Building Sciences/Building Health Check


Indoor Environmental Testing - Indoor Air Quality Testing - Building Sciences

Indoor Environmental Testing

Building Sciences, a division of Pure Air Control Services, Inc., specializes in building assessments, forensic investigations, indoor air quality consultation, indoor environmental testing and expert witness testimony related to energy, health and comfort. A recognized leader in the IAQ Industry, Building Sciences has over 600 million square feet of IEQ experience and provides a wide range of services to assist your IAQ needs.

The Building Sciences is staffed with  Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals (CIAQP), Certified Indoor Environmental Consultants (CIEC) Certified Mold Assessors and Remediators, Certified Air-Conditioning Contractors, Professional Engineers and Public Health Specialists that synergistically work to provide complete site assessments using state of the art technology and protocols.

Building Sciences’ experts have successfully provided IEQ/Mold litigation support services to major corporations, insurance firms, lenders and law firms nationwide.

In addition, Building Sciences provides technical support for arbitration at projects involving multiple parties liable for indoor environmental assessment and remediation. Pure Air Control Services has developed unique assessment protocols that include microbiology laboratory support and forensic techniques to substantiate claims and to identify third party liabilities.

Building Sciences provides litigation support in substantiating indoor environmental claims related to home/building contamination.

Our expert personnel maintain backgrounds in industrial hygiene, microbiology, public health, Ph.D. – microbiology, mechanical engineering, building sciences and medical science (MD): occupational medicine, allergy/immunology.

Building Sciences Expert Personnel

  • Microbiologists
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Professional Engineers
  • Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals
  • Certified Air Conditioning Contractors
  • Builders
  • Public Health Specialists
  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Environmental Chemistry

 

Building Sciences Services Include

Environmental

  • Indoor Air Quality Testing (Biological, Chemical, Aerosols, Allergens, Comfort, Ventilation)
  • Mold Testing, Remediation Protocols and Remediation Clearance
  • Contaminant Source and Risk Assessments

 

HVAC

  • Airflow Testing and Energy Conservation
  • Air Conveyance Hygiene Assessments and Prioritization
  • Duct Leakage
  • Building Pressurization Analysis
  • Air filtration

 

Building Enclosure

  • Building Air Tightness
  • Moisture Intrusion Source Investigations
  • Insulation Void Detection
  • Chinese and Tainted Drywall

 

 Project Management

  • SOQ Preparation and Solicitation
  • SOW Preparation
  • Bid Review
  • Protocol Preparation
  • Protocol Implementation
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) Documentation

 

Project Snapshots

U.S. Central Command
Conducted Indoor Environmental Surveys to identify contaminants, their levels, and source/causation. A report was generated of the findings outlining remediation actions.

Collier County Government
Since 1995 Building Sciences has provided Phase I and II building assessments, testing professional consultation.

Broward General Hospital
Building Sciences performs ongoing Phase I and II Building assessments and professional consultation services.

 

Clients and Project Highlights

  • District School Board of Collier County
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • General Services Administration
  • Sarasota County Government
  • Broward General Hospital
  • CBRE
  • Collier County Government
  • Solid Waste Authority
  • U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
  • U.S. Army (MEDDAC) Ft. Detrick
  • Progressive Insurance
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Louisiana Air National Guard
  • University of South Florida

 

Quality Assurance

With over 25 years of experience in Environmental Consulting and Project Management, Building Sciences personnel have the technical consulting foundation to implement cost effective diagnostic and remedial strategies. To ensure the successful completion of your project, you will be assigned a Senior Project Manager who will take the time to review your current IAQ concerns and goals, and to direct the project towards closure.

Our Quality Control (QA/QC) program is based on the philosophy of thorough planning, including controls to detect deviations from the plan and systematic corrections. The procedures and specifications, which form the basis of the QA/QC program, constitute a proven method for ensuring that work is performed as specified, on time and within budget.
We provide a QA/QC program with specific strategies and appropriate quality control measures to achieve a level of excellence consistent with project objectives, and in compliance with regulatory and/Contract requirements.

 

Quality Control

Professional project personnel possess the appropriate qualifications and training and are familiar with the protocols that ensure the proper execution of projects.

Building assessments incorporate IAQ protocols and guidelines from the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab).

A report is provided outlining test methods, general discussion of environmental testing parameters, an environmental summary including identification and concentration of contaminants, conclusions, recom- mendation, photographs and a glossary.

