Te Whāriki Subdivision
This 350-Lot subdivision in Lincoln required numerous challenges to be addressed during the design and construction phases, and offers residents more than just a home.
Fraser Thomas has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of contaminated land. Contaminated land needs to be managed or remediated to protect people and the environment.
Asbestos containing material (ACM) has been largely used in the construction industry in New Zealand from the 1940s to 1990s. ACM is frequently found in industrial buildings, residential dwellings, commercial properties and glasshouses. Incorrect demolition of structures containing ACM can lead to soil contamination, while inappropriate disposal is another problem.
In the last three years, Fraser Thomas has carried out many environmental investigations focusing on ACM in soil and structures. These investigation involved collection of bulk/soil samples, preparation of Detailed Site Investigation (DSI) Reports, Remedial Action Plans (RAP) and preparation of Site Validation Reports (SVR).
In some cases, sufficient desktop information (e.g. building plan indicating “Super6 roofing”) can confirm whether ACM is present in buildings or not. However collection of soil samples or bulk samples is often required to confirm the presence/absence of asbestos.