Asbestos & Lead

D015405 Term Agreement for Asbestos Services Upstate East Area (NYSDOT Regions 1,2,7,9), Various Counties, New York

Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. (SCE) completed this term agreement providing asbestos assessment, abatement design, and project monitoring services to the New York State Department of Transportation.  SCE was assigned eighty-three (83) individual projects over the three-year term.  Responsibilities included: inspectors performing visual assessments of bridge and building structures, collecting representative bulk samples of identified suspect materials, and documenting all findings in assessment survey reports.  SCE project designers recommended asbestos removal procedures, prepared site-specific variances, and developed asbestos abatement cost estimates.  SCE also managed asbestos project monitoring services provided by our subconsultants through the Term Agreement.

Completed projects include the following assignments:

  • PIN 9804.58.121 Asbestos Survey for 16 Bridges on Route 17 from Tioga County Line to Exit 69, Broome County, NY
  • PIN 1125.17.101, Asbestos Survey for Route 85 over Berkshire Blvd, 2 Bridge Replacements, City of Albany, Albany County, City of Albany
  • PIN 1188.21.322, Project / Air Monitoring for Exit 12 Bridge Replacement (Route 67 over I87), Town of Malta
  • PIN 1721.74.311 Project / Air Monitoring for Kinns Road over Interstate 87 1 Bridge Replacement, Town of Clifton Park
  • PIN 2134.29.121 Asbestos Survey for Amsterdam West City Line To Evelyn Avenue, 2 Steadwell Avenue - 1 Building Demolition, City Of Amsterdam, Montgomery County
  • PIN 2044.61.121 Asbestos Survey for Amsterdam-Voorhees Road - 2 Building Demolitions, City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center Demolition Plan, City of Utica, New York

Two, 4-story masonry wings of the historic Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s
“Old Main” building were in poor structural condition, with roof and floor collapses in several areas.

The demolition plan was designed to preserve the structural integrity of the core structure, including full demolition of the entire East Wing.

Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. (SCE) personnel performed a detailed assessment of lead/asbestos-containing materials. SCE prepared plans and specifications for demolition, including variances for asbestos removal obtained from the New York State Department of Labor.

SCE personnel prepared a detailed Air Monitoring Plan for lead materials subject to release during demolition activities.

The demolition planning involved close coordination with the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the City of Utica.

Design issues included: working with unsafe historic structures; demolishing structures that could not be pre-abated for lead and asbestos; maintenance and protection of traffic; debris management and disposal for over 700,000 tons of building materials; and site restoration.