Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Management

When redeveloping older properties or brownfield sites, stakeholders need to take the necessary steps to manage asbestos, hazardous building materials and air pollutants in a safe and efficient manner.

WSP specialises in the management and resolution of risks surrounding hazardous materials. Our team of professionals (engineers, chemists, industrial hygienists, qualified asbestos experts, hazmat specialists, and technicians) evaluate and control chemical, physical and biological hazards, as well as potential indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. They leverage our extensive inspection and abatement oversight experience to identify the presence, condition and quantities of hazardous materials in the air, water and soil, and to develop cost-effective abatement plans to meet client needs. 


WSP provides a complete range of services throughout the project life cycle, including:

  • Inspection and evaluation of building/site conditions
  • Evaluation, characterisation and monitoring of indoor air and water quality
  • Evaluation of risks in soil and to basements and other enclosed spaces
  • Conducting inventories of hazardous materials and other problematic substances, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halocarbons, lead, asbestos, microbial contamination (mould), metals, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and petroleum storage tanks
  • Conducting compliance audits, developing procedures and drawing up hazardous material management plans
  • Evaluation of workers’ exposure to hazardous materials
  • Developing safe and efficient plans for renovation/demolition of buildings and industrial facilities
  • Preparing technical specifications for abatement work and demolition/dismantling projects
  • Developing decontamination strategies and mitigation measures
  • Evaluating project costs and tendering support services
  • Project management and site supervision services including decontamination, demolition, dismantling and removal of underground storage tanks
  • Evaluation of ambient air quality (institutional, commercial, industrial) and asbestos fibre counting
  • Developing hazardous materials training and awareness programs