Hazardous Material Surveys, Asbestos, Lead & Mold Inspections

Asbestos surveys are required in Nevada and California by the EPA and OSHA for renovation and demolition projects at commercial, institutional, and industrial structures. Local agencies such as Clark County Air Quality and Washoe County Air Quality in Reno enforce EPA regulations such as the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants and provide guidance to ensure appropriate management and disposal of hazardous building materials containing asbestos. NOVA has conducted asbestos surveys throughout Nevada and southern California.

NOVA can also conduct Hazardous Material Surveys for a property, in which asbestos and lead samples are collected and any other hazardous material is noted (mercury in old thermostats, PCBs in light ballasts, etc.) and discussed in the report of findings. Lead sampling can be conducted with the collection of paint chips or with our in-house XRF gun.

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION - SIERRA VISTA APARTMENTS

The $2.3 billion project is the largest economic development initiative the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority has undertaken since the Las Vegas Convention Center was originally built in the late 1950s. The expansion project is expected to lead to an additional 480,000 new attendees as current conventions grow and through attracting an estimated 20 new trade shows and conventions. As part of this 2-phase project, demolition and renovation of existing buildings, parking lots, and other installations are needed.

FOREMASTER LANE

The City of Las Vegas owns properties along Foremaster Lane in downtown Las Vegas. Most of these properties contained vacant buildings and were scheduled for demolition. This inspection also included The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, a facility that provides services to the homeless population of that area. The Courtyard is anticipating an expansion to increase its services and outreach. NOVA conducted a Hazardous Materials Survey of the buildings to determine locations and quantities of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead within the buildings.

COMMERCIAL EVALUATION

Consisted of the addition of a two-story, 8,655-square-foot restaurant to the second level of an existing commercial center, across from CityCenter. The project called for the creation of an outdoor dining balcony.

NEON MUSEUM EXPANSION

NOVA conducted asbestos and lead survey to the former Reed Whipple Cultural Center, across the street from the Neon Museum. Current plans are to renovate the entire structure for convention & event space for the Neon Museum.

I-15 REMEDIATION MONITORING

On June 2nd, 2014, there was a confirmed release of approximately 150 gallons of diesel fuel from a mobile source. This spill was located near the southbound Carp-Elgin exit & I-15, near Mesquite. The project consisted of the evaluation of the extent of the environmental impact on the sub-surface soils and the development of a remediation plan under the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) oversight.

WELLNESS WAY

Wellness Way is located next to the UMC campus and is a mixed-use street with single-family residences and medical buildings. Plans for this area include the removal of these buildings to create a park within the medical district. NOVA conducted a Hazardous Materials Survey of the vacant buildings to determine locations and quantities of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead within the buildings.

CAMP LEE

Camp Lee is a Clark County youth resident camp on Mt. Charleston, NOVA conducted asbestos and lead sampling within the camp for planned improvements & renovation projects.

SUNRISE COMMUNITY CENTER

Sunrise Community Center is located on the east edge of town scheduled for demolition. NOVA conducted a Hazardous Materials Survey of the vacant buildings to determine locations and quantities of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead within the buildings.