An asbestos abatement project on the second floor (annex side) of the Science Building began Jan. 13 and is expected to be concluded Friday, Jan. 17, according to Tracy Smith, director of environmental safety and health. Next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 20, an abatement project will be conducted on the ground floor annex side of the building. The purpose of these projects is to remove floor tile and mastic in the corridor to prepare the area for repairs and renovation.
During the project, these areas will be unoccupied and will be completely isolated from the rest of the building by protective barriers. The project will be conducted after normal operating hours in order to minimize interruption of building operations.
As with all asbestos abatement projects, Smith said, this project will be undertaken utilizing every safety precaution and surpassing the minimum state and federal guidelines and regulations.