How to save a fortune on asbestos management

10 quick tips to help Quantity Surveyors reduce costs on surveying, air testing and removals

Clifford Devlin and Asbestos consultancy Global Environmental have published a booklet entitled “How to save a small fortune on asbestos management”. The document is aimed at quantity surveyors, estimators and cost consultants and contains 10 tips on how to reduce costs on asbestos surveying, air testing and removal.

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“It is estimated that managing asbestos accounts for 10% of the cost of demolition and as much as 5% of spend on refurbishment projects is allocated to the identification, removal and reporting asbestos containing materials,” says the booklet’s author, Paul Clarke-Scholes, “Our brochure contains a number of tips and trade secrets to enable those involved in pricing and procuring asbestos works to minimise the spend without compromising the safety of those involved.”

Since 1999 it has been illegal to use asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in construction or refurbishment. However the potentially hazardous substance was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s and much of it is still in place.

As many as 2.4 million homes and as much as 75% of commercial, industrial and municipal buildings still contain some asbestos containing materials so demolition or refurbishment projects will continue to involve management of asbestos for the foreseeable future.

Please email [email protected] to request printed copy/s of the booklet.