Commercial, Industrial and Residential Property
This is not a complete
list of our services. Please contact our main
office for additional information or for a confidential
consultation. Call 800-606-8007.
AN INTRODUCTION TO A.Q.
MANAGEMENT & CONTROL, INC.
A.Q. Management & Control,
Inc. (d.b.a. A.Q. Environmental) is a leading
organization of qualified environmental engineers,
and project managers providing comprehensive services
in the environmental field. Since 1990 our main
office is located at Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles,
BACKGROUND AND SERVICES
Our organization was founded
in 1985, specializing in asbestos removal services.
The company evolved and has taken the current
shape and name since 1991 to include full service
environmental contracting, engineering and consulting.
Our services include asbestos removal, lead abatement,
bio hazard cleaning, hazardous materials evaluation,
removal and hauling, demolition (hard and soft),
interior demolition, tenant improvement work,
fireproofing, re-insulation, consulting, Phase
I, II and III, underground and above ground fuel
storage tank removal, soil remediation, soil testing,
industrial cleaning, brownfield site closure,
waste handling and disposal, protective equipment
and heavy equipment rental. With increasing regulatory
pressure and increased stakes for environmentally
impaired property owners, operators and lenders
under the RCRA and the Comprehensive Environmental
Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA
or Superfund) A.Q. Management & Control increased
its expertise and experience in the environmental
field to serve its clients. We have conducted
thousands of environmental site clean ups, abatement
projects, waste disposal, environmental investigations,
environmental appraisals, hazardous materials
clean up projects and demolition projects. AQMC
has worked in many states throughout the U.S.,
in Europe and the Pacific Islands.
A.Q. Management & Control's
professional, technical staff and abatement staff
exceeds 100 employees and can provide the capability
required for a timely and qualified response that
our clients demand. We have in-house tenant improvement
crew, welding crew, scaffold erection crew, demolition
crew, asbestos removal crew and more. Our equipment
is state of the art and includes supplied air
respiratory protection for welders, sandblaster,
or abatement crew, underpressure equipment, vac
loader and more. As a service to related construction
firms we provide rental of safety equipment such
as supplied air respiratory protection equipment
or/and crew to welding firms and sand blasting
firms, under pressure air filtration equipment
and vac loaders to firms with a need for dust
control. A.Q. Management & Control's staff
is trained in health and safety procedures, emerging
regulations and techniques, undergoes routine
annual renewal training and medical surveillance
as part of our safety programs.
A.Q. Management & Control
will assemble a qualified team together for your
site/project specific needs. The team will be
structured so that each professional's expertise
is integrated to form a functional, cost effective
solution that will meet project scheduling and
be within the budget. The team typically consists
of a Project Manager with the full understanding
of all aspects of the project's requirements.
He/she has technical oversight, schedule and budget
control for the project. The project leader is
typically assigned by disciplines or phases of
the project, provides technical expertise and
manages field activities. Other professionals
and technicians, who support the project, report
directly to the project leader on site.
A.Q. Management & Control
has performed work on many sensitive projects
that have required confidentiality or secret clearance
by the US government. We are experienced in working
with sensitive projects where neighbors or tenants
fear of potential hazardous material or concern
is approached in a professional manner. Our approach
is designed to meet our client's site specific
QUALITY CONTROL/QUALITY ASSURANCE
Our programs and policies
include quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA)
procedures. The QC/QA work involves different
phases of our activities. One phase is laboratory
sampling and testing of air samples or soil samples
that has a built in "second opinion"
testing system. This means that for every 10-20
samples collected, depending on what media is
sampled, an additional test is done at another
laboratory. Another phase involves control by
a safety engineer. The safety engineer visits
job sites randomly, reviews documents, laboratory
reports, daily job logs, and other related documentation
to ensure proper procedures are followed and safety
programs are adhered to. Specifications and/or
regulations may call out for additional safety
inspections done by regulatory agencies or property
owner's representative. We have on most jobs worked
with agencies, consultants and owners representative.
Our extensive record keeping and documentation
ensures that all aspect of a job is well documented
to show compliance with specifications and regulations.
A.Q. Management & Control
maintains a library with laws, rules, regulations,
guidelines and reference literature related to
the environmental field. Some data are computerized
for quick access and cross-reference. This support
enables us to conduct compliance assessments for
our clients, throughout the country with the most
current versions of regulations and rules. Our
web site contains some general information on
a variety of hazardous materials, the web site
is under constant improvement. We have Internet
access to most environmental Internet web sites,
including OSHA, EPA, and most governmental branches.
This gives us access to most local, state and
federal rules and regulations and more. We have
in our computer system immediate access to most
MSDS sheets, domestic and foreign. This enables
us to e-mail or fax an MSDS sheet or a regulatory
section to our client within minutes.
Please look up our reference
page. Additional references for work within a
certain category or zip code can be submitted
REFERENCE PROJECT LOS ANGELIES
A 350 unit highrise building near completed construction had a high pressure sprinkler pipe burst on the top floor that resulted in a significant flood.
At night the automatic sprinkler alarm called the fire department to come out for an emergency. The fire department noticed no fire, no smoke nor damage so they re-set the alarm and left.
When workers arrived the next morning they discovered the flood, they shut off the water and started to mop out the water. The project manager called a drying company to bring dehumidifiers and fans. The drying effort was complicated and scattered since about 150 units were affected and drying was slow.
After several days mold growth started to show up in different places in may units.
Several consultants were hired, tested and dismissed by the project manager in an effort to eliminate the growing problem. All consultants were dismissed and after consensus by the building owner, the contractor, the project manager, the insurance companies and others it was decided that our company was hired to replace them for overall management of the restoration.
We devised a plan to quickly track all moisture, to documenting the extent of the leak, documenting the mold damage, suggesting solutions on drying efforts, conducting mold sampling of the 350 unit building and overseeing the mold removal work done by others. All parties involved agreed that our company of all consultants was best equipped since we had the competence, experience, the right equipment and methods to get the damage tracked, the moisture eliminated, and the mold removed in a timely manner to minimize the growing damage.
We used infrared cameras, digital cameras and moisture meters to track the moisture. We recorded all findings on floor plans and logs, turned over the documentation to the drying contractor for them to adjust drying efforts, placements of equipment etc. Since new mold growth was discovered during the process the extent of the wall/ceiling removal was expanded.
We posted some pictures from the project here.
Overall the loss resulted in damage and repair cost about $5 - $10 million.
INSURANCE AND BONDING
We have a standard one
to ten million-dollar General Liability Insurance.
The insurance company is California admitted with
a Best rating of A+ X. The Bonding Company is
State admitted with a Best rating of A+ X with
a domestic limit of four million dollars. Additional
information can be provided on request.
A.Q. Management & Control,
Inc. have demonstrated expertise in handling a
variety of hazardous materials services in many
emergency responses. We provide emergency response
crew for asbestos work and fire- and water damage
work. We respond to floods and emergency water
extraction. We would like to get pre-qualified
to respond to your future environmental needs.
We provide cost saving solutions to your environmental
projects, both large and small. We have developed
state-of-the-art turnkey environmental solutions
for the most complex environmental projects. Be
confident that someone will respond to your potential
emergency, contact our project managers to set
up all emergency procedures and means of contact.
We can add your company to our service list for
potential emergency response, we work with insurance
companies, building managers, insurance adjusters,
contractors and many others. Please contact us
for a confidential consultation or estimate.