Advantage Engineers provided a review of the existing Asbestos AHERA Management Plan for a college-preparatory school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Advantage team also provided supplemental inspection and sample collection services in support of proposed renovations. Our inspection focused on confirming and quantifying asbestos containing building materials found within the proposed project site.
Advantage’s in-house Pennsylvania state licensed building inspectors completed the asbestos inspection, which included a visual and tactile review of all suspect building materials. The inspection included a review of the thermal system insulation, surfacing materials and miscellaneous materials such as boiler, tank and pipe insulations, sprayed-on or troweled-on fireproofing and acoustical treatments, plaster, ceiling tiles, cementitious paneling, drywall joint compound, flooring, mastics, caulking, gaskets and roof insulation.
A National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) approved laboratory tested and analyzed the approximately 200 samples Advantage collected using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Method EPA 600/R-93/116 to determine the type and percentage of asbestos. Advantage prepared a final report including the inspection and sampling methodology, sample locations, laboratory testing results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the location and quantity of all asbestos containing building materials at the site in preparation for abatement specifications and demolition permits.