Asbestos Investigation – NYC

If you are looking into remodeling, repairing, renovating or demolishing a dwelling or building, an asbestos inspection must be done before to being eligible for a permit.

Katz Engineering Is Certified For Asbestos Investigaton.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of natural mineral fibers that are known for their strength and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos has been used in thermal insulation and fire proofing for the construction industry. Although asbestos fibers come in blue, brown, and green colors, most asbestos used in the United States is white asbestos, and is called Chrysotile.

Categories Of Asbestos-Containign Building Materials

EPA identifies three categories of ACM used in building:

However, some of these materials do not have to be inspected and inventoried under Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Rule. Under AHERA, asbestos- containing building materials (ACBM) in schools (Kindergarten through grade through 12) do not include materials installed outside of a building (e.g., roofing felt and siding). Likewise, under the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA), which applies to public and commercial buildings, the inspection of exterior ACBM is not required.