Noviion Engineering are committed to improving whole-life financial, environmental and social performance of built environments that combine comfort, function and beauty whilst remaining efficient and future-proof. The fast-moving nature of sustainability means that there are constantly changing technology, financial and policy issues, and as a result our expert team ensures our clients are updated on legislation changes.
Our engineers and scientists are able to complete asbestos identification reports. Asbestos Identification Inspections are used to determine the presence of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Samples may be taken for analysis and once the samples have been tested an Asbestos Register is then compiled about the analyzed and ‘presumed’ ACMs. This must be clearly displayed on the property to provide clear warning to occupants, visitors and tradesmen where asbestos is located.
Many ACMs are bonded or encapsulated and are not hazardous in this state. The problems occur when ACMs are demolished, drilled, cut, moved and the like. Accordingly, it is common for building approval authorities to ask for Asbestos Identification as part of the DA approvals process. Workplace safety legislation also obliges building owners to ensure safety and in some instances this will include identifying and dealing with ACMs.
Soil contamination is frequently identified during initial development works, on both green- and brown-field sites, and may also be identified during mandated due diligence works. To address these issues, environmental investigation and sampling works can identify the presence and distribution of soil contaminants, and help to manage these, before they are able to present a hazard to human health or the environment. Noviion Engineering offers a range of investigation and management services to address a variety of contaminants, site uses, and legal requirements.