Canadian provinces such as British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia require that a Hazardous Building Materials Assessment (HBMA) be completed for due-diligence purposes, prior to a planned renovation or demolition of a building. For all practicable purposes, the HBMA is synonymous with a DSS in Ontario.
Premier surveyors have experience with province-specific requirements for HBMA’s, such as those regulated by provincial Occupational Health and Safety Acts, and specified under codes of practice or guidance documents published by:
The following hazardous building materials are included in the standard HBMA:
The survey can also be expanded to include other potentially hazardous substances such as radioactive materials, and Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI).
Premier’s standard HBMA includes the following main elements:
Premier’s team of qualified building assessors have completed surveys in all size and type of building, from single-family homes to high-rise office buildings, or industrial facilities such as paper mills. We have the capacity to survey your portfolio of buildings across Canada quickly and efficiently, and we will provide a Senior Professional to be a single point of contact for all properties.
When requesting a HBMA, be sure to specify whether destructive sampling is possible. Additional materials are often identified when surveyors are able to view behind enclosed wall or ceiling spaces, and this can reduce the occurrence of unforeseen complications after construction has begun.
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