Hazardous Waste

Since 1983, Benesch has completed over 10,000 asbestos, lead-based paint and other hazardous building materials projects throughout the United States. We have surveyed areas in excess of 200 million square feet and have been involved with over 75 million square feet of abatement.


We routinely provide consulting services and assist with selecting and overseeing abatement contractors. Our project sizes vary—ranging from abating a single room to multi-floor, high-rise office buildings. Benesch has completed projects in facilities requiring continual occupancy and we’ve provided services for unoccupied buildings slated for demolition. For a number of clients, we have handled abatement work on a turnkey basis.


Our areas of expertise include:

-       Inspections (Visual and Tactile)

-       Sampling (Bulk and Chip)

-       Testing (XRF Technologies)

-       Analysis (Air and Bulk by independent, accredited laboratories)

-       Abatement Cost Estimates

-       Abatement Design and Bidding Documents

-       Abatement Oversight and Project Documentation

-       Air Monitoring (Environmental and Clearance)

-       Visual Inspections

-       Surface Sampling for Lead Base Paint (LBP) Abatement Clearance

-       Project Close Out Documentation

-       Data Management

-       Operations and Management Plans

-       Related Training Programs

-       Soils Inspections for Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

-       Regulatory Agency Interaction