Asbestos

Few things have the potential to impact rising property values, leasing opportunities or building renovations like the discovery of asbestos.

Fortunately for clients, we offer a level of expertise in asbestos management that is unparalleled in Atlantic Canada.

The first step is the identification of asbestos materials, both friable (greater potential to release dust) and non-friable (contained within solid building materials). Asbestos testing is the responsibility of anyone who launches a renovation, demolition or maintenance project that results in structural disturbance. Our team members are well-equipped to provide this service, employing the custom developed, web-based application, ‘Hazardous Material Information System’ (HMIS) to provide necessary results in real-time.

The next step, a thorough analysis of any suspect material, can be carried out in our laboratories in Dartmouth, NS and St. John’s, NL offices, or in our portable laboratory, which can be set up at any building site.

Our analysts have been trained at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago – the world’s preeminent leader in microscopy education and research. The benefit is that clients, outside consultants and building owners who come to us with samples are assured of a precise and legally defensible report.

We also take care of:

  • Asbestos Abatement Project Design & Management

The combined expertise of our engineers, project managers, estimators and hygienists allow us to create individualized plans for asbestos removal, repair, re-fireproofing, demolition and other related projects. We ensure each plan is designed using clear terms and straight-forward explanations. These can be incorporated into tender packages, or created as stand-alone documents.

  • Inspection & Air Monitoring Services

When building occupants and workers need to know their air is free from harmful asbestos, and in compliance with all legislated regulations, they come to Pinchin LeBlanc. Our process for the inspection of asbestos removal is done as safely as possible, focusing on enclosure, decontamination, negative pressure and dust suppression, and the implementation of worker protection measures.