A fire broke out in the library at one of California’s top universities, severely damaging the newly renovated five-story wing and more than a mile of HVAC ductwork. Tests conducted by an independent hygienist also revealed the presence of lead in the soot fallout throughout the building. The facility was part of a multimillion dollar renovation that was days away from completion when the fire occurred.
ATI crews cleaned every inch of the massive 165,000-square-foot facility to ensure removal of the contaminated fallout. They cleaned all floors, ceilings, walls, fixtures, finishes, windows and doors. In addition, the architectural concrete was dry blasted.
The severely damaged HVAC ductwork was a major concern. The initial estimates of the costs to replace them were staggering, but ATI’s technical experts restored them instead.
As a result of ATI’s ready access to many workers and its in-house technical expertise, the entire space was cleaned and restored to pre-loss condition, saving the university millions of dollars in replacement costs.