School’s Out, ARC’s In
Summer is a busy time for school renovations and demolitions. When classes let out and the kids go on break, that is when the bell rings for ARC Abatement. ARC GM Rick Rickels is particularly busy with 100K square feet of asbestos abatement spread across 11 campuses in four different south Texas school districts happening all at once. Rick is employing 50 workers who will have the campuses ready for renovation or demolition before classes begin again in the fall. His crew will no doubt get an A+ on the assignment.
Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the history of the state of Texas, ARC Abatement’s work on 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas began in August 2014. The building, Elm Place, is 52-stories and 1.3 million square feet. A challenging aspect of the project is the sheer volume of materials to be abated is approximately five million square feet of materials. ARC will have use of 12 of the 27 elevators that will still be operational to move the hazardous materials. The estimated completion date of this eight-figure contract is October 2015.
Active Hospital Renovation
ARC teams are abating asbestos on approximately one million SF at a former hospital site. ARC crews will finish removal of this hazardous material from the historic location before a partner company will complete a mechanical take-down technique on a portion of the facility. These precautionary steps are being taken because renovation work is being done in proximity to another functioning segment of the hospital. ARC’s expertise will help to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff and visitors.
ARC crews are cleaning asbestos from the former Greenwell Springs Resort used as a Confederate HQ prior to the battle of Baton Rouge, LA in 1862. After the battle, the resort was used as a hospital. Both Union and Confederate soldiers were buried in unmarked graves there. A new hospital was built in the 1940s along with other buildings on the 164-acre site. The seven-figure project calls for cleaning 200K sqft across 49 buildings. Upon completion the ARC crew will spread fresh soil and spray new hydraseed.