SJRE was contracted by Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser Health Plan of Colorado) to perform a limited (area and material specific) asbestos inspection at the Kaiser Permanente Franklin Medical Offices building located at 2045 Franklin Street, Denver, Colorado.
The structure is a multi-story, commercial medical building. The inspection was conducted due to planned renovation activities in all levels of the north and south stairwell, specifically the planned replacement of stair and landing non-slip flooring (stair tread, stair riser kick plate, and non-slip flooring on landings), cove base materials on stairs and landings, and windows. The inspection was also conducted due to planned renovation activities at all levels of the building spine (offset building core by elevator shafts), specifically the planned replacement of windows adjacent to the elevator core. This limited asbestos inspection was conducted according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures published in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 763, Subpart E – Asbestos-containing Materials in Schools and Colorado Regulation 8.
Trace asbestos, as well as mixed classification (ACM and Trace ACM) materials, were identified during the inspection along with ACM. SJRE made recommendations for point count analysis for final classification of the trace materials and for the abatement contractor to follow OSHA guidelines for mixed classification materials. SJRE also recommended the client hire a Certified Colorado State Abatement Contractor to remove ACM prior to renovations in accordance with EPA NESHAP regulations, CDPHE Regulation 8 and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101.