Building Decommissioning

Decommissioning a building has the potential to pose a number of environmental health and safety risks to workers and the surrounding community. Property owners and their contractors must be aware of hazardous materials in the building, and existing or potential surface and subsurface contamination on the property. Provincial and municipal regulations require employers to take steps to protect workers and neighbours from harmful and nuisance impacts during demolition.

Our team of national staff has the experience and training to address issues that may affect not only a building interior's environmental issues, but also site and soil, particularly during pre-demolition decontamination and abatement. We have successfully supported the demolition of a range of industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. We are able to complete pre-demolition surveys, develop remediation and abatement specifications, and tender packages for contractors. Pinchin can provide turnkey project management  to ensure work is done safely and meets all relevant legal requirements. Services include:

  • Hazardous materials surveys and removal, including asbestos, mould, lead, and PCBs 

  • Abatement inspection and air monitoring

  • Specification preparation and contractor management

  • Construction hygiene

  • Environmental compliance monitoring

  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

  • Remediation and Risk Assessments

  • Underground Storage Tank Removal