TransAmerica Building


Full Floor Asbestos Abatement – 4th,19th, 35th, 36th & 37th Sampling / Oversight

The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. The building no longer houses the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, who moved their U.S. headquarters to Baltimore, Maryland, but it is still associated with the company and is depicted in the company’s logo. Designed by architect William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company on the site of the historic Montgomery Block, it has a structural height of 853 feet (260 m) and has 48 floors of retail and office space. Upon it’s completion in 1972 it was the eighth tallest building in the world. The Transamerica building was commissioned by Transamerica CEO John (Jack) R. Beckett, with the claim that he wished to allow light in the street below. Built.

Performed a hazardous materials survey of the floors of the building 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.

USA, California, San Francisco, Transamerica Pyramid in foreground