Hazardous Materials Survey & Design
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 Spray-On Fireproofing (VCSOF), effective
October 2014, CORE completed additional sampling at the request of
the school. The new Guidelines introduced two new analytical procedures
for VCSOF which would provide definitive results for the presence of
asbestos in VCSOF. CORE was able to implement this new Guideline at
BPS 95 for the Mechanical Systems Reconstruction, and provided more
accurate results than were previously possible.
After sampling and laboratory analysis, CORE concluded that there
was suspect ACM and LBP located throughout the building. CORE
completed a Hazardous Materials Abatement Design report detailing
the asbestos, lead, and project monitoring specifications. CORE also
completed Hazardous Materials Abatement design drawings and
specifications to document locations and methods of removals for
abatement contractor bidding purposes.