EE&G has been providing asbestos and indoor air quality-related projects, as needed to facilitate county infrastructure renovation projects for the Monroe County Department of Facilities since the late 1990s. Most recently, ee&g has conducted asbestos surveys and indoor air quality inspections of both the Key West and Marathon County Courthouse Complexes, with the development of bid documents for abatement and remediation and subsequent abatement oversight and reporting.
- Asbestos Survey Work
- Asbestos surveys are required for any building work carried out in buildings built before 1 January 1991.
- Building work refers to:
- Demolition of a building.
- Alteration, addition or repair of a building.
You’ll also need to conduct an asbestos survey if you’re conducting work involving any of the specified materials in the Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos) Regulations unless there is documented proof that the material does not contain asbestos.
Indoor air quality-related projects
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Source control, filtration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings. Residential units can further improve indoor air quality by routine cleaning of carpets and area rugs.
Determination of IAQ involves the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, the collection of samples on building surfaces, and computer modeling of air flow inside buildings. IAQ is part of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which includes IAQ as well as other physical and psychological aspects of life indoors (e.g., lighting, visual quality, acoustics, and thermal comfort).
Indoor air pollution in developing nations is a major health hazard. A major source of indoor air pollution in developing countries is the burning of biomass (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, or crop residue) for heating and cooking. The resulting exposure to high levels of particulate matter resulted in between 1.5 million and 2 million deaths in 2000.