Prior to any demolition or renovation in a commercial or public building, government regulations state that an asbestos survey must be completed. MEC can offer either comprehensive or limited asbestos building inspections.
Our inspections have been developed with the client in mind. Whether commercial, industrial, or residential, our licensed inspectors perform the sampling and create a user-friendly report to identify whether the materials tested positive or negative for asbestos containing materials (ACM).
All samples are analyzed by a licensed analyst from an independent third party laboratory which is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and takes part in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).
Our pre-demolition surveys are designed to meet National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAP) and state requirements that must be completed prior to the demolition or renovation of any commercial or public building. All work is performed by licensed inspectors and samples are sent for analysis to an independent third-party laboratory that takes part in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).
Project Design & Bidding Services:
After meeting with the client representative and discussing the scope of work and all alternatives, MEC will visit the project site to do any additional investigations in determining the quantities of materials to be dealt with and to work out any special requirements for the project. In addition to scope development, MEC realizes that many of our clients have operations running 24 hours a day. We work to design projects to be as accommodating as possible.
Our Project Design specifications include computer aided drawings (AutoCAD) to identify the work areas and include project specifics such as, dates, timelines and phasing, hours, containments, preparation, manpower, etc. The Project Design is developed to increase project efficiency and ensure that all contractors are bidding on the same scope of work. All Project Designs will be reviewed and signed by a Certified Project Designer.
MEC then contacts qualified contractors to attend a formal walkthrough and submit bid documents. To better serve our clients, MEC reviews all bids and recommends the most qualified, responsible bidder based on the scope of work.
Project Management :
Our goal is to get the job done as quickly as possible by maximizing the contractor’s manpower onsite. Our job starts with an onsite preconstruction meeting with the job superintendent and our project manager. MEC Project Managers/Air Sampling Professionals are trained to anticipate and respond to potential conflicts and work with contractors daily to discuss and document job specifics in order to ensure the job is done on time and according to the applicable government regulations.
MEC representatives will observe all project activities throughout the abatement and conduct air monitoring and final air quality testing. At the end of the project, MEC will prepare a final project log consisting of all project observations, air sampling and air quality testing results, and any pertinent project specific documentation.
Air Monitoring :
This service is generally intended for property owners undergoing renovations or contractors during abatement projects. All air sampling is completed by our certified Air Sampling Professionals (ASP).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that personnel air monitoring be conducted on 25% of all workers during abatement. In order to maintain acceptable indoor air quality standards, MEC can perform the air monitoring for you and provide you with a project log containing air monitoring reports.
Additionally, background and clearance air sampling is another service we provide. All clearance samples are sent to an independent third party National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accredited laboratory for analysis, as is required following abatement.
AHERA Asbestos Inspections for Schools (K-12) :
AHERA rules and regulations require all K-12 schools to conduct 6 month and 3 year asbestos reinspections within all school buildings. Our state-licensed inspectors will:
- perform visual inspections
- document any changes in the condition of the asbestos containing materials
- recommend any necessary operations or maintenance activities
- forward appropriate paperwork to state agencies to fulfill AHERA requirements create an easy-to-understand inspection report.
Asbestos Awareness Training:
MEC offers a cost-effective approach to educating employees regarding the dangers of asbestos. Our onsite training meets the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements and is tailored to fit your needs. After the training is given by our staff, a brief test is given to the attendees and a certificate is provided upon completion of the training.