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