Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. provides civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering and consulting services to clients in the Eastern US.

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Abatement Design Bidding and Construction Administration Services (University of Pittsburgh)

Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. provided hazardous materials abatement design, bidding, and construction administration services associated with renovations to Clapp Hall at the University of Pittsburgh.  The scope of work included the following:  

  1. Initial Cost Estimate for the Scope/Cost Validation Study:  Sci-Tek conducted a visual survey of the building to assess hazardous materials quantification and location, reviewed existing environmental reports, and provided a preliminary cost estimate for abatement of asbestos containing materials and disposal of hazardous materials.
  2. Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) Survey/Schematic Design Phase:  Sci-Tek provided an EPA-accredited and Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (PADOLI)-certified Asbestos Building Inspector and Project Designer to perform asbestos sampling and prepare a final report.
  3. Lead Based Paint (LBP) and Hazardous Materials Survey/Schematic Design Phase:  Sci-Tek provided an EPA-accredited and Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (PADOLI)-certified Lead Risk Assessor to obtain LBP samples and provide a written report which included a list of identified painted surfaces containing lead.  The report also listed the suspect mercury, PCBs (associated with transformers and capacitors, and fluorescent light ballasts), and other hazardous materials.  In addition, estimated quantities, sample methodology, sample locations, laboratory reports and recommended response actions and conclusions were included.
  4. Abatement Design Services:  Sci-Tek  is providing design and bidding services associated with the abatement of ACM and hazardous materials, including hazardous materials abatement cost estimates, specifications, budget, cost, and safety precautions, and a plan drawing which indicates the location of ACM.  General notes and precautions for working with surfaces containing lead based paint, bid documents and addenda as required, attendance at the pre-bid meeting, and coordination of hazardous materials design were also provided.
  5. Construction Monitoring Services:  Sci-Tek is providing a project monitor to perform environmental air monitoring services in accordance with applicable regulations.  The monitor is responsible for all environmental remediation oversight to ensure appropriate compliance inclusive of adherence to technical specification and documentation management (i.e., wast manifest).


 Completion Date: In Progress

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