Asbestos, the commercial name for asbestiform minerals, are comprised of amphibole and serpentine mineral groups. Asbestos is typically a crystalline mineral that looks and behaves like thing, hair-like fibers. Historically, asbestos was used for its temperature and fire resistant properties; however, it also binds well with other materials, does not conduct electricity, and is chemically resistant. Asbestos, at one point, was considered an ideal building material.
Asbestos Awareness Training
It is a misconception that buildings recently constructed do not have asbestos containing materials (ACM) or that a survey is not required before construction activities. Asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) are still commonly found in new construction in floor tiles, mastic, insulation and wall systems. The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) regulates ACM within the state and requires that Safety Data Sheets (SDS) be obtain by public building owners prior to construction of new structures. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires that a survey be performed for any structure or facility prior to demolition or renovation. Construction, maintenance and abatement activities are considered a renovation. Notification to the TDSHS may also be required before being a construction project.
Asbestos Abatement Services Oversight
SSCI has completed asbestos abatements for industrial, commercial, historical, and residential structures over 34 years. At SSCI, we offer turnkey solutions to take your worries about the possibility of asbestos and transform them into peace of mind.
SSCI has years of experience in identifying and managing asbestos hazards. From Thermal Systems Insulation to floor tile and mastics, SSCI knows the ins and outs of how to perform a quality Asbestos Survey that will give you the results you need. We have a great team ready to help you with any problems you have relating to asbestos.
Air and Personnel Monitoring Services Oversight
Employees who are exposed to asbestos, silica, or other adverse air quality conditions need to be equipped with the right tools to perform their jobs safely. SSCI provides air and personnel monitoring services to reduce risk for our clients and allow for efficient completion of jobs.
SSCI’s General Contracting services range from Initial Assessments and Asbestos Surveys to Turn-Key Project Management for the removal and proper disposal of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs).
In addition, SSCI provides budget estimates for removing and/or encapsulating and managing the materials and reviews contractor bids for completeness.
With field offices throughout Texas and in other states, SSCI can respond quickly to your Asbestos Management needs.
Other Asbestos Services
- Asbestos Management Planning
- Operations and Maintenance Plans
- Initial Facility / Site Assessments
- Project Planning
- Material Sampling, Analysis and Testing
- Safety/OSHA Procedures and Protocols
- Oversight of Remediation Contractors
- QA/Risk Assurance
- Construction Management
- Turn-Key Project Management
- Cities, Counties, Municipal Facilities
- Hospitals, Labs and Healthcare Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
- Universities and Schools
- Marine Terminals and Wharves
- Pipelines and Bulk Terminals
- Petro-Chemical Facilities
- Industrial Facilities
- Texas Dept of Transportation (TxDOT)
- Texas Dept of Public Safety (TDPS)
- Government Agencies
- Real Estate Brokers and Professionals
- Property Owners and Buyers