Location: Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas
Client: US Army Engineering Support Center (USAESC), Huntsville, AL
Bhate, as Prime, demolished fifty-six (56) structures (250,704 ft2), and removed six (6) airfield weather sensors. Thirty-three (33) of the buildings contained asbestos, 52.12 tons of asbestos was abated during the project which included OSHA Class I and Class II ACM. Class I materials required full containment with negative air machines. Air monitoring was performed during abatement to ensure safety of people outside of buildings. Air clearance sampling was performed after the abatement was complete to ensure worker safety. Lead Characterization sampling was performed on composite building debris samples prior to demolition debris disposal. Samples were analyzed by the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protocol 1311. The sampling was conducted to determine whether leachable lead concentrations are below the 5 parts-per-million (ppm) regulatory level for all buildings sampled. Demolition debris was disposed of as non-hazardous waste. 77.99% of the waste stream was recycled.