ARC Asbestos Abatement Projects
Dallas Asbestos Abatement
Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the state of Texas, 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas is perfectly suited for Steve Chappell. Elm Place is 52-stories and 1.2 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. His crews are using of 12 of the 27 operating elevators to move the materials. After a change of ownership delayed the project for several months, ARC got back on the job when the redevelopment was back on track under the new ownership. ARC tackled the bottom seven floors plus two lower level floors. The crew increased from 60 to 80-100 workers who completed the eight-figure project at the end of 2016. Read more.
Bye Bye Asbestos (and Ike)
New construction techniques and materials were introduced when the Statler Hilton Dallas was built in 1956. It was the first hotel with elevator music, a TV in each room, a ballroom, conference rooms and heliport. It was here that Tina Turner sneaked down the backstairs when she left her abusive husband for good in 1976. While under renovation, ARC handled the asbestos abatement and mold removal on the 20-story, 500,000+ square foot hotel. The seven-figure project was completed at the end of October, 2014.
Ongoing Contract with Austin Community College
Austin Community College 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. The building opened in the fall of 2014. Our most recent ACC project is asbestos at the Rio Grande Campus. Click here to read more about our latest work at ACC and other project case studies.
Baton Rouge Apartments
The $3.6M renovation of the Roosevelt Terrace Apartments in Baton Rouge, LA could not begin until the asbestos in the 44-year-old complex had been safely removed. The most challenging aspect of the 90,000 square foot project was the timeline. Nine buildings are to be converted at the same time to turn 50 smaller apartments into 40 larger ones. The project began in April and was completed on time and under the $242K abatement budget in June 2014.
Another Baton Rouge apartment project was removing asbestos from 15 apartment buildings on the main campus of Louisiana State University ahead of a planned demolition by another company. The challenge was keeping students a safe distance away. The $285K Nicholson Apartments project was 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 closely monitored the entrance to the site to ensure only authorized personnel are allowed inside.
Asbestos Abatement On Time, On Budget for First Baptist Dallas
ARC Abatement’s Steve Chappell, vice president and general manager of our North Texas region, oversaw the safe removal of asbestos from buildings owned by First Baptist Church Dallas in preparation for the implosion of several buildings within the church’s superblock in the downtown area. ARC completed the work on time and on budget. You may have seen our huge banner when the implosion was covered by CNN, WFAA-TV and KXAS-TV.
Going Above & Beyond
A gas refinery designated as an EPA Super Fund site has sat abandoned for decades in the deep woods of northwest Louisiana. ARC was called upon to remove asbestos from the four-acre site before other contaminants 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.
Another project completed under budget and ahead of schedule by ARC’s National Industrial Group. We completed the asbestos abatement and universal waste removal at the Lordsburg Generating Station, a natural gas power plant in Hildago County, New Mexico that opened in 2002. Our work included Building 1 had Boilers 1-3, and Building 2 had only Boiler number 4. For this project, we used ARC-owned scaffolding. The structure was built by our trained crew. ARC’s scaffolding meets the industry’s ever-changing safety standards for this and other complex projects. GDS Companies of Channelview, Texas contracted ARC for this 7-figure project.