DASNY State Wide Environmental Consulting Services
LiRo is providing a range of environmental consulting services for DASNY managed properties throughout New York State. These services include site inspections to identify and evaluate the impact of any existing hazardous materials, universal wastes, lead based paint, and asbestos containing materials; design services to generate site specific abatement specifications and removal drawings; abatement project management; and project monitoring and air testing during abatement.
Recently, our largest projects have focused upon assisting facilities to recover from the impact of flood water related to Superstorm Sandy. At Hunter College Brookdale Campus and Kingsborough Community College, LiRo performed mold inspections throughout the cellar and ground flood areas of affected buildings, prepared the associated remediation specifications, and conducted the oversight of contractor abatement/ sanitizing activities. At Borough of Manhattan Community College, LiRo performed asbestos and mold inspections which led to the identification of a vermiculite contamination resulting in the need for us to provide a full evaluation of spray-applied fireproofing including controlled inspections of existing and re-applied Monokote products.
In the single largest effort undertaken by the environmental operation, LiRo is working under the guidance and direction of DASNY in support of the New York Rising Housing and Community Renewal program. In this effort, LiRo has provided certified Lead-Based Paint Inspectors, Risk Assessors, and Asbestos Inspectors, Management Planners to conduct assessments in up to 9,000 homes to identify asbestos and LBP hazards that need to be addressed as part of the programs construction/repair reimbursement mission. Upwards of 120 reports are generated daily that summarize the assessment findings and are passed through a rigorous QA/ QC. LiRo has written policy and procedures statements to better define the program parameters, guidance documents and Operations and Maintenance plans for home owners, and prepared cost estimates for both environmental assessment and remediation tasks.