 

Licenses, Certifications and Schedules

  • State Mechanical License – State of Florida No. CACO57992
  • State Mold Assessor License – State of Florida No. MRSA244, MRSA218
  • LEED AP BD+C accredited
  • ACAC Council Certified: CIAQP, CIEC, CIE, CMRS
  • NADCA Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • General Services Administration (GSA) MAS FSS Contract No. GS-10F-0488R on SINS 899-1, 2, 8
  • USP797 Evaluations and Monitoring

Building Sciences Testimonial

Collier County Facilities Management:

“Thanks in large part to the thorough report you (Pure Air Control Services) provided, we were able to address the immediate indoor air quality concerns of our customers.

The air and bulk sampling and mechanical hygiene evaluations contained within your report helped identify the areas of water intrusion and mold growth and we were able to clean the ductwork and air handlers and complete the project with little disruption to our customers.

In addition, the excellent quality of your diagnostic report will allow us to justify additional indoor air quality improvements. Thank you again for your hard work”

-Facilities Manager

BHC-logo-largeEconomical IEQ Testing

Building Health Check is a sub-division of Building Sciences, the indoor environmental forensics division of Pure Air Control Services, Inc.

In response to the escalating public concerns for Indoor Air Quality issues, Building Health Check, was developed to offer economical IAQ screen testing and building assessments.

Building Health Check is staffed with professional Indoor Environmental Technicians (IET), and Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals (CIAQP) that are fully trained for indoor environmental screen testing utilizing effective sampling techniques and protocols.

If you prefer to complete your own investigations then, The Building Health Check Division can procure the equipment, materials, Test Kits and Lab services necessary for your assessment.

Building owners, managers, and other professionals are responsible for providing a healthy and safe workplace or learning environments for patrons they serve. Building Health Check understands that you require timely information, attention to detail, and a team member who treats your building like their own, resolving potentially costly IAQ situations inexpensively and effectively.   Building Health Check is committed to resolving your IAQ concerns.

 

Building Health Check services include

  • Aerobiology and Surface Microscopy:
    • Mold
    • Pollen
    • Insect Biodetritus
    • Fiberglass
  • Temperature / Relative Humidity Data Logging
  • Allergen Screening:
    • Dust mite
    • Cat
    • Cockroach
  • Chinese Drywall Home Assessment
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Environmental Summary Report
  • Laboratory Results

 

Project Snapshots

Allstate Insurance Company
Over 12,000 field samples in 800 locations during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe

General Services Administration
Building assessment and testing performed to ensure a safe and healthy indoor environment for federal agencies

NEST International
National provider of choice for Indoor Air Quality services for commercial contracts at retail outlets

 

Clients and Project Highlights

  • General Services Administration
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Collier County Government
  • Sarasota County Government
  • NEST International
  • Louisiana Air National Guard
  • Rutenburg Homes
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

 

Quality Assurance

Building Health Check is committed to providing the highest quality services and customer support while at the same time giving due consideration to project budgets, schedules, and remediation program requirements. The goal of our Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) is to ensure that project management is maintained, production and quality are in compliance with contract requirements and deficiencies are identified and corrected in a timely manner.
Services include (but not limited to):

Mold Assessments – offering a variety of indoor environmental surveys and economical mold assessments
Mechanical Hygiene Assessment – HVAC Systems survey to determine the level of cleanliness
Insurance Claims – Building Health Check provides forensic reports of water damage and microbial growth in buildings where documentation is required for “third party” situations.

 

Quality Control

Understanding the goals and expectations of our clients and maintaining an open line of communication with the client, is the key to successful project.

Field activities conform to American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) approved sampling methodology and can be made available as written procedures that include quality control procedures. Project personnel possess the appropriate qualifications and training, and are familiar with the protocols that ensure the proper execution of all projects.

A report is provided outlining test methods, general discussion of environmental testing parameters, an environmental summary including identification and concentration of contaminants, conclusions, recommendations, photographs, and a glossary.

Building Health Check Testimonial

Lakeland Regional Medical Center:

“As Director of Engineering, I have dealt with many consultants and contractors at LRMC. In the area of Indoor Air Quality, your firm has demonstrated a level of professionalism which is difficult to find in this industry…I would recommend Pure Air Control Services’ indoor environmental team to any hospital/medical facility interested in creating a ‘Healthy Indoor Air’ environment.”

– Director of Engineering



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