Asbestos and Lead

CORE has significant experience with asbestos and lead consulting. We are licensed by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) as an asbestos contractor and by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as a lead-based paint consulting firm. CORE has provided services related to the identification, control, and abatement of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) for federal, state, and private clients, as well as for industrial facilities and public and commercial buildings. Our NYSDOL certified inspectors work closely with several accredited asbestos laboratories to analyze bulk samples in accordance with all USEPA and NYSDOL standards and guidelines.

CORE has provided services in the area of identification, control, and abatement of lead-based paint (LBP) for federal, state, and private clients at public buildings, bridges, municipal incinerator facilities, and commercial buildings. We have on staff USEPA-certified lead inspectors and Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC)-trained lead specialists. CORE maintains a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Radioactive Materials license, which allows us to perform lead-based paint inspections with our multiple Nitron XRF instruments.

CORE’s asbestos and lead remediation monitoring services ensure that the abatement portion of each project is performed in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We monitor contractors performing abatement work, document their compliance with or violations of laws and regulations, and review their performance to project specifications.

Spotlight of new regulations: Vermiculite

Recently, the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) has been evolving Guidelines regarding the sampling and analysis of vermiculite-containing building materials. With each new Guideline the way these materials are sampled, analyzed and reported has changed.

CORE has actively been keeping abreast of these new Guidelines as they evolve and we remain at the forefront of the industry. We are able to provide our clients with the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for all Vermiculate sampling and analysis.

Vermiculite-Containing Spray-On Fireproofing:

NYSDOH issued a unique Guideline for the sampling and analysis of Vermiculite-Containing Spray-On Fireproofing (VCSOF) effective in October 2014. With it, two new analytical procedures for VCSOF became available.

NYC Housing Authority

CORE was retained by the New York City Housing Authority to perform a lead-based paint inspection of apartment units at many of the developments located in the five (5) boroughs. Inspections were performed by CORE Inspectors trained and certified in accordance with 40 CFR Part 745. The fieldwork associated with these inspections was performed after residents moved out and was completed in one day, and the final report was provided within five days. Th...

Buffalo Public School 94

CORE performed Hazardous Materials Survey, Sampling and Abatement Design at West Hertel Academy (Buffalo Public School #94) in Buffalo, New York prior to heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) system upgrades. First CORE, in conjunction with Aurora Environmental, completed a comprehensive inspection for suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACM). The inspection included all accessible interior spaces, building envelopes, and exterior vents. Inspections...

University at Buffalo O'Brian Hall

CORE completed a comprehensive inspection for suspect asbestos- containing materials (ACM) for the State University of New York (SUNY ) at Buffalo’s O’Brian Hall, located on the North Campus. The inspection included all accessible interior spaces, building envelopes, and roof areas. Inspections were performed by a team of supervised inspectors who are licensed by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and United States Environmental Protection Agen...

Buffalo Public School 95

CORE completed a limited survey to identify the presence of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and lead-based paint (LBP) at Waterfront Elementary School (PS 95) in 2013. Field sampling of suspect material was conducted as per the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements for homogeneous areas in the Mechanical Systems Restoration areas. Following the issuance of new Guidelines for the sampling and analysis of Vermiculite-Containing...

NY Power Authority

CORE was retained by the New York Power Authority for the Asbestos and Lead Planning Services Contract (4600002720) for the Downstate Region including Five Boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties and the Western New York Region including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, and Orleans Counties. NYPA is entering into agreements with its customers t...

MTA-NYCT Capital Program Management

CORE is providing asbestos and lead testing, technical inspection, monitoring and oversight activities, design, construction inspection, and air sampling services for the MTA New York City Transit Authority facilities in the five boroughs of New York City contracts (CM-1320 and CM-1515). The work is being completed at active transportation facilities with services provided in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Asbestos and lead con...

NYC School Construction Authority

CORE is providing environmental consulting, survey, design, project/air monitoring, and sample analysis services to the Industrial and Environmental Hygiene (IEH) Division of the NYC School Construction Authority. The necessary investigatory and remedial actions can result in the potential for lead disturbances and asbestos abatement that must be mitigated to assure the health and safety of the students, faculty, staff, contractors, and the communities where schools are located. CORE was a...