Tower Plaza


Full Floor Asbestos Abatement – 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th & 11th Sampling / Oversight


Built in 1974, Tower Plaza at 2121 South El Camino Real is comprised of a 12-story office building surrounded by four one- and two-story office buildings and a five-level parking structure. The project is also equipped with on-site amenities including a fitness center, conference room, café and an outdoor recreation area. Major tenants include Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, New York Life Insurance Company, Aggregate Knowledge, Scale Computing and Selectica. At the corner of El Camino Real and Palm Avenue, the property sits between Silicon Valley and San Francisco and is walkable from two Caltrain stations.

Performed a hazardous materials survey of all the listed floors of the buildings in anticipation of a full floor demolition. The surveys included an asbestos survey to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM), a lead paint screening to identify lead-based coatings (LBC) and/or lead-containing coatings (LCC), and a visual inspection to identify suspect poly-chlorinated biphenyl (PCB) containing light ballasts and suspect mercury-containing florescent light tubes. A full asbestos and lead specification was created to work with the abatement contractor. Each floor took approximately 5 weeks to complete with a full time project monitor.