Visual Inspection, Material Collection, and Historical Documentation Review Client: The University of Chicago Medicine | […]
Weaver Consultants Group was retained by The University of Chicago Medicine to conduct a comprehensive asbestos inspection throughout an occupied hospital located in Chicago, Illinois. The facility is comprised of seven occupied floors consisting of approximately 225,000 sf. The inspection included the review of available historical asbestos related documentation and building construction documents, followed by a visual inspection of interior building areas to identify accessible, suspect asbestos containing materials and subsequent collection of representative samples from each suspect material.
The inspection included various suspect asbestos containing building materials such as thermal system insulation, flooring products, ceiling tiles, caulking, spray‐applied fireproofing, and drywall joint compound. An asbestos containing material survey summary report was created that specified asbestos material locations and quantities, as well as indicated asbestos containing material locations on AutoCAD drawings.
Project challenges included scheduling and working within an active hospital. The collection of bulk suspect asbestos containing materials was coordinated to occur in non‐occupied locations and predominantly during non-peak hours.