Abatement by Encasement: Safeguarding People while Saving MoneyTM

Community College

Case History


Community College


United States


During the course of renovation, the Community College discovered asbestos containing fireproofing materials on the beams and deck above the ceiling that had been removed.

Removal and replacement of this fireproofing was considered, however encasement was chosen to meet the short summer construction schedule, and the result was that the client abated the problem while saving over 60% verses removal and replacement.


The Safe Encasement System, consisting of SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer) and SE-120 Protective- Skin (topcoat) was spray applied directly over the asbestos containing fireproofing, and did not disturb any fibers.

The ceiling was removed to expose
the asbestos containing fireproofing
on the deck and beams

The application of the
SAFE Encasement System
over the fireproofing