Specialty Trades Contracting specializes in the spray application of fire resistive, acoustical and thermal spray products. We are licensed for the application of Isolatek International, WR. Grace, Albi, and A/D Firefilm products. Specialty Trades Contracting performs work for both new construction and retrofit projects. Clients include General Contractors, Institutions, and Environmental Remediation companies who require the spray back of fireproofing after the removal of asbestos containing insulations.
Finally, the management of Specialty Trades Contracting LLC fully understands that the adherence of completion schedules is critical to the overall success of the project. Through STC’s commitment to attend project management meetings, we are able to be proactive in assisting with issues affecting the maintenance of the schedule such as the need for trade coordination. Specialty Trades Contracting has adopted a working methodology that allows the company flexibility in addressing problematic scheduling or sequencing issues. In the new construction industry, inclement weather adversely affects scheduling. Similarly, failure to obtain clean air in retrofit projects often delays our work on abatement projects. Specialty Trades Contracting is prepared for these problems. We can provide crews for night work, multiple crews for 24 hour tasking and weekend work. Quite often, it is this flexibility that has contributed in getting projects back on track.
In addition, STC offers assistance with the project design. The engineering background and extensive experience of our estimating team is a valuable tool for architects, general contractors and hygienists with regards to hourly ratings, UL designs and value engineering. Our staff utilizes its knowledge and familiarity with BOCA and SBC as well as with local ordinances and variances to assist in code compliance issues. With a thorough knowledge of products and application criteria, the STC staff has been able to pass on significant savings to general contractors and facility owners in both time and money.
Since the recognition of asbestos as a human carcinogen and its consequent regulation by the USEPA and OSHA in the early 1970’s, there has been a need for qualified asbestos abatement contractors to perform remediation of this deadly product. Because of its unique properties for heat, fire and chemical resistance, asbestos was utilized in building materials including spray applied fireproofing, thermal insulation and flooring materials. Asbestos becomes an environmental health issue when it is disturbed from its substrate and made friable. In addition, over time, the matrix that binds the asbestos fibers can break down allowing the fibers to be released into the air. It is for these reasons that professional remediation is required when disturbance or replacement of asbestos containing materials is required.
Specialty Trades Contracting is experienced in all types of asbestos abatement including complete removal, enclosure and encapsulation. Our project management and field staff are highly knowledgeable in the latest methods of removal and all of our projects are performed in strict compliance with governing regulatory agencies. What sets STC apart from most other abatement contractors is our experience performing highly sensitive projects. Working around telecommunications equipment, financial systems and computer stations has gained the STC staff praise from our clients.
Although lead abatement has historically been linked to lead exposure issues related to lead paint in residential and school properties, there is an increased awareness and the need for lead remediation in the industrial and commercial sectors. Most structural demolition projects will involve a certain amount of lead paint remediation in order to accomplish the final goal. Prior to cutting steel or concrete structural members, the lead coatings must be removed.
Specialty Trades Contracting provides lead paint remediation services for commercial properties utilizing state of the art removal methods in accordance with USEPA and OSHA guidelines.
Microbial (Mold) Remediation
Unlike exposure to asbestos, which may take many years to develop into a disease, exposure to certain types of mold can cause immediate sickness. “Sick Building Syndrome” is a moniker that is referenced quite often today. As indoor air quality issues become more prevalent, the need for talented microbial remediation companies becomes a necessity. Our staff of certified supervisors and fully trained technicians are knowledgeable in all current guidelines and state-of-the-art remediation practices related to mold cleanup.
To prepare structures for renovation, Specialty Trades Contracting provides selective or interior demolition, from precision removal of a building’s components to complete building strip-outs. Understanding our client’s concerns and schedules, STC experienced personnel are adept at working around sensitive operations without disruption, while protecting the health and safety of our workers and the facility’s occupants.