Asbestos Abatement – Robinson A

Posted: August 8, 2018 at 9:18 am, Last Updated: September 26, 2018 at 9:22 am

On August 9–10, the asbestos abatement process will begin in Robinson Hall A, with an anticipated completion date of early September. All asbestos materials will be removed by a licensed abatement contractor using mandatory work practices designed to prevent the release of asbestos fibers. All waste material from the abatement will be secured in sealed bags for disposal at an approved waste facility.

Air monitoring will be conducted during abatement to verify that there is no release of asbestos fibers to areas outside the removal area, as well as at the end of abatement to confirm that no residual asbestos contamination exists inside the removal area itself.

With respect to potential cross-contamination between Robinson A and Robinson B:

  • The air handling systems for the two buildings are separate, so there is no risk of cross-contamination from shared HVAC systems.
  • A partition was added between Robinson A and B, sealing off Robinson A.
  • All removal activities will be happening through entrances and exits in Robinson A that are within the fenced construction area.

Throughout the asbestos abatement, building demolition, and new construction phases of the project, Mason’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety will continue to work with the project team to prevent safety and health risks to the campus community.

To see a copy of the Abatement Plan, or to ask other specific questions, contact Tom Golden at or Cathy Pinskey at

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