Hazardous Building Materials

EI’s CLM team has the capability to conduct Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Audits involving inspections prior to building demolition, to enable appropriate isolation and management of the materials, in order to prevent spreading and widespread exposure during construction works. Examples of Hazmat used commonly in the past include:

  • Materials composed of the heavy metal lead;
  • Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF) such as fibre glass;
  • Ozone depleting substances, which are found in older refrigerant chemicals;
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), as found in fluorescent light capacitors and electrical transformer oils; and
  • Asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

Risk Mitigation & Hazmat Management Planning

EI is able to develop Hazmat management measures to mitigate the risks associated with disturbance of hazardous materials identified during the Hazmat audit process.

Risk mitigation measures are detailed in the form of Hazmat Management Plans, which may include site worker training, environmental monitoring and contractor guidance for the implementation of a site-specific remedial action plan (RAP).

Asbestos in Soil

With a thorough understanding of the National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (Australia’s national standard for assessing contaminated sites), which adopts the Western Australian guidelines for the assessment, remediation and management of asbestos-contaminated sites and over 20 years of wide-ranging project experience in older urban industrial areas in Sydney and other Australian cities and rural townships, EI is able to conduct soil asbestos assessments and develop remedial action plans to enable the effective management of asbestos-impacted land.