When planning renovations for an older wing of a Massachusetts public school , testing for the presence of hazardous building materials was conducted by a local area consultant. As the wing of school had been constructed during a time in which polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were widely used, these compounds were of particular concern. Air tests and wipe samples came back positive for both PCBs and asbestos, verifying the presence of the chemical in concentrations in parts per million (ppm) levels higher than those allowed by the federal EPA. The town sought out Triumvirate Environmental to assist with the remediation process
Here's what Triumvirate did to manage the problem.
Triumvirate successfully remediated the indoor air quality throughout the affected areas. Work was completed within the given budget constraints, and classrooms and common areas were released for reoccupation within the predetermined time limit of two weeks. Triumvirate managed the situation with the utmost discretion in order to prevent a public perception issue. Due to the efforts of Triumvirate’s field service team, the school achieved indoor air quality compliance as decreed by the EPA.