CAMP Monitoring

A Community Air Monitoring Plan (CAMP) reduces the potential for airborne contaminant releases from a project site and provides a measure of protection for communities downwind of contaminated sites. This is accomplished by establishing action levels in response to real-time monitoring for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and particulates (i.e., dust).

New York State Department of Labor Industrial Code Rule 56 Asbestos Survey Exemptions (And why these are not actually exemptions)

Regulations pertaining to asbestos surveys in New York State are included in 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). 12 NYCRR Part 56 requires the identification of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) whenever all or part of a building or structure will be demolished, renovated, remodeled, or repaired.

Concrete Shrinkage and Cracks

I had a college professor that said concrete was guaranteed to do two things…harden and crack. Hardened concrete is the result of hydration, a chemical reaction between cement and water. The loss of water from the concrete as it cures results in a reduction in concrete volume, or shrinkage.