University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

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Asbestos, Lead, PCB, Mercury Survey

The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry operated an office / educational facility at 2155 Webster Street in San Francisco, constructed in 1965. The site was previously a laundry / cleaner facility for nearly 50 years. The building, six stories and 163,000 square feet, houses offices, clinics, laboratories and classrooms. It previously underwent asbestos abatement in 1985 and 2004. With an impending sale and renovation, Cardno ATC was called in to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, review prior asbestos abatement reports and evaluate its status, along with Assessment and analysis of other hazardous materials which may be present at the site.

The Dugoni School of Dentistry has long been recognized as one of the top dental schools in the nation, setting the standard for humanistic education and patient care, contributing ground breaking research, and developing and implementing innovative curriculum. But the school has maximized the potential of its 1960s-era facilities, finding it increasingly difficult to shoehorn new ways of teaching and learning into its confined spaces. Large, old-style lecture halls lack the flexibility to be reconfigured into smaller classrooms that enhance student learning. And there is no room to expand areas for student interaction and campus services. Solution: the University of the Pacific will be moving into a new San Francisco campus in the heart of SoMa sometime in 2014.

> Mold Screening Survey
> Review of previous hazardous materials survey/sampling
> HazMat Inspection/survey
> NESHAP assessment of previously identified and additional suspect hazardous materials.
> Representative bulk sampling of suspect asbestos containing building materials.
> Polarized Light Microscopy with Dispersion Staining (PLM-DS) of bulk samples of suspect asbestos containing building materials.
> Composite testing of suspect lead containing paints/coatings.
> Visual inspection of the Project Areas to identify, locate and quantify suspect PCB-containing light ballasts and suspect mercury containing fluorescent light tubes.
> Preparation of abatement specifications including a list of materials to be abated, a summary of the abatement contractor requirements and a summary of the abatement methods to be used.