Working with The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Architura was sub-contracted by Patriot Engineering, Inc to assist them with providing a study of environmental services for an (8) building campus located at the (VAMC) VA campus in Marion IL. Architura provided architectural design for these services. This involved the survey and assessment of building materials located on the hospital campus for lead-based paint (LBP).
The team of Patriot Engineering, Inc and Architura utilized a LBP survey and assessment approach similar to the protocol established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Survey work was accomplished through the collection of bulk samples and the use of an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. Assessment work was performed by visually estimating the condition of paint throughout the areas inspected. Overall, LBP survey and assessment work was performed for eight (8) buildings totaling over 350,000 square feet.
In addition, our team classified the survey results and provided a project report and Microsoft Excel® data tables for each building that included the sample location, component, substrate, paint condition, and lead concentration of the materials tested. Results of the survey work were also compiled onto AutoCAD® drawings that outlined the sample locations, areas of LBP, and areas of damaged LBP.
All LBP survey work was performed in accordance with guidelines established by HUD, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).