University of Edinburgh awards Asbestos Management Survey Service contract to IOMDate: 09 May 2012
IOM Consulting Ltd is delighted to have been awarded a three year contract to undertake asbestos management surveys across the full range of academic and residential properties currently owned or managed by the University of Edinburgh.
Awarded in February 2012, this contract further extends IOM's long term professional association with the University. It also broadens the asbestos services that IOM have been providing to the University, including the provision of advice and guidance, air monitoring, sampling and analytical services and more intrusive refurbishment and or demolition surveys prior to project work being undertaken.
The University has a population of over 29,000 students and 6,500 staff with activity spread over approximately 770 buildings, covering approximately 800,000 square metres around Edinburgh and beyond.
Stuart Goddard, IOM's Director of Asbestos Services commented that 'We are extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to extend our service provision to what we deem to be an extremely important Edinburgh property owner with an extraordinary range of building types and uses; this can only enhance our already extensive knowledge of this property portfolio. In addition to this, I think given time we will better understand some of the issues that the University asbestos management team come across throughout the year, and hopefully our increased knowledge can be put to good use with assisting the University in finding new and innovative solutions for working within a complex building campus'.
The full programme of work will be led and managed by one of our senior Edinburgh based surveyors, Brian Steventon. Brian has twelve years experience within the asbestos industry and has been a major contributor to the work we have carried out on behalf of the University for several years. In addition to this, Brian will be supported by a number of experienced asbestos surveyors and analysts from within the Edinburgh office.
As part of the survey process IOM will identify and, where possible, sample all suspect materials and record detailed information on hand held devices. As well as providing a material score for all suspect materials IOM shall, in conjunction with the University's Asbestos team, provide a priority risk score to assist in the future management of asbestos containing materials within each property. Bulk analysis of all suspect materials will be carried out in IOM's custom built asbestos identification laboratory located within our Edinburgh Head Office.
Further information on the contract is available from IOM's Brian Steventon or the University at email@example.com