Prepping for Demolition
Work is underway on abating the asbestos in the "Eighth Wonder of the World," or the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Harris County awarded the seven figure contract to ARC Abatement in November 2013. Rick Rickels, general manager of ARC's Houston office, will lead the project. He says the project will be completed in 274 calendar days, which includes down time during the special events at the stadium. The Astrodome measures 1M gross square feet. Click "Read More" below for a news story on ARC published by the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Austin Community College (ACC) is renovating and transforming the old Highland Mall in Austin, Texas into a state-of-the art center for innovative learning, training excellence, and community engagement. Phase 1 of ACC Highland is scheduled to open in the fall 2014. Our most recent ACC project is asbestos containment for the removal of floor tile in what was the Dillard's men’s department. The project will take several weeks and has a six-figure price tag.
ARC is removing asbestos from 15 apartment buildings on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before they are demolished. The six-figure Nicholson Apartments project is on-budget and two weeks ahead of schedule. Keeping students and faculty a safe distance away has been accomplished by installing a six-foot high chain link fence around the entire project. Campus police are closely monitoring the entrance to the site to ensure only authorized personnel are allowed inside.
A gas refinery designated as an EPA Super Fund site has sat abandoned for decades in the deep woods of northwest Louisiana. ARC’s Shreveport office was called upon to remove asbestos from the four-acre site before other contaminates could be addressed. ARC’s eight man crew had to clear timber and also provide their own water and electricity to get the job done. Phase 1 of the $30,000 project was completed in February 2014, and the second phase was completed about four weeks later.