The Boulevard Homes neighborhood was a violent and crime-ridden place to live. In order to revitalize the area, the Charlotte Housing Authority decided to raze the 35-acre, 300-unit site and replace it with a mixed-use, mixed-income development that included a K-8 school and an early childhood development center. In the end, the demolition and new development cost more than $150
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. provided asbestos services including Demolition Asbestos Surveys and an Asbestos Abatement Design during the building demolitions. F&R’s services included:
Asbestos Demolition Surveys
F&R personnel visited the site and obtained samples of suspect asbestos containing materials (ACM) for laboratory analysis. Approximately 1,000 samples of suspect ACM were required for Phase I and Phase II. Suspect ACM that required sampling included: sheetrock and spackling (composites); pop-corn ceiling texture finishes; flooring materials; window caulking; attic and wall insulation materials; and fire resistant damper cloth on the furnaces and tape on furnace duct work joints. The suspect ACM was sampled by a NC accredited asbestos inspector.
Asbestos Demolition Reports
Upon receipt of the laboratory analyses, F&R prepared a written report for each building documenting our survey findings, the results of the laboratory analyses, sample locations, and sample descriptions for each unit within the building.
Asbestos Abatement Design Reports
F&R’s licensed abatement designer provided an Abatement Design Report for each phase of the project. The abatement design was all inclusive for each phase and specifically addressed each of the building floor plan types.