Hazardous Materials Remediation

Many old buildings require renovation (i.e. as far as energy consumption or fire protection technology is concerned). The associated reconstruction measures usually involve intervention with the building materials.
Encapsulation of a building during a pollutant cleanup
Wall plaster removed with mortising machine
In times of housing shortage and limited building sites, especially in inner-city and densely populated areas, the new use/reuse of wasteland and old sites of industry and commerce is an important factor. Often this requires modification or demolition of (old) building materials.
Building materials in residential, commercial and industrial buildings often tend to be problematic due to the presence of hazardous materials. This particularly concerns existing buildings from the 1960s and 1970s. In some cases there might also be contamination due to current or past use (e.g. oiling in workshops, solvents) or maintenance of the building (painting, disinfection).
Encapsulation during asbestos abatement
Milling of adhesives containing asbestos

In order to enable a smoother and more cost-effective project course the following preparatory steps are important in case of modification or demolition measures:

  1. Investigation of the building materials for hazardous substances (incl. material analyses) at the beginning of the project
  2. Setting up a remediation concept (if hazardous materials have been determined)
  3. Removal and disposal of contaminants

Our services to you include:

  • Material analyses (basis for further steps)
  • Renovation concepts
  • Health and safety plans
  • Recycling and disposal concepts
  • Bidding documents
  • Project management, construction management, construction supervision

The General Association of Hazardous Material Remediation (Gesamtverband Schadstoffsanierung, GVSS) has certified us as "Remediation experts for surveying and planning" for the remediation of buildings and plants impacted with contaminants.

In addition, our institute is qualified as an "Inspection Center for Contaminated Building Material and Construction Waste" to carry out external monitoring and to take on tasks as a head assessor.