Environmental Assessments to Facilitate Property Acquisitions for a Transportation Corridor Realignment: Case Study in the Port of Los Angeles

Remediating A Fire Site
Machin and Ehresmann describe remediation of a 15 acre fire site at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. An investigation after the fire showed that all of the debris contained asbestos. Sampling confirmed...

Challenges Posed by Large-Scale Asbestos Abatement Projects in Occupied High-Rise Buildings
The challenges posed by a large-scale asbestos abatement project are great: providing a safe indoor environment for building tenants and property that is liability-free for the building...

The Asbestos Agenda
Asbestos abatement business has been booming for years. The industry, though, is not restricted only to firms which do the removal. Companies who provide training, sell supplies and develop...

A High-Rise Asbestos Processing Mill Building

Evaluation of Air Quality Methods in the Asbestos Work Area
Air monitoring is a technique that is routinely used to measure the level of asbestos in a given airspace. This technique has changed significantly since its first use in the asbestos...

Professional Liability on Asbestos Abatement Projects
When the engineer is retained on an asbestos abatement project, he or she must bring to the job and employ that degree of skill and learning ordinarily exercised in the profession in similar...

Health Hazards Associated with Asbestos Exposure: Implication for the Construction Industry
The paper presents some asbestos diseases: lung cancer, mesothelioma; gastrointestinal cancers; asbestosis. A historical perspective of asbestos-related diseases is given. The occupational...

Training Requirements for Asbestos Workers and Supervisors
Although the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stipulated that minimum training to be provided to asbestos abatement workers and their supervisors, some...

Current Issues in Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is responsible for more worker deaths than any other substance used in the construction industry. This fact has prompted major regulatory changes during the past fifteen years....

Construction Considerations and Temporary Works for Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Removal With Occupancy and Operating HVAC

The Asbestos Impasse
Removing asbestos from the nation's buildings is a major task . Consulting engineers can play an important part in the process, locating and quantifying the carcinogenic material,...

A Practical Approach to Selection of Waterline Materials for Use in Expansive Soils
The authors previously investigated the performance of asbestos-cement, polyvinyl chloride and ductile iron pipe in the expansive soil environment. Expansive soil forces on the pipe were...

Physical and Chemical Behavior of Chrysotile Asbestos Particles in Natural Waters
The paper reports on research to develop a better understanding of the chemical behavior and the influence of surface chemistry on the physical behavior of chrysotile asbestos and other...

Modeling Fractures in Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Monitoring Water Filters for Asbestos Removal
Water filtration processes can reduce the asbestos fiber count in drinking water by 90 to 99.9 percent, or more. Effective fiber removal requires very close control of the treatment process....

Closure Plans for Securing Asbestos Waste Disposal Area

Deterioration of Asbestos Cement Sheet Material in the Marine Environment

Fiber Reinforced Concrete Extrusion
Results of tests involving extrusion of fibrous concrete (FRC) indicate the feasibility of the process. Extrusion through a stationary die proves beneficial to the mechanisms governing...

 

 

 

 

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