Power Plant Abatement
Another project under budget and ahead of schedule by ARC’s National Industrial Group. We completed the asbestos and universal waste removal at the Lordsburg Generating Station in New Mexico. Building 1 had Boilers 1-3, and Building 2 had only Boiler number 4. We used ARC-owned scaffolding, and the structure was built by our crew. ARC’s scaffolding meets the industry’s ever-changing safety standards for this and other complex projects. GDS Companies contracted ARC for this 7-figure project.
One of our specialties is working around an active workplace, such as the case at the Greenwell Springs Library. The facilities total 26,672 square feet. We handled interior demolition of the drywall, flooring, and ceiling as well as demo of the exterior brick wall. Our crew of five also worked nights to demolish an exterior wall in order to access a steel beam, which was taken out by another construction company. The five-figure project was completed in three phases so as not to disturb library visitors.
Montrose County Courthouse
Our Denver team completed an exploratory interior demolition of the Montrose County Courthouse to determine the structural integrity of the building prior to major renovations that are slated to begin next year. Luckily, the plaster and drywall in the courthouse contained less than one percent trace asbestos. Asbestos abatement in county courthouse isn’t new to us. In fact, the Historic Hillsboro, Texas County Courthouse was one of our first jobs in 1990.
Army Barrack Renovations
At Fort Polk, Louisiana, we had 13 techs assisting another asbestos company with an abatement project at the barracks on the Army base. The scope of the project included removing and disposing of floor time and mastic as well as ceiling texture. A challenge was working with other contractors whose safety culture was not as stringent as ARCs. The project was shut down multiple times for other contractors’ inabilities, and then they were kicked off the site. The project wrapped up in the six-figure range.