Options for Controlled Demolition with Asbestos In-Place

In New York State, the demolition of buildings/structures with asbestos-containing materials (ACM) present must be performed in accordance with New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Industrial Code Rule 56 (Part 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York, cited as 12 NYCRR 56).

Common Applications for Site-Specific Variances

In the state of New York, the removal, encapsulation, enclosure, repair, or handling of asbestos material that may result in the release of asbestos fibers must be performed in accordance with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Industrial Code Rule 56 (Part 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, cited as 12 NYCRR Part 56).

Chloride Content and Penetration Resistance of Concrete

Chloride (Cl-), the negatively charged ion of the element chlorine (Cl), can be easily introduced into concrete from both external sources (e.g., deicing salts, seawater, groundwater) and internal sources (e.g., aggregates, mix water, accelerating admixtures). Chloride can deleteriously affect concrete by causing reinforcing steel to corrode and surface paste to deteriorate.

PFAS in New York State

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals, including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), used in the production of a wide variety of consumer goods. PFAS have been commonly found in food packaging, household cleaning products, stain repellents, pesticides, and fire-retarding foam.