The subject property improvements consisted of retail and storage spaces on the first floor and basement of the Knickerbocker Hotel. The hotel construction was initiated in 1902 and completed in 1906. The owner and retail tenants entered into an agreement that required environmental clearance. As part of the environmental clearance process, Targus observed suspect asbestos containing-material (ACM) to include various wall and ceiling systems (including wallboard, joint compound, and texture), plaster, resilient, flooring with mastic, terrazzo, thermal system insulation, spray-applied fireproofing, grout, and ceiling tiles. The environmental clearance required bulk sampling of suspect ACM installed prior to 2012, wipe, and air samples for asbestos analysis. The limited asbestos survey did not identify ACMs.
Based on the results of the survey, Targus prepared a report indicating that the contract obligation for environmental clearance had been met and no additional cleaning or remediation was warranted. Our project team conducted a site walk, reviewed prior documentation, provided sampling and monitoring services, and prepared an asbestos environmental clearance report.