Abatement by Encasement: Safeguarding People while Saving MoneyTM

Office Building – Los Angeles, CA

Asbestos Abatement – Case History

Property:

Office Building

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Challenge:

The building owner had a tight schedule for accommodating the move in needs for his tenant, which included the installation of fiber optics, data lines and custom power distribution above the old lay-in ceiling. Removal and replacement of the asbestos containing fireproofing required a more extensive tear out of existing lights and walls with a costly price and lengthy schedule that did not meet the new tenant’s schedule or the owner’s budget.

Solution:

The owner chose to encase the fireproofing, which only required the removal of the lay-in ceiling system. Working under full containment and with limited demolition, the contractor first spray applied SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer over all the exposed ACM. This was allowed to dry, and then the stabilized surfaces were over-coated with SE-120 Protective-Skin top-coat. Within 2 weeks of starting this abatement project, other trades were allowed to enter the finished areas to begin their work without the risk of disturbing ACM. The remodeling was completed in a timely manner and the use of encasement shortened the move-in schedule by 3 months, while saving the building owner over $500,000.00.