Hazardous Building Materials Webinar


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST | Webinar

Hazardous constituents may be present or associated with nearly every building material within a structure and as such need to be handled/managed accordingly during renovation, demolition, or on-going operations and maintenance. Those who manage such projects, maintain structures, or are just associated with work that involves building materials should know what materials contain hazardous constituents, how to handle those materials, and how such materials may impact a project’s cost and schedule. In addition, it is important to know how to appropriately manage those materials with respect to operations and maintenance, as well as the risk associated with such management. The course will provide an overview of Asbestos-Containing Materials, Lead-Based Paint, PCBs in Caulking and Equipment, Universal Waste, and Other Regulated Materials (ozone depleting substances, tritium exit signs, electronics, etc.) including health effects, history of use, regulatory requirements, and general abatement/disposal procedures.

By the end of this webinar you will learn:

  • Identify which building materials may contain various hazardous constituents.
  • Recognize general regulatory requirements for typical hazardous constituents in building materials.
  • Understand basic activities which should be utilized to identify and manage typical hazardous building materials, as well as who is qualified to conduct such inspections and management activities.
  • Understand the budgetary and scheduling concerns with regard to hazardous building materials, as well as procedures to undertake should a material be identified during the course of renovation and/or demolition activities.

About the Speaker:
Christopher Shaw, Project Manager and Certified Industrial Hygienist, dedicates his environmental consulting experience to assisting clients with complex industrial hygiene compliance and regulatory requirements. Christopher’s Industrial Hygiene experience generally covers Hazardous Building Materials such as asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs, universal waste and other regulated materials, in addition to mold and moisture, indoor air quality, and worker exposure with regard to activity specific hazards.

This webinar is provided through Apex’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Services Program (Provider #404109016) and is eligible for continuous educational credits upon request.

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