Our decades of experience with asbestos projects means you get fast, cost-effective field and analytical services with the most thorough and well-prepared reports in the industry.
Impact7G offers a tenured, certified team of asbestos project managers and inspectors.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can become a health hazard when it is inhaled. The commercial value of asbestos as an insulating material and binding agent made it widespread in hundreds of building materials including pipe insulation, floor tile and caulking. Although asbestos use and production has decreased since 1980, products containing asbestos can still be purchased today.
Case Study: Duncombe Elementary Asbestos Project Design
After inspection and confirmation of asbestos, Impact7G put together a thorough project design, which provided effective strategies for asbestos removal.
Sampling & Inventories
Our building inspections are an extension of our Environmental Due Diligence services and are often used when purchasing (or considering purchasing or donating) a piece of real estate (home, school, commercial, or public building) or when renovation or demolition activities will occur. Our inspection reports are extremely thorough and include laboratory results, sample descriptions, locations of asbestos containing materials, photo documentation, and State of Iowa licensure.
Impact7G is commonly called for an asbestos inspection when a property is donated to the local fire department for training purposes. An asbestos inspection is required before demolition or firefighter training drills can be executed since the building is considered public property.
Impact7G can assist with the preparation of bidding documents, including an asbestos project design and contract documents for the abatement of identified asbestos containing materials. A State of Iowa licensed asbestos Project Designer will prepare the asbestos project design which will detail the required removal techniques, requirements for notification to the State and the EPA, disposal requirements, worker training requirements, bonding requirements, and all other Federal and State requirements for the proper removal of asbestos containing materials.
Our asbestos air monitoring and project observation services typically include air samples by each removal area, at entrances to containment areas, and near HEPA exhaust air samples can also be collected and analyzed daily to document any potential fiber releases. These samples are typically analyzed via the Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) method. Final clearance air samples at the completion of asbestos removal activities and upon passing of a visual inspection can be collected and analyzed using the PCM and/or Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) method. Impact7G staff that analyze air samples have completed NIOSH582 certification.
In partnership with META Environmental, Impact7G routinely hosts a variety of certification program related to asbestos. Course offerings include Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, Asbestos Operations & Maintenance, Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner, and Asbestos Project Designer.