The FGE involvement set the stage for the hotel to employ 400 to 500 staffers including an entirely new project with a capacity for an 1,000 jobs to be built on a vacant lot adjacent to the hotel.
At completion, the 455-room hotel was renamed and the 66 upper-floor condominiums were selling in the low $300k's. Today, the hotel has three restaurants, including a sports bar and a high-end steakhouse. It has fulfilled its promise as one of the biggest and most significant renovation projects in the midwest.
Asbestos Abatement is Dangerous Stuff
Asbestos has been widely used in many building products because of its tensile strength and chemical and thermal resistance. However, asbestos is extremely hazardous to workers handling it and to others in the area when it gets into the air and is inhaled. Asbestos is a carcinogen that causes lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Because of this hazard during the asbestos removal stage, laws have been enacted to prevent asbestos exposures. State laws specify a minimum $250 per day fine for failure to obtain an asbestos report.
This fine can be applied to both the contractor and building owner. Additional fines may be applied if workers are exposed to airborne asbestos.
Building owners must have their buildings inspected for asbestos before construction, renovation and demolition activities.
Construction contractors - Disturbing asbestos materials during construction is a serious hazard. Before bidding or starting any construction work, they must obtain a written asbestos report from the building owner or owner's agent.
Asbestos abatement (removal) contractors anyone handling or removing asbestos in Indiana. Must be certified. Must also notify L&I of any asbestos abatement projects they are going to work on 10 days prior to starting.
Contact Ferguson Enterprises (FGE) for more information about Asbestos Abatement for you next project (large or small). FGE has offices in Baltimore, Birmingham, Indianapolis, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Toledo and St. Louis.
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