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Project Management

ASE Services has the expertise to guide you through managing the process of remediating hazardous materials. We have years of experience working within a variety of industries, from small spaces through to large, industrial areas. We can assist you with any or all of the following services involved in these types of projects:

  • Identifying potential hazardous materials
  • Developing a Code of Practice/Management Plan to prevent or control exposure to hazardous materials
  • Creating a Scope of Work for the hazardous materials abatement process
  • Writing a tender package to allow contractors to bid on your project
  • Conducting contractor walkthroughs of the site
  • Assisting with the selection and hiring of the contractor for the project
  • Performing air monitoring and inspections during remediation of hazardous materials
  • Providing a Project Close-Out package that includes all clearances for re-occupancy and disposal of hazardous materials

The first step in successfully managing a hazardous materials project is identifying whether materials such as asbestos, mould, lead, pcb’s, etc, exist within a home or building. ASE Services will conduct a hazardous materials assessment that will identify if these materials are present, tell you where they are located, and indicate the steps necessary to control exposure to these hazards.

If hazardous materials are found in your home or building, and you are not going to remediate the materials right away, ASE Services can assist you in developing a Code of Practice/Management Plan to ensure that occupants or workers are not unknowingly exposed to these hazards.  Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation requires an employer to develop a ‘Code of Practice/Management Plan that includes:

  • Labeling the affected building materials to notify occupants or workers of the areas that contain hazardous materials
  • Developing training strategies for those who will be required to manage and maintain exposure control in these areas
  • Establishing communication procedures in the event that maintenance or repairs need to be completed
  • Documenting reporting requirements and procedures in the event of incidents that create an uncontrolled release of hazardous materials

Once you have decided to remediate the hazardous materials, a written Scope of Work outlines the parameters of your project. ASE Services will create a Scope of Work that explains the materials to be removed and the process for removing them properly. It will also include:

  • Safe work procedures for controlling the release of the hazard
  • Site drawings
  • Photographs of the area(s) to be impacted

A detailed Scope of Work is a valuable tool that can be added to a tender package if you would like multiple contractors to bid on the abatement portion of your project.

When your remediation project is large enough to require multiple contractors to bid on the work, a tender package should be created. This allows each contractor to bid on your project in a fair and equal manner. ASE Services can create a tender package that is designed to protect the client and avoid unnecessary delays and costs from a contractor who was unaware of certain project requirements.  It will include:

  • A detailed description of the project
  • Estimated timelines for completion
  • Times when abatement work can occur
  • Qualifications necessary for contractors who will be completing the work (such as the amount and type of insurance needed, workers compensation and bonding requirements, employee certifications, history of working on similar projects, etc)
  • Any other project requirements

Having a proper contractor walk through allows potential bidders to properly assess the project requirements and get clarification on items listed in the tender package. Questions can be asked and answered so that all bidders understand the scope of abatement services. It is the best way for the contractor to get a good handle on what they need to do to properly complete the project.

Once the tender process has closed, companies who are interested in bidding on the project will be asked to submit a written proposal that explains why their company should be selected to complete the work. This proposal will include important information and supporting documentation that demonstrates how each contractor meets the qualifications required of the project as set by our client. It will also list detailed estimates of pricing for each portion of the project.

ASE Services will conduct a thorough review of the each proposal to ensure all requirements of the project tender have been fully met. We will offer recommendations to the client based on the proposal submissions, but the final decision on the best company to complete the work will be chosen by our client. To simplify this process, ASE Services will compile each bidder’s submission information into a table for comparison.

Once a contractor has been selected and the project has started, ASE Services will conduct daily air monitoring to ensure that hazardous materials are being abated safely. We will also complete inspections of the work area to ensure that the project scope of work is being followed and that workers are adhering to proper abatement procedures. Air monitoring and inspections are a requirement to ensure legislative compliance for most abatement projects.

Reports and clearance letters stating that the abatement project is complete are important because they document that the hazardous materials have been properly removed and that the environment is safe for workers and occupants. ASE Services provides a detailed Close-Out package that can be used to provide you, and others, the assurance needed for building re-occupancy or to continue on with further projects safely.

 

Contact ASE Services to assist with the management of your project today!