Hazardous Building Material Surveys



Aries provides full-service Hazardous Building Material Surveys (HM Surveys) and asbestos inspections to identify building material hazards before demolition or renovation work to keep the project moving forward safely and cost effectively.  Aries’ survey team includes United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified and State of New Hampshire-licensed asbestos inspectors.

Depending on project scope and site-specific regulatory requirements, Aries’ HM Surveys often include visual inspection, field monitoring and/or analytical testing of the building’s interior and exterior for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), surfaces coated with lead-based paint (LBP), and other hazardous building materials, including: light fixture ballasts, transformers and window glazing caulk, which may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); fluorescent lamps; mercury-containing switches/actuators; batteries; and refrigerants, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Potential ACMs may include:

  • Thermal system insulation, such as pipe, boiler, tank, and duct insulation;
  • Surfacing materials, such as fireproofing, acoustical and decorative plasters, or other coatings applied by spray or trowel; and
  • Miscellaneous materials, such as floor and ceiling tiles, mastics, loose granular insulation, and window glazing caulk.

When hazardous building materials are identified, Aries can prepare abatement specifications, assist with the contractor bidding and selection process, and provide abatement monitoring services during the actual hazardous material removal activities conducted by abatement contractors.  For New Hampshire asbestos inspection projects, Aries will prepare an Asbestos Demolition/Renovation Notification Form (AD/RN Form), which is required to be submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Air Resources Division (ARD) prior to demolition or renovation of a building.  Typically, municipal building department also require a copy of the AD/RN Form to obtain a local building permit to conduct renovation or demolition work.

Representative Projects

Franconia Paper Mill

Hospital Compliance

Environmental Consultants in Concord, New Hampshire

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