generated more than 6,200 cy of building debris that was removed from the site.
Aerial lifts, coupled with fall protection systems, were used to perform abatement at elevated exterior levels, including pitched roofing levels. During the abatement and remediation process, OSHA personnel sampling and area air quality sampling were conducted. Analytical results of samples were considerably below OSHA standards as well as industry standard levels.