Impact of ASTM Standards and Government Regulations for Asbestos and Lead on the Renovation of Buildings.
Impact of ASTM Standards and Government Regulations for
Asbestos and Lead on the Renovation of Buildings.
Friedman, W.; McKnight, M. E.; Oberta, A. F.
Applications of the Performance Concept in Building.
CIB-ASTM-ISO-RILEM 3rd International Symposium. Volume
1. Proceedings. National Building Research Institute.
December 9-12, 1996, Tel-Aviv, Israel, National Building
Research Institute, Haifa, Israel, Becker, R.; Paciuk,
M., Editor(s)(s), 3/79-89 pp, 1996.
asbestos; lead paints; performance; regulations;
standards; rehabilitation; occupants
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is
developing standards for controlling hazards from lead
paint and asbestos that might arise during renovation of
buildings. These voluntary, consensus-based standard
practices, test methods and guides fill an essential
role in managing environmental hazards. For example,
Subcommittee E06.24 on Building Preservation and
Rehabilitation Technology has issued a Standard Practice
for Visual Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects,
which describes a management approach used throughout
the project. Inspection procedures and criteria are
provided to determine if a removal project is complete
before renovation of the space can proceed.
Subcommittee D22.07 on Asbestos Sampling and Analysis
has issued two standard test methods for asbestos in
settled dust, using the Microvacuum surface sampling
technique and analysis by Transmission Electron
Microscopy. Subcommittee E06.23 on Abatement of Hazards
of Lead in Buildings develops standards regarding lead
paint in and near buildings, from evaluating building
components and surroundings, to developing lead paint
management plans, to management-in-place and/or hazard
reduction, for the protection of workers, occupants and