Hazardous Materials Design


Ambient’s NYS Department of Labor certified designers have broad design experience for the abatement of hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead, PCBs, mold, as well as soil remediation project design. All designs include hazardous materials specification sections and CAD removal drawings and comply with all NYS and EPA requirements. Ambient also has a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer on staff. Often times, when developing an asbestos abatement design, there will be the need for a site-specific variance in order for the removal to be completed.  Ambient is a recognized leader in New York State in the preparation, submission and approval of site-specific variances to allow for appropriate and cost-effective asbestos abatement that considers property conditions, worker safety and protection of human health and the environment.

Variances can relate to asbestos disturbance challenges, selective removal to support renovation and restoration, and cost-effective solutions related to demolition projects. We are intimately familiar with NYS Department of Labor Asbestos Variance procedures and offer practical solutions to difficult situations.  Our variance preparation experience is based on over 28 years of direct, hands-on experience working with contractors, owners and regulators in a wide variety of circumstances.  Our in-house experts are DOL-certified Project Designers experienced in preparing and submitting each variance petition.

  • Evaluation of site-specific conditions, hazards, safety concern and health issues
  • Applicable Variance, Blanket Variance, Site-Specific Variance, Multi-Site Variance
  • Compliance Assistance and Regulatory Negotiations
  • Planning and management of variance implementation

In addition to the hazardous material design requirements, Ambient has developed 100s of management plans for schools K-12 and for facility building owners/managers. Ambient Management Planners are fully-certified and experienced, allowing us to quickly assess existing and potential hazards posed by the presence of asbestos in buildings. Working with schools, building owners and/or managers, we recommend appropriate response actions to manage the asbestos containing materials for short-term and long-term protection.

Building Design Blueprints

Our Management Planners can take full responsibility for management of data associated with asbestos materials in a school or facility, response action planning and scheduling, and updating of the facility management plan as asbestos materials are abated. We are also well-qualified to coordinate any activities associated with asbestos operations and maintenance programs.

  • Develop a management plan for a facility
  • Assessing hazards and recommending appropriate response actions
  • Recommending periodic surveillance and inspection intervals based on identified hazards
  • Updating management plans upon completion of response actions