Asbestos: The Problem

Asbestos in E-Houses is quite a common occurrence. Found mainly in flooring and insulation when the E-House is made in low-cost countries. The mechanical properties of Asbestos add appreciably to a product’s performance, however, the hazards are well known.  

Regulations and controls vary dramatically between countries. Asbestos-free in one country means 0% and in others, it’s less than 2%. In many countries like China, Asbestos is still routinely used in industry.

In most developed countries it is illegal to import product/s containing Asbestos, unfortunately, many companies unknowingly break the law when importing E-Houses in for projects.

EQ-House and its clients are aware of several hundred E-Houses less than 10 years old that have Asbestos in them in Australia alone. The cost to remediate just this small pool could well exceed $150mAUD excluding consequential losses or damages to operating infrastructure.

EQ-House can assist in inspecting, identifying and remediating Asbestos in E-Houses.

Asbestos Remediation Project Managed by EQ-House

EQ-House was engaged by our Client to support in the removal and remediation of asbestos works on an active substation. Works also included the removal and reinstatement of equipment, prepping of site isolations and intertrip equipment.

EQ-House scope included:

  • On/Off Site Planning and coordination
  • Onsite Pre Start Management
  • Site Construction Management and Interface

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For Expert Tendering Support EQ-House provide sales and estimating support  to ensure that all requirements for your tender submission are fulfilled and compliant.

For Expert Design & Engineering Our team are able to provide efficient, competent and informed E-House designs using 3D BIM design tools.

For Expert Vendor Audits & Inspections Our clients look to us too apply our Equipment House / Switchroom expertise to review vendors and materials suppliers at various stages before and during manufacture.

For Expert Project Audits & Inspections EQ-house investigate and propose solutions to improve productivity and quality to reduce lead times and mitigate cost.

For Expert Construction Management & Supervision Our experience allows us to recognise potential issues early, refute unreasonable variation claims and define solutions to navigate around problems to keep a project moving.

For Expert Equipment Install, Test & Commissioning EQ-House can provide the supervision & QC processes to ensure that all aspects of the equipment install is managed to minimise impact to your schedule and is compliant to your project / installation requirements.

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