The renovation of any building constructed prior to April 1, 1987, is required to be tested for the presence of asbestos in the area the work is to occur. Samples of suspected asbestos containing material (ACM) will be taken and sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. The number and type of samples taken depends on the type and amount of ACM to be disturbed.
Preparation of the ACP5 Report
An ACP-5 is the form on which a non-asbestos project is filed with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). An ACP-5 Inspection is required by The New York City Department of Environmental Protection prior to the start of any renovation or demolition work. The ACP5 Inspection ensures that no asbestos will be disturbed during the construction or renovation process. A project may contain asbestos and still be considered a non-asbestos project if the asbestos is non-friable and will not be impacted by the proposed construction or the asbestos is to be encapsulated. Additional, small amounts of asbestos may be present (25 linear feet or less of pipe wrap or less than 10 square feet of flooring) and still be considered “not an asbestos” project.
CODE works with trained New York City Asbestos Investigators that have conducted thousands of these required ACP-5 Inspections. Our comprehensive Asbestos Inspection services include inspections of industrial, commercial and residential buildings. We pride ourselves on conducting our investigations in a professional and timely manner so that the necessary documentation is available to obtain Building Department approval.