Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport

Burbank, California
Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority


Environmental Services

Geocon Leaders

Michael Conkle

Geocon staff conducted asbestos-containing material (ACM) surveys under an on-call environmental services contract with the Airport. Geocon was requested to collect samples of suspect ACM within Airport buildings prior to planned building renovation and demolition work. Additionally, ACM surveys were conducted for three multi-tenant residential buildings near the Airport prior to the start of sound-proofing retrofits. Based on the proposed use of the facility buildings, Geocon used both destructive and non‑destructive sampling techniques to collect bulk material samples. The samples were analyzed by Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) as well as PLM Point Count methods. The asbestos survey data was used to identify Regulated Asbestos Containing Material (RACM) in the buildings that would require removal prior to demolition as well as ACM to be removed to facilitate contractor renovation work. Evaluating and developing management plans for suspect ACM encountered during construction projects can potentially impact construction schedules. Rapid completion of sampling and testing is required to minimize delays. The off-property, multi-tenant asbestos survey scopes were individually developed based on the planned retrofits of the buildings designed by Airport’s construction management team. Asbestos surveys were conducted on an expedited basis to meet the construction management team's design schedule.

Geocon was also retained to complete a three-year study to evaluate the potential presence of contaminants in storm water exiting Airport property during storm events.

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