Public Works and Government Services of Canada (PWGSC) were responsible to return a sizable plot of federal land back to a vacant and natural state. The piece of land consisted of three separate lots with a total of four buildings occupying the area. All subject buildings were scheduled to be safety demolished and the land to match the existing natural surroundings.
RJ & Associates was involved in the pre-demolition phases of this project. Prior to the planning and development of the project, RJ & Associates completed due diligence survey investigations for the presence of hazardous materials within each of the subject buildings. The findings and results from these investigations were utilized in preparing the abatement specification that was included within the final specification package developed for (PWGSC) on this project. RJ & Associates managed all aspects of the abatement of friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials, mercury-containing temperature thermostats and switches, mould contamination, PCB-containing ballasts, ODS-containing refrigerants, lead-containing paint, and miscellaneous stored chemical waste. RJ & Associates conducted overall project management related services that included, site monitoring for compliance with Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board regulations, ambient, occupational and final clearance air sampling, pre-contamination inspections, final visual inspections, and tear-out inspections, and tracking of waste disposal. RJ & Associates was also responsible to perform air sample analysis using phase contrast microscopy following analytical method NIOSH 7400 for asbestos and other fibres. Following the completion of all required abatement work, RJ & Associates provided a final summary report to outline the successful completion of all work and the clearance to proceed with scheduled demolition of all subject buildings